Golden Age Greats Spotlight # 5
This issue is devoted to the comic book work of one of comics’ all-time greats, Reed Crandall, in the only cover-to-cover overview of the industries’ first great “realist
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OUT OF STOCK!! SECOND EDITION NOW AVAILABLE The best – drawn features of comics’ Golden Age came from a company whose name accurately reflected their product- Quality Comics. See indepth coverage on many obscure and rarely-seen heroes fom this great line, rendered by some of the greatest craftsmen the comics field has ever known. Check out crisp, clean full-story reprints of such gems as both Dollman and Firebrand by Reed Crandall, George Brenner’s The Clock; The Human Bomb AND Arizona Raines, drawn by Paul Gustavson; Phantom Lady , illustarted by Arthur Peddy; Lady Luck by Klaus Nordling; The Ray, as rendered by Lou Fine and Bob Fujitani; Torchy, by Bill Ward; USA, The Spirit of Old Glory, by Maurice Gutwirth; the freedom-loving freebooter Black Roger; and undercover agent par excellance Peter Trask, the T-Man – in stories never previously seen since their original printings in the 1940’s, comprising more than 90 pages of material!! Plus, previously-reprinted (in various issues of AC’s Men of Mystery and Golden Age Greats titles ) adventures of such Quality stalwarts as The Spider-Widow, (by Rudy Palais): Espionage, starring The Black X, (as drawn by Will Eisner): Manhunter, (by Alex Kotzky); Wildfire, (by Jim Mooney); Reuben Moriera’s G-2, and Quicksilver by the great Jack Cole. All this plus cover repros and a text overview of the company by comics historian Bill Black. 150 pages, black and white with color covers, standard comic-bokk size and squarebound perfect binding.New Edition adds BLACK CONDOR by Lou Fine, CAPTAIN TRIUMPH, KID ETERNITY, WONDER BOY by Al Bryant; additional WILDFIRE and LADY LUCK stories- plus NEW MANHUNTER & T-MAN adventures!!Revised Edition printed in 2007.
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The phenomenal success of the CAPTAIN AMERICA comic book in 1941 spurred a trend towards flag-draped superheroes throughout the industry during the ealy days of World War II. It seems as if every comics outfit suddenly needed to have one, two, three; sometimes more of these red-white-and-blue characters to fill out there line. This volume of GAG Spotlight is a collection of the best & most interesting among the off-brand, imitation Caps, sampled from a variety of long-defunct Golden Age publishers. Includes Fox Features’ pariotic heroes THE EAGLE, U.S. JONES and (reprinted for the first time at AC) V-MAN in “The Meeting That Death Attended