(September 1984)

DC, 1983 Series
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0 Free
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Mike Flynn
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Giffen; Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; Ross Andru; Dan Jurgens; George Perez; Tod Smith; Paris Cullins; Dan Day; Gene Colan; Jerry Ordway; Frank Miller; Chuck Patton; Alex Nino
Inks:
Larry Mahlstedt; Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; Rick Magyar; Mike DeCarlo; George Perez; Romeo Tanghal; Paris Cullins; Dick Giordano; Klaus Janson; Jerry Ordway; Jim Aparo; Alex Nino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense; science fiction; superhero; teen
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Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover is composite of contemporary covers from various DC series.

[One evening...in the Editorial Offices of a Great Metropolitan Newspaper...] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Hembeck
Pencils:
Fred Hembeck
Inks:
Fred Hembeck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Clark Kent
Synopsis:
Jimmy tells Perry that there is a problem inserting the DC Sampler into the next edition of The Daily Planet.

Indexer Notes

On inside front and back covers. Credits confirmed with Fred Hembeck via email.

[I Want You to Read Atari Force] (Table of Contents)

Atari Force / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
The Dark Destroyer; Hukka; Pakrat; Dart; Tempest; Martin Champion; Babe; Morphea; Blackjak
Synopsis:
Pakrat introduces the cast of Atari Force.

[Twice Each Month! Twice the Thrills!] (Table of Contents)

New Teen Titans / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Perez
Inks:
George Perez
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Azar; Arella; Trigon; Jericho; Wonder Girl; Raven; Lilith; Changeling; Nightwing; Cyborg; Starfire; The Omega Men [Tigorr, Ryand'r]; Blackfire; Brother Blood; Maude Stone; Tucker Stone; Aqualad; Aquagirl; member of The H.I.V.E.; Jillian Jackson; Magenta; Wally West; Sarah Simms; Mento; Robotman [Cliff Steele]; Adeline Wilson; Doctor Light; Terry Long; The Brotherhood of Evil [Houngan; Monsieur Mallah; Phobia; Plasmus; Warp]

Indexer Notes

Collages to promote the planned events in the two Teen Titans titles. The Doctor Light in that illustration is a female African-American character never again seen.

[Enter the Lost World of... The Warlord] (Table of Contents)

Warlord / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Jurgens
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Warlord [Travis Morgan]; Shakira; Krystovar; Tara; Joshua; Scarhart; Ashir; Jennifer Morgan; Machiste; Mongo Iron Hand; Rostov

When the Law Is Not Enough! (Table of Contents)

Vigilante / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Ross Andru
Colors:
?
Letters:
Todd Klein (see note)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vigilante [Adrian Chase]; The Electrocutioner
Synopsis:
Vigilante evades the pursuit of a helicopter and an ambush by the Electrocutioner.

Indexer Notes

Other than an opening caption, this is a wordless story. Todd Klein credit for lettering from his website (kleinletters.com).

[Warriors! Exiles! Patriots!] (Table of Contents)

Omega Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tod Smith
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Primus; Broot; Nimbus; Kalista; Tigorr

Indexer Notes

Separate panels demonstrating the abilities of each of the characters.

[This is...Jemm, Son of Saturn] (Table of Contents)

Jemm, Son of Saturn / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Potter
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Luther Mannkin; Jemm, Son of Saturn
Synopsis:
Luther Mannkin meets the alien Jemm.
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[Riddle: What Has...] (Table of Contents)

Infinity, Inc. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Ordway
Inks:
Mike Machlan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jade; Silver Scarab; Northwind; Solomon Grundy; Nuklun; Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Fury [Lyta Trevor]; Star-Spangled Kid; Obsidian; Power Girl; Brainwave, Jr.; Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Trevor]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Johnny Thunder; Starman [Ted Knight]; Wildcat; Power Girl; Star-Spangled Kid; The Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson of Earth-2]]
Reprints:
  • from Infinity, Inc. (DC, 1984 series) #? [panels from the first few issues]

Indexer Notes

Separate panels featuring demonstrations of the various members' powers.

[This Is the Place] (Table of Contents)

The Saga of the Swamp Thing / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore?
Pencils:
Stephen Bissette
Inks:
John Totleben
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters:
Swamp Thing (in silhouette)

Indexer Notes

A column of text accompanying a swamp scene.

