(1989)

Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
?
Pages
216
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Taylor Publishing Company
ISBN
0-87833-659-1 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Mike Benton (credited) (editor); Dale Crain (credited) (design)
Color
color
Dimensions
9.375" x 12.375"
Paper Stock
glossy
Binding
hardcover with dust jacket
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

"Photography by Laura Benton."

The individual issues of this series are each less than 50% comics. Only comics sequences are indexed and cover scans are accepted only if the issue has 10% indexed comics content.

The Comic Book in America: An Illustrated History (Table of Contents: 1)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
by Mike Benton

Indexer Notes

Logo and grid of ten comic book covers. Grid continues on back cover with 16 more comic book covers, so I guess it makes it a wraparound cover.

[Cover] (Table of Contents: 2)

cover / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Hardcover is plain black.

[Blank Pages] (Table of Contents: 3)

blank page(s) / 3 pages (report information)


Indexer Notes

The inside front cover and stiff paper filler are blank deep maroon colored paper.

The Comic Book in America: An Illustrated History (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page with logo text only.

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents: 5)

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


Indexer Notes

Reverse of first title page is blank.

The Comic Book in America: An Illustrated History (Table of Contents: 6)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Cover logo in color on title page with no illustration. Indicia on reverse of page.

[Dedication and Acknowledgements] (Table of Contents: 7)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Benton
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To the Comic Book Makers, Past, Present, and Future

Indexer Notes

Brief (two line) dedication in small type on the first page and list of names of those who helped with the book on the second page.

Contents (Table of Contents: 8)

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie Andrew; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Donald Duck

Indexer Notes

Table of contents, with two small illustrations.

Blank Page (Table of Contents: 9)

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


Indexer Notes

Reverse of last page of table of contents is blank.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 10)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Benton
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once upon a time, there were no comic books.

Blank Page (Table of Contents: 11)

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


Indexer Notes

Reverse of introduction is blank.

I. The Comic Book Story (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 60.5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Benton
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Year-by-year summary of comics from 1933 to 1989. Also one page article on comics 1896-1932.

Indexer Notes

Many small comic cover reproductions in addition to those with reprint links.

[Famous Funnies #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 13)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Jon Mayes (signed)
Inks
Jon Mayes (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Mutt; Jeff; Rudolph Rassendale; Nipper Tucker; Pop; Dixie Dugan; The Skipper; "Good Deed" Dotty; guy in checked suit; Spot (dog)
Reprints

[Detective Comics #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 14)

Bruce Nelson / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Vin Sullivan
Inks
Vin Sullivan
Colors
?

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Sen Yoi
Reprints
Keywords
mandarin hats; stereotyping of Chinese

Indexer Notes

The art credits were verified by Vin Sullivan himself.

[Wonder Comics #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 15)

Wonder Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Man [Fred Carson]
Reprints

[Mystery Men Comics #8 Cover] (Table of Contents: 16)

Blue Beetle / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; pistol; tattoos

[Marvel Mystery Comics #9 Cover] (Table of Contents: 17)

Human Torch; Namor the Sub-Mariner / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.4 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; commuter trains; elevated trains; motorcycles; policemen

Indexer Notes

Schomburg pencils per atlastales.com.

[Planet Comics #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 18)

Flint Baker / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The One-Eyed Monsters of Mars
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Flint Baker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lou Fine cover pencil and ink credits confirmed by one-time owner of the original art, Roger Hill, and confirmed to him by a conversation he had with Will Eisner (5 January 2010).

