([Late Fall] 1984)

DC, 1983 Series
Price:
0 Free
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Robert Greenberger
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:
Ed Hannigan (layout); Fred Hembeck; Stephen R. Bissette; Ed Barreto; Tom Mandrake: Jim Aparo; Frank Miller; Judith Hunt; Dick Giordano; Jerry Ordway; Terry Shoemaker; Dave Gibbons; Paris Cullins; Ron Randall; Chuck Patton
Inks:
Fred Hembeck; John Totleben; Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; Tom Mandrake; Jim Aparo; Frank Miller; Murphy Anderson; Dick Giordano; Jerry Ordway; Karl Kesel; Dave Gibbons; Klaus Janson; Ron Randall; Paris Cullins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Batman; The Flash
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Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover. Cover includes redrawn versions of promotional artwork for Infinity, Inc., Ronin, Blue Devil, and V. The logo on the Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes cover has been replaced with the logo for The Legion of Super-Heroes. The Tales of the Teen Titans cover is a redrawn version of #49. The Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe cover features the logo and scribbles and does not represent any actual cover. The Amethyst cover only features the logo to the original maxi-series, and not any cover of the contemporary series. Issue released in late fall of 1984 possibly with January 1985 cover-dated issues (based on reference in Spanner's Galaxy sequence).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
The Vice President-Executive Editor of the DC comics line discusses their major upcoming projects.

[It Is As If He Had Been Asleep for an Eternity...] (Table of Contents)

Saga of Swamp Thing / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Swamp Thing; Demon; Jason Blood; Jason Woodrue; Anton Arcane; Matt Cable; Abigail Cable
Synopsis:
A moddy expression of Swamp Thing's journey of self-realization.

[On the Edge of the Universe, an Evil Grows] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Judith Hunt
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Promotional material on mini-series.

This Woman Has a Mission! (Table of Contents)

Conqueror of the Barren Earth / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Randall
Inks:
Ron Randall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction

Indexer Notes

Promotional art for mini-series.

The Hunger Dogs! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero

Indexer Notes

Promotional material on DC Graphic Novel #4 [The Hunger Dogs].

The Secret Is Out! (Table of Contents)

America vs. the Justice Society / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [of Earth II]; Superman [Kal-L]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Trevor]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]
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Indexer Notes

Promotional material for the mini-series.

There've Been Some Changes Made in Green Lantern (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dave Gibbons; Gil Kane
Inks:
Dave Gibbons; Gil Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bruce Gordon; Tom Kalmaku; Carl Ferris; Carol Ferris; Clay Kendall; April O'Rourke; Hal Jordan; Richard Davis; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; The Guardians of Oa; The Shark; Eclipso; Sinestro; Javelin; The Predator; The Image; Arkkis Chummuck; Tomar-re; Arisia; Katma Tui; Ch'p; Xax

Indexer Notes

Promotional information on Green Lantern. The Image never did appear in the Green Lantern series. Includes reproduction of cover to Green Lantern Annual (1985 series) #1.

Who's Who (Table of Contents)

Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chuck Patton; Steve Bissette; Gil Kane; Ernie Colon; Curt Swan
Inks:
Dick Giordano; John Totleben; Gil Kane; Ernie Colon; Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Arcane; Animal Man; Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld; Atomic Skull

Indexer Notes

Promtional material on the limited series.

[Castling] (Table of Contents)

Spanner's Galaxy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Nicola Cuti
Pencils:
Tom Mandrake
Inks:
Tom Mandrake
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Polaris Spanner; Gadj
Synopsis:
After being spotted Polaris Spanner and Gadj castle right into more trouble.

Indexer Notes

2 edited pages from the mini-series.

The DC Universe Will Never Be the Same! (Table of Contents)

Crisis on Infinite Earths / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Monitor
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Indexer Notes

A promotional piece for the mini-series, with a different logo and slightly different title, DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths.

What's in Store for: Atari Force (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Baron
Pencils:
Ed Barreto
Inks:
Ricardo Villagran
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hukka; Babe; Pakrat; Taz; Morphea; Dart; Blackjak; Martin Champion
Reprints:
  • from Atari Force (DC, 1984 series) #? [a few panels]

Indexer Notes

Mike Baron discusses the direction he plans to take the series.

A Batman and the Outsiders Primer (Table of Contents)

Batman and the Outsiders / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike W. Barr
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Jim Aparo

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Halo; Black Lightning; Metamorpho; Katana; Geo-Force; Batman
Synopsis:
An introduction to the characters in the series done in the style of an alphabet primer.
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...And What Happened in Between? (Table of Contents)

Superman: The Secret Years / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris; Lex Luthor; Perry White
Synopsis:
A series of scenes of events between Superman's leaving Smallville and starting to work at the Daily Planet as Clark Kent.

The Magic Has Returned... (Table of Contents)

Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ric Estrada
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Amethyst [Amy Winston]; Marian Winston; Herb Winston; Princess Emerald; Citrina; Prince Topaz; Lady Turquoise

Indexer Notes

Promotional piece about how Amy Winston was drawn back into the world of Amethyst. Todