([January] 2005)

Hamster Press, 2005 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
25.00 USD
Pages
260
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hamster Press
Brand
Hamster Press
ISBN
0-9724630-0-3 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Bill Schelly (compiler, annotations, book design); Jeffrey Kipper (assistant); Buddy Saunders; Howard Keltner; Larry Herndon (original issues)
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
8 1/2" x 11"
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Matte interior
Binding
Trade Paperback

Issue Notes

"The Best Complete Comics From The Classic Fanzine & More!" Limited edition of 500 copies. 4th book in series, following LABORS OF LOVE (Hamster Press, 1994, 2000) and 2 volumes of FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS (Hamster Press, 1997 & 1998)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Schelly (new); Richard "Grass" Green (#8); Biljo White (#3)
Pencils
D. Bruce Berry (#6); Sam Grainger (#14); Buddy Saunders (#13); Richard "Grass" Green (#8); Biljo White (#3); Alan Weiss (#9)
Inks
D. Bruce Berry (#6); Sam Grainger (#14); Buddy Saunders (#13); Richard "Grass" Green (#8); Biljo White (#3); Alan Weiss (#9)
Colors
Nils Osmar
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Powerman; Helen Whitney (scientist's daughter); gangster (traitor); The Addler; The Astral Man; Xal-Kor, The Human Cat; Queen Roda; The Eye; The Changeling; Doctor Weird; Skullwing

Indexer Notes

Small partial cover reprints of Star-Studded Comics #3, #6, #8, #9, #13, and #14.

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

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

Script
Bill Schelly
Pencils
Bill Schelly
Inks
Bill Schelly
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep into the night they 'burned the midnight oil' creating their labors of love...
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes illustration, "Burning The Midnight Oil."

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Schelly
Pencils
Jim Starlin; Landon Chesney; Al Kuhfeld; D. Bruce Berry; Dave Cockrum; Sam Grainger
Inks
Howard Keltner; Jim Starlin; Landon Chesney; Dick Tatge; D. Bruce Berry; Dave Cockrum; Sam Grainger
Letters
typeset

Characters
Doctor Weird; The Defender; Powerman; Dejah Thoris; Warrior Of Llarn

Indexer Notes

Includes 6 vignettes.

Worlds Within Worlds (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Schelly
Pencils
Buddy Saunders; Dick Tatge; Richard "Grass" Green
Inks
Buddy Saunders; Al Kuhfeld; Richard "Grass" Green
Letters
typeset

Characters
White Dragon; The Defender; Xal-Kor

Indexer Notes

Brief history of The Texas Trio and the material in this book. Includes photo of the group, White Dragon pin-up, 2 panels from The Defender story "Crystal Stone" (from SSC #7, July 1965), 4 panels from the 1st Xal-Kor story (from SSC #5, September 1964; reprinted in full in FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS, 1997).

The Adder (Table of Contents: 4)

The Astral Man / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Howard Keltner
Pencils
Sam Grainger
Inks
Sam Grainger
Letters
Sam Grainger

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Astral Man; The Adder
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Full story reprinted in FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS Vol.2 (Hamster Press, 1998).

Attention, Writers And Artists! (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Herndon [as The Texas Trio]
Pencils
D. Bruce Berry (Powerman); Ronn Foss (Mercury)
Inks
D. Bruce Berry (Powerman); Ronn Foss (Mercury)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Powerman; Mercury

Indexer Notes

Letter to prospective contributors. Includes 2 panels from Powerman story "Riddle Of The Runaway Rocket" (from SSC #SSC #6, February 1965; full story reprinted in FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS, 1997) and drawing of Mercury.

Star-Studded Comics Checklist (Table of Contents: 6)

credits, title page / 8 pages (report information)

Pencils
Alan Weiss; Rich Buckler
Inks
Alan Weiss; Rich Buckler
Letters
typeset

Characters
Skullwing; unnamed ghoul
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes covers of all 18 issues (listed separately here) & panels from Dr. Weird story "The Curse Of Skullwing" (from SSC #9, July 1966; reprinted in full in FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS, 1997)) & Defender story "The House Where Terror Lived" (from SSC #13, June 1968; reprinted in full in FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS Vol.2, 1998)

Star-Studded Comics No.1 (Table of Contents: 7)

The Changeling; The Defender; Doctor Weird; The Astral Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Howard Keltner
Pencils
Howard Keltner
Inks
Howard Keltner
Letters
Howard Keltner

Genre
superhero

Star-Studded Comics No.2 (Table of Contents: 8)

The Changeling; Powerman; Mercury; The Defender / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Buddy Saunders
Inks
Buddy Saunders
Letters
Buddy Saunders

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Star-Studded Comics No.3 (Table of Contents: 9)

The Eye; The Changeling / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Biljo White
Pencils
Biljo White
Inks
Biljo White
Letters
Biljo White

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Appears in color on book's cover.

Star-Studded Comics No.4 (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]
Pencils
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]
Inks
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]
Letters
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Weird; Astral Man; Changleing; Defender; Mercury; Powerman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprinted twice in this book: in contents section (reduced) and with Liberty Legion story (full-size, see Sequence 28).

Star-Studded Comics No.5 (Table of Contents: 11)

Xal-Kor, The Human Cat / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard "Grass" Green
Pencils
Richard "Grass" Green
Inks
Richard "Grass" Green
Letters
Richard "Grass" Green

Genre
superhero
Characters
Xal-Kor, The Human Cat; Dr. Weird; Cyclops; Fog
Reprints

Star-Studded Comics No.6 (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
D. Bruce Berry
Inks
D. Bruce Berry
Letters
D. Bruce Berry

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jeff Harmon (Powerman); Helen Whitney (scientist's daughter); gangster (traitor)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Tiny portion in color on book's cover.

Star-Studded Comics No.7 (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Howard Keltner
Pencils
Howard Keltner
Inks
Howard Keltner
Letters
Howard Keltner

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Weird; Swami Berdini (fake mystic); Mrs. Crane (customer); Devigali, Prince Of Sorcerers; The Defender; The Fog; The Human Cat; Powerman
Reprints

Star-Studded Comics No.8 (Table of Contents: 14)

Xal-Kor, The Human Cat / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard "Grass" Green
Pencils
Richard "Grass" Green
Inks
Richard "Grass" Green
Letters
Richard "Grass" Green

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Appears in color on book's cover.

Star-Studded Comics No.9 (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Alan Weiss
Inks
Alan Weiss
Letters
Alan Weiss

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Weird; Skullwing
Synopsis
Scene from "The Curse Of Skullwing"
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Appears in color on book's cover.

Star-Studded Comics No.10 (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Buddy Saunders
Pencils
Buddy Saunders
Inks
Buddy Saunders
Letters
Buddy Saunders

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Scene fro "Thw Widow Worshippers"
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Appears in color on book's back cover.

Star-Studded Comics No.11 (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
George Metzger
Pencils
George Metzger; Rick Shubb ("border illuminations")
Inks
George Metzger; Rick Shubb ("border illuminations")
Letters
Peter Grant ("florid script")

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Cover reuses story splash page from "Black Rite".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lettering done in the style of many psychedelic rock posters of the period.

Star-Studded Comics No.12 (Table of Contents: 18)

Xal-Kor, The Human Cat / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard "Grass" Green
Pencils
Richard "Grass" Green
Inks
Richard "Grass" Green
Letters
Richard "Grass" Green

Genre
superhero
Characters
Xal-Kor; Ann Rhoden [Queen Roda]; The Invincible Vole
Synopsis
Scene from "Xal Kor... Defeated!"
Reprints

Star-Studded Comics No.13 (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Buddy Saunders
Inks
Buddy Saunders
Letters
Buddy Saunders

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Scene from "War Of The Weaponer"
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Appears in color on book's cover.

Star-Studded Comics No.14 (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Howard Keltner
Pencils
Sam Grainger
Inks
Sam Grainger
Letters
Sam Grainger

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Astral Man; The Adder
Synopsis
Scene from "The Adder"
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Appears in color on book's cover.

Star-Studded Comics No.15 (Table of Contents: 21)

Xal-Kor, The Human Cat / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard "Grass" Green
Pencils
Richard "Grass" Green
Inks
Richard "Grass" Green
Letters
Richard "Grass" Green

Genre
superhero
Characters
Xal-Kor; The Glow Worm
Synopsis
Scene from "Xal-Kor Versus The Glow Worm!"
Reprints

Star-Studded No.16 (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Howard Keltner
Inks
Howard Keltner
Letters
Howard Keltner

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Scene from "The Castle On Demon Mountain"
Reprints

Star-Studded No.17 (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
girl in spacesuit; Tyrannasaurus Rex; caveman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is photo of scene created with model-kits.

Star-Studded No.18 (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Pencils
Steve Fritz
Inks
Steve Fritz
Letters
Steve Fritz

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Let's Talk It Over (Table of Contents: 25)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Schelly
Pencils
Richard "Grass" Green; Buddy Saunders; Sam Grainger
Inks
Richard "Grass" Green; Buddy Saunders; Sam Grainger
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

"Annotation on the contents". Includes photo Biljo White, Larry Ivie & Bill DuBay; drawings of Xal-Kor, The Eye, and panel from Astral Man story, "The Adder" (from SSC #14, December 1968).

The Thing Out of Time (Table of Contents: 26)

Doctor Weird / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Landon Chesney
Pencils
Landon Chesney
Inks
Landon Chesney
Letters
Landon Chesney

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

5th appearance; previous app. in SSC #6; next app. in SSC #8. Full story reprinted in FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS Vol.2 (Hamster Press, 1998).

Riddle of the Runaway Rocket (Table of Contents: 27)

Powerman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Howard Keltner
Pencils
D. Bruce Berry
Inks
D. Bruce Berry
Letters
D. Bruce Berry

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Third appearance. Full story reprinted in Fandom's Finest Comics (Hamster Press, 1997).

Star-Studded Comics No.4 (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]
Pencils
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]
Inks
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]
Letters
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Weird; Astral Man; Changleing; Defender; Mercury; Powerman
Reprints

A Gathering of Heroes! (Table of Contents: 29)

The Liberty Legion / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Herndon; Buddy Saunders
Pencils
Ronn Foss
Inks
Ronn Foss
Letters
Ronn Foss

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defender (3rd app); Dr. Weird (2nd app.); Astral Man (2nd app.); Mercury (2nd app.); The Changeling (4th app.); Powerman (2nd app.); General Vankrolf (villain)
Synopsis
An evil dictator, gaining a terrible weapon from a scientist who he then has murdered, threatens to destroy 3 cities unless the US surrenders. Dr. Weird gathers together 5 other heroes to fight for liberty.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"INTRODUCING-- THE LIBERTY LEGION" / Part 1 of 5. Justice Society / Justice League-type of story. 3rd appearance of The Defender; previous app. in SSC #2, next app. a cameo in SSC #6, next story in SSC #7. 2nd appearance of Dr. Weird; previous app. in SSC #1, next app. in SSC #5. 2nd appearance of Astral Man; previous app. in SSC #1, next app. in SSC #14 (December 1968). 2nd (& final?) appearance of Mercury; previous app. in SSC #2. 4th appearance of The Changeling; previous app. in SSC #3, next app. in SSC #8 (March 1966). 2nd appearance of Powerman; previous app. in SSC #2, next app. in SSC #6 (February 1965).

Doom of the Deadly Deluge! (Table of Contents: 30)

The Liberty Legion / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Herndon; Buddy Saunders
Pencils
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]
Inks
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]
Letters
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]

Genre
superhero
Characters
Changeling; Defender
Synopsis
San Francisco is saved from a gigantic water spout.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"INTRODUCING-- THE LIBERTY LEGION" / Part 2 of 5.

Menace of the Solar Lance! (Table of Contents: 31)

The Liberty Legion / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Herndon; Buddy Saunders
Pencils
Richard "Grass" Green
Inks
Richard "Grass" Green
Letters
Richard "Grass" Green

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Weird; Mercury
Synopsis
Dallas is saved from a column of flame.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"INTRODUCING-- THE LIBERTY LEGION" / Part 3 of 5. Pages 36 & 37 (pages 2 & 3 of this chapter) printed in reverse order in original comic and in previous reprint; corrected this time!

Threat of the Molten Metal (Table of Contents: 32)

The Liberty Legion / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Herndon; Buddy Saunders
Pencils
Biljo White
Inks
Biljo White
Letters
Biljo White

Genre
superhero
Characters
Powerman; Astral Man
Synopsis
New York City is saved from a column of molten rock.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"INTRODUCING-- THE LIBERTY LEGION" / Part 4 of 5.

The Showdown (Table of Contents: 33)

The Liberty Legion / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Herndon; Buddy Saunders
Pencils
Howard Keltner
Inks
Howard Keltner
Letters
Howard Keltner

Genre
superhero
Characters
General Vankrolf (villain); Astral Man; Powerman; Changeling; The Defender; Mercury; Doctor Weird; Vankrolf's army
Synopsis
The 6 heroes rejoin to save Washington D.C. from Vankrolf's army, then take down the dictator. They decide to form a group, The Liberty Legion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"INTRODUCING-- THE LIBERTY LEGION" / Part 5 of 5. Only appearance of The Liberty Legion; another story was worked on, but never materialized; no relation to the 1940's team from THE INVADERS #5-6 and MARVEL PREMIERE #29-30 (Marvel, March-June 1976).

Introducing: The Eye (Table of Contents: 34)

The Eye / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Biljo White
Pencils
Biljo White
Inks
Biljo White
Letters
Biljo White

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Eye (debut); Mr. Big; R. Miller (witness); Petey Rinzo (rival gang member)
Synopsis
Posing undercover as a mob executioner, The Eye brings down Mr. Big's mob.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance. Character designed by Richard "Grass" Green in November 1955. Story expanded and redrawn in ink for The Eye (Biljo White, 1965 series) #1; ink version reprinted in Fandom's Finest Comics (Hamster Press, 1997 series) #[nn]. Due to switch to offset printing in the next SSC issue, next appearance in Fighting Hero Comics (SFCA, 1964 series) #10.

Some of the Powers of the Eye (Table of Contents: 35)

The Eye / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Biljo White
Pencils
Biljo White
Inks
Biljo White
Letters
Biljo White

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cross-section detailing The Eye's various abilities. "Ditto" version published in 1963, redrawn in ink as "Inside The Eye" for THE EYE #1 (Biljo White, 1965); ink version reprinted in FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS (Hamster Press, 1997)

A Friend in Need (Table of Contents: 36)

Xal-Kor, The Human Cat / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Richard "Grass" Green
Pencils
Richard "Grass" Green
Inks
Richard "Grass" Green
Letters
Richard "Grass" Green

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

4th appearance; previous app. in SSC #8, reprinted in FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS (Hamster Press, 1997); next app. in SSC #10.

