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Captain Atom

Space Adventures No. 33
March 1960
Cover: Captain Atom; science fiction vignette //Steve Ditko
Story: “Introducing Captain Atom” (9 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom (Capt. Nathaniel Christopher Adam; first appearance and origin)
Supporting Characters: Gen. Eining, Sgt. Jeff “Gunner” Goslin (first appearance for both)
Intro: President Dwight D. Eisenhower (of Earth-4)
Villains: The Communists
Comment: It is revealed in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS that the heroes of Charlton Comics exist on a world designated “Earth-4".
Synopsis: An accident causes USAF Captain Nathaniel Adam to be trapped within a missle which explodes in space, disintegrating and then reintegrating him with the power of atomic energy.

Space Adventures No. 34
June 1960
Cover: Captain Atom //Steve Ditko
Story: “The Second Man In Space” (7 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Supporting Character: Sgt. Gunner Goslin
Intro: Igor Kriss (only appearance)
Villains: The Communists
Synopsis: The first Russian Cosmonaut in space is in grave danger, and the U. S. government dispatches Captain Atom to save his life.

Space Adventures No. 35
August 1960
Cover: Captain Atom, Billy Goslin, and Loga; science fiction vignette //Steve Ditko
Story: “The Little Wanderer” (5 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Supporting Character: Sgt. Gunner Goslin
Intro: Mrs. Gunner Goslin, Billy Goslin, Loga (a space bird; only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Captain Atom learns that when Gunner’s son dreams of travelling in space on the back of a big bird, he may not be just dreaming.

Space Adventures No. 36
October 1960
Cover: Captain Adam changing into Captain Atom; Captain Atom in space (two vignettes) //Steve Ditko
Story: “The Wreck of X-44" (5 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Supporting Characters: Gen. Eining, Sgt. Gunner Goslin
Villain: Gerald Mudge (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A test plane Captain Adam is flying explodes due to sabotage, and Captain Atom reassembles it to learn of the perpetrator.

Story: “Captain Atom On Planet X” (5 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Villains: The Communists
Synopsis: Captain Atom stops the Russians from shooting down an American satellite.

Space Adventures No. 37
December 1960
Cover: Captain Atom and Venusian women in space //Steve Ditko
Story: “The Space Prowlers” (5 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Intro: Cpl. Blackmer (dies in this story)
Other Character: President Eisenhower
Villains: The Space Prowlers (first appearance; all die in this story)
Synopsis: Captain Atom tangles with a band of alien invaders from space.

Story: “A Victory For Venus” (5 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Supporting Character: Sgt. Gunner Goslin
Intro: Gen. Nicholas (only appearance)
Villains: Three women from Venus (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The U.S. sends a space probe towards Venus, but three superwomen from that planet destroy it, and Captain Atom is unable to defeat them.

Space Adventures No. 38
February 1961
Cover: Captain Atom //Steve Ditko
Story: “One Second of War” (5 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Other Character: President Eisenhower
Villain: Dr. Claudius Jaynes and his men (including Roberto; first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Synopsis: A madman with control of a uranium mine has created atomic weapons, and Captain Atom is sent to destroy them.

Story: “Backfire” (5 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Other Character: President Eisenhower
Villains: Premier Gustaf Borlin, Dr. Skafic (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Captain Atom is assigned to stop a dictator from beginning a nuclear war.

Story: “The Force Beyond” (5 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Supporting Character: Sgt. Gunner Goslin
Villains: The Communists, Nikita Khruschev (of Earth-4; first and only appearance), aliens (first appearance; die in this story)
Synopsis: Captain Atom must stop meteors from triggering World War III by their striking American and Russian space weapons.

Space Adventures No. 39
April 1961
Cover: Captain Atom //Steve Ditko
Story: “Test-Pilot’s Nightmare” (5 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Intro: Dr. Hargus, Maj. Silberling (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: When a faulty air pump endangers a pilot’s life, Captain Atom goes to rescue him.

Story: “Peace Envoy” (7 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Rocco Mastroserio
Feature Character: Captain Atom

Story: “An Ageless Weapon” (5 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Intro: Gen. McGibbon (only appearance)
Villains: Vladimir Kossi, Franz, Frieda (first and only appearance for all), the Communists
Synopsis: On courier duty in Berlin, Captain Adam is captured by Communist spies.

Space Adventures No. 40
June 1961
Cover: Captain Atom (four vignettes) //Steve Ditko
Story: “The Crisis” (7 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Intro: Haynes (only appearance)
Villains: Malnov (first and only appearance), the Communists
Synopsis: Captain Atom doubles for a negotiator at a summit meeting with the Russians, and then must stop a flock of missles launched at the U.S.

Story: “The Boy and the Stars” (5 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Intro: M/Sgt. Willkie Scott, Buddy Scott (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A sergeant’s careless blunder leads Captain Atom to cure his son of gamma ray poisoning with a trip through space.

Space Adventures No. 42
October 1961
Cover: Captain Atom //Steve Ditko
Story: “The Saucer Scare” (5 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom

Story: “The Man In Saturn’s Moon” (7 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Rocco Mastroserio
Feature Character: Captain Atom

Story: “The Silver Lady From Venus” (5 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer:  Joe Gill
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Captain Atom (next appears in CAPTAIN ATOM #78)
Supporting Character: Sgt. Gunner Goslin (next appears in CAPTAIN ATOM #79)
Intro: President John F. Kennedy (as a voice)
Villains: The Silver Lady from Venus, Dr. Matson (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A woman from Venus hypnotizes a scientist into deliberately sabotaging a missle, and Captain Atom takes action to stop her.

Captain Atom No. 78
December 1965
Cover: Captain Atom, Gunner Goslin, and Air Force men vs. aliens from Planet Blue //Steve Ditko / Rocco Mastroserio
Story: “The Gremlins From Planet Blue” (part 1; 10 pages)
 Part 2: “Planet Blue” (10 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Penciller: Steve Ditko
Inker: Rocco Mastroserio
Letterer: Jon D’Agostino
Feature Character: Captain Atom (last appearance in SPACE ADVENTURES #42; origin retold in flashback)
Intro: Prof. Arnold Jupe, Leah Jupe, Gen. Brill, Maj. Don Bullard, Lt. Col. Dave Morse, Col. Sandoval (only appearance for all)
Villains: Aliens from Planet Blue (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Two astronauts are captured by aliens who are also mentally inducing a rocket scientist to bollix the space program, and Captain Atom takes a hand against them.

Captain Atom No. 79
March 1966
Cover: Captain Atom vs. Dr. Spectro //Steve Ditko / Rocco Mastroserio (signed)
Story: “Doctor Spectro, Master of Moods” (20 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Co-plotter, scripter: Joe Gill
Co-plotter, penciller: Steve Ditko
Inker: Rocco Mastroserio
Letterer: Jon D’Agostino
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Supporting Character: Gunner Goslin (last appearance in SPACE ADVENTURES #42)
Villains: Dr. Spectro (first appearance; next appears in issue #81), Rodent and his gang, a gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Captain Atom meets Dr. Spectro, a villain who uses colored jewels on his wrist bands to radiate differing deadly beams of power.

Captain Atom No. 80
May 1966
Cover: Captain Atom vs. Drako //Steve Ditko / Rocco Mastroserio
Story: “Death Knell of the World” (20 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Co-plotter, scripter: Joe Gill
Co-plotter, penciller: Steve Ditko
Inker: Rocco Mastroserio
Letterer: Jon D’Agostino
Feature Character: Captain Atom (origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Gen. Eining (last appearance in SPACE ADVENTURES #?), Gunner Goslin
Intro: Celest (dies in this story), Valdar (only appearance)
Villain: Drako (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Captain Atom agrees to help the ruler of a hollow planetoid stop it from colliding with Earth, not knowing he is letting himself into a trap.