[Police Comics #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 19)

Firebrand / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.4 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Introducing the Firebrand
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Firebrand [Rod Reilly]; Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian] (inset); The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (inset); Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight] (inset); The Mouthpiece [Bill Perkins] (inset)
Reprints
Keywords
artillery; artillery shells; pipe wrenches; World War II

[Punch Comics #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 20)

Sky Chief / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
George Tuska ?
Inks
George Tuska ?
Colors
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sky Chief
Reprints

[Archie Comics #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.4 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isn't Archie a wonderful skater?
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Cubby (inset); Judge Owl (inset); Squoimy (inset); Bumbie (inset)
Reprints
Keywords
barrels; ice; ice skating; winter

[Crime Does Not Pay #22 Cover] (Table of Contents: 22)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Charles Biro
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
bars; gambling; machine guns; playing cards; poker chips; revolvers

[Miss Cairo Jones #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 23)

Miss Cairo Jones / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cairo Jones
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is enlargement from interior panel.

[Millie the Model Comics #2 Cover] (Table of Contents: 24)

Millie the Model / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Bald
Inks
Ken Bald
Colors
?

Genre
humor; fashion; teen
Characters
Millie Collins; photographer
Reprints
Keywords
camera; mountains; Totem pole

[Phantom Lady #17 Cover] (Table of Contents: 25)

Phantom Lady / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]
Reprints

[Murder Incorporated #1 (Fox) Cover] (Table of Contents: 26)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.4 page (report information)

Pencils
John Forte
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

[Young Love #v2#7 [13] Cover] (Table of Contents: 27)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inking credit provided by Greg Theakston.

[Superboy #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 28)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Superman, what were you like when you were a boy?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein.

[Combat #5 (Atlas) Cover] (Table of Contents: 29)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.4 page (report information)

Pencils
Russ Heath
Inks
Russ Heath
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Genre
war
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself.

[Spellbound #20 Cover] (Table of Contents: 30)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Russ Heath
Inks
Russ Heath
Colors
Stan Goldberg

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself.

[Space Adventures #12 (Charlton) Cover] (Table of Contents: 31)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.4 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed as Ditko)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed as Ditko)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Earth... I've landed safely...
Genre
science fiction
Reprints
Keywords
Bug-Eyed Monster; Damsel in distress

[Showcase #4 Cover] (Table of Contents: 32)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.4 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino; Robert Kanigher (cover design)
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Presenting The Flash!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover penciler and inker credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics. Kanigher has stated in various articles and interviews, including Robin Snyder's The Comics, that he provided the cover design for Carmine Infantino.

[Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #v17#8 (200) Cover] (Table of Contents: 33)

Donald Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
A frog under a top hat near a chair where Donald is sitting.
Reprints

[Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #5 Cover] (Table of Contents: 34)

Lois Lane / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.4 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero; adventure
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[Showcase #22 Cover] (Table of Contents: 35)

Green Lantern / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp (sourced)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Reprints
Keywords
Green Lantern Ring

Indexer Notes

Some sources credit Joe Giella with the cover inking, including Green Lantern Annual, No 1, 1963 issue (DC, 1998 series) #[nn]. The cover is signed with a K over G, which at this time meant that Gil Kane did the inking also. The Schwartz pay records also list solely Gil Kane on this cover. Art Spotters Bob Bailey, Michael Evans, David Bachman and Gene Reed all agree that it is Gil Kane inks. Schwartz pay records provided by DC Comics.

[The Fly [Adventures of the Fly] #2 (Archie) Cover] (Table of Contents: 36)

The Fly / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fly; Tim O'Casey
Reprints

[The Brave and the Bold #28 Cover] (Table of Contents: 37)

Justice League / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]]; Starro
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission.

[Fantastic Four #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 38)

Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek; Sol Brodsky

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I -- I can't turn invisible fast enough!! How can we stop this creature, Torch?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Giganto
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Timely-Atlas expert Michael Vassallo has examined hundreds of known Klein art and inking samples, as has Nick Caputo, and both agree that Klein is the inker of the cover. Mark Evanier also agrees on Klein's credit.
Goldberg coloring credit disclosed in February 2011 http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31016 http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/?p=20698 and mentioned on Fantastic Four #600 letters page.
Logo design credit from Todd Klein and Mark Evanier from Klein's Facebook page, used by permission. Klein says generally early Marvel logos were designed by Brodsky and either inked or finished by Simek.

