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Torpedo

Organized crime stories from Spain written by E. Sánchez Abulí and drawn mostly by Jordi Bernet. The series is also called Torpedo 1936
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Torpedo. -- Barcelona : Editorial Makoki, . -- ill. ; 28 cm.
   -- "Historietas y literature negra." -- LIBRARY HAS: no. 2
   (1991). -- Call no.: PN6778.T575
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Torpedo. -- Milano : Acme, 1990- . -- ill. (some col.) ; 28
   cm. -- Began with num. 1 (ottobre 1990). -- "Rivista
   mensile di fumetti." -- LIBRARY HAS: num. 1-7 (1990-1991).
   -- Call no.: PN6768.T63
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Torpedo. -- Seattle, WA : Hard Boiled Comics, 1993-1994. --
   ill. ; 26 cm. -- Published no. 1 (July 1993) - no. 4 (Mar.
   1994). -- All stories written by E. Sánchez Abulí,
   illustrated by Jordi Bernet, and translated by Gil Jordan.
   -- Organized crime stories. -- LIBRARY HAS: no. 1-4. --
   Call no.: PN6728.6.F3T62
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Torpedo--Miscellanea.
   Entry (p. 597) in The Slings and Arrows Comic Guide, Frank
   Plowright, ed. (London : Aurum Press, 1997). -- "Reviews
   and analyses." -- About the 1993-1994 Hard Boiled Comics
   series. -- Call no.: PN6707.S55 1997
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Torpedo. v. 1 / story by Enrique Sanchez Abuli ; art by Jordi
   Bernet ; additional art by Alex Toth ; translation by Jimmy
   Palmiotti. -- San Diego, Calif. : IDW Publishing, 2009. --
   143 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. -- (The Complete Torpedo ; v. 1) --
   Gangster characters. -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T613 2009
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Torpedo. v. 2 / story by Enrique Sanchez Abuli ; artist, Jordi
   Bernet ; translation by Jimmy Palmiotti. -- San Diego,
   Calif. : IDW Publishing, 2010. -- 143 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. --
   (The Complete Torpedo ; v. 2) -- Stories about gangsters.
   -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T6213 2010
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Torpedo : at Drćbe er at Leve / Toth, Bernet, Abuli ; pĺ dansk
   ved Tore Bahnson. -- Bagsvćrd : Interpresse, 1990. -- 125
   p. : ill. ; 18 cm. -- (Mini Comics ; 6) -- Translated
   Torpedo 1936 stories from Spanish to Danish. -- Organized
   crime setting. -- Detective genre. -- Call no.:
   PN6777.S3T619 1990
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Torpedo : Sentimentale Minder / Bernet, Abuli ; pĺ dansk ved
   Helen Bahnson. -- Bagsvćrd : Interpresse, 1990. -- 127 p. :
   ill. ; 18 cm. -- (Mini Comics ; 23) -- Translation of
   Torpedo 1936, v. 2. -- Setting: Organized crime. -- Genre:
   Detective. -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T6219 1990
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Torpedo--Miscellanea.
   Entry (p. 76) in Diccionario Básico del Cómic, by Federico
   López Socasau (Madrid : Acento Editorial, 1998). -- Call
   no.: PN6707.L6 1998
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Torpedo--Miscellanea.
   Entry (p. 238-239) in I Grandi Eroi del Fumetto, by Franco
   Fossati (Roma : Gremese Editore, 1990). -- Call no.:
   PN6707.F6 1990
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Torpedo--Reviews.
   "Voltaire" p. 8 in Les Cahiers de la Bande Dessinée, no. 89
   (June 1990). -- Brief review of: Torpedo: Dieu Reconnaitra
   les Tiens (Abuli/Bernet). -- (Critiques d'Albums) -- Call
   no.: PN6745.S37no.89
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"Torpedo" (Battle Album) / Sam Glanzman. 2 p. in Our Army at
   War, no. 256 (Apr. 1973). -- Call no.: PN6728.2.N3
   O85no.256
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"Torpedo, Acteur Comique" / Thierry Groensteen. p. 41 in Les
   Cahiers de la Bande Dessinée, no. 75 (May/June 1987). --
   (Jordi Bernet) -- Call no.: PN6745.S37no.75
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"The Torpedo and the Stilts"* (Baron Bean, 1917) / George
   Herriman. p. 65 in The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper
   Comics, ed. by Bill Blackbeard and Martin Williams
   (Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1977).
   -- 23rd in a sequence of 24. -- Call no.: PN6726.S6 1977
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Torpedo Armor.
   "Cutting Class" (Turbo) (pt. 2 of 2) / writer, Evan
   Skolnick ; pencils, Guy Dorian ; inks, John Stokes. 8 p. in
   Marvel Comics Presents, no. 167 (Early Nov. 1994) --
   SUMMARY: The Pantheon tests the ability of Mike Jeffries
   and Mickey Musashi to protect the Torpedo Armor.
   I. Skolnick, Evan. II. Dorian, Guy. III. Stokes, John. k.
   Classes. k. The Pantheon. k. Jeffries, Mike. k. Musashi,
   Mickey. k. Testing. k. Torpedo Armor. k. Armor. Call no.:
   PN6728.5.M3M23no.167
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"Torpedo Boat!" 1 p. text in U.S. Tank Commandos, no. 3 (Nov.
   1952). -- Call no.: PN6728.2.A85U25no.3
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Torpedo Boats

