The Simon and Kirby Library #[nn] - Superheroes
(October 2010)

Titan, 2010 Series
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Price
49.95 USD; 35.00 GBP; 62.00 CAD
Pages
488
On-sale date
2010-10 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Titan Books
Brand
Titan Books
ISBN
978-1-84856-365-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781848563650 54995
Editing
Steve Saffel
Color
color
Dimensions
7.75" x 11.5"
Paper Stock
bond
Binding
hardcover with dust jacket
Publishing Format
collected editions

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Front cover of dustjacket.

Stuntman Battles a New Menace on Terror Island (Table of Contents: 1)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon
Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Stuntman; The Panda

Indexer Notes

On cover of book. Wraparound cover, slightly cropped.

Stuntman Crowns a Jungle Lord (Table of Contents: 2)

Stuntman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Stuntman; Ozzie Meeker

Indexer Notes

Opening spread of unpublished story, slightly cropped. On endpapers.

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman
Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ? (spot illustrations)
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The 1940's. War & Peace (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Simon
Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ? (spot illustration)
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[The Whistler] (Table of Contents: 7)

Black Owl / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon; Al Avison; Al Gabriele
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Owl [Doug Danville]; The Whistler (first appearance; villain); Arnold Goodrich (first appearance); Excalibur (first appearance; King Arthur's sword)
Synopsis
Black Owl gains full costume.
Reprints

[The Return of the Whistler] (Table of Contents: 8)

Black Owl / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Kirby

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Owl [Doug Danville]; The Whistler (villain; death)
Synopsis
Excalibur is lost at sea.
Reprints

[The Menace of Madame Mystery] (Table of Contents: 9)

Black Owl / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Characters
The Black Owl [Doug Danville]; Madame Mystery (first appearance; villain); Barney Dunn (first appearance)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Stuntman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
Jack Kirby
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Stuntman
Reprints
Keywords
circuses; tightropes; trapezes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Stuntman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Killer in the Big Top! (Table of Contents: 12)

Stuntman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Stuntman (Fred Drake introduction and origin); Don Daring (intro); Sandra Sylvan(inro); Alfred Babcock (intro); Maxwell Forbes (intro); Flying Apollos (intro and death); Ian Spine (Intro); Felix Black (villain intro and death))
Reprints

The Crime On Cauliflower Row (Table of Contents: 13)

Stuntman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Herman Glassjaw (intro); The Fisticuff Fraternity
Reprints

[Don't Miss the Next Big Issue of ...] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

House of Madness (Table of Contents: 15)

Stuntman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Chalker (villain Intro)
Reprints

Curtain Call for Death (Table of Contents: 16)

Stuntman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Gil Golden (villain, introduction, death); Wendell Spencer (Death); Anton Thorax
Reprints

The Rescue of Robin Hood (Table of Contents: 17)

Stuntman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Will Stout (intro); John Granger; the Mysterious Elves of the Woodland (a lodge)
Reprints

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

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Unpublished cover for Stuntman (Harvey, 1942 Series) #3.

Rest Camp For Criminals (Table of Contents: 19)

Stuntman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Diamond's Curse (Table of Contents: 20)

Stuntman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Stuntman Battles a New Menace on Terror Island (Table of Contents: 21)

Stuntman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Stuntman; the Panda

Indexer Notes

Opening page spread of unpublished story.

Stuntman Brings to Justice the Evil Sons of M. LeBlanc (Table of Contents: 22)

Stuntman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Stuntman; the Rapier; the Lash; the Tumbler

Indexer Notes

Opening page spread of unpublished story.

Stuntman Crowns a Jungle Lord (Table of Contents: 23)

Stunt / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Stuntman; Ozzie Meeker

Indexer Notes

Previously unpublished story.

Trapped in Wax (Table of Contents: 24)

The Vagabond Prince / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vagabond Prince; Chief Justice; Boss Tweed

Indexer Notes

Previously unpublished story possibly intended for Boy Explorers Comics (Harvey, 1946 Series) #2. Text in final frame reads: "If you live to be two thousand years old ... you will never read a more mysterious and startling story than "The Madness of Doctor Altu" with the Vagabond Prince and Roger ... in the next big issue of Boy Explorers Comics!"

