The Complete Jack Kirby #[3] - March-May 1947
(1998)

Pure Imagination, 1997 Series
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Price
25.00 USD; 33.75 CAD
Pages
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Pure Imagination Publishing
Brand
PI
ISBN
1-56685-008-8 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Greg Theakston

March-May 1947 (Table of Contents)

Airboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; superhero

Foreword (Table of Contents: 1)

Jack Kirby / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Theakston
Letters
Typeset

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

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Stuntman

Indexer Notes

unused cover intended for Stuntman #2

Boy Commandos 15 (Table of Contents: 3)

Boy Commandos / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Boy Commandos; Crazy-Quilt
Reprints

48 Famous Americans (Table of Contents: 4)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

giveaway comic

March 1947 (Table of Contents: 5)

Jack Kirby / text article / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Theakston
Letters
Typeset

Genre
biography

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

Red-Hot Rowe / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Red-Hot Rowe

Indexer Notes

sample strips- never sold

Clue Comics (Table of Contents: 7)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich?
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich?
Colors
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

Boy Commandos 21 (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Boy Commandos
Reprints

Top of the World (Table of Contents: 9)

Boy Commandos / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Boy Commandos

Indexer Notes

both pencilled and finished versions shown- splash page plus selected panels

The Script That Was Never Written (Table of Contents: 10)

Boy Commandos / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Boy Commandos

Indexer Notes

splash plus selected panels

The Lady Known as Velvet (Table of Contents: 11)

Boy Commandos / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Boy Commandos

Indexer Notes

splash plus selected panels

King of the Bank Robbers (Table of Contents: 12)

True-Clue Crime / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Ed Cronin

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

S&K's second crime story; set in 1865

Headline Comics #23 (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Editing
Joe Simon

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Also on back cover.

Last Bloody Days of Babyface Nelson (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Burstein?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Doctor is Missing (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon

Genre
crime
Characters
OLiver Wendel Holmes
Reprints

The Bear Skull Trail to Death (Table of Contents: 16)

Red Hot Blaze / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon

Genre
crime
Characters
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Red-Hot Blaze is the narrator

Still Being Burned at the Stake After 400 Years (Table of Contents: 17)

Crime Through the Ages / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon

Genre
non-fiction; crime; history
Characters
Guy Fawkes
Reprints

To My Valentine (Table of Contents: 18)

Red Hot Blaze / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon

Genre
crime
Characters
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Valentine's Day Massacre

Killer In the Kitchen (Table of Contents: 19)

Red Hot Blaze / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon

Genre
crime
Characters
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints

Prize #63 (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Editing
John Genallo

Genre
crime
Reprints

Romania's Strangest Killer (Table of Contents: 21)

Red Hot Blaze / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
John Genallo

Genre
crime
Characters
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints

Indexer Notes

placed here as a promotion for Headline Comics; ends with ad

April 1947 (Table of Contents: 22)

Jack Kirby / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Theakston
Letters
Typeset

Genre
biography

Clue Comics (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
Dan Barry
Inks
Dan Barry
Colors
?
Editing
Ed Cronin

Genre
crime
Characters
Gunmaster
Reprints

Terry and the Pirates #3 (Table of Contents: 24)

Terry and The Pirates / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Milton Caniff
Inks
Milton Caniff
Colors
?

Characters
Terry and the Pirates
Reprints

Punch and Judy (Table of Contents: 25)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Estes Calpini
Inks
Estes Calpini
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Black Cat #5 (Table of Contents: 26)

Black Cat / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Avison?; Lee Elias
Inks
Al Avison?; Lee Elias
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Cat
Reprints

The Short, Dangerous Life of Packy Smith (Table of Contents: 27)

Gunmaster / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Burstein?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Ed Cronin

Genre
crime
Characters
Gunmaster
Reprints

On Stage For Murder (Table of Contents: 28)

Detective Powell / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Ed Cronin

Genre
crime
Characters
Detective Powell
Reprints

[Drink of Water] (Table of Contents: 29)

Rover The Rascal / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Ed Cronin

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rover the Rascal
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Simon and Kirby's first funny animal work ever. Gag page.

The Isle Where Women Rule (Table of Contents: 30)

Boy Explorers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon; Alfred Harvey

Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Boy Explorers
Reprints

Indexer Notes

left over from the cancelled comic book

May 1947 (Table of Contents: 31)

Jack Kirby / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Theakston
Letters
Typeset

Frankenstein #7 (Table of Contents: 32)

Frankenstein / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Briefer
Inks
Dick Briefer
Colors
?

Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Characters
Frankenstein
Reprints

Punch and Judy v2 #10 (Table of Contents: 33)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Estes Calpini
Inks
Estes Calpini
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Airboy Comics v4 #4 (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Editing
Ed Cronin

Genre
aviation
Reprints

Clue Comics v2 #3 (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Editing
Ed Cronin

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Battle for Packy Smith (Table of Contents: 36)

Gunmaster / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Burstein
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon; others
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Ed Cronin

Genre
crime
Characters
Gunmaster
Reprints

Indexer Notes

continued from previous issue

Flowers for Roma (Table of Contents: 37)

True-Clue Crime Story / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Ed Cronin

Genre
crime
Reprints

Case of the Superstitious Slayers (Table of Contents: 38)

True-Clue Crime Story / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon; others
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Ed Cronin

Genre
crime
Reprints

Rest Camp For Criminals (Table of Contents: 39)

Stuntman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Alfred Harvey

Genre
superhero
Characters
Stuntman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

left over from cancelled title

Justice Finds a Cop Killer (Table of Contents: 40)

Red-Hot Blaze / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
John Genallo

Genre
crime
Characters
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints

Indexer Notes

placed here as a promotion for Headline Comics; ends with ad

Headline Comics #24 (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Editing
Joe Simon

Genre
crime
Reprints

Trapping New England's Chain Murderer (Table of Contents: 42)

Red-Hot Blaze / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon

Genre
crime
Characters
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints

Murder on a Wave Length (Table of Contents: 43)

Red-Hot Blaze / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon

Genre
crime
Characters
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints

Grim Pay-off for the Pinball Mob (Table of Contents: 44)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon

Genre
crime
Reprints

A Phantom Pulls the Trigger (Table of Contents: 45)

Red-Hot Blaze / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon

Genre
crime
Characters
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints

You Can't Forget A Killer (Table of Contents: 46)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon

Genre
crime
Reprints

Case of the Floating Corpse (Table of Contents: 47)

Red-Hot Blaze / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Joe Simon

Genre
crime
Characters
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

Lockjaw the Alligator / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Ed Cronin

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Lockjaw the Alligator; Prof Microbe J Butterbrain; Ed Cronin
Synopsis
A professor brings a talking alligator to NYC and then tries to find a way to feed it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Editor Ed Cronin appears in this story as himself

Summation (Table of Contents: 49)

Jack Kirby / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. March-May 1947
    Airboy
  2. 1. Foreword
    Jack Kirby
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Stuntman
  4. 3. Boy Commandos 15
    Boy Commandos
  5. 4. 48 Famous Americans
  6. 5. March 1947
    Jack Kirby
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Red-Hot Rowe
  8. 7. Clue Comics
  9. 8. Boy Commandos 21
    Boy Commandos
  10. 9. Top of the World
    Boy Commandos
  11. 10. The Script That Was Never Written
    Boy Commandos
  12. 11. The Lady Known as Velvet
    Boy Commandos
  13. 12. King of the Bank Robbers
    True-Clue Crime
  14. 13. Headline Comics #23
  15. 14. Last Bloody Days of Babyface Nelson
  16. 15. The Doctor is Missing
  17. 16. The Bear Skull Trail to Death
    Red Hot Blaze
  18. 17. Still Being Burned at the Stake After 400 Years
    Crime Through the Ages
  19. 18. To My Valentine
    Red Hot Blaze
  20. 19. Killer In the Kitchen
    Red Hot Blaze
  21. 20. Prize #63
    Boom Boom Brannigan
  22. 21. Romania's Strangest Killer
    Red Hot Blaze
  23. 22. April 1947
    Jack Kirby
  24. 23. Clue Comics
    Gunmaster
  25. 24. Terry and the Pirates #3
    Terry and The Pirates
  26. 25. Punch and Judy
  27. 26. Black Cat #5
    Black Cat
  28. 27. The Short, Dangerous Life of Packy Smith
    Gunmaster
  29. 28. On Stage For Murder
    Detective Powell
  30. 29. [Drink of Water]
    Rover The Rascal
  31. 30. The Isle Where Women Rule
    Boy Explorers
  32. 31. May 1947
    Jack Kirby
  33. 32. Frankenstein #7
    Frankenstein
  34. 33. Punch and Judy v2 #10
  35. 34. Airboy Comics v4 #4
    Airboy
  36. 35. Clue Comics v2 #3
    Gunmaster
  37. 36. The Battle for Packy Smith
    Gunmaster
  38. 37. Flowers for Roma
    True-Clue Crime Story
  39. 38. Case of the Superstitious Slayers
    True-Clue Crime Story
  40. 39. Rest Camp For Criminals
    Stuntman
  41. 40. Justice Finds a Cop Killer
    Red-Hot Blaze
  42. 41. Headline Comics #24
  43. 42. Trapping New England's Chain Murderer
    Red-Hot Blaze
  44. 43. Murder on a Wave Length
    Red-Hot Blaze
  45. 44. Grim Pay-off for the Pinball Mob
  46. 45. A Phantom Pulls the Trigger
    Red-Hot Blaze
  47. 46. You Can't Forget A Killer
  48. 47. Case of the Floating Corpse
    Red-Hot Blaze
  49. 48. [no title indexed]
    Lockjaw the Alligator
  50. 49. Summation
    Jack Kirby
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