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(May-June 1977)

DC, 1976 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Barcode:
0709893166006
Editing:
Paul Levitz (credited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound (#1-2); Saddle-stitched (#3-18)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["The coin will decide --"] (Table of Contents)

Secret Origins of Super-Villains / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo [as JA.] (signed)
Inks:
Jim Aparo [as JA.] (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-426

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Dr. Light [Arthur Light]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Gorilla Grodd
Synopsis:
Two-Face tosses a coin.

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Maltese Cup Cake (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Revealed at Last! (Table of Contents)

Secret Origins of Super-Villains / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Jim Aparo [as JA.] (signed)
Inks:
Jim Aparo [as JA.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Aparo [as JA.] (signed)
Job Number:
J-4610

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Gorilla Grodd; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Dr. Light [Arthur Light]; Brainiac; The Shark

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the stories in this issue.

G- -as in Guardians, Green Lantern, and Gorilla Grodd! (Table of Contents)

Gorilla Grodd / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis (credited)
Pencils:
Rich Buckler (credited)
Inks:
Bob Layton (credited)
Colors:
Anthony Tollin (credited)
Letters:
Bill Morse (credited)
Job Number:
J-4598

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Guardians of The Universe; a Dryg; Gorilla Grodd; Solovar; Calorians (gorillas); Calorians (primitives); Carol Ferris; Tom Kalmaku (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Guardians reveal to Hal his unremembered encounter with Grodd, and how Hal is responsible for transporting Gorilla City to Earth from Calor. The encounter occured before the first meeting of Flash and Grodd.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

References Green Lantern #1, and Flash #106.

Super Bodybuilding Course (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Universal Bodybuilding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Big Money! This Easy Way... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

What to Sink Your Teeth into When You're Hungry and You're Not a Werewolf. (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Slim Jim / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fun Factory / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Enter the Wonderful World of Super Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Sea-Monkeys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Let Joe Weider Build You a Better Body for Just $4.98 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Origin of Brainiac (Table of Contents)

Brainiac / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-629

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Brainiac
Synopsis:
Recounts the first meeting of Brainiac and Superman.

Indexer Notes

Text with illustration from ? [panel from some past issue of Superman].

The Secret Origin of Two-Face- -Double Take! (Table of Contents)

Two-Face / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris (credited)
Pencils:
Ed Davis (credited)
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein (credited)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood (credited)
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-4579

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; David Davis; doctor at Arkham Asylum; Batman (flashback cameo); Boss Maroni (dies)
Synopsis:
David Davis, detective on the case that resulted in Harvey Dent's disfigurement, gets Dent to help him finish the case against Boss Maroni. Maroni gets the jump on them and attempts to kill them both, but Harvey Dent's decision coin deflects the bullet, killing Maroni.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

References Teen Titans #48.
Officer David Davis is drawn to resemble actor Humphrey Bogart, and the scene with Batman shows a theater marquee with Bogart's name.

February Is the 2nd Month -- (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Origin of the Shark (Table of Contents)

The Shark / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-629A

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Shark
Synopsis:
Recounts the first meeting of Green Lantern and The Shark.

Indexer Notes

Text with illustration from ? [panel from some past issue of Green Lantern].

Let There Be Dr. Light! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Light / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg (credited)
Pencils:
Dick Ayers (credited)
Inks:
Jack Abel (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-4608

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Light [Arthur Light]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; unnamed Thanagaran
Synopsis:
Arthur Light steals Thanagaran technology and adapts it to create his light-based weapons before he has to retreat from Hawkman, who returns the stolen item.

Indexer Notes

Hawkman's headgear does not have the distinctive ear wings he would later adopt.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

King Kong Is Back!!! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

King Kong Giant Poster Book / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Who - - or What Is the Changing Man? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

D.C.s Super Power Shield (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

NCG Merchandise / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

204 pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tyco's Silver Streak Curve Huggers (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tyco / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Money Get Prizes (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["The coin will decide --"]
    Secret Origins of Super-Villains
  2. 1. The Maltese Cup Cake
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  3. 2. Revealed at Last!
    Secret Origins of Super-Villains
  4. 3. G- -as in Guardians, Green Lantern, and Gorilla Grodd!
    Gorilla Grodd
  5. 4. Super Bodybuilding Course
    Universal Bodybuilding
  6. 5. Make Big Money! This Easy Way...
  7. 6. Write Right Now!
  8. 7. What to Sink Your Teeth into When You're Hungry and You're Not a Werewolf.
    Slim Jim
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Fun Factory
  10. 9. Enter the Wonderful World of Super Sea-Monkeys
    Sea-Monkeys
  11. 10. Write Right Now!
  12. 11. Let Joe Weider Build You a Better Body for Just $4.98
    Joe Weider
  13. 12. The Origin of Brainiac
    Brainiac
  14. 13. The Secret Origin of Two-Face- -Double Take!
    Two-Face
  15. 14. February Is the 2nd Month --
    DC Comics
  16. 15. The Origin of the Shark
    The Shark
  17. 16. Let There Be Dr. Light!
    Dr. Light
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith Co.
  19. 18. King Kong Is Back!!!
    King Kong Giant Poster Book
  20. 19. Who - - or What Is the Changing Man?
  21. 20. D.C.s Super Power Shield
    NCG Merchandise
  22. 21. 204 pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers
  23. 22. Tyco's Silver Streak Curve Huggers
    Tyco
  24. 23. Make Money Get Prizes
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Lou Mazzella