[The World's Greatest Super-Heroes] (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chuck Patton
Inks:
Tom Mandrake
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Wonder Woman; The Batman; The Atom; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Martian Manhunter; Zatanna; Commander Steel; Gypsy; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Vixen; Elnogated Man; Vibe

Indexer Notes

Simple poses of a version of the early JLA and the team introduced in Justice League of America Annual #2.

[If You Don't Know Who These People Are...] (Table of Contents)

Batman and the Outsiders / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Aparo

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Geo-Force; Halo; Metamorpho; Katana; Black Lightning; The Master of Disaster
Synopsis:
An omniscient narrator introduces the characters, reviews their past adventures, and previews their future ones.

[She Has Seven Seconds to Save a World] (Table of Contents)

Thriller / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Nino
Inks:
Alex Nino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Angelina Thriller; Tony "Salvo" Salvotini; Janet "Jet" Valentine; Beaker Parish; Freddie "Data" Martin; Crackerjack; Robert "Proxy" Furrillo; Daniel Grove

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the concept and characters of Thriller.

[The Enterprise Vs. Klingon Warbirds] (Table of Contents)

Star Trek / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Sutton
Inks:
Ricardo Villagran
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
James T. Kirk; Spock; Montgomery Scott; Saavik; Leonard McCoy; Hikaru Sulu; Pavel Chekov; Uhura

Indexer Notes

Various scenes from the series and portraits of the main characters.

[Why Is This Blue Man Smiling?] (Table of Contents)

Blue Devil / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paris Cullins
Inks:
Gary Martin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Devil; The Trickster [James Jesse]; Nebiros; Marla Bloom; Sharon Scott; Eddie "Gopher" Bloomberg; Wayne Tarrant; Norman Paxton; Shockwave

Indexer Notes

Several scenes of Blue Devil and his supporting cast in action.

[A Reign of Evil Has Ended and the Gemworld Is at Peace...] (Table of Contents)

Amethyst / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ernie Colon?
Inks:
Ernie Colon?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Amethyst [Amy Winston]; Lord Garnet; Sardonyx; Citrina; Prince Topaz; Lady Emerald; Rita Bekman; Carnelian; Marian Winston; Herb Winston;

Indexer Notes

Promotes the relaunch of the Amethyst series after the initial mini-series.

[Once Upon a Time That Hasn't Happened Yet...] (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Larry Mahlstedt?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Ultra Boy; Bouncing Boy; Dream Girl; Mon-El; Blok; Element Lad; Wildfire; Dawnstar; Sun Boy; Timber Wolf; Brainiac 5; Darkseid; Dr. Gym'll
Synopsis:
Dr. Gym'll tells some youthful aliens about the Legion, fairy-tale style.

[Q. What Do You Get in the DC Digests?] (Table of Contents)

The Best of DC / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Engel (funny animals scene); ?
Inks:
Jim Engel (funny animals scene); ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero; teen
Characters:
Peter Panda; Doodles Duck; Peter Porkchops; Minus; Dodo; Dizzy Dog; Fenimore Frog; Spot [Stanley's Monster]; Scooter; Sylvester; Superman
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Indexer Notes

Simple scene featuring Superman, Scooter, and a train full of funny animals.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [One evening...in the Editorial Offices of a Great Metropolitan Newspaper...]
  3. 2. [I Want You to Read Atari Force]
    Atari Force
  4. 3. [Twice Each Month! Twice the Thrills!]
    New Teen Titans
  5. 4. [Enter the Lost World of... The Warlord]
    Warlord
  6. 5. When the Law Is Not Enough!
    Vigilante
  7. 6. [Warriors! Exiles! Patriots!]
    Omega Men
  8. 7. [This is...Jemm, Son of Saturn]
    Jemm, Son of Saturn
  9. 8. [Riddle: What Has...]
    Infinity, Inc.
  10. 9. [This Is the Place]
    The Saga of the Swamp Thing
  11. 10. [The World's Greatest Super-Heroes]
    Justice League of America
  12. 11. [If You Don't Know Who These People Are...]
    Batman and the Outsiders
  13. 12. [She Has Seven Seconds to Save a World]
    Thriller
  14. 13. [The Enterprise Vs. Klingon Warbirds]
    Star Trek
  15. 14. [Why Is This Blue Man Smiling?]
    Blue Devil
  16. 15. [A Reign of Evil Has Ended and the Gemworld Is at Peace...]
    Amethyst
  17. 16. [Once Upon a Time That Hasn't Happened Yet...]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  18. 17. [Q. What Do You Get in the DC Digests?]
    The Best of DC
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