The Widow Worshippers! (Table of Contents: 37)

The Defender / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Larry Herndon
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Letters
Al Milgrom

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

6th appearance.

The Curse of Skullwing! (Table of Contents: 38)

Doctor Weird / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Larry Herndon
Pencils
Alan Weiss
Inks
Alan Weiss
Letters
Alan Weiss

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

7th appearance. Full story reprinted in FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS (Hamster Press, 1997).

Gods of the North (Table of Contents: 39)

Amra / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (story); Larry Herndon (adaptation)
Pencils
Steven Kelez; ? [as "a host of others"]
Inks
Alan Hutchinson
Letters
Alan Hutchinson

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Full story reprinted in Fandom's Finest Comics (Hamster Press, 1998 series) #2.

The House Where Terror Lived! (Table of Contents: 40)

The Defender / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Larry Herndon
Pencils
Rich Buckler [as Richard Buckler]
Inks
Rich Buckler [as Richard Buckler]
Letters
Rich Buckler [as Richard Buckler]

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Full story reprinted in Fandom's Finest Comics (Hamster Press, 1998 series) #2.

The Villainy of Zygot (Table of Contents: 41)

Powerman; The Defender / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Milgrom
Pencils
Jim Starlin [as J. Star]
Inks
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]
Letters
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]

Genre
superhero
Characters
Powerman; The Defender; Zygot
Reprints

Indexer Notes

5th appearance of both heroes. Story erroneously referred to as "Powerman Vs. The Defender" in this book's contents section. "Zygot" became the name of the race responsible for murdering and enslaving the entire Milky Way Galaxy, leading to its eventual obliteration in Jim Starlin's METAMORPHOSIS ODYSSEY graphic novel, the origin of his character Dreadstar, in Epic Illustrated (Marvel, 1980 series) #1-9.

"Siren" Defeats Excel! (Table of Contents: 42)

Excel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ronn Foss
Pencils
Ronn Foss
Inks
Ronn Foss
Letters
Ronn Foss

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

2nd of 2 appearances.

The Coming of the Black Monster! (Table of Contents: 43)

The Defender / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Larry Herndon
Pencils
Mickey Schwaberow
Inks
Stephen Stanley
Letters
Stephen Stanley

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

9th appearance. Part 1 of 2.

Meet Misty!! (Table of Contents: 44)

The Fog / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Biljo White
Pencils
Biljo White
Inks
Biljo White
Letters
Biljo White

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

3rd & final appearance.

Agent of the C.I.A.! (Table of Contents: 45)

The Changeling / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]
Pencils
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]
Inks
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]
Letters
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

5th appearance. Previous appearance in STAR-STUDDED COMICS #4 (Texas Trio, June 1964); Next appearance in STAR-STUDDED COMICS #11 (Texas Trio, June 1967).

Riddle of the Runaway Rocket (Table of Contents: 46)

Powerman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Howard Keltner
Pencils
D. Bruce Berry
Inks
D. Bruce Berry
Letters
D. Bruce Berry

Genre
superhero
Characters
Powerman; The Defender (cameo)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

3rd appearance. Full story reprinted in Fandom's Finest Comics (Hamster Press, 1997 series) #1.

Fearfull Weapon! (Table of Contents: 47)

The Changeling / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Buddy Saunders
Pencils
Buddy Saunders
Inks
Buddy Saunders
Letters
Buddy Saunders

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st appearance.

King of the Hill (Table of Contents: 48)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Steve Kelez
Pencils
Steve Kelez
Inks
Steve Kelez
Letters
Steve Kelez

Genre
war
Reprints

Un-Man (Table of Contents: 49)

Un-Man / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dave Cockrum
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Letters
Dave Cockrum

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st (and only?) appearance.

The Slaves of the She Beast! (Table of Contents: 50)

Doctor Weird / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Raymond Miller
Pencils
Landon Chesney
Inks
Landon Chesney
Letters
Landon Chesney

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Dr. Weird encounters a family cursed by werewolves.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

6th appearance; previous app. in SSC #7; next app. in SSC #9. According to fanzine historial Bill Shelly, script originally written for The Changeling (another character in STAR-STUDDED COMICS), but was deemed more appropriate for Dr. Weird.

A Chat with Gary Acord (Table of Contents: 51)

text article / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Schelly; Brian K. Morris (transcriber); Jeffrey Kipper (editing)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes photos of Gary Acord, Larry Herndon, The Texas Trio.

Attack of the Invisible Man! (Table of Contents: 52)

Dolfin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gary Acord
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Rich Buckler
Letters
Rich Buckler

Genre
superhero
Reprints
  • from Dolfin Comics (Gary Acord, 1968 series) #1 [splash page only]

The Wonderful World of Komix (Table of Contents: 53)

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

Script
Gary Acord
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Reprints
  • from The Wonderful World of Comix (Gary Acord, 1964 series) #1

Introducing: Jonny Galaxie (Table of Contents: 54)

Jonny Galaxie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dave Herring
Pencils
Dave Herring
Inks
Dave Herring
Letters
Dave Herring

Genre
science fiction
Reprints
  • from Wotta World (Gary Acord, 1969) #1

The Witch's Spell (Table of Contents: 55)

Dolfin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gary Acord
Pencils
Mike Arden
Inks
Gary Acord
Letters
Gary Acord

Genre
superhero
Reprints
  • from Dolfin Comics (Gary Acord, 1968 series) #?

[The Gold on Lost Island!] (Table of Contents: 56)

The Blade / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Biljo White
Pencils
Biljo White
Inks
Biljo White
Letters
Biljo White

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Created in the mid-1950's, published almost a decade later. Edgar Rice Burroughs-style story; not related to Blade, Vampire Hunter from TOMB OF DRACULA #10 (Marvel, July 1973).

The Crimes of the Transmuter (Table of Contents: 57)

Powerman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Bibby
Pencils
Bill DuBay
Inks
Bill DuBay
Letters
Bill DuBay

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

6th appearance; previous app. in SSC #8; next app. in STAR-STUDDED COMICS #13 (Texas Trio, June 1968).

The White Dragon Strikes Back! (Table of Contents: 58)

The White Dragon / text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Wright
Pencils
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]
Inks
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]
Letters
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

5 pages of text plus full-page illo. Hero not related to villain White Dragon from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #184 (Marvel, September 1978).

Xal-Kor to the Rescue (Table of Contents: 59)

Xal-Kor, The Human Cat / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Richard "Grass" Green
Pencils
Richard "Grass" Green
Inks
Richard "Grass" Green
Letters
Richard "Grass" Green

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

5th appearance; previous app. in SSC #9, next app. in STAR-STUDDED COMICS #12 (Texas Trio, October 1967).

The Origin of...Xal-Kor, The Human Cat! (Table of Contents: 60)

Xal-Kor, The Human Cat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard "Grass" Green
Pencils
Richard "Grass" Green
Inks
Richard "Grass" Green
Letters
Richard "Grass" Green

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance. Full story reprinted in Fandom's Finest Comics (Hamster Press, 1997 series) #1.

Operation Big Move (Table of Contents: 61)

Xal-Kor, The Human Cat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard "Grass" Green
Pencils
Richard "Grass" Green
Inks
Richard "Grass" Green
Letters
Richard "Grass" Green

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Third appearance. Full story reprinted in Fandom's Finest Comics (Hamster Press, 1997 series) #1.

The Glow Worm (Table of Contents: 62)

Xal-Kor, The Human Cat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard "Grass" Green
Pencils
Richard "Grass" Green
Inks
Richard "Grass" Green
Letters
Richard "Grass" Green

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

7th appearance.

The Coil (Table of Contents: 63)

Xal-Kor, The Human Cat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard "Grass" Green
Pencils
Richard "Grass" Green
Inks
Richard "Grass" Green
Letters
Richard "Grass" Green

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

2nd appearance. Previous app. in STAR-STUDDED COMICS #5 (Texas Trio, September 1964); next app. in STAR-STUDDED COMICS #8 (Texas Trio, March 1966).

War of the Weaponer (Table of Contents: 64)

Powerman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Leonard Tirado, Jr. (plot); Larry Herndon (dialogue)
Pencils
Alan Hutchinson
Inks
Alan Hutchinson
Letters
Howard Keltner

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

7th appearance. Previous app. in STAR-STUDDED COMICS #9 (Texas Trio, July 1966). Last app. to date?

Black Rite (Table of Contents: 65)

Doctor Weird / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Metzger
Pencils
George Metzger; Rick Schubb ("border illuminations")
Inks
George Metzger; Rick Schubb ("border illuminations")
Letters
George Metzger; Peter Grant ("florid script")

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

9th appearance. Previous app. in STAR-STUDDED COMICS #10 (Texas Trio, Winter 1967). Splash page done in the style of many psychedelic rock posters of the period.

Interview with Alan Weiss (Table of Contents: 66)

text article / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Schelly; Alan Weiss
Pencils
Alan Weiss
Inks
Alan Weiss
Letters
typeset

Characters
Doctor Weird

Indexer Notes

Includes panel from page 5 of Dr. Weird story, "The Curse Of Skullwing" (from SSC #9, July 1966); early unpublished sketch; and panel from "Boy, You Sure Don't Look Like A Hero!" (from SSC #13, June 1968)

The Curse of Skullwing! (Table of Contents: 67)

Doctor Weird / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Larry Herndon
Pencils
Alan Weiss
Inks
Alan Weiss
Letters
Alan Weiss

Genre
superhero
Characters
Allen Carson; Helen Carson (wife); Skullwing (demon)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

7th appearance; previous app. in SSC #8; next app. in SSC #10. Full story reprinted in FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS (Hamster Press, 1997).