[Amazing Fantasy #15 Cover] (Table of Contents: 39)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Though the world may mock Peter Parker, the timid teenager... it will soon marvel at the awesome might of... Spider-Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints

[The Incredible Hulk #4 Cover] (Table of Contents: 40)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Mongu
Reprints

[Adventure Comics #300 Cover] (Table of Contents: 41)

Legion of Super-Heroes / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.6 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad, Triplicate Girl; Mon-El]
Reprints

[The Avengers #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 42)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek; Sol Brodsky

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Loki! Prepare for battle!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thor; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; The Wasp; Loki]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission.

[Detective Comics #329 Cover] (Table of Contents: 43)

Batman and Robin / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.6 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
candle; trap door

Indexer Notes

Bottom of cover is cut off.

[Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #1 (1968) Cover] (Table of Contents: 44)

Nick Fury / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko (signed as Steranko /..)
Inks
Jim Steranko (signed as Steranko /..)
Colors
Jim Steranko
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Nick Fury (in disguise); Val [Contessa Valentina Allegro de Fontaine]; Nick Fury L.M.D.; Scorpio; Dum Dum Dugan
Reprints

[The Forever People #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 45)

The Forever People / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.6 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
X-101
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wait! This is my only chance to find my own kind!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Forever People
Reprints

Indexer Notes

According to the Kirby Museum, the inker was Giacoia.

http://kirbymuseum.org/TheForeverPeople1Cover;

http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/dynamics/2010/10/05/365-days-of-jack-kirbys-f…

[The X-Men #96 (1975) Cover] (Table of Contents: 46)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Sal Buscema; John Romita; Dave Cockrum
Inks
John Romita; Sal Buscema; Dave Cockrum
Colors
?
Letters
Annette Kawecki ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; Kierrok
Reprints
Keywords
N'garai demons

Indexer Notes

The original art is signed by Sal Buscema near Cyclops' foot but is covered by a caption on the published cover. Info per mikebo and Nick Caputo.

After examining the original art Nick Caputo believes Sal Buscema penciled and inked the cover with touch-ups and corrections by John Romita (Cyclops, Professor X and possibly Colossus) and Dave Cockrum who likely revised the Demon's face. He also agrees with Steve Whitaker that Storm was likely added by Cockrum.
Marvel's Official Index to the X-Men #2 credited Marie Severin on pencils. Marie was previously credited on cover layout but Nick Caputo notes that in this period others, including Cockrum, Romita and Ed Hannigan usually worked on cover designs.

[The New Teen Titans #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 47)

Teen Titans / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.6 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez (signed as Perez)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed as GiORDANO [dotted i])
Colors
Tatjana Wood ?
Letters
Todd Klein (sourced); typeset

Job Number
C-430
Genre
superhero
Characters
Teen Titans [Robin; Kid Flash; Wonder Girl; Changeling; Cyborg; Starfire; Raven]
Reprints
Keywords
Donna Troy's Golden Lasso

[Wolverine #1 (1982) Cover] (Table of Contents: 48)

Wolverine / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.6 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Miller
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wolverine [Logan]
Reprints

[Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 Cover] (Table of Contents: 49)

Crisis on Infinite Earths / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.4 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
George Pérez
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is it! Double-size shocker!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Blackhawk; Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Elongated Man; Deadman; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Rocky Davis; Ragman; Amethyst; Phantom Stranger; Zatanna; Dolphin; Flash [Barry Allen]; Atomic Knight; Kole; Mister Miracle; Warlord; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Cinnamon; Plastic Man; Big Bear; Shade the Changing Man; Lori Lemaris; Jemm, Son of Saturn; Changeling [Gar Logan]; Tarantula; OMAC; Robin [Jason Todd]; Brainiac 5; Creeper; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Sgt. Rock; Proty; Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Jonni Thunder; The Question; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Firestorm; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Colossal Boy; Tomahawk; Kamandi; Power Girl; Superman (Earth-2); Swamp Thing; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Broot; Star Boy; King Solovar; Fury; Cyborg; Vigilante [Adrian Chase]; Gypsy; Metamorpho; Doll Man; Nuklon; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jonah Hex; Blue Devil; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Batman (Earth-1); Adam Strange; Wonder Woman (Earth-1); Gold; Dr. Fate; Superman (Earth-1); Supergirl (Earth-1)
Synopsis
Superman (Earth-1) is holding Supergirl (Earth-1)'s dead body as he cries in agony. All other heroes are in silent mourning.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