The Madness of Dr. Altu (Table of Contents: 25)

Vagabond Prince / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Vagabond Prince; Dr. Altu (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Death-Trap De Luxe (Table of Contents: 26)

Vagabond Prince / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby (page 1); Joe Simon (pages 2-10)
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Mr. Magna (Intro, Dies, villain); Vagabond Prince; Chief Justice; The Jester
Reprints

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

Fighting American / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Looks like the cover for an issue of Fighting American (Prize, 1954 Series), but none issued look like this one.

The 1950's. Fighting Americans (Table of Contents: 28)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Simon
Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ? (spot illustration)
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Man from the World of D (Table of Contents: 29)

Captain 3-D / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mort Meskin; Steve Ditko (assist)
Colors
Harry Mendryk
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain 3-D (introduction; origin); Danny Davis (introduction); Cat People (villain; introduction)
Reprints

The Menace of the Living Dolls (Table of Contents: 30)

Captain 3-D / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mort Meskin; Steve Ditko (assist)
Colors
Harry Mendryk
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Tigra (villain); Cat People (villain)
Reprints

Iron Hat McGinty and His Destruction Gang (Table of Contents: 31)

Captain 3-D / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mort Meskin; Steve Ditko (assist)
Colors
Harry Mendryk
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron-Hat McGinty (introduction; villain)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Fighting American / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
Jack Kirby
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who is the Fighting American?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American; Speedboy
Reprints

Break the Spy Ring! (Table of Contents: 33)

Fighting American / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
Jack Kirby
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Martha Von Lohded; Mary Stewart; Peter Piper
Synopsis
Nelson Flagg's older brother, Johnny, is killed by enemies of America. The Army transfers Nelson's brain into Johnny's body to create the Fighting American, who tracks down and captures Peter Piper and his gang.
Reprints
Keywords
Cold War

Track Down the Baby Buzz Bombs (Table of Contents: 34)

Fighting American / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
Jack Kirby
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Nelson Flagg; Johnny Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Von Feygel
Synopsis
Speedboy helps the Fighting American stop Von Feygel from attacking Johnny Flagg with miniaturized remote controlled buzz-bombs.
Reprints
Keywords
buzz bomb; Cold War

Duel to the Finish Line! (Table of Contents: 35)

Fighting American / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
Jack Kirby
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Mary Grady; Gnortz; Bohltz; Dan Grady
Synopsis
Enemy agents kill race car driver Dan Grady before the big European race but the Fighting American takes his place and wins the auto race.
Reprints
Keywords
auto racing; Cold War; Eiffel Tower; France

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Fighting American / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Jack Kirby (signed by Joe Simon)
Colors
Jack Kirby
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Throw them down the sky well!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]
Reprints

The League of the Handsome Devils! (Table of Contents: 37)

Fighting American / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Nelson Flagg; Johnny Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Big Deal [Sleppinger] (first appearance, villain); the Handsome Devils (first appearance, villains); Mike Malone; Adam Sanfield
Synopsis
The Fighting American and Speedboy battle a group of muggers who kill their victims and are only identified as "handsome devils" by eye witnesses.
Reprints
Keywords
mugging

Find the King of the Crime Syndicate (Table of Contents: 38)

Fighting American / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Nelson Flagg; Johnny Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Doubleheader [Casper Dewberry] (first appearance, villain); Mary Stewart
Synopsis
Doubleheader has created a device to fling energy which he uses to fix various sporting events and to help him win at gambling. The Fighting American and Speedboy put an end to his criminal enterprise.
Reprints
Keywords
gambling

Investigate the City of Ghouls (Table of Contents: 39)

Fighting American / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Nelson Flagg; Johnny Flagg]; Mary Stewart; Gen. Dragonin (first appearance, villain, death); Blaggart (first appearance, villain, death); Ghosts of Shasta (first appearance, villain, death)
Synopsis
The Fighting American and Speedboy, along with Mary, are captured by Reds and taken to Mount Shasta where a battle ensues between the Reds and the Ghosts of Shasta. Both sides are destroyed when Fighting American calls in an air strike.
Reprints
Keywords
air strike; anti-aircraft; California; Cold War; communist; G-Man; Mount Shasta; Reds; subway

