Four Color #1330 - Brain Boy
(April-June 1962)

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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1962-01-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
D. J. Arneson (editor)

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "BRAIN BOY #1330." No code number. On-sale date from 1962 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Brain Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Vic Prezio ? (painting)
Inks
Vic Prezio ? (painting)
Colors
Vic Prezio ? (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Brain Boy [Matt Price]

Indexer Notes

Brain Boy has a resemblance to actor Robert Vaughn.

Dictionary of "Psychic Words" (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Examples of ESP, telepathy, clairvoyance, hypnotism, and precognition.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Illustrations with text beneath.

Brain Boy (Table of Contents: 2)

Brain Boy / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Herb Kastle
Pencils
Gil Kane; Al Jaffee (see notes)
Inks
Bob Fujitani
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Brain Boy [Matt Price] (origin); Ricorta (villain)
Synopsis
Matt Price is gifted with incredible psychic powers when his mother is involved in a car crash involving high voltage electric wire while she is pregnant with him. At his senior prom he is approached by a government agent who is a telepath and Matt is hired to work undercover. Nicknamed "Brain Boy," his first assignment is to travel to Xochtan, a small South American country; with Hillary Gomez, a famed classical composer, who had escaped from from Xochtan as a youth. Matt must protect Gomez and himself from Ricorta, the telepath of the dictator General Droz.

Indexer Notes

According to information in The Comic Reader # 8, March 1962, Al Jaffee did breakdowns for the last 22 pages. Story continues in Brain Boy #2.

[Hypnotism] (Table of Contents: 3)

Adventures in the Unknown / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
John Park; William Reed
Synopsis
The case of John Park, who related experiences happening on whaling ships half a world away when he was hypnotized by William Reed in 1850.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

Animal Miracles (Table of Contents: 4)

Adventures in the Unknown / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about dolphins and questions about types of animal behavior.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Brain Boy
  2. 1. Dictionary of "Psychic Words"
  3. 2. Brain Boy
    Brain Boy
  4. 3. [Hypnotism]
    Adventures in the Unknown
  5. 4. Animal Miracles
    Adventures in the Unknown
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