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Amazing Man #17, November 1940; 68 pages (paper+fiche) -c2c.

A c2c presentation, pulled together from an incomplete book in JVJ's collection, generously loaned to narfstar, who scanned it. It was missing the centerfold and cover. The front and back cover scans are from Heritage, and the ifc, ibc, and centerfold pages are borrowed from Darkmark's fiche edition of the book. Thanks one and all to the providers. Edited and compiled by builderboy. Includes JVJ's index of stories and credits.

31-May-2010 7:06 pm
Username: erontron
Comment: Great work guys! This comic looks great!

Issue: #17
Published: November 1940, Price: 0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD, Pages: 68, Editing:
Color: Color Cover; Color Interior Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-Stitched Publishing Format: Was On-Going Series
Notes: Data from Jerry Bails index cards & Howard Keltner's Golden Age index. The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 4.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Aman the Amazing-Man
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Amazing Man [John Aman]

Text Article (1 page)
Featuring: Stamps
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Non-fiction

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Biggest Dime's Worth of Thrills
Synopsis: Promo for Sure-Fire Comics and Super-Mystery Comics.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (12 pages)
Featuring: Aman the Amazing-Man
Synopsis: The Great Question seeks to destroy the oil fields in Wyoming but the Amazing Man intervenes to stop his henchmen.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Amazing-Man [John Aman] Zona Henderson Great Question Operative Eight-Six (Great Question's Agent) Slim (cowboy) Chuck (cowboy) Black Bull (renegade Native) Joe Weltners (rancher)

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: Minimidget
Synopsis: Minimidget and Ritty help their friend Sam stop cattle thieves at his ranch.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Minimidget Ritty Sam Reagan (Texan Rancher)

Comic Story (9 pages)
Featuring: Iron Skull
Synopsis: Moose quits Avison's employ and assist Iron Skull in pursuing Avison's gang to Peru to prevent them from raiding an Incan site. Avison tries to rile up natives into killing Iron Skull but his invulnerable body causes the natives to take him for a god.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Iron Skull Moose Chuck Lemerise Al Avison Professor Edmunds Peep Eckley (guide)

Comic Story (4 pages) Shanghied!
Featuring: Rocke Wayburn
Synopsis: Rocke finds his friend Thad has been shanghaied by Walrus Blake. Rocke infiltrates the crew and leads a rebellion against Blake. Blake had been smuggling dope inside crates of silk.
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Rocke Wayburn Thad Burns [Rocke's Friend] Walrus Blake [smuggler] John [sailor] Molly Burns [Thad's Wife]

Text Story (2 pages) Midnight Deadline
Featuring: Amazing-Man
Synopsis: While going on vacation to Bermuda John Aman solves a murder committed using poison.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Amazing Man [John Aman] Zona Henderson

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Doctor Hypno
Synopsis: After a gorilla murders 22 people in a scheme inspired by Poe's 'Murders in the Rue Morgue,' Dr. Hypno places his mind inside another gorilla in order to capture the killer animal. The first gorilla had been set free by Scotty, who commits suicide.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Doctor Hypno Wun Scotty (zookeeper, Dies)

Comic Story (8 pages)
Featuring: Mighty Man
Synopsis: Mighty Man breaks up a mob who have been insuring people then killing them with Brazilian poison in order to collect on the policies.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Mighty Man (poses As Pat O'Riley) Jim Boyl (dead Man)

Comic Story (8 pages)
Featuring: The Shark
Synopsis: Using his new ability to walk on water the Shark battles a birdman. The birdman reveals himself to be scientist Jean Vigee-Le Brun, who shares his formula with the Shark. Then Eric kills Jean. Then Eric reveals Jean is actually his boss Joe Shapiro and isn't dead. Then Joe explains he hypnotized the Shark and virtually everything he saw was a trick.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Shark Eric (gunman) Father Neptune Joe Shapiro (also As Jean Vigee-Le Brun)

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: Reef Kinkaid
Synopsis: Reef and his friends return to the jungles of Brazil to learn where a golden knife originated from. They discover men dressed as alligators who try to sacrifice Marian to a pit of alligators. Reef saves Marian and they find a huge deposit of gold.
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Reef Kinkaid Dr. Lang Marian Lang Kobo (jungle Guide) Alligator-Men (costumed Men) Torrga

Comic Story (1 page) Were You Born in November
Synopsis: Facts about people born in November.
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Marie Antoinette Daniel Boone Robert Fulton Joe Dimaggio Mark Twain

Advertisement (1 page) This Beautiful Desk for only $1
Synopsis: Ad for a desk and typewriter from Remington.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page) Boys! Girls! Have You Seen Our New 1945 Catalog?
Synopsis: Ad for novelties from Johnson Smith & Company.
Credits: Letters: typeset

  The data in the above section is courtesy of the Grand Comics Database™ under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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