Captain Atom No. 81
July 1966
Cover: Captain Atom vs. five tiny Dr. Spectros //Steve Ditko / Rocco Mastroserio (signed)
Story: “The Five Faces of Dr. Spectro” (20 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Co-plotter, scripter: Joe Gill
Co-plotter, penciller: Steve Ditko
Inker: Rocco Mastroserio
Letterer: Jon D’Agostino
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Supporting Character: Gunner Goslin
Intro: Kathy and her parents (only appearance for all)
Villains: Dr. Spectro (split apart into five small Dr. Spectros, then reunited; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9)
Synopsis: Dr. Spectro’s scattered essence reforms as five tiny versions of himself, each with a different power, all of which are turned against Captain Atom.

Captain Atom No. 82
September 1966
Cover: Captain Atom, Nightshade, and the Ghost //Steve Ditko / Rocco Mastroserio (signed)
Story: “The Ghost” (20 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Dave Kaler
Penciller: Steve Ditko
Inker: Rocco Mastroserio
Letterer: John D’Agostino
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Intro: Nightshade (Eve Eden; first appearance; last chronological appearance in Nightshade story in issue #85)
Villain: The Ghost (Alec Rois (called “Alec Nois” in this story; first appearance; next appears in issue #?) and his gang (including Max; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Captain Atom encounters the mystery-woman called Nightshade for the first time, as both are assigned to stop a teleporting thief named the Ghost.

Captain Atom No. 83
November 1966
Cover: Captain Atom blasted by energy barrage; Blue Beetle vignette //Steve Ditko / Rocco Mastroserio (signed)
Story: “Finally Falls the Mighty” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: Dave Kaler
Plotter, penciller: Steve Ditko
Inker: Rocco Mastroserio
Letterer: Jon D’Agostino
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Supporting Character: Gunner Goslin
Intro: Prof. Max Lipat (only appearance)
Villains: Iron Arms, Prof. Koste, and their gang (first appearance for all)
Comments: In this story, Captain Atom’s powers are greatly reduced.
 Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Captain Atom’s powers are lessened by his battle to control a runaway nuclear reactor, leaving him prey to a mysterious gang of villains who capture him.

Captain Atom No. 84
January 1967
Cover: Captain Atom in new costume vs. Iron Arms and his gang; Blue Beetle vignette //Steve Ditko / Rocco Mastroserio (signed)
Story: “After the Fall, a New Beginning” (20 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: Dave Kaler
Plotter, penciller: Steve Ditko
Inker: Rocco Mastroserio
Letterer: Herb Field
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Supporting Characters: Gunner Goslin,  Abby Ladd (first appearance)
Villains: Iron Arms, Prof. Koste, and their gang (last appearance for all)
Synopsis: Captain Atom escapes from his captors and tries a new, spray-on uniform to shield people from his deadly radiation.

Captain Atom No. 85
March 1967
Cover: Captain Atom and Nightshade vs. Punch and Jewelee with Alec Rois in stasis tube; Blue Beetle vignette //Steve Ditko / Rocco Mastroserio (signed)
Story: “The Strings of Punch and Jewelee” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: Dave Kaler
Plotter, penciller: Steve Ditko
Inker: Rocco Mastroserio
Letterer: Herb Field
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Supporting Characters: Abby Ladd, the Chief (first appearance)
GS: Nightshade (last appearance in issue #82)
Intro: Bolt, Prof. Coll (only appearance for both)
Villains: Punch (first appearance; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9), Jewelee (first appearance; next appears in issue #89), Alec Rois (the Ghost; last appearance in issue #82)
Synopsis: Punch and Jewellee, a new super-villain team, abduct scientists and siphon away their knowledge, bringing them into conflict with Captain Atom and Nightshade.

Captain Atom No. 86
June 1967
Cover: Captain Atom and Nightshade held prisoner by the Ghost //Steve Ditko / Rocco Mastroserio (signed)
Story: “The Fury of the Faceless Foe” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: Dave Kaler
Plotter, penciller: Steve Ditko
Inker: Rocco Mastroserio
Feature Character: Captain Atom
GS: Nightshade (next appears in her own strip in next issue)
Supporting Character: The Chief, Abby Ladd
Villains: The Ghost (next appears in issue #89) and his gang (first and only appearance), the Sunurians (first appearance; next appear in issue #89)
Synopsis: The Ghost gathers together a gang who impersonate him, using his teleporters to commit crime and frustrate Captain Atom’s and Nightshade’s attempts to capture them.
Captain Atom No. 87
August 1967
Cover: Captain Atom vs. the Fiery-Icer //Steve Ditko / Rocco Mastroserio
Story: “The Menace of the Fiery-Icer” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: Dave Kaler
Plotter, penciller: Steve Ditko
Inker: Rocco Mastroserio
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Supporting Characters: Gunner Goslin, Abby Ladd
Villains: The Fiery-Icer and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: In the Carribean, Captain Atom encounters an enemy who wields both the powers of heat and cold.

Captain Atom No. 88
October 1967
Cover: Captain Atom vs. giant insects of Ronthor //Steve Ditko / Frank McLaughlin (signed)
Story: “Ravage of Ronthor” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: Dave Kaler
Plotter, penciller: Steve Ditko
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: Captain Atom
Supporting Characters: The Chief (last appearance), Gunner Goslin
Intro: Frank Justice, Andy Yanchus (only appearance for both; named after real Charlton Comics fans), the Ronthorians (in flashback; only appearance)
Villains: Giant insects (first appearance; all die in this story)
Synopsis: Captain Atom answers an SOS from an uninhabited world endangered by giant insects.

Captain Atom No. 89
December 1967
Cover: Captain Atom vs. 13 and his cat Faustus //Steve Ditko / Rocco Mastroserio (signed)
Story: “Thirteen” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: Dave Kaler
Plotter, penciller: Steve Ditko
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Herb Field
Feature Character: Captain Atom (next appears in CHARLTON BULLSEYE (magazine) #1)
Supporting Character: Gunner Goslin (last appearance)
Intro: Jeffers, 13, Faustus (only appearance for all), President Lyndon Baines Johnson (of Earth-4)
Villains: The Ghost, Sunurians (last appearance for all in issue #86; all next appear in CHARLTON BULLSEYE (magazine) #1), the High Priestess (first appearance; next appears in CHARLTON BULLSEYE (magazine) #1)
Synopsis: An adversary named 13 and his talking cat, both of whom appear to work magic, appear to stop Captain Atom and the USAF from working on a missle, and to stop the Ghost from stealing it.

Charlton Bullseye No. 1
1975
Cover: Ghost vs. Captain Atom //Al Milgrom
Story: “Showdown In Sunuria” (10 pages)
Editor: Bob Layton
Plotter: Dave Kaler
Scripter: Jon G. Michaels
Penciller: Steve Ditko
Inker, letterer: John Byrne
Feature Character: Captain Atom (last appearance in CAPTAIN ATOM #89)
GS: Nightshade (last appearance in CAPTAIN ATOM #89)
Villains: The Ghost, the High Priestess, the Sunurians (last appearance for all in CAPTAIN ATOM #89)
Comment: Story continues from CAPTAIN ATOM #89 and continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Ghost has Captain Atom and an injured Nightshade teleported to the Sunurians’ dimension for a showdown.

