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Harlan Ellison Comic Book List

For anyone who's even passingly interested in checking out Harlan Ellison's comics work, I have updated my list to include everything from blurbs to story adaptations and all points in-between.

The Harlan Ellison Comics Bibliography

. To Save a World!Adventure Comics #479, DC Comics, March 1981 Dial H For Hero was a really cool concept where you could write in an idea for a superhero and they'd publish it for you in a comic. Harlan Ellison created the character of Silver Fog used in this issue.
. Alter Ego #31, TwoMorrows Publishing, December 2003 Contains Harlan Ellison's original story synopses for the Avengers/Incredible Hulk crossover story from Avengers #88 and Incredible Hulk #140.
. Alter Ego #40, TwoMorrows Publishing, September 2004 Coverage of the Julius Schwartz memorial. Contains a short memorial essay by Harlan Ellison.
. Alter Ego #138, TwoMorrows Publishing, March 2016 Long interview with Harlan Ellison on Captain Marvel and The Monster Society of Evil.
. Amazing Heroes #44, Fantagraphics, April 1984 Interview with Harlan Ellison.
. Amazing Heroes #119, Fantagraphics, June 1987 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. UntitledAmelia Rules #17, Renaissance Press, April 2006 Harlan Ellison blurb.
. Anthology of Slow Death GN, Last Gasp/Wingbow Press, 1975 Introduction by Harlan Ellison. This collection of stories reprinted from the Slow Death comix series was published in conjunction with the legendary counterculture publisher Wingbow Press.
. Anything Goes #3, Fantagraphics, March 1987 Harlan Ellison makes a brief appearance in Dave Sim's Cerebus story.
. Art of Al Williamson, Blue Dolphin Enterprises, 1983 Harlan Ellison blurb.
. The Summons of PsyklopThe Avengers #88, Marvel Comics, May 1971 Contains "The Summons of Psyklop" Adapted by Roy Thomas from a story treatment by Harlan Ellison. This issue is the first half of a two part story that concludes with The Incredible Hulk #140. The original Harlan Ellison plot treatment was actually first published in Marvel's in house fanzine Marvelmania #4. Be warned, this issue suffers from early 70s Marvel cheesiness, and Roy Thomas stretches the boundaries of intelligible scripting by working buckets of Ellison story titles and veiled Lovecraft references into his dialogue. The upshot is Ellison's core story is solid and Thomas adapts it well. The artwork is also on-point with pencils by the great Sal Buscema.
. Five Dooms To Save TomorrowThe Avengers #101, Marvel Comics, July 1972 Contains "Five Dooms To Save Tomorrow" adapted by Roy Thomas from a story treatment written by Harlan Ellison originally as a Hawkman story for DC Comics. Editor Julius Schwartz rejected it as, "too adult for the average comic book reader." It was published with the names of the main characters changed in the seventh issue of Don and Maggie Thompson's fanzine Comic Art. Roy Thomas read it, got ahold of Harlan Ellison who gave his blessing and Thomas re-worked it into an Avengers story.
. New OrderAvengers #27, Marvel Comics, April 2000 Contains a reprint of Avengers #101, "Five Dooms To Save Tomorrow" by Harlan Ellison and Roy Thomas.
. Night of the Reaper!Batman #237, DC Comics, December 1971 The main story is based on ideas suggested to the writer Denny O'Neil by Harlan Ellison and Bernie Wrightson.
. The Two-Way Crimes of Two-Face!Batman '66: The Lost Episode GN, DC Comics, January 2015 Adapted by Len Wein, this story is based on Harlan Ellison's unproduced script for the 1960s Batman television series. The script would have introduced Two-Face to the show's rogues gallery.
. Volume 2Batman: Black and White GN, DC Comics, January 2003 Contains a reprint of the Harlan Ellison story "Funny Money", from Batman: Gotham Knights #13.
. The Dark Knight FallsBatman: The Dark Knight #4, DC Comics, September 1986 Harlan Ellison makes a brief off camera appearance and has one of the best lines in the series.
. Officer Down Part Seven: The End; Funny MoneyBatman: Gotham Knights #13, DC Comics, March 2001 Contains the short story, "Funny Money". Written by Harlan Ellison with art by Gene Ha.
. Batman In The Seventies GN, DC Comics, January 2000 Contains a reprint of Batman #237.
. Volume OneThe Best of EC: Artist's Edition, IDW Publishing, July 2013 Contains a Black and White Reprint of Harlan Ellison's "Upheval" story in Weird Science Fantasy #24.
. Best of Simon & KirbyThe Best of Simon and Kirby, Titan Books, May 2009 Blurb by Harlan Ellison.
. A Comprehensive Look at DC ComicsBeyond Zero Hour, Wizard, January 1994 Introduction by Harlan Ellison.
. Time Is On MY SideBulletproof Comics #3, Wet Paint Graphics, September 1995 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Buried Treasure #2, Pure Imagination, June 1986 Short essay by Harlan Ellison with an accompanying illustration by Frank Frazetta.
. A Dragon Stalks by Night!Chamber Of Chills #1, Marvel Comics, November 1972 Contains an adaptation of Harlan Ellison's short story "Delusion For A Dragon Slayer", oddly re-titled "Delusions For A Dragon Slayer", by Gerry Conway and Syd Shores.
. Combo #27, Century Publications, April 1997 Interview with Harlan Ellison, "The Ultimate Collector".
. DC Comics 1967-74: The Daring & The DifferentComic Book Artist #5, TwoMorrows Publishing, June 1999 Harlan Ellison comments in "Clarification".
. For The Love Of Mike: The Art Of MignolaComic Book Artist #23, TwoMorrows Publishing, December 2002 Interview with Harlan Ellison, "Hell-Raisin' Harlan Ellison".
. Will EisnerComic Book Artist Volume 2 #6, Top Shelf, November 2005 Volume 2 of Comic Book Artist under a new publisher. Harlan Ellison writes an appreciation of Will Eisner in: "Paying Homage: Tributes to The Great Will Eisner."
. Comic Book Marketplace #50, Gemstone, August 1997 Harlan Ellison writes, "A Testimonial for Julius Schwartz".
. Comic Book Marketplace #108, Gemstone, December 2003 Essay by Harlan Ellison: Comic of the Absurd. An appreciation of the works of George Carlson and Jingle Jangle Tales.
. Neal AdamsComic Book Profiles #3, As You Like It Publications, June 1998 An interview with Harlan Ellison about Neal Adams.
. The Comic Reader #161, Street Enterprises, October 1978 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. The Buyer's Guide For Comic Fandom IssueThe Buyer's Guide For Comic Fandom #135, Alan Light Publications, June 18,1976 Contains a transcript of a Harlan Ellison appearance on Tom Snyder's Tomorrow Show.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #530, Krause Publications, January 13, 1984 Contains a news article detailing new stories by Harlan Ellison and Arthur Byron Cover for Daredevil #208 and #209.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #572, Krause Publications, November 2, 1984 Contains a news article detailing Harlan Ellison signing contracts for a graphic novel adaptation of Demon With A Glass Hand and for a Kid Flash mini-series that never materialized.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #581, Krause Publications, January 4, 1985 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #647, Krause Publications, April 11, 1986 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #651, Krause Publications, May 9, 1986 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #655, Krause Publications, June 6, 1986 Harlan Ellison letter and eulogy, "Remembering Mike Hodel".
