...and while the group's Golden Age appearances have been reprinted a few times, many individual members are far from having their appearances visible since their first printings.
That needs change....and, here's a way to do that in three tradepaperback volumes!
ISW Volume 1The first volume should include:
|All-Flash #12 (Fall 1943):
"Tumble Inn To Trouble"
All-Flash #14 (Spring 1944):
"The Man Who Unleashed The Past"
Green Lantern #10 (Winter 1943):
"The Man Who Wanted The World"
Still, this does collect all of Per Degaton and Vandal Savage's Golden Age appeaerances, and at least the first two appearances of every charter ISW member except for Brain Wave.
Leaves some Brain Wave, Thinker and Gambler stories uncollected, but....read on!
ISW Volume 2
The second volume should include:
|Icicle (Joar Makent)|
All-American Comics #90 (October 1947):
All-American Comics #92 (December 1947):
"The Icicle Goes South"
Fiddler (Isaac Bowin)
All-Flash #32 (December 1947-January 1948): "Duet Of Danger"
Flash Comics #93 (March 1948):
"Violin Of Villainy"
Comic Cavalcade #28 (August-September 1948):
"The Flash Concerto"
|Sportsmaster (Crusher Crock)|
All-American Comics #85 (May 1947):
"The Rise And Fall Of Crusher Crock"
Green Lantern #28 (October-November 1947):
"The Tricks Of The Sportsmaster"
All-American Comics #98 (June 1948):
"The End Of Sports"
Except for some of Harlequin's appearances, all of these characters Golden Age tales are here (about half of all of these stories hadn't been reprinted), with this being the largest volume, at 330 pages.
ISW Volume 3The third volume should include Golden Age tales of the Bronze Age additions:
|Shade (Richard Swift)|
Flash Comics #33 (September 1942):
"The Man Who Commanded The Night"
Solomon Grundy (Cyrus Gold)
All-American Comics #61 (October 1944):
"Fighters Never Quit"
Comic Cavalcade #13 (Winter 1945):
"And Then There Was One"
All-Star Comics #33 (February-March 1947):
"The Revenge Of Solomon Grundy"
Comic Cavalcade #24 (December 1947-January 1948): "The Case Of The Withered Flower"
|Brain Wave (Henry King Sr)
All-Star Comics #17 (June-July 1943):
"Brain Wave Goes Berserk"
All-Star Comics #30 (August-September 1946)"
"The Dreams Of Madness
Gambler (Steven Sharpe)
Green Lantern #30 (February-March 1948):
"The Fatal Chance"
Green Lantern #35 (November-December 1948):
"Perfect Crimes For Sale"
|Harlequin (Molly Mayne)|
|Green Lantern Vol. 1 #33/3 (July-August 1948): "The Harlequin's Leap Year"|
|Green Lantern Vol. 1 #34 (September-October 1948): "Harlequin's Secret Revealed"|
|Rag Doll (Peter Merkel)
Flash Comics #36 (December 1942):
"Tale Of The Treasure Hunt"
The Mist (Kyle)
Adventure Comics #67 (October 1941):
"The Menace Of The Invisible Raiders"
JLA/JSA adventure, Solomon Grundy during the 1970s run with Star-Spangled Kid and Power Girl, Rag Doll VERY much later, in JSA All-Stars, and the Mist, because his second appearance was in the Wanted collection, and this gives more than Flash and Green Lantern (and JSA stories) with a Starman story, giving 328 pages (and hope that a collection with Hawkman's Gentleman Ghost and Monocle and a few others can materialize somewhere).
Flash, Green Lantern, Wildcat, Hawkman and Starman stories reprinted from the Golden Age, and would like to see more, with Wizard, Brain Wave, Per Degaton, Vandal Savage, Gambler, Thinker, Icicle, Sportsmaster, Huntress, Fiddler, Harlequinn and the rest serving as a nice conduit to a forgotten era!
I would buy those in a heartbeat.ReplyDelete
Oh, man, sign me up! That's a great idea!ReplyDelete