([June] 2012)

DC, 2012 Series
 
Price:
24.99 USD; 27.99 CAD
Pages:
260
On-sale date:
2012-06-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [peel]
ISBN:
978-1-4012-3136-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978140123136152499
Editing:
Joey Cavalieri; Chris Conroy
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Trade Paperback
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

First Wave / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J. G. Jones (signed) (painting)
Inks:
J. G. Jones (signed) (painting)
Colors:
J. G. Jones (signed) (painting)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Doc Savage; Spirit; Batman
Reprints:
Keywords:
pulp

Indexer Notes

J.G. Jones inscribed his own tombstone on the cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Rags Morales; Phil Noto
Inks:
Rick Bryant; Bob Almond; Phil Winslade
Colors:
Nei Ruffino
Letters:
Clem Robins

Indexer Notes

Contains various illustrations from the stories.

[Batman / Doc Savage Special #1 Cover A]; First Wave Begins! (Table of Contents)

Batman; Doc Savage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Inks:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Colors:
J. G. Jones (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Doc Savage
Reprints:

Bronze Night (Table of Contents)

Batman; Doc Savage / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian Azzarello
Pencils:
Phil Noto
Inks:
Phil Noto
Colors:
Nei Ruffino
Letters:
Clem Robins

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; James Gordon; Captain Raleigh; Vicki Vale; Doc Savage [Clark Savage, Jr.]; Renny [John Renwick]; Red Duggan [Patrick Duggan]
Synopsis:
Doc Savage investigates Batman for an alleged murder.
Reprints:

[First Wave #1 Standard Cover]; First Wave (Table of Contents)

First Wave / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J.G. Jones (painted) (signed)
Inks:
J.G. Jones (painted) (signed)
Colors:
J.G. Jones (painted) (signed)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Doc Savage; Spirit; Batman
Reprints:
Keywords:
pulp

Indexer Notes

J.G. Jones inscribed his own tombstone on the cover.

First Wave Book One (Table of Contents)

First Wave / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian Azzarello
Pencils:
Rags Morales
Inks:
Rags Morales
Colors:
Nei Ruffino
Letters:
Clem Robins

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Doc Savage [Clark Savage, Jr.]; Johnny [William Harper Littlejohn]; Ham [Theodore Marley Brooks]; Monk [Andrew Blodgett Mayfair]; Renny [John Renwick]; Long Tom [Thomas J. Roberts]; Spirit [Denny Colt]; Dolan; Anton Colossi; John Sunlight; Rima the Jungle Girl
Synopsis:
In the Amazon, Johnny Littlejohn is maimed by a robot. In New York, Doc Savage visits his father's grave and orders the body exhumed. In Wildwood Cemetary, Dolan steers the Spirit to a midnight rendezvous. Doc Savage finds his father's body replaced with sacks of gold dust printed with red hands. In NY, John Sunlight plots. Back in the Amazon, Anton Colossi orders a village wiped out for harboring Johnny, who's been spirited away by Rima. And the Spirit runs smack into the Blackhawks!
Reprints:

[First Wave #2]; First Wave (Table of Contents)

First Wave / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Inks:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Colors:
J. G. Jones (signed)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Batman; The Spirit; Doc Savage
Reprints:

First Wave Book Two (Table of Contents)

First Wave / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian Azzarello
Pencils:
Rags Morales
Inks:
Rags Morales
Colors:
Nei Ruffino
Letters:
Clem Robins

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Doc Savage [Clark Savage, Jr.]; Johnny [William Harper Littlejohn]; Ham [Theodore Marley Brooks]; Monk [Andrew Blodgett Mayfair]; Renny [John Renwick]; Long Tom [Thomas J. Roberts]; Spirit [Denny Colt]; Ebony White; Avenger [Richard Benson]; Anton Colossi; Madame Colossi; Rima the Jungle Girl; Blackhawks [Ant Manson; Henry Biggs; Wu Cheng; Jenny Cloud]
Synopsis:
Monk and Ham ask the Avenger to don a disguise. The Spirit and Ebony (a woman) hijacked a truck from the Blackhawks, with a coffin. The Blackhawks trash a bar seeking the Spirit. In Hildago, Johnny, recovering, is betrayed and captured by Right Red Hand cultists while Rima keeps watch. In Neolantis (a floating city), two scientists compare atrocities while Colossi argues with Mom. The Blackhawks ambush and torture the Spirit for their "cargo", until Doc Savage busts in. Batman nabs thugs and the Avenger poses as Clark Savage, Sr. The Blackhawks pin Ebony as a hostage.
Reprints:

[First Wave #3 Standard Cover]; First Wave (Table of Contents)