. Comics Buyer's Guide #660, Krause Publications, July 11, 1986 Contains the original story synopsis for Harlan Ellison's Story in Detective Comics #567: "The Night of Thanks but No Thanks".
. Comics Buyer's Guide #661, Krause Publications, July 18, 1986 Harlan Ellison blasts John Byrne.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #685, Krause Publications, January 2, 1987 Contains a news article detailing the Michael Fleisher lawsuit against Harlan Ellison and Gary Groth.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #696, Krause Publications, March 20, 1987 Harlan Ellison participates in a round table interview about DCs new ratings system.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #698, Krause Publications, April 3, 1987 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #707, Krause Publications, June 5, 1987 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #724, Krause Publications, October 2, 1987 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #745, Krause Publications, February 26, 1988 Harlan Ellison essay on Heroes, guest editorial.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #746, Krause Publications, March 4, 1988 Harlan Ellison reviews the book "Quest" by Richard Ben Sapir, "No Dog's Death Today".
. Comics Buyer's Guide #756, Krause Publications, May 13, 1988 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #761, Krause Publications, June 17, 1988 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #773, Krause Publications, September 9, 1988 Contains a headline report on Harlan Ellison's article on comics for Playboy magazine.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #782, Krause Publications, November 11, 1988 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #816, Krause Publications, July 7, 1989 Harlan Ellison reviews the new Batman movie.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #826, Krause Publications, September 15, 1989 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #836, Krause Publications, November 24, 1989 Contains a Harlan Ellison essay: "Roses In December".
. Comics Buyer's Guide #860, Krause Publications, May 11, 1990 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #863, Krause Publications, June 1, 1990 Contains a headline article on Now Comics first issue of The Twilight Zone Comic with a Harlan Ellison interview.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #881, Krause Publications, October 5, 1990 Contains a Harlan Ellison short story: "Darkness Upon the Face of the Deep". Interview with Harlan Ellison.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #894, Krause Publications, January 4, 1991 Contains a headline news article on the end of Fish Police with comments from Harlan Ellison.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #943, Krause Publications, December 13, 1991 Article by Harlan Ellison: "Xenogenesis Part 1"
. Comics Buyer's Guide #944, Krause Publications, December 20, 1991 Article by Harlan Ellison: "Xenogenesis Part 2"
. Comics Buyer's Guide #949, Krause Publications, January 24, 1992 Contains a headline article on Millennium's new Weird Tales with an adaptation of Harlan Ellison's "Shattered Like A Glass Goblin".
. Comics Buyer's Guide #982, Krause Publications, September 11, 1992 Essay by Harlan Ellison on The Shmoo.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1000, Krause Publications, January 15, 1993 Contains a news report on the Ellison's Watching segment on Sci Fi Channel.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1086, Krause Publications, September 9, 1994 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1115, Krause Publications, March 31, 1995 Part 2 of a 3-part interview with Harlan Ellison promoting the launch of Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor. Part 1 can be found in Hero Illustrated (1993) #21, with part 3 appearing in Sci-Fi Universe (1994) #107.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1121, Krause Publications, May 12, 1995 Harlan Ellison writes a letter of apology to Don Heck.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1189, Krause Publications, August 30, 1996 Contains a headline article on Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Quarterly.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1258, Krause Publications, December 26, 1997 Harlan Ellison letter expressing well-wishes for Stan Lee on his 75th birthday.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1278, Krause Publications, May 15, 1998 Harlan Ellison letter in response to Erick Larsen's comments regarding Peter David's contributions to comics.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1354, Krause Publications, October 29, 1999 Harlan Ellison interview and comments "Radio Tie-Ins Stretch From the Golden Age To Today and Beyond." More Ellison comments in Peter David's "But I Digress" column.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1374, Krause Publications, March 17, 2000 (Unknown?) Excerpts from Harlan Ellison. (Pending more research.)
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1380, Krause Publications, April 28, 2000 Contains a script excerpt and news article: Ellison Returns to Batman with "Funny Money".
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1398, Krause Publications, September 1, 2000 Guest columnist in Peter David's "But I Digress". Harlan Ellison warns about using real names in scripts and stories.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1421, Krause Publications, February 9, 2001 Harlan Ellison letter printed in "Tony's Tips".
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1426, Krause Publications, March 16, 2001 Harlan Ellison comments in headline news article: CBLDF cancels 2001 Making Waves cruise.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1427, Krause Publications, March 23, 2001 Guest editorial by Harlan Ellison: The Internet is Ripping Off Writers.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1428, Krause Publications, March 30, 2001 Harlan Ellison interviews an internet shoplifter.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1436, Krause Publications, May 25, 2001 Harlan Ellison letter printed. Ellison responds to a letter concerning the AOL lawsuit.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1440, Krause Publications, June 22, 2001 Harlan Ellison reports on the wedding of Peter David and Kathleen O'Shea.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1459, Krause Publications, November 2, 2001 Harlan Ellison quotes in Peter David's But I Digress column: A Night at MIT.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1460, Krause Publications, November 9, 2001 Harlan Ellison quotes in Peter David's But I Digress column: Who is this Peter Daaaaayvid and Why Was He At MIT?