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

Fighting American / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Jack Kirby (signed by Joe Simon)
Colors
Jack Kirby
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't laugh -- they're not funny -- "
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Hotsky Trotsky; Poison Ivan
Reprints

The Man Who Sold Out Liberty! (Table of Contents: 41)

Fighting American / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Square-Hair Malloy (first appearance, villain, death)
Synopsis
The Fighting American and Speedboy battle Square-Hair Malloy on top of the Statue of Liberty.
Reprints
Keywords
FBI; Statue of Liberty

Stranger from Paradise (Table of Contents: 42)

Speedboy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Vladimir and his family (first appearance)
Synopsis
A boy in a communist country writes Speedboy a letter.
Reprints
Keywords
Cold War; communism

[Poison Ivan and Hotsky Trotski] (Table of Contents: 43)

Fighting American / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Poison Ivan (villain); Hotski Trotski (first appearance, villain)
Synopsis
Poison Ivan and his companion Hotski Trotski spread anti-American propaganda to neighborhood children.
Reprints
Keywords
Cold War; propaganda

Indexer Notes

Title from the cover of the original issue.

Z Food! (Table of Contents: 44)

Fighting American / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; John (first appearance, villain); Marsha (first appearance, villain); Rammerhead (first appearance, villain); Schwartz; Fodrick; Nutwelder J. Cloudball; Crawlby Wormwood; Comrade Farkriminisch
Synopsis
Scientists have created "Z Food" which turns the eater into what they think they are. The Fighting American and Speedboy must keep it out of communist hands.
Reprints
Keywords
Cold War; communists

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

Fighting American / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
Jack Kirby
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Listen, Rhode Island Red!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Rhode Island Red; Yuscha Liffso
Reprints

Tokyo Run-Around! (Table of Contents: 46)

Fighting American / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Ginza Goniff (first appearance, villain, death); Massamuttin (first appearance, villain); Madame Butterscotch (first appearance); Togo (first appearance); Uncle Samurai (first appearance)
Synopsis
An American pilot is shot down in the ocean by a communist submarine. The pilot makes his way to Tokyo where he is caught between Japanese mobsters and communist secret agents, but the Fighting American and Speedboy are there to rescue him.
Reprints
Keywords
Cold War; communists; Japan; pickpocket; submarine; Tokyo

Home-Coming Year 3000 (Table of Contents: 47)

Fighting American / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Johnny Flagg; Dan Sprite; Starman Zero; Kleeter
Synopsis
Johnny Flagg goes to sleep and dreams of the future, when Starman Zero returns from a distant planet telling tales of the strange aliens he met there.
Reprints
Keywords
alien; dream; space travel

Indexer Notes

dream adventure

Johnny and Dan do not appear as the Fighting American or Speedboy in this story but only as their civilian selves.

Operation Wolf! (Table of Contents: 48)

Fighting American / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Rimsky (first appearance, villain); Korsakoff (first appearance, villain); Doraymirio Wolfirosoff (first appearance, villain); Rhode Island Red (first appearance, villain); Count Yuscha (first appearance, villain); Sawdoff (first appearance, villain); Geegee La Swill
Synopsis
Rhode Island Red and her gang use Doraymirio Wolfirosoff to swindle rich single females out of their money to help fund their communist plots.
Reprints
Keywords
Cold War; communist; playboy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

Fighting American / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
Jack Kirby
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]
Reprints
Keywords
alligator; swamp

Jiseppi the Jungle Boy (Table of Contents: 50)

Fighting American / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Jiseppi (first appearance); Sir Cedric Hardwhack; Pamela Hardwhack; Pastrami (tiger); Fat Maria
Synopsis
Fighting American and Speedboy travel to India to find a jungle boy who has stolen a hydrogen bomb from the communists.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; Cold War; communist; hydrogen bomb; jungle

The Year Bender (Table of Contents: 51)

Fighting American / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Prof. Dyle Twister (first appearance); Gregory
Synopsis
Speedboy rescues Gregory, a scrawny kid who is being picked on by bullies. Gregory's grandfather has invented a time machine that accidentally takes them all 3000 years in the past.
Reprints
Keywords
bull; bullying; elephant; exercise; time machine

Invisible Irving, the Great Nothing! (Table of Contents: 52)

