Gwandanaland Comics #1068 - The Complete Black Jack
([May] 2017)

Gwandanaland Comics, 2016 Series
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Price
31.99 USD
Pages
192
On-sale Date
2017-05-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gwandanaland Comics
ISBN
978-1-5466-2919-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781546629191 90000
Editing
Lance Jones; Harry Shorten (original editor)

Issue Notes

Reprints all Black Jack stories from Zip Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #20-35.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Jack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Warren King (signed as King)
Inks
Warren King (signed as King)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Seven

Indexer Notes

Cover illustration is the splash page from the Black Jack story in Zip Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #28.

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

Steel Sterling; Black Jack / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; Black Jack; Adolf Hitler
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Black Jack / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beware the Black Jack!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jack Jones [becomes Black Jack]; Lucky Lavitto; Whitey; Baxter
Synopsis
Detectives Jack Jones and Whitey are betrayed by a fellow officer and fall into the hands of Lucky Lavitto and his gang. A fortune-teller had warned Lucky about "the Black Jack," so Lavitto seals Jones up in an airless space, then murders Whitey. Jones escapes with the help of a playing card, then decides to play dead and take on the costumed identity of Black Jack to capture the Lavitto gang and expose the crooked cop that betwayed him.
Reprints

[Zip Comics #21] (Table of Contents: 3)

Black Jack; Steel Sterling / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack; Steel Sterling
Reprints

The King of Diamonds (Table of Contents: 4)

Black Jack / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
Al Camy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack; King of Diamonds [Red Diamond]; Mike Romeus; John Rocco; Carl Carlson
Synopsis
The King of Diamonds is out to take revenge on his criminal friends who once left him for dead.
Reprints

[Zip Comics #22] (Table of Contents: 5)

Steel Sterling; Black Jack / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; Black Jack
Reprints

Cleopatra, Queen of Hearts (Table of Contents: 6)

Black Jack / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy (signed as Camy)
Inks
Al Camy (signed as Camy)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [also appears as Jack Jones]; Cleopatra [Queen of Hearts]; Anthony Mark; Mr. Andrews; Mr. Philips; Bernard Brutus; Charles Caesar
Synopsis
The reincarnation of Cleopatra appears in New York and rich men die by her spells.
Reprints

[Zip Comics #23] (Table of Contents: 7)

Steel Sterling; Black Jack / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; Black Jack
Reprints

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

Black Jack / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
Al Camy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry over and get the story on the Wane auction!
Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack; Poker Face (introduction); Rudolph Wane; Anthony Phelps; Chief
Synopsis
Rudolph Wane sells everything he owns in an attempt to get away from the avenging Poker Face. The villain is stabbed during a fight with Black Jack, but he escapes.
Reprints

[Zip Comics #24] (Table of Contents: 9)

Steel Sterling; Black Jack / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; Black Jack
Reprints
Keywords
Chinatown

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Black Jack / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
Al Camy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good heavens! There's a knife in the poor chap's back!
Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack; Poker Face (death); Dr. Winslow; Stinky Davis
Synopsis
Badly wounded (in the previous issue), Poker Face manages to get medical help, but then he murders the doctor and assumes his identity. Later, he has Black Jack at his mercy when he is summoned to a nearby prison to help in the aftermath of a prison break, but Black Jack fights back and Poker Face is electrocuted.
Reprints
Keywords
electric chairs; prison breaks

[Zip Comics #25] (Table of Contents: 11)

Steel Sterling; Black Jack / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling; Black Jack
Reprints
Keywords
grave robbers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Black Jack / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
Al Camy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ladies and gentlemen, Mary Stone is on trial for the murder of Mrs. Carter.
Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack; Solitaire; Mary Stone; Mrs. Carter; Cyrus Weeks; Ellen Weeks
Synopsis
A nurse is accused of murdering Mrs. Carter for the two thousand dollars left in her will, but Black Jack proves her innocent. Later the same nurse is framed for another murder, this time the wealthy Cyrus Weeks, by Weeks's wife and secretary (nicknamed Solitaire).
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mrs. Carter's name is Mrs. Owens on the first page of the story.

[Zip Comics #26] (Table of Contents: 13)

Steel Sterling; Black Jack / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sreel Sterling; Black Jack
Reprints
Keywords
Axis; mirrors; Pearl Harbor; World War II

Black Jack Versus "Deuces" Wilde (Table of Contents: 14)

Black Jack / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
Al Camy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack; Deuces Wilde; Mayor Kent; the Commissioner
Synopsis
When the Mayor dies, he is succeeded by the crooked city councilor Kent, who is cooperating with the big shot gambler, Deuces Wilde.
Reprints

[Zip Comics #27] (Table of Contents: 15)

The Web; Steel Sterling; Black Jack / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Web; Steel Sterling; Black Jack
Reprints
Keywords
Japanese; World War II

The Stars Drip Blood (Table of Contents: 16)

Black Jack / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
Al Camy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack; Black Seven
Synopsis
The Black Seven is born as the seventh son of a seventh son, a bad sign. He becomes a symbol for fiendish cunning and murder. While trying to steal secret documents from the Turkish ambassador, he meets up with Black Jack.
Reprints

The Seven Strikes Death (Table of Contents: 17)

Black Jack / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Warren King (signed as King)
Inks
Warren King (signed as King)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack; Black Seven; the Commissioner
Synopsis
A fortune teller warns Black Seven that his luck will finally end, but the villain continues his crime spree until he is struck by lightning during a fight with Black Jack.
Reprints

The House of Cards (Table of Contents: 18)

Black Jack / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [also appears as Jack Jones] John Smith; Mr. Beggs; Mary Smith; Mrs. Smith; the Commissioner
Synopsis
A worker at a playing card company discovers that they are manufacturing incendiary packs of cards, designed to burst into flame as they are being sent overseas for U.S. soldiers. Black Jack takes down the Nazis behind the scheme.
Reprints
Keywords
Nazis; saboteurs

Who Killed Casino? (Table of Contents: 19)

Black Jack / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Warren King (signed as King)
Inks
Warren King (signed as King)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [also appears as Jack Jones]; Nick Casino; Judy Sloane; Diamond Lil; Legs Thompson; Mike Angelo; Duval; Commissioner
Synopsis
Black Jack must discover the identity of the person who killed the club owner, Casino.
Reprints
Keywords
iron lungs; nightclubs

[Zip Comics #31] (Table of Contents: 20)

The Web; Steel Sterling; Black Jack / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks
Irv Novick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Web; Steel Sterling; Black Jack
Reprints
Keywords
Axis; tanks; World War II

The Clubfoot (Table of Contents: 21)

Black Jack / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack; Clubfoot; Schultz; Hauser; Jan Morski; King of Ptomania; Commissioner; Joseph Goebbels (cameo)
Synopsis
The Clubfoot has come to America to kidnap the exiled King of Ptomania and take him to Germany, but Black Jack gets in his way.
Reprints
Keywords
Nazis; World War II

Indexer Notes

It's implied that Clubfoot may actually be real-life Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels in disguise.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Black Jack / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Feldman (signed)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz ?
Inks
Samm Schwartz ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right! This is a raid!
Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack; Fan Tan [Murdock]; Ah Kim; Lotus; Sing Lee
Synopsis
A rug merchant collecting war funds for China is murdered and twenty thousand dollars stolen. Only a playing card signed Fan Tan is left as a clue for Black Jack to find the killer.
Reprints

The Full House (Table of Contents: 23)

Black Jack / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Cooper (signed)
Inks
Sam Cooper (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [also appears as Jack Jones]; John Gruber
Synopsis
Black Jack saves two of his old pals from being kidnapped and forced into service on a Nazi submarine.
Reprints
Keywords
Nazis; submarines; World War I; World War II

Look for This Trademark: An MLJ Publication (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Black Jack / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Cooper (credited)
Inks
Sam Cooper (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is Clem Carter, your world newscaster speaking...
Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [also appears as Jack Jones]; Donald King; Stan Patt; Mrs. King; J. Edgar Hoover; Clem Carter
Synopsis
Jack Jones investigates a suicide that leads Black Jack on a mission to uncover a vast Nazi spy ring.
Reprints
Keywords
FBI; Nazis; radio; spies; suicide

Indexer Notes

J. Edgar Hoover is not specifically named in this story, but the FBI chief as drawn certainly resembles him.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Black Jack / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Cooper (credited)
Inks
Sam Cooper (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha! Ha! What fools these mortals be!
Feature Logo
Black Jack
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Jack [also appears as Jack Jones]; Lady Vivienne; Marie Antoinette; King Louis XVI; Dame of Fate
Synopsis
Black Jack is transported back in time to the days of the French Revolution where he saves a noblewoman from the guillotine and is nearly beheaded himself before returning to the present.
Reprints
Keywords
fortune telling; French Revolution; guillotine; time travel

Indexer Notes

Marie Antoinette is identifiable by the famous phrase attributed to her: "Let them eat cake."

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Jack
  2. 1. [Zip Comics #20]
    Steel Sterling; Black Jack
  3. 2. ["Beware the Black Jack!"]
    Black Jack
  4. 3. [Zip Comics #21]
    Black Jack; Steel Sterling
  5. 4. The King of Diamonds
    Black Jack
  6. 5. [Zip Comics #22]
    Steel Sterling; Black Jack
  7. 6. Cleopatra, Queen of Hearts
    Black Jack
  8. 7. [Zip Comics #23]
    Steel Sterling; Black Jack
  9. 8. ["Hurry over and get the story on the Wane auction!"]
    Black Jack
  10. 9. [Zip Comics #24]
    Steel Sterling; Black Jack
  11. 10. ["Good heavens! There's a knife in the poor chap's back!"]
    Black Jack
  12. 11. [Zip Comics #25]
    Steel Sterling; Black Jack
  13. 12. ["Ladies and gentlemen, Mary Stone is on trial for the murder of Mrs. Carter."]
    Black Jack
  14. 13. [Zip Comics #26]
    Steel Sterling; Black Jack
  15. 14. Black Jack Versus "Deuces" Wilde
    Black Jack
  16. 15. [Zip Comics #27]
    The Web; Steel Sterling; Black Jack
  17. 16. The Stars Drip Blood
    Black Jack
  18. 17. The Seven Strikes Death
    Black Jack
  19. 18. The House of Cards
    Black Jack
  20. 19. Who Killed Casino?
    Black Jack
  21. 20. [Zip Comics #31]
    The Web; Steel Sterling; Black Jack
  22. 21. The Clubfoot
    Black Jack
  23. 22. ["All right! This is a raid!"]
    Black Jack
  24. 23. The Full House
    Black Jack
  25. 24. Look for This Trademark: An MLJ Publication
  26. 25. ["This is Clem Carter, your world newscaster speaking..."]
    Black Jack
  27. 26. ["Ha! Ha! What fools these mortals be!"]
    Black Jack
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