This bibliography was compiled by Christopher Day (email@example.com). The Speculative Fiction Clearing House provides storage space for it as a community service.
This is meant to be an attempt at compiling Comic Book material either written by or adapted from the work of Harlan Ellison, as well as other Comic Book related Ellison-paraphernalia. This is a working document, as you can see it is already version 3.1, that has been in existence for over a year now. It is incomplete, and in some cases I have not actually physically confirmed details of an item. If you have any questions, comments, corrections or additions please do not hesitate to contact me. Also, let me know if you download this, reprint it elsewhere, or anything. I would be quite interested in anything you have to say about it.
Avengers 88 (Marvel) 1971 "The Summons of Skylop (In the Grip of Skylop, part 1)" story, Ellison; adaptation, Roy Thomas; pencils, Sal Buscema; inks, Jim Mooney --Continued in Incredible Hulk 140. --Reprinted in the 1994 Marvel Vintage Comic Pack. Avengers 101 (Marvel) 1972 "Five Dooms to Save Tomorrow" story, Ellison; adaptation, Roy Thomas; pencils, Rich Buckler; inks, Dan Adkins Chamber of Chills 1 (Marvel) 1972 "Delusion for a Dragon Slayer" cover, Gil Kane adaptation, Gerry Conway; art, Syd Shores; Crazy #1 (Marvel) Oct 1973 "The Future" essay, Harlan Ellison; art, Basil Wolverton --Black & White humor Magazine. Creepy 32 (Warren) 1970 "Rock God" story, Ellison; art, Neal Adams --Based on cover art by Frank Frazetta --Black & White Magazine. [Have not seen copy to confirm] Daredevil 208 (Marvel) July 1984 "The Deadliest Night of My Life" story, Ellison & Arthur Byron Cover; David Mazzuchelli; inks, Danny Bulandi Demon With A Glass Hand (DC) 1987 adaptation & art, Marshal Rogers* Detective Comics 567 (DC) Oct 1986 "The Night of Thanks But No Thanks" story, Ellison; art, Gene Colan & Bob Smith Epic Illustrated 4 (Marvel) Winter 1980 "Sleeping Dogs" (black & white version) art & adaption, Ken Steacy Epic Illustrated 6 (Marvel) June 1981 "Life Hutch" (black & white version) art & adaption, Ken Steacy Epic Illustrated 11 (Marvel) April 1982 "Run for the Stars" art & adaption, Ken Steacy Harlan Ellison's Chocolate Alphabet (Last Gasp) 1978 story, Ellison; art, Larry Todd Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Special (Dark Horse) Feb 1995 front cover, Stephen Hickman; back cover, Overton Loyd Framing sequence - Harlan Ellison; art, Eric Shanower "Quicktime" - adaptation, Len Wein; art, Pat Broderick & Ralph Cabrera "The End of the Time of Leinard" - adaptation, Faye Perovich; art, Doug Wildey "Rat Hater" - adaptation, Faye Perovich; art, Michael T. Gilbert "If This Be Utopia" - adaptation & art, Phil Foglio with Matt Howarth "On The Slab" - adaptation, Faye Perovich; art, Gary Gianni Poster Insert by Jill Bauman Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor (Dark Horse) Ongoing Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor 1 (Dark Horse) March 1995 front cover, Michael Whealan framing sequences - story, Ellison; art, Eric Shanower "I Have No Mouth...." Part 1/4 - adaptation, John Byrne** "Knox" adaption, Diana Schutz; art, Teddy Kristiansen "Turnpike" adaption, Max Alan Collins; art, Craig Elliot Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor 2 (Dark Horse) April 1995 front Cover, Leo & Diane Dillon framing sequences - story, Ellison; art, Eric Shanower "I Have No Mouth..." Part 2/4 - adaption, John Byrne "S.R.O." - adaptation, Steve Niles; art, John K. Snyder III "Enter the Fanatic, Stage Center" - adaptation, Stefan Petrucha; art, Tom Sutton Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor 3 (Dark Horse) May 1995 front Cover, Sam Raffa framing sequences - story, Ellison; art, Eric Shanower "Pride of the Profession" - adaptation, Faye Perovich; art, Heinrich Kipper "I Have No Mouth..." Part 3/4 - adaptation, John Byrne "Rough Boys" - adaptation, Jan Strand; art, Skip Williamson Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor 4 (Dark Horse) June 1995 front Cover, Jane McKenzie framing sequences - story, Ellison; art, Eric Shanower "Catman" Part 1/2 - adaptation, Peter David; art, Mike Deodato "I Have No Mouth..." Part 4/4 - adaptation, John Byrne "Cold Friend" - adaptation, R.A. Jones; art, David