II. The Comic Book Publishers (Table of Contents: 50)

text article / 51.6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Benton
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Summary of comic book publishers in alphabetical order, from Ace Magazines to Ziff-Davis Publications.

Indexer Notes

Many small comic cover reproductions in addition to those with reprint links.

[Superman #76 Cover] (Table of Contents: 51)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[Challengers of the Unknown #8 Cover] (Table of Contents: 52)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; Juhl
Reprints

[Green Lantern #1 (1960) Cover] (Table of Contents: 53)

Green Lantern / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.6 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An unknown enemy--manipulating a monstrous puppet to fire deadly ray-blasts at me!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Reprints

[Batman: The Dark Knight #3 (1986) Cover] (Table of Contents: 54)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.6 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Miller (signed as FM)
Inks
Frank Miller (signed as FM)
Colors
Lynn Varley (signed as LV)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Carrie Kelley]
Reprints
Keywords
Bat Signal

[The Funnies #1 (Dell) Cover] (Table of Contents: 55)

Our Boarding House / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Ahern
Inks
Gene Ahern
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Major Hoople; Martha Hoople; Mutt
Synopsis
Major Hoople has run over Mutt.
Reprints

[Little Lulu #16 Cover] (Table of Contents: 56)

Little Lulu / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.6 page (report information)

Pencils
Irving Tripp
Inks
Irving Tripp
Colors
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Lulu Moppet; Tubby Tompkins
Reprints

[Famous Funnies #4 Cover] (Table of Contents: 57)

Joe Palooka / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Victor Pazmiño
Inks
Victor Pazmiño
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Joe Palooka; Rudolph Rassendale; Sam Smithers
Reprints

[Tales from the Crypt #43 (EC) Cover] (Table of Contents: 58)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.4 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Davis (signed as JACK DAVIS)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed as JACK DAVIS)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (inset); The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset)
Reprints

[Crime SuspenStories #21 (EC) Cover] (Table of Contents: 59)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.6 page (report information)

Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed as Johnny Craig)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed as Johnny Craig)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
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Keywords
burial; graves; shovels

[Piracy (EC) #6 Cover] (Table of Contents: 60)

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Pencils
Bernie Krigstein (signed as B. Krigstein)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein (signed as B. Krigstein)
Colors
Marie Severin

Genre
adventure; historical
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[Haunted Thrills (Farrell) #13 Cover] (Table of Contents: 61)

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?
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?
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?
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?
Letters
?

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horror-suspense
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[Captain Marvel Adventures #96 Cover] (Table of Contents: 62)

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C. C. Beck
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C. C. Beck
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?
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?

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superhero
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Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Talky Tawny (cameo)
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[Jumbo Comics #124 Cover] (Table of Contents: 63)

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?
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?
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?
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?

Genre
jungle
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Sheena
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Keywords
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[Zoot Comics #14[a] Cover] (Table of Contents: 64)

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Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Rulah
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[Classics Illustrated #47 [HRN 128] (Gilberton) Cover] (Table of Contents: 65)

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? (painting)
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? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
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[Magnus Robot Fighter #15 Cover] (Table of Contents: 66)

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?
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Vic Prezio (painting)
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Vic Prezio (painting)
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Vic Prezio (painting)
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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Magnus enters a new dimension -- the weird world of Mogul Badur!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Magnus; Mogul Badur; Zyfor
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Indexer Notes

Cover art credits from Magnus, Robot Fighter Archives (Dark Horse, 2004 series) #3 ([September] 2006).

