Alter Ego #119
(August 2013)

TwoMorrows Publishing, 1999 Series
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Volume
3
Price
8.95 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
8 times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
TwoMorrows Publishing
Brand
TwoMorrows
Barcode
182658277635 07
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited); Bill Schelly (associate editor, credited); Jim Amash (associate editor, credited)
Color
Color and black & white
Dimensions
Magazine size
Binding
Saddle-stitched or squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing series

Issue Notes

Interviews with Mel Keefer Bill Schelly, June Swayze, and Sheldon Moldoff. Obituaries for Fran Matera, Paul Laikin, and Monty Wedd.


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.

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

Perry Mason / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Keefer
Inks
Mel Keefer
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No more mail! No more clients!
Genre
drama
Characters
Perry Mason; Miss Street
Reprints
  • from daily Perry Mason (Universal Syndicate Inc.) strips 1950-10-16 - 1950-10-17

Indexer Notes

Page 6.

The Case of the Nervous Horse (Table of Contents: 2)

Perry Mason / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Keefer
Inks
Mel Keefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama
Characters
Perry Mason
Reprints
  • from Sunday Perry Mason (Universal Syndicate Inc.) newspaper strip 1951-01-28

Indexer Notes

Page 7

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

Dragnet / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Jack Robinson
Pencils
Mel Keefer
Inks
Mel Keefer
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isn't going to do you any good.
Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints
  • from daily Dragnet newspaper strip from 1954-08-13

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

Mav Divot / comic story / 0.15 page (report information)

Script
Jordan Lansky [as Lansky] (signed)
Pencils
Mel Keefer (signed)
Inks
Mel Keefer (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is Rolling Knolls Golf Club, where three hundred people...
Genre
sports
Characters
Mac Divot
Reprints
  • from daily Mac Divot (Chicago Tribune) newspaper strip from 1955-04-17

Indexer Notes

First episode of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Willis Barton M.D. / comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Ellis Eringer
Pencils
Mel Keefer
Inks
Mel Keefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sorry I'm late, doctor! Got held up in surgery!
Genre
drama; medical
Characters
Willis Barton
Synopsis
A homely college girl is unhappy when no one will dance with her.
Reprints
  • from Sunday Willis Barton M.D. (Sponsored Comics) newspaper strip from 1959.

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

Thorn McBride / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Blackie O'Neal
Pencils
Mel Keefer
Inks
Mel Keefer
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Baldy, we've been sitting down here for seventy-two hours!
Genre
adventure; military
Synopsis
A submarine is caught in an anti-sub net.
Reprints
  • from daily Thorn McBride (Copley News Service) newspaper strip from 1962

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

Rick O'Shay / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Marien J. Dern (signed)
Pencils
Mel Keefer (signed)
Inks
Mel Keefer (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Them Slye brothers was taken t'Thorne County.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rick O'Shay
Reprints
  • from daily Rick O'Shay (Tribune Media Services) newspaper strips from 1980-12-08 and 1980-12-13

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

Mac Divot / comic story / 0.1 page (report information)

Script
Jordan Lansky [as Lansky] (signed)
Pencils
Mel Keefer (signed)
Inks
Mel Keefer (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How long have you been covering Masters, Charlie?
Genre
sports
Synopsis
Remembering the 1935 Masters golf tournament.
Reprints
  • from daily Mac Divot (Chicago Tribune) newspaper strip from 1962-03-02.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Willis Barton M.D. / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Ellis Eringer
Pencils
Mel Keefer
Inks
Mel Keefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's the morning of Janice's surgery.
Genre
drama; medical
Characters
Willis Barton
Synopsis
Dr. Barton operates on a girl's nose.
Reprints
  • from Sunday Willis Barton M.D. (Sponsored Comics) newspaper strip from 1959

[Battle #6 cover] (Table of Contents: 10)

cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Genre
war
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself.

Television Ghost.. (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1.1 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Stern
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mister Mystery (host); Henry Meeks (death); Grace Meeks (villain, death)
Synopsis
Henry Meeks is being continually harassed by his wife to the point of planning her murder. However, she is having similar thoughts about doing him in as well...and does! Unfortunately for her, his death is not the end...it's the beginning of a new form of disgust with her former husband.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Five page story reduced to fit on less than two pages.
This story directly references Harvey Kurtzman's story, "The Mysterious Ray From Another Planet," which is found in Weird Fantasy #4. The protagonists from "Television Ghost" are taken directly from the EC story, though not directly swiped. Instead, this is a completely new story based on Kurtzman's visuals, and is such a complete re-creation of Kurtzman's style that one of Kurtzman's former students, cartoonist Batton Lash, believes that Kurtzman actually drew this story, and, if that is true, then this could be a "lost" Kurtzman story. This information added by Craig Delich 2013-8-1 from article by Michael Gilbert in Alter Ego #119 (August 2013).

[Captain Marvel Adventures #91] The Chameleon Stone (Table of Contents: 12)

Captain Marvel / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
C. C. Beck
Inks
C. C. Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Reprints

[Super-Heroes Anonymous #5 Cover] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Immortal Corpse / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Schelly
Inks
Bill Schelly
Letters
Bill Schelly

Characters
The Immortal Corpse

Indexer Notes

from Super-Heroes Anonymous (Bill Schelly) #1 (1964)

[Incognito #4 Cover] (Table of Contents: 14)

Green Arrow / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
David Eads (signed)
Inks
David Eads (signed)
Letters
Bill Schelly ?

Characters
Green Arrow; Speedy
Reprints
  • from Incognito (Bill Schelly) #4 (March 1966)

[Fantasy Forum #2 Cover] (Table of Contents: 15)

Flash; Quicksilver / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Alan Hutchinson (signed)
Inks
Alan Hutchinson (signed)
Letters
Alan Hutchinson ?

Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Quicksilver
Reprints
  • from Fantasy Forum (Bill Schelly) #2 (1967 ?)

[The Forbush Gazette #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 16)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Alan Hutchinson (signed)
Inks
Alan Hutchinson (signed)
Letters
Alan Hutchinson ?

Characters
Fantastic Four
Reprints
  • from The Forbush Gazette (Bill Schelly/Marshall Lanz) #1 (1967)

[Worlds of Fear #5 Cover] (Table of Contents: 17)

cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Art credits confirmed by Moldoff per interview with P.C. Hammerlinck, found in Alter Ego #119 (August 2013).

[This Magazine Is Haunted #8 Cover] (Table of Contents: 18)

cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Doctor Death (host)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Full art credits confirmed by Sheldon Moldoff per interview with P.C. Hammerlinck, found in Alter Ego #119 (August 2013), and added by Craig Delich 2013-08-03.

[Whiz Comics #3 Cover] (Table of Contents: 19)

Captain Marvel / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
C. C. Beck
Inks
C. C. Beck
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; the Nazis
Reprints
Keywords
artillery; soldiers

The Flight of the Bee! (Table of Contents: 20)

The Phantom Eagle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Marc Swayze
Pencils
Marc Swayze
Inks
Marc Swayze
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
The Phantom Eagle [Mickey Malone]; Hugh Ward (airplane designer); The Bee (villain, brilliant inventor, introduction); Matt (villain)
Synopsis
A crowd gathers to witness the maiden flight of the Zoomer, reputedly the fastest plane ever built, and the brain-child of Hugh Ward. When the hangar doors are opened, it is discovered that the plane and its designer are missing!
Reprints
Keywords
Honey Island; Zoomer

Indexer Notes

The last Phantom Eagle story. Writer and art credits verified by Swyaze in Alter Ego #10 (September, 2001).