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Heroes Inc – Issue 5 – Against the Invisible Empire

25 January, 2020

Heroes Incorporated, Issue Five (August 1963)

Appearing in this issue: Our Heroes, Full Members of the Team: Playboy and Rebel, Probationary Members: 54-40 (NPC this issue) Introducing: Jet-Man.

Against the Invisible Empire
Cover: A man in a white hood holding a smoking flame thrower, behind him a burning cross draped with a burning American flag. Splashed across is the words “Against the Invisible Empire”. In a yellow circle in the bottom right hand corner is a head and shoulders shot of a man in powered armor surrounded by the words, “Introducing Jet-Man!”

Opening page: August in NYC. Young Billy (secret identity of Kid Comic) is on a cross-country trek in a station wagon with his family to see the Grand Canyon. Rebel has just returned from Hollywood and the filming of Rebel: the Untold Story.(1) Torch is away on “personal business”. Jack has been contacted (separately) by both President Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI, expressing concern about Dr. King’s proposed March on Washington (in which probationary Hero Inc member X will be participating in along with the Lion of Judah and the Harlem Renaissance-man). Read the rest of this entry ?


Heroes Inc – Issue 4 – The Napoleon of Crime

25 January, 2020

Heroes Incorporated,Issue Four (June 1963)

The team finally decided on a name, hallelujah!

Appearing in this issue: Our Heroes, Full Members of the Team: Playboy, Rebel, and Torch (of Liberty).  Probationary Members: Kid Comic and Caretaker/Gravedigger.

The Napoleon of Crime
Rebel looks sort of likes thisCover: Rebel in a pool hall holding a switch blade knife with a cigarette hanging out of the corner of his mouth, written across the cover is “Rebel gone bad?”. In a circle is a split face on one side an old man, the other a white zombie face with “Introducing Caretaker/Gravedigger”.

Opening page: Summer in NYC, young Billy (secret identity of Kid Comic) has a summer job working at the HQ of the newly christened Heroes Inc. In a thought balloon Billy thinks back on how earlier in the week, Elvis visited taking time from his busy schedule to have lunch with Rebel. His revery is interrupted by the arrival of the Chief of the NYPD and one of his assistants carrying a large case. “We need to see Mr. Diamond,” says the Chief.

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