(1971)

Published in English (United States) United States
 
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7.95 USD
Pages
216
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
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ISBN
0-87690-034-1 Search at WorldCat
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Color
Primarily Black and White with Color section
Dimensions
9" x 11.5" (22.9 cm x 29.2 cm)
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Library of Congress catalog #75-169104
2nd printing: November 1971


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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John Peck
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John Peck
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?
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Comix: A History of Comic Books in America (Table of Contents: 2)

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John Peck
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John Peck
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Title page. Same illustration as cover.

Acknowledgments (Table of Contents: 3)

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Les Daniels
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Contents (Table of Contents: 4)

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Introduction (Table of Contents: 5)

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Les Daniels
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John Peck (illustration)
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John Peck (illustration)
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Chapter One: The Coming of Comics (Table of Contents: 6)

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Les Daniels
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Chapter Two: Birth of the Comic Book (Table of Contents: 7)

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Les Daniels
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Lois Lane -- Super Woman! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Jerry Siegel
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George Roussos
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George Roussos
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?

Genre
superhero
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Superman; Lois Lane; Dr. Skowl
Synopsis
A dream story. After Lois is hit by a car, she dreams a transfusion of Superman's blood gives her super powers.
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Karlovna Had a True Underworld (Table of Contents: 9)

Blackhawk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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Bill Ward
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Bill Ward
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?

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adventure; war
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Blackhawk; The Dragon Queen [Wilna]; Grotesko; Dragon Dwarfs
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[The Granite Lady] (Table of Contents: 10)

Plastic Man / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

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Jack Cole
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Jack Cole
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Jack Cole
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Jack Cole

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superhero
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Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Granite Lady [Sheila Sorrell]; Professor Carlon; Mickey the Goon; Charley the Choker; Mr. Myers
Synopsis
When Professor Carlon tries to turn Sheila into a granite statue, he instead turns her into a granite monster. Plas must find her and give her the antidote.
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[The Blood-Mask from G'Shini's Grave] (Table of Contents: 11)

Sheena, Queen of the Jungle / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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?
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Robert Webb
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Robert Webb
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?

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jungle
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Sheena
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Baby Face Nelson Vs. the U.S.A. (Table of Contents: 12)

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?
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George Tuska?
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George Tuska?
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?

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crime
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Chapter Three: Dumb Animals (Table of Contents: 13)

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Les Daniels
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? (Mickey Mouse strips)
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? (Mickey Mouse strips)
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Fox and the Crow / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
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James F. Davis
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James F. Davis
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?
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?

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Before I t'ink up some real nasty, underhanded chiselin' trick...
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anthropomorphic-funny animals
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Fauntlery Fox; Crawford C. Crow
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Chapter Four: The E.C. Revolution (Table of Contents: 15)

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Les Daniels
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Al Feldstein (illustration); Graham Ingels (illustration); Johnny Craig (illustration); Jack Davis (illustration); ?; Basil Wolverton (illustration)
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Al Feldstein (illustration); Graham Ingels (illustration); Johnny Craig (illustration); Jack Davis (illustration); ?; Basil Wolverton (illustration)
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typeset; ? (illustration)

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Old Witch; Vault-Keeper; Crypt-Keeper
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The Expert (Table of Contents: 16)

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Al Feldstein
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Joe Orlando
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Joe Orlando
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Jim Wroten

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science fiction
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Bill Gaines; Al Feldstein
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The Ad (Table of Contents: 17)

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Al Feldstein
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Joe Orlando
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Joe Orlando
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Jim Wroten

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Bill Gaines; Al Feldstein
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Big "If"! (Table of Contents: 19)

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Harvey Kurtzman
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Harvey Kurtzman
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Harvey Kurtzman
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Ben Oda

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Julius Caesar! (Table of Contents: 23)

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Harvey Kurtzman
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Wally Wood
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Wally Wood
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Chapter Five: The Comics Code Controversy (Table of Contents: 24)

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Les Daniels
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Chapter Six: The New Comic Books (Table of Contents: 25)

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Les Daniels
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Will Elder (illustrations); Harvey Kurtzman (illustration); Al Jaffee (illustration); Arnold Roth (illustration); Wally Wood (illustration); Jack Davis (illustrations); Alex Atkinson (illustration); ? (fumetti); Jay Lynch (illustration); Skip Williamson (illustration); Robert Crumb (illustration); Gilbert Shelton (illustration); Terry Gilliam (illustration)
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Will Elder (illustrations); Harvey Kurtzman (illustration); Al Jaffee (illustration); Arnold Roth (illustration); Wally Wood (illustration); Jack Davis (illustrations); Alex Atkinson (illustration); ? (fumetti); Jay Lynch (illustration); Skip Williamson (illustration); Robert Crumb (illustration); Gilbert Shelton (illustration); Terry Gilliam (illustration)
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The Success Story (Table of Contents: 26)