Charlton Bullseye No. 2
1976
Story: “Two Against Sunuria” (11 pages)
Editor: Bob Layton
Plotter: Dave Kaler
Scripter: Roger Stern
Penciller: Steve Ditko
Inker, letterer: John Byrne
Feature Character: Captain Atom (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6)
GS: Nightshade (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6)
Villains: The Ghost, High Priestess, Sunurians (last appearance for all)
Comment: Sometime after this story Captain Atom  joins the heroes of the Multiverse to fight the Anti-Monitor in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6, 7, 9-12.   Then Captain Atom teams with Superman and Firestorm to battle Rayburn in DC COMICS PRESENTS #90.
Synopsis: The Sunurians force the Ghost and Captain Atom to undergo a trial by combat, without super-powers.
 

Blue Beetle

Blue Beetle V. 2 No. 1
June 1964
Cover: Blue Beetle vs. Kha-Ef-Ri //Frank McLaughlin
Story: “The Giant Mummy Who Was Not Dead” (20 pages)
 Part 2: “The Birth of Evil”
 Part 3: “The Mummy’s Return”
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle (Dan Garrett; first appearance and origin)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Luri Hoshid, the Great Pharoah (first appearance for both; both next appears in issue #54)
Villains: Gen. Amenhotep, Kha-Ef-Re (first appearance for both; both die in this story)
Comment: This Blue Beetle is not the same character who appeared in Fox and Holyoke comics in the 1940's and in earlier Charlton comics of the 1950's.
Synopsis: Archaeologist Dan Garrett comes upon a magic blue scarab in an Egyptian tomb that gives him the powers and identity of the Blue Beetle, just in time to fight a giant mummy that has risen from its entombment.

Blue Beetle V. 2 No. 2
September 1964
Cover: Blue Beetle and girl facing mastodon and saber-toothed tiger in the arctic //Bill Fraccio / Frank McLaughlin
Story: “Hot War in the Arctic” (20 pages)
 Part 2: “Prisoners of Time”
 Part 3: “The Master Plan”
 Part 4: “Atomic Death”
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle

Blue Beetle V. 2 No. 3
November 1964
Cover: Blue Beetle vs. Mr. Thunderbolt //Dick Giordano
Story: “Mr. Thunderbolt and the Superstar” (20 pages)
 Part 2: “Storm of Fear”
 Part 3: “Flames of Fury”
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle

Blue Beetle V. 2 No. 4
January 1965
Cover: Blue Beetle vs. Praying Mantis Man //Dick Giordano
Story: “The Praying Mantis Man” (20 pages)
 Part 2: “The Chlorophyll Man”
 Part 3: “The Garden of Crawling Death”
 Part 4: “The Mantis and the Beetle”
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle
Villain: Praying Mantis Man (first appearance; next appears in issue #53)

Blue Beetle V. 2 No. 5
March-April 1965
Cover: Red Knight vs. Blue Beetle on chessboard //Bill Fraccio / Dick Giordano
Story: “Blue Beetle Challenges the Red Knight” (20 pages)
 Part 2: “Capture of the White Queen”
 Part 3: “Checkmate”
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle
Villain: The Red Knight (first and only appearance)

Blue Beetle V. 3 No. 50
July 1965
Cover: Blue Beetle vs. Scorpion (three vignettes) //Bill Fraccio / Tony Tallarico
Story: “The Scorpion” (20 pages)
 Part 2: “Tomb Beneath the Sea”
 Part 3: “Oilstrike”
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle
Villain: The Scorpion (first and only appearance)
Comment: Numbering continues from UNUSUAL TALES.

Blue Beetle V. 3 No. 51
August 1965
Cover: Blue Beetle vs. Mentor //Bill Fraccio / Tony Tallarico
Story: “Mentor the Magnificent” (20 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle
Villain: Mentor (a robot; first and only appearance)

Blue Beetle V. 3 No. 52
October 1965
Cover: Blue Beetle vs. Magno //Bill Fraccio / Tony Tallarico
Story: “Magno, the Man Who Shakes the World” (20 pages)
 Part 2: “Crater of Fire”
 Part 3: “On the Trail of the Mole” (20 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle
Villain: Magno (first and only appearance)

Blue Beetle V. 3 No. 53
December 1965
Cover: Blue Beetle; Praying Mantis Man vignette //Bill Fraccio / Tony Tallarico
Story: “The People Thieves” (20 pages)
 Part 2: “Baiting the Trap”
 Part 3: “The Cave of the Living Dead”
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle
Villain: Praying Mantis Man (last appearance in issue #4; last appearance)

Blue Beetle V. 3 No. 54
February-March 1966
Cover: Blue Beetle vs. Eye of Horus //Bill Fraccio / Tony Tallarico
Story: “The Eye of Horus” (part 1: 8 pages)
 Part 2: “Slaves of the Ancient Eye” (5 pages)
 Part 3: “Menace of the Mind-World” (7 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle (next appears in THUNDERBOLT #51)
Supporting Character: Prof. Luri Hoshid (last appearance), the Great Pharoah (last appearance in issue #1; last appearance)
Intro: Hashim (only appearance)
Villains: The Eye of Horus (first and only appearance), Prof. Philipps (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story Dan Garrett briefly appears in THUNDERBOLT #51, then helps Ted Kord fight Jarvis in BLUE BEETLE (3rd series) #2 (flashback).
Synopsis: A power-hungry professor unleashes the ancient Eye of Horus, and Blue Beetle is the only thing standing between it and world domination.

Captain Atom No. 83
November 1966
Story: [untitled] (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: Gary Friedrich
Plotter, artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle II (Ted Kord; first appearance; last chronological appearance in BLUE BEETLE (2nd series) #2 (flashback))
Villains: Killer Koke and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A gang of bank robbers is brought down by a new, non-powered Blue Beetle.

Captain Atom No. 84
January 1967
Story: [untitled] (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: Gary Friedrich
Plotter, artist: Steve Ditko
Letterer: Herb Field
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle II
Supporting Character: Tracey, Det. Mike Fisher (first appearance for both)
Intro: Sgt. O’Hara (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: Blue Beetle I
Villain: The Masked Marauder (Count Von Steuben; first apperance; next appears in issue #86)
Synopsis: When his assistant Tracey is menaced by a villain called the Masked Marauder, the Blue Beetle steps in to save her.

Captain Atom No. 85
March 1967
Story: [untitled] (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: Gary Friedrich
Plotter, artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle II
Supporting Character: Det. Mike Fisher
Cameo appearance: Blue Beetle I (in flashback to time of BLUE BEETLE (2nd series) #2 flashback)
Intro: Jarvis Kord (as a hand; in flashback; first actual appearance in BLUE BEETLE (2nd series) #2)
Villains: A spy and other Communists (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: After being grilled by police detectives in the matter of the missing Dan Garrett, Ted Kord becomes the Blue Beetle to save an aircraft which is being hijacked by a spy.

Captain Atom No. 86
June 1967
Story: [untitled] (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: Gary Friedrich
Plotter, artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle II (next appears in BLUE BEETLE (2nd series) #1)
Supporting Characters: Tracey, Det. Mike Fisher (both next appear in BLUE BEETLE (2nd series) #1)
Intro: Hagen (only appearance)
Villains: The Masked Marauder (last appearance in issue #84; last appearance) and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Ted Kord recognizes the Masked Marauder’s voice during a phone call, and pays a showdown visit on him as the Blue Beetle.