Satan's Hirelings! (Table of Contents: 68)

Doctor Weird / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Liebfried
Pencils
Alan Weiss
Inks
Scott Bell
Letters
Scott Bell

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

4th appearance; previous app. in STAR-STUDDED COMICS #5 (Texas Trio, September 1964, never reprinted); next app. in STAR-STUDDED COMICS #7 (Texas Trio, July 1965, reprinted in FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS Vol.2, Hamster Press, 1998).

The Battle of... Credibility Gap! (Table of Contents: 69)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Weiss
Pencils
Alan Weiss
Inks
Alan Weiss
Letters
Alan Weiss

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lucius Fedbetter (writer); Bucksin Brown; Wild Willy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequel to "Boy, You Sure Don't Look Like A Hero!" from SSTAR-STUDDED COMICS #13 (Texas Trio, June 1968), reprinted in FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS Vol.2 (Hamster Press, 1998)

Death in the Skull-World! (Table of Contents: 70)

Doctor Weird / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Herndon
Pencils
Mickey Schwaberow
Inks
Alan Weiss
Letters
Buddy Saunders [as Don Fowler]

Genre
superhero
Characters
Skullwing (from SSC #9, July 1966)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

11th appearance. Previous app. in SSC #11 (Texas Trio, June 1967); next app. in SSC #16 (Texas Trio, November 1969).

His Brother! (Table of Contents: 71)

Dragonfly / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Weiss
Pencils
Alan Weiss
Inks
Scott Bell
Letters
Scott Bell

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dragonfly (Steve); The Python (villain, his brother); Pam (sister)
Synopsis
A final battle is combined with a very strange family reunion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story apparently continues from earlier episode; unknown where or if it was ever published. Despite similar name & costume, character apparently not related to Dragonfly by Rik Levins in AMERICOMICS #4 (Americomics, October 1983).

A Guide to Related Books from Hamster Press (Table of Contents: 72) (Expand) /

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

It's... Wildman and Rubberoy (Table of Contents: 73)

Wildman and Rubberoy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Richard "Grass" Green
Pencils
Richard "Grass" Green
Inks
Richard "Grass" Green
Letters
Richard "Grass" Green

Genre
humor; superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st appearance. Next app. in XAL-KOR THE HUMAN CAT #1 (Richard Green, 197?), then in MEGATON #5 (Megaton, June 1986).

Re: Warrior of Llarn (Table of Contents: 74)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Schelly; Roy Thomas
Pencils
? (photographs); Sam Grainger; Frank Frazetta
Inks
? (photographs); Sam Grainger; Frank Frazetta
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Interview with Roy Thomas, May 8, 2004. Includes photos of Roy (1963-64), Ronn & Beverly Foss (1964), Sam Grainger & Jim Amash (1989); promo for ALTER-EGO #9 by Ronn Foss; Alter-Ego illo. by Grainger; interior book illo. by Frank Frazetta.

Warrior of Llarn (Table of Contents: 75)

Warrior of Llarn / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Frazetta (painted)
Inks
Frank Frazetta (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints
  • from Ace paperback

Warrior of Llarn (Table of Contents: 76)

Warrior of Llarn / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner F. Fox (story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
Sam Grainger
Inks
Sam Grainger
Letters
Sam Grainger

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Faithful adaptation of first part of Fox's novel. Never continued.

The Texas Trio Proudly Presents... (Table of Contents: 77) (Expand) /

Star-Studded Comics No.7 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Introducing Excel Man of the Future (Table of Contents: 78)

Excel Man of the Future / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ronn Foss
Pencils
Ronn Foss
Inks
Ronn Foss
Letters
Ronn Foss

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st of 2 appearances. Next app. in STAR-STUDDED #17 (Texas Trio, Summer 1971).

SSC Presents Comic Fandom! (Table of Contents: 79)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Let's Talk It Over, Pt. 2 (Table of Contents: 80)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Schelly
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Annotations on five strips that "Could have appeared in SSC!". Includes photo of Steve Herring, Jay Lynch & Dave Herring.

Masquerader No.6 (Table of Contents: 81)

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

Script
Ronn Foss
Pencils
Ronn Foss
Inks
Ronn Foss
Letters
Ronn Foss

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Cowl; The Nebula (villain); Hawkman; Comet; Jaguar; Dr. Solar; Ant-Man; Iron Man; Thor; Sub-Mariner; Batman; Fighting American
Reprints
  • from Masquerader (Mike Vosburg, 1962 series) #6

Return of the Nebula! (Table of Contents: 82)

The Cowl / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ronn Foss
Pencils
Ronn Foss
Inks
Ronn Foss
Letters
Ronn Foss

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Cowl; The Nebula (villain)
Reprints
  • from Masquerader (Mike Vosburg, 1962 series) #6

Indexer Notes

2nd of 2 appearances. Previous app. in MASQUERADER #1 (Mike Vosburg, 196?)

