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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hurricane Annual 1970

(* The next in our series of contents listings for Hurricane Annual. I only have a broken run of these but, thanks to the help of a couple of readers, I've already filled some of the gaps. Currently I'm still missing the contents for 1966 and 1968, and there are still a lot of artists' names to be filled in. If you can help, please get in touch.)

Hurricane Annual 1970 (IPC Magazines, 1969, 159pp, 10/6, cover by James E. McConnell)
2 * Anon. * Record Breakers * ar
4 * [Comic Strip] * The Juggernaut from Planet Z and The Disintegrator Ray *cs [Juggernaut from Planet Z]
17 * Anon. * Sharpshooting Rivals * ss [Hurry of the Hammers]
25 * Anon. * Soccer Special by "The Ref" * ia
28 * [Comic Strip] * Rocket Fighter * cs [Sgt. Rock]
33 * Anon. * Startling, Stunning Stunts *ia; illus. photo
37 * [Comic Strip] * Hugo Dinwiddie – The Fighting Fool * cs [Hugo Dinwiddie, Sword for Hire]
41 * [Comic Strip] * Rod the Odd Mod and ‘is old pal Percy Vere * cs [Rod the Odd Mod]
42 * [Comic Strip] * Deep-Freeze Mission * cs [Crisis Carson]; art by John Stokes * rpts Tiger, 18-01—15-02-64
51 * Anon. * It was the Way Out West * ar
53 * [Comic Strip] * Danny Jones – Time Traveller * cs [Danny Jones]
57 * Anon. * The Flying Town – Heathrow * ar; illus. photo
62 * Anon. * Airline Emblems * ia
64 * Anon. * Jet-Age Giants * ia; illus. photo
65 * [Comic Strip] * The Great Cold Strike! * cs [Typhoon Tracy]
73 * [Comic Strip] * The Phantom Avenger * cs; art by Robert Forrest * rpts Tiger, 28-09—09-11-63
81 * Anon. * Duffy’s Crazy Cruise * ss [Worst Boy in the School]
89 * Anon. * From Dobbins to Diesels * ia; illus. photo
93 * [Comic Strip] * Tiger of the Deep * cs * Tiger,
99 * [Misc. Material] * Peculiar Pics! * qz; illus. photo
102 * [Comic Strip] * The Co-Driving Kid! * cs [Skid Solo]
105 * [Comic Strip] * Operation Egg-Shell * cs [HMS Outcast]
113 * [Comic Strip] * Typhoon Tracy Trouble Shooter * cs [Typhoon Tracy]; art by Douglas Maxted
121 * [Comic Strip] * Casey and the Champ * cs [Casey and the Champ]; art by Joe Colquhoun * rpts Tiger, 13-06-64
124 * Anon. * Work Horses of the Air * ar; illus. photo
128 * [Comic Strip] * Nelson Lord T.I.G.E.R. Agent * cs [Nelson Lord] * Tiger?,
133 * Anon. * Epics of Undersea Salvage * ss; illus. Bill Lacey
137 * [Comic Strip] * Sword for Hire * cs [Hugo Dinwiddie, Sword for Hire]; art by Giovanni Ticci * rpts Hurricane, 06-06-64
141 * [Comic Strip] * He Rides Alone * cs [He Rides Alone]; art by Renato Polese * rpts Hurricane, 02-05-64
145 * Anon. * Rounding-up the Rhino with a crossbow! * ia
148 * [Comic Strip] * Jumping for Gold * cs
154 * [Comic Strip] * Ghost Hunters Ltd * cs; art by Tom Kerr

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mickey Spillane: Cover Gallery part 2

The Deep (New York, Dutton, 1961; London, Barker, 1961)
Corgi Books SC1305, 1963, 142pp, 2/6. Cover by Renato Fratini
----, 1969.
----, 1974.

The Girl Hunters (New York, Dutton, 1962; London, Barker, 1962)
Corgi Books SC1454, 1963, 142pp, 2/6. Cover by unknown
Corgi Books GC7175, 3/6.
Corgi Books GV7610, 1967, 3/6.
Corgi Books 552-08267-8, 1969, 4/-.
Corgi Books 552-09336-X, 1973, 158pp.
Mandarin, c.1990.

The Snake (New York, Dutton, 1964; London, Barker, 1964)
Corgi Books GC7307, 1965, 158pp, 3/6. Cover: photo
----, 2nd imp., 1966.
----, 3rd imp., 1967.
----, 4th imp., 1969.
----, 5th imp., 1969.
Corgi Books  552-08847-1, 1971, 158pp, 25p. Cover by unknown
New English Library, 1984.

