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c2c mostly paper
scanned from coverless copy missing 2 middle wraps
so ifc,ibc & pages 31-38 from Pmack fiche
with covers from HAG
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Packed with great artists - Bill Everett, Carl Burgos, Tarpe Mills, Paul Gustavson, Frank Thomas, Martin Filchock!
Issue: #5
Published: September 1939, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-Stitched Publishing Format: Was On-Going Series
Notes: September 1939--Volume 1, Number 5--AMAZING MAN COMICS is published monthly by Comic Corporation of America, 29 Worthington St., Springfield, Mass. Editorial and Executive Offices: 220 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Application for entry as second class matter at Springfield, Mass. pending. Single copies 10c--annual subscription $1.00 in U. S. A.: other countries $1.50. Copyright 1939 by Comic Corporation of America. No actual person is named or delineated in this fiction magazine. Contents must not be reproduced without permission. Printed in U. S.A. [sic- inconsistent spacing] This is the first comic published by Comic Corporation of America, and remained the only such series until the collapse of the Centaur Publications, Inc. line at the end of 1940. Original index from Jerry Bails' index cards & Howard Keltner's Golden Age index. Updated from scan from http://www.goldenagecomics.co.uk/ On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 427245.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Aman the Amazing-Man
Credits: Pencils: Bill Everett | Inks: Bill Everett
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Amazing Man [John Aman]

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) It's Hard to Beat
Featuring: Amazing Mystery Funnies
Credits: Pencils: Paul Gustavson (Fantom of the Fair, signed); Malcolm Kildale (Speed Centaur, signed) | Inks: Paul Gustavson (Fantom of the Fair, signed); Malcolm Kildale (Speed Centaur, signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Fantom Of The Fair Speed Centaur

Comic Story (10 pages) Origin of Amazing-Man
Featuring: The Amazing-Man
Synopsis: After being raised for 25 years by the Council of Seven in Tibet, Aman is tested and sent out into the world. Of the council members, Nika exhorts him to do good and gifts him with invisibility, while the Great Question plots to bend Aman to his will. In America, Aman learns of a series of train wrecks and confronts the man behind the disasters.
Credits: Script: Bill Everett [as W.B. Everett] (signed) | Pencils: Bill Everett [as W.B. Everett] (signed) | Inks: Bill Everett [as W.B. Everett] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Amazing-Man [John Aman] (introduction, Origin) The Council Of Seven [The Great Question (villain) Nika (scientist) Lady Zina (a Knife Thrower) Four Un-named Others] (introduction For All) Un-named Cowhand Mr. Uhlin [as Mr. Crater] (villain, Railroad Company President, Death)

Comic Story (5 pages) "In the sumptuous office of Steve Harrington..."
Featuring: The Cat Man
Synopsis: Barton Stone finishes his 20-year jail sentence and seeks revenge on his former partners who let his wife die in poverty while he took the rap for all of their crimes. A year later, each partner is visited by a strange old lady with a cat who scratches them.
Credits: Pencils: Tarpe Mills (signed) | Inks: Tarpe Mills (signed)
Characters: Cat Man [Barton Stone] (introduction)

Comic Story (3 pages) River Subs
Featuring: Jack Rhodes
Synopsis: Rhodes is sent to investigate suspicious submarine sightings.
Credits: Pencils: Larry Riley [as Riley] (signed) | Inks: Larry Riley [as Riley] (signed)
Characters: Jack Rhodes (introduction, Only Appearance?)

Comic Story (7 pages) "But Terry, I tell you I need another $10,000"
Featuring: The Iron Skull
Synopsis: The Iron Skull thwarts a scientist's plans to use robots to carry out crime, and mechanized spiders to terrorize the town and extort cash from the local government.
Credits: Script: Carl Burgos (signed) | Pencils: Carl Burgos (signed) | Inks: Carl Burgos (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Iron Skull (introduction)

Comic Story (2 pages) "It has been estimated that more than one-third..."
Featuring: Stranger Than Fiction
Credits: Script: Walter Galli (signed) | Pencils: Walter Galli (signed) | Inks: Walter Galli (signed) | Letters: Walter Galli ? | Editing: ? (syndicated)
Genre: Non-fiction

Text Story (2 pages) The Tragic Note
Featuring: Aman the Amazing-Man
Synopsis: In order to explain why he refuses to perform a certain piece of music, Aman tells of his musical testing during his time in Tibet.
Credits: Script: Matty Point | Pencils: Frank Thomas | Inks: Frank Thomas | Letters: typeset
Characters: Amazing-Man [John Aman]

Comic Story (6 pages) The Congo War Drum (Part 1)
Synopsis: "Sandy" Thorne of the Congo patrol and his servant Labu go in search of the source of the Congo war drums, knowing they mean trouble.
Credits: Script: Paul Gustavson [credited] | Pencils: Paul Gustavson (credited) | Inks: Paul Gustavson (credited) | Letters: Paul Gustavson
Genre: Jungle
Characters: "Sandy" Thorne Labu (Thorne's Servant)

Comic Story (7 pages) "So my dear brother won't let me have more money"
Featuring: Minimidget
Synopsis: The mad scientist Barmell, who had already shrunk two people so small that they can fit in his hand, seeks to use Minimidget to kill his brother in order to inherit his fortune. Thwarted by his brother's will, he sends Minimidget out again and again to kill everyone who inherited his brother's fortune in his stead.
Credits: Pencils: John F. Kolb (signed) | Inks: John F. Kolb (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Minimidget (introduction) Ritty (introduction) Barmell (villain, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (7 pages) The Land Beneath the Sea
Featuring: Chuck Hardy
Synopsis: Divers Chuck and Jerry are swept through a crack in the sea floor to an underground land populated by strange creatures.
Credits: Script: Frank Thomas [as Franklyn Thomas] (signed) | Pencils: Frank Thomas [as Franklyn Thomas] (signed) | Inks: Frank Thomas [as Franklyn Thomas] (signed)
Genre: Adventure Science Fiction
Characters: Chuck Hardy (introduction) Jerry Peterson (introduction)

Comic Story (8 pages) Mystery of the Kidnapped Heir
Featuring: Slim Bradley
Synopsis: Ranger Slim Bradley has to rescue a captured millionaire's son while a forest fire rages.
Credits: Pencils: Dick Hayes (signed) | Inks: Dick Hayes (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Slim Bradley (forest Ranger, Introduction)

Comic Story (7 pages) Origin of Mighty Man
Featuring: Mighty Man
Synopsis: Sunny brings the Professor to the giant valley he found with the Professor's map. They're pursued by bandits, but the giant man they find in the valley rescues them and agrees to come with them into the outside world.
Credits: Script: Martin Filchock (signed) | Pencils: Martin Filchock (signed) | Inks: Martin Filchock (signed) | Letters: Martin Filchock ?
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Mighty Man (introduction, Origin) Sunny (introduction) The Professor (introduction)

Advertisement (1 page) "Wow! The Year's Biggest Bargain!"
Featuring: Johnson Smith & Co.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Flash!
Featuring: Keen Detective Funnies #v2#9
Credits: Pencils: Ben Thompson (signed on original cover) | Inks: Ben Thompson (signed on original cover)
Characters: Masked Marvel

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