([January] 2006)

DC, 2006 Series
 
Price:
19.99 USD; 26.99 CAD
Pages:
308
On-sale date:
2006-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
9781401209278 Search at WorldCat
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (collected edition)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Softcover
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Date listed is release date.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

DC Superheroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Qull of the Five Inversions; Mogo; Arisia; Abin Sur; Bolphunga The Unrelenting; A Guardian of the Universe; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Mongul; Phantom Stranger; Swamp Thing; Tomar-Re; Krypto; Katma Tui; Kryptonite Man; Clayface [Preston Payne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Vigilante [Adrian Chase]; Green Arrow; Wonder Woman; Black Canary; Brainiac; Luthor; Joker; Superman; Batman

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dave Gibbons
Inks:
Dave Gibbons
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman; Mongul

[Foreword] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Gibbons
Pencils:
Dave Gibbons
Inks:
Dave Gibbons
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman; Katma Tui; Vigilante; Clayface; Tomar Re; Mongul; Wonder Woman; Green Arrow; Black Canary; Swamp Thing; Batman; Robin (all just faces only)
Synopsis:
Dave Gibbons gives a brief background on Alan Moore and what it was like working with him.

[Cover to Superman Annual #11] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Inks:
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mongul; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
Reprints:

For The Man Who Has Everything (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Dave Gibbons
Inks:
Dave Gibbons
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Dave Gibbons
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El]; Lyla Lerrol Kal-El (in Superman's mind); Allura Zor-El (in Superman's mind); Van-El (in Superman's mind); Orna-El (in Superman's mind); Kara Zor-El (in Superman's mind); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Jor-El (in Superman's mind); Lor-Em (in Superman's mind); Dax-Ar (in Superman's mind); Mongul; Thomas Wayne (cameo, in Batman's mind); Martha Wayne (cameo, in Batman's mind); Joe Chill (cameo, in Batman's mind); Jax-Ur (as a picture on a handout, in Superman's mind); Brainiac (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Bolphunga The Unrelenting (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Adam Strange (cameo, in Mongul's mind); A Guardian of the Universe (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Hyanthis (cameo, in Mongul's mind); A Branx warrior (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Martian Manhunter (cameo, in Mongul's mind)
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman, Batman, and Robin arrive at the Fortress of Solitude to celebrate Superman's birthday, but find him under the thrall of a flower called the Black Mercy, a gift from Mongul. Under its control, Superman experiences his greatest desire, life on an unexploded Krypton. While Wonder Woman fights with Mongul, Batman and Robin remove the flower from Superman, and after it briefly attaches to Batman, Robin puts it on Mongul, trapping him in dreams of his own greatest desire.
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[Pinup - Superman] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Inks:
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Fortress of Solitude
Synopsis:
Superman standing outside his Fortress of Solitude.
Reprints:

On Green Arrow (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Klaus Janson
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Klaus Janson remembers the genesis of Alan Moore's Green Arrow story.

Night Olympics (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Klaus Janson
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Colors:
Klaus Janson
Letters:
Todd Klein
Editing:
Len Wein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Pete Lomax
Synopsis:
Black Canary and Green Arrow find that the crooks aren't as bold as they used to be. This leads to a discussion of how the bad crooks are getting worse. Then, from a rooftop, Black Canary is shot by an arrow.
Reprints:

Night Olympics Part Two (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Klaus Janson
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Colors:
Klaus Janson
Letters:
Todd Klein
Editing:
Len Wein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Pete Lomax
Synopsis:
Green Arrow goes after the archer that shot Black Canary.
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Mogo Doesn't Socialize (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern Corps / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Dave Gibbons
Inks:
Dave Gibbons
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Dave Gibbons
Editing:
Len Wein

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Tomar-Re; Arisia; Mogo; Bolphunga The Unrelenting
Synopsis:
Tomar-Re tells Arisia why Mogo never attends the Green Lantern Corps meetings.
Reprints:

[Cover to Vigilante #17] Father's Day (Table of Contents)

Vigilante / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paris Cullins (signed)
Inks:
Rick Magyar (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Marv Wolfman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vigilante
Reprints:

Father's Day (Table of Contents)

Vigilante / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Jim Baikie
Inks:
Jim Baikie
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
Anne Halfacree
Editing:
Marv Wolfman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vigilante [Adrian Chase]; Carl Linnaker; Joanne Linnaker (dies in this story); Jodie Linnaker; Fever; Louise (dies in this story)
Synopsis:
Vigilante becomes involved in a child abuse case.
Reprints:

[Cover to Vigilante #18] (Table of Contents)

Vigilante / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Baikie
Inks:
Jim Baikie
Colors:
?
Editing:
Marv Wolfman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vigilante; Fever; Jody Linnaker; Carl Linnaker; Louise
Reprints:

