(June 1985)

Blackthorne, 1985 Series
 
Price
5.95 USD; 7.50 CAD
Pages
76
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Blackthorne Publishing, Inc.
Brand
Blackthorne Publishing, Inc.
ISBN
0-932629-07-05
Editing
Steven J. Schanes (president); Malcolm Reiss (original editor); Jerry Iger (original feature editor); William E. Eisner (original art director)
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
7" x 10" (17.8 cm x 25.4 cm)
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover
Binding
Squarebound

Issue Notes

Keywords
reprint

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto; Hawks of the Seas; Peter Pupp; Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner; Paul Tallerday
Colors
Barbara Marker
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credited inside book. Tallerday and Marker credits from indicia.

Jerry Iger's Jumbo (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Ray Funk; Paul Tallerday
Letters
typeset

"Here's a summons Mr. Claxon" (Table of Contents: 2)

Jest Laughs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
?; Bob Kane (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
humor

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

Peter Pupp / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Kane ?
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, folks--before we start out on this...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peter Pupp; Tinymite; Watt A. Dogg
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Hawks of the Seas / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Willis B. Rensie]
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Merrystone's soldiers are scheming to seize the Hawk...
Genre
historical
Characters
The Hawk, Fluth; Sagua; Merrystone
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued from FEATURE FUNNIES (Quality) #12.

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

Bobby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger
Pencils
S. M. Iger
Inks
S. M. Iger
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a pleasure to meet you, young man.
Genre
children
Characters
Bobby; Miss Eiffel; Philip Fadeout
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Puzzle Phun / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Donald DeConn
Pencils
Donald DeConn
Inks
Donald DeConn
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you paint Paddy in the bright and...
Reprints

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

The Count of Monte Cristo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? (adaptor); Alexandre Dumas (original author)
Pencils
Jack Kirby [as Jack Curtiss]
Inks
Jack Kirby [as Jack Curtiss]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On February 24, 1815, the stout ship Pharoah...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Edmond Dantes; M. Danglars; Fernand Mondego
Reprints

The Man Who Lived Twice (Part 1) (Table of Contents: 8)

Spencer Steel / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Inks
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Spencer Steel; Doakes; Lucky Lucifer; Judge Grayson
Reprints

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

The Diary of Dr. Hayward / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby [as Curt Davis]
Inks
Jack Kirby [as Curt Davis]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the world of science a long forgotten...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Stuart Taylor; Kromo; Dr. Hayward; Lora Hayward
Reprints

Sanitary hot dog factory--visitors invited (Table of Contents: 10)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck]
Pencils
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck]
Inks
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck]
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Uncle Otto
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Four single-tier gag strips.

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

Stars On Parade / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Audrey Blum [as Toni Rossett]
Pencils
? [as Lora Lane]
Inks
? [as Lora Lane]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One of the loveliest girls in Hollywood, Fay...
Genre
biography
Characters
Fay Wray
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Audrey (Toni) Blum was married to Bill Bossert and it is possible that he did the art.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Jest Laffs / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you split, I'll give you the combination.
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Pee Wee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger
Pencils
S. M. Iger
Inks
S. M. Iger
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, Pee Wee, what do you call a guy...
Genre
humor
Characters
Pee Wee; Bushy; Uncle Shamus
Reprints

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

Sheena, Queen of the Jungle / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In search of the mysterious Sheena, Bob Reynolds...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena (Sheena Rivington); Bob Reynolds (appears in all Sheena stories); Professor Van Dyke
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script is reportedly by Eisner.

Build the Flash (Table of Contents: 15)

Modern Planes and Model Building / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Les Marshall
Pencils
Les Marshall
Inks
Les Marshall
Letters
?

Reprints

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

Gilda Gay / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Gilda, this is the tenth time I've...
Genre
humor
Characters
Gilda Gay; Buster; Joe; Monty
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Puzzle Phun / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Donald DeConn
Pencils
Donald DeConn
Inks
Donald DeConn
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jane loved to strut in diamonds and satin
Reprints

Lost in the Arctic (Table of Contents: 18)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Owen Finbar]
Pencils
? (illegible)
Inks
? (illegible)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible deciphering of signature on art is "G. Jack Jaiteler - 2B" - could possibly be reprinted from 1920s pulp magazine.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Briefer (adaptor); Victor Hugo (original author)
Pencils
Dick Briefer
Inks
Dick Briefer
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paris 1482. The narrow street of the ancient...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Quasimodo; Jehan; Esmeralda; Phoebus; Claude Frollo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the classic novel by Victor Hugo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