Blue Beetle (2nd series) No. 1
June 1967
Cover: Blue Beetle vs. the Squids; Question vignette //Steve Ditko
Story: “The Blue Beetle Bugs the Squids” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: David Charles Glanzman
Plotter, artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle II (last appearance in CAPTAIN ATOM #86)
Supporting Characters: Tracey, Det. Mike Fisher (last appearance for both in CAPTAIN ATOM #86)
Villains: The Squids (Todd Van III, Joe, and others; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Blue Beetle encounters a gang of crooks called the Squids, who are equipped with suction-cup costumes that let them climb up building walls.

Blue Beetle (2nd series) No. 2
August 1967
Cover: Blue Beetle vs. android; Jarvis Kord, Blue Beetle, and first Blue Beetle //Steve Ditko
Story: “The End is a Beginning” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: David Charles Glanzman
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle II (origin revealed in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding his appearance in CAPTAIN ATOM #83)
GS: Blue Beetle I (last appearance in THUNDERBOLT #61; in flashback; dies in this story)
Supporting Characters: Tracey, Det. Mike Fisher
Villain: Jarvis Kord (Blue Beetle II’s uncle; in flashback; first appearance; dies in this story) and his androids (first appearance; all destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: The Blue Beetle unmasks before Tracey and tells her the story of how the first Blue Beetle died and how the second Beetle came to be.

Blue Beetle (2nd series) No. 3
October 1967
Cover: Blue Beetle vs. the Madmen //Steve Ditko
Story: “The Madmen” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: David Charles Glanzman
Plotter, artist: Steve Ditko
Letterer: Bob Agnew
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle II
Supporting Characters: Tracey, Det. Mike Fisher
Intro: Ike Colar, Prof. Loma (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Madmen (Fleeter and others; first and only appearance for all; New Earth Madmen first appear in BLUE BEETLE (3rd series) #?), Dan Greer (first appearance)
Synopsis: The Blue Beetle’s gun is stolen by a costumed team of villainous acrobats, the Madmen, who threaten to use its unknown power against terrified victims.

Blue Beetle (2nd series) No. 4
December 1967
Cover: Blue Beetle vs. Men of the Mask and Mider //Steve Ditko
Story: “The Men of the Mask” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: David Charles Glanzman
Plotter, artist: Steve Ditko
Letterer: Herb Field
Feature Character: The Blue Beetle II
Supporting Characters: Tracey, Det. Mike Fisher
Intro: Shiek Abuta (only appearance)
Villains: Dan Greer (dies in this story) and his men, the Men of the Mask (first and only appearance for all; all die in this story)
Synopsis: The Blue Beetle trails a man who appears to be Dan Garrett to an isle ruled by a cult of fanatic killers, the Men of the Mask.
 

Blue Beetle (2nd series) No. 5
November 1968
Cover: Blue Beetle vs. Our Man //Steve Ditko
Story: “The Blue Beetle Faces the Destroyer of Heroes” (18 pages)
Editor: Sal Gentile
Scripter: David Charles Glanzman
Artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: Blue Beetle (next appears in CHARLTON PORTFOLIO #1)
GS: Vic Sage (the Question; between Question stories in last and this issue)
Supporting Character: Tracey (next appears in CHARLTON PORTFOLIO #1)
Intro: Lou, Huck (only appearance for both)
Villains: Our Man (Hugo; first and only appearance), Boris Ebar (first appearance; next appears in Question story in this issue), assorted hippies (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in the Question story in this issue.
Synopsis: When a disgruntled artist costumed as “Our Man”, a statue of defeatism, seeks to destroy heroic art, the Blue Beetle and Vic Sage team up to counter his actions.

Charlton Portfolio No. 1
1976?
Cover: Blue Beetle vs. the Specter //Steve Ditko
Story: “A Specter is Haunting Hub City” (18 pages)
Editor: Sal Gentile
Plotter, artist: Steve Ditko
Scripter: D. C. Glanzman
Feature Character: Blue Beetle (last appearance in BLUE BEETLE (2nd series) #5; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #1)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Rodor, Tracey (last appearance of both in BLUE BEETLE (2nd series) #5; last appearance for both)
Intro: Dr. Farol, Lt. Dunn (only appearance for both), Dr. James (dies in this story)
Villain: The Specter (Amos Fend), Jacobs (first appearance for both; both die in this story)
Comment: Sometime after this story the Blue Beetle aids the heroes of the Multiverse in their crusade against the Anti-Monitor in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #1-3, 6, 7, 10-12.
Synopsis: The Blue Beetle faces the Specter, a robber in a suit that makes him almost invisible.

Son of Vulcan

Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds No. 46
May 1965
Cover: Son of Vulcan vs. Kong’s troops; Dr. Kong and Giant Gladiator vignettes //Dick Giordano
Story: “A Mighty Champion Is Born” (part 1; 10 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: Son of Vulcan (Johnny Mann; first appearance and origin)
Supporting Characters: Vulcan, Zeus, Venus (first appearance for all)
Villain: Mars (first appearance)
Synopsis: A lamed newspaper reporter, Johnny Mann, hurls a challenge at the gods of Mount Olympus and, as a result, is granted superhuman power by Vulcan to fight evil as the Son of Vulcan.

Story: “He Stands Alone” (10 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: Son of Vulcan
Intro: Gen. Ator, Preteons, Cyclates (only appearance for all)
Villains: Dr. Kong (first appearance; next appears in SON OF VULCAN #49), Giant Gladiator (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: The Son of Vulcan must stop two Greek peoples from making war on each other by fighting the legendary Giant Gladiator.

Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds No. 47
May 1965
Cover: King Midas turning Son of Vulcan to gold //Bill Fraccio / Tony Tallarico
Story: “The Golden Curse” (20 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: Son of Vulcan
Supporting Characters: Vulcan, Zeus, Venus, Johnny Mann’s editor (first appearance)
Intro: Mrs. Lambie (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: Giant Gladiator (in flashback)
Intro: The real King Midas (next appears in SON OF VULCAN #49)
Villains: Zoloto, King Midas (Prof. Leonard Lambie), Chopper Charlie and his gang (first and only appearance for all), Mars
Synopsis: Mars gives a mortal nebbish the legendary gloves of King Midas, with the power to turn anything they touch into gold, and sets him against the Son of Vulcan.

Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds No. 48
September 1965
Cover: Son of Vulcan being forced by Mars (as Captain Tusk) to walk the plank as Sally Tusk and Captain Tusk look on //Bill Fraccio / Tony Tallarico
Story: “Fury of the War God” (part 1; 7 pages)
 Part 2: “The New Captain Tusk” (7 pages)
 Part 3: “The Villain” (6 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: Son of Vulcan
Supporting Characters: Vulcan, Zeus, Venus, Johnny Mann’s editor (last appearance)
Intro: Captain Tusk, Sally Tusk (only appearance for both)
Villains: Amid and his partner (first and only appearance for both), Mars
Synopsis: Mortalized by Zeus, Mars comes to Earth and masquerades as a sailor named Captain Tusk to set a trap for the Son of Vulcan.

Son of Vulcan No. 49
November 1965
Cover: Son of Vulcan vs. Dr. Kong //Bill Fraccio / Tony Tallarico
Story: “The Diamond Dancers” (part 1; 10 pages)
 Part 2: “A Living Tomb” (10 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: Son of Vulcan
Supporting Characters: Vulcan, Zeus, Venus (last appearance for all)
Other Character: King Midas (last appearance in MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #47; last appearance)
Villains: Dr. Kong (last appearance in MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #46), Mars (last appearance), Liu (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Mars returns and gives Dr. Kong powers which make him an opponent to the Son of Vulcan on an equal footing.