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1474, Krause Publications, February 15, 2002 Contains a headline news article about Harlan Ellison resolving half of the AOL lawsuit.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1481, Krause Publications, April 5, 2002 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1530, Krause Publications, March 14, 2003 Harlan Ellison reviews Superman/Aliens 2.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1552, Krause Publications, August 15, 2003 Contains a news article: DC greenlights a new Harlan Ellison project.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1581, Krause Publications, March 5, 2004 Harlan Ellison's eulogy for Julius Schwartz: Softly: A Living Legend Passes.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1595, Krause Publications, Aug 2004 Harlan Ellison script printed for Strange Schwartz Stories.
. Comics Buyer's Guide #1627, Krause Publications, April 2007 Harlan Ellison reviews the Frankenstein Trading Card Set.
. Comics F/X #10, Mu Press, July 1989 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. The Comics Journal #53, Fantagraphics, January 1980 Contains a mammoth interview with Harlan Ellison. Comics writer Michael Fleisher sued Ellison and Groth for defamation over several comments actually intended as compliments in this interview. Fleisher would eventually lose the lawsuit, but not before he facilitated a permanent rift in Groth and Ellison's relationship. Many years later Ellison would bring suit against Groth and Fantagraphics over their somewhat liberal reconstruction of the events of the original Fleisher suit printed in their Comics Journal retrospective album, "We Told You So Comics As Art."
. The Comics Journal #57, Fantagraphics, July 1980 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. The Comics Journal #61, Fantagraphics, January 1981 Contains a news report of the Michael Fleisher lawsuit filing.
. The Comics Journal #63, Fantagraphics, April 1981 Contains Harlan Ellison's plot treatment for, "The Other Place".
. The Comics Journal #65, Fantagraphics, August 1981 Harlan Ellison vs. Mr. X (Letters from Ellison to Groth)
. The Comics Journal #67, Fantagraphics, October 1981 Harlan Ellison sues Warren Publishing for plagiarism.
. The Comics Journal #76, Fantagraphics, October 1982 Harlan Ellison's An Edge In My Voice column: "Face To Face With The Beast In A Place With No Windows".
. The Comics Journal #79, Fantagraphics, January 1983 Harlan Ellison's An Edge In My Voice Column: "Gobbledygook on Olympus".
. The Comics Journal #80, Fantagraphics, March 1983 Harlan Ellison's An Edge In My Voice column: "Hysterical Paralogia Part 1".
. The Comics Journal #81, Fantagraphics, May 1983 Harlan Ellison's An Edge In My Voice column: "Hysterical Paralogia Part 2".
. The Comics Journal #82, Fantagraphics, July 1983 Harlan Ellison's An Edge In My Voice column: "Women Without Men".
. The Comics Journal #83, Fantagraphics, August 1983 Harlan Ellison's An Edge In My Voice column: "Why Everything Is Fucked Up, Since You Asked".
. The Comics Journal #84, Fantagraphics, September 1983 Harlan Ellison's An Edge In My Voice column: "The Saga of Bill Starr".
. The Comics Journal #85, Fantagraphics, October 1983 Harlan Ellison's An Edge In My Voice column: "Rolling Dat Ole Debbil Stone".
. The Comics Journal #90, Fantagraphics, May 1984 Harlan Ellison's An Edge In My Voice column: "Night of Long Knives".
. The Comics Journal #92, Fantagraphics, August 1984 Harlan Ellison's An Edge In My Voice column: "How To Make Life Interesting".
. The Comics Journal #93, Fantagraphics, September 1984 Harlan Ellison's An Edge In My Voice column: "So, Why Aren't We Laughing?"
. The Comics Journal #103, Fantagraphics, November 1985 Harlan Ellison has a friendly debate with Stan Lee.
. The Comics Journal #115, Fantagraphics, April 1987 Contains the Ellison/Groth Trial Transcripts.
. The Comics Journal #129, Fantagraphics, May 1989 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. The WritersThe Comics Journal Library #6 - The Writers, Fantagraphics, January 2006 Contains a reprint of the Harlan Ellison Interview from The Comics Journal #53. Ellison sued Groth and Fantagraphics over infringement of Ellison's right to privacy as it related to the use of his name on the cover. This lawsuit was eventually rolled into Ellison's additional defamation complaint which was filed at roughly the same time. The two lawsuits were settled with the judge ordering a kind of nuclear detente between Groth and Ellison.
. Lair of the Beast-Men!Conan The Barbarian #2, Marvel Comics, December 1970 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Concrete #3, Dark Horse Comics, August 1987 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. 1990-1995Concrete: The Complete Short Stories #2 - 1990-1995, Dark Horse Comics, January 1996 Contains a reprint of the Dark Horse Presents #66 Concrete story, "Byrdland's Secret".
. CrazyCrazy Magazine #1, Marvel Magazines, October 1973 Contains a humorous text piece illustrated by Basil Wolverton, and written by Harlan Ellison.
. CrazyCrazy Magazine #8, Marvel Magazines, December 1974 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Volume SixCreepy Archives #6, Dark Horse Comics, June 2010 Contains a reprint of Harlan Ellison and Neal Adams' "Rock God" story from Creepy #32.
. Creepy #32, Warren, April 1970 "Rock God" by Harlan Ellison and Neal Adams. Harlan Ellison approached Jim Warren about doing a story around the next Frank Frazetta cover they published. Ostensibly, the story would be broken down into comics form and then run in whichever Warren magazine sported the cover. The cover xerox was sent to Ellison, Ellison wrote the story, and Neal Adams broke it all down into a finished comics piece which ran in Creepy #32. This story was reprinted later in Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor.
. The Deadliest Night of my LifeDaredevil #208, Marvel Comics, July 1984 Ellison actually wrote this issue as a favor to Denny O'Neil who was going into hospital for a bit. He drafted fellow scribe Arthur Byron Cover who was more up to date with current Daredevil continuity, and the rest is one of Daredevil's cooler issues that doesn't have the name Miller attached. It has kind of a People Under The Stairs/Murderworld vibe to it, with a nice little twist at the end that handily sets up the next issue.
. Blast from the Past!Daredevil #209, Marvel Comics, August 1984 The follow up to last issue, where Arthur Byron Cover finishes what Harlan Ellison Started.
. HC/SC TPBThe Dark Knight Returns Collected Editions, DC Comics, Various Years Reprint of Batman: The Dark Knight #4.
. Concrete; Mindwalk; Hellwalk Inc.Dark Horse Presents #2, Dark Horse Comics, September 1986 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Concrete; Dr. Giggles; An Accidental Death; AlecDark Horse Presents #66, Dark Horse Comics, October 1992 Concrete and Larry visit the home of Susan and Dwayne Byrd. The house is modeled after Ellison Wonderland, and Susan and Harlan are The Byrds.