See also PT Boats
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Torpedo Boats.
   Black Lagoon / story and art by Rei Hiroe. -- San Francisco
   : Viz Media, 2008- . -- ill. ; 21 cm. -- "Lock 'n' load
   with the baddest group of mercenaries ever to hit the high
   seas of Southeast Asia! Aboard their World War II torpedo
   boat, the Black Lagoon, Dutch the boss, Benny the mechanic,
   Revy Two Hand, and Rock, the salaryman from Japan, deliver
   anything, anywhere. In the dangerous underworld of the
   Russian mafia, Chinese triads, Colombian drug cartels,
   crazed assassins, and ruthless mercenaries, it's hard to
   know who to trust. But if you've got a delivery to make,
   and you don't mind a little property damage along the way,
   you can count on the crew of the Black Lagoon!" -- LIBRARY
   HAS: v. 1-4, 6. -- Call no.: PN6790.J33 H572B5513 2008
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Torpedo Boats.
   "Giant Killers" 5 p. in True Comics, no. 35 (May 1944)
   1. Torpedo Boats--Comic books, strips, etc. k. Killers. k.
   PT Boats. Call no.: PN6728.1.P3T7no.35
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Torpedo Boats.
   "PT Terror" 6 p. in True Comics, no. 32 (Feb. 1944). --
   About torpedo boats. -- Call no.: PN6728.1.P3T7no.32
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Torpedo Boats.
   "Sea Furies" 5 p. in True Comics, no. 40 (Nov. 1944) --
   SUMMARY: Three British motor torpedo boats carry out a
   reconnaisance mission off North Africa. -- Call no.:
   PN6728.1.P3T7no.40
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Torpedo Boats.
   "Super Death Squad"* (Dusty Rhodes) / pencils: Lee Ames. 7
   p. in Fight Comics, no. 20 (Aug. 1942). -- Data from Gene
   Reed via Grand Comic Book Database. -- Summary: Dusty
   accidentally stows away on a torpedo boat night mission,
   and rides a Japanese suicide plane safely back to the
   marine base. -- Call no.: Film 15791 r.148
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Torpedo Boats.
   "Tokyo Express" 6 p. in True Comics, no. 45 (Fall 1945) --
   SUMMARY: PT Boats sink two Japanese destroyers, and
   survivors of a sunk PT Boat battle a shark while waiting
   for rescue.
   1. Torpedo Boats--Comic books, strips, etc. 2.
   Survival--Comic books, strips, etc. k. Japanese Destroyers.
   k. Destroyers. k. Sharks. Call no.: PN6728.1.P3T7no.45
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Torpedo Bombers.
   "Avenger" / Paul Parker. 1 p. fact feature in Contact
   Comics, no. 7 (July 1945). -- About the Grumman TBF
   Avenger, a carrier-based torpedo bomber. -- Call no.:
   PN6728.1.A83C6no.7
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Torpedo Bombers.
   "Meet a Brace of TB's" (Wing Tips) / Fawcette. 1 p. in
   Wings Comics, no. 30 (Feb. 1943). -- Describes two torpedo
   bombers: the Douglas TBD-1 "Devastator" and the Grumman
   TBF-1 "Avenger." -- Call no.: PN6728.1.F5W5no.30
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"Torpedo Creators in Dispute with Ex-Publisher" p. 24-25 in
   The Comics Journal, no. 146 (Nov 1991) -- (Newswatch)
   1. Spanish comics--History and criticism. 2. Sanchez Abuli,
   Enrique. 3. Bernet, Jordi. Call no.: PN6700.C62no.146
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Torpedo Dischargers.
   "The Other Eleven Months are up to us!"* (Jump Start, Feb.
   16, 1996) / Armstrong. -- Summary: Black History Month
   reminds them that Black inventors were responsible for the
   golf tee, the helicopter, the cellular phone, the traffic
   signal, the clothes dryer and the torpedo discharger. --
   Call no.: PN6726 f.B55 "tees"
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"Torpedo Jockey" 5 p. in Fightin' Navy, no. 133 (Oct. 1984) ;
   reprinted in War, no. 1 (1991). -- Summary: A frogman must
   guide a torpedo by hand up a river into the last Japanese
   cruiser. -- World War II story. -- Begins: "Be careful,
   Art! If that torpedo" -- Data from James Ludwig, Mike
   Nielsen, Ramon Schenk et al. via Grand Comics Database. --
   Call no.: PN6728.1.F3D6no.133
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Torpedo 1936

Spanish organized crime stories, set in the U.S. Written by E. Sánchez Abulí and drawn by Jordi Bernet with a few early stories drawn by Alex Toth. Sometimes the series is titled just Torpedo. The title character, the "Torpedo," is a hitman and all-around gangster named Luca Torelli. Please scroll down for descriptions of many of the individual stories.
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Torpedo 1936 / E. Sánchez Abulí, Alex Toth, Jordi Bernet. --
   Barcelona : Toutain, 1984. -- 116 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. --
   (Torpedo 1936 ; 1) -- In Spanish. -- Organized crime
   setting. -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T6 1984
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Torpedo 1936. t. 2 / E. Sanchez Abuli, Jordi Bernet. --
   Barcelona : Toutain, 1984. -- 79 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. -- In
   Spanish. -- Organized crime setting. -- Call no.:
   PN6777.S3T62 1984
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Torpedo 1936. t. 3 / E. Sanchez Abuli, Jordi Bernet. --
   Barcelona : Toutain Editor, 1984. -- 79 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
   -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T63 1984
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Torpedo 1936 / E. Sánchez Abulí, Jordi Bernet. -- Barcelona :
   Toutain Editor, 1985. -- 61 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. --
   (Torpedo 1936 ; 4) -- "En este tomo 4 de Torpedo 1936 hemos
   incluido las novelas cortas "La Galleta" y "La Siesta más
   larga del mundo" que ya fueron publicadas en el tomo 3 pero
   alterando erróneamente el orden de algunas páginas." --
   Call no.: PN6777.S3T64 1985
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Torpedo 1936

Torpedo 1936 / E. Sanchez Abuli, Alex Toth and Jordi Bernet ; introduction by David H. Rosenthal ; foreword by Will Eisner ; translated from the Spanish by David H. Rosenthal and Karol Blazer. -- New York, N.Y. : Catalan Communications, 1984. -- 112 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. -- The first two stories are drawn by Alex Toth, and the balance by Jordi Bernet. -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T613 1984

  • "Belle"* 8 p. -- Summary: Luca Torelli, "The Torpedo," takes a contract to kill Belle. She's so attractive that he fakes her death and moves in with her, until she leaves him. Luca then pays Rascal to kill Belle.
  • "Judas Job" 8 p. -- Summary: Luca takes the job of killing his boyhood friend Pietro Mottolo. Pietro's seven-year-old son Benno swears he'll kill Luca when he grows up.
  • "Every Dog Has His Day" 8 p. -- Summary: Hired to kill Frank Forever, who is a very cautious man, Luca subcontracts with Susie, a prostitute, to help set it up. The hit goes as planned, but Luca's plan to retrieve the money he gave Susie doesn't work because she brought her pimp in the back seat. The pimp, named Reno, scars Luca's face and he and Susie leave with the money and the car. Luca plots revenge.
  • "The Tip-Off" 8 p. -- Summary: Luca is sent to Paris for a revenge killing: Jones was a bank robber who turned in his pals and ran with the money. The employer sends his trusted friend McGee along to help. McGee turns out to be a friend of Jones, so Luca has to kill both of them.
  • "Cold as a Fish" 10 p. -- Summary: A fish seller named Adriano is being threatened by rival sellers named Larson. Luciana the beautiful wife comes to Luca Torelli for help in getting the Larsons to leave them alone. She offers her savings, but Luca would rather take it out in trade. Luca takes a kiss for a down payment, then roughs up the Larsons. When he tries to collect his fee, Luciana refuses and he knocks her down. Adriano comes to thank Luca and to show Luca to his son as a role model.
  • "Dumbo" 8 p. -- Summary: A hitman with big ears, called "Dumbo," is after Luca, and puts a bullet in Luca's shoulder. While he's getting patched up, Luca has the doctor give him a cast with an artificial hand sticking out of it. In a setup at a barber shop, Luca finds out who sent Dumbo, and kills them both.
  • "Those Were the Days" 8 p. -- Summary: Luca Torelli recalls his first days in America, staying with a countryman and shining shoes on the street. A policeman named MacDonald makes him shine his shoes for free, and treats him badly. Luca eventually takes the policeman's gun and kills him with it.
  • "Trumpet Solo" 10 p. -- Summary: A club owner asks Luca to protect him from Killer Jack, who has chased away the regular patrons and has his eye on Linda, the owner's daughter. Jack has twelve gunmen, and Luca only has his faithful sidekick, Rascal. The two dress as clowns and mow Jack and his men down from the stage. By then the owner has no money to pay Luca, so Luca takes Linda.
  • "R.I.P. and Amen" 8 p. -- Summary: Torelli is hired by a Chinese American politician to kill a priest, Father Muster. Muster had been the confessor of the man's late wife and knows things that could compromise a political career. Luca has a difficult encounter with the priest, but manages the job.
  • "The Switch" 8 p. -- Summary: A detective Mulley is making life uncomfortable for Torpedo. Torpedo has a special gun made, just like the detective's but more dangerous to the user than to the target. The guns are switched while Mulley has his holster hung up in a restaurant, and Torpedo arranges for Mulley to try to shoot him in the back.
  • "New Year, New Death" 8 p. -- Summary: Luca spends time in jail for spending counterfeit money, and gets out on Christmas. He steals a Santa suit from a streetcorner Santa, and goes after The Aristocrat, the man who gave him the money. Breaking into the house with Rascal in his sack, Santa is about to get shot when a bullet from the sack turns the tables.
  • "Until You See the White of the Black Man's Eyes" 10 p. -- Summary: Luca has been hired to kill a black man named Joe by the father of a white woman named Peggy, because Joe and Peggy plan to marry. Luca and Rascal catch up with Joe in a Harlem bowling alley, then after a car chase they end up in a park where Peggy is waiting with a gun. Peggy shoots Joe. A policeman comes and takes a bribe from the hitmen to say it was an accident. Peggy's father refuses to pay the hitmen because the police have already shaken him down, and because Peggy has demanded money to keep quiet. At the end, Peggy, Joe and the policeman are heading for Europe, and Joe has to wash the tomato out of his shirt.

