“Hardworking Heroes” is now available !! A superb collection of full-story esoteric rarities straight out of comic’s Golden Age, including gems from Eastern Publishing’s Heroic comics, like MAN O’METAL (drawn by Wonder Woman artist H. G. Peter), both HYDROMAN and MUSIC MASTER (MM’s origin from Heroic #12, in fact) drawn by the great Bill Everett and the hardly-seen PURPLE ZOMBIE, drawn by lady artist Tarpe Mills. Also, a fistful of feature-length stories from Standard/Nedor’s America’s Best #14; The BLACK TERROR, FIGHTING YANK, DOC STRANGE and the AMERICAN EAGLE. Hillman Pubs is represented with an great AIRBOY tale (featuring VALKRIE!!) drawn by the JSA team of Arthur Peddy and Bernard Sachs, the HEAP by Dan Barry, and The FLYING FOOL by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Speed #24 stars CAPTAIN FREEDOM ( with art by Arturo Cazenueve) and SHOCK GIBSON (drawn by Al Bryant) make an appearance as well, plus Fred Schwab’s LADY LUCK, HURRICANE KIDS by Bill Ely, and GANGBUSTERS. 140 pages in glistening black and white, inside a full color Alex Schomburg cover. $29.95, from AC Comics. Printed in 2017.