Gwandanaland Comics #325 - Jack the Ripper
([November] 2017)

Gwandanaland Comics, 2016 Series
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Price
13.99 USD
Pages
58
On-sale Date
2017-11-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gwandanaland Comics
ISBN
978-1-9797-8566-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781979785662 90000
Editing
Lance Jones (reprint editor)

Issue Notes

Reprints public domain stories featuring Jack the Ripper from various publishers.

The Knife of Jack the Ripper! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Goldfarb (signed)
Inks
Bob Baer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
  • Cover art is the first page of this story from Eerie (Avon, 1951 series) #5.

The Ripper's Return (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alvin Hollingsworth
Inks
Alvin Hollingsworth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
When young Dr. Jason Brown learns that Dr. Karvel can implant the memories and personalities of dead people into living people, he tries to stop the mad experiments, but Karvel overpowers him and turns him into Jack the Ripper. Jack then kills Karvel and Brown is declared insane and locked up for life.
Reprints
Keywords
insane asylums; mad scientists

The Treacherous Trio! (Table of Contents: 2)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Otis]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]; Joan Mason; Mike Mannigan; Sneer; Jack the Ripper; Blackbeard [Edward Teach]; Dr. H. H. Crippen
Synopsis
Joan is pursuing a story when she stumbles upon a mad scientist who claims to have brought famous past murderers into the present with his Eonscope.
Reprints
Keywords
journalism; pirates; time travel

Invasion of the Ghost-Monsters (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Bald
Inks
Ken Bald
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Barry Inwood; Silas Inwood; Bluebeard; Jack the Ripper; Captain Kidd; Sir Modred; Black Knight; Dracula; Ivanhoe; Sir Lancelot; Don Quixote; Paul Bunyan; Ulysses; Robin Hood; Martha Inwood (cameo)
Synopsis
When Barry Inwood carries out the instructions in his uncle's will, it allows his uncle to return from the dead, leading a pack of giant-sized villains from history and literature.
Reprints
Keywords
giants; inheritances; lawyers; resurrections; wills

The Knife of Jack the Ripper! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Goldfarb (signed)
Inks
Bob Baer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
A young carpenter comes into possession of Jack the Ripper’s knife and is haunted by visions of murder. He goes on a killing spree, unable to stop or to get rid of the murderous weapon.
Reprints
Keywords
possession

The Wax Demons (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lazarus (signed)
Inks
Harry Lazarus (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Professor Sherman; Satan; Fran Sherman; Len Clark; Benito Mussolini; Jack the Ripper; Attila the Hun; Adolf Hitler
Synopsis
Professor Sherman's wax museum is in danger of closing when he makes a deal with Satan, who promises to bring Sherman's wax figures to life. However, instead of animating the great men of history, as Sherman intended, Satan brings to life the greatest villains of history.
Reprints
Keywords
wax museums

Daffy Meets Jack the Ripper (Table of Contents: 6)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Gill Fox (signed)
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed as Gill Fox)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed as Gill Fox)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Daffy Dill; Mr. Starr; Mr. De Chill; Jack the Ripper; Mr.Lucre
Synopsis
Daffy's grandfather wills her a clock that's actually a time machine. Film director Starr convinces her to use the clock to transport his crew back to 1896 to shoot a movie about Jack the Ripper.
Reprints
Keywords
clocks; London; time travel

Indexer Notes

The Ripper murders actually occurred in 1888, and not in 1896.

Blades of Doom! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sy Grudko (signed)
Inks
Sy Grudko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jack the Ripper
Synopsis
This fictional "Jack the Ripper" was a notorious outlaw who ran crooked gambling games and used two throwing knives instead of guns.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story takes place in the Arizona Territory in 1879, years before the historical Jack's crimes in 1888 London.

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

Nero Owl / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You say it's finding little things like that cigar stub that leads to catching crooks, Uncle Nero?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Nero Owl; Zero Owl; Jack the Ripper
Synopsis
Nero and his nephew Zero encounter the escaped convict Jack the Ripper in a wax museum.
Reprints
Keywords
wax museums

Indexer Notes

This funny animal Jack is a present-day wolf.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Knife of Jack the Ripper!
  2. 1. The Ripper's Return
  3. 2. The Treacherous Trio!
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. Invasion of the Ghost-Monsters
  5. 4. The Knife of Jack the Ripper!
  6. 5. The Wax Demons
  7. 6. Daffy Meets Jack the Ripper
    Daffy
  8. 7. Blades of Doom!
  9. 8. ["You say it's finding little things like that cigar stub that leads to catching crooks, Uncle Nero?"]
    Nero Owl
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • Clint Maxwell