(September-October 1978)

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Volume:
44
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1978
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893041510
Editing:
Paul Levitz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Publication date on cover is October


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern; Flash; Wonder Woman; Deadman; Elongated Man; New Gods / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?; Gaspar Saladino (logo design)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern; Flash; Wonder Woman; Deadman; Elongated Man; Darkseid

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.
Logo design credit from Dan Greenfield (via 13th Dimension.com website, http://13thdimension.com/13-logos-a-gaspar-saladino-salute/ , retrieved 7 August 2016).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dateline: Adventure Comics / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover.

The Crimson Comets of Fallville High (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Frank Mclaughlin
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]
Synopsis:
Barry goes to his class reunion, and has to help a former classmate who is mistaken for being the Flash.
Reprints:

Murder Haunts the Midway (Table of Contents)

Deadman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Jim Aparo

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Vashnu; Lorna; Tiny; Lita Brand; Cleveland Brand; Inga Brand; Rama Kushna (flashback); the League of Assassins; the Challengers of the Unknown (cameo; June, Ace); Batman; the Phantom Stranger; Aquaman
Synopsis:
Deadman takes over his brother's body to spend some time on the trapeze, and remembers how he became Deadman. But he is shot (again) while in Cleveland's body. Deadman manages to keep his brother alive and tracks down the shooter. But once possessed by Deadman, the shooter kills himself without Deadman being able to stop him. The prevailing theory is that the killer was sent by Russians who want to bring Cleveland's wife back to Russia.

The Call of the Cosmos (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Burkett
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Joe Staton
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Synopsis:
Green Lantern rescues a female alien from space monsters, and gets a kiss along the way.
Reprints:

Climax of Chaos (Table of Contents)

New Gods / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Don Newton
Inks:
Augie Scotto
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Orion; Dave Lincoln; Desaad; Claudia; Darkseid; Infinity Man (flashback); Donald Bradford; Richard Roe; Lorraine; Izaya; Forager; Metron; Lightray; the Antagonist; President Jimmy Carter; Jezebelle
Synopsis:
Orion rescues his friends from the Stasis Sphere. DeSaad reveals Darkseid's plan. Forager, Lightray, Metron, and Jezebelle battle the Antagonist. Orion confronts Darkseid but Darkseid escapes.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from The New Gods (DC, 1971 series) #19. Originally prepared for the unpublished issue The New Gods #20.

The Case of the Fortune Cookie Fortune (Table of Contents)

Elongated Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein; Paul Levitz; Mike Gold; Ann Delary-Gold; Steve Mitchell
Pencils:
George Ruppert
Inks:
Bruce Patterson
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Clem Robins

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Sue Dibny; Homer Jethro; Steve Douglas; Ann Douglas; Benny Maxwell
Synopsis:
Elongated Man tracks down the mystery of fortune cookies with $1000 bills in them. The story turns out to involve Benny Maxwell, a famous comedian, trying to give back to his old home town.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Benny Maxwell is a pastiche of Jack Benny.

The Shark's Dark Demand (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Pencils:
Jack Abel
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Shelly Leferman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; the Shark; Hippolyta; Superman, Green Lantern, Aquaman (cameos)
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman battles the Shark.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Milgrom
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Flash; Green Lantern; Elongated Man; Deadman; New Gods; Wonder Woman; the Shark

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern; Flash; Wonder Woman; Deadman; Elongated Man; New Gods
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Dateline: Adventure Comics
  3. 2. The Crimson Comets of Fallville High
    Flash
  4. 3. Murder Haunts the Midway
    Deadman
  5. 4. The Call of the Cosmos
    Green Lantern
  6. 5. Climax of Chaos
    New Gods
  7. 6. The Case of the Fortune Cookie Fortune
    Elongated Man
  8. 7. The Shark's Dark Demand
    Wonder Woman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
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