    These summaries are from European Comics in English Translation (Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, 2002). Used with permission.


    Review:
  • Campbell, Peter. "Sanchez Abuli, Alex Toth, and Jordi Bernet: Torpedo 1936, Book One" in Escape, no. 8 (London: Escape Publishing, 1986), p. 36. -- Brief review of the translated first volume. -- Call no.: PN6738.E75no.8
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Torpedo 1936 2

Torpedo 1936 2 / E. Sanchez Abuli and Jordi Bernet ; introduction by Josep Toutain ; translated from the Spanish by Dale Luciano and Joyce Y. Garcia. -- New York, NY : Catalan Communications, 1985. -- 80 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T6213 1985

  • "Flash-Back" 10 p. -- Summary: A young Luca Torelli begs to join a robbery, so they let him drive the getaway car. He doesn't know how to drive, and he wrecks the car, but they get away. When they try to give him five percent instead of twenty-five, he kills two of the gang. The fourth member of the gang is Nelly, a woman so attractive that she scares him even without a gun.
  • "Where Brave Men Fear" 8 p. -- Summary: Luca and Rascal come home from a scary movie with the jitters. They see a light on in Rascal's room, and proceed carefully. They hear creaking, see shoes behind a curtain, and almost kill a black cat. Luca ends up with a bloody hand, and Rascal ends up with Luca's gun barrel in his mouth.
  • "Play It Again, Sam" 10 p. -- Summary: Barbara, the wife of a rich man, has been kidnapped. Pinocchio knows it's Sam's gang that has her, and talks Luca and Rascal into impersonating private detectives to return Barbara to her husband for a reward. The scheme almost works, but the police arrive just after they've killed the gang, so they don't get any money.
  • "Accidents Happen Every Day" 8 p. -- Summary: Luca Torelli goes on trial for running down a man in the street with his car. An eyewitness gets him off. Next the eyewitness wants more money, so Rascal runs him down with the car. Then Rascal goes on trial.
  • "Tic-Toc" 8 p. -- Summary: A clockmaker hires the Torpedo to deliver a bomb in a clock to the girlfriend that left him, and her new lover. Torpedo shoots the lover, rapes the girlfriend, and then lets the bomb take care of the evidence.
  • "Rascal" 8 p. -- Summary: Luca describes how he met his companion Rascal. Rascal was sent by the Dawsons to kill him. Luca was ready for Rascal, after being warned by the stuttering Willie Stammer. Luca made Rascal drag his "body" in to show his employers. Luca's body came alive and shot the Dawsons, but one was still alive and Rascal accidentally saved Luca's life by shooting the last Dawson.
  • "What the River Carries Away" 3 p. illustrated text -- Summary: Torelli is hired to kill Tom Wallace, "The Mouth," and has his opportunity on a bridge. Before he can pull the trigger, Wallace jumps in the river. Torelli saves him just to see how it feels, then shoots him.
  • "When There's a Dame in the Middle" 4 p. illustrated text -- Summary: The widow of an author hires Luca Torelli to kill a literary critic whose column made her husband kill himself. Torelli does it, but finds out in the process that the critic and the widow had been having an affair. Luca tries to collect his money, but she almost kills him. His hair still stands on end when he thinks about her.
  • "The Best Man" 5 p. illustrated text -- Summary: Luca has a fling with Rose Dombell, but they both move on. Next he hears, she's marrying Butch O'Neil, who's not a friend of Luca's. Rose asks Butch to ask Luca to be best man anyhow, so he does it. At the wedding Luca shoots Butch while kissing the bride, but he heals up and the marriage lasts as long as any.
  • "Shot Gun" 4 p. illustrated text -- Summary: Shot Gun is a man whose hobby is driving around New York with one hand, shooting stray dogs with a shotgun with the other hand. He has no money and enlists Luca Torelli for a bank robbery. The robbery goes bad, and they take a hostage and hole up. They kill the hostage, but get the idea of calling an ambulance. They knock out the drivers and escape with the siren blaring, but Shot Gun sees a dog and tries to run it down, and gets caught.
  • "All Brute and No Brains" 5 p. illustrated text -- Summary: Gangster Jack Conn has a bodyguard named Joe Tilburg who is not very smart, and Conn's friends warn him about that. Jack won't listen, and gives Joe his own Tommygun. For a big meeting, Jack puts Joe at the only entrance to the alley and says not to let anybody through. When the meeting is over, Joe starts killing people as they leave, including Jack. The rest of the guests have to use grenades to get Joe out of the way so they can get out before the cops come.
These summaries are from European Comics in English Translation (Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, 2002). Used with permission.
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Torpedo 1936 3

Torpedo 1936 3 / E. Sanchez Abuli and Jordi Bernet ; translated by Jeff Lisle, Dale Luciano and Priscilla Hunter. -- New York : Catalan Communications, 1986. -- 78 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T6313 1986

  • "The Harder They Fall" 10 p. -- Summary: A boxer wins a match when he's supposed to lose, and the Torpedo gets the job of rubbing him out. The boxer is Rascal's hero, though, so he puts blanks in Luca's gun. The boxer pretends to die, then runs for the airport. Luca finds out when he can't collect his fee, and beats up Rascal, then faints. Rascal switches the bullets back to real.
  • "The Art of Re-Killing" 8 p. -- Summary: "Seven Lives" Nolan is hard to kill, and it's Luca Torelli's turn to try. Shooting him in the back only puts him in the hospital. Sneaking into the hospital, with Rascal dressed as a nun, Luca puts a bullet in Nolan's mouth, but the doctors are still working on him at the end of the story.
  • "Two Men and One Mistake" 8 p. -- Summary: Luca kills a man, and a little girl witnesses the deed. Rascal steals a gold watch from an old lady. Luca takes the watch from Rascal. Both Luca and Rascal are put in a lineup for the little girl to identify, and she mistakenly fingers Rascal. Luca has no sympathy, but the police stop beating Rascal when the little girl says she's not sure any more. As they leave the station, the old lady recognizes her watch on Luca's wrist, and Luca gets taken back in while Rascal whistles a tune.
  • "The Chameleon Lady" 10 p. -- Summary: Luca spots Reno, the pimp who scarred him in "Every Dog Has His Day" (third story in the first volume of this series). Luca gets him to say where Susie is working, in a Brooklyn club, then kills him. In a struggle with Susie in her dressing room, Luca gets knocked out and Susie scars his other cheek.

  • "Miami Bitch" 8 p. -- Summary: Rascal and Luca Torelli are hired as bodyguards for an aging crooner while he has a fling in Florida with a younger woman. Luca gets into bed with the woman, and the old man shoots her. So Luca kills the old man.
  • "West Sad Story" 8 p. -- Summary: A Puerto Rican gang mugs Rascal and takes his clothes. Luca drags one of them into their apartment for questioning, and it turns out to be a girl. Luca rapes her. Another day, a young man stabs Luca in the stomach, saying it's for Maria.
  • "The Kiss" 3 p. illustrated text -- Summary: Jack and Steve are about to be killed by Carlo, because Steve kissed Carlo's girl on the nose. Jack doesn't think that's a good enough reason to get killed, so he browbeats Steve into false confession of a lot more action with Carlo's girl. Then Jack feels better about dying.
  • "Get Up and Go" 5 p. illustrated text -- Summary: Luca and Rascal are called by Larry Graham to dispose of the corpse of his partner, Hendy Gunter. They drive Gunter to the country to bury him when he comes alive and takes their car back to the city. They find their car in front of the Graham and Gunter office, but this time it's Gunter who hires them to dispose of Graham. This story is re-done as comics in the seventh volume of the series, where it is titled "Arise and Walk."
  • "The Cookie" 5 p. illustrated text -- Summary: At a diner in the desert outside New York Luca and Rascal wait for the sheriff to leave before killing the waitress. The sheriff's hands are so big he can't gracefully pick up his last cookie, so he leaves without it. Luca has his gun out and ready when the sheriff returns for his cookie.
  • "The Longest Nap in the World" 5 p. illustrated text -- Summary: The Torpedo is hired to kill a longtime friend, Roy. He gets Roy good and drunk, and shoots him when he lays down for a nap.
These summaries are from European Comics in English Translation (Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, 2002). Used with permission.
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Torpedo 1936 4

Torpedo 1936 4 / E. Sanchez Abuli and Jordi Bernet ; translated by Jeff Lisle. -- New York : Catalan Communications, 1987. -- 48 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T6413 1987

"The Wages of Fear" 46 p. -- Summary: In 1929, Luca Torelli the Torpedo gets hired by Stache Bill to help deliver a shipment of bootleg to the Kain Brothers in Pennsylvania. Along the way they pick up a woman hitchhiker who takes Stache's attention away from the job, and gets half the bottles broken. Stache checks into a hotel and leaves the final delivery to Luca. The Kain Brothers are so displeased they beat him up and don't pay. Stache has disappeared. Luca hangs around, seduces their maid, and gets his revenge. He has to hitchhike back to New York in the back of a truck full of pigs. When he finds Stache Bill he buys him a drink, then takes him into an alley and kills him.

This summary is from European Comics in English Translation (Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, 2002). Used with permission.

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Torpedo 1936 5

Torpedo 1936 5 / E. Sanchez Abuli and Jordi Bernet ; translated by Elizabeth Bell. -- New York : Catalan Communications, 1988. -- 48 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T6513 1988

  • "Once Upon America" 10 p. -- Summary: Back in Italy, we see Luca Torelli as a young boy. Luca's drunken father beats his mother, and kills Luca's older brother in a rage. Luca arranges for his father to get killed, and his mother dies grieving for him. Luca never figures her out.
  • "Good Bookkeeping Makes Good Enemies" 10 p. -- Summary: Wendy offers Luca her body if he'll protect her man, Nick, from the Chikonaze gang. Luca refuses to do that to a pal, but he goes to the meeting place early and lurks, planning to help Nick out. Luca falls asleep, but Nick takes care of the gang by himself, partly because the gang is distracted by Luca's snoring. Nick beats Luca up because he doesn't believe he didn't take Wendy up on her offer.
  • "Cut the Dramatics" 8 p. -- Summary: In the audience at a Tarzan movie, Luca and Rascal beat a man severely, then shoot him while Weismuller gives his famous yell.
  • "In the Name of Lola" 8 p. -- Summary: Lola lures a judge up to her room, a judge who sent a pal of Luca's up for life. Luca is waiting, kills the judge, and pays Lola. Lola calls the police to say she's killed a man trying to rape her. Luca goes to the park to relax and congratulate himself on a job well done, and happens to sit next to a dead man. The police see the dead man fall over, and arrest Luca for murder.
  • "100% Pure Pork" 10 p. -- Summary: Torpedo is away, and Rascal tries to impersonate him when one Jewish shopkeeper asks him to intimidate another. Rascal gets the two men bidding against each other to a point where Rascal stands to make quite a bit of money. It goes on for so long, however, that Rascal gets exasperated and drags Isaac to Jacob's store and tells them to settle it themselves. They settle it themselves and Rascal gets nothing. He goes to a bar and asks for a beer and a weenie, and to add to his humiliation the lady bartender makes fun of his weenie.
These summaries are from European Comics in English Translation (Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, 2002). Used with permission.
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Torpedo 1936 6

Torpedo 1936 6 / E. Sanchez Abuli and Jordi Bernet ; translated by Elizabeth Bell. -- New York : Catalan Communications, 1990. -- 64 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T6613 1990

