([May] 2014)

Boardman Books, 2014 Series
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Volume
2
Price
[none listed]
Pages
96
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Boardman Books
ISBN
978-0-692-21133-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780692211335 90000
Editing
Matthew Gore
Color
color cover; color and black & white interior
Dimensions
8 1/2" x 11"
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
sword and sorcery

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Viking Warrior (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Richard Hook
Inks
Richard Hook

Genre
sword and sorcery
Keywords
viking

Indexer Notes

Previously unpublished piece, probably from the mid to late 1950's.

Newsstand Days... (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Matthew Gore
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
A recollection of the author's early days of comic fandom.

The Bloody Sword of the She-Devil (Table of Contents: 4)

Red Sonja / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Burton
Inks
David Burton

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Red Sonja

[La Reina de la Costa Negra Cover Gallery] (Table of Contents: 5)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
sword and sorcery

Indexer Notes

Reprints the covers to La Reina de la Costa Negra #2,8,11,13,16,20,38,47,51 and three more.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Barbarian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Hyatt
Pencils
Edward Cronin (illustration)
Inks
Edward Cronin (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Konar the Barbarian (first appearance)
Reprints

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

The Barbarian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Hyatt
Pencils
Edward Cronin (illustration)
Inks
Edward Cronin (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

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

The Barbarian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Hyatt
Pencils
Edward Cronin (illustration)
Inks
Edward Cronin (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

[The Martian Invasion] (Table of Contents: 9)

Doc Strong and the Isle of Right / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Sam Cooper
Inks
Sam Cooper
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Martians (villains); Stinky Jones (introduction, King of Mars); Doc Strong; Alice; Sampson
Synopsis
Doc Strong, Alice and Sampson are captured and taken to Mars.
Reprints
Keywords
Mars; Martians; robots

[The Coliseum of Mars] (Table of Contents: 10)

Doc Strong and the Isle of Right / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Martians (villains); Stinky Jones; Doc Strong; Sampson; Alice
Synopsis
Doc Strong and his gang discover that the King of Mars is really an old friend of Sampson's.
Reprints
Keywords
Mars; Martians; robot

[The Martians vs. the Barbarians] (Table of Contents: 11)

Doc Strong and the Isle of Right / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
George Mandel
Inks
George Mandel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Doc Strong; Alice; Sampson; Martians (no longer villains); Stinky Jones; Teena (villain, introduction); her barbarian tribe (villains, introductions)
Synopsis
Doc Strong and his crew return to Earth with the Martian army to battle Teena and her barbarians.
Reprints
Keywords
barbarians; Martians; robots; rocket ship

Indexer Notes

The art is identical to Mandel's work in Blue Bolt Comics v2#12.

[Prisoner of the Barbarians] (Table of Contents: 12)

Doc Strong and the Isle of Right / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
George Mandel
Inks
George Mandel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Doc Strong; Alice; Sampson; Martians (guest-stars); Gustav Ritter (villain); Edward Stuyvesant (villain); Teena barbarians (villains)
Synopsis
Doc has been taken prisoner by the barbarian hordes, led by Teena.
Reprints
Keywords
barbarians; Martians; robots

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Crom the Barbarian / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
John Giunta (signed)
Inks
John Giunta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the early days of the earth...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Crom (introduction); Lalla; Dwelf; Gwenna; Tanit, Queen of Ophir
Synopsis
Dwelf sends Crom on a quest to Ophir to retrieve some water from the Fountain of Eternal Youth.
Reprints
Keywords
barbarian

Indexer Notes

Script credit taken from GCD entry for original publication.

The Spider God of Akka! (Table of Contents: 14)

Crom the Barbarian / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
John Giunta [as Jay Gee](signed)
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Crom the Barbarian; Rou; Tanit; Lalla; Bokris
Synopsis
Crom kills a giant spider and returns Tanit to Ophir.
Reprints
Keywords
barbarians; spider

Indexer Notes

Script credit taken from GCD entry for original publication.

The Giant from Beyond (Table of Contents: 15)

Crom the Barbarian / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
John Giunta
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Crom the Barbarian; Tanit; Balthar the Terrible; Taka; Calla
Synopsis
A giant named Balthar raids Ophir's caravans. Crom takes an army to find and defeat him.
Reprints
Keywords
barbarian; giant

Indexer Notes

Credits taken from the GCD entry for the original publication.

Dara of the Vikings (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dara; Ford Robbins; Gene Dorn; Cyngar
Synopsis
Ford and Gene discover a land where Vikings still live and meet Dara, who they rescue from the evil Cyngar.
Reprints
Keywords
good girl; viking

Newsstand Days... (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Walker
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Recollections of the authors early days collecting comics.

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

King Kull / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Wehrle Jr.
Inks
Joe Wehrle Jr.

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Kull

Indexer Notes

Originally appeared in the fanzine Two Gun Raconteur.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Viking Warrior
  4. 3. Newsstand Days...
  5. 4. The Bloody Sword of the She-Devil
    Red Sonja
  6. 5. [La Reina de la Costa Negra Cover Gallery]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Barbarian
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Barbarian
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    The Barbarian
  10. 9. [The Martian Invasion]
    Doc Strong and the Isle of Right
  11. 10. [The Coliseum of Mars]
    Doc Strong and the Isle of Right
  12. 11. [The Martians vs. the Barbarians]
    Doc Strong and the Isle of Right
  13. 12. [Prisoner of the Barbarians]
    Doc Strong and the Isle of Right
  14. 13. ["In the early days of the earth..."]
    Crom the Barbarian
  15. 14. The Spider God of Akka!
    Crom the Barbarian
  16. 15. The Giant from Beyond
    Crom the Barbarian
  17. 16. Dara of the Vikings
  18. 17. Newsstand Days...
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    King Kull
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