(1977)

Martin L. Greim, 1977 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
?
Pages:
120
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
[none printed]
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Martin L. Greim
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
8.5" x 11" (21.6 cm x 27.9 cm)
Paper Stock:
Matte interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Collection of all-new stories featuring the best characters and creators from various fanzines. Initial index info taken from "History of Black Superheroes" article at www.answers.com site. Print run: 10,000 copies.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

White Raven; Space Guardian; Xal-Kor; The Defender; Dr. Weird; The Eye / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
James Steranko
Inks:
Rudy Nebres

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Defender

Indexer Notes

full page illustration on inside front cover

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

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin L. Greim
Pencils:
Ron Foss (illustration)
Inks:
Ron Foss (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Eclipse

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

The Defender / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rudy Nebres (signed)
Inks:
Rudy Nebres (signed)

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

full page illustration of the Defender

The Mark of the Cat (Table of Contents: 4)

The Defender / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin L. Greim
Pencils:
Martin L. Greim
Inks:
Martin L. Greim
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
David Manning The Defender

Indexer Notes

11th & last appearance to date; previous appearance in STAR-STUDDED #16 (Texas Trio, November 1969). Story is divided into two parts at the front and back of the book. Inks by Dan Adkins?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Eclipse / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Thorne (signed)
Inks:
Frank Thorne (signed)
Letters:
Frank Thorne

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

full page illustration of The Eclipse

The Skyline Robbers (Table of Contents: 6)

The Eclipse / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin L. Greim [as Marty Greim]
Pencils:
Gary Kato
Inks:
Ronn Foss
Letters:
Ronn Foss

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Craig Pierce [The Eclipse]; Teresa Aster (nurse); Stan Adams; Skyline Robber Gang
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

4th appearance; previous appearances in ALTER EGO #5 & 8 (Jerry Bails, March 1963 & March 1965; see ALTER EGO/1997 and FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS/1997 for reprints) and COMIC CRUSADER #12 (Martin L. Greim, 19??). Next appearance in HEROES VS. HITLER #1 (Hamster Press, Summer 2000; see THE EYE COLLECTION/2002 for reprint).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Goodguy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

full page illustration

Goodguy Returns (Table of Contents: 8)

Goodguy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Hanley
Pencils:
Alan Hanley (signed)
Inks:
Alan Hanley (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero

Indexer Notes

Character very much in the style of the Golden Age CAPTAIN MARVEL; previously appeared in COMIC BOOK #5 (1964); see FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS (Hamster Press, 1997) for reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Xal-Kor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Machlan
Inks:
Don Newton; Bill Wilson

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

full page illustration

Break the Slave Ring (Table of Contents: 10)

Xal-Kor, The Human Cat / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard "Grass" Green
Pencils:
Richard "Grass" Green
Inks:
Brian J. Buniak
Letters:
Richard "Grass" Green

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

8th appearance; previous appearance in STAR-STUDDED COMICS #15 (Texas Trio, May 1969); next appearance in XAL-KOR, THE HUMAN CAT #1 (Richard "Grass" Green, 19??).

Sorcerer's Apprentice (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Dennis Fujitake
Pencils:
Dennis Fujitake
Inks:
Dennis Fjuitake
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

The Shade Strikes (Table of Contents: 12)

The Shade / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Black
Pencils:
Bill Black
Inks:
Steve Vance
Letters:
Bill Black

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shade; Black Terror

Indexer Notes

3rd appearance; previous appearances in PARAGON SUPER HEROES #1 and PARAGON #3 (Paragon, 1971); next appearance in AMERICOMICS #1 (AC Comics, April 1983).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Shade / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Machlan (signed)
Inks:
Mike Machlan (signed)
Letters:
Mike Machlan

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

full page illustration

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Black Terror / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Machlan (signed)
Inks:
Mike Machlan (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

full page illustration

The Black Terror Strikes Back (Table of Contents: 15)

The Black Terror / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin L. Greim; Steve Clement
Pencils:
Mike Machlan (layouts)
Inks:
Jerry Ordway (finishes)
Letters:
Jerry Ordway

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Terror; Hyperman

Indexer Notes

Next app. in AMERICOMICS #2 (AC, June 1983). The Black Terror 1st appeared in EXCITING COMICS #9 (Better, May 1941). See Wikipedia listing for more info on the various revivals of the character over the years.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

White Raven / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Al Bradford

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

full page illustration

A Matter of Justice (Table of Contents: 17)

White Raven / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Bradford
Pencils:
Gary Kato
Inks:
Al Bradford
Letters:
Gary Kato

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Deanna Brown [White Raven]
Synopsis:
White Raven was Deanna Brown, an ex-prostitute with empathic abilities tied to a "rare tropical albino raven". As long as the white raven is near she gains the ability to fly.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