. Concrete; Marked Man; Blood; Finder: Third World; Mister Monster vs Oooak!; Xerxes; How Interesting: A Tiny Man; Murky World; Star Wars: Crimson Empire III; Snow Angel;Dark Horse Presents Vol. 2 #1, Dark Horse Comics, April 2011 Contains a text printing of Harlan Ellison's short story, "How Interesting: A Tiny Man".
. The Creep; Finder; Criminal Macabre; House of Fun; The Occultist; The Black Beetle; Mister X; Nexus; Sensible City; Sabretooth VampireDark Horse Presents Vol. 2 #12, Dark Horse Comics, May 2012 Contains a text printing of Harlan Ellison's short story, "Sensible City".
. Dark Wolf #2, Malibu, August 1987 Harlan Ellison appears in character as himself.
. Batman Of Two WorldsDC Comics Presents: Batman #1, DC Comics, September 2004 This issue contains Harlan Ellison and Brian M. Thompson's memorial tribute to Julius Schwartz, "Softly: A Living Legend Passes" which was simultaneously printed in five of the eight tribute specials.
. Penny For Your Thoughs, Dollar For Your DestinyDC Comics Presents: Green Lantern #1, DC Comics, September 2004 This issue contains Harlan Ellison and Brian M. Thompson's memorial tribute to Julius Schwartz, "Softly: A Living Legend Passes" which was simultaneously printed in five of the eight tribute specials.
. Visitor's DayDC Comics Presents: Hawkman #1, DC Comics, September 2004 This issue contains Harlan Ellison and Brian M. Thompson's memorial tribute to Julius Schwartz, "Softly: A Living Legend Passes" which was simultaneously printed in five of the eight tribute specials.
. Secret Behind The Stolen Super-Weapons; Mayhem of the Mysterious MaraudersDC Comics Presents: Justice League of America #1, DC Comics, October 2004 For this issue, Jose Louis Garcia-Lopez re-created the cover to Justice League #53 and Harlan Ellison wrote an emotional gut-punch of a story that pitted Julie against his stable of comic book heroes. This issue also contains Harlan Ellison and Brian M. Thompson's memorial tribute to Julius Schwartz, "Softly: A Living Legend Passes" which was simultaneously printed in five of the eight tribute specials.
. Crisis On 2 WorldsDC Comics Presents: Mystery In Space #1, DC Comics, September 2004 This issue contains Harlan Ellison and Brian M. Thompson's memorial tribute to Julius Schwartz, "Softly: A Living Legend Passes" which was simultaneously printed in five of the eight tribute specials.
. Demon With A Glass HandDC Science Fiction Graphic Novels #5: Demon With A Glass Hand, DC Comics, January 1987 Harlan Ellison adapts his original unedited teleplay for the Outer Limits episode of the same name with the late, great Marshall Rogers.
. The Original Swamp Thing SagaDC Special Series #2: The Original Swamp Thing Saga, DC Comics, September 1977 Reprints The Swamp Thing Vol. 1 #2, including a Harlan Ellison letter.
. This Old House; The Blue Boot; Ed Gein and the Left Hand of God; WorkshopDeath Rattle #7, Kitchen Sink, October 1986 Contains a paragraph by Harlan Ellison printed on the back cover endorsing the series.
. Keep the Homefires Burning; Junk; Mirrors; In League With the DevilDeath Rattle #11, Kitchen Sink, June 1987 Reprint of the Harlan Ellison endorsement from Death Rattle #7.
. Marital-Bliss Miss!; Fortune in a Flower Pot!Detective Comics #380, DC Comics, October 1968 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. The Night of Thanks, But No Thanks! ; The Face of Barricade!Detective Comics #567, DC Comics, October 1986 This issue was the result of a 15 year old promise by Harlan Ellison to Julius Schwartz to write him a Batman story. I'm not sure if it was worth a 15 year wait, but it is a nifty self-contained story that details the strangest night of Batman's life.
. Blind Justice, Chapter One: The Sleep of ReasonDetective Comics #598, DC Comics, March 1989 Harlan Ellison wrote a small paragraph tribute to Batman for his 50th anniversary.
. Dick Tracy Monthly/Weekly #1, Blackthorne, May 1986 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. DNAgents #4, Eclipse, July 1983 There's a 6 page backup story titled, "The Man With The Vision" wherein the DNAgent character Amber meets a writer obviously based on Harlan Ellison. The shout line at the top of the splash page claims that the story is 83% true.
. Echo #4, Abstract Studio, June 2008 Harlan Ellison blurb.
. Echo #5, Abstract Studio, July 2008 Harlan Ellison blurb. Reprinted from Echo #4.
. Echo #6, Abstract Studio, September 2008 Harlan Ellison blurb. Reprinted from Echo #4.
. Delloran RevisitedEpic Illustrated #4, Marvel Magazines, December 1980 Contains an adaptation of Harlan Ellison's story, "Sleeping Dogs" by Harlan Ellison and Ken Steacy.
. Flash SportEpic Illustrated #6, Marvel Magazines, June 1981 Contains an adaptation of Harlan Ellison's story, "Life Hutch", by Harlan Ellison and Ken Steacy.
. Run for the StarsEpic Illustrated #11, Marvel Magazines, April 1982 Contains an adaptation of Harlan Ellison's story "Run For The Stars", by Harlan Ellison and Ken Steacy.
. The Enchanted Apples of OZ OGN, First Comics, April 1986 Introduction by Harlan Ellison, extolling the virtues of the Oz mythos.
. The Coming StormEspers #2, Eclipse, September 1986 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Volume 4Essential Avengers #4, Marvel Comics, September 2004 Reprints Avengers #88 and Incredible Hulk #140.
. Volume 5Essential Avengers #5, Marvel Comics, March 2006 Reprints Avengers #101.
. Volume ThreeEssential Hulk #3, Marvel Comics, June 2005 Reprints Avengers #88 and Incredible Hulk #140.
. TPBFafhrd and the Gray Mouser GN, Dark Horse, March 2007 Harlan Ellison blurb.
. Fallen AngelFallen Angel #1 GN, DC Comics, June 2004 Harlan Ellison Introduction.
. Fallen Angel #1, IDW, December 2005 Harlan Ellison blurb.
. Family ValuesFamily Values: A Sin City Yarn OGN, Dark Horse, October 1997 Harlan Ellison blurb.
. Fanboy #5, DC Comics, July 1999 Harlan Ellison appears as himself in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo.
. Fire Sale GN, Rip Off Press, January 1989 Forward: "Smokey Considerations" by Harlan Ellison.
. HalftimeFish Policy #5, Fishwrap Productions, October 1986 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Fish Police #26, Apple Comics, December 1990 Afterword by Harlan Ellison: "Finny Friends Adieu Toodle-oo: An Outroduction To Fish Police."
. Fish Police: Hairballs GN, Comico, October 1987 Introduction by Harlan Ellison: "Baited Secrets Of The Deep."
. Final Hairball With an Afterward by Harlan EllisonFish Police #4, Marvel Comics, January 1993 Afterword by Harlan Ellison. This is a revised version of the introduction to the Fish Police: Hairballs graphic novel "Baited Secrets of the Deep."
. Life Vs. Anti-Life!The Forever People #3, DC Comics, July 1971 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Following Cerebus #3, Win-Mill Productions/Aardvark Vanaheim, February 2005 Contains a short interview with Harlan Ellison on censorship.
. Pre-ApproachGrey #1, Viz, January 1988 Introduction by Harlan Ellison comparing Grey to the more nihilistic elements of his own work.
. In Harm's WayHardware #10, DC Comics/Milestone, December 1993 Harlan Ellison suggested the story title and the name of the villain.