Son of Vulcan No. 50
January 1966
Cover: Son of Vulcan and Lisa Connors vs. Kong and Trojan Horse robot on movie set //Bill Fraccio / Tony Tallarico
Story: “The Second Trojan War” (part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “Prisoners of Doctor Kong” (5 pages)
 Part 3: “The Trojan Horse Walks” (7 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Bill Fraccio
Inker: Tony Tallarico
Feature Character: Son of Vulcan (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12)
Intro: A. J. Colosso, Lisa Connors, Rick Henderson (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Paris, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Hector, Agamemnon (in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Villains: Dr. Kong (last appearance), Adam Klink (a robot; first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: On the set of a movie of the Trojan War, the Son of Vulcan must deal with menaces animated by Dr. Kong’s ray.

Nightshade

Captain Atom No. 87
August 1967
Story: “The Image’s Idyl” (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Dave Kaler
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Feature Character: Nightshade (last appearance in the Captain Atom story in last issue; origin details revealed in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Senator Eden (first appearance), Magda Eden, Larry Eden (both in flashback; first appearance for both)
Villains: The Image (first appearance), the Incubus (in flashback; first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Image, a villain who can step through mirrors, abducts Eve Eden to force her father not to help pass a defense bill in Congress.

Captain Atom No. 88
October 1967
Story: “Poetry of Peril” (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Dave Kaler
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Feature Character: Nightshade (more origin details revealed in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Magda Eden (dies in flashback), Larry Eden (in flashback; last appearance), Senator Eden
Villains: The Image (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10), the Incubus (last appearance)
Synopsis: Eve Eden becomes Nightshade to keep the Image from killing her father with a bomb.

Captain Atom No. 89
December 1967
Story: “Masque of Mirrors” (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Dave Kaler
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Feature Character: Nightshade (next appears in the Captain Atom story in CHARLTON BULLSEYE #1; more origin details revealed in flashback)
GS: Tiger (in flashback; last chronological appearance in JUDOMASTER #97; last chronological appearance)
Supporting Character: Senator Eden (last appearance)
Villains: Jewelee (last appearance in issue #85; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9) and her gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Nightshade stops Jewelee and her gang from pulling a gem heist at a costume ball.
Comment: Shortly after this story Nightshade helps Captain Atom fight the Ghost in CHARLTON BULLSEYE #1-2, then joins the heroes of the Multiverse to battle the Anti-Monitor in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6, 7, and 9.

The Question

Blue Beetle (2nd series) No. 1
June 1967
Story: [untitled] (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: David Charles Glanzman
Plotter, artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: The Question (Vic Sage; first appearance)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Rodor, Nora Lace, Fred Pine, Al Kert, Bob Hasel, Sam Starr, Syd Starr, Celia Starr, Captain Lash (first appearance for all)
Villains: Lou Dicer (first and only appearance) and his gang (one dies in this story), Jim Lark (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Question, the faceless-masked secret identity of TV reporter and commentator Vic Sage, goes after Lou Dicer, head of a gambling ring.

Blue Beetle (2nd series) No. 2
August 1967
Story: [untitled] (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: David Charles Glanzman
Plotter, artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: The Question
Supporting Characters: Celia Starr, Nora Lace, Fred Pine, Al Kert, Prof. Rodor
Intro: Dundo (dies in this story), Alex (only appearance)
Villain: The Banshee (Max Bine; first appearance; next appears in CHARLTON BULLSEYE #5)
Synopsis: The Question tangles with the Banshee, a villain who uses a gas-filled costume to fly.

Blue Beetle (2nd series) No. 3
October 1967
Story: [untitled] (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: David Charles Glanzman
Plotter, artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: The Question
Supporting Characters: Syd Starr, Nora Lace
Intro: Evers, Crane’s henchman (first and only appearance for both)
Villains: Mr. Crane, three other members of the 4 Square Construction Company (two of whom die in this story; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Question must solve the mystery of a man murdered by drowning--on top of a skyscraper under construction.

Blue Beetle (2nd series) No. 4
December 1967
Story: “Kill Vic Sage” (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Scripter: Steve Skeates (Warren Savin)
Plotter, artist: Steve Ditko
Letterer: Bob Agnew
Feature Character: The Question (next appears in Blue Beetle story in next issue)
Supporting Characters: Nora Lace, Syd Starr, Fred Pine, Al Kert, Sam Starr, Captain Lash
Villains: Nat Kat, Arbo and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Question comes into conflict with a gang out to capture and kill Vic Sage.

Blue Beetle (2nd series) No. 5
November 1968
Story: [untitled] (7 pages)
Editor: Sal Gentile
Scripter: David Charles Glanzman
Plotter, artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: The Question (last appearance in Blue Beetle story in this issue; next appears in MYSTERIOUS SUSPENSE #1)
Supporting Characters: Syd Starr, Nora Lace, Captain Lash (all next appear in MYSTERIOUS SUSPENSE #1), Prof. Rodor (next appears in CHARLTON PORTFOLIO #1)
Villain: Boris Ebar (last appearance in Blue Beetle story in this issue; last appearance), Bo and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Question must stop modern art critic Boris Ebar from destroying a heroic painting that haunts his conscience.

Mysterious Suspense No. 1
October 1968
Cover: The Question //Steve Ditko (signed)
Story: “What Makes a Hero?”  (25 pages)
Editor: Sal Gentile
Scripter: David Charles Glanzman
Plotter, artist: Steve Ditko
Feature Character: The Question (last appearance in BLUE BEETLE #5; next appears in CHARLTON BULLSEYE (magazine) #5)
Supporting Characters: Syd Starr, Sam Starr, Nora Lace, Fred Pine, Al Kert, Bob Hasel, Captain Lash
Intro: Mr. Fry, Mr. King (only appearance for both), Joe Elp (dies in this story)
Villains: Max Kroe, Bo Bene (first appearance for both; both die in this story), Kroe’s gang, Jason Ord, Felix, Lippy (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Title taken from part 2 of story.
Synopsis: A corrupt magnate tries to ruin Vic Sage with a smear campaign, while the Question seeks to convict the mob boss with whom the magnate is in cahoots.

Charlton Bullseye No. 5
July-September 1978
Cover: Question vs. Banshee’s mob //Alex Toth (signed)
Story: [untitled] (8 pages)
Editor: Bob Layton
Plotter: Roger Stern
Scripter: Michael Uslan
Artist, letterer: Alex Toth
Feature Character: The Question (last appearance in MYSTERIOUS SUSPENSE #1; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6)
Supporting Characters: Sam Starr, Syd Starr, Nora Lace (last appearance for all in MYSTERIOUS SUSPENSE #1; last appearance for all)
Intro: Louie the Lip (only appearance)
Villains: The Banshee (last appearance in BLUE BEETLE (2nd series) #1; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: Sometime after this story the Question joins the heroes of the Multiverse to fight the Anti-Monitor in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6 and 7.
Synopsis: The Banshee makes a return to Crown City, and seeks revenge on the Question.

