Gwandanaland Comics #397-A - Alarming Tales Readers Collection
(2019)

Gwandanaland Comics, 2016 Series
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Price
13.99 USD
Pages
164
On-sale Date
2019-12-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gwandanaland Comics
ISBN
978-1-6729-1687-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781672916875
Editing
Lance Jones

Issue Notes

Collects Alarming Tales (Harvey, 1957 series) #1-6.

This is an economical black and white version of the collection.

Alarming Tales Readers Collection (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What was it?.. Who built it?... Where was the chair taking him?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Donnegan
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What was it?.. Who built it?... Where was the chair taking him?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Donnegan
Reprints

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustrations)
Inks
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon (illustrations)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're off!! Into the realm of the unknown!!!
Characters
Tommy Donnegan; Eddie Michaels; Max Hall
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Contents page with scenes from interior stories.

The Cadmus Seed! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Professor Horace Googer
Synopsis
Googer has created plant men.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Kirby inks per Harry Mendryk. Writer credits this issue from Martin O'Hearn.

Logan's Next Life! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Conway; Mary Conway; Rex Logan
Synopsis
Tom thinks his friend Rex has been reincarnated as a dog.
Reprints

The Fourth Dimension is a Many Splattered Thing! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Eddie Michaels; Max Hall
Synopsis
Eddie chases a burgler into the fourth dimension.
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Indexer Notes

Kirby inks info per Harry Mendryk.

The Last Enemy! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hammond Drake; Rat leader; The General (a bulldog)
Synopsis
Drake travels to 2514 AD. He finds dead tigers in a field. A rat tells him that all humans were killed in an atomic war and that animals inherited the earth. Drake is knocked out and back at their lair they demand the secret of making atom bombs. Suddenly the lair is attacked knocking Drake out. He wakes up in a bed with a dog, fox and bear at his side. The General enters the room and tells him that only rats want to continue fighting, everyone else wants peace. Drake gives him the secret of atomic bombs. Drake travels back to the present hoping that dogs will be better than rats.
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Indexer Notes

In some ways, this story anticipates Kirby's later Kamandi strip, as it features a future world populated by talking dogs and rats. Kirby inks per Harry Mendryk.

Sealed Doom (Table of Contents: 7)

The Black Cat / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Rick Horne; The Black Cat [Linda Turner]; Charlie Niles
Synopsis
Linda and Rick are summoned to police headquarters to identify a dead actress.
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Blind Fury (Table of Contents: 8)

The Black Cat / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Edward Joliffe; The Black Cat [Linda Turner]; C. B. de Pille; Rick Horne
Synopsis
A press agent has been murdered at the studio.
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Donnegan's Daffy Chair (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Timothy Donnegan; Sam; Frank
Synopsis
Donnegan sits in an inventor's fancy chair and launches it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Kirby inks per Harry Mendryk.

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

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby (illustrations)
Inks
Joe Simon; Marvin Stein (illustrations)
Letters
Howard Ferguson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aha! So you did come back after all!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Table of contents includes repros of splash pages and additional art.

Hole in the Wall (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Marvin Stein
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
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The Hero (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Marvin Stein
Inks
Marvin Stein
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
science fiction
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The Big Hunt (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
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The Fireballs! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; George Roussos
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
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The Traitor (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Letters
typeset

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Solitude (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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I Want To Be a Man! (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before our very eyes... They walked on water!
Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Harr

[You can read these EXCITING stories in ALARMING TALES...] (Table of Contents: 20)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Letters
Joe Rosen

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Contents page with new material by Joe Simon.

