(October 2001)

GT Labs, 2001 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.95 USD; 29.95 CAD
Pages
244
On-sale Date
2001-09-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Great Textronics Labs
Brand
G.T. Labs
ISBN
0-9660106-3-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780966010633 51995
Editing
?
Color
color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US; 6.75 in. x 10.125 in.
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; bond interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
graphic novel

Issue Notes

Introduction states, "We've fabricated some details in service of the story, but the characters said and did (most of) the things you'll read." Front matter states, "Some names, characters, places, and incidents are used fictitiously."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jeff Jones (credited as Jeffrey Jones) (painting)
Inks
Jeff Jones (credited as Jeffrey Jones) (painting)
Colors
Jeff Jones (credited as Jeffrey Jones) (painting)
Letters
typeset

Keywords
Desert; mushroom cloud

Indexer Notes

Painting entitled "Put That in Your Pipe and Smoke It," according to front matter. Two men in a desert setting, one slumped and walking away burdened by suitcases, the other puffing a mushroom cloud from his pipe. The figures may represent Leo Szilard and J. Robert Oppenheimer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ground Zero, Trinity: July 15, 1945

Indexer Notes

The Trinity test site

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ottaviani (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fallout

Indexer Notes

Title page; list of available books; introduction; front matter

Contents (Table of Contents: 4)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Prologue: 1996 (Table of Contents: 6)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Edward Teller (quotation)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Section title pages. Quote from Teller.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ottaviani (credited)
Pencils
Bernie Mireault (credited)
Inks
Bernie Mireault (credited)
Letters
Bernie Mireault ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So in the case of stroke, we always conduct a test for mental acuity.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Edward Teller; nurse
Synopsis
Nurses test their patient's acuity by asking if he is the famous Dr. Teller. No, he replies. I am the INFAMOUS Edward Teller.
Keywords
Hospital; nurse; scientist

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Birth (1932-1939) (Table of Contents: 9)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Szilard (quotation)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Section title pages. Quote from Szilard.

"Spring, 1933: London" (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ottaviani (credited); H. G. Wells (excerpt)
Pencils
Janine Johnston (credited); Chris Kemple (credited); Robin Thompson (credited) (layouts)
Inks
Janine Johnston (credited); Chris Kemple (credited)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski (credited); typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Leo Szilard; Sir William Beveridge; Albert Einstein; Alexander Sachs; Franklin D. Roosevelt
Synopsis
Szilard, having escaped Nazi Germany, visits Beveridge in London to discuss scientists' contributions to the coming war, then comes to an understanding of the nuclear chain reaction. In America he convinces Einstein to write the President about the prospects of a nuclear bomb. Sachs carries the letter to Roosevelt, who orders action on the matter.
Keywords
Atom; chain reaction; Germany; London; Nazi; physicist; physics; President; science; science fiction; scientist

Indexer Notes

Includes an eight-page interlude in which Szilard envisions the implications of The World Set Free, by H. G. Wells. Art in this interlude by Chris Kemple. Main story art by Robin Thompson and Janine Johnston.

Interlude (Table of Contents: 11)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Niels Bohr (quotation)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Section title pages. Quote from Bohr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ottaviani (credited)
Pencils
Bernie Mireault (credited)
Inks
Bernie Mireault (credited)
Letters
Bernie Mireault ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Columbia University faculty men's club.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Enrico Fermi; Leo Szilard
Synopsis
The excitable Szilard pesters Fermi about an atomic bomb, but Fermi remains doubtful.
Keywords
Columbia University; physicist; physics; science; scientist

School (1942) (Table of Contents: 13)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
J. Robert Oppenheimer (quotation); Wolfgang Pauli (quotation)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Section title pages. Quotes from Pauli and Oppenheimer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 35 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ottaviani (credited)
Pencils
Vincent Locke (credited as Vince Locke)
Inks
Vincent Locke (credited as Vince Locke)
Letters
Nate Pride (credited) (assists); Vincent Locke (credited as Vince Locke)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
University of California, Berkely June, 1942.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
J. Robert Oppenheimer; General Leslie R. Groves; Leo Szilard; Enrico Fermi
Synopsis
Oppenheimer bickers with Groves and other military personnel over security concerns, but together they drive the project forward. Szilard and Fermi quarrel over the atomic pile and scramble to find materials, but together they create the first nuclear reactor, and the first controlled chain reaction.
Keywords
Atom; atomic; atomic pile; Berkeley; chain reaction; Chicago; Columbia University; Manhattan Project; nuclear; nuclear reactor; physicist; physics; Second World War; University of Chicago; World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Interlude: A Los Alamos Primer (Table of Contents: 16)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Section title pages

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ottaviani (credited)
Pencils
Bernie Mireault (credited)
Inks
Bernie Mireault (credited)
Letters
Bernie Mireault ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Los Alamos.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
J. Robert Oppenheimer; General Leslie R. Groves
Synopsis
Groves is introduced to the scientists at Los Alamos, as Oppenheimer prepares to reveal their purpose.
Keywords
Los Alamos; Manhattan Project