Lapham Heroes For Hope starring the X-Men (Marvel) 1985 - pp 22-24 story, Ellison; pencils, Frank Miller; inks, Bill Sienkiewicz -- Wolverine segment of benefit book for African famine relief. Incredible Hulk 140 (Marvel) 1971 "The Brute, or The Brute That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World" (In The Grip of Skylop, part 2) story, Ellison; adaptation, Roy Thomas; layout, Herb Trimpe; art, Sam Grainger --Continued from Avengers 88. --Reprinted in the 1994 Marvel Vintage Comic Pack. Night and the Enemy (Comico) 1987 "Run For the Stars" (reprinted from Epic Illustrated 11) "Life Hutch" (colour version of story from Epic Illustrated 6) "Untouchable Adolescents" (adaption original to this edition) "Trojan Hearse" text story with illustration by Steacy "Sleeping Dogs" (all new colour) story, Ellison; art/design, Ken Stacey -- Also includes two page intro, with illustrations by Steacy -- When stories were originally published, credit was given as "Art & Adaption, Ken Steacy". For this edition Ellison is given story credit, while Steacy is given artist credit. -- Also published in a limited edition Hard Cover by Graphitti Press, signed & numbered by Ellison & Steacy, and with a new short story by Ellison Twilight Zone 1 (NOW) 1991 "Crazy as a Soup Sandwich" story, Ellison; art & cover, Neal Adams --Two editions. Regular edition, featuring "Crazy." --Prestige edition including a new short story by Ellison. Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction 3 (Marvel) May 1975 "Repent Harlequin, Said the Tick-Tock Man" adaptation, Roy Thomas; art, Alex Nino --Black & White Magazine Vic and Blood 1 (Mad Dog) 1987 Vic and Blood 2 (Mad Dog) 1988 Vic and Blood (NBM) 1988 (collected volume in colour) story, Ellison; art, Richard Corben Weird Science Fantasy 24 (?) 1954 "Upheaval" adaptation, unknown; art, Al Williamson --Unauthorized adaptation of Ellison story "Mealtime" --Reprinted in Weird Science-Fantasy Annual Vol 1 (1994) [have not seen copy to confirm] Weird Tales 1 (Millennium) 1992 "Shattered Like A Glass Goblin" adaptation, Fay Perovich; art, Kelly Jones Illustrated and Other: The Illustrated Harlan Ellison (Baronet Book/Byron Priess Visuals) editor, Byron Priess "Repent Harlequin" art, Sternanko (in 3D) "Shattered Like A Glass Goblin" art, William Stout "Croatoa" art, Alfredo Alcala --plus stories with illustrations by: Ralph Reese, Thomas Sutton, Wayne McLoughlin, Overton Loyd, and Leo & Diane Dillon Pulp Heroes Vol 1 (Byron Priess) "The New York Review of Bird" illustrations, Neal Adams various French Editions of his books have featured covers by BD artists such as Moebius and Bilal Mefisto to Onyx (Mark Z Books) 1993 cover and introduction, Frank Miller --"Sin City" and Kyle Baker's "Why I Hate Saturn" are thanked in notes. Midnight Graffi #1 198? "The Function of Dream Sleep" illustrations, Moebius various issues of Heavy Metal in the late seventies to early eighties contained text reprints of some of his stories, possibly with illustrations. This is unverified, although it is known that he did have some material in Metal. Introductions: Batman Returns Movie Magazine (Topps) 1992 --Essay was severely edited from a page down to a paragraph because of attack on DC Comics and their attitude towards creator's rights. But I Digress (Comic Buyer's Guide) 1994 -- Collection of essays by Peter David, "Writer of Stuff," and founder of Friends of Ellison. Fish Police: Hairballs (Comico) 1987 --There was also a quote from Ellison on early Fish Police ads, which was actually not from Ellison, but someone who had appeared in a California Comic Shop pretending to be him and praised the book. The praise got back to Moncuse and the quote was included in the ads. Fish Police 26 (Apple) 199? Fire Sale (Rip Off Press) 1989 Grey 1 (Viz) 1988 Images of Omaha 1 (Kitchen Sink) 1992 Mangle Tangle Tales 1 (Innovation) 1990 Rocketeer Graphic Novel (Eclipse) 1985 Sandman: Seasons of the Mist (DC) 1992 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 (Mirage) anniversary reprint, 1993 Visions of Azrach (Kitchen Sink) 1993
Detective Comics 380 (DC) 1968 Conan the Barbarian 2 (Marvel) 1970 Fish Police 4 or 5 (Fishwrap) 198? The Forever People 3 (DC) 1971 Real Fact Comics #6 (DC) 1947 Wordsmith ? (Renegade) 198?
