#25 Our Army at War. A 30-page book with two 15-page war stories featuring Sgt. Rock and Easy Company in WWII ($3 book).
#26 Star Spangled War Stories. A 30-page book with two 15-page war stories set during the Korean War. The lead feature is a serial, always “The War that Time Forgot”, about 8 U.S. soldiers (Larry, Charlie, Henry, Steve, Tommy Frank, PT, Prof, and “Brother”) who crash land on Dinosaur Island in 1951, encounter a robot they recruit to become G.I. Robot, and battle dinosaurs while trying to survive and escape the island. The second feature is for unconnected stories about the Korean War ($3 book).
#27 G.I. Combat. A 30-page book with two 15-page war stories set during the Vietnam War. The lead feature is a serial, always “Haunted Tank”, about a tank crew working a M48 Patton tank that is haunted by the ancestor of the driver and aids them as they lend infantry support against the Viet Cong. The second feature is for unconnected stories about the Vietnam War ($3 book).
#28 Young Romance. A 30-page book with two 15-page PG-rated love stories set in 1964. The lead feature is a serial, always “Bonnie Taylor”, about an airline stewardess who helps couples find love, but can never hold it for herself. The second feature is for unconnected stories about love and romance in the range of 17-25 year olds ($3 book).
#29 Girls’ Love Stories. A 30-page book with two 15-page PG-rated love stories set in 1965. The lead feature is a serial, always “April O’Day”, about a Hollywood starlet who tries to find love without fame and money getting in the way. The second feature is for unconnected stories about love and romance, always from the girl’s perspective, for ages 16-24 ($3 book).
#30 Doom Patrol. A 36-page book with two adventure serials starring Doom Patrol and set in 1966. In the lead, 22-page feature, Robotman II, Elasti-Girl, Negative Man, Mento, and Beast Boy battle, sometimes with the help of the Challengers of the Unknown, weird menaces like Kranus, Multi-Man, and Meteor Man. The second feature rotates between the cast for 14-page solo stories ($3.25 book).
#31 Heart Throbs. A 36-page book with three PG-rated 12-page love serials set in 1967. Each story features one of three 21-year old women, all of whom know each other and appear in each other’s stories, as she pursues a new romance or tries to keep a relationship going ($3.25 book).
#32 Fox and the Crow. A 30-page book with three 10-page comedy stories. The first and third stories are about Fox and Crow, anthropomorphic animals in a cartoon world. The second story is about Stanley and his Monster, a 6-year old boy and the big, furry, talking monster he has for a pet instead of a dog. This story takes place in the real world (albeit with a light-hearted take on it) in 1968 ($3 book).
#33 The Unexpected. A 36-page book with three 12-page PG-rated horror or suspense stories set in 1969. The lead feature is an adventure/suspense serial about Johnny Peril, a newspaper reporter whose investigations always land him in danger. The second two features are unconnected horror or suspense stories ($3.25 book).
#34 Superman’s Girl. A 36-page book with two 18-page adventure serials set in 1970. The lead feature is a solo story featuring Supergirl, Superman’s 11-year old daughter Kara (able to lift 6 tons) as she balances lite super-heroics with junior high school. The second story features the larger Superman family, usually her older brother Superman II (formerly Superboy, now able to lift 17 tons), and/or his friend Batman II (both 6 years older than their World’s Finest appearances).
Bronze Age Titles
#35 Falling in Love. A 30-page book with two 15-page PG-13-rated love stories set in 1971. Both stories are narrated by columnist Carol Andrews, but feature unconnected love stories between characters aged 19-35 ($3 book).
#36 Superboy. A 42-page book with two 21-page adventure serials, featuring Superman II in 1972 and, in the second feature, teamed with Batman II. Clark Jr. can now lift 25 tons and Dick, slowed by age, now wears hi-tech armor. They have a mix of ordinary and exotic adventures, like battling mobsters in New York or wild apes in Africa, while also meeting new heroes like Gravity Girl
#37 Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen. A 36-page book with two 18-page adventure serials, featuring Jimmy Olsen, Jr. set in 1973. Jimmy is a 23-year old globe-trotting reporter ala Tintin, only with Superman II for back-up, as he tackles skyjackers, solves mysteries, or thwarting super-criminals like the Jaguar (a $3.25 book).
#38 House of Secrets. A 30-page book with two 15-page PG-13-rated horror stories set in 1974 (a $3 book).
#39 Superman Family. A 48-page book with three adventure serials set in 1975. All members of the Superman Family might be features in each story, but the first story will focus on the original Superman, now 60 years old, but able to lift 175 tons. The second story will focus on Superman II, now 27 and able to lift 40 tons. The third story will focus on Supergirl, now 16 and able to lift 13 tons. Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and the Justice League of America will be frequent guest-stars as the heroes battle the likes of the Tarantula, super-criminals from Kandor, and the League of Super-Villains ($3.75 book).
#40 Our Fighting Forces. A 30-page book with two 15-page PG-13-rated war stories set in 1975 towards the close of the Vietnam War. The first story features the Losers – Capt. Storm, Johnny Cloud, Gunner, and Sarge – as they face the increasing likelihood that they will be stranded in Vietnam past the war’s end, and possibly intentionally. The second feature will be for unconnected stand-alone war stories in Vietnam with the same rating ($3 book).
#41 Justice League of America. A 48-page book adventure serial set in 1976 and featuring the JLA – Superman II, Batman II (Dick is now 44 and still wearing hi-tech armor), Wonder Woman II (Donna, now age 20 and able to lift 2 tons), Flash (Barry, now 38 and able to run at Mach 6), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Aquaman (King Arthur Curry of Atlantis; this silver age version – the golden age version never existed – has been around behind the scenes for 17 years, is 38, and is able to lift 2 tons), Green Arrow II (formerly Speedy, now age 32 and bearded), Hawkman (Katar Hal, the silver age version, who has been on Earth for 6 years), and Black Canary II (Dinah, age 23, daughter of the original with a sonic scream). Rotating in as unofficial members are Adam Strange, Atom II (Ray Palmer, able to shrink to 1/2” tall), Elongated Man, and the Phantom Stranger, they defend Earth from the likes of Kanjar Ro, the Secret Society of Super-Villains, and the Manhunters. Twenty-four pages will be devoted to the main group of heroes all working together, while the middle twenty-four pages will be devoted to six heroes working individually for at least four pages each ($3.75 book).
#42 Sgt. Rock. A 30-page book with two 15-page PG-13 rated adventure/war stories set in 1985 featuring Sgt. Adam Rock, nephew of the WWII Sgt. Rock and the original “Bulldozer” of Easy Company, now serving as covert Army operatives in South America with the cover of working for embassy security ($3 book).
Man Thing by Jim Cheung
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