(February-March 1973)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1972-12-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
Editing
Denny O'Neil
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #91.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Kaluta
Inks
Mike Kaluta
Colors
?
Letters
?; Gaspar Saladino (logo design)

Job Number
Z-138
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Fafhrd; Grey Mouser
Synopsis
Fafhrd and the Mouser storm across a castle drawbridge.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Howard Chaykin and The Crusty Bunkers previously credited with the cover (probably duplicating the story credits); Mike Kaluta credit supplied by Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list and confirmed by The Comic Reader #91 and Mike Kaluta himself via Facebook on 4 July 2017, who noted that he signed in two spots both covered by text balloons. One is in upper left covered by "Featuring Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser" and the other in the lower right covered by "First Astonishing Issue." Logo design credit from Todd Klein.

The Price of Pain Ease (Table of Contents: 1)

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser / comic story / 22.5 pages (report information)

Script
Fritz Leiber (story); Denny O'Neil (script)
Pencils
Howard Chaykin
Inks
The Crusty Bunkers (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
Z-119
Genre
sword and sorcery
Synopsis
Our heroes obtain a magical mask for wizardly patrons, Sheelba and Ningauble.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Per Nick Caputo, the Crusty Bunkers inks consist of Neal Adams, Alan Weiss and Rick Bryant (confirmed by Adams, who noted he inked page 9 with Weiss and Bryant, from an original art ad in The Comics Journal #45, March 1979). Others who may have assisted include Dick Giordano, Walt Simonson, Rich Buckler, Vincente Alcazar, Sal Amendola, Alan Kupperberg and Ralph Reese.

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

Swordsmen's Scrolls / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Letters
typeset

Job Number
Z-132
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
  2. 1. The Price of Pain Ease
    Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Swordsmen's Scrolls
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Don Casey
  • Bob Hughes
  • Marcus Fletcher
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
  • David Welsh
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Ken St. Andre