Judomaster

Special War Series-Judomaster No. 4
November 1965
Cover: Judomaster (five vignettes) //Frank McLaughlin
Story: “Introducing Rip Jagger--Judomaster” (8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Dojo” (6 pages)
 Part 3: “Judomaster Is Born” (6 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Artist: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: Judomaster (Sgt. Rip Jagger; first appearance and origin; next appears in JUDOMASTER #89)
Supporting Characters: Sensei, Bushiri, Suzikawa (first appearance for all; all next appear in JUDOMASTER #89)
Intro: Al Cole, Miyu, Yondan (only appearance for all)
Villains: Major Yoku (first and only appearance), the Japanese
Comment: The Judomaster stories take place during World War II.
Synopsis: Sgt. Rip Jagger is saved from capture by the Japanese on a Pacific island and is taught the martial art of judo by his rescuers, Sensei and Bushiri.  Later, he is given the costume and name of Judomaster and sent against the invaders.

Judomaster No. 89
May-June 1966
Cover: Judomaster vs. the Mountain Storm //Frank McLaughlin
Story: “Prisoner of War” (part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Mountain Storm” (12 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer: Joe Gill
Artist: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: Judomaster (last appearance in SPECIAL WAR SERIES--JUDOMASTER #4)
Supporting Characters: Sensei, Bushiri, Suzikawa (last appearance for all in SPECIAL WAR SERIES--JUDOMASTER #4), General Hawkins (first appearance)
Intro: Capt. Brian Miller, Capt. Dean (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Mountain Storm (first appearance; next appears in issue #93), Commander Suzuki (first appearance; next appears in issue #94), the Japanese
Comments: Since his last adventure, Rip Jagger has obviously managed to return to the American army.
 Numbering of this series continues from GUNMASTER.
Synopsis: Rip Jagger must get himself captured by the Japanese in order to reach a prisoner he must liberate, and Judomaster must face a hulk called the Mountain Storm in order to accomplish it.

Judomaster No. 90
August 1966
Cover: Judomaster on motorcycle vs. Japanese //Frank McLaughlin
Story: “Judomaster--Traitor” (20 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Joe Gill
Artist: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: Judomaster
Supporting Characters: Sensei, Bushiri, Suzikawa, Gen. Hawkins
Villains: Tori, Tokyo Rose (first and only appearance for both), the Japanese
Synopsis: In order to get important information to the Allies about a Japanese super-weapon, Judomaster must appear on Tokyo Rose’s radio show and be branded a traitor.

Judomaster No. 91
October 1966
Cover: Judomaster vs. the Cat //Frank McLaughlin
Story: “Judomaster--Man Without a Country” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, artist: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: Judomaster
Supporting Characters: Sensei, Bushiri, Suzikawa, Gen. Hawkins, Tiger (first appearance)
Intro: Sylvia Coates (only appearance)
Villain: The Cat (first appearance; next appears in issue #95), a cook (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Judomaster is assigned to ferret out a spy operation in a Japanese-American internment camp, and comes face to face with the Cat, a master of the bokken stick.

Judomaster No. 92
December 1966
Cover: Judomaster; Smiling Skull; two judokas (three vignettes) //Frank McLaughlin
Story: “The Smiling Skull” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, artist: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: Judomaster
Supporting Character: Tiger
Intro: Captain Brady (only appearance)
Villains: The Smiling Skull (Rudolf Wolk; first chronological appearance; next appears in issue #95), the Nazis
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Tiger is kidnapped by Nazis, and Judomaster trails him, to be trapped in a judo match against the Smiling Skull.

Judomaster No. 93
February 1967
Cover: Tiger, tiger’s head, and Judomaster //Frank McLaughlin
Story: “Meet the Tiger” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, artist: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Characters: Judomaster, Tiger (becomes Judomaster’s costumed partner in this s tory)
Supporting Characters: Gen. Hawkins, Sensei, Bushiri, Suzikawa
Villains: The Mountain Storm (last appearance in issue #89), the Japanese
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: At least temporarily blinded, Rip Jagger goes into a depression and declares himself out of the war, inspiring a hurt and angry Tiger, who idolized him, to train to be his successor.

Judomaster No. 94
April 1967
Cover: Judomaster bound to post, Mountain Storm, and Tiger //Frank McLaughlin
Story: “Tiger Hunt” (16 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, artist: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Characters: Judomaster, Tiger
Supporting Characters: Bushiri
Villains: The Mountain Storm, Commander Suzuki (last appearance in issue #89)
Synopsis: Commander Suzuki captures both Judomaster and Tiger and throws them into a tiger pit.

Judomaster No. 95
June 1967
Cover: Acrobat vs. Judomaster //Frank McLaughlin
Story: “The Plot To Destroy Judomaster” (16 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, artist: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Characters: Judomaster, Tiger
Supporting Characters: Bushiri, Suzikawa
Villains: The Acrobat (first appearance), the Mountain Storm, Commander Suzuki, Smiling Skull (last appearance in issue #92; next chronological appearance in SARGE STEEL #3), the Cat (last appearance in issue #91; last appearance), the Japanese
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Acrobat defeats several of Judomaster’s old enemies in combat to get a chance to go against Judomaster himself.

Judomaster No. 96
August 1967
Cover: Judomaster vs. Acrobat as Tiger and Suzikawa watch //Frank McLaughlin
Story: “The Final Phase of the Plot to Destroy Judomaster” (17 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, artist: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Characters: Judomaster, Tiger
Supporting Characters: Sensei (last appearance), Bushiri, Suzikawa
Villains: The Acrobat (last appearance), Operative Six (first and only appearance), the Japanese
Synopsis: Judomaster is told that Suzikawa is a traitor, and must face the Acrobat in combat a final time.

Judomaster No. 97
October 1967
Cover: Judomaster vs. Rocky Vars as gangsters and Pop McKeon watch //Frank McLaughlin
Story: “This One’s For Pop” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, artist: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Characters: Judomaster, Tiger
Intro: Pop McKeon, Joanne McKeon Johnny Aurelia, Dave Glanzman (only appearance for all)
Villains: Rocky Vars, Mac, other gangsters (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Dave Glanzman is named for Blue Beetle and Question scripter David Charles Glanzman.
Synopsis: Rip Jagger witnesses a fixed boxing match with a fighter his old mentor coached, and investigates as Judomaster.

Judomaster No. 98
December 1967
Cover: Judomaster and Suzikawa vs. dinosaurs //Frank McLaughlin
Story: “The Isle of Dragons” (19 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, artist: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: Judomaster (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6), Tiger (next chronological appearance in Nightshade story in CAPTAIN ATOM #89)
Supporting Characters: General Hawkins, Suzikawa, Bushiri (last appearance for all)
Villains: The Japanese Sandman (first and only appearance), the Japanese
Comment: Sometime after this story Judomaster is yanked forward in time to help the heroes of the multiverse fight the Anti-Monitor in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6, 7, 10, and 12.
Synopsis: Judomaster, Tiger, and their allies fight the Japanese on an island overrun by dinosaurs.

Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt No. 1
January 1966
Cover: Thunderbolt; Hooded One and Dum-Dum Barnes vignettes //Pete Morisi
Story: “Origin of an Avenger” (20 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer, artist, letterer: Pete Morisi (P.A.M.)
Feature Character: Thunderbolt (Peter Cannon; first appearance; origin)
Supporting Characters: Tabu, the High Abbot (first appearance for both), Dr. Richard Cannon, Mary Cannon (Thunderbolt’s parents; in flashback; first appearance for both; both die in this story)
Cameo appearances: Captain Atom, Blue Beetle (Dan Garrett), Son of Vulcan
Villains: The Hooded One (first appearance), Dum-Dum Barnes (first appearance; dies in this story) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Peter Cannon, given increased mental and physical prowess by the harnessing of his entire brain thanks to training in Tibet, learns of a menace unleashed in America by his arch-enemy and becomes the reluctant super-hero, Thunderbolt.