The Adventures of Tom Sherrill / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don DeConn
Pencils
Don DeConn
Inks
Don DeConn
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chapter one. Escape. The story of a sturdy...
Genre
children
Characters
Tom Sherrill; Ellen Sherrill; Chief Pow-Pow
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Morgan Thomas]
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner; ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Transovania has declared war and early one morning...
Genre
spy
Characters
ZX-5; Major Jason
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artwork mostly by Eisner.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Heroes of Sport / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Tom Swift]
Pencils
Will Eisner; Edwin Loughlin; Erwin
Inks
Will Eisner; Edwin Loughlin; Erwin
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tom McAuliffe of Buffalo, the armless golfer, played...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Island of Gold (Table of Contents: 23)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Capt. Dennis Drake]
Pencils
? (illegible)
Inks
? (illegible)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Three illustrations, two different artists. Possible translation of art signatures: "R. Thomay" and "Hofer."

Jumbo Jim's Prize Party (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

advertising a cartoon contest for readers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils
Jack Kirby ?
Inks
Jack Kirby ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Inspector Day (sic) has come upon a smuggling ring...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Dayton; Joe the Fink; "Ace of Spades"
Reprints

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

Wilton of the West / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The sherrif (sic) and his men are trapped in...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wilton; Bart Lugar; Luke Reed; Billy Danson; Major Murdock
Reprints

Ben Rosenberg (Table of Contents: 27)

Famous Detectives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lee Harris (signed)
Pencils
Lee Harris (signed)
Inks
Lee Harris (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Marlene Dietrich (Table of Contents: 28)

Star Snapshots / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bernard Baily
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
?

"Aerial bombardment for the purposes of terrorizing the civilian population" (Table of Contents: 29)

Fight Facts of the Air / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

[The Spaghetti and the Snake Charmer] (Table of Contents: 30)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck]
Pencils
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck]
Inks
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck]
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Ginger Snap / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Kane (signed)
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now remember Ginger, Don't fail to use your best table manners
Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Make Your Own Cartoons / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wesley Hills (signed)
Inks
Wesley Hills (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sherlock Holmes
Characters
Sherlock Holmes
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Otto; Hawks of the Seas; Peter Pupp; Sheena
  2. 1. Jerry Iger's Jumbo
  3. 2. "Here's a summons Mr. Claxon"
    Jest Laughs
  4. 3. ["Hello, folks--before we start out on this..."]
    Peter Pupp
  5. 4. ["Merrystone's soldiers are scheming to seize the Hawk..."]
    Hawks of the Seas
  6. 5. ["It's a pleasure to meet you, young man."]
    Bobby
  7. 6. ["Can you paint Paddy in the bright and..."]
    Puzzle Phun
  8. 7. ["On February 24, 1815, the stout ship Pharoah..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  9. 8. The Man Who Lived Twice (Part 1)
    Spencer Steel
  10. 9. ["In the world of science a long forgotten..."]
    The Diary of Dr. Hayward
  11. 10. Sanitary hot dog factory--visitors invited
    Uncle Otto
  12. 11. ["One of the loveliest girls in Hollywood, Fay..."]
    Stars On Parade
  13. 12. ["If you split, I'll give you the combination."]
    Jest Laffs
  14. 13. ["Say, Pee Wee, what do you call a guy..."]
    Pee Wee
  15. 14. ["In search of the mysterious Sheena, Bob Reynolds..."]
    Sheena, Queen of the Jungle
  16. 15. Build the Flash
    Modern Planes and Model Building
  17. 16. ["Gosh, Gilda, this is the tenth time I've..."]
    Gilda Gay
  18. 17. ["Jane loved to strut in diamonds and satin"]
    Puzzle Phun
  19. 18. Lost in the Arctic
  20. 19. ["Paris 1482. The narrow street of the ancient..."]
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  21. 20. ["Chapter one. Escape. The story of a sturdy..."]
    The Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  22. 21. ["Transovania has declared war and early one morning..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  23. 22. ["Tom McAuliffe of Buffalo, the armless golfer, played..."]
    Heroes of Sport
  24. 23. Island of Gold
  25. 24. Jumbo Jim's Prize Party
    advertising a cartoon contest for readers
  26. 25. ["Inspector Day (sic) has come upon a smuggling ring..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  27. 26. ["The sherrif (sic) and his men are trapped in..."]
    Wilton of the West
  28. 27. Ben Rosenberg
    Famous Detectives
  29. 28. Marlene Dietrich
    Star Snapshots
  30. 29. "Aerial bombardment for the purposes of terrorizing the civilian population"
    Fight Facts of the Air
  31. 30. [The Spaghetti and the Snake Charmer]
    Uncle Otto
  32. 31. ["Now remember Ginger, Don't fail to use your best table manners"]
    Ginger Snap
  33. 32. ["Sherlock Holmes"]
    Make Your Own Cartoons
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