First Wave / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Inks:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Batman
Reprints:

First Wave Book Three (Table of Contents)

First Wave / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian Azzarello
Pencils:
Rags Morales
Inks:
Rick Bryant; Bob Almond
Colors:
Nei Ruffino
Letters:
Clem Robins

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Doc Savage [Clark Savage, Jr.]; Johnny [William Harper Littlejohn]; Renny [John Renwick]; Spirit [Denny Colt]; Dolan; Ebony White; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Avenger [Richard Benson]; John Sunlight; Anton Colossi; Madame Colossi; Blackhawks [Ant Manson; Henry Biggs; Wu Cheng; Jenny Cloud]; Red Duggan [Patrick Duggan]
Synopsis:
John Sunlight swims. The graveyard fight is broken up by Dolan's cops, and the Spirit catches an autogyro. Batman trashes a casino, Bruce Wayne chats with Colossi, then steeple climbs as Batman, only to be shot at and pounded, then nearly decapitated by a Right Red Hand cultist. Doc is in jail until a Blackhawk jet blasts him free. The Blackhawks order Ebony to dig up the missing coffin. The Avenger kills thugs and rescues Batman, who chooses to visit Hildago, where Colossi's robot has Johnny.
Reprints:

[First Wave #4 Standard Cover]; First Wave (Table of Contents)

First Wave / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J.G. Jones (painted) (signed)
Inks:
J.G. Jones (painted) (signed)
Colors:
J.G. Jones (painted) (signed)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Doc Savage; Rima the Jungle Girl
Reprints:

First Wave Book Four (Table of Contents)

First Wave / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Brain Azzarello
Pencils:
Rags Morales
Inks:
Rick Bryant
Colors:
Nei Ruffino
Letters:
Clem Robins

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Doc Savage [Clark Savage, Jr.]; Johnny [William Harper Littlejohn]; Ham [Theodore Marley Brooks]; Monk [Andrew Blodgett Mayfair]; Renny [John Renwick]; Long Tom [Thomas J. Roberts]; Spirit [Denny Colt]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Avenger [Richard Benson]; Anton Colossi; Rima the Jungle Girl; Blackhawks [Ant Manson; Henry Biggs; Wu Cheng; Jenny Cloud]
Synopsis:
In Hildago, the Blackhawks deliver the coffin to Colossi. Doc and the Spirit fly Blackhawk Air to Hildago. Doc bails out to crash a Right Red Hand cult, but is dropped by darts. Bruce Wayne visits Neolantis, the floating city of Colossi. In NYC, Monk, Ham, and the Avenger are ambushed by shooters. The Spirit and Renny seek Johnny and find a knife-wielding Rima and her panther hold Johnny's computer disk. Doc Savage will be sacrificed by moonlight on an Aztec temple. Batman overhears and swoops on glider wings to the rescue.
Reprints:

[First Wave #5 Standard Cover]; First Wave (Table of Contents)

First Wave / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J.G. Jones (painted) (signed)
Inks:
J.G. Jones (painted) (signed)
Colors:
J.G. Jones (painted) (signed)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Batman; The Spirit; Doc Savage
Reprints:
Keywords:
pulp

First Wave Book Five (Table of Contents)

First Wave / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian Azzarello
Pencils:
Rags Morales
Inks:
Rick Bryant
Colors:
Nei Ruffino
Letters:
Clem Robins

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Doc Savage [Clark Savage, Jr.]; Johnny [William Harper Littlejohn]; Ham [Theodore Marley Brooks]; Monk [Andrew Blodgett Mayfair]; Renny [John Renwick]; Long Tom [Thomas J. Roberts]; Spirit [Denny Colt]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Avenger [Richard Benson]; John Sunlight; Anton Colossi; Rima the Jungle Girl; Blackhawks [Wu Cheng]
Synopsis:
Blackhawk Wu Cheng is KO'd by a robot. Doc and Batman escape Right Red Hand cultists, then infiltrate Neolantis. Renny grabs the computer disk while Spirit and Rima are captured by the Red Hand. In NY, the Avenger dons a disguise and enters John Sunlight's HQ and discovers grisly experiments on homeless men, then he, Monk, Ham, and Tom are captured. Doc fights to the Neolantis center, but Colissi's killers, mutated iguanas, and the robot nail him and the prisoners. The grand scheme: Neolantis will rule the world with a tsunami machine!
Reprints:

[First Wave #6 Standard Cover] (Table of Contents)

First Wave / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Inks:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Colors:
J. G. Jones (signed)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Batman; Doc Savage; The Spirit
Reprints:

First Wave Conclusion (Table of Contents)

