Steve Roper #3

Published
March 1959
Page count
68?
Cover price
1/3 [0-1-3 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Pocket size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
All In Pictures

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Dance of Death (Steve Roper) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Steve Roper
Genre
Detective-Mystery

Credits

Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Steve Roper (Trans-Tasman Magazines, 1959? series) #3 ([1959?]) —Racket Busting Crime Reporter Steve Roper
Dance of Death

Notes

The image of Mike Hammer and Connie on this cover is based closely on a scene for Part III, page 8 of 'Dance of Death'. The source of the Steve Roper image is unknown.

Show/hide 1. Joe is Back! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"and he's bigger and better than ever! Joe Palooka, favourite of a million kids of all ages from seven to seventy, and victor of many battles for the world's heavyweight title, has come out of retirement to star in a new pocketbook picture-story series of his thrilling adventures. Don't miss the thrills and excitement packed into every big issue! 68 pages! Only 1/3. Handy pocket-size edition."

Details

Printed
1959? to 1960?
Genre
Adventure
More...
Joe is Back!
Show/hide 2. Dance of Death: Part 1: Snare for a Sucker (Steve Roper) Comic story, 13 pages

"She's the perfect pigeion Countess!... Dripping with diamonds… and depressed because she can't do the new dance steps!"

Featuring

Feature
Steve Roper
Genre
Detective-Mystery
Characters
Steve Roper; Major McCoy; Fayme; Honeydew; Mike Nomad; Connie; Countess

Credits

Writing
John Saunders, scripter
Art
Bill Overgard, line art [as William Overgard]
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Original
Steve Roper daily (Publishers Syndicate) 1957-xx-xx

Notes

Roper is assigned by his boss at Proof magazne, Major McCoy, to look after his s sister Fayme Ripple.

Show/hide 3. Police Valour Defies the Bulletproof Bandits Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime
Characters
Pete Phinney; Hugh Morgan; Sammy Wucker; Ben Smith

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Matt Baker, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Authentic Police Cases (St. John, 1948 series) #11 (February 1951)
Police Valor Defies the Bulletproof Bandits
Also printed
United States
Authentic Police Cases (St. John, 1948 series) #36 (November 1954)
Police Valor Defies the Bulletproof Bandits
 
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Steve Roper (Trans-Tasman Magazines, 1959? series) #3 ([1959?]) —Racket Busting Crime Reporter Steve Roper
Police Valor Defies the Bulletproof Bandits

Synopsis

Pete Phinney and Hugh Morgan comprise a brilliant young detective team.

Notes

Before being reformatted to pocket size, this story was eight pages.

Show/hide 4. Dance of Death: Part II: One Step from Murder (Steve Roper) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Steve Roper
Genre
Detective-Mystery
Characters
Steve Roper; Mike Nomad Connie; Rozelle; Countess Mella; Fayme Ripple; Major McCoy

Credits

Writing
John Saunders, scripter
Art
Bill Overgard, line art [as William Overgard]
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Original
Steve Roper daily (Publishers Syndicate) 1957-xx-xx

Synopsis

Mike Nomad and Major McCoy separately discover that Fayme has been swindled.

Show/hide 5. Midwest Cops Smash the Crimson Gang! Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 6. Dance of Death: Part III: End of the Road (Steve Roper) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Steve Roper
Genre
Detective-Mystery
Characters
Steve Roper; Mike Nomad; Connie; Countess Mella; Major McCoy; Rozelle; Dr. Greene

Credits

Writing
John Saunders, scripter
Art
Bill Overgard, line art [as William Overgard]
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Original
Steve Roper daily (Publishers Syndicate) 1957-xx-xx

Synopsis

Unaware Major McCoy has been injured and kidnapped by the Countess, Steve and Mike search for him.

Show/hide 7. The Best in the West! [1/3] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Don't miss your favourite TV Western stars in their own exciting picture-story adventures. Gunsmoke. Cheyenne. Wyatt Earp. Ask for them at your newsstand! Handy pocket-size editions. 68 pages for only 1/3."

Details

Printed
1959? to 1960?
Genre
Western-Frontier
More...
The Best in the West! [1/3]
Show/hide 8. Sensational Easy-Learn Guitar Method (Harmony Guitar Club) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Harmony Guitar Club

Notes

The back cover advertisment on this Australian edition is different to the NZ edition.

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AusReprints ID

  • 56670

Entry created

  • 10/12/2010

Cover added

  • 08/07/2022

Last updated

  • 08/07/2022