Double Dare Adventures (1966) comic books
Cover by Joe Simon and Jack Sparling. Stories and art by Otto Binder and Bill Draut. Part of Harvey Comics' short-lived Harvey Thriller imprint, designed by comics legend Joe Simon to reap the rewards of the Batman-inspired 1960s superhero craze. Transformed by Martian space-bees, low-ranking NASA technician Barry E. Eames returns to Earth as the improbable Bee-Man. Also featuring reprints of classic Harvey Golden Age sci-fi stories: In the future, a starship captain refuses to believe he's too old to fly. A scientist creates a formula that can give a human the proportionate strength of...an ant. Bee-Man was listed in Jon Morris's 2015 book The League of Regrettable Superheroes. Double Dare; Bee-Man; The Bee Line; Legend of the Glowing Gladiator; The Has-Been; The Ant Extract; You Can Be a Magician!; The Secret of Magicmaster; Jack Quick-Frost; Magic Session. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.
- INCOMPLETE. Multiple pieces missing, interrupts art or story.
Giant-size issue. B-Man stars in "The Revolt of the Queen Bee" and "D-Day for B-Man." The Glowing Gladiator stars in "The Two Deadly Faces of Destiny!" Magicmaster stars in "Sorcery at the Circus." Also in this issue: "The Prisoner of Plastic City," "Sunken Treasure," and "The Secret of the Mountain" (art by Al Williamson with Reed Crandall; 5 pages; reprinted from Alarming Adventures 3 from 1963). Cover price $0.25.