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Work (1945) (Table of Contents: 19)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Norris Bradbury (quotation)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Section title pages. Note from Bradbury.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 42 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ottaviani (credited)
Pencils
Vincent Locke (credited as Vince Locke)
Inks
Vincent Locke (credited as Vince Locke)
Letters
Nate Pride (credited) (assists); Vincent Locke (credited as Vince Locke)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Manhattan engineering district.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
J. Robert Oppenheimer; General Leslie R. Groves; Bob Serber; Leo Szilard; Enrico Fermi
Synopsis
As most of the "Manhattan" scientists race to solve the final problems of the atomic bomb, Szilard campaigns against its use on Japan. The test blast at Trinity site is staggeringly successful.
Keywords
Atom bomb; atomic bomb; Los Alamos; Manhattan Project; New Mexico; nuclear bomb; physicist; physics; science; scientist

Interlude: "The Beginning or the End" (Table of Contents: 21)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Section title pages

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ottaviani (credited)
Pencils
Bernie Mireault (credited)
Inks
Bernie Mireault (credited)
Letters
Bernie Mireault ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hollywood.
Characters
Le Szilard; Gertrud [Trude] Weiss; federal agent
Synopsis
Szilard participates in making a movie on the Manhattan Project, then makes a speech calling the nation to reduce its military expenditures. He well knows that the small audience includes a federal agent keeping tabs on him.

Indexer Notes

Movie; surveillance

Death (1954- ) (Table of Contents: 23)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
H. G. Wells (quotation)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Section title pages. Quote from Wells.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 49 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ottaviani (credited); Kenneth D. Nichols (letter); J. Robert Oppenheimer (letter); Gordon Gray (letter); Thomas A. Morgan (letter); Lloyd K. Garrison (letter)
Pencils
Steve Lieber (credited)
Inks
Steve Lieber (credited)
Letters
Steve Lieber (credited); typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hm... Szilard says here that with all I know...
Characters
J. Robert Oppenheimer; Lloyd K. Garrison; Harry S. Truman; General Leslie R. Groves; Hans Bethe; Enrico Fermi; I.I. Rabi; Edward Teller; Roger Robb; Gordon Gray; Henry De Wolfe Smyth
Synopsis
At the height of McCarthyism, Oppenheimer is charged as a security risk. In government hearings he reviews his past Communist associations, which were well-known and mostly ended when he headed the Manhattan Project, but confesses that he lied about certain facts. Bethe, Rabi, and Fermi support him. Groves defends Oppenheimer's loyalty, but concedes that he would not be security cleared under 1954 standards. Teller concedes Oppy's loyalty, but considers him a security risk because he is not enthusiastic about the hydrogen bomb. Oppenheimer's security clearance is withdrawn.
Keywords
Communism; Communist; disloyalty; fellow traveler; H-bomb; hydrogen bomb; loyalty; Manhattan Project; McCarthyism; Red Scare; security

Indexer Notes

Includes lengthy marginal extracts from letters and transcripts concerning the case.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Epilogue (1960) (Table of Contents: 26)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Szilard (quotation)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Section title pages. Quote from Szilard.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ottaviani (credited)
Pencils
Bernie Mireault (credited)
Inks
Bernie Mireault (credited)
Letters
Bernie Mireault ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, yes they're all afraid of me but I don't know why.
Characters
Leo Szilard; Gertrud [Trude] Weiss Szilard; Hans Bethe
Synopsis
Szilard is in the hospital with a self-designed radiation treatment, but annoys both Trude and the nurses by his behavior. He says that he will write down all the facts of what went on during the war, not for publication, just for God. Kidded that God already knows the facts, Szilard replies, "Maybe... but not this version."
Keywords
Hospital; radiation treatment

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Notes and References (Table of Contents: 29)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ottaviani (credited)
Pencils
Eddy Newell (credited) (illustrations)
Inks
Eddy Newell (credited) (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Leo Szilard; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Albert Einstein; Kenneth D. Nichols; General Leslie R. Groves; Enrico Fermi; Hans Bethe; Leona Marshall; Kenneth T. Bainbridge
Keywords
Model sheet

Indexer Notes

Section title pages; quote from Samuel Johnson; chapter end notes; references; character model sheets

The Artists (Table of Contents: 30)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introductions to the author, artists, and letterers

Leo Szilard (Table of Contents: 31)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Ottaviani (credited)
Pencils
Eddy Newell (credited)
Inks
Eddy Newell (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Leo Szilard; Albert Einstein
Keywords
physicist; physics; Science; scientist

Indexer Notes

Sketch and short biography of Szilard

J. Robert Oppenheimer (Table of Contents: 32)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Ottaviani (credited)
Pencils
Eddy Newell (credited)
Inks
Eddy Newell (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
J. Robert Oppenheimer

Indexer Notes

Sketch and short biography of Oppenheimer

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ground Zero, Trinity: July 17, 1945

Indexer Notes

Trinity site after the blast

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)