. Harlan Ellison's Chocolate Alphabet #1, Last Gasp Eco-Funnies, January 1978 From A To Z In The Chocolate Alphabet is one of several legendary short stories that Harlan Ellison wrote in the front window of a store. This particular story was written in the window of A Change of Hobbit Bookstore in Los Angeles. One of the pastiche stories "N is for Nemotropin" is based on a painting by the superb Underground Comix artist and Vaughn Bode protege, Larry Todd. The painting served as part of the inspiration for the story, and several years later Last Gasp Eco-Funnies published Todd's adaptation of Ellison's full story.
. Dream Corridor SpecialHarlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Special #1, Dark Horse, January 1995 This was the first hint of the Dream Corridor series, and was published slightly before Dark Horse began publishing the monthly titles.
. Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor #1Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor #1, Dark Horse, March 1995 This criminally short lived series was Harlan's dream project and much more than any Ellison fan could ever want. A rotating who's who of the best creators in comics adapted many of Ellison's best stories to comics form. As an added bonus, each issue contained a brand new Ellison short story. *Ellison was so upset with John Byrne's loose adaptation of his classic story, "I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream", that he had Dark Horse run installments of his original text alongside Byrne's adaptation for comparison. The story is also unsurprisingly missing from the graphic novel collection.
. Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor #2Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor #2, Dark Horse, April 1995 Second issue in the ultimate collection of illustrated Ellison goodness.
. Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor #3Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor #3, Dark Horse, May 1995 Ellison stories adapted by some great comics luminaries.
. Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor #4Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor #4, Dark Horse, June 1995 Ellison stories adapted by some great comics luminaries.
. Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor #5Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor #5, Dark Horse, August 1995 The final monthly issue of this great series by Harlan Ellison and a murderer's row of comics artists and writers.
. Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Quarterly #1Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Quarterly #1, Dark Horse, August 1996 In an effort to crack the bookstore market, Dark Horse revamped the Dream Corridor series into a prestige formatted mini graphic novel. Unfortunately, by the time this came out, interest in the series had waned and this was the only one published before the series ended.
. Vol. 1Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor #1 GN, Dark Horse, October 1996 Graphic novel collection reprinting Dream Corridor Special #1 and Dream Corridor #1-5. *Except for John Byrne's adaptation of "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream."
. Vol. 2Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor #2 OGN, Dark Horse, April 2007 Graphic Novel collection which includes a bevvy of adapted Ellison stories that were left over after Dream Corridor was cancelled.
. Harlan Ellison's Phoenix Without AshesHarlan Ellison's Phoenix Without Ashes #1, IDW, August 2010 IDW's adaptation of Harlan Ellison's original Teleplay with some parts taken from Edward Bryant's excellent novelization of same.
. Harlan Ellison's Phoenix Without Ashes #2, IDW, September 2010 IDW's adaptation of Harlan Ellison's original Teleplay with some parts taken from Edward Bryant's excellent novelization of same.
. Harlan Ellison's Phoenix Without Ashes #3, IDW, October 2010 IDW's adaptation of Harlan Ellison's original Teleplay with some parts taken from Edward Bryant's excellent novelization of same.
. Harlan Ellison's Phoenix Without Ashes #4, IDW, November 2010 IDW's adaptation of Ellison's original Teleplay with some parts taken from Edward Bryant's excellent novelization of same.
. Harlan Ellison's Phoenix Without Ashes #1 GN, IDW, February 2011 Graphic Novel collects IDW's "Harlan Ellison's Phoenix Without Ashes" #1-4.
. Harlan Ellison's 7 Against Chaos OGN, DC Comics, July 2013 An original graphic novel by Harlan Ellison and his longtime friends Paul Chadwick and Ken Steacy.
. Vol. 1, No. 8Heavy Metal Magazine #197708, HM Communications Inc., November 1977 Contains the Harlan Ellison story, "How's The Night Life on Cissalda" with artist Tom Barber.
. Vol. 2, No. 5Heavy Metal Magazine #197809, HM Communications Inc., September 1978 Contains the illustrated adaptation of Harlan Ellison's story, "Croatoan" with artists Tom Sutton, Alfredo Alcala and Stephen Oliff.
. Vol. 2, No. 6Heavy Metal Magazine #197810, HM Communications Inc., October 1978 Contains the illustrated adaptation of Harlan Ellison's story, "Shattered Like A Glass Goblin", with artist William Stout.
. Vol. 2, No. 11Heavy Metal Magazine #197903, HM Communications Inc., March 1979 Contains the Harlan Ellison story, "Flop Sweat" with artist Tom Barber.
. Vol. 3, No. 8Heavy Metal Magazine #197912, HM Communications Inc., December 1979 Contains the Harlan Ellison story, "Santa Claus vs. S.P.I.D.E.R." Includes a new introduction, "Santa '79 An Introductory Update A Decade Later" with artist Gahan Wilson.
. Vol. 4, No. 12Heavy Metal Magazine #198103, HM Communications Inc., March 1981 Contains an essay by Harlan Ellison, "Fear Not Your Enemies."
. Vol. 5, No. 4Heavy Metal Magazine #198107, HM Communications Inc., July 1981 Contains a comment by Ellison in the "Creator's Comments" section. Ellison comments on Richard Corben.
. Hero Illustrated #21, Warrior Publications, March 1995 Contains part one of a 3 part interview with Harlan Ellison that continues in The Comic Buyer's Guide.
. "Heroes For Hope"Heroes For Hope Starring the X-Men #1, Marvel Comics, December 1985 Harlan Ellison contributed a 3 page story starring Wolverine. There's a story Ellison tells that he was so in love with Miller's artwork for his story that he had high quality stat copies made to hang in his office. Somewhere along the way Marvel lost the art for the story prior to publication, so they bought Ellison's copies. Years later, the artwork resurfaced, and Marvel sent it to Ellison as a thank you. So, not only does he own the original art, but Marvel actually paid him for the privilege. What Frank Miller has to say about that is not currently on record.
. Hulk: Heart of the AtomHulk: Heart of the Atom #1, Marvel Comics, November 2008 Reprints Incredible Hulk #140.
. Great Moments in Pinup History: Omaha Is Photographed By the Legendary Irving Klaw and Bunny YeagerImages of Omaha The Cat Dancer #1, Kitchen Sink, January 1992 Introduction by Harlan Ellison. This was a benefit book for Omaha's creator Reed Waller that came out during his fight with cancer.