This World is Ours! (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?; Jack Kirby
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
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They Walked on Water! (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
science fiction
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Get Lost! (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernest Schroeder
Inks
Ernest Schroeder
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

The Strange One (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Larsen's Lens (Table of Contents: 26)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Letters
typeset

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Escape (Table of Contents: 27)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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The Man Who Never Lived (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

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

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Suddenly the rag dolls seemed to come towards me!
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

[IN THIS ISSUE] (Table of Contents: 30)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Letters
Sam Rosen

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Forbidden Journey! (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Secret Weapon (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
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The Monster From 1977 A.D. (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
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The End of a Sinister Man (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
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Medical Superstitions (Table of Contents: 35)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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World's Greatest Legend (Table of Contents: 36)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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The Feast of the Rag Dolls (Table of Contents: 37)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
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Half Man - Half What? (Table of Contents: 38)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Letters
typeset

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

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Half Man - Half What (Table of Contents: 40)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Al Williamson
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
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Defeat! (Table of Contents: 41)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
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My Robot Plants (Table of Contents: 42)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Kida
Inks
Fred Kida ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
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The Fountain of Age (Table of Contents: 43)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
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The Flashlight (Table of Contents: 44)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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Statement of the Ownership, Management, and Circulation (Table of Contents: 45)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Robert B. Harvey (business manager)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
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The Fibber (Table of Contents: 46)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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12,000 to 1! (Table of Contents: 47)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Al Williamson ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
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Ambassador from Outer Space (Table of Contents: 48)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
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In This Issue (Table of Contents: 49)

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

Script
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
Sam Rosen

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Indexer Notes

Table of contents and introductory sequence to "Ambassador from Venus."

Ambassador from Venus (Table of Contents: 50)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
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Moon Descent (Table of Contents: 51)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
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Who Knows? (Table of Contents: 52)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown ?
Inks
Bob Brown ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
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The Emotion Maker (Table of Contents: 53)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Fred Kida
Inks
Fred Kida
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
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King of the Ants (Table of Contents: 54)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Al Williamson; Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres; Al Williamson
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
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The Bomb (Table of Contents: 55)

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Script
?
Letters
typeset

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Man Alone (Table of Contents: 56)

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Script
?
Letters
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The Strange Power of Gary Ford (Table of Contents: 57)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Nodel
Inks
Norman Nodel
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Alarming Tales Readers Collection
  2. 1. ["What was it?.. Who built it?... Where was the chair taking him?"]
  3. 2. ["We're off!! Into the realm of the unknown!!!"]
  4. 3. The Cadmus Seed!
  5. 4. Logan's Next Life!
  6. 5. The Fourth Dimension is a Many Splattered Thing!
  7. 6. The Last Enemy!
  8. 7. Sealed Doom
    The Black Cat
  9. 8. Blind Fury
    The Black Cat
  10. 9. Donnegan's Daffy Chair
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. ["Aha! So you did come back after all!"]
  13. 12. Hole in the Wall
  14. 13. The Hero
  15. 14. The Big Hunt
  16. 15. The Fireballs!
  17. 16. The Traitor
  18. 17. Solitude
  19. 18. I Want To Be a Man!
  20. 19. ["Before our very eyes... They walked on water!"]
  21. 20. [You can read these EXCITING stories in ALARMING TALES...]
  22. 21. This World is Ours!
  23. 22. They Walked on Water!
  24. 23. Get Lost!
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
  26. 25. The Strange One
  27. 26. Larsen's Lens
  28. 27. Escape
  29. 28. The Man Who Never Lived
  30. 29. ["Suddenly the rag dolls seemed to come towards me!"]
  31. 30. [IN THIS ISSUE]
  32. 31. Forbidden Journey!
  33. 32. Secret Weapon
  34. 33. The Monster From 1977 A.D.
  35. 34. The End of a Sinister Man
  36. 35. Medical Superstitions
  37. 36. World's Greatest Legend
  38. 37. The Feast of the Rag Dolls
  39. 38. Half Man - Half What?
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
  41. 40. Half Man - Half What
  42. 41. Defeat!
  43. 42. My Robot Plants
  44. 43. The Fountain of Age
  45. 44. The Flashlight
  46. 45. Statement of the Ownership, Management, and Circulation
  47. 46. The Fibber
  48. 47. 12,000 to 1!
  49. 48. Ambassador from Outer Space
  50. 49. In This Issue
  51. 50. Ambassador from Venus
  52. 51. Moon Descent
  53. 52. Who Knows?
  54. 53. The Emotion Maker
  55. 54. King of the Ants
  56. 55. The Bomb
  57. 56. Man Alone
  58. 57. The Strange Power of Gary Ford
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