[Black Cat Comics (Harvey) #45 Cover] (Table of Contents: 67)

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Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

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[All-Winners Comics #8 Cover] (Table of Contents: 68)

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?
Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky Barnes; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Nazis (Villains)
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Keywords
Europe; World War II

Indexer Notes

Some info added by Craig Delich 8-1-08.

[Fantastic Four (1961 series) #73 Cover] (Table of Contents: 69)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; The Thing; Human Torch]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Thor; Daredevil
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[The Avengers #4 Cover] (Table of Contents: 70)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain America Lives Again!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
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[The Uncanny X-Men #166 Cover] (Table of Contents: 71)

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Pencils
Paul Smith
Inks
Paul Smith
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus; Cyclops; Nightcrawler; Sprite [Kitty Pryde]]; Majestrix Lilandra; Brood
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[Police Comics #59 Cover] (Table of Contents: 72)

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Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks
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Keywords
kites

[Shadow Comics (Street and Smith) #v8#10 [94] Cover] (Table of Contents: 73)

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Pencils
Bob Powell (signed as Powell)
Inks
Bob Powell (signed as Powell)
Colors
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
The Shadow
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Keywords
upside-down room

[Secret Romances (Superior) #12 Cover] (Table of Contents: 74)

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?
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?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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[T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (Tower) #12 Cover] (Table of Contents: 75)

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Pencils
Wally Wood
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Wally Wood
Colors
Tatjana Wood ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
NoMan; Dynamo; Lightning
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[Creepy (Warren, 1964 series) #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 76)

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Jack Davis (signed as JACK DAVIS) (painting)
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Jack Davis (signed as JACK DAVIS) (painting)
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Jack Davis (signed as JACK DAVIS) (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Uncle Creepy
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[Amazing Adventures (Ziff-Davis, 1950 series) #4 Cover] (Table of Contents: 77)

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?
Pencils
Allen Anderson (painting)
Inks
Allen Anderson (painting)
Colors
Allen Anderson (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
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III. The Comic-Book Genres (Table of Contents: 78)

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Mike Benton
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various
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various
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?
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Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Summary of the various genres of comics: crime, educational, funny animals, science fiction, superheroes, etc., with examples of each.

Indexer Notes

Many small comic cover reproductions in addition to those with reprint links.

[Dennis the Menace (1959 series) #41 Cover] (Table of Contents: 79)

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Pencils
Al Wiseman
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Al Wiseman
Colors
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; George Wilson
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[Radiant Love (Gilmore) #3 Cover] (Table of Contents: 80)

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Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[Mad #22 Cover] (Table of Contents: 81)

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Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman; ? (photograph)
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Harvey Kurtzman; ? (photograph)
Colors
Harvey Kurtzman; Marie Severin ? (separations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Special Art Issue
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Will Elder (photograph)
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[Planet Comics #27 Cover] (Table of Contents: 82)

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Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Fire-Eaters of Asteroid Z
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gale Allen
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[Superman #133 Cover] (Table of Contents: 83)

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Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
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[Batman (DC, 1940 series) #405 Cover] (Table of Contents: 84)

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?
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David Mazzucchelli
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David Mazzucchelli
Colors
Richmond Lewis
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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[Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #111 Cover] (Table of Contents: 85)

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Jim Steranko (signed as STERANKO)
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Jim Steranko (signed as STERANKO)
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Jim Steranko (signed as STERANKO)
Letters
Jim Steranko (logo)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Rick Jones; HYDRA; Madame Hydra; Man-Killer (robot)
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[Plastic Man (1943 series) #45 Cover] (Table of Contents: 86)

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Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Chuck Cuidera ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; scientists from Saturn
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Keywords
aliens; rayguns; spaceships

[Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #70 Cover] (Table of Contents: 87)

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?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
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Bill Vigoda (signed)
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?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well did you and Veronica kiss and make up, Archie?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
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[Zap Comix (1967 series) #0 Cover] (Table of Contents: 88)

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Script
Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
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?
Letters
Robert Crumb

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Comic That Plugs You In!!
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Keywords
adult

[Frontline Combat (EC, 1951 series) #9 Cover] (Table of Contents: 89)

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Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Harvey Kurtzman ?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Listen! Is it raining?
Genre
historical; war
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Keywords
American Civil War; muskets; United States Union Army

[Super Green Beret (1967 series) #2 Cover] (Table of Contents: 90)

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Pencils
Carl Pfeufer
Inks
Carl Pfeufer
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda ?

Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Super Green Beret [Tod Holton]
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[Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #15 Cover] (Table of Contents: 91)

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Pencils
John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Colors
Stan Goldberg (sourced)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rawhide Kid
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Keywords
cacti; deserts

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Reverse of last page of last chapter is blank.

References (Table of Contents: 93)

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Mike Benton
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typeset

Indexer Notes

List of 25 reference books about comics, dating back to Colton Waugh's "The Comics" from 1947.

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Index (Table of Contents: 95)

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various
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?
Letters
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Superman [Clark Kent]; Zorro (photograph of Guy Williams)

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Index to the volume. Small cover reprints (Action Comics #59 and Four Color #920 (Zorro)) on first and last pages.

[Blank Pages] (Table of Contents: 96)

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[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 97)

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. The Comic Book in America: An Illustrated History
  2. 2. [Cover]
  3. 3. [Blank Pages]
  4. 4. The Comic Book in America: An Illustrated History
  5. 5. [Blank Page]
  6. 6. The Comic Book in America: An Illustrated History
  7. 7. [Dedication and Acknowledgements]
  8. 8. Contents
  9. 9. Blank Page
  10. 10. Introduction
  11. 11. Blank Page
  12. 12. I. The Comic Book Story
  13. 13. [Famous Funnies #1 Cover]
  14. 14. [Detective Comics #1 Cover]
    Bruce Nelson
  15. 15. [Wonder Comics #1 Cover]
    Wonder Man
  16. 16. [Mystery Men Comics #8 Cover]
    Blue Beetle
  17. 17. [Marvel Mystery Comics #9 Cover]
    Human Torch; Namor the Sub-Mariner
  18. 18. [Planet Comics #1 Cover]
    Flint Baker
  19. 19. [Police Comics #1 Cover]
    Firebrand
  20. 20. [Punch Comics #1 Cover]
    Sky Chief
  21. 21. [Archie Comics #1 Cover]
    Archie
  22. 22. [Crime Does Not Pay #22 Cover]
  23. 23. [Miss Cairo Jones #1 Cover]
    Miss Cairo Jones
  24. 24. [Millie the Model Comics #2 Cover]
    Millie the Model
  25. 25. [Phantom Lady #17 Cover]
    Phantom Lady
  26. 26. [Murder Incorporated #1 (Fox) Cover]
  27. 27. [Young Love #v2#7 [13] Cover]
  28. 28. [Superboy #1 Cover]
    Superboy
  29. 29. [Combat #5 (Atlas) Cover]
  30. 30. [Spellbound #20 Cover]
  31. 31. [Space Adventures #12 (Charlton) Cover]
  32. 32. [Showcase #4 Cover]
    The Flash
  33. 33. [Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #v17#8 (200) Cover]
    Donald Duck
  34. 34. [Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #5 Cover]
    Lois Lane
  35. 35. [Showcase #22 Cover]
    Green Lantern
  36. 36. [The Fly [Adventures of the Fly] #2 (Archie) Cover]
    The Fly
  37. 37. [The Brave and the Bold #28 Cover]
    Justice League
  38. 38. [Fantastic Four #1 Cover]
    Fantastic Four
  39. 39. [Amazing Fantasy #15 Cover]
    Spider-Man