  • "Sing-Sing Blues" 12 p. -- Summary: Torpedo (Luca Torelli) gets sent up for four years and a day, and immediately gets in on an escape plan in the works by fellow prisoners Rob and Chicano. He squeals on the others and gets out in a couple of months for good behavior. When Chicano gets out Luca kills him and his girlfriend, and he's waiting for Rob.
  • "All Others Pay Cash" 46 p. -- Summary: Torpedo takes a job bumping off a stool pigeon for Ray Bingo and his bunch, and Bingo gives him a check. Torpedo and Rascal try to cash it at the bank with their guns drawn, and do not succeed. Returning to one of Bingo's joints for the cash, Rascal is captured and Torelli is wounded and has to run. He tries to commandeer a car driven by a tough lesbian named Kilroy, who ends up hurting him even more, but they decide to work together. Torelli recruits an explosives addict named T.N.T. to help them get the money and Rascal. They grab Bingo's brother and set up a hostage exchange. The exchange happens on a deserted bridge and everything goes okay, except the brother has a stick of dynamite with a burning fuse in his coat. After the Bingos are dead and they've all raped Ray's girlfriend, Kilroy and T.N.T. ask for their cut of the money. Torpedo gives them the check, which he thinks is worthless. They cash it with no problem, and walk off together.
These summaries are from European Comics in English Translation (Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, 2002). Used with permission.
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Torpedo 1936 7

Torpedo 1936 7 / E. Sanchez Abuli and Jordi Bernet ; translated by David H. Rosenthal. -- New York : Catalan Communications, 1991. -- 48 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T6713 1991

  • "Arise and Walk" 8 p. -- Summary: Torpedo is hired by Grahan to get rid of the body of his partner Gunter. Gunter isn't dead and gets away, and soon hires Torpedo to get rid of his partner, Grahan. This is a comics version of the story presented as text, titled "Get Up and Go" in the third volume of this series.
  • "Three Men and a Baby Bottle" 10 p. -- Summary: Torpedo, Rascal and Meow kidnap a baby for ransom, and the baby won't stop crying. They hire Cora to breast-feed him. Cora collects the ransom herself and skips town.
  • "A Day at the Races" 12 p. -- Summary: Rascal and Torpedo try to fix a race by intimidating the jockey and dosing the horse with laxative, but it doesn't work out. The horse that a cabdriver said he was going to bet on actually won. So they rob the cabdriver.
  • "Toccata and Fugue" 8 p. -- Summary: Luca describes an early attempt at sex that was interrupted when the girl was scared off by a rat. Then he watches rats mating. "After that day," he says, "I liked women a little less and rats a little more."
  • "Shoot Back in Anger" 8 p. -- Summary: The story of Luca's mother, whose two sons were conceived through rapes by her father and the godfather of her older son Mario. Luca is named after the godfather's dog.
These summaries are from European Comics in English Translation (Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, 2002). Used with permission.
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Torpedo 1936.
   The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics / edited by Paul
   Gravett. -- Philadelphia : Running Press, 2008. -- 479 p. :
   ill. ; 24 cm. -- Contents: Every shade of noir /
   introduction by Paul Gravett ; Old gangsters never die / by
   Alan Moore and Lloyd Thatcher ; Torpedo 1936: the switch /
   by Sanchez Abuli and Jordi Bernet ; The money-making
   machine swindlers / by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby ; 87th
   Precinct: blind man's bluff / by Bernie Krigstein and
   anonymous ; The murderer of Hung / by Dominique Grange and
   Jacques Tardi ; Murder, morphine and me / by Jack Cole ; El
   Borbah: love in vein / by Charles Burns ; The Spirit: the
   Portier fortune / by Will Eisner ; Secret Agent X-9 / by
   Dashiell Hammett and Alex Raymond ; Commissario Spada:
   Strada [Street] / by Gianluigi Gonano and Gianni De Luca ;
   Lily-white Joe / by Bernie Krigstein and anonymous ; The
   crushed gardenia / by Alex Toth and anonymous ; Ms. Tree:
   Maternity leave / by Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty ;
   Roy Carson and the old master / Colin McLoughlin and Denis
   McLoughlin ; Mary Spratchet / by anonymous ; Alack Sinner:
   Talkin' with Joe / by Carlos Sampayo and José Muńoz ; The
   button / by Bill Everett and anonymous ; Kane: Rat in the
   house / by Paul Grist ; Who dunnit? / by Fred Guardineer
   and anonymous ; Mike Lancer and the syndicate of death / by
   Mickey Spillane and Harry Sahle ; Mike Hammer: Dark City /
   by Mickey Spillane and Ed Robbins ; The court / by Neil
   Gaiman and Warren Pleece ; The sewer / by Johnny Craig ; I
   keep coming back / by Alan Moore and Oscar Zarate. --
   Detective genre. -- Call no.: PN6720.M33C7 2008
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Torpedo 1936. Danish

Translations from Spanish into Danish
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Torpedo 1936. Danish.
   Řje for Řje Tand for Tand / tegnet af Jordi Bernet ;
   skrevet af Sanchez Abuli ; oversat af Per Vadmand ; tekste
   af Helen Bahnson. -- Bagsvćrd : A/S Interpresse, 1987. --
   48 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm. -- (Torpedo 1936 ; 3) --
   Translation of: Torpedo 1936 nr. 8: Et que ca Saute. --
   Setting: Organized crime. -- Genre: Detective. -- Call no.:
   PN6777.S3T6819 1987
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Torpedo 1936. Danish.
   Sing Sing Blues / tegnet af Jordi Bernet ; skrevet af
   Sanchez Abuli ; oversat af Per Sanderhage ; tekstet af
   Hanne Julie Johansen. -- Bagsvćrd : Interpresse, 1985. --
   46 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. -- (Torpedo 1936 ; 5) -- Call no.:
   PN6777.S3S519 1989
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Torpedo 1936. Danish.
   Třrre Tider! / Tegnet af Jordi Bernet ; skrevet af Sanchez
   Abuli ; oversat af Per Vadman ; tekstet af Rebecca Lřwe. --
   Bagsvćrd : A/S Interpresse, 1987. -- 48 p. :ill. ; 29 cm.
   -- (Torpedo 1936 ; 4) -- "Originaltitel: Torpedo 1936 nr.
   6, 'Sale temps'". -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T6419 1987
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Torpedo 1936. Danish.
   Torpedo : at Drćbe er at Leve / Toth, Bernet, Abuli ; pĺ
   dansk ved Tore Bahnson. -- Bagsvćrd : Interpresse, 1990. --
   125 p. : ill. ; 18 cm. -- (Mini Comics ; 6) -- Translated
   Torpedo 1936 stories from Spanish to Danish. -- Organized
   crime setting. -- Detective genre. -- Call no.:
   PN6777.S3T619 1990
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Torpedo 1936. Danish.
   Torpedo : Sentimentale Minder / Bernet, Abuli ; pĺ dansk
   ved Helen Bahnson. -- Bagsvćrd : Interpresse, 1990. -- 127
   p. : ill. ; 18 cm. -- (Mini Comics ; 23) -- Translation of
   Torpedo 1936, v. 2. -- Setting: Organized crime. -- Genre:
   Detective. -- Ca ll no.: PN6777.S3T6219 1990
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Torpedo 1936. Danish.
   Torpedo 1936 : Sentimentale minder / skrevet af Sanchez
   Abuli ; tegnet af Jordi Bernet ; oversat af Helen Bahnson ;
   hĺndtekstet af Tore Bahnson. -- Bagsvćrd : Interpresse,
   1985. -- 48 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. -- Torpedo 1936, no. 2, in
   Danish. -- Setting: Organized crime. -- Genre: Detective.
   -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T6219 1985
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Torpedo 1936. French

