(October 2004)

DC, 2004 Series
 
Price:
2.50 USD; 3.85 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
76194124463100111
Editing:
Eddie Berganza; Tom Palmer Jr. (Associate Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
one-shot

Issue Notes

This is one of 8 tribute issues published this month to honor Julie Schwartz. The two stories inside are based on the cover, a device Julie Schwartz used to inspire his writers.


Ride a Deadly Grenade! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks:
Brian Bolland (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom; Julie Schwartz

Indexer Notes

Cover art is an homage to the cover of Atom (DC, 1962 series) #10 (December 1963-January 1964).

[Atom #10] (Table of Contents)

The Atom / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Ride a Deadly Grenade! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Gibbons
Pencils:
Pat Olliffe
Inks:
John Livesay [as Livesay]
Colors:
Tom McCraw
Letters:
Jared K. Fletcher

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Julie (Julius) Schwartz; Gardner Fox; Jean Loring; unnnamed crooks; Tex Ford, a baseball pitcher; Lynda (Gardner's wife)
Synopsis:
While trying to stop some crooks from stealing from the Time Pool, the Atom gets stuck on Earth-Prime. He gets back home while riding a grenade thrown by Tex Ford --who provides speed-- and using the grenade's explosive power. The idea for his return comes from Gardner and Julie.

Ride a Deadly Grenade! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Pencils:
Dan Jurgens
Inks:
Jon Bogdanove
Colors:
Tom Smith
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Loring; an unnamed judge; mobster "Bristles" Broome; Ed Note, a science fiction publisher; an unnamed waitress; Chronos, the Time Thief; unnamed crooks
Synopsis:
A string of crimes in Ivy Town by the Broome Mob are the result of an enthusiastic science fiction editor who spins tales at a local diner.

Indexer Notes

"Bristles" Broome, "Quick" Fox, and "Mad-Dog" Kanigher (mentioned as members of the Broome Gang) are all comic book writers: John Broome, Gardner Fox, and Robert Kanigher respectively. Ed Note is the Earth-One version of Julie Schwartz.

For Julie Schwartz (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
An obituary and farewell letter to Julie Schwartz from Alan Moore.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Ride a Deadly Grenade!
    The Atom
  2. 1. [Atom #10]
    The Atom
  3. 2. Ride a Deadly Grenade!
    The Atom
  4. 3. Ride a Deadly Grenade!
    The Atom
  5. 4. For Julie Schwartz
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore