(June 2003)

DC, 2003 Series
 
Price:
6.95 USD; 11.50 CAD
Pages:
84
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Barcode:
76194123677300111
Editing:
Julie Schwartz (original); Mort Weisinger (original); Jack Schiff (original); Bob Greenberger (replica edition)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; Glossy cardstock cover
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Eclipso [Bruce Gordon]; Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkwoman [Shayera Hol]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Blackhawk; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Supeman-Batman Team!" (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl [Kara] (cameo, flashback); Nightwing [Dick Grayson, (cameo, flashback); Flamebird [Jimmy Olsen] (cameo, flashback); Jimmy and Robin's Eyrie (introduction); Titano (villain, flashback); Dr. Carl Liden (physicist); un-named criminals (villains)
Synopsis:
A mad scientist's Future Predictor, after accurately predicting several incidents, alarms Batman and Superman when it says that Robin and Jimmy will soon die. Jimmy and Robin then perpetrate an elaborate hoax against Superman and Batman because of a threat the pair have uncovered by several masterful criminals who have stolen a device called the De-Visor, rendering them invisible.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batcave; Batplane; belt radios; Daily Planet; De-Visor; Eyrie; Flying Newsroom; Future Predictor; Gotham City; Kandor; Metropolis; Stone Island; Virus X

Origin of the Blackhawks (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Chuck Cuidera
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; aviation; war
Characters:
Blackhawk; Hendrickson; Stanislaus; Andre; Chop-Chop; Chuck; Olaf
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin re-told in text with small head illustrations of the Blackhawks.

Meet Kid Flash (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (introduction, Iris' nephew, origin); Iris West
Synopsis:
Wally West visits his Aunt Iris and meets the Flash, but during the meeting a freak accident with chemicals in Barry's lab gives Wally super speed, and he becomes Kid Flash. His first adventure centers around some escaped animals from the zoo.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Central City

Eclipso, The Genius Who Fought Himself (Table of Contents)

Eclipso / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks:
Lee Elias (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman ?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Eclipso [Bruce Gordon] (villain, introduction, origin); Mona Bennett; Professor Simon Bennett (Mona's father); Mophir (villain, flashback)
Synopsis:
Bruce Gordon becomes Eclipso for the first time, destroying Solar City, and with the help of Professor Bennett, discovers explains how he was transformed into Eclipso during a solar eclipse.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Black Diamond; Solar City

The Origin of Green Lantern's Oath! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Carol Ferris; Mr. Burbank (banker); Mr. Davis (jet mechanic); Hank (villain, safe-cracker)
Synopsis:
When Pieface asks G.L. about the oath he speaks when charging his ring, Green Lantern tells Pieface the story of his first three cases, on which his oath is based.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Coast City; Coast City Bank; Ferris Aircraft Company; Late News; oath; power ring; San Sierro; Sierro Hills; Super-Magnesium Bomb

Indexer Notes

Most of the story is told in flashback form.

Creature of a Thousand Shapes! (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 24.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kawkman [Katar Hol] (introduction, interplanetary Policeman, origin); Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol] (introduction, Katar's wife, interplanetary Policewoman, origin); Commissioner George Emmett (introduction); Mavis Trent (introduction); Joe Tracy (introduction); Krotan (introduction, scientist, death, flashback); Byth (villain, introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
Katar and his wife Shayera, Police officers from the Planet Thanagar, come to Earth in pursuit of a shape-shifting criminal from their world. Police Commissioner Emmett helps them to establish secret identities, and, after they have succeeded in their mission, helps convince them to stay on Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Evening Clarion; Midway City; Polaris; Thanagar

Indexer Notes

Introduction and origin of Hawkman and Hawkgirl (revival), told in four parts.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Supeman-Batman Team!"
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  3. 2. Origin of the Blackhawks
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. Meet Kid Flash
    The Flash
  5. 4. Eclipso, The Genius Who Fought Himself
    Eclipso
  6. 5. The Origin of Green Lantern's Oath!
    Green Lantern
  7. 6. Creature of a Thousand Shapes!
    Hawkman
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
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