Father's Day Part II (Table of Contents)

Vigilante / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Jim Baikie
Inks:
Jim Baikie
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
Anne Halfacree
Editing:
Marv Wolfman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vigilante; Carl Linnaker (dies in this issue); Jodie Linnaker; Fever
Synopsis:
As Vigilante tries to save Jodie Linnaker from her abusive father, Carl Linnaker tells his side of the story from a letter he wrote to Jodie from jail.
Reprints:

Brief Lives (Table of Contents)

Vega / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Kevin O'Neill
Inks:
Kevin O'Neill
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Todd Klein
Editing:
Alan Gold

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
2 giants live at a speed much slower than the creatures trying to conquer them.
Reprints:

A Man's World (Table of Contents)

Vega / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Paris Cullins
Inks:
Rick Magyar
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Todd Klein
Editing:
Alan Gold

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An alien anthropologist tries to find out how an alien race propagates without any women.
Reprints:

[Cover to DC Comics Presents # 85] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rich Veitch (signed)
Inks:
Rich Veitch (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Swamp Thing
Reprints:

The Jungle Line (Table of Contents)

Superman; Swamp Thing / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Rich Veitch
Inks:
Al Williamson
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Swamp Thing; Lana Lang; Dr. Everett; Flash [Barry Allen] (cameo); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Bloodmorel (a fungus)
Synopsis:
Clark comes in contact with a fungus from Krypton that will eventually kill him. Driving south due to his powers intermittently failing, he crashes in a swamp and stumbles upon the one creature that might help him-- Swamp Thing.
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Tygers (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern Corps / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Kevin O'Neill
Inks:
Kevin O'Neill
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Len Wein; Andrew Helfer

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Green Lantern [Abin Sur]; The Empire of Tears; Qull of the Five Inversions; the Guardians of the Universe (cameo- flashback); images in Abin Sur's mind: Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Weaponers of Qward; Ranx, the Sentient City; Children of the White Lobe; Green Lantern [Sodam Yat, a Daxamite]; Green Lantern [Mogo]
Synopsis:
Abin Sur seeks a crippled ship that has crashed on Ysmault, a lifeless planet in a forbidden territory by the Guardians. There Abin finds The Empire of Tears-- hellish demons that taunt him, including Qull of the Five Inversions. Qull freely answers three questions for Abin about the crippled ship, Abin's future and the Guardians greatest catastrophe. And in doing so destroys Abin Sur years in the future.
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On "Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?" (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg; Julius Schwartz
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Paul transcribes Julius' thoughts of the last issues of Action Comics and Superman.

[Cover to Superman #423] Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow? (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors:
Tom McCraw (color restoration)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bizarro; Prankster; Toyman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallos; Legion of Super-Heroes (obscured)
Reprints:

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Perez
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo (original series); Tom McCraw (color restoration)
Letters:
Todd Klein
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane Elliot; Tim Crane; Jonathan Elliot; Jimmy Olsen; Bizarro; Lana Lang; Pete Ross (deceased); Prankster; Toyman [Winslow Schott]; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallo; Perry White; Alice White; Krypto; Kryptonite Man; Legion of Super-Heroes [Supergirl; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]]; Perry White; Alice White
Synopsis:
Tim Crane interviews Lois Lane Elliot about Superman’s final days on the 10th anniversary of his disappearance. Lois relates how Bizarro suddenly became murderous, then the Toyman and the Prankster attacked revealing Superman’s secret identity, and finally a group of Metallos attacked the Daily Planet. In response, Superman took his closest friends to the Fortress of Solitude for protection. As, Brainiac took over Luthor's body and recruited the Kryptonite Man, the Legion of Super-Heroes accompanied by Supergirl visited Superman and presented him with a statuette.
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[Cover of Action Comics #583] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Hannigan (layouts, uncredited); Curt Swan (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors:
Tom McCraw (color restoration)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Robin [Jason Todd]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]; Martian Manhunter (miscolored); Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Lois Lane; Krypto; Julius Schwartz; Jenette Kahn; Murphy Anderson; Curt Swan
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Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Part Two) (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo (original series); Tom McCraw (color restoration)
Letters:
Todd Klein
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Tim Crane; Jordan Elliot; Lois Lane Elliot; Superman; Luthor (dies in this story); Brainiac (dies in this story); Kryptonite Man (dies in this story); Legion of Super-Villains [Saturn Queen; Lightning Lord; Cosmic King]; Krypto (dies in this story); Perry White; Alice White; Jimmy Olsen (dies in this story); Lana Lang (dies in this story); Mr. Mxyzptlk (dies in this story); Jonathan Elliot (Jordan and Lois' son); Cameos: Captain Marvel; Vartox; Superwoman [Kristin Wells]; Robin; Batman; Wonder Woman; Hawkman; Green Arrow; Martian Manhunter
Synopsis:
Lois continues to relate how when Superman was holed up in the Fortress with his closest friends, being attacked by Brainiac (having taken over Luthor's body), the Kryptonite Man, and the Legion of Super-Villains, he realized who the mastermind behind it all was, and called on Mr. Mxyzptlk to show himself. Just as Superman sent Mxyzptlk into the Phantom Zone, Mxy fled to his own dimension, tearing himself apart. Having taken a life, Superman exposed himself to gold kryptonite and retired. The interview over, Lois, her husband Jordy, and their infant son Jonathan settle in for a quiet evening.
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[Cover of Secret Origins #10] (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks:
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Robert Greenberger