The Eye / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Fredericks (signed)
Inks:
Fred Fredericks (signed)
Letters:
Fred Fredericks

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

full page illustration

The Secret Lair of... The Eye (Table of Contents: 19)

The Eye / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Eye; "Bugs" Rovelli (jewel thief); Police Chief; Lynn O'Flynn (policewoman); Carlin (mobster)
Synopsis:
The Eye tackles "Bugs" Rovelli, who escapes from Police HQ and kidnaps policewoman Lynn O'Flynn. A fight between several rival gunmen winds up at the mountain-top observatory which is secretly The Eye's HQ! Lynn figures out The Eye is really fighting on her side, but he drugs her so she can remember nothing. The Eye Plane debuts in this story.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

5th appearance; Previous app. in CAPTAIN BILJO PRESENTS #2 (Biljo White, 1969), see FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS (Hamster Press, 1997) for reprint; next app. in FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS Vol.2 (Hamster Press, 1998).

The Sound of Thunder (Table of Contents: 20)

Thunder Bunny / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Greim
Pencils:
Gene Day
Inks:
Jerry Ordway
Letters:
Jerry Ordway

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero

Indexer Notes

1st appearance. Next appearance in CHARLTON BULLSEYE #6 (Charlton, March 1982).

The Whole Thing (Table of Contents: 21)

Matrix / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Clement
Pencils:
Mike Machlan
Inks:
Mike Machlan
Letters:
Pete Iro

Genre:
superhero

The Demon of the Dark Glass (Table of Contents: 22)

Martin Grimm, Occult Investigator / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Greim
Pencils:
Dan Adkins
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Letters:
Peter Iro

Genre:
detective-mystery; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Martin Grimm (occult investigator); Rebecca Schwartz; Bill Schwartz; Baphomet (demon)
Reprints:

[Deaths vs. Love-Song] (Table of Contents: 23)

Mr. A / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Ditko
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko

Genre:
advocacy; detective-mystery
Reprints:
Keywords:
political

Indexer Notes

Entire story told in pictures, without words.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Space Guardian / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Staton (signed)
Inks:
Joe Staton (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

full page illustration

Victory (Table of Contents: 25)

Space Guardian / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Cosgrove
Pencils:
Carl Taylor
Inks:
Dennis Fujitake
Letters:
Dennis Fujitake

Genre:
science fiction; superhero

Indexer Notes

Space Guardian debuted in INTRIGUE (1966; see LABORS OF LOVE--EXPANDED EDITION / Hamster Press, 2000 for reprint of splash page). A later appearance was in PARAGON ILLUSTRATED #4 (Bill Black, 1972 / see FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS, Hamster Press, 1997, for reprint of splash page).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Doctor Weird / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Tom Sutton (signed)
Inks:
Tom Sutton (signed)
Letters:
Tom Sutton

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

full page illustration

Spawn of the Void (Table of Contents: 27)

Doctor Weird / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Keltner
Pencils:
Dennis Fujitake
Inks:
Dennis Fujitake
Letters:
Dennis Fujitake

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

19th appearance; previous app. in STAR-STUDDED #18 (Texas Trio, Summer 1972); next app. in MEGATON EXPLOSION (Caliber, June 1987, "Who's Who" entry) and BERZERKER #3 (Gauntlet/Caliber, August 1993).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

The Defender / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

full page illustration

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

Thunder Bunny; Silver Surfer / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

full page backcover illustration

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    White Raven; Space Guardian; Xal-Kor; The Defender; Dr. Weird; The Eye
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Defender
  5. 4. The Mark of the Cat
    The Defender
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The Eclipse
  7. 6. The Skyline Robbers
    The Eclipse
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Goodguy
  9. 8. Goodguy Returns
    Goodguy
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Xal-Kor
  11. 10. Break the Slave Ring
    Xal-Kor, The Human Cat
  12. 11. Sorcerer's Apprentice
  13. 12. The Shade Strikes
    The Shade
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The Shade
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Black Terror
  16. 15. The Black Terror Strikes Back
    The Black Terror
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    White Raven
  18. 17. A Matter of Justice
    White Raven
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    The Eye
  20. 19. The Secret Lair of... The Eye
    The Eye
  21. 20. The Sound of Thunder
    Thunder Bunny
  22. 21. The Whole Thing
    Matrix
  23. 22. The Demon of the Dark Glass
    Martin Grimm, Occult Investigator
  24. 23. [Deaths vs. Love-Song]
    Mr. A
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Space Guardian
  26. 25. Victory
    Space Guardian
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Weird
  28. 27. Spawn of the Void
    Doctor Weird
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    The Defender
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Thunder Bunny; Silver Surfer
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