THE HISTORY OF BIG BANG COMICS VOLUME 2 – A behind the scenes look at the fictional history of the history of Big Bang Comics and the creators of the great BB characters.
Volume Two features chapters on Venus, the Knights of Justice including the Golden Age Beacon and Blitz, Good Girl comics featuring Shadow Lady, and the Round Table of America including the Silver Age Beacon, Blitz, Atomic Sub, Robo-Hood, Hummingbird and the Sphinx.
Painted covers by Andrew Sheppard
Jerry Randall is all grown up and has assumed the mantle of the Knight Watchman in “Knight of Living Dead part 1.” Mob hitman Red Ted McKenna was beaten, stabbed, shot in the face and left for dead but an underground doctor used an electro chemical process on him and resurrected him. Now Ted is a zombie, taking a bite out of Midway City’s dark underbelly. Literally. As in eating his victims.
Also, a classic tale featuring the original Knight Watchman & Galahad in which they meet a new villain, the beautiful Queen of Hearts and an old one, in “The Pink Flamingo’s Bubble Trouble.”
The Knight Watchman has escaped from Red Ted with the help of young orphan Monroe Willis and a former crime-fighter known as the Spook. Now the race is on the keep Ted from killing and eating his victims again in “Knight of Living Dead part 2.”
Also, one of the earliest Knight Watchman adventures ever told – – “The Pink Feather Mystery” from 1938 (reprinted from Image’s Graveyard Shift #1).
Plus Spaceman From The Dead and a missing chapter from the History of Big Bang
Comics featuring the Spook.
The Silver Age “Criss-Cross Crisis” The Silver-Age Big Bang heroes, the Round Table of America and their junior partners the Whiz Kids team up with their Golden Age counterparts, the Knights Of Justice.
cover by Curt Swan & Murphy Anderson
Is it the team-up of the century or the first round of a Battle Royal when the “Knight Watchman Meets The Verdict?” Meet Hot Wire. Psi-Mage. Kuttar. Quintessence. They’re the first great super-team of the 21st Century – – created by Mike W. Barr.
Plus a solo story featuring that psultry and pstupefying pscientific psorceress – Psi-Mage in “Spa Fun.”
Mike Barr’s The Verdict
Kid Galahad is banished to Dimension X by that magical goofball the Knight Sprite. But when the Kid Whiz’s senior partner shows up, the Knight Watchman is killed by a giant snake in “Doom In Dimension X”.
Then meet Officer Sam Douglas who is transformed into the ape known as Gorilla Cop in“The Man Who Stole Evolution.”
Robots are attacking New York City in 1939 and only Captain Clockwork can stop them! Unfortunately, his Chronometer – the device that gives him his powers – has been stolen by the same madman who has kidnapped his girlfriend Irene. And there is only time to save one of them in “Attack of the Chrononauts!”
Holy earplugs, Knight Watchman! The Pink Flamingo – an honest business man? He was in the swinging sixties when he opened a psychodelic nightclub. Abandon all hope if you dare enter the Flamingo-A-Go-Go club in “The Pink Flamingo’s Real Gone Rebop Roost.”
Plus, the thrilling final confrontation between Knight Watchman, the Spook and Red Ted McKenna in “Knight of the Living Dead part 3” and a seven page preview of the Knights of Justice film.
Jon Cosmos has travelled to Earth to ask the Round Table of America to help save his planet from the Gas Giants of Jupiter in “Peril on Parallel Planets.” The planet Omega is the tenth planet in our solar system – – in orbit on the exact opposite side of the sun from Earth!
Also, the missing chapter from the Savage Dragon vs the Time Bomber epic from BB #’s 12, 14 and 18 – “Out of Time.” This chapter features the Savage Dragon and the 70s edition of the New Whiz Kids.
The Greek Gods are dying – fading from existence! Venus, Goddess of Love and Laughter must return to Earth, accompanied by Cupid to rekindle Mankind’s awareness of the immortals in a last ditch effort “To Save The Gods.”
Also, the ever-lovin’ Ladybug teams up with the one and only Renegade to put an end to the crimes of the midget menace known as Bruiser Brianco in “Along Came A Ladybug.”
The story that the fans demanded from the moment Big Bang moved to Image Comics: Big Bang vs 1963! – N-Man, Hypernaut, Horus and USA join Jim Valentino’s Silverboy in this battle of the ages!
Plus all three of the Mighty Man stories introducing the World’s Wickedest Worm!