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Archie Goodwin
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Al Williamson
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Al Williamson
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Ben Oda

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Uncle Creepy (host)
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The Squaw! (Table of Contents: 27)

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Bram Stoker (original story); Archie Goodwin (adaptation)
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Reed Crandall
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Reed Crandall
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Ben Oda

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Cousin Eerie (host)
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Landscape! (Table of Contents: 28)

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Archie Goodwin
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Joe Orlando
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Joe Orlando
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Ben Oda

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The Curse (Table of Contents: 29)

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Wally Wood
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Wally Wood
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Wally Wood
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Two Face Strikes Again! (Table of Contents: 30)

Batman with Robin / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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David Vern
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Dick Sprang
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Charles Paris
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?
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Genre
superhero
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Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Tarando; Charles Ford; Commissioner Gordon; John Fields Benson
Synopsis
When the reformed Harvey Dent tries to prevent a robbery, he is caught in an explosion and reverts to Two-Face. He embarks on a new crime spree, and Batman and Robin deduce that Two-Face is going after people who commonly show two faces to the world. At a ceremony making Bruce Wayne honorary chief of a local tribe, Batman and Robin are trapped by Two-Face and strapped to a giant coin. Two-Face flips the coin over a bed of spikes, and though the gimmick is rigged to land face down, the dynamic duo manages to create a magnetic field and flip the coin so that they land safely.
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[A Financial Fable] (Table of Contents: 31)

Donald Duck / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Carl Barks
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Carl Barks
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Carl Barks
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Donald; Uncle Scrooge; Gladstone; Huey; Dewey; Louie
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A Little Stranger (Table of Contents: 32)

The Witches Cauldron / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Graham Ingels
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Graham Ingels
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?
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Jim Wroten

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The Old Witch (origin)
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Meets a New Enemy ...Fire! (Table of Contents: 33)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Bill Everett
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Bill Everett
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Bill Everett
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?
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?

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superhero
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Chapter Seven: Mighty Marvel (Table of Contents: 34)

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Les Daniels
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Steve Ditko (illustration); Jim Steranko (illustration); Don Heck (illustration); John Romita (illustration); Gene Colan (illustration); Marie Severin (illustration)
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Steve Ditko (illustration); Jim Steranko (illustration); Don Heck (illustration); John Romita (illustration); Gene Colan (illustration); Marie Severin (illustration)
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typeset; ? (illustrations)

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Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; J. Jonah Jameson; Black Widow; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hawkeye
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The Vampire Strikes (Table of Contents: 35)

Captain America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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Al Avison
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Don Rico
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?

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superhero
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Captain America; Bucky; Vampire
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The Man in the Moon (Table of Contents: 36)

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Mickey Spillane
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A Visit with the Fantastic Four (Table of Contents: 37)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Artie Simek

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superhero
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Fantastic Four; Willy Lumpkin
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Master of Black Magic (Table of Contents: 38)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 2.5 pages (report information)

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Stan Lee
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Steve Ditko
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Steve Ditko
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Terry Szenics

Genre
superhero
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Dr. Strange; Nightmare
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Bullpen Bulletin Page / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

At the Stroke of Midnight! (Table of Contents: 40)

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Jim Steranko
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Jim Steranko
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Jim Steranko
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Sam Rosen

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Chapter Eight: Underground Comics (Table of Contents: 41)

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Les Daniels
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? (Tijuana Bible illustration); Bill Beckman (illustration); Robert Crumb (illustrations); Rick Griffin (illustration); S. Clay Wilson (illustration); Victor Moscoso (illustration); Spain Rodriguez (illustrations); Gilbert Shelton (illustration); Trina Robbins (illustration); Kim Deitch (illustration); John Hawke (illustration); John Peck (illustrations); Justin Green (illustrations)
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? (Tijuana Bible illustration); Bill Beckman (illustration); Robert Crumb (illustrations); Rick Griffin (illustration); S. Clay Wilson (illustration); Victor Moscoso (illustration); Spain Rodriguez (illustrations); Gilbert Shelton (illustration); Trina Robbins (illustration); Kim Deitch (illustration); John Hawke (illustration); John Peck (illustrations); Justin Green (illustrations)
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Mr Sketchum Is at It Again (Table of Contents: 42)

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Robert Crumb
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Robert Crumb
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Meatball (Table of Contents: 43)

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Robert Crumb
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Robert Crumb
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Robert Crumb
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Doc Destiny (Table of Contents: 44)

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Kim Deitch
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Kim Deitch
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Kim Deitch
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Kim Deitch

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Wallis Smudge; Doc Destiny
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The Freaks Pull a Heist! (Table of Contents: 45)

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Gilbert Shelton
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Gilbert Shelton
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Gilbert Shelton
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Gilbert Shelton

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Fat Freddy; Phineas; Freewheelin' Frank; Grocery Store Clerk
Synopsis
Unable to buy any junk food because he's short on cash, Fat Freddy gets into a violent withdrawal state. The Bros. decide to pull a heist on a grocery store in order to get him some food.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

