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Supermen! : the first wave of comic-book heroes 1936-1941

Author: Greg Sadowski
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Fantagraphics books edView all editions and formats
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Supermen! contains 9 covers and twenty full length stories featuring the earliest comic book superheroes, including Marvelo, The Flame, Silver Streak, Spacehawk and Blue Bolt.
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Genre/Form: History
Comic books, strips, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Sadowski
ISBN: 9781560979715 1560979712
OCLC Number: 227016677
Description: 191 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Dr. Mystic / story by Jerry Siegel ; art by Joe Shuster (Comics magazine no. 1, May 1936) --
The Clock / cover by George E. Brenner (Funny picture stories vol. 1, no. 1, Nov. 1936) --
Murder by proxy / story and art by George E. Brenner (Detective picture stories no. 5, Apr. 1937) --
Dan Hastings / story by Ken Fitch ; art by Fred Guardineer (Star comics no. 5, July 1937) --
Dirk the Demon and Skyrocket Steele / cover by Bill Everett (Amazing mystery funnies no. 3, Nov. 1938) --
Dirk the Demon / story and art by Bill Everett (Amazing mystery funnies vol. 2, no. 3, Mar. 1939) --
The Flame / cover by Will Eisner and Lou Fine (Wonderworld comics no. 7, Nov. 1939) --
The Flame / story by Will Eisner ; art by Lou Fine (Wonderworld comics no. 7, Nov. 1939) --
Yarko the Great / story and art by Will Eisner (Wonderworld comics no. 8, Dec. 1939) --
Rex Dexter of Mars / story and art by Dick Briefer (Mystery men comics no. 4, Nov. 1939) --
Cosmic Carson / story and art by Jack Kirby (Science comics no. 4, May 1940) --
Samson / cover by Will Eisner and Lou Fine (Fantastic comics no. 3, Feb. 1940) --
Stardust the Super Wizard / story and art by Fletcher Hanks (Fantastic comics no. 12, Nov. 1940) --
The Shield / cover by Irv Novick (Pep comics no. 1, Jan. 1940) --
The Comet / story and art by Jack Cole (Pep comics no. 3, Apr. 1940) --
Flint Baker / cover by Will Eisner (Panet comics no. 2, Feb. 1940) --
Fero, planet detective / story and art by Al Bryant (Planet comics no. 5, May 1940) --
Fantomah, mystery woman of the jungle / story and art by Fletcher Hanks (Jungle comics no. 4, Apr. 1940) --
Charlie Chan, Joe Palooka, and Marvelo / cover by Ogden Whitney (Big shot comics no. 2, June 1940) --
Marvelo, monarch of magicians / story by Gardner Fox ; art by Fred Guardineer (Big shot comics no. 1, May 1940) --
The Face / story by Gardner Fox ; art by Mart Bailey (Big shot comics no. 1, May 1940) --
The Skyman / story by Gardner Fox ; art by Ogden Whitney (Big shot comics no. 2, June 1940) --
The Claw / cover by Jack Cole (Silver streak comics no. 6, Sept. 1940) --
Silver Streak / story and art by Jack Cole (Silver streak comics no. 4, May 1940) --
The Claw battles The Daredevil / story and art by Jack Cole (Silver streak comics no. 7, Jan. 1941) --
Spacehawk / cover by Basil Wolverton (Target comics vol. 1, no. 7, Aug. 1940) --
Spacehawk, superhuman enemy of crime / story and art by Basil Wolverton (Target comics vol. 1, no. 11, Dec. 1940) --
Sub Zero / story and art by Bill Everett (Blue bolt comics vol. 1, no. 5, Oct. 1940) --
Blue Bolt / story by Joe Simon ; art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (Blue bolt comics vol. 1, no. 10, Mar. 1941).
Responsibility: edited by Greg Sadowski ; foreword by Jonathan Lethem.

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Supermen! contains 9 covers and twenty full length stories featuring the earliest comic book superheroes, including Marvelo, The Flame, Silver Streak, Spacehawk and Blue Bolt.

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