Fighting American / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Invisible Irving (first appearance; villain); Freddy Fowlup
Synopsis
Invisible Irving escapes from Alcatraz and sets up a racket brainwashing people and getting them to steal from their employers.
Reprints
Keywords
Alcatraz prison; invisibility

Indexer Notes

Story swiped from Starman story in Adventure Comics #77, per Harry Mendryk's blog at the Kirby Museum.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53)

Fighting American / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
Jack Kirby
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Zoot! Fighting American and Speedboy are putty in the hands of the great Ali Ghazam!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Ali Ghazam
Reprints

Deadly Doolittle (Table of Contents: 54)

Fighting American / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Icy-Fingers McTouch; Stumblebaum; Stickpin; Iggy; Marilyn Biltrite; Deadly Doolittle; Munneybelt; Hooley
Synopsis
Marilyn Biltrite steals Munneybelt's diamonds but the mob is on her tail. Fighting American saves her and gives her a chance to turn her life around.
Reprints
Keywords
diamonds; mob; organized crime

Super-Khakalovitch... (Table of Contents: 55)

Fighting American / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Super Khakalovitch; Charity Bizarre
Synopsis
Communists send their "superman", Super Khakalovitch, to America to kill Fighting American but once he arrives in America he decides he likes it better than his homeland.
Reprints
Keywords
body odor; Cold War; Communist; Turkish Bath

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 56)

Fighting American / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
Jack Kirby
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Fighting American! The horses have sprouted wings!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Professor
Reprints

Sneak of Araby (Table of Contents: 57)

Fighting American / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Little Abdul (first appearance, villain); Col. Flopkin (first appearance, villain); Scarlet O'Haircut (first appearance, villain); Ali Bubu; Shishkabob the Sorcerer; Shashlik; Alikhan
Synopsis
A genie takes Fighting American and Speedboy to Kishmir on the Desert, in the Middle East, to stop the communists from getting the oil owned by Little Abdul.
Reprints
Keywords
communist; desert; genie; oil; sneezing powder

Three Coins in the Pushcart (Table of Contents: 58)

Fighting American / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice ?; Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Skudnik; Yakfoot; Grummel; Gorgeous Georgia [Gloria Swandive]
Synopsis
Communists send three agents, dressed as the Fighting American, to sabotage his reputation.
Reprints
Keywords
communists; sabotage

Indexer Notes

Greg Theakson, via the GCD Error List (5 April 2008), challenged the original indexer's crediting of the pencils to Jack Kirby. John Prentice pencils per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog. Carl Wessler script per Robin Snyder, via Wessler's record books.

About Space-Face (Table of Contents: 59)

Fighting American / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; 20-20 (first appearance, villain); Skurvee (first appearance, villain); Space-Face (first appearance, an alien); Mister Sharp; Lucy Liverwurst
Synopsis
Someone is stealing government secrets and the prime suspect is the alien Space-Face.
Reprints
Keywords
communist; space alien

Indexer Notes

Wessler script per Robin Snyder, via Wessler's record books. Originally titled "Out of This World".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 60)

Fighting American / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look out! It's Round Robin!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Round Robin
Reprints

Round Robin (Table of Contents: 61)

Fighting American / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Fergusen ?; Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Round Robin (introduction); Yakima Fuldoon; Floyd Dragnet
Synopsis
Police chief Floyd Dragnet calls on Fighting American and Speedboy to help capture the crook Round Robin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One page cut compared to original appearance.

Roman Scoundrels (Table of Contents: 62)

Fighting American / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Fergusen ?

Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Commissar Yutz (villain, introduction, death); Shepard Shoestring (introduction); Rupert Blatzbier (introduction); Theda Barracuda (introduction); Eric Von Junkheap (introduction)
Synopsis
Fighting American and Speedboy travel to Hollywood to be in a motion picture but the movie is being directed by communists who want to kill them.
Reprints
Keywords
communist; Hollywood; movie set

The Secret of Yafata's Moustache (Table of Contents: 63)

Fighting American / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Fergusen ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Viva Yafata [Harvey Nibble] (villain, introduction); Bosworth Nibble; La Mombo; El Ropo (villain, introduction); Jispers
Synopsis
Bosworth Nibble contacts the Fighting American to ask him to go to Mexico to find his son, Harvey Nibble, who he believes has been captured by bandits.
Reprints
Keywords
bandits; firing squad; Mexico

