(October 2004)

DC, 2004 Series
 
Price:
5.95 USD; 9.25 CAD
Pages:
84
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
?
Barcode:
76194124150000111
Editing:
Robert Greenberger
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; Glossy cardstock cover
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Six Strange Stories (Table of Contents)

Spectre; Doctor Fate / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors:
Sno-Cone
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Spectre; Dr. Fate; Congorilla; Enchantress; El Diablo; Animal Man

Origin of Dr. Fate (Table of Contents)

Dr. Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
David Tanguay
Letters:
Howard Sherman

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Dr Fate; Inza; Nabu; Sven Nelson; Nergal
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story is incorrectly attributed to More Fun 55.

The Enchantress of Terror Castle (Table of Contents)

Enchantress / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
David Tanguay
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Enchantress [June Moon]; Alan Dell
Reprints:

I Was the Man With Animal Powers (Table of Contents)

Animal Man / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
David Tanguay
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Buddy Baker (origin); Ellen; Roger
Synopsis:
An alien space ship temporarily gives Buddy Blake animal powers. Animal Man is not named and does not appear in costume in this story.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Reprint lists authors as Dave Wood and France Herron.

The Tricks of Metamorpho's Trade (Table of Contents)

Metamorpho / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
David Tanguay
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman (cameo); Metamorpho
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

reprint credits inks to Joe Simon, but these are panels cut out of early Metamorpho stories inked by Charles Paris. Batman vignettes are by Jim Aparo.

The Amazing Congorilla (Table of Contents)

Congorilla / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
David Tanguay
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
Congo Bill; Congorilla; Janu the Jungle Boy; Chief Kawolo; Mr. Rieger; Gloria
Synopsis:
When Chief Kawolo dies he gives Congo Bill a magic ring which allows him to switch minds with the golden gorilla.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

incorrectly credited to Action Comics 247 and to writer Jack Miller.

Call Him Satan-- Call Him Saint! (Table of Contents)

El Diablo / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Gray Morrow
Inks:
Gray Morrow
Colors:
David Tanguay
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lazarus Lane (El Diablo); Nora Hayes; Pop Woods; Wise Owl; The Hanged Man
Reprints:

The Origin of the Bizarro World (Table of Contents)

Bizarro / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder; Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Wayne Boring; John Forte
Inks:
Stan Kaye; John Forte
Colors:
David Tanguay
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bizarro; Bizarro Lois; Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

panels sliced from early Bizarro stories.

The Spectre (Table of Contents)

Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
David Tanguay
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Jim Corrigan; Clarice Winston; Wayne Grant; Gat Benson
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Spectre is miscolored. His cape should be blue and his skin grey. Jerry Siegel's credit has been removed from the splash page.

[The Spectre Strikes] (Table of Contents)

Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
David Tanguary
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Clarice Winston; Gat Benson; Jim Corrigan; the Spectre; Wayne Grant
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Spectre's costume is miscolored. and Jerry Siegel's name is removed from the splash page.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Six Strange Stories
    Spectre; Doctor Fate
  2. 1. Origin of Dr. Fate
    Dr. Fate
  3. 2. The Enchantress of Terror Castle
    Enchantress
  4. 3. I Was the Man With Animal Powers
    Animal Man
  5. 4. The Tricks of Metamorpho's Trade
    Metamorpho
  6. 5. The Amazing Congorilla
    Congorilla
  7. 6. Call Him Satan-- Call Him Saint!
    El Diablo
  8. 7. The Origin of the Bizarro World
    Bizarro
  9. 8. The Spectre
    Spectre
  10. 9. [The Spectre Strikes]
    Spectre
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Bob Hughes
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