The Day of the Guns (New York, Dutton, 1964; London, Barker, 1965)
Corgi Books GV7411, 1966, 158pp, 3/6. Cover: photo
----, 1971.

Bloody Sunrise (New York, Dutton, 1965; London, Barker, 1965)
Corgi Books GV7558, 1966, 159pp, 3/6. Cover by unknown
----, 1970.

The Death Dealers (New York, Dutton, 1965; London, Barker, 1966)
Corgi Books GV7645, 1967, 172pp, 3/6. Cover by unknown
----, 1969.

The Twisted Thing (New York, Dutton, 1966; London, Barker, 1966)
Corgi Books 552-07753-4, 1967, 189pp, 3/6. Cover by unknown
----, 1974.
New English Library, 1984.
----, 1988.

The By-Pass Control (New York, Dutton, 1966; London, Barker, 1967)
Corgi Books GV7831, 1968, 220pp, 3/6. Cover by unknown
Corgi Books 552-07831-X, 1968, 3/6.
----, 1973

The Body Lovers (New York, Dutton, 1967; London, Barker, 1967)
Corgi Books 552-07973-1, 1968, 190pp, 4/-. Cover: photo
----, 1971
Mandarin, 1990.

The Delta Factor (New York, Dutton, 1969; London, Corgi, 1969)
Corgi Books 552-08223-6, 1969, 4/-.
----, 2nd imp., 1969.
----, 3rd imp., 1969.
----, 4th imp., 1971.
Corgi Books 552-09433-1, 5th imp., 1974, 190pp, 30p. Cover by Michael Codd

Survival... Zero (New York, Dutton, 1970; London, Corgi, 1970)
Corgi Books, 1970.
Mandarin, 1990.

The Erection Set (New York, Dutton, 1972; London, W. H. Allen, 1972)
Corgi Books 552-09111-1, 1973, 316pp, 40p. Cover: photo by Lawrence Ratzkin

The Last Cop Out (New York, Dutton, 1973; London, W. H. Allen, 1973)
Corgi Books, 1974.

The Killing Man (New York, Dutton, 1989; London, William Heinemann, 1990)
Mandarin, 1990.

Black Alley (New York, Dutton, 1996)
Chivers (large print) 0745-16977-5, Nov 1997, 320pp.

Something's Down There (New York, Simon & Schuster, 2003; London, Hale, 2004)
(no UK paperback edition?)

Dead Street, completed by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime, 2007; London, Thorndike Press, 2008)
Titan Books 0857-68309-8, Jan 2011, 224pp, £6.99.

The Goliath Bone, with Max Allan Collins (New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008; London, Quercus Publishing, 2008)
Quercus 1849-16144-5, Jan 2010.

The Big Bang, with Max Allan Collins (New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010)
Quercus 1849-16265-4, Oct 2010.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hurricane Annual 1969

(* Continuing our series of contents listings for Hurricane Annual. I only have a broken run of these, so if anyone can supply contents lists for 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972 and 1973, I'd be very grateful.)

Hurricane Annual 1969 (Fleetway Publications, 1968, 160pp, 10/6, cover by ?)
2 * [Misc. Material] * Contents * ms
2 * [Misc. Material] * Fantastic - But True! * ia
4 * [Comic Strip] * The Gun That Saved the West * cs [Drago]
17 * Anon. * Worst Boy in the School * ss; illus. Selby Donnison
25 * [Comic Strip] * Two Fists Against the World! * cs; art by Carlos Roume * rpts Hurricane
31 * [Comic Strip] * Casey and the Champ * cs; art by Joe Colquhoun * rpts Tiger
34 * Anon. * It was the Way Out West * ar
36 * Anon. * The Vanished Wreck * ss
42 * [Comic Strip] * Typhoon Tracy—Extra Special Agent—in Mad, Mad Mission * cs
52 * Anon. * The Phantom Monks of Milborough * ss [Rex Barton]
56 * [Comic Strip] * Rod the Odd Mod and 'is Old Pal Percy Vere * cs
58 * [Misc. Material] * Into Battle with King-Sized Catapults! * ia; illus. D. C. Eyles
62 * [Misc. Material] * Safari Quiz * qz
65 * Anon. * Hunt for the Human Time-Bomb! * ss [Men Who Can Walk Through Walls]; illus. Reg Bunn
69 * [Comic Strip] * The Robot Builders in All the Fear of the Fair! * cs
77 * [Comic Strip] * The Black Avenger * cs * rpts 'Billy the Kid' from Sun
81 * [Comic Strip] * H.M.S. Outcast in The Big Scrap * cs; art by Joe Colquhoun
89 * Anon. * Defeat for the 'Boy General'. The true story of Custer's Last Stand * ar; illus. photo/poster
92 * Anon. * War Under the Sea * ar; illus (supplied by United States Information Service)
97 * Anon. * Mystery Marksman * ss [Hurry of the Hammers]
104 * [Comic Strip] * Marvo * cs
105 * [Comic Strip] * Sword for Hire * cs * rpts Hurricane
109 * [Comic Strip] * Stock-Car Duel! * cs
112 * 'The Ref' * Soccer Special * ar
119 * [Comic Strip] * The Juggernaut from Planet Z * cs
129 * [Comic Strip] * Rod the Odd Mod and 'is Old Pal Percy Vere * cs
130 * Anon. * The Impostor Knight * ss
137 * [Misc. Material] * Warriors in Armour * ia; illus. Eric Parker
138 * [Comic Strip] * Sgt. Rock Special Air Service * cs
145 * [Comic Strip] * Typhoon Tracy Trouble-Shooter! * cs; art by Mario Capaldi * rpts Hurricane
149 * [Comic Strip] * Terrible Tich * cs
150 * [Misc. Material] * Wild West Funmen * jo
152 * [Comic Strip] * Courier for the King! * cs [Sword for Hire]

