(February 2005)

Mecca Comics, 2005 Series
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Price
17.95 USD
Pages
126
On-sale Date
2005
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Mecca Comics Group
Brand
Mecca Comics Group
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Volume 1 (1924-1951) of three

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Dick Ayers
Keywords
artist

Indexer Notes

Young Dick Ayers at his drawing board, working on a Ghost Rider page

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Dick Ayers Story (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ayers
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Dick Ayers

Characters
Dick Ayers; Giant Man; the Wasp; Human Torch; Toro; Sgt Fury; Dum Dum; Gabe; Percy; Rawhide Kid; Kid Colt Outlaw; Two-Gun Kid; Wyatt Earp; Incredible Hulk; Ghost Rider (1949); Sing Song; Jimmy Durante; Kamandi; Dr Wonder
Synopsis
Montage of Dick Ayers with many of the comic book characters he has inked and/or penciled over the years.
Keywords
artist

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

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ayers
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Dick Ayers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gladys, why-oh-why do you want our baby born in the Ossining, New York Hospital
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Dick Ayers; Gladys Minnerly Ayers; John Bache Ayers; Dr. Miller; Mrs. Meehan
Synopsis
Autobiography of Dick Ayers (Richard Bache Ayers)... birth, childhood and schooling, passion to draw comic strips, enlistment (1942) in the US Army Air Forces
Keywords
boxing; New York; Ossining; White Plains; World War II

In the Army Now (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ayers
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Dick Ayers

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Dick Ayers; Sgt Charak; instructors; recruits; doctor; nurse; Sgt Fury (cameo)
Synopsis
Dick Ayers goes to army radio school in Wisconsin, and radar school in Florida. He does the instructional comic strip Radio Ray on the side, gets promoted to corporal, fails his final lab test because of color blindness, and is busted back to PFC.
Keywords
Air Forces; Boca Raton; fact; Florida; Wisconsin; World War II

Assignment: 586th Bomb Squadron (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ayers
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Dick Ayers

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Dick Ayers; PFC Kelly; Sgt Powell; Florence Podolsky; Ralph Marshak; Lt Wilson; Col Silk; Jimmy Cagney
Synopsis
Dick Ayers is sent to Air Forces drafting school and rotates through several bases in the US before being sent first to England and then France. He endures air raids, sees something of Europe, and is discharged at war's end.
Keywords
Air Forces; England; fact; France; World War II

A Civilian Again!!! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ayers
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Dick Ayers

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Dick Ayers; Ted Ayers; Ralph Marshak; John Bache Ayers; Florence; Miz Howard; Bruce Ogilvie; Oscar Le Beck
Synopsis
Dick Ayers plugs away at art school, despite his color confusion and most people's lack of respect for comics. He creates the Chic n' Chu comic, and gets an offer from Dell Comics at $2500 a month.
Keywords
artist

And Now Begins the Career as a Comic Book Artist! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ayers
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Dick Ayers

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Dick Ayers; Bruce Ogilvie; Oscar Le Beck; Burne Hogarth; Joe Shuster; Vin Sullivan; Sally Henderson; Bob Stevens; Chip Ayers
Synopsis
Oscar Le Beck backs out of the Dell deal for Chic n' Chu. Dick Ayers takes classes with Burne Hogarth, soon getting assignments from Joe Shuster and Vin Sullivan... with whom he co-creates Ghost Rider. His cousin Chip helps him see he should be baptized, but assignments are tight and his fiancee uncertain. They finally break their engagement.
Keywords
artist; television

The Comic Book Artist (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ayers
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Dick Ayers

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Dick Ayers; John Bache Ayers; Lorraine Bonaventura; Lindy Walter
Synopsis
A frustrated Dick Ayers works out systems to maximize his productivity, and pounds the pavement after new accounts. He begins 1951 with steady, if part-time work, and a new fiancee.
Keywords
artist

The Dick Ayers Story An Illustrated Autobiography (Table of Contents: 9)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Title page, credits, and indicia

Indexer Notes

Dick Ayers (Writer-Artist-Letterer); John "JB" May (CEO/Publisher); Charles S. Novinskie (Sales/Advertising/Licensing/Promotions Manager); Steve Burr (Web/New Media Manager); Ernie Franks (Soundtrack Manager). This page serves as the title page, but follows the main body of the book.

A Very Special Thanks For Charlotte Lindy (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ayers
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Dick Ayers

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Charlotte Lindy Ayers
Synopsis
Dedication, to Dick's wife
Keywords
dedication

Indexer Notes

Portrait of Lindy, by Dick

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

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

Script
Dick Ayers
Letters
Dick Ayers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In appreciation to those who are a part of Volume One of The Dick Ayers Story
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Thanks and acknowledgements

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

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
Dick Ayers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Learning to box -- age 5
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Dick Ayers; Chip Ayers; John Bache Ayers; Gladys Minnerly Ayers; Bruce Ogilvie
Synopsis
Photo scrapbook of Dick Ayers's life, from the age of two through school days, World War II, and the postwar years. Includes photos of Dick with the "nose art" he painted onto bombers during World War II.
Keywords
bomber; World War II

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
Dick Ayers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Comic Book Work From My Record Book
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Pages from Dick Ayers's record book, showing his comic book assignments and payments for 1949 and 1950

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Dick Ayers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Move over, world!
Characters
Dick Ayers
Synopsis
Giant Dick Ayers in superhero costume, atop the Flatiron Building. List of accomplishments from 50 years in comic books.
Keywords
artist; Flatiron Building; New York; New York City

Meccatalk (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

"Everyone deserves a Golden Age!" (Table of Contents: 16)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Characters
Captain America
Synopsis
PSA for contributions to ACTOR Comic Fund, "The only charitable fund dedicated to helping yesterday's comic creators in need."

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)