. The Brute That Shouted Love At the Heart of the AtomIncredible Hulk #140, Marvel Comics, April 1971 Part 2 of the story that starts off in Avengers #88. The publication date of this issue is April 1st and as a parnk of sorts, Roy Thomas worked pretty much the entire contents pages of two of Ellison's short story collections into the dialogue and caption copy of this issue. Chris Day, the master archivist of all things Sequential Ellison threw down a bit of a challenge to see how many a sharp eyed reader could spot. For anyone who's interested check out my blog post about it here on Comic Vine. I'd do it here but there's this whole limited space thing.
. HeroIncredible Hulk #286, Marvel Comics, August 1983 Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema and Kim DeMulder did a straight up adaptation of Harlan Ellison's Outer Limits teleplay "Soldier" which they re-titled "Hero." There was only one little hitch with this issue, and that was that not only was Ellison never contacted about the adaptation, but he wasn't even credited in the issue. Ellison contacted Marvel's vice president after the issue's publication, and an amicable settlement was reached. Legend has it that Ellison was paid the same amount as the writer for this issue and a copy of everything Marvel published for the rest of his life. Jim Shooter maintained that Ellison's credit was dropped because the book was changing editors at the time, though what that had to do with anything is anybody's guess.
. TPBIncredible Hulk: Regression GN, Marvel Comics, August 2012 Reprints Incredible Hulk #286.
. Incredible Hulk: Return of the MonsterIncredible Hulk: Return of the Monster GN, Marvel Comics, July 2002 Blurb by Harlan Ellison.
. Dark Horse Insider #37, Dark Horse, January 1995 Interview with Harlan Ellison about the upcoming Dream Corridor Special.
. HC/TPBI Thought You Would Be Funnier, Boom! Studios, July 2010 Blurb by Harlan Ellison.
. HCI Told You So, Boom! Studios, April 2012 Blurb by Harlan Ellison.
. The Most Dangerous Dreams of All!Justice League of America #89, DC Comics, May 1971 An Ellison analogue is the main antagonist of this story. The character takes the place of several members of the JLA in order to impress Black Canary.
. Hell On EarthDC Science Fiction Graphic Novels #1 Hell On Earth, DC Comics, 1985 Blurb by Harlan Ellison
. MisalignmentsKnights of the Dinner Table FAANS Crossover Special #1, Kenzer and Company, July 1999 Blurb by Harlan Ellison.
. Volume 3Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Family Album GN, Homage Comics, December 1998 Introduction by Harlan Ellison.
. TPBLife On Another Planet GN, DC Comics, May 2000 Blurb by Harlan Ellison.
. HCLight Brigade GN, Dark Horse Comics, March 2014 Blurb by Harlan Ellison.
. Li'l Abner Meets the ShmooLi'l Abner Dailies #14: Li'l Abner Meets The Shmoo, Kitchen Sink, January 1992 Introduction by Harlan Ellison "Li'l Abner Meets The Shmoo."
. Mangle Tangle Tales #1, Innovation, January 1990 Introduction by Harlan Ellison, extolling the virtues of George Carlson's "Jingle Jangle Tales", of which "Mangle Tangle Tales" is an homage.
. Volume 9Marvel Masterworks: Avengers #9, Marvel Comics, May 2009 Reprints Avengers #88 and Incredible Hulk #140.
. Volume ElevenMarvel Masterworks: Avengers #11, Marvel Comics, July 2012 Reprints Avengers #101.
. The Summons of PsyklopMarvel Super-Heroes #90, Marvel Comics, August 1980 Reprints Avengers #88.
. The Brute...Marvel Super-Heroes #91, Marvel Comics, September 1980 Reprints Incredible Hulk #140.
. The Mighty World of Marvel #123, Marvel UK, February 1975 Reprints Avengers #88 pages 1-9.
. The Mighty World of Marvel #124, Marvel UK, March 1975 Reprints Avengers #88 pages 10-20. Page 15 of the original story is deleted. Pages 12-13 are numbered half-pages that were combined to form page 3 of the reprinted story.
. The Mighty World of Marvel #125, Marvel UK, April 1975 Reprints Incredible Hulk #140 pages 1-10.
. The Mighty World of Marvel #126, Marvel UK, May 1975 Reprints Incredible Hulk #140 pages 11-20. Page 1 of the reprint is a blow up of page 10 panel 6 of the original story. Pages 12-13 of the original story are numbered half-pages that were combined in the reprint as page 3.
. Musings #1, Calliope Comics, May 1993 Contains a short essay by Harlan Ellison about ignorant people who refuse to remember their past, and the day that Harvey Kurtzman died.
. GNNew Tales of the Arabian Nights GN, HM Publications, January 1979 Introduction by Harlan Ellison.
. Round Holes & Square PegsThe New Teen Titans #40, DC Comics, February 1988 The second appearance of Harlan Ellison's Dial H For Hero character The Silver Fog.
. Next Nexus GN, First Comics, October 1989 Blurb by Harlan Ellison.
. The Haunt of Horror #1, Curtis Magazines, June 1973 This was a half-hearted attempt by Marvel to get into the digest sized magazine game. The book consisted of text stories with single page illustrations tacked on at the end. Harlan Ellison's story, "Neon" was printed with the last two pages reversed. They corrected the mistake and ran the story again in the next issue.
. The Haunt of Horror #2, Curtis Magazines, August 1973 Contains the corrected version of Harlan Ellison's short story "Neon", reprinted from issue #1. Both versions of the story have an end page artwork by Walt Simonson.
. The ZigguratNexus #4, Capital Comics, November 1983 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Nightstreets #2, Arrow, 1986 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. NightwingsDC Science Fiction Graphic Novels #2: Nightwings, DC Comics, 1985 Blurb by Harlan Ellison.
. Lest No Bridge Be UnburnedNormalman Megaton Man Special #1, Image, August 1994 There's a quick one panel parody of Harlan Ellison at a comics convention.
. Now What ?! #13, Now Comics, December 1989 This was Now Comics' monthly retailer catalog and in-house magazine. This issue contains an interview with Harlan Ellison.
. The Phantom ChroniclesThe Phantom Chronicles #2, Moonstone, January 2007 Contains an original prose story by Harlan Ellison.
. Previews #118, Diamond Comics Distributors, October 1998 This was the primary ordering catalog and in-house magazine for Diamond Comics Wholesaler. This issue contains comments by Harlan Ellison in an article detailing his winning the "Defender of Liberty" award.
. Columbus of SpaceReal Fact Comics #6, DC Comics, February 1947 Harlan Ellison's first published written work. A letter written to Real Fact Comics and printed in issue 6. He was 13.
. Harlan Ellison SpecialRocket's Blast Comicollector #151, James Van Hise, August 1980 Magnificent Harlan Ellison Special featuring several interviews and a pictorial tour of Ellison Wonderland.
. TPBThe Rocketeer GN, Eclipse, June 1985 Introduction by Harlan Ellison that explains why Dave Stevens was a man out of time.
. Ronin #4, DC Comics, January 1984 Blurb by Harlan Ellison.
. Volume 4The Sandman: Season of the Mists GN, DC/Vertigo, July 1992 Introduction by Harlan Ellison.
. Night and the Enemy GN, Comico, January 1987 A collection of Harlan Ellison's Kyben War stories originally printed in Marvel's Epic magazine.
. At The Mountain of the Moon-GodSavage Sword of Conan Magazine, Marvel Magazines, December 1974 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Screw Heaven, When I Die I'm Going To Mars GN, Dark Horse Comics, July 2007 Blurb by Harlan Ellison.
