American Century #2 - Hollywood Babylon
([June] 2002)

DC, 2001 Series
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Volume
2
Price
12.95 USD; 21.95 CAD
Pages
132
On-sale Date
2002-04-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
Vertigo
ISBN
1-56389-885-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941234182 00111
Editing
Shelly Bond (credited) (editor - original series); Will Dennis (credited) (associate editor - original series); Scott Nybakken (editor - collected edition); Nick Napolitano (credited as Nick J. Napolitano) (associate editor - collected edition)

Issue Notes

The spine bears the number 2 and the cover "Book 2."

Reprints American Century #5-9, with a 2-page introduction by David Tischman, and six pages featuring character sketches and pencils by Marc Laming and step-by-step examples of page creation from Howard Chaykin's breakdowns through to John Stokes' final inks.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

American Century / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)
Inks
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)
Colors
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Harry Kraft
Reprints

L.A. Confidential (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
David Tischman (credited)
Pencils
Howard Chaykin (illustrations, thumbnails); Marc Laming (illustrations)
Inks
John Stokes (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Protector (Table of Contents: 2)

American Century / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Chaykin (credited); David Tischman (credited)
Pencils
Howard Chaykin (credited) (thumbnails); Marc Laming (credited)
Inks
John Stokes (credited)
Colors
Pamela Rambo (credited as Pam Rambo); Jamison Services (credited as Jamison) (separations)
Letters
Ken Bruzenak (credited)

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Harry Kraft [Harry Block]; Marc Fairchild (actor); Hal (director); Jimmy Papadapoulos; Bill Andrea (screen-writer); Tina Wilks; Tim Wilks; Sam Tabackin; Don Michaels; Joey Leonard; Eloise; Ted McRand; Ray Kline; Mindy Marin; Brad Phelps; Tom Deacon; Eunice Deacon
Synopsis
Harry Kraft returns to his Harry Block identity and job as a security guard at a Hollywood studio.
Reprints

L.A. Woman (Table of Contents: 3)

American Century / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Chaykin (credited); David Tischman (credited)
Pencils
Howard Chaykin (credited) (thumbnails); Marc Laming (credited) (pp. 1-8, 11-18, 21-22); John Stokes (credited) (pp. 9-10, 19-20)
Inks
John Stokes (credited)
Colors
Pamela Rambo (credited as Pam Rambo); Jamison Services (credited as Jamison) (separations)
Letters
Ken Bruzenak (credited)

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Teresa; Harry Kraft; Tim Wilks; Tina Wilks; Ray Kline; Senator Ted McRand; Mindy Marin; Inez; Marc Fairchild (dies); Michael; Tom Deacon; Mrs. Andrea; Don Michaels; Sal (dies); Mickey Roach; Tony; Bill Andrea; Joey Leonard; Sam Tabackin; Evie; Dilys Brideshead; Bobby; Jack; Ted; Jimmy
Reprints

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (Table of Contents: 4)

American Century / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Chaykin (credited); David Tischman (credited)
Pencils
Dick Giordano (credited)
Inks
John Stokes (credited)
Colors
Pamela Rambo (credited as Pam Rambo); Jamison Services (credited as Jamison) (separations)
Letters
Ken Bruzenak (credited)

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Harry Kraft [Harry Block]; Ray Kline; Mindy Marin; Inez; Joey Leonard; Don Michaels; Eloise; Mickey Roach; Anthony (mobster); Tina Wilks; Tim Wilks; Tom Deacon; Sam Tabackin; Jimmy Papadopolis; Ted McRand; Eunice Deacon
Synopsis
Harry Kraft agrees to help Mindy Marin when her child is kidnapped.
Reprints

Meet Me at Third and Fairfax (Table of Contents: 5)

American Century / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Chaykin (credited); David Tischman (credited)
Pencils
Howard Chaykin (credited) (thumbnails); Marc Laming (credited)
Inks
John Stokes (credited)
Colors
Pamela Rambo (credited as Pam Rambo); Jamison Services (credited as Jamison) (separations)
Letters
Ken Bruzenak (credited)

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Harry Kraft [Harry Block]; Tim Wilks; Eloise; Joey Leonard; Mindy Marin; Inez; Jimmy Papadopolis; Micky Roach; Ted McRand; Anthony (mobster); Theresa Marin; Eunice Deacon; Tom Deacon; Tony Andrea; Tina Wilks
Synopsis
Harry Kraft rescues Theresa Marin from her kidnappers.
Reprints

Route 66 (Table of Contents: 6)

American Century / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Chaykin (credited); David Tischman (credited)
Pencils
Warren Pleece (credited)
Inks
Warren Pleece (credited)
Colors
Pamela Rambo (credited as Pam Rambo) (colors); Jamison Services (credited as Jamison) (separations)
Letters
Ken Bruzenak (credited)

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Harry Kraft; Frank Toblanski; Laura Toblanski; Burt
Synopsis
Harry gets framed for robbery at a little diner on Route 66.
Reprints

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

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

Pencils
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)
Inks
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)
Colors
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Harry Kraft
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)
Inks
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)
Colors
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)

Genre
adventure; historical
Reprints

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

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

Pencils
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)
Inks
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)
Colors
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Harry Kraft
Reprints

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

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

Pencils
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)
Inks
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)
Colors
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)

Genre
adventure; historical
Reprints

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

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

Pencils
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)
Inks
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)
Colors
John Van Fleet (credited) (painting)

Genre
adventure; historical
Reprints

Rule of Thumb (Table of Contents: 12)

American Century / illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Chaykin (credited) (thumbnails); Marc Laming (credited)
Inks
John Stokes (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; historical
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    American Century
  2. 1. L.A. Confidential
  3. 2. The Protector
    American Century
  4. 3. L.A. Woman
    American Century
  5. 4. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
    American Century
  6. 5. Meet Me at Third and Fairfax
    American Century
  7. 6. Route 66
    American Century
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    American Century
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    American Century
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    American Century
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    American Century
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    American Century
  13. 12. Rule of Thumb
    American Century
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