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hurricane Annual 1965

(* When I was preparing the Hurricane and Champion index, I was able to put together a gallery of covers that appeared on the spin-off annuals. However, as I don't own a complete set of Hurricane Annual I wasn't able to include contents listings, so consider this a DVD extra for those of you who have bought the book. I have contents listings for 1965, 1969, 1971 and 1974 (which I'll post over the next few days) but if anyone can help fill the gaps - namely 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972 and 1973 - I'd be very grateful.)

Hurricane Annual 1965 (Fleetway Publications, 1964, 128pp, cover by Philip Mendoza)
* [Misc. Material] * The Eagle of the Skies * ia
3 * [Misc. Material] * Contents * ms; illus. Mario Capaldi
4 * [Comic Strip] * Typhoon Tracy-Trouble Shooter: Bedouin Bust-up * cs; art by Mario Capaldi
9 * Anon. * The Vanishing Tigercat * ss
15 * [Misc. Material] * Spot the Difference * qz; illus. F.F.
16 * Anon. * The Gay Escaper. Jack Sheppard—Prince of Highwaymen * ar; illus. C. E. Drury
20 * [Comic Strip] * Drago and the Frightened Sheriff * cs; art by Jose Gonzalez
28 * [Misc. Material] * Sport Oddspots * ia
29 * [Comic Strip] * Monster of the Deep * cs; art by Giorgio Trevisan
38 * [Misc. Material] * What D'You Know? * qz
40 * Anon. * Gang Busters * ss; illus. F. A. Philpott
46 * [Misc. Material] * Spot the Difference * qz; illus. F.F.
47 * [Comic Strip] * Rod the Odd Mod and 'is Old Pal Percy Vere * cs
48 * Anon. * Mask of a Traitor * ss; illus. Glossop
53 * [Comic Strip] * Duffy Strikes Again * cs [Worst Boy in the School]; art by Geoffrey Whittam
59 * Anon. * H.M.S. Outcast and the V.I.P. * ss; illus. Giorgio Trevisan
66 * [Misc. Material] * Sports Oddspots * ia
67 * [Comic Strip] * Destroy the Guns * cs; art by Hugo Pratt
73 * Anon. * Duffy Takes the Cake * ss [Worst Boy in the School]; illus. Geoffrey Whittam
80 * [Misc. Material] * Spot the Difference * qz; illus. F.F.
81 * [Comic Strip] * The Tonko-Mo Rebels * cs [Typhoon Tracy]; art by Alfredo Marculeta
89 * [Comic Strip] * Jim Trim and the Fighting Caveman * cs; art by Carlos Roume (with some faces by Eric Parker)
97 * Anon. * Skid Solo and the Ghost Racer * ss; illus. Colin Page
104 * [Comic Strip] * Sword for Hire: Dinwiddie and the King's Messenger * cs; art by Eric Parker
113 * Anon. * Rough-Riding on Two Wheels * ar; illus. photos
116 * Anon. * Crocodile Fever * ss
120 * [Comic Strip] * He Rides Alone: The Yew Creek Feud * cs; art by Reg Bunn

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The final shipping report

The latest shipping position reported for OOCL Hamburg was that, as of 9 o'clock this evening, she was in the English Channel and heading towards Felixstowe where she's expected to dock around 3 o'clock tomorrow morning. The Hamburg is circled in red in the bottom left corner and Felixstowe circled in the top right. You can follow the final moments live here.

