The Complete Pocket Comics last edited by cbishop on 11/26/18 09:48PM View full history

Amazon solicitation, May 31, 2018:

The Complete Pocket Comics: Gwandanaland Comics #1210 -- Starring Black Cat, Red Blazer, Phantom Sphinx, Spirit of '76, and even Satan! 400 Pages in original digest size!

400 pages

It was a grand experiment – a pocket-sized comic with 100 pages of comic action for the same price that readers otherwise could only get 68 pages! On top of that, it contained great characters – THE BLACK CAT, SPIRIT OF '76, PHANTOM SPHINX, RED BLAZEN....and many others, including SATAN himself! Alas, the series only lasted 4 issues; perhaps, as legend states, it was too easy for comic to disappear in pockets without being paid for, or possibly it was simply ahead of its time, because a couple decades later the digest-sized comic would be a staple of Harvey Comics as well as others. Gwandanaland Comics is proud to bring the complete series, not only in full-color, but also in its original page size!*

* The original pages are the size of the Golden Age pages; however, to allow for the differences in printing as a perfect-bound book rather than saddle-stapled comic, the extra margins make this reprint slightly larger than the Golden Age digest, for the sake of readability. You cannot saddle-staple a 400-page book, not on a bet!

We'll have the individual issues as well, each about 100 pages. It all depends on whether you prefer the big book or the individual digests. (Reminder: Books under 128 pages don't have print on the spine).

Thanks to Nicholas for this suggestion!

Facebook solicitation, August 14, 2018:

POCKET COMICS IN ORIGINAL DIGEST SIZE

The Complete Pocket Comics: Gwandanaland Comics #1210 -- Starring Black Cat, Red Blazer, Phantom Sphinx, Spirit of '76, and even Satan! 400 Pages in original digest size!

400 PAGES - 6 1/2 X 8 1/2

It was a grand experiment – a pocket-sized comic with 100 pages of comic action for the same price that readers otherwise could only get 68 pages! On top of that, it contained great characters – THE BLACK CAT, SPIRIT OF '76, PHANTOM SPHINX, RED BLAZEN....and many others, including SATAN himself! Alas, the series only lasted 4 issues; perhaps, as legend states, it was too easy for comic to disappear in pockets without being paid for, or possibly it was simply ahead of its time, because a couple decades later the digest-sized comic would be a staple of Harvey Comics as well as others. Gwandanaland Comics is proud to bring the complete series, not only in full-color, but also in its original page size!*

* The original pages are the size of the Golden Age pages; however, to allow for the differences in printing as a perfect-bound book rather than saddle-stapled comic, the extra margins make this reprint slightly larger than the Golden Age digest, for the sake of readability. You cannot saddle-staple a 400-page book, not on a bet!

Thanks to Nicholas for this suggestion!

This is a trade paperback collecting Pocket Comics #1-4.

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Please note: This blue-bordered cover- the original issue #1210- is a single-issue reprint of Pocket Comics #1, and not a variant of this issue. It was replaced with The Complete Pocket Comics which collects all four issues of the series.

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There is a yellow-bordered cover which was released later as Pocket Comics #1- the first of four single-issue reprints of the Harvey title Pocket Comics.

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Please note: Gwandanaland Comics #2178 is also titled The Complete Pocket Comics. The difference is that issue #2178 is the same magazine-size as most other Gwandanaland titles, while this issue #1210 is formatted in the digest-size of the original Pocket Comics title.

Contents (Issue 1)

  1. The Saboteur From Hell Featuring Satan
  2. Origin of the Red Blazer Featuring The Red Blazer
  3. Origin of the Spirit of '76 Featuring Spirit of '76
  4. Origin of the Black Cat Featuring Black Cat
  5. Origin of the Phantom Sphinx Featuring The Phantom Sphinx
  6. Origin of British Agent 99 Featuring British Agent 99
  7. John Doyle Convicted of Murder Featuring The Zebra
  8. Meet the Stars
  9. The Zebra's Murder Case Featuring The Zebra
  10. The Mysterious Island Featuring Spin Hawkins

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