(May-June 1978)

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Volume:
23
Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893070506
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age and Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Mostly Saddle-Stitched (Squarebound #157-162)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[Cry of the Death Bird] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Luis Dominguez (signed)
Inks:
Luis Dominguez
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-3926

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Monsters from a Thousand Fathoms (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Redondo Studio
Inks:
Redondo Studio
Colors:
D. R. Martin
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-3753

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Captain Random's son does not want to take up his father's career, but goes along on one voyage to prove that he will be of no use. However, his skills at hypnosis come in handy foiling an attempted mutiny.
Reprints:

Welcome Home, Killer! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kashdan
Pencils:
Fred Carrillo
Inks:
Fred Carrillo
Colors:
D. R. Martin
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-2553

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man is released after years in an asylum, supposedly cured of his murderous impulses. His sister-in-law plans to drive him mad again and make him kill his brother, but she is the victim instead.

Dilemma (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman saves a train and some children from a rockslide.

Indexer Notes

advertsiement for Hostess Twinkies

The Strangest Showcase Story in Twenty-One Years! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Showcase (DC, 1977 series) #100, on sale February 10

Can Four Super-Speed Super-Stars Defeat Gorilla Grodd? (Table of Contents)

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors:
? (illustrations)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #11 [Flash Spectacular], on sale February 21

Cry of the Death Bird (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Toomey
Pencils:
E. R. Cruz
Inks:
Noly Panaligan
Colors:
D. R. Martin
Letters:
Erick Santos [as Erick S. J.]
Job Number:
B-3850

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A terrorist seeks refuge in his late brother's home, where his nephew is dying. The legend of a giant black bird who carries people to their death comes true, taking the man instead of the boy.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Unexpected Mail / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-3912

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Mike Masterson, Kirk Carter, Morris Kass and Debbi Jani.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1977
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 131,315
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 102,854
Owner: DC Comics, Inc., wholly owned by Warner Communications, Inc., a publicly-held company, both at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10019

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Cry of the Death Bird]
  2. 1. Monsters from a Thousand Fathoms
  3. 2. Welcome Home, Killer!
  4. 3. Dilemma
    Wonder Woman; Hostess
  5. 4. The Strangest Showcase Story in Twenty-One Years!
  6. 5. Can Four Super-Speed Super-Stars Defeat Gorilla Grodd?
    The Flash
  7. 6. Cry of the Death Bird
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
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