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Gilbert Shelton
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Gilbert Shelton
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Gilbert Shelton
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Gilbert Shelton

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He was born down south on a chicken farm near Nashville, Tennessee;
Genre
humor
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

Nard n' Pat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Jay Lynch
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Jay Lynch
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Jay Lynch
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Haw haw haw! These underground nooz papers are downright f-l-a-k-e-y an' I don't mean dandruff either!
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Nard; Pat
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

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Jay Lynch
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Jay Lynch
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Jay Lynch
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Feelin' glum an' bloozey? Well get set for some high frequency laffs.
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Nard; Pat
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  • from Gothic Blimp Works (East Village Other, 1969 series) #?

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Class War Comix (Table of Contents: 49)

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Skip Williamson
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Skip Williamson
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Skip Williamson
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Skip Williamson

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 50)

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Robert Crumb [as R. Scum] (signed)
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Robert Crumb [as R. Scum] (signed)
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Robert Crumb [as R. Scum] (signed)
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Robert Crumb [as R. Scum] (signed)

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Arnold! You're drooling!
Genre
humor
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Arnold
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Keywords
adult

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The Orgy American Style (Table of Contents: 52)

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John Peck
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John Peck
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John Peck
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?

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  • from The Mad Peck Catalogue of Good Stuff #?

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After the Feat-- A Little Treat (Table of Contents: 53)

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John Hawke
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John Hawke
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John Hawke
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Notes / Bibliography (Table of Contents: 54)

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Les Daniels
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Index (Table of Contents: 55)

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Les Daniels
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What are you doing to protect yourself from Media Burn

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Comix: A History of Comic Books in America
  4. 3. Acknowledgments
  5. 4. Contents
  6. 5. Introduction
  7. 6. Chapter One: The Coming of Comics
  8. 7. Chapter Two: Birth of the Comic Book
  9. 8. Lois Lane -- Super Woman!
    Superman
  10. 9. Karlovna Had a True Underworld
    Blackhawk
  11. 10. [The Granite Lady]
    Plastic Man
  12. 11. [The Blood-Mask from G'Shini's Grave]
    Sheena, Queen of the Jungle
  13. 12. Baby Face Nelson Vs. the U.S.A.
  14. 13. Chapter Three: Dumb Animals
  15. 14. ["Before I t'ink up some real nasty, underhanded chiselin' trick..."]
    Fox and the Crow
  16. 15. Chapter Four: The E.C. Revolution
  17. 16. The Expert
  18. 17. The Ad
  19. 18. ["Hee, hee! E.C.'s science-fiction mags..."]
  20. 19. Big "If"!
  21. 20. ["Proof...of 8 brands tested..."]
  22. 21. ["Heehee! The second issue of Mad is out!"]
  23. 22. ["Dear readers!...We interrupt this next story..."]
  24. 23. Julius Caesar!
  25. 24. Chapter Five: The Comics Code Controversy
  26. 25. Chapter Six: The New Comic Books
  27. 26. The Success Story
  28. 27. The Squaw!
  29. 28. Landscape!
  30. 29. The Curse
  31. 30. Two Face Strikes Again!
    Batman with Robin
  32. 31. [A Financial Fable]
    Donald Duck
  33. 32. A Little Stranger
    The Witches Cauldron
  34. 33. Meets a New Enemy ...Fire!
    Sub-Mariner
  35. 34. Chapter Seven: Mighty Marvel
  36. 35. The Vampire Strikes
    Captain America
  37. 36. The Man in the Moon
  38. 37. A Visit with the Fantastic Four
    Fantastic Four
  39. 38. Master of Black Magic
    Dr. Strange
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletin Page
  41. 40. At the Stroke of Midnight!
  42. 41. Chapter Eight: Underground Comics
  43. 42. Mr Sketchum Is at It Again
  44. 43. Meatball
  45. 44. Doc Destiny
  46. 45. The Freaks Pull a Heist!
    Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
  47. 46. ["He was born down south on a chicken farm near Nashville, Tennessee;"]
  48. 47. ["Haw haw haw! These underground nooz papers are downright f-l-a-k-e-y an' I don't mean dandruff either!"]
    Nard n' Pat
  49. 48. ["Feelin' glum an' bloozey? Well get set for some high frequency laffs."]
    Nard n' Pat
  50. 49. Class War Comix
  51. 50. ["Arnold! You're drooling!"]
  52. 51. ["Hi kids! Ever wonder what happened to those great old HORROR comix that used to scare the..."]
  53. 52. The Orgy American Style
    Bang Comix
  54. 53. After the Feat-- A Little Treat
  55. 54. Notes / Bibliography
  56. 55. Index
  57. 56. ["What are you doing to protect yourself from Media Burn"]
  58. 57. ["What are you doing to protect yourself from Media Burn"]
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