The King of Crimefighters / "Origin of the Lion!" (Table of Contents: 83)

The Lion / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Biljo White
Pencils
Biljo White
Inks
Biljo White
Letters
Biljo White

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inked redo of ditto version from KOMIX ILLUSTRATED (Biljo White, 1963, reprinted in LABORS OF LOVE--EXPANDED EDITION / Hamster Press, 2000). Pages 3 & 4 reversed.

Blueprints for Banditry! (Table of Contents: 84)

Ace of Spades and The Joker / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Kelez (story); Mickey Schwaberow (adaptation)
Pencils
Mickey Schwaberow
Inks
Mickey Schwaberow
Letters
Mickey Schwaberow

Genre
superhero
Reprints
  • from Magnum Opus (Steve Kelez & Mickey Schwaberow, 1965 series) #1

Indexer Notes

Batman & Robin tribute.

The Count (Table of Contents: 85)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Herring
Pencils
Dave Herring
Inks
Dave Herring
Letters
Dave Herring

Genre
horror-suspense; satire-parody
Characters
The Count; Morticia Addums; Lerch
Reprints
  • from Odd (Steve & Dave Herring, 1964 series) #12
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

DRACULA / ADDAMS FAMILY parody; Harvey Kurtzman & Will Elder tribute.

The Coffee House Blues (Table of Contents: 86)

The Spook / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Hanley
Pencils
James Hanley
Inks
James Hanley
Letters
James Hanley

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Reprints
  • from Comic Book (Alan Hanley, 1966 series) #?

Indexer Notes

Will Eisner / SPIRIT tribute.

A Rendezvous with Death (Table of Contents: 87)

Doctor Weird / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Metzger
Pencils
George Metzger
Inks
George Metzger
Letters
George Metzger

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Follow-up to story from STAR-STUDDED COMICS #11 (Texas Trio, June 1967); never finished.

[The Return of Zygot] (Table of Contents: 88)

Powerman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Keltner
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Richard "Grass" Green" [as Eric Dann]
Letters
Richard "Grass" Green"

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Two pages from unpublished 10-page sequel to Powerman story from STAR-STUDDED COMICS #8 (Texas Trio, March 1966). Left in "inventory" when SSC was cancelled, found in a closet by Howard Keltner in 1996.

Found! 40 Years Later! (Table of Contents: 89) (Expand) /

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

The Black Dragon and His Flying Bandits (Table of Contents: 90)

Crime Crasher / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Richard "Grass" Green
Pencils
Richard "Grass" Green
Inks
Richard "Grass" Green
Letters
Richard "Grass" Green

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Intended for THE KOMIX (John Wright, July 1963); issue never published; existence of ditto masters discovered in 2004. Not related to Crime Crusher from EERIE #32 (Warren, March 1971).

A Texas Trip Update (Table of Contents: 91)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Schelly
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

"Update" on Larry Herndon, Howard Keltner & Buddy Saunders.

Did You Know?? (Table of Contents: 92)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Schelly
Pencils
Jim Starlin; Howard Keltner; Buddy Saunders
Inks
Howard Keltner; Buddy Saunders
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

"Star-Studded oddities & little-known facts"; includes cover art from DR. WEIRD #2 (Texas Trio, Fall 1971) and pics of 4 different costumes worn by The Changeling.

About the Author (Table of Contents: 93)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Schelly
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes photo of Bill Schelly & Howard Keltner (1997).

