Spotlight on Fred Fredericks - Other Comics

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Before and throughout his career as artist on Mandrake the Magician, Fred Fredericks worked with a number of other comics.

Newspaper strips

Year (s) Title pen/ink/writer Note
1959 New Jersey Patriots pen/ink/wr
1960 The Late, Late War pen/ink/wr
1960-1961 Under the Stars and Bars pen/ink/wr
1983 W. C. Fields pen/ink daily
1983 W. C. Fields pen/ink Sunday
1996 The Phantom ink daily
1995-2000 The Phantom ink Sunday

Note

  • After "New Jersey Patriots" Fredericks said[1] that his newest projects include a panel strip, "True Tales of the Civil War", which has been accepted by a syndicate for sale to Sunday newspapers, and a sketchbook of old silent screen heroes and villians, titled "Old Cowhands".
  • At "Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999" Jerry Bails list Fred Fredericks as pen and ink artist on a daily/Sunday strip named "Manny" in the years 1970-1982. This may be a misunderstanding since Fred Fredericks used "Manny" as a nickname for "Mandrake the Magician".

Comics in other media

Year (s) Title pen/ink/writer Note
Gag Cartoons wr/pen/ink/ for Atlantic City Daily World (first cartoon at 18)
Various Features
"Salty Ranks" in Camp Lejeune Globe
wr/pen/ink in marine corps paper 2 years
1953 Atlantic City history sketches wr/pen/ink
1964 - 1994 Rebel wr/pen/ink in Scholastic Scope
1980 - 1982 Mike Shamus wr/pen/ink in Mike Shane Mystery Magazine

Comics books

Dell Publications

Year (s) Title pen/ink/writer Note
1958 Filler pen/ink
1960-1962 "The Flintstones" pen/ink unconfirmed
1960-1962 "Heckle and Jeckle" pen/ink unconfirmed
1960-1962 "Hector Heathcote"" pen/ink unconfirmed
1960-1962 "Nancy and Sluggo" wr
1960-1962 "Peanuts" wr unconfirmed
1960-1962 "Rocky and Bullwinkle" pen/ink
1961 "Tip Top" wr
1961-1962 "King Leonardo" pen/ink/wr
1961-1962 "New Terrytoons" pen/ink/wr
1962 "The Blue Phantom" pen/ink/wr

Western Publishing

Year (s) Title pen/ink/writer Note
1962 "The Flintstones" pen/ink unconfirmed
 ? "Heckle and Jeckle" pen/ink unconfirmed
1962 "Yogi Bear" ink
1962 "Rocky and Bullwinkle" pen/ink
1962-1963 "Bullwinkle" wr
1962-1963 "Deputy Dawg" wr
1962-1963 "King Leonardo" pen/ink/wr
1962-1963 "New Terrytoons" pen/ink/wr
1962-1964 "Peanuts" wr
1962-1964 "The Twilight Zone" pen/ink
1962-1965 "Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery" pen/ink
 ? "Dinky Duck" pen/ink
1962-1964 "Mr. Ed" pen/ink
1962-1965 "Nancy and Sluggo" wr
1963 "Travels of Jaime Mc Pheeters" pen/ink
1963-1965 "Mighty Mouse" pen/ink/wr
1964 "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith" wr
1964 "Fall of the Roman Empire" pen/ink
1964 Filler pen/ink
1964 "Hector Heathcote" wr
1964 "Krazy Kat" wr
1965 "Astro Boy" wr
1965 "Daniel Boone" pen/ink/wr
1965 "First Men on the Moon" pen/ink
1965 Illustration pen/ink
1965 "Linus the Lionhearted" wr
1965 "The Munsters" pen/ink/wr
1965 "Liddle Wolfgang" pen/ink/wr in The Munsters
1969 "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" pen/ink
1970 "Smokey Bear" wr
1972-1983 "Witch Hazel" wr in Little Lulu
1978 "Tubby" wr

DC Comics

Year (s) Title pen/ink/writer Note
1986-1987 "Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe" pen/ink DC Comics #20: Sargon the Sorcerer (pencils)
#26: Zatara (pencils & inks)
1988 "Secret Origins: Zatara" ink DC Comics #27:
1988 "Secret Origins: Zatanna" ink DC Comics #27:
1995 "Black Lightning" ink DC Comics #8-9

Marvel Comics

Year (s) Title pen/ink/writer Note
1986-1987 "Defenders of the Earth" ink
1987, 1991-1992 "Hulk" ink
1987 "Silverhawks" ink Star Comics #2-6
1989 "Namorita" ink
1989-1990 "Nth Man" ink
1990 "Aquarian" ink
1990 "Wild Cards" ink (Imprint: Epic)
1990-1991 "Nick Fury" ink
1990-1992 "Quasar" ink
1990-1993 "Avengers" ink
1991 "Destroyer" ink
1991 "Red Skull" ink
1991-1992 "Thor of 2591" ink
1991-1993 "Daredevil" ink
1992 "Kang" ink
1992 "Phantom Rider" Pen/ink
1992 "The Punisher" ink
1993 "Avengers West Coast" ink
1993 "Cardiac" ink
1993 "The Secret Defenders" ink
1994 "Nomad" ink
1994 "Spider-Man" ink
1994 "Sub-Mariner" ink

Acclaim Comics

Year (s) Title pen/ink/writer Note
1993 "Solar, Man of the Atom" ink #26, including cover. (Imprint: Valiant)

Covers

Comic books

King Comics

Mandrake the Magician

Marvel Comics

Defenders of the Earth
Silverhawks

Valiant Comics

Others

Leatherneck

Fredericks did[1] two covers for the "Leatherneck" magazine in 1959.

Program guide for the 1974 Houston Comic Book Convention

Film Collectors Registry


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Jersey Patriots" Artist Moves to Gillette" The Courier News (Bridgewater, New Jersey) 22 December 1959, p 15.

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