Thunderbolt No. 51
April 1966
Cover: Thunderbolt vs. Evila; Hooded One vignette //Peter Morisi
Story: “The Evil That Is Evila” (20 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer, artist, letterer: Pete Morisi (PAM)
Feature Character: Thunderbolt (origin briefly retold in this story)
GA: Dan Garrett (Blue Beetle; last appearance in BLUE BEETLE V. 2 #54; next appears in BLUE BEETLE (3rd series) #2 (flashback))
Supporting Characters: Tabu, High Abbot
Cameo appearances: Dr. Richard and Mary Cannon (in flashback)
Intro: Prof. Henry Karl (only appearance)
Villains: The Hooded One (next appears in issue #54), Evila (first appearance; dies in this story) and her gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: Numbering of this series continues from SON OF VULCAN.
Synopsis: The Hooded One brings the mummy of an ancient Egyptian sorceress back to life to cause bedevilment for Thunderbolt.

Thunderbolt No. 52
May 1966
Cover: Thunderbolt vs. apes //Peter Morisi
Story: “Gore, the Man-Ape” (20 pages)
Editor: Pat Masulli
Writer, artist, letterer: Pete Morisi (PAM)
Feature Character: Thunderbolt (origin briefly retold in this story)
Supporting Character: Tabu
Intro:  Gon-Da and other apes (only appearance for all)
Villain: Eric Gore (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Thunderbolt encounters Eric Gore, a mad scientist with an ape’s paw, who commands an army of simians and threatens the world with germ warfare.

Thunderbolt No. 53
August 1966
Cover: Thunderbolt vs. two Sumo wrestlers //Peter Morisi
Story: “Enter–the Tong” (20 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, artist, letterer: Pete Morisi (PAM)
Feature Character: Thunderbolt
Supporting Character: Tabu
Intro: A Dice Gordon impostor (dies in this story), Lt. Palmer (only appearance)
Villains: The Tong (first appearance; dies in this story) and his gang (first and only appearance)

Synopsis: Thunderbolt battles the Tong, an Oriental gangleader who uses a titanic drill in his crimes.

Thunderbolt No. 54
October 1966
Cover: Thunderbolt, dinosaurs, and islanders //Pete Morisi
Story: “This One’s For Tabu” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, artist, letterer: Pete Morisi
Feature Character: Thunderbolt
Supporting Characters: Tabu, High Abbot
Cameo appearance: Dr. Richard and Mary Cannon (in flashback)
Villain: The Hooded One (between issues #51 / 58), Mongol bandits (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: To save Tabu from a deadly sleeping sickness, Thunderbolt must return to the Himalayas in search of a cure.

Thunderbolt No. 55
December 1966
Cover: Thunderbolt vs. tiger //Pete Morisi
Story: “Where Stalks the Mummy?”  (15 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, artist, letterer: Pete Morisi
Feature Character: Thunderbolt
Supporting Character: Tabu
Intro: Parker, Conway (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearances: Dr. Richard and Mary Cannon, High Abbot (all in flashback)
Villain: The Mummy (Hugo Drummond; first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: A scientist transfers his mind into the super-strong body of an Egyptian mummy and begins a campaign of terror.

Thunderbolt No. 56
February 1967
Cover: Thunderbolt //Pete Morisi
Story: “Beware the Cobra” (15 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, artist: Pete Morisi
Feature Character: Thunderbolt
Supporting Character: Tabu
Cameo appearances: The Hooded One, Dum-Dum Barnes, Evila, Eric Gore, the Tong, the Mummy (in flashbacks)
Villains: The Cobra (first appearance; dies in this story) and his gang, various slavers (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Thunderbolt goes on the trail of the Cobra, a villain who turns humans into slaves with an extract of cobra venom.

Thunderbolt No. 57
May 1967
Cover: Thunderbolt and dragon //Pat Boyette (signed)
Story: “Face of the Dragon” (15 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Denny O’Neil?
Artist: Pat Boyette
Feature Character: Thunderbolt (origin retold in brief in this story)
Supporting Character: Tabu
Cameo appearances: Dr. Richard and Mary Cannon (in flashback)
Villains: The Dragon and his minions (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Thunderbolt and Tabu are drawn back to the Himalayas by the statue of a defaced griffin to stave off an invasion by a mystic known as the Dragon.

Thunderbolt No. 58
July 1967
Cover: Thunderbolt vs. pterodactyl //Pete Morisi
Story: “Encore: the Hooded One” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, artist: Pete Morisi
Feature Character: Thunderbolt
Supporting Characters: Tabu, High Abbot
Intro: Lori Carson (only appearance)
Villain: The Hooded One (last appearance in issue #54)
Synopsis: To save a girl in the Himalayas, Thunderbolt is led into the Hooded One’s trap.

Thunderbolt No. 59
September 1967
Cover: Thunderbolt vs. hood //Pete Morisi
Story: “Assassins” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Denny O’Neil (Sergius O’Shaugnessy)
Artist, letterer: Pat Boyette
Feature Character: Thunderbolt
Supporting Character: Tabu
Villains: The Hooded One (last appearance) his hireling, statues of Machine Gun O’Brien, Barbo the Deadly, and the Minotaur (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Hooded One brings three deadly wax statues to life to battle Thunderbolt and Tabu.

Thunderbolt No. 60
November 1967
Cover: Thunderbolt vs. Dragon Master //Pat Boyette (signed)
Story: “When Flies the Dragon” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Denny O’Neil (Sergius O’Shaugnessy)
Artist, letterer: Pat Boyette
Feature Character: Thunderbolt (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6)
Supporting Character: Tabu (last appearance)
Villains: The Dragon Master (first appearance; dies in this story), the Order of the Dragon (first and only appearance for all; one dies in this story)
Comment: Sometime after this story, Thunderbolt joins the heroes of the Multiverse in their crusade against the Anti-Monitor in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6, 7, and 10.
Synopsis: Thunderbolt and Tabu fight the Dragon-Master, a flame-wielding villain who hopes to ransom hostages for a hydrogen bomb.

The Sentinels

Thunderbolt No. 55
October 1966
Story: “Enter the Sentinels” (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Gary Friedrich
Artist, letterer: Sam Grainger
Feature Characters: The Sentinels (Helio (Rick Strong), Mentalia (Cindy Carson), and Brute (Crunch Wilson); first appearance for all; origin)
Intro: Mr. Jones (nee’ Kolotov; dies in this story), Billy Jones
Synopsis: A dying Russian immigrant scientist gives three of his inventions to the members of a folk trio, which enable them to become super-heroes.

Thunderbolt No. 55
December 1966
Story: “Beware the Menacing Mind-Bender” (10 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Gary Friedrich
Artist, letterer: Sam Grainger
Feature Characters: The Sentinels
Supporting Character: Col. Juniper Julep (first appearance)
GA: Lyndon Baines Johnson
Other Character: Billy Jones (last appearance)
Villains: The Mind-Bender (first appearance; next appears in issue #58), a mugger (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Sentinels battle a robot sent by the Mind-Bender, a villain out to cause unrest between the U.S. and U.S.S.R.