  40. 40. [The Incredible Hulk #4 Cover]
    Hulk
  41. 41. [Adventure Comics #300 Cover]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  42. 42. [The Avengers #1 Cover]
    The Avengers
  43. 43. [Detective Comics #329 Cover]
    Batman and Robin
  44. 44. [Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #1 (1968) Cover]
    Nick Fury
  45. 45. [The Forever People #1 Cover]
    The Forever People
  46. 46. [The X-Men #96 (1975) Cover]
    X-Men
  47. 47. [The New Teen Titans #1 Cover]
    Teen Titans
  48. 48. [Wolverine #1 (1982) Cover]
    Wolverine
  49. 49. [Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 Cover]
    Crisis on Infinite Earths
  50. 50. II. The Comic Book Publishers
  51. 51. [Superman #76 Cover]
    Superman
  52. 52. [Challengers of the Unknown #8 Cover]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  53. 53. [Green Lantern #1 (1960) Cover]
    Green Lantern
  54. 54. [Batman: The Dark Knight #3 (1986) Cover]
    Batman
  55. 55. [The Funnies #1 (Dell) Cover]
    Our Boarding House
  56. 56. [Little Lulu #16 Cover]
    Little Lulu
  57. 57. [Famous Funnies #4 Cover]
    Joe Palooka
  58. 58. [Tales from the Crypt #43 (EC) Cover]
  59. 59. [Crime SuspenStories #21 (EC) Cover]
  60. 60. [Piracy (EC) #6 Cover]
  61. 61. [Haunted Thrills (Farrell) #13 Cover]
  62. 62. [Captain Marvel Adventures #96 Cover]
    Captain Marvel / Shazam!
  63. 63. [Jumbo Comics #124 Cover]
    Sheena
  64. 64. [Zoot Comics #14[a] Cover]
    Rulah
  65. 65. [Classics Illustrated #47 [HRN 128] (Gilberton) Cover]
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  66. 66. [Magnus Robot Fighter #15 Cover]
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
  67. 67. [Black Cat Comics (Harvey) #45 Cover]
  68. 68. [All-Winners Comics #8 Cover]
    Captain America; Human Torch; Namor the Sub-Mariner
  69. 69. [Fantastic Four (1961 series) #73 Cover]
    Fantastic Four
  70. 70. [The Avengers #4 Cover]
    The Avengers
  71. 71. [The Uncanny X-Men #166 Cover]
    X-Men
  72. 72. [Police Comics #59 Cover]
    Plastic Man
  73. 73. [Shadow Comics (Street and Smith) #v8#10 [94] Cover]
    The Shadow
  74. 74. [Secret Romances (Superior) #12 Cover]
  75. 75. [T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (Tower) #12 Cover]
    Dynamo; Lightning; NoMan
  76. 76. [Creepy (Warren, 1964 series) #1 Cover]
  77. 77. [Amazing Adventures (Ziff-Davis, 1950 series) #4 Cover]
  78. 78. III. The Comic-Book Genres
  79. 79. [Dennis the Menace (1959 series) #41 Cover]
    Dennis the Menace
  80. 80. [Radiant Love (Gilmore) #3 Cover]
  81. 81. [Mad #22 Cover]
  82. 82. [Planet Comics #27 Cover]
    Gale Allen
  83. 83. [Superman #133 Cover]
    Superman
  84. 84. [Batman (DC, 1940 series) #405 Cover]
    Batman
  85. 85. [Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #111 Cover]
    Captain America
  86. 86. [Plastic Man (1943 series) #45 Cover]
    Plastic Man
  87. 87. [Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #70 Cover]
    Archie
  88. 88. [Zap Comix (1967 series) #0 Cover]
  89. 89. [Frontline Combat (EC, 1951 series) #9 Cover]
  90. 90. [Super Green Beret (1967 series) #2 Cover]
    Super Green Beret
  91. 91. [Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #15 Cover]
    Rawhide Kid
  92. 92. Blank Page
  93. 93. References
  94. 94. Blank Page
  95. 95. Index
  96. 96. [Blank Pages]
  97. 97. [Back Cover]
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