Big Boy #40
(January 1960)

Arédit-Artima, 1956 Series
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Price
0.40 FRF; 5 BEF; 0.50 CHF
Pages
68
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mensuel
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
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[Masques défendus] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
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Masques défendus (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
fantasy (fantasy-supernatural)
Characters
Martin; Parker; Ellis; Jose
Synopsis
In South America Martin buys three fiesta masks from a street hawker. Jose tells Martin that his mask is the Mask of Mastery and there were two more masks, of Fear and Doom, made at the same time. Martin dons his mask and finds he can control animals. He sees Parker wearing the Mask of Fear and surrounded by fearful demons. He trips Parker up and the mask falls off and then he stamps it to pieces. They then see a train accident and a cart on fire caused by Ellis wearing the Mask of Doom. Martin dons his mask and orders animals to remove the other mask. Later all masks are destroyed.
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Indexer Notes

(First line from English language original) To me, they appeared to be three odd, but rather interesting fiesta masks--

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J'eus adopté un garçon martien (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Bernard Baily
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Bernard Baily
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Flèche Rapide au pied du mur (Table of Contents: 3)

Green Arrow & Speedy / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

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Jack Kirby
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L'Homme qui captura les ombres (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
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Sheldon Moldoff
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Super commerçant de l'espace (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Jim Mooney
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Jim Mooney
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Menace microscopique (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
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Genre
science-fiction (science fiction)
Characters
Professor Elliott Saunders; Marcus Drake; Tom (caretaker); newspaper reporter
Synopsis
Saunders and Drake find a microscopic animal that has been destroying their mineral specimens. They try to kill it and after many attempts leave it overnight under a positive ion beam. Next morning the lab is destroyed and footsteps lead through a hole in the wall. They follow the trail to a town under construction. The town caretaker escapes and warns them but then a ray from the creature melts their Jeep. Bullets also melt but then they notice that the windscreen of the jeep hasn't melted. They use a portable negative ion generator behind glass to shrink and destroy the creature.
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Indexer Notes

(First line from English language original) Weird enough were the strange disappearances of our country's most guarded secrets...

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Créatures camouflées (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
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Genre
science-fiction (science fiction)
Characters
Doctor Munston; Special Agent Blake
Synopsis
Munston cannot find out who is stealing from the missile testing base so calls in help. Blake arrives but finds nothing wrong with security and so sets up cameras to trap the thief. The film shows furniture coming to life and stealing items. They approach a couch which fights and almost defeats them until it is stunned when it falls onto a generator. Outside more creatures come to life and the captured creature shrinks out of sight. The creatures are followed to a crevice caused by a recent earthquake. They send a signal down the crevice which blows up some explosive in a stolen warhead.
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Indexer Notes

(First line from English language original) Weird enough were the strange disappearances of our country's most guarded secrets...

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Prestidigitateur criminel (Table of Contents: 8)

J'onn J'onzz / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
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Les Prisonniers de la cité secrète (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
George Roussos
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Masques défendus]
  2. 1. Masques défendus
  3. 2. J'eus adopté un garçon martien
  4. 3. Flèche Rapide au pied du mur
    Green Arrow & Speedy
  5. 4. L'Homme qui captura les ombres
  6. 5. Super commerçant de l'espace
  7. 6. Menace microscopique
  8. 7. Créatures camouflées
  9. 8. Prestidigitateur criminel
    J'onn J'onzz
  10. 9. Les Prisonniers de la cité secrète
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