. I Have No Mouth & I Am MeanThe Sensational She-Hulk #7, Marvel Comics, November 1989 This issue's title is a kind of "on the nose" parody of Harlan Ellison's "I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream." It's just the title. The story itself has no callbacks or references to Ellison's work.
. Weariness; Live Forever!Shadow Show: Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury #3, IDW, January 2015 Contains the short story, "Weariness" by Harlan Ellison.
. Angel Smerti: Part TwoThe Spirit #2, DC Comics, July 2010 Contains the backup story, "Black and White" by Harlan Ellison and Kyle Baker.
. Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of Forever The Original Teleplay #2, IDW, July 2014 IDW's adaptation of Harlan Ellison's far superior original teleplay to the Star Trek episode, City on the Edge of Forever.
. Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of Forever The Original Teleplay #3, IDW, August 2014 IDW's adaptation of Harlan Ellison's far superior original teleplay to the Star Trek episode, City on the Edge of Forever.
. Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of Forever The Original Teleplay #4, IDW, September 2014 IDW's adaptation of Harlan Ellison's far superior original teleplay to the Star Trek episode, City on the Edge of Forever.
. Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of Forever The Original Teleplay #5, IDW, October 2014 IDW's adaptation of Harlan Ellison's far superior original teleplay to the Star Trek episode, City on the Edge of Forever.
. HCStar Trek: Harlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of Forever The Original Teleplay GN, IDW, January 2015 Graphic novel collecting Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of Forever The Original Teleplay #1-5.
. Steve CanyonSteve Canyon Magazine #1, Kitchen Sink, January 1983 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. The Loneliness of MadmenStrangers In Paradise #9, Abstract Studios, September 1997 Harlan Ellison is credited with "thanks for helping with this issue."
. Superman: Earth OneSuperman: Earth One #1, DC Comics, October 2010 Blurb by Harlan Ellison.
. A Clockwork HorrorSwamp Thing #6, DC Comics, October 1973 Has a letter by Harlan Ellison that succinctly defines the concept of "high art" and plants Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson firmly in that camp.
. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, Mirage, May 1984 The 6th reprint of TMNT #1 has a special introduction written by Harlan Ellison.
. Titans #57, Marvel UK, November 17, 1976 UK reprint of Avengers #101 by Harlan Ellison.
. The Incredible Flying GirlsThe Trouble With Girls #3, Eternity, October 1987 Harlan Ellison letter printed.
. Crazy As A Soup SandwichThe Twilight Zone #1, Now, November 1990 Contains an introduction by Harlan Ellison, an adaptation of his teleplay, "Crazy as a Soup Sandwich" by Ellison and Neal Adams, and a text printing of Ellison's short story, "Darkness Upon The Face of the Deep."
. The Uncanny Dave Cockrum... a tribute GN, Aardwolf Productions, 2004 Contains a tribute to Dave Cockrum by Harlan Ellison.
. Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction #3, Curtis Magazines, May 1975 Contains an adaptation of Harlan Ellison's story, "Repent Harlequin! Said the Tick Tock Man," by Roy Thomas and Alex Nino.
. Vic and Blood #1, Mad Dog Graphics, October 1987 A two issue series by Harlan Ellison and Richard Corben adapting Ellison's novella, "A Boy and His Dog."
. Vic and Blood #2, Mad Dog Graphics, February 1988 A two issue series by Harlan Ellison and Richard Corben adapting Ellison's novella, "A Boy and His Dog."
. Vic and Blood: The Chronicles of a Boy and His Dog GN, NBM, January 1989 Graphic novel reprinting the original story published by Mad Dog Graphics with the addition of two new stories: the prequel, "Eggsucker" and the sequel, "Blood's A Rover" both by Harlan Ellison and Richard Corben.
. The Continuing Adventures of a Boy & His DogVic and Blood The Continuing Adventures of a Boy and His Dog GN, IBooks, June 2003 IBooks printing of the Graphic novel reprinting the original story published by Mad Dog Graphics with the addition of two new stories: the prequel, "Eggsucker" and the sequel, "Blood's A Rover" both by Ellison and Corben.
. Visions of ArzachVisions of Arzach #1, Kitchen Sink, 1993 Foreword by Harlan Ellison.
. Weird Science-Fantasy #24, EC, June 1954 Contains an adaptation of Harlan Ellison's short story "Mealtime", re-titled "Upheaval." This is Ellison's first actual published comics work (ie. not a letter.) The story boasts some stellar art by Al Williamson.
. Weird Tales #1, Millennium Publications, January 1992 Faye Perozich and Kelley Jones adapted Harlan Ellison's short story, "Shattered Like A Glass Goblin" for the first issue of this criminally short lived Weird Tales Illustrated series.
. HCWe Told You So Comics As Art, Fantagraphics, December 2016 Harlan Ellison brought suit against Gary Groth and Fantagraphics over their libelous reconstruction of the events of the original Fleisher lawsuit printed in this Comics Journal retrospective. This, coupled with Ellison's simultaneous Breach of Right to Privacy lawsuit over Fantagraphics "The Writers", makes for a hat-trick of litigation over one interview.
. Wizard: The Comics Magazine #97, Wizard, September 1999 Interview with Harlan Ellison.
. Wizard Comic Book Price Guide Annual #1996, Wizard, 1996 Introduction by Harlan Ellison.
. Even Heroes Have to Take a JokeWordsmith #5, Renegade Press, May 1986 Harlan Ellison letter printed. Wordsmith is a story about a 1940s pulp fiction writer. Needless to say, Ellison was intrigued.
. Birds, Bees, Blood & Beer Part-4Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse #4, IDW, October 2006 Character portrait by Ben Templesmith of Zombie Harlan Ellison on the back cover. With a brief thank you note from Ellison.
. DescentXombi #16, DC/Milestone, September 1995 Blurb by Harlan Ellison.
. The XXXenophile Big Book O' Fun GN, Palliard Press, 1994 Blurb by Harlan Ellison.
. 1984 Magazine #4, Warren,1978 Contains the story, "Mondo Megillah" by Alabaster Redzone (Jim Stenstrum) and Alex Nino. It's a pretty direct rip-off of Ellison's novella, "A Boy and His Dog." Written without Ellison's permission. Ellison eventually sued for plagiarism and won.
. SCAll In Color For A Dime, Krause Publications, 1997 Contains Harlan Ellison's essay on Jingle Jangle Tales and the genius of George Carolton, "Comic of the Absurd".
. Press ConferenceInfinity Inc. #12, DC Comics, March 1985 Contains an inset in the letters column from Roy Thomas detailing two phone calls from Harlan Ellison, taking Thomas to task for a few writing mistakes from earlier issues.
. Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of Forever The Original Teleplay #1, IDW, June 2014 IDW's adaptation of Harlan Ellison's far superior original teleplay to the Star Trek episode, City on the Edge of Forever.
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The Ellison Title Challenge. Incredible Hulk #140

