Black Cat #62
(March 1958)

Harvey, 1946 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Home Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Thrill Adventure
Editing
Leon Harvey
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US (#1-58); Standard Silver Age US (#59-62)
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Cat Mystic / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Blue Fire (Table of Contents: 1)

fantasy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernest Schroeder
Inks
Ernest Schroeder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Bart Wallace [called Bert Wallace on first page]; Pedro (Mexican local)
Synopsis
Bart Wallace is sightseeing in Camerillo, Mexico. He mocks Pedro who talks about strange happenings. Suddenly Pedro is pulled into the air by a blue light, Wallace grabs hold and both are dropped when a USAF plane spooks their captor. Wallace thinks it strange that a plane could scare an interplanetary craft. Wallace searches for weeks for the strange light and when he eventually does see it shoots it with a rifle. The light moves over Camerillo which catches fire. It's not a craft but a space animal and flies away. Wallace remains searching for evidence, the only man left in Camerillo.
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The Has-Been (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
William Barnes (space captain); Second in command
Synopsis
A star ship coming in to land clips a communication tower. The captain says everyone is OK and he still has to land the ship. Men who fly star ships have to have excellent reflexes. The captain says that the landing should be all right but then overshoots the landing field. The second in command offers to take over but the captain says he's not too old to fly the ship and he's not ready to retire yet. Another approach takes them too close to a tower so the captain reluctantly hands control over. He leaves the ship knowing that was his last flight. He is now too old - at the age of 19.
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Rope Trick (Table of Contents: 3)

fantasy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernest Schroeder
Inks
Ernest Schroeder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Eric Burnside (Police detective); Chief of Police; Panama Pete (Criminal); Indian Fakir
Synopsis
Eric Burnside is not a successful detective. His chief sends him to India to chase after Panama Pete, a dangerous criminal. Eric asks a fakir if he knows where Pete is, the fakir points up a vertical rope. Suddenly Pete shoots at Eric, Eric pursues Pete through the market but loses him. Back with the fakir Eric climbs up the rope into clouds. The rope falls down as the fakir stops playing. Eric chases Pete through a strange land and, when he catches him, Pete has grown old. Pete is taken back to the USA where fingerprints prove who he is. After 10 years in prison he is now very old.
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The Man Who Never Smiled (Table of Contents: 4)

fantasy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Phil Fenton; Cedric Bradby; Gladys Lloyd; Mr Lloyd (Gladys's father); Two Hoodlums; Policeman
Synopsis
Mr Bradby gives Phil a final warning for misdelivering flowers. Phil is sent to deliver flowers to a theatre. He goes up an alley and then hears voices. Gladys Lloyd and her father are being threatened by two armed hoodlums. Mr Lloyd grapples with a hoodlum and a bullet nearly hits Phil. Phil turns to run when Gladys begs him not to go. He punches a hoodlum who disappears and then only Gladys is left. A policeman tells Phil that the Lloyds were killed 20 years ago. It's too late for a flower delivery and Phil is fired. He returns to the house where he hears Gladys's voice and smiles.
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Indexer Notes

The lead character is drawn to look like Frank Sinatra, and his boss to look like Arnold Stang, who together starred in the film The Man With The Golden Arm in 1955.

The Last Man On Earth (Table of Contents: 5)

fantasy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Ken Scott; Claire Nichols; Edmond Nichols [also spelled Edmund in the story] (Claire's father)
Synopsis
Inside a truck Claire tells Ken that she doesn't love him. Edmond pretends to be asleep in the back. Later Edmond explains the equipment on the truck is to induce vegetation to yield food for eating. After operating the equipment they find themselves in a lush jungle - the experiment has worked. They see a giant bison, a pterodactyl and a monster snake - they have gone back in time. They rest in a cave where Claire tells Ken that she loves him. Ken then saves Claire from a dinosaur. When they wake up Edmond realises they had shrunk and did not go back in time but Claire doesn't mind.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Cat Mystic
  2. 1. Blue Fire
    fantasy
  3. 2. The Has-Been
  4. 3. Rope Trick
    fantasy
  5. 4. The Man Who Never Smiled
    fantasy
  6. 5. The Last Man On Earth
    fantasy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Paul Robinson
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Brian Dobbelaere
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Stangas
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