#34 June 2003
John Law: Scientective
to go back to the Library
-Bulletman, The Clock, and Lu-Nar
scans by me.
-The Clock is from the collection
of Scott Nichols.
-Target scans by Bill Nolan.
-John Law scans by Marble River.
Hello and welcome to the thirty-fourth picky issue
of All-Amazing Comics!!! Here you'll get a monthly dose of Golden Age goodness!
Cover by: Mac Raboy(?) The cover was originally
the one used for Wow Comics #5 featuring Mr. Scarlet and Pinky, but was
altered by a Canadian artist (I assume) to feature Bulletman and Bulletgirl
for the cover of Three Aces vol.3 no.6 (#30). A scan of the original Wow
Comics cover is our cover of the month in the cover gallery!
***Reader's Choice Results***
Here now are the results of the Reader's Choice
voting! This year set a new record for participation, 17 voters! (Although
not everyone voted in all categories.)
Amazing-Man-Amazing-Man Comics 15: 5
Bulletman-Three Aces Comics 30: 7
Doc Strange-Thrilling Comics 8: 2
Nightmare-Clue Comics 9: 3
Alias the Spider-Crack Comics 22: 6
The Clock-Crack Comics 23: 8
Jupiter-Prize Comics 4: 2
Triple Terror-Tip-Top Comics 72: 1
The Target and the Targeteers
“The Evil Genius”-Target Comics vol.2 no.11: 3
“Introducing the Tiny Targets!”-4 Most Comics
vol.1 no.2: 3 votes
“Rule of Terror”-Target Comics vol.3 no.1:
“The Movieland Murders”-Target Comics vol.3
no.2: 7 votes
The Little Leaders-Cat-Man Comics 15: 3
Lu-Nar-Wonderworld Comics 30: 4
votes; 4 in tie breaker
Paul Bunyan-National Comics 15: 4
votes; 3 in tie breaker
Supermouse-Supermouse 38: 4
votes; 2 in tie breaker
Blimpy-Feature Comics 89: 2
John Law: Scientective-Smash Comics 10: 12
Lance Rand-Cat-Man Comics 3: 0
Patty O’Day-Wonderworld Comics 4: 2
taken from Three Aces Comics vol.3 no.6 (#30); Redrawn from the American
story originally appearing in Master Comics #32.
Anglo-American Publishing Co. Ltd. July 1944
-A.K.A.- Jim Barr and
-Known Powers- Flight
due to their helmets which also magnetically attract bullets.
-Known Appearances- America's
Greatest Comics 1-8; Bulletman 1-16 (no #13); Bulletman Dime Action Book;
Gift Comics 1-4; Holiday Comics 1; Master Comics 7-106; Mighty Midget Comics:
Bulletman (11 and 12) Nickel Comics 1-8; Whiz Comics 106; X-Mas Comics
taken from Crack Comics #23
Comic Magazines Inc. May 1942
-A.K.A.- Brian O'Brien
-Known Powers- None.
A former All-American fullback and champion polo player, O'Brien was outraged
at the widespread crime in the city, so he retired from his job as District
Attorney and devoted his time to crime fighting as the Clock.
Crack Comics 1-35; Detective Picture Stories 2, 5; Feature Comics 1-31;
Funny Pages 1; Funny Picture Stories 1-2; Keen Detective Funnies 1-2
||The Target and the Targeteers
taken from Target Comics vol.3 no.2
Novelty Press Inc. April 1942
-Inker- Sid Greene
-A.K.A.- Niles Reed,
Tom Brown, and Dave Foster
-Known Powers- None.
Niles Reed, a metallurgist, was orphaned at 16, leaving only his older
brother Bill, a district attorney, as family. His brother was framed for
murder and sentenced to death. A masked Niles freed Bill on the way to
prison, only to be killed by one of the guards while making the escape.
Now alone in the world. Niles soon met Tom and Dave, both orphans of crime,
and formed a fast friendship. One night while playing darts, Tom made an
analogy between crime and the target they were using which inspired Niles.
He soon crafted bulletproof costumes out of flexable metal for the trio,
and they begin their lives as the Target and the Targeteers!
-Known Appearances- Blue
Bolt 102-104 (reprints 105 and 110); 4 Most Comics vol.1 no.1-2, vol.5
no.1; Target Comics vol.1 no.10-vol.9 no.5, 8, vol.10 no.1
taken from Wonderworld Comics #30
Fox Publications Inc. October 1941
-Known Powers- Strength.
Wonderworld Comics 28-33
||John Law: Scientective
taken from Smash Comics #10
Comic Magazines Inc. May 1940
John Law grew up on the lower east side of "Crossroad City." When his father,
a criminal, kills himself and his best friend, Officer Serf, during a robbery,
John went to work for the D.A.'s office, and then as a police officer.
Smash Comics 3-12
#34. Published monthly by Golden Years Publications, June 2003. All original
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a story. Biographical information pulled from The Grand Comics Database,
AC's Golden Age Hero and Heroine Directory, Pure Excitement Comics, and
Jess Nevins' Golden Age Hero Directory.