Classic Herb Trimpe cover Incredible Hulk #140
Classic Herb Trimpe cover Incredible Hulk #140

So, here's the deal. In the letters page for the Harlan Ellison story "The Brute That Shouted Love At The Heart Of The Atom" Incredible Hulk #140, the editor lets it spill that adaptation writer Roy Thomas gave the readers a little bonus for April Fools Day. The publication date of the book was April 1st. According to the paragraph, Roy Thomas worked in the titles to "over twenty Harlan Ellison stories (namely, the entire contents page of Paingod and Other Delusions and The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World)" as dialogue and narration script.

Chris Day, the master archivist of all things Sequential Ellison, (yes he's the web master at the Sequential Ellison website.) threw down a bit of a challenge to any sharp eyed reader that wanted to tackle it, to find all the titles in question. Since he's never tried it, and my ultimate goal is that his web site be the most complete repository of Ellison related comics knowledge on the planet, except for Comic Vine, I thought I'd give it a whirl.

A quick dig through my book archive revealed that I do in fact have copies of both Paingod and Other Delusions and The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World in editions printed prior to 1971, which would have been the editions that Roy Thomas was working from, thus negating the need to reference the vile Wikipedia or the inestimable Ellison Webderland.

If anyone else has the urge to dig through a silver age comic for Ellison related trivia, let me know. I'd be interested in the results. Harlan Ellison fans are legion, but I'm not sure a lot of us read comics to the extent we should. A fact that would have made Uncle Harlan sad on a good day, and angry on any other day.

The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World

The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World

1. The cover copy is an obvious play on the title.

2. Introduction: The Waves In Rio- page 8 panel 2

3. The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World- While it doesn't appear verbatim, it is used as the story title with a little bit of tweaking.

4. Along The Scenic Route- page 11 panel 6

5. Phoenix- page 7 panel 4

6. Asleep With Still Hands- page 15 panel 1

7. Santa Clause vs. S.P.I.D.E.R.- page 14 panel 3 (sort of, the title was adjusted to read Spider-Man, but close enough.)

8. Try A Dull Knife- page 14 panel 1

9. The Pitll Pawob Division- page 12 panel 1 (Kudos for working that one in.)

10. The Place With No Name- page 6 panel 4

11. White on White- page 18 panel 6

12. Run For the Stars- page 15 panel 3

13. Are You Listening?- page 7 panel 3

14. S.R.O.- page 15 panel 1 (This one makes no sense in the Narration, but it's there, nice try anyway.)

15. Worlds To Kill- page 11 panel 7

16. Shattered Like A Glass Goblin- page 13 panel 1 (Believe it, it's there verbatim.)

17. A Boy and His Dog- page 7 panel 5

Paingod and Other Delusions

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1. Introduction: Spiro Meloriai: From The Vicinity of Alienation- (Definitely not used.)

2. Paingod- page 7 panel 3

3. Repent Harlequin Said the Tick Tock Man- page 13 panel 1 (He stretches for it, but it's there.)

4. The Crackpots- page 16 panel 3

5. Bright Eyes- page 8 panel 6

6. The Discarded- page 15 panel 5

7. Wanted In Surgery- page 14 panel 6 (Not bad considering this story takes place in a fantasy setting.)

8. Deeper Than The Darkness- page 6 panel 4

Well there you have it, all but three titles from the indica of both books. It makes for some cornball dialogue and really odd narration, but strangely enough, Thomas made it work. Special mention on page one, the recap is described as a "Dangerous Vision" which is a nod to Ellison's groundbreaking and multiple award winning speculative fiction anthology from 1967. And on page 8 in panel 1 and 5, the strange noise that the crowd makes, "mrmee, mrmee, mrmee, is actually the last thing that The Tick Tock Man says when it's pointed out to him that The Harlequin has made him late. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking up the dove audio version of Repent Harlequin Said The Tick Tock Man. It's read by Harlan, and when he gets to that last part... chilling.

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When good Wiki goes bad!

OMFG I am so chapped right now. Somebody gutted the massively detailed Alan Moore creator page I spent days researching and compiling, and because of all the Wiki points I accrued my name is stuck to this horrific thing for all to see. I assure you all I had nothing to do with the current mess that's posted under the Alan Moore entry.

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The Chaste Monk 4

Okay, I hate just wasting blog posts without telling you anything interesting so let's do some fun facts and whatnot. Did you know that Matt Fraction started out as one of the more vocal people on Warren Ellis' Delphi board. After a long running discussion on comics activism Matt, along with two other guys formed SAVANT, which was an online magazine dedicated to spreading the good word that comics are cool. SAVANT eventually fell apart, but in its time it held some of the best comics related online journalism ever put into digital bits.

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