Small Press Comics from Fandom's Golden Age! (Table of Contents: 94) (Expand) /

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

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  2. 1. ["Deep into the night they 'burned the midnight oil' creating their labors of love..."]
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. Worlds Within Worlds
  5. 4. The Adder
    The Astral Man
  6. 5. Attention, Writers And Artists!
  7. 6. Star-Studded Comics Checklist
  8. 7. Star-Studded Comics No.1
    The Changeling; The Defender; Doctor Weird; The Astral Man
  9. 8. Star-Studded Comics No.2
    The Changeling; Powerman; Mercury; The Defender
  10. 9. Star-Studded Comics No.3
    The Eye; The Changeling
  11. 10. Star-Studded Comics No.4
    Liberty Legion
  12. 11. Star-Studded Comics No.5
    Xal-Kor, The Human Cat
  13. 12. Star-Studded Comics No.6
    Powerman
  14. 13. Star-Studded Comics No.7
    Doctor Weird
  15. 14. Star-Studded Comics No.8
    Xal-Kor, The Human Cat
  16. 15. Star-Studded Comics No.9
    Doctor Weird
  17. 16. Star-Studded Comics No.10
    The Defender
  18. 17. Star-Studded Comics No.11
    Doctor Weird
  19. 18. Star-Studded Comics No.12
    Xal-Kor, The Human Cat
  20. 19. Star-Studded Comics No.13
    Powerman
  21. 20. Star-Studded Comics No.14
    Astral Man
  22. 21. Star-Studded Comics No.15
    Xal-Kor, The Human Cat
  23. 22. Star-Studded No.16
    Doctor Weird
  24. 23. Star-Studded No.17
  25. 24. Star-Studded No.18
    Jabberwocky
  26. 25. Let's Talk It Over
  27. 26. The Thing Out of Time
    Doctor Weird
  28. 27. Riddle of the Runaway Rocket
    Powerman
  29. 28. Star-Studded Comics No.4
    Liberty Legion
  30. 29. A Gathering of Heroes!
    The Liberty Legion
  31. 30. Doom of the Deadly Deluge!
    The Liberty Legion
  32. 31. Menace of the Solar Lance!
    The Liberty Legion
  33. 32. Threat of the Molten Metal
    The Liberty Legion
  34. 33. The Showdown
    The Liberty Legion
  35. 34. Introducing: The Eye
    The Eye
  36. 35. Some of the Powers of the Eye
    The Eye
  37. 36. A Friend in Need
    Xal-Kor, The Human Cat
  38. 37. The Widow Worshippers!
    The Defender
  39. 38. The Curse of Skullwing!
    Doctor Weird
  40. 39. Gods of the North
    Amra
  41. 40. The House Where Terror Lived!
    The Defender
  42. 41. The Villainy of Zygot
    Powerman; The Defender
  43. 42. "Siren" Defeats Excel!
    Excel
  44. 43. The Coming of the Black Monster!
    The Defender
  45. 44. Meet Misty!!
    The Fog
  46. 45. Agent of the C.I.A.!
    The Changeling
  47. 46. Riddle of the Runaway Rocket
    Powerman
  48. 47. Fearfull Weapon!
    The Changeling
  49. 48. King of the Hill
  50. 49. Un-Man
    Un-Man
  51. 50. The Slaves of the She Beast!
    Doctor Weird
  52. 51. A Chat with Gary Acord
  53. 52. Attack of the Invisible Man!
    Dolfin
  54. 53. The Wonderful World of Komix
    Captain Marvel
  55. 54. Introducing: Jonny Galaxie
    Jonny Galaxie
  56. 55. The Witch's Spell
    Dolfin
  57. 56. [The Gold on Lost Island!]
    The Blade
  58. 57. The Crimes of the Transmuter
    Powerman
  59. 58. The White Dragon Strikes Back!
    The White Dragon
  60. 59. Xal-Kor to the Rescue
    Xal-Kor, The Human Cat
  61. 60. The Origin of...Xal-Kor, The Human Cat!
    Xal-Kor, The Human Cat
  62. 61. Operation Big Move
    Xal-Kor, The Human Cat
  63. 62. The Glow Worm
    Xal-Kor, The Human Cat
  64. 63. The Coil
    Xal-Kor, The Human Cat
  65. 64. War of the Weaponer
    Powerman
  66. 65. Black Rite
    Doctor Weird
  67. 66. Interview with Alan Weiss
  68. 67. The Curse of Skullwing!
    Doctor Weird
  69. 68. Satan's Hirelings!
    Doctor Weird
  70. 69. The Battle of... Credibility Gap!
  71. 70. Death in the Skull-World!
    Doctor Weird
  72. 71. His Brother!
    Dragonfly
  73. 72. A Guide to Related Books from Hamster Press
  74. 73. It's... Wildman and Rubberoy
    Wildman and Rubberoy
  75. 74. Re: Warrior of Llarn
  76. 75. Warrior of Llarn
    Warrior of Llarn
  77. 76. Warrior of Llarn
    Warrior of Llarn
  78. 77. The Texas Trio Proudly Presents...
    Star-Studded Comics No.7
  79. 78. Introducing Excel Man of the Future
    Excel Man of the Future
  80. 79. SSC Presents Comic Fandom!
  81. 80. Let's Talk It Over, Pt. 2
  82. 81. Masquerader No.6
    The Cowl
  83. 82. Return of the Nebula!
    The Cowl
  84. 83. The King of Crimefighters / "Origin of the Lion!"
    The Lion
  85. 84. Blueprints for Banditry!
    Ace of Spades and The Joker
  86. 85. The Count
  87. 86. The Coffee House Blues
    The Spook
  88. 87. A Rendezvous with Death
    Doctor Weird
  89. 88. [The Return of Zygot]
    Powerman
  90. 89. Found! 40 Years Later!
    Crime Crasher
  91. 90. The Black Dragon and His Flying Bandits
    Crime Crasher
  92. 91. A Texas Trip Update
  93. 92. Did You Know??
  94. 93. About the Author
  95. 94. Small Press Comics from Fandom's Golden Age!
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