Translations from Spanish into French
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Torpedo 1936. French.
   Chaud Devant! / dessin de Jordi Bernet ; scénario de
   Sanchez Abuli. -- Paris : Albin Michel, 1985. -- 1 v. :
   ill. ; 29 cm. -- (Collection Special USA) -- Torpedo 1936
   no. 4, in French. -- Translated by Jean Moritz. -- Setting:
   Organized crime. -- Genre: Detective. -- Call no.:
   PN6777.S3T6414 1985
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Torpedo 1936. French.
   En Voiture, Simone! / dessin de Jordi Bernet ; scénario de
   Sanchez Abuli. -- Paris : Albin Michel, 1986. -- 1 v. :
   ill. ; 29 cm. -- (Torpedo 1936 ; 5) -- (Collection Special
   USA) -- Translated from Spanish to French by Jean Moritz.
   -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T6514 1985
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Torpedo 1936. French.
   Mort au Comptant / dessin de Jordi Bernet ; scénario de
   Sanchez Abuli. -- Paris : Albin Michel, 1987. -- 1 v : ill.
   ; 29 cm. -- (Collection Special USA) -- (Torpedo 1936 ; 2)
   -- Translated from Spanish to French by Jean Moritz. --
   Setting: Organized crime. -- Genre: Detective. -- Call no.:
   PN6777.S3M614 1987
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Torpedo 1936. French.
   Ni Fleurs, ni Couronnes / dessin de Jordi Bernet ; scénario
   de Sanchez Abuli. -- Paris : Albin Michel, 1984. -- 1 v. :
   ill. ; 29 cm. -- (Torpedo 1936 ; 3) -- (Collection Special
   USA) -- Translated by Jean Moritz. -- Setting: Organized
   crime. -- Call no.: PN6777.S3T6314 1984
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Torpedo 1936. French.
   Sale Temps! / dessin de Jordi Bernet ; scénario de Sanchez
   Abuli. -- Paris : Albin Michel, 1987. -- 1 v. : ill. ; 29
   cm. -- (Torpedo 1936 ; 6) -- (Collection Special USA) --
   Translated from Spanish to French by Jean Moritz.
   1. Organized crime--Comic books, strips, etc. 2. Spanish
   comics. 3. French comics. 4. Detective and mystery comic
   books, strips, etc. I. Sánchez Abulí, E. II. Bernet, Jordi.
   III. Moritz, Jean. IV. Series (2) V. Albin Michel. Call
   no.: PN6777.S3T6614 1985
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Torpedo 1936. French.
   Torpedo 1936 : Tuer c'est Vivre / dessins, Alex Toth et
   Jordi Bernet ; scénario, Sanchez Abuli. -- Paris : A.
   Michel, 1987. -- 44 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. -- (Echo des
   Savanes) -- (Collection Spécial USA) -- Translated into
   French by Jean Mortiz. -- Organized crime setting. -- Call
   no.: PN6777.S3T814 1987
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Torpedo 1936--Articles About.
   "Torpedo, Acteur Comique" / Thierry Groensteen. p. 41 in
   Les Cahiers de la Bande Dessinée, no. 75 (May/June 1987).
   -- (Jordi Bernet) -- Call no.: PN6745.S37no.75
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Torpedo 1936--Miscellanea.
   Entry (p. 238-239) in I Grandi Eroi del Fumetto, by Franco
   Fossati (Roma : Gremese Editore, 1990). -- Call no.:
   PN6707.F6 1990
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Torpedo 1936--Miscellanea.
   Index entry (p. 199) in Adult Comics : an Introduction / by
   Roger Sabin (London : Routledge, 1993). -- Reference to the
   Bernet-Abuli series. -- Call no.: PN6710.S23 1993
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Torpedo 1936--Miscellanea.
   Index entry (p. 304, 305) in Comics, vom Massenblatt ins
   multimediale Abenteuer, by Andreas C. Knigge (Reinbeck bei
   Hamburg : Rowohlt, 1996). -- Call no.: PN6710.K53 1996
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Torpedo 1936--Miscellana.
   Index entry (p. 1146) in Historia de los Comics / J.
   Toutain, J. Coma (Barcelona : Toutain, 1982-1984?) -- Call
   no.: PN6710.H5 1982a
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Torpedo 1936--Reviews.
   "Cold Blood And Weak Tea: Trips For Students And
   Historians" p. 64-68 (Comics Journal #110 August 1986) --
   Data from Pete Coogan.
   1. Torpedo 1936--Reviews. I. Harvey, R. C. Call no.:
   PN6700.C62no.110
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Torpedo 1936--Reviews.
   "Furriners : Carter Scholz on Moebius, Manara, Pratt,
   Giardino, Abuli & Bernet, Peeters, Schuiten, Rick Geary and
   Watchmen" p. 27-31 in The Comics Journal, no. 119 (Jan.
   1988). -- Reviews of: Indian Summer (Manara) ; Upon a Star
   (Moebius) ; Arzach (Moebius) ; The Ape (Manara) ; Hungarian
   Rhapsody & Orient Gateway (Giardino) ; The Great Walls of
   Samaris (Peeters and Schuiten) ; Torpedo 1936 (Sanchez
   Abuli & Bernet) ; At Home with Rick Geary ; A Treasury of
   Victorian Murder (Geary) ; and Watchmen (Moore). -- Call
   no.: PN6700.C62no.119
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Torpedo 1936--Reviews.