Genre:
occult
Reprints:

Footsteps (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Colors:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
Bob Lappan
Editing:
Robert Greenberger

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Subway Angels; angels; demons
Synopsis:
By deciding not to choose sides during the fall of Lucifier and his rebels, an angel is cursed to walk the earth alone, friend to neither angels or demons.
Reprints:

In Blackest Night (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern Corps / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Bill Willingham
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Andrew Helfer

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Katma Tui; Guardians of the Universe; F-Sharp Bell (a blind Green Lantern)
Synopsis:
Katma Tui is sent by the Guardians to recruit a new member to the Corps-- one who is blind and has no concept of light or color.
Reprints:

[Cover to Batman Annual #11] Villains In Love! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Len Wein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Clayface; Penguin
Reprints:

Mortal Clay (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
George Freeman
Inks:
George Freeman
Colors:
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Len Wein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Clayface [Preston Payne]; Commissioner James Gordon
Synopsis:
Clayface tries to make a life with a woman he has always loved-- a store mannekin named Helena.
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On Batman Brian Bolland Recalls The Killing Joke (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Brian Bolland
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Brian Bolland recalls the genesis of The Killing Joke.

[Cover to The Killing Joke] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Brian Bolland
Inks:
Brian Bolland
Colors:
John Higgins
Letters:
?
Editing:
Denny O'Neil

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Joker
Reprints:

The Killing Joke (Table of Contents)

Batman; Joker / comic story / 46 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Brian Bolland
Inks:
Brian Bolland
Colors:
John Higgins
Letters:
Richard Starkings
Editing:
Denny O'Neil

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Joker; Commissioner James Gordon; Barbara Gordon [Batgirl]; Alfred Pennyworth; Harvey Bullock; Cameos: Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]
Synopsis:
The Joker tries to drive Jim Gordon mad, including shooting his daughter through the spine.
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Alan Moore Takes on the World's Finest Heroes (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dave Gibbons
Inks:
Dave Gibbons
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Katma Tui]; Swamp Thing; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Clayface [Preston Payne]; Green Lantern [Tomar Re]; Vigilante [Adrian Chase]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Mongul; Phantom Stranger; Robin [Jason Todd]; Green Lantern [Abin Sur]
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    DC Superheroes
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. [Foreword]
  4. 3. [Cover to Superman Annual #11]
    Superman
  5. 4. For The Man Who Has Everything
    Superman
  6. 5. [Pinup - Superman]
    Superman
  7. 6. On Green Arrow
  8. 7. Night Olympics
    Green Arrow
  9. 8. Night Olympics Part Two
    Green Arrow
  10. 9. Mogo Doesn't Socialize
    Green Lantern Corps
  11. 10. [Cover to Vigilante #17] Father's Day
    Vigilante
  12. 11. Father's Day
    Vigilante
  13. 12. [Cover to Vigilante #18]
    Vigilante
  14. 13. Father's Day Part II
    Vigilante
  15. 14. Brief Lives
    Vega
  16. 15. A Man's World
    Vega
  17. 16. [Cover to DC Comics Presents # 85]
    Superman; Swamp Thing
  18. 17. The Jungle Line
    Superman; Swamp Thing
  19. 18. Tygers
    Green Lantern Corps
  20. 19. On "Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?"
  21. 20. [Cover to Superman #423] Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?
    Superman
  22. 21. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
    Superman
  23. 22. [Cover of Action Comics #583]
    Superman
  24. 23. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Part Two)
    Superman
  25. 24. [Cover of Secret Origins #10]
    Phantom Stranger
  26. 25. Footsteps
    Phantom Stranger
  27. 26. In Blackest Night
    Green Lantern Corps
  28. 27. [Cover to Batman Annual #11] Villains In Love!
    Batman
  29. 28. Mortal Clay
    Batman
  30. 29. On Batman Brian Bolland Recalls The Killing Joke
  31. 30. [Cover to The Killing Joke]
    Batman; Joker
  32. 31. The Killing Joke
    Batman; Joker
  33. 32. Alan Moore Takes on the World's Finest Heroes
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