All in Color for a Dime, Don Thompson & Dick Lupoff, editors Possible article by Ellison, unverified Comics Buyer's Guide, July 7, 1989 Review of _Batman_ movie, possibly reprinted from _Fantasy & Science Fiction_ "Watching" column. Comics Journal 53 (Fantagraphics Books) Featuring a long interview with Ellison, featuring comments about Michael Fleisher which instigated the law suit. Comics Journal 80, 83, 84, 90, and others (Fantagraphics Books) Featuring essay's and columns by Ellison Comics Journal 103 (Fantagraphics Books) "Stan Lee & Harlan Ellison debate comics, literature, ethics, guns, etc." Comics Journal 115 (Fantagraphics Books) "Coverage of Journal/Harlan Ellison vs. Michael Fleisher trial; transcripts of testimonies by Ellison, Jim Shooter, and Gary Groth." Hero Illustrated 21 (Warrior Publications) March 1995 Part 1 of 3 part interview by Maggie Thompson Comic Buyer's Guide #1115 (Krause Publications) March 31, 1995 Part 2 of 3 part interview by Maggie Thompson Sci-Fi Universe #7 (HG Publications) June 1995 Part 3 of 3 part interview by Maggie Thompson Hero Illustrated 22 (Warrior Publications) April 1995, pp 24, 26 Featured comments by Ellison on issue 3 of "Dream Corridor." Musings 1 (Calliope Comics) Fall 1993 Reprint of Ellison's 1993 address at the San Diego Comic Con [unsure of actual speech reprinted] Playboy ? (Playboy Entertainment) December 1988 Essay on Comics. Reprinted in _Harlan Ellison's Hornbook_
Comic Book Masters (Ken Vida Productions) Ellison narrates this videotape collection of artist profiles Adventure 479 (DC) - Dial H For Hero Silver Fog, character, created by Ellison --according to Doug A, at Earlham College (my Alma-Mater), Ellison submitted the character Silver Fog used in this issue. The caption reads: <
> --[have not seen copy to confirm] In an issue of Justice League of America, volume one between issues 86 and 89 [exact issue unconfirmed], Ellison appears as the villain Harlequin Ellis. The story was written by Mike Friedrich and is possibly titled "The Love Song of Harlequin Ellis." He is also refereed to in the Dark Knight Returns. Anything Goes 1-5 (Fantagraphics Books) 1985-86(?) --Series to raise money for Comics Journal's defense in Ellison/Comics Journal v. Michael Fleisher lawsuit. Ellison received no money from the book. The Book on the Edge of Forever (Fantagraphics Books) 1994 author, Christopher Priest; cover, Drew Friedman --Reprinting of chapbook detailing long non-publishing history of _Last Dangerous Visions_ Gauntlet 9 May 1995 --"The Last word on the feud between Fantagraphics Books and Harlan Ellison, who was not at all pleased with Gary Groth and his _The Book on the Edge of Forever_ Interviewed on the subject are Groth, Peter David, Kim Thompson, and others. Also: the penultimate word on _The Last Dangerous Visions_ from Harlan Ellison." - p 147, Diamond Previews, March 1995.
Well there is version 3.1 of the incomplete Ellison Comic Book Bibliography.
firstname.lastname@example.org (John P. LaRocque)
umknauser@mcs.Drexel.edu (Mike Knauser)
email@example.com (Craig Leff)
tyg@HQ.lleaf.COM (Tom Galloway)
cleavy@pangea.Stanford.EDU (Cleavy McKnight)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Steven Bowen)
email@example.com (Mark Schlesinger)
firstname.lastname@example.org (John Frigo)
email@example.com (Craig Leff)
and many others whose names I lost
Also, a major source for this list was:
Harlan Ellison: A Biographical Checklist Leslie Kay Swigart, West Publishing Co., Dallas, TX; 1973 --Buy one if you can find it, but you won't.
Special Thanks to John Dennett and John Leavitt for hosting this list at their Web Sites. It can be found at the Speculative Fiction Clearing House (http://www.steampunk.com/sfch/) and the Dark Horse Comics Web Page (http://www.teleport.com/~dhc/) (Will be up soon, hopefully).
Once again, any corrections or additions can be mailed to me, if you want.
This Bibliography is dedicated to my Father, John Day, who grew up in Painseville, OH (Ellison's home town), escaped it (Like Ellison), and turned me on to his writings. Now, thanks to Dark Horse and these other publishers, I have another way to connect back to him.
Chris Day c/o firstname.lastname@example.org
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