Thunderbolt No. 56
February 1967
Story: “Where Walks the Titan” (10 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Gary Friedrich
Artist, letterer: Sam Grainger
Feature Characters: The Sentinels
Supporting Character: Col. Juniper Julep (last appearance)
Intro: Ed Sullivan (of Earth-4)
Villain: The Titan (an android; first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Sentinels must battle a powerful android called the Titan.

Thunderbolt No. 57
May 1967
Story: “If This Be Triumph” (10 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Plotter: David Charles Glanzman
Scripter, artist: Sam Grainger
Feature Characters: The Sentinels
GA: Sarge Steel (last appearance in JUDOMASTER #94)
Villain: The Titan (destroyed in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: With Helio amnesiac, the Brute and Mentalia face the challenge of the Titan.

Thunderbolt No. 58
July 1967
Story: “Into the Lair of the Mind-Bender” (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Denny O’Neil (Sergius O’Shaugnessy)
Artist: Sam Grainger
Letterer: Bob Agnew
Feature Characters: The Sentinels
GS: Sarge Steel (next appears in JUDOMASTER #95)
Villain: The Mind-Bender (last appearance in issue #55)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Sentinels find themselves trapped by the Mind-Bender, who mentally enslaves the Brute.

Thunderbolt No. 59
September 1967
Story: “Night of Doom” (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Denny O’Neil (Sergius O’Shaugnessy)
Artist: Sam Grainger
Letterer: Bob Agnew?
Feature Characters: The Sentinels (last appearance)
Villain: The Mind-Bender (dies in this story)
Comment: This is the last Sentinels story.
Synopsis: Helio must find a way to stop the Mind-Bender from inducing the Brute to kill him and Mentalia.

The Prankster

Thunderbolt No. 60
November 1967
Story: [untitled] (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Denny O’Neil (Sergius O’Shaugnessy)
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Feature Character: The Prankster (first and only appearance)
Supporting Character: Hiram Grave (first and only appearance)
Villains: Bane, Captain Wratt (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This is the first and only Prankster story.  The advertised sequel, “The Vengeance of a Wratt”, never appeared.
Synopsis: The Prankster, a hero who uses gimmicks built around the premise of humor, fights tyranny and injustice in the dour future city of Ultrapolis.

The Peacemaker

The Fightin’ Five No. 40
November 1966
Story: “Introducing the Peacemaker” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Joe Gill
Artist, letterer: Pat Boyette
Feature Character: The Peacemaker (Christopher Smith; first appearance and origin)
Villain: Emil Bork (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.

The Fightin’ Five No. 41
January 1967
Story: “The War Peddler” (10 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Joe Gill
Artist, letterer: Pat Boyette
Feature Character: The Peacemaker (next appears in THE PEACEMAKER #1)
Intro: Gen. Lecoyo (only appearance)
Villain: Emil Bork (dies in this story)
Synopsis: The Peacemaker has only one chance to stop Emil Bork from using nuclear weapons to trigger war between two nations.

The Peacemaker No. 1
March 1967
Cover: The Peacemaker //Pat Boyette (signed)
Story: “The Killer On the Reef” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Joe Gill
Artist, letterer: Pat Boyette
Feature Character: The Peacemaker (last appearance in FIGHTIN’ FIVE #?)
Intro: Boyle (only appearance)
Villains: The Commodore and his men (including Claude; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Peacemaker battles a madman who attempts to destroy all fishing vessels at sea.

Story: “The Hidden Power” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Joe Gill
Artist, letterer: Pat Boyette
Feature Character: The Peacemaker
Intro: Brigadier Gen. Lyons (only appearance)
Villains: Fedornich and forces of a Balkan state (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Arrogant behavior from a diplomat leads the Peacemaker to believe that the nation he represents has the power to wage nuclear war.

The Peacemaker No. 2
May 1967
Cover: The Peacemaker and fighting jets //Pat Boyette (signed)
Story: “The Survivors” (9 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Joe Gill
Artist, letter: Pat Boyette
Feature Character: The Peacemaker
Villains: Marshall Uv (first and only appearance), Lig, Beel, and other changelings (first appearance for all; all probably die in this story)
Synopsis: The Peacemaker investigates a mine whose radiations have changed people into malevolent changelings.

Story: “The Ultimatum” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Joe Gill
Artist, letter: Pat Boyette
Feature Character: The Peacemaker
Villains: Premier Gekk and his men (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Peacemaker battles a tyrant who threatens America with atomic jets.

The Peacemaker No. 3
July 1967
Cover: Peacemaker and Gerda Hain vs. merman //Pat Boyette
Story: “Our Future World” (17 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Joe Gill
Artist, letterer: Pat Boyette
Feature Character: The Peacemaker
Intro: Gerda Hain, Hilary Smythe-Jaynes, Tony Holusky, Eileen McGowan
Villain: Enrico Lucetti (first appearance; dies in this story),  mermen (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Peacemaker must oppose the machinations of a mad scientist who wants to retool all humans to live underwater so that they may survive a nuclear war, then to begin that war himself.

The Peacemaker No. 4
August 1967
Cover: Peacemaker //Pat Boyette
Story: “The Hostage” (19 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Joe Gill
Artist, letter: Pat Boyette
Feature Character: The Peacemaker (origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Nora O’Rourke (first appearance), Paul (first and only appearance)
Villains: Col. Uz (first appearance; dies in this story) and his men (including Muhammad and Janik; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Peacemaker and his new secretary and aide Nora are kidnapped by a Bulgar weapons thief who intends to force the hero to repair his cache of armaments.

The Peacemaker No. 5
November 1967
Cover: Peacemaker vs. lava man //Pat Boyette (signed)
Story: “The Fire World” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Joe Gill
Artist, letter: Pat Boyette
Feature Character: The Peacemaker (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6)
Supporting Character: Nora (last appearance)
Villains: Mr. Blaze, lava men (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Sometime after this story the Peacemaker joins the heroes of the Multiverse in the crusade against the Anti-Monitor in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6, 7, 10-12.
Synopsis: A former fire-eater steals a heat-insulating formula from the Peacemaker and uses it to help him rule a tribe of lava men.

The Shape

Charlton Bullseye No. 1
September 1967
Cover: Shape, Tyro Team, and Spookman //Grass Green, Bill Montes, Pat Boyette / Grass Green, Ernie Bache, Pat Boyette
Story: “It’s the Shape” (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, penciller: Richard “Grass” Green
Inkers: “Mac and friends”
Feature Character: The Shape (first and only appearance)
Supporting Characters: Kevin Boyd, Prof. Scuba S. Duba (only appearance for both)
Villains: Karl Minten, Vic Facsh (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A professor creates a flexible android, the Shape, who captures a pair of enemy spies.

The Tyro Team

Charlton Bullseye No. 1
September 1967
Story: “Three Characters in Search of a Kingpin” (10 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Steve Skeates
Penciller: Bill Montes
Inker: Ernie Bache
Feature Characters: The Tyro Team (David “Swift” Scott, John “Specs” Andrews, Warren “Creep” Blaine; first and only appearance for all)
Supporting Characters: Sue, Myrna (first and only appearance for both)
Villains: Hank Hogmire and his gang (including Charlie; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Three youths with telepathic powers fight local gangsters and search for a crime kingpin.

The Spookman

Charlton Bullseye No. 1
September 1967
Story: [untitled] (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, artist, letterer: Pat Boyette
Feature Character: The Spookman (Aaron Piper; first and only appearance; origin)
Supporting Character: Crispin X. Crispin (first and only appearance)
Villains: Caesar Nero (of Earth-4), Marco (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A museum owner is transformed into a time-travelling, ghostlike figure called the Spookman.

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