The Fantagraphics EC Artists' Library #24 - The Martian Monster and Other Stories
(February 2019)

Fantagraphics, 2012 Series
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Volume
24
Price
29.99 USD
Pages
180
On-sale date
2019-01-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
FB
ISBN
978-1-68396-168-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781683961680 52999
Editing
Gary Groth (publisher and executive editor); J. Michael Catron (senior editor)
Color
Black and White with some Color
Dimensions
7.25" x 10.25" (18.4 cm x 26 cm)
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

This is Volume 24 of The Fantagraphics EC Library.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Cover with two illustrations by Jack Kamen.

The Martian Monster and Other Stories (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kamen (illustration)
Inks
Jack Kamen (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page with an image of two robots.

The Martian Monster and Other Stories (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page and indicia.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kamen (illustration)
Inks
Jack Kamen (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Kosmic Kamen (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Thommy Burns
Pencils
Jack Kamen (illustration)
Inks
Jack Kamen (illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Something light, humorous, pretty women, a little sex, a little double entendre..."

Indexer Notes

Essay on the stories included in this volume along with a photo of and art by Kamen.

Experiment in Death (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

The Men of Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein ?
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Holly (death); Phelps (death); Professor Marvin Strand (death); inhabitants of the silent city (all die)
Synopsis
Am expedition, sans the native bearers who were too scared to continue on, becomes the first men to reach what they believe is the fabled Kador Valley. There they discover a strange, silent city, and one of its many inhabitants who does not speak, but is telepathic. The group is captured, but soon learn that their presence has unprecedented consequences.
Reprints
Keywords
Kador Valley

The Micro-Race (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story inspired by "Fessenden's Worlds" by Edmond Hamilton.

The Trap of Time! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Don Hartley (physicist, death); Professor Angus MacIntosh (Hartley's former college professor); Adele Hartley (Don's wife, death)
Synopsis
Professor MacIntosh attempts to dissuade his former pupil from building a time machine for the purpose of returning to the night of the accident that took his wife's life and change events in order to spare her life. The machine sends him back to 1946, but the attempt to save her fails.....then the professor suggests an alternative plan with unexpected consequences.
Reprints
Keywords
1946; reincarnation

The Eternal Man (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

I Died Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Fred Davis (University President); unnamed bookie; Ernest Pavlonis (villain, physicist)
Synopsis
Physicist Pavlonis seeks employment at a university, but is told by the President Davis of the university that the staff has no openings. Later on, the scientist calls the university head and tells him that he has invented a time machine and wants to prove it to the skeptic man. Experiencing time travel, Davis decides to use this invention to make a fortune on horse racing. But the scientist has his own ideas after Davis threatens to smash the machine if the physicist will not sell it to him.
Reprints

I Created a ... Gargantua! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Second Childhood (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. John Clayton (scientist); Betty Drake Clayton (Clayton's lab assistant, later wife)
Synopsis
Dr. Clayton has discovered how to halt the aging process through injections of hormones manufactured from the spleen. When his assistant tells the scientist of her love for him, he balks because he is twice her age. Then he gets the idea of treating himself with the hormone and all seems well until... he becomes a child in his wife's arms.
Reprints

The Man Who Was Killed in Time! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen; Bart Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen; Bart Kamen (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Prediction of Disaster! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Professor Henley Horton; unnamed Coogen (Dean of State University); unnamed Secretary of State University; John D. Pentport III; Ken (newspaper reporter)
Synopsis
Professor Horton discovers that the Beta Orion is going nova and about to explode... and does. Then he makes a startling discovery: one can determine when a star is about to explode by noting an excess of infra-red rays. He successfully proves that theory, then accidentally discovers that the Earth's sun is about to go nova and seeks to warn the world.
Reprints
Keywords
Beta Orion; Daily Bugle; Gamma Pegasus; State University

Divide and Conquer (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

... And Then There Were Two! (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (plot); Al Feldstein (plot, script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Professor Dimiti Volham (mention only); unnamed soldiers; robots
Synopsis
American soldiers land on an atoll, ordered to remove any native inhabitants so that the U.S. government could conduct a hydrogen bomb test there. The natives have told the government that iron gods live on the atoll and soon the soldiers discover two of these "gods" (actually robots), which tell the men of their creator, and then are taken back to America.
Reprints
Keywords
Hydrogen Bomb; New York; robots; Times Square

Something Missing! (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Come Into My Parlor (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Beyond Repair (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

It Did'nt Matter (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Note this is the spelling of the title in the story.

The Martian Monster (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Duplicates (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Reducing... Costs! (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

A Timely Shock! (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Swipe of Fritz Leiber's "Nice Girl With Five Husbands"

Sacrifice.... (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein ?
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction states, "'Sacrifice' is assumed to be written by Feldstein."

I Had Two Husbands! (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Reprints

Jack Kamen (Table of Contents: 27)

text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
S. C. Ringgenberg
Pencils
Jack Kamen (illustration)
Inks
Jack Kamen (illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jack was always very jolly.

Indexer Notes

Biography of Kamen with a photo of him and art by him.

Behind the Panels (Table of Contents: 28)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Janice Lee; Bill Mason
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Biographies of Al Feldstein, Gardner Fox, Bill Gaines.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen

Indexer Notes

Illustration of a man staring at a tiny woman.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen

Indexer Notes

Illustration of a boy sitting on a planet, reading Weird Fantasy.

Crime, Horror, Terror, Gore, Depravity, Disrespect for Established Authority - and Science Fiction Too! The Ups and Downs of EC Comics (Table of Contents: 31)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Ted White
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
M.C. Gaines was both a practical man...

The Fantagraphics EC Artists' Library (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

Sci-fi classics from an EC Comics great! (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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