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E-Man (1973 Charlton) comic books

  • Issue #1
    E-Man (1973 Charlton) 1

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    Cover by Joe Staton. The Beginning, script by Nicola Cuti, art by Joe Staton; Origin and first appearance of E-Man (Alec Tronn, an energy being from space), his girlfriend Nova Kane and The Brain from Alpha Centauri; E-man is a pure energy form curiously roaming the universe when he stumbles on a ship controlled by a large brain; the Brain releases a gas bomb that will destroy planet earth but E-man thwarts the attempt accidentally while transforming himself into a robot slave. Operation: Rotten Apple, script by Nicola Cuti, art by Tom Sutton; The Knight Link Chain in his crew find information that a company is involved with espionage; Link and Marko get a job under alias for the company and work there a short time before they find out the company in completely run by spies with the exception of themselves. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #2
    E-Man (1973 Charlton) 2

    Cover by Joe Staton. The Entropy Twins, script by Nicola Cuti, art by Joe Staton; The Entropy Twins are a genetically manipulate secret weapon to be used on the planet earth to test their powers; They are sent from their home planet Sirius and manipulated by the Earth agent known as the Brain to kill E-man; E-man and Nova Kane make friends with the twins before discovering they are anything but human. Enter Killjoy, script and art by Steve Ditko; Killjoy is a political hero who faces a world where villains believe that they have a right to commit crimes and that Killjoy is the real villain for trying to stop then. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3
    E-Man (1973 Charlton) 3

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    E-Man, a being of pure energy, is in trouble when he faces the Battery, who feeds on it. The Energy Crisis! also introduces detective Michael Mauser, a popular supporting character later spun off into a series of his own. Script by Nicola Cuti, art by Joe Staton. Backup story The Dragon Killer features time travelers Travis and Anacrom. Script by Cuti, art by Wayne Howard. 36 pages. Cover by Staton. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    E-Man (1973 Charlton) 4

    City in the Sand." Script by Nicola Cuti, art by Joe Staton. Back-up story, "Killjoy." Art by Steve Ditko. Staton cover. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #5
    E-Man (1973 Charlton) 5

    E-Man in "The City Swallower." Script by Nicola Cuti, art by Joe Staton. Liberty Belle back-up story, "Freedom's Star." Script by Joe Gill, art by Steve Ditko. Staton cover. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #6
    E-Man (1973 Charlton) 6

    E-Man and Nova battle the Brain in a sinister fantasy-land. Script by Nicola Cuti, art by Joe Staton. A text article praises E-Man as the future of comics, which is ironic, since the backup story That Was No Lady features the professional debut of artist John Byrne, who really WAS the future of superhero comics in 1974. Script by Cuti, art by Byrne. 36 pages. Cover by Staton. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #7
    E-Man (1973 Charlton) 7

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    E-Man in "TV Man." Script by Nicola Cuti, art by Joe Staton. Rog 2000 back-up story, "Withering Heights." Script by Cuti, art by John Byrne. Staton painted cover. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    E-Man (1973 Charlton) 8

    A nuclear accident gives Nova Kane the same powers as E-Man. The Inner Sun also introduces sentient koala Teddy Q, who became a regular supporting character. Script by Nicola Cuti, art by Joe Staton. No backup story. 36 pages. Painted cover by Staton. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #9
    E-Man (1973 Charlton) 9

    #9 July 1975 25c. E-Man and Nova, who can change into any form of matter or energy, in "The Genius Plant" in which they investigate an organization which aims to take over the world. Story by Nicola Cuti and art by Joe Staton. Issue also has Rog 2000 in "The Wish." Story by Nicola Cuti and art by John Byrne. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #10
    E-Man (1973 Charlton) 10

    E-Man and Nova battle The Witch of Hog Wallow. Script by Nicola Cuti, art by Joe Staton. Robot Rog-2000 battles a monster from the sewers. Script by Cuti, art by John Byrne. Final issue of the Charlton series; E-Man was revived by First Comics in 1983. 36 pages. Painted cover by Staton. Cover price $0.25.