(1975)

Marvel, 1975 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
annually
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing:
Len Wein
Color:
color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

A Rage Of Retribution! (Table of Contents)

Power Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Danny Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Power Man [Luke Cage]

Retribution! Part I (Table of Contents: 1)

Power Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Billy Graham (script); Steve Englehart (plot, script)
Pencils:
Billy Graham
Inks:
Billy Graham
Colors:
Petra Goldberg
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phil Fox (death); Luke Cage (origin retold); Big Ben Donovan; Billy Bob Rackham; Shades; Comanche
Reprints:

Retribution: Part II (Table of Contents: 2)

Luke Cage / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella (plot, script); Billy Graham (script)
Pencils:
Billy Graham
Inks:
Billy Graham
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 26); Shelly Leferman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Luke Cage; Flea; Billy Bob Rackham; Shades; Comanche
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previous "Hero for Hire" writer Steve Englehart is credited as "Camp Counselor." Tony Isabella blogged on July, 5, 2013:
"'Hero for Hire' #15 was running incredibly late when I was asked to script the issue’s truncated 11-page Luke Cage story. ... Roy Thomas asked me to write Hero for Hire #15 and #16. He knew I was a fan of both Luke Cage and Englehart’s writing and I knew I would have killer deadlines on both issues. When I took the job, I was given the penciled pages for issue #15. I received no plot or script, but I’m pretty sure there were some brief border notes on the pages. I’m also pretty sure I was told Billy plotted this story. I can’t recall why I (or anyone else) credited him as the
co-scripter. He should’ve been credited as plotter or co-plotter. In either case, I received nothing by Englehart before I scripted these pages. I didn’t even talk to him about the story. He might not have even been in New York at the time." http://tonyisabella.blogspot.com/2013/07/hero-for-hire-15-16.html

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 3)

Hero For Hire / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
John Romita
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Luke Cage
Reprints:

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Billy Graham
Colors:
?
Letters:
Danny Crespi
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Power Man [Luke Cage]
Reprints:

Shake Hands With Stiletto! Part III (Table of Contents: 5)

Power Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart; Billy Graham (plot, script); Tony Isabella (script)
Pencils:
Billy Graham
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Linda Lessmann
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Luke Cage; Billy Bob Rackham (death); Shades; Comanche; Flea; Stiletto [Tom Stuart] (introduction); Big Ben Donovan
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credits from Steve Englehart's website, 8/30/2006. There is a dispute on correct writer credits. The credit line reads "Tony Isabella writer, Billy Graham penciller", etc. In 2006, Steve Englehart has said that he co-plotted this story with Billy Graham. On July 5, 2013, Tony Isabella stated that he wrote this story "full script style" without plotting assistance from either Englehart or Graham.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Rage Of Retribution!
    Power Man
  2. 1. Retribution! Part I
    Power Man
  3. 2. Retribution: Part II
    Luke Cage
  4. 3. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
    Hero For Hire
  5. 4. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
    Power Man
  6. 5. Shake Hands With Stiletto! Part III
    Power Man
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