Mickey Spillane: Cover Gallery part 1

I've long been a fan of Mickey Spillane's novels. My dad was a fan and had copies of his novels which I picked up along with dozens of others, leading to my early love of James Hadley Chase and John Creasey amongst others.

Spillane is the subject of one of the essays in Mean Streetmaps and I thought this was a good opportunity to put together a cover gallery of his work. There are quite a few editions of his books that I don't have scans of but hopefully you'll enjoy the ones that do appear below.

I, the Jury (New York, Dutton, 1947; London, Barker, 1952)
Arthur Barker, May 1952, 160pp, 2/-. Cover by Lu Kimmel (Same cover as Signet 699, 1948)
Dragon Books 31, 2/6.
Corgi Books SC875, 1960, 187pp.
----, 2nd imp., 1961.
----, 3rd imp., 1963.
----, 4th imp., 1963.
----, 5th imp., 1964.
----, 6th imp., 1965.
----, 7th imp., 1965.
Corgi GC7609, 1967, 158pp, 3/6. Cover by unknown
Corgi Books 552-08769-6, 1971, 158pp. Cover: photo

My Gun Is Quick (New York, Dutton, 1950; London, Barker, 1951)
Arthur Barker, May 1952, 160pp, 2/-. Cover by Whyte (same cover as h/c dust-jacket)
Corgi Books SC812, 1960, 220pp, 2/6. Cover by John Richards
----, 2nd imp., 1960.
Corgi Books SC1308, 3rd imp., 1963, 174pp, 2/6. Cover by Renato Fratini
----, 4th imp., 1963.
----, 1970.
----, 1975.
New English Library, 1983.

Vengeance Is Mine (New York, Dutton, 1950; London, Barker, 1951)
Corgi Books SC780, 1960, 222pp, 2/6. Cover by unknown
----, 2nd imp., 1961.
----, 3rd imp., 1962.
Corgi Books SC1344, 1963, 158pp, 2/6. Cover by Renato Fratini
Corgi Books GC7607, 1967, 3/6.
----, 1969.
----, 1973.
New English Library, 1982.

One Lonely Night (New York, Dutton, 1951; London, Barker, 1952)
Dragon Books 6, Sep 1956, 2/6. (same cover as h/c dust-jacket)
Corgi Books SC834, 1960.
----, 2nd imp., 1961.
----, 3rd imp., 1962.
Corgi Books GC1345, 4th imp., 1963, 2/6.
----, 5th imp., 1963.
----, 6th imp., 1964.
----, 7th imp., 1965.
----, 8th imp., 1965.
Corgi Books GV7608, 9th imp., 1967, 3/6.
Corgi Books 552-08346-1, 10th imp., 1970, 158pp, 4/-. Cover: photo
Corgi Books 552-09271-1, 11th imp., 1973.
----, 12th imp., 1975, 158pp, 40p. Cover by Michael Codd
New English Library, 1987.

The Big Kill (New York, Dutton, 1951; London, Barker, 1952)
Dragon Books 18, Jul 1957, 2/6.
Corgi Books SC846, 1960, 220pp, 2/6. Cover by John Richards?
Corgi Books SC1347, 1963, 2/6.
New English Library, c.1988.

The Long Wait (New York, Dutton, 1951; London, Barker, 1953)
Dragon Books 29, 1958, 192pp, 2/6. Cover by unknown
Corgi Books SC860, 1960
----, 1961.
Corgi Books SC1346, 1963, 2/6.
----, 1970.
----, 1975

Kiss Me, Deadly (New York, Dutton, 1952; London, Barker, 1953)
Dragon Books 42, 1959, 192pp, 2/6. Cover by unknown
Corgi Books SC996, 1961, 222pp, 2/6. Cover by unknown
----, 2nd imp., 1962
Corgi Books SC1307, 3rd imp., 1963, 2/6. Cover by Renato Fratini?
----, 4th imp., 1963.
----, 5th imp., 1964.
----, 6th imp., 1965.
----, 7th imp., 1965.
Corgi Books GC7611, 8th imp., 1967, 158pp, 3/6. Cover by unknown
----, 1970.
Corgi Books 552-09709-9, 1975, 158pp.
New English Library, 1982.

To be continued...