   "Sanchez Abuli, Alex Toth and Jordi Bernet : Torpedo 1936,
   Book One" / Peter Campbell. p. 36 in Escape, no. 8 (1986).
   -- Review of the translated album. -- Call no.:
   PN6738.E75no.8
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Torpedo 1936--Reviews.
   "Torpedo: 1936" / selected by Scott Gilbert. p. 28-29 in
   The Comics Journal, no. 200 (Dec. 1997) -- Reviews the
   first two stories in the series written by Sanchez Abulí,
   which were drawn by Alex Toth. Part of a section called
   "Read this Comic" which includes review recommendations by
   37 contributing writers. -- Call no.: PN6700.C62no.200
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"Torpedo on Wheels" (Federal Men) / Jerry Siegel, script ; Joe
   Shuster, art. 4 p. in New Adventure Comics, no. 18 (Aug.
   1937). -- Data from Lou Mougin and Grand Comic-Book
   Database. -- Call no.: PN6728.1.N3A3m no.18
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"The Torpedo Patrol" (Clipper Kirk) / art: Clark Williams. 5
   p. in Wings Comics, no. 5 (Jan. 1941). -- Introduction of
   Capt. Donaldson. -- Title from cover. -- Data from Lou
   Mougin via The Grand Comics Database Project. -- Call no.:
   PN6728.1.F5W5m no.5
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"The Torpedo Planes"* (Clipper Kirk) / art: Clark Williams. 6
   p. in Wings Comics, no. 4 (Dec. 1940). -- Data from Lou
   Mougin via The Grand Comics Database Project. -- Call no.:
   PN6728.1.F5W5m no.4
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Torpedo Planes.
   "Ensign Warren C. Burgess : Hero of the War's Strangest
   Battle" 4 p. in Real Life Comics, no. 26 (Nov. 1945) --
   Summary: "When this redoubtable naval officer pitted his
   Avenger torpedo plane and its crew against a Japanese
   medium bomber, ship and men became the heroes of one of the
   strangest air battles ever witnessed in World War II."
   k. Burgess, Warren C. k. Avenger Torpedo Planes. k. Torpedo
   Planes. k. Air Battles. k. Japanese Bombers. k. Bombers. k.
   World War, 1939-1945. I. Hero of the War's Strangest
   Battle. Call no.: PN6728.1.N4R4no.26
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"Torpedo Squadron 8" / as told by Ensign George Gay ; art: Joe
   Doolin. 4 p. in Fight Comics, no. 23 (Jan. 1943). -- Data
   from Gene Reed via Grand Comic Book Database. -- Call no.:
   Film 15791 r.145
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Torpedo Squadron 8.
   "One Came Back : The Story of Torpedo Squadron 8" p. 46-53
   in True Comics, no. 20 (Jan. 1943)
   1. World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Area--Comic books, strips,
   etc. I. The Story of Torpedo Squadron 8. II. Torpedo
   Squadron 8. Call no.: PN6728.1.P3T7no.20
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Torpedo Stations.
   "The Hidden Torpedo Station"* (ZX-5 Spies in Action) / by
   Major Thorpe ; Robert Webb, art. 6 p. in Jumbo Comics, no.
   84 (Feb. 1946). -- Begins: "Dawn, and a British convoy
   threading through a certain strait" -- Data from Lou Mougin
   via The Grand Comics Database Project. -- Call no.: Film
   15791r.159
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Torpedo Taylor.
   Index entry (p. 80) in Marvel : Five Fabulous Decades of
   the World's Greatest Comics, by Les Daniels (New York :
   H.N. Abrams, 1991). Call no.: PN6725.D25 1991
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Torpedo Taylor.
   "Prepare to Dive!" (Torpedo Taylor) / Don Heck. 5 p. in
   Navy Combat, no. 14 (Aug. 1957)
   I. Heck, Don. II. Torpedo Taylor. k. Diving. Call no.:
   PN6728.2.M3N3no.14
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"Torpedo Terror" 6 p. in True Comics, no. 25 (July 1943) --
   SUMMARY: A U.S. submarine raider sinks shipping along the
   Japanese coast.
   1. Submarine boats--Comic books, strips, etc. 2. World War,
   1939-1945--Pacific Area--Comic books, strips, etc. k.
   Terror. k. Raiders. k. Japanese Coast. Call no.:
   PN6728.1.P3T7no.25
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"The Torpedo Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out!"
   (Daredevil). 20 p. in Daredevil, no. 59 (Dec. 1969). --
   Call no.: PN6728.3.M3D3no.59
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"Torpedoed!" 1 p. text in U.S. Marines in Action, no. 3 (Dec.
   1952). -- Call no.: PN6728.2.A85U2no.3
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The Torpedoed Trawler.
   "Adventure of the Torpedoed Trawler" (Hop Harrigan) / Jon
   L. Blummer, script and art. 6 p. in World's Finest Comics,
   no. 4 (Winter 1942). -- Appearances of Ikky, Miss Snap, and
   Gerry. -- Data from Bob Hughes, Lou Mougin, Craig Delich,
   et al. via Grand Comics Database. -- Call no.:
   PN6728.1.N3W7m no.4
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Torpedoes

A powered weapon used in naval warfare. See also PT Boats
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Torpedoes.
   The Blank in the Comics strip collection includes a file of
   one or more daily comic strips related to this keyword or
   topic. Call no.: PN6726 f.B55
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Torpedoes.
   "Cadet-Midshipman Frederick R. Zito" 3 p. in Real Life
   Comics, no. 20 (Nov. 1944). -- "The test of valor came to
   this heroic member of the Merchant Marine when a torpedo
   scored a deadly thrust in the grey silence of the
   mid-Atlantic night." -- Call no.: PN6728.1.N4R4no.20
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Torpedoes.
   "Commando Strike" (Rip Carson) / by Rollin W. Bell ; art:
   Robert Webb. 5 p. in Fight Comics, no. 82 (Sept. 1952). --
   Title from cover. -- Introduction of Major Crawford, and
   the "guerilla girl"; villains are Chinese communists. --
   Includes diagram of a top secret "television torpedo." --
   Data from Gene Reed via Grand Comic Book Database. -- Call
   no.: PN6728.1.F5F5no.82
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Torpedoes.
   "Flight of the Torpedo!" (Daredevil). 18 p. in Daredevil,
   no. 126 (Oct. 1975). -- Call no.: PN6728.3.M3D3no.126
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Torpedoes.
   "The Human Torpedo" (Blackhawk) / Dave Wood, script ; Dick
   Dillin, pencils ; Charles Cuidera, inks. 8 p. in Blackhawk,
   no. 116 (Sept. 1957). -- Data from Gene Reed, Mike
   Tiefenbacher & Ed Boner via Grand Comics Database. -- Call
   no.: film 15791r.620
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Torpedoes.
   "The Human Torpedo" (Suicide Smith) / art: Joe Doolin. 8 p.
   in Wings Comics, no. 16 (Dec. 1941). -- Title from cover.
   -- Appearance of Hinda; introduction of Chuck Hardy, Denny
   O'Toole; appearance of Winston Churchill; villain is
   Zborov, who may die. -- Data from Lou Mougin via The Grand
   Comics Database Project. -- Call no.: PN6728.1.F5W5m no.16
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Torpedoes.
   "Only This and Nothing More" (Buster Brown, copyright 1903)
   / R. F. Outcault. reproduced in color on leaves 14-15 of
   Buster Brown's Pranks (New York : F. A. Stokes Company,
   1905) ; also reproduced on p. 14-15 of Golf in the Comic
   Strips, ed. by Howard Ziehm (General Publishing Group,
   1997). -- Summary: Buster puts a torpedo (a kind of
   explosive from a fireworks store, that resembles a golf
   ball) in his father's golf bag. -- Call no.: oversize
   PN6728.B87B87 1905. Call no.: PN6726.G595 1997
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Torpedoes.
   "Stand By for a Torpedo"* (Baron Bean, 1917) / George
   Herriman. p. 64 in The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper
   Comics, ed. by Bill Blackbeard and Martin Williams
   (Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1977).
   -- Nineteenth in a sequence of 24. -- Call no.: PN6726.S6
   1977
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Torpedoes.
   "Time Warp" (War that Time Forgot) / Robert Kanigher,
   script ; Gene Colan, art. 7 p. in Weird War Tales, no. 4
   (Mar./Apr. 1972) ; retitled from "The Dinosaur Who Ate
   Torpedoes" in Star Spangled War Stories, no. 123 (Oct./Nov.
   1965). -- Data from Gene Reed, Lou Mazzella, Ramon Schenk,
   et al. via Grand Comics Database. -- Call no.:
   PN6728.4.N3W37no.4
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Torpedoes.
   "Wonder Fish" p. 41-48 in Burton & Cyb 1 / Antonio Segura,
   José Ortiz (New York : Catalan Communications, 1991) --
   Summary: A despot has paid a lot for a fishing trip to an
   ocean planet where there aren't actually any fish. Burton
   has guaranteed that he will catch a devilfish, but the
   despot gets a powerful bite before Cyb can attach the tame
   fish they've brought along for the scam. The catch turns
   out to be a torpedo, sent by one of the despot's subjects
   in an assassination attempt. The fishing boat is destroyed,
   and Burton and Cyb escape on a jet ski pursued by a real
   fish, very large and predatory-looking. -- Call no.:
   PN6777.S45B8 1991
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"Torpedoes are Just Fish" text p. 55-57 in Shadow Comics, v.
   3, no. 4 (July 1943). -- Call no.: Film 27397r.2
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"Torpedoman" 7 p. in Vengador, no. 6 (July 1956). -- Call no.:
   PN6790.M44V38no.6
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Torpedoman.
   Entry (p. 61) in The Collector's Guide : The First Heroic
   Age, by Jerry Bails (Detroit, Mich. : J. Bails, 1969). --
   Call no.: PN6725.B28 1969
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Torpey, Frank A.--Miscellanea.
   Entry (p. 266) in The Who's Who of American Comic Books, by
   Jerry Bails & Hames Ware (Detroit, Mich. : J. Bails,
   1973-1976). -- Call no.: PN6725.B3v.4
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Torpey, Frank A.--Miscellanea.
   Index entry (p. 23) in Marvel : Five Fabulous Decades of
   the World's Greatest Comics, by Les Daniels (New York :
   H.N. Abrams, 1991). Call no.: PN6725.D25 1991
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"Torpey"* (Kid Montana) 6 p. in Kid Montana, no. 2 (Aug.
   1958). -- Call no.: PN6790.M44K5no.2
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"Torpeza" (Condorito) p. 68 in Condorito de Oro, no. 75 (Oct.
   2001). -- Condorito asks Mrs. Sánchez how her husband is
   doing, and when she says he is gone, Condorito, not knowing
   he has died, asks why she didn't go with him. -- Call no.:
   PN6790.M44C5675no.75
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Torpid, Mr.
   "Finally Getting Around to Cutting My Lawn"* (Herb &
   Jamaal, Sept. 7, 1993) / by Stephen Bentley. -- Summary:
   Herb's neighbor Mr. Torpid is cutting his tall grass with
   hedge clippers. -- Call no.: PN6726 f.B55 "lawns"
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Torpid, Mr.
   "I Just Water It, Weeds and All"* (Herb & Jamaal, Nov. 16,
   2000) / by Stephen Bentley. -- Summary: Herb wonders how
   Mr. Torpid, his neighbor, makes his lawn so green. -- Call
   no.: PN6726 f.B55 "lawns"
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Torpor, Edmund.
   The Squirrel Machine / Hans Rickheit. -- Seattle, Wash. :
   Fantagraphics Books, 2009. -- 179 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. --
   Summary (from SkyRiver): Set in a fictional 19th century
   New England town, the narrative initially details the
   relationship and maturation of Edmund and William Torpor.
   But the two brothers quickly elicit the scorn and
   recrimination of an unamused public when they reveal their
   musical creations built from strange technologies and
   scavenged animal carcasses. Driven to seek a concealment
   for their aberrant activities, they make a startling
   discovery. Perhaps they will divine the mystery of the
   squirrel machine. -- Alternative genre. -- Call no.:
   PN6727.R495S65 2009
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Torpor, William.
   The Squirrel Machine / Hans Rickheit. -- Seattle, Wash. :
   Fantagraphics Books, 2009. -- 179 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. --
   Summary (from SkyRiver): Set in a fictional 19th century
   New England town, the narrative initially details the
   relationship and maturation of Edmund and William Torpor.
   But the two brothers quickly elicit the scorn and
   recrimination of an unamused public when they reveal their
   musical creations built from strange technologies and
   scavenged animal carcasses. Driven to seek a concealment
   for their aberrant activities, they make a startling
   discovery. Perhaps they will divine the mystery of the
   squirrel machine. -- Alternative genre. -- Call no.:
   PN6727.R495S65 2009
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Torpor.
   "Fervid Torpor" / B. Carleton. 4 p. in Weirdo, no. 11 (Fall
   1984). -- Call no.: PN6728.45.L3W4no.11
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"Torpor in Ertia" / Brent Boates. p. 56-63 in Fog City Comics,
   no. 3 (June 1979). -- Call no.: PN6728.45.S75F6no.3
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Torque, Frank.
   "The Frank Torque Show" / by Beverly Hilliard. 2 p. in Tits
   & Clits Comix, no. 7 (1987). -- Call no.:
   PN6728.45.N3T5no.7
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Torque.
   The Blank in the Comics strip collection includes a file of
   one or more daily comic strips related to this keyword or
   topic. Call no.: PN6726 f.B55
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"Torquedara Varenkor : El Puente sobre las Estrellas" /
   Druillet. p. 7-15 in Bang! no. 12 (1975). -- Stories
   reproduced in French but including a panel-by-panel Spanish
   translation. -- Call no.: PN6700.B35no.12
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"Torquedara Varenkor : The Bridge over the Stars" (Lone Sloane
   ; 4) / by Philippe Druillet ; lettering by David Jackson.
   p. 21-29 in Cheval Noir, no. 4 (Feb. 1990). -- Call no.:
   PN6720.C47no.4
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Torquemada.
   Nemesis the Warlock. Book 6 / by Pat Mills, Kevin O'Neill
   and Bryan Talbot. -- London : Titan Books, 1988. -- 72 p. :
   ill. ; 28 cm. -- (The Best of 2000 A.D. ; 38) -- Title
   overprinted: Torquemada.
   1. Science fiction comic books, strips, etc. I. Mills, Pat.
   II. Talbot, Bryan. III. O'Neill, Kevin. IV. Torquemada. V.
   Series. Call no.: PN6738.N4M56 1988
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