The Beef Box (Table of Contents: 64)

Fighting American and Speedboy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American; Speedboy
Reprints

The Mad Inker (Table of Contents: 65)

Fighting American / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; The Mad Inker [Inky]
Synopsis
Inky, the inker of the Fighting American comic book goes on a crime spree.
Reprints
Keywords
octopus

Indexer Notes

Previously unpublished story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 66)

The Double Life of Private Strong / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints
Keywords
extraterrestrials; missiles

Meet Lancelot Strong, The Man with the Double Life (Table of Contents: 67)

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Intro page.

The Double Life of Private Strong (Table of Contents: 68)

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Characters
The Shield
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin.

Spawn of the "X" World! (Table of Contents: 69)

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Characters
The Shield
Reprints

Sneak Attack (Table of Contents: 70)

The Shield / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon
Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Combination comic story and promo introducing The Shield, featured in The Double Life of Private Strong, the second issue of which is shown and advertised as "Now On Sale!".

Mystery of the Vanished Wreckage (Table of Contents: 71)

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Characters
The Shield
Reprints

The Menace of the Micro-Men! (Table of Contents: 72)

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Characters
The Shield
Reprints

The Strange Case of Lovable Lou the Toy Master (Table of Contents: 73)

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon
Pencils
Al Williamson; Larry Ivie
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson ?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Ultra-Sonic Spies (Table of Contents: 74)

The Double Life of Private Strong / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson ?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 75)

The Fly / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

The Strange New World of the Fly (Table of Contents: 76)

The Fly / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin.

The Fly Discovers His Buzz Gun (Table of Contents: 77)

The Fly / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Reprints

Come into My Parlor (Table of Contents: 78)

The Fly / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Characters
The Fly; Spider Spry (first appearance)
Reprints

Tim O'Casey's Wrecking Crew (Table of Contents: 79)

The Fly / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fly; Tim O'Casey
Reprints

Marco's Eyes (Table of Contents: 80)

The Fly / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fly [Tommy Troy]; Mister Marco; Dolly; Slats Dillon; J.B. Bascombe
Reprints

The Hideout (Table of Contents: 81)

The Fly / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Combination comic story and promo, advertising next issue of Adventures of the Fly (Archie, 1959 Series).

Tim O'Casey's Wrecking Crew! (Table of Contents: 82)

The Fly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon
Pencils
Dick Ayers; Joe Simon (see notes)
Inks
Paul Reinman; Joe Simon (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fly [Tommy Troy]; Tim O'Casey; Bertrand; Drews; Finn MacCool; Mr. March
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Joe Simon may have pencilled and/or inked pages 1;3-4, with Ayers/Reinman on the remainder. Info per Nick Caputo, May 2013.

Bonus Gallery (Table of Contents: 83)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reproduction of three covers and one lead page. Includes unused covers for Stuntman (Harvey, 1946 Series) #2, and Thrills of Tomorrow (Harvey, 1954 Series) #22.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 84) (Expand) /

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

Coming Soon (Table of Contents: 85) (Expand) /

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

Stuntman Crowns a Jungle Lord (Table of Contents: 86)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Opening spread of unpublished story, slightly cropped. On endpapers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 87) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Stuntman Battles a New Menace on Terror Island
  3. 2. Stuntman Crowns a Jungle Lord
    Stuntman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Introduction
  7. 6. The 1940's. War & Peace
  8. 7. [The Whistler]
    Black Owl
  9. 8. [The Return of the Whistler]
    Black Owl
  10. 9. [The Menace of Madame Mystery]
    Black Owl
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Stuntman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stuntman
  13. 12. Killer in the Big Top!
    Stuntman
  14. 13. The Crime On Cauliflower Row
    Stuntman
  15. 14. [Don't Miss the Next Big Issue of ...]
  16. 15. House of Madness
    Stuntman
  17. 16. Curtain Call for Death
    Stuntman
  18. 17. The Rescue of Robin Hood
    Stuntman
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. Rest Camp For Criminals
    Stuntman
  21. 20. The Diamond's Curse
    Stuntman
  22. 21. Stuntman Battles a New Menace on Terror Island
    Stuntman
  23. 22. Stuntman Brings to Justice the Evil Sons of M. LeBlanc
    Stuntman
  24. 23. Stuntman Crowns a Jungle Lord
    Stunt
  25. 24. Trapped in Wax
    The Vagabond Prince
  26. 25. The Madness of Dr. Altu
    Vagabond Prince
  27. 26. Death-Trap De Luxe
    Vagabond Prince
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Fighting American
  29. 28. The 1950's. Fighting Americans
  30. 29. The Man from the World of D
    Captain 3-D
  31. 30. The Menace of the Living Dolls
    Captain 3-D
  32. 31. Iron Hat McGinty and His Destruction Gang
    Captain 3-D
  33. 32. ["Who is the Fighting American?"]
    Fighting American
  34. 33. Break the Spy Ring!
    Fighting American
  35. 34. Track Down the Baby Buzz Bombs
    Fighting American
  36. 35. Duel to the Finish Line!
    Fighting American
  37. 36. ["Throw them down the sky well!"]
    Fighting American
  38. 37. The League of the Handsome Devils!
    Fighting American
  39. 38. Find the King of the Crime Syndicate
    Fighting American
  40. 39. Investigate the City of Ghouls
    Fighting American
  41. 40. ["Don't laugh -- they're not funny -- ""]
    Fighting American
  42. 41. The Man Who Sold Out Liberty!
    Fighting American
  43. 42. Stranger from Paradise
    Speedboy
  44. 43. [Poison Ivan and Hotsky Trotski]
    Fighting American
  45. 44. Z Food!
    Fighting American
  46. 45. ["Listen, Rhode Island Red!"]
    Fighting American
  47. 46. Tokyo Run-Around!
    Fighting American
  48. 47. Home-Coming Year 3000
    Fighting American
  49. 48. Operation Wolf!
    Fighting American
  50. 49. [no title indexed]
    Fighting American
  51. 50. Jiseppi the Jungle Boy
    Fighting American
  52. 51. The Year Bender
    Fighting American
  53. 52. Invisible Irving, the Great Nothing!
    Fighting American
  54. 53. ["Zoot! Fighting American and Speedboy are putty in the hands of the great Ali Ghazam!"]
    Fighting American
  55. 54. Deadly Doolittle
    Fighting American
  56. 55. Super-Khakalovitch...
    Fighting American
  57. 56. ["Look, Fighting American! The horses have sprouted wings!"]
    Fighting American
  58. 57. Sneak of Araby
    Fighting American
  59. 58. Three Coins in the Pushcart
    Fighting American
  60. 59. About Space-Face
    Fighting American
  61. 60. ["Look out! It's Round Robin!"]
    Fighting American
  62. 61. Round Robin
    Fighting American
  63. 62. Roman Scoundrels
    Fighting American
  64. 63. The Secret of Yafata's Moustache
    Fighting American
  65. 64. The Beef Box
    Fighting American and Speedboy
  66. 65. The Mad Inker
    Fighting American
  67. 66. [no title indexed]
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  68. 67. Meet Lancelot Strong, The Man with the Double Life
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  69. 68. The Double Life of Private Strong
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  70. 69. Spawn of the "X" World!
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  71. 70. Sneak Attack
    The Shield
  72. 71. Mystery of the Vanished Wreckage
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  73. 72. The Menace of the Micro-Men!
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  74. 73. The Strange Case of Lovable Lou the Toy Master
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  75. 74. The Ultra-Sonic Spies
    The Double Life of Private Strong
  76. 75. [no title indexed]
    The Fly
  77. 76. The Strange New World of the Fly
    The Fly
  78. 77. The Fly Discovers His Buzz Gun
    The Fly
  79. 78. Come into My Parlor
    The Fly
  80. 79. Tim O'Casey's Wrecking Crew
    The Fly
  81. 80. Marco's Eyes
    The Fly
  82. 81. The Hideout
    The Fly
  83. 82. Tim O'Casey's Wrecking Crew!
    The Fly
  84. 83. Bonus Gallery
  85. 84. ["Joe Simon and Jack Kirby worked in ..."]
  86. 85. Coming Soon
  87. 86. Stuntman Crowns a Jungle Lord
  88. 87. ["Here you'll see stories and characters ..."]
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