First Wave / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian Azzarello
Pencils:
Rags Morales
Inks:
Rick Bryant (pages 1-21, 25, 29, 30); Phil Winslade (pages 22-24, 27, 28)
Colors:
Nei Ruffino
Letters:
Clem Robins

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Doc Savage [Clark Savage, Jr.]; Johnny [William Harper Littlejohn]; Ham [Theodore Marley Brooks]; Monk [Andrew Blodgett Mayfair]; Renny [John Renwick]; Long Tom [Thomas J. Roberts]; Spirit [Denny Colt]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Avenger [Richard Benson]; John Sunlight; Anton Colossi; Madame Colossi; Rima the Jungle Girl; Blackhawks [Ant Manson; Henry Biggs; Wu Cheng; Jenny Cloud]
Synopsis:
In Neolantis, Doc kills the robot, actually a mindless cyborg. In the pit, Johnny, Wu Cheng, and Rima escape and blow up the giant iguana. Colossi is ambushed by Batman. A tsunami has been reversed to bear down on Neolantis. Blackhawks bomb the wave as Doc's crew boards an escape pod. Doc rides outside holding Batman. In NYC, John Sunlight's scheme of irradiated-gold corpses has failed, and he oddly lets Doc's men and the Avenger go. The Golden Tree's Neolantis is drowned. On the beach, Doc calls it a victory, even if they only inspire others to do better.
Reprints:

[Batman / Doc Savage Special #1 Rags Morales Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

Batman; Doc Savage / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rags Morales (signed)
Inks:
Rags Morales (signed)
Colors:
Nei Ruffino (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Doc Savage
Reprints:

[First Wave #1 Neal Adams Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

First Wave / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks:
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors:
Moose Baumann [as M] (signed)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Doc Savage; Spirit; Batman
Reprints:

[First Wave #2 Tony Harris Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

First Wave / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Tony Harris
Inks:
Tony Harris
Colors:
Nei Ruffino

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Batman; Doc Savage; Spirit
Reprints:

[First Wave #3 Lee Bermejo Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

First Wave / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lee Bermejo (painted)
Inks:
Lee Bermejo (painted)
Colors:
Lee Bermejo (painted)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Batman; Doc Savage; Spirit
Reprints:

[First Wave #4 Geoff Darrow Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

First Wave / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Geoff Darrow
Inks:
Geoff Darrow
Colors:
Peter Doherty

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Batman; Doc Savage; Spirit
Reprints:

[First Wave #5 Eduardo Risso Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

First Wave / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Eduardo Risso (signed)
Inks:
Eduardo Risso (signed)
Colors:
Trish Mulvihill

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Batman; Doc Savage; Spirit
Reprints:

[First Wave #6 Jim Lee Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

First Wave / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Lee (signed)
Inks:
Jim Lee (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Batman; Doc Savage; Spirit
Reprints:

Go behind the scenes of The First Wave (Table of Contents)

First Wave / text story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian Azzarello
Pencils:
Rags Morales
Inks:
Rags Morales
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Notes and character descriptions accompanied by illustrations.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    First Wave
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [Batman / Doc Savage Special #1 Cover A]; First Wave Begins!
    Batman; Doc Savage
  4. 3. Bronze Night
    Batman; Doc Savage
  5. 4. [First Wave #1 Standard Cover]; First Wave
    First Wave
  6. 5. First Wave Book One
    First Wave
  7. 6. [First Wave #2]; First Wave
    First Wave
  8. 7. First Wave Book Two
    First Wave
  9. 8. [First Wave #3 Standard Cover]; First Wave
    First Wave
  10. 9. First Wave Book Three
    First Wave
  11. 10. [First Wave #4 Standard Cover]; First Wave
    First Wave
  12. 11. First Wave Book Four
    First Wave
  13. 12. [First Wave #5 Standard Cover]; First Wave
    First Wave
  14. 13. First Wave Book Five
    First Wave
  15. 14. [First Wave #6 Standard Cover]
    First Wave
  16. 15. First Wave Conclusion
    First Wave
  17. 16. [Batman / Doc Savage Special #1 Rags Morales Variant Cover]
    Batman; Doc Savage
  18. 17. [First Wave #1 Neal Adams Variant Cover]
    First Wave
  19. 18. [First Wave #2 Tony Harris Variant Cover]
    First Wave
  20. 19. [First Wave #3 Lee Bermejo Variant Cover]
    First Wave
  21. 20. [First Wave #4 Geoff Darrow Variant Cover]
    First Wave
  22. 21. [First Wave #5 Eduardo Risso Variant Cover]
    First Wave
  23. 22. [First Wave #6 Jim Lee Variant Cover]
    First Wave
  24. 23. Go behind the scenes of The First Wave
    First Wave
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