(1965)

Dial Press, 1965 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
9.95 USD
Pages
200
On-sale Date
1965
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Dial Press
Brand
Lion & Angel
Editing
Jules Feiffer (comic reprints compiler)
Color
Color cover; Black and White and Color interior
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket

Issue Notes

Manufactured in the U.S.A. Design by Paul Bacon. See also, The Great Comic Book Heroes (Crown Publishers, 1965) http://www.comics.org/issue/1179477/

The first major collection of Golden Age reprints. The 2003 Fantagraphics Press edition does not include the reprinted stories.

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The Great Comic Book Heroes (Table of Contents: 1)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
  • from ?

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

cover / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Actual hardcover is blank.

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

blank page(s) / 14 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Back cover, inside covers, and 11 interior pages are blank.

The Great Comic Book Heroes (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Typeset title page with no other text.

Also by Jules Feiffer (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Great Comic Book Heroes (Table of Contents: 6)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Title page with small spot illustration of Batman taken from the interior story.

[Copyrights] (Table of Contents: 7)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

List of character copyrights and printing information. Library of Congress Number: 65-23962.
Designed by Paul Bacon.

Acknowledgment (Table of Contents: 8)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Acknowledgments to Jerry De Fuccio, Jerry Robinson, and others.

[Dedication] (Table of Contents: 9)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Has text "For Kate" and that's all.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 10)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents with only hero name and page number. Also a tiny vignette of the respective character, with art taken from the story.

[Quote from Frederic Wertham] (Table of Contents: 11)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frederic Wertham (quote)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Quote from Frederic Wertham from "Seduction of the Innocent."

Introduction (Table of Contents: 12)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 43 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
various vignettes
Inks
various vignettes
Letters
typeset

The Great Comic Book Heroes (Table of Contents: 13)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

An introductory page with just the book title on it, used to separate the introduction from the reprints.

[The Origin of Superman] (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Shuster
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor); M. C. Gaines (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[Superman and the Dam] (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman (DC, 1939 series) #3 (Winter 1939-1940) is stated in the book's list of copyrights as the author's source for this story, where it was first reprinted.

[The Origin of Captain Marvel] (Table of Contents: 16)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Parker
Pencils
C. C. Beck
Inks
C. C. Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Bill Parker (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One page excerpt with the actual origin of Captain Marvel was all that was allowed due to the legal agreement between DC and Fawcett.

The Legend of the Batman -- Who He Is and How He Came to Be (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Sheldon Moldoff
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[Batman Meets the Joker] (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
Jerry Robinson
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title as presented in the book's list of copyrights.

[The Hag] (Table of Contents: 19)

Human Torch / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos
Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Carl Burgos
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[The Origin of the Flash] (Table of Contents: 20)

Flash / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Harry Lampert
Inks
Harry Lampert
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
M. C. Gaines; Sheldon Mayer (original editors)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[The Origin of Green Lantern] (Table of Contents: 21)

Green Lantern / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Marty Nodell
Inks
Marty Nodell
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Nodell
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[The Cliffland Arson Murders] (Table of Contents: 22)

Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story also known as The Tenement Fires.

[The Sect of Assassins] (Table of Contents: 23)

Hawkman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (credited as Shelly)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (credited as Shelly)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story also known as The Kidnapping of Ione Craig.

[Wonder Woman Fights Mammotha and Mars] (Table of Contents: 24)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title as presented in the book's list of copyrights. Also known as Captured by Lord Conquest: Part 4

[Rampage in New York] (Table of Contents: 25)

Prince Namor, The Sub-Mariner / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett
Editing
Martin Goodman (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Case No. 1, Meet Captain America (Table of Contents: 26)

Captain America / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Al Liederman
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[The Origin of Plastic Man] (Table of Contents: 27)

Plastic Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole
Editing
Ed Cronin (original editor)

Genre
superhero; humor
Reprints

[The Spirit in Damascus] (Table of Contents: 28)

Spirit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Will Eisner (original editor)

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery; superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title as presented in the book's list of copyrights. Also known as The Jewel of Death.

Afterword (Table of Contents: 29)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 1. The Great Comic Book Heroes
  2. 2. [no title indexed]
  3. 3. [no title indexed]
  4. 4. The Great Comic Book Heroes
  5. 5. Also by Jules Feiffer
  6. 6. The Great Comic Book Heroes
  7. 7. [Copyrights]
  8. 8. Acknowledgment
  9. 9. [Dedication]
  10. 10. Table of Contents
  11. 11. [Quote from Frederic Wertham]
  12. 12. Introduction
  13. 13. The Great Comic Book Heroes
  14. 14. [The Origin of Superman]
    Superman
  15. 15. [Superman and the Dam]
    Superman
  16. 16. [The Origin of Captain Marvel]
    Captain Marvel
  17. 17. The Legend of the Batman -- Who He Is and How He Came to Be
    Batman
  18. 18. [Batman Meets the Joker]
    Batman
  19. 19. [The Hag]
    Human Torch
  20. 20. [The Origin of the Flash]
    Flash
  21. 21. [The Origin of Green Lantern]
    Green Lantern
  22. 22. [The Cliffland Arson Murders]
    Spectre
  23. 23. [The Sect of Assassins]
    Hawkman
  24. 24. [Wonder Woman Fights Mammotha and Mars]
    Wonder Woman
  25. 25. [Rampage in New York]
    Prince Namor, The Sub-Mariner
  26. 26. Case No. 1, Meet Captain America
    Captain America
  27. 27. [The Origin of Plastic Man]
    Plastic Man
  28. 28. [The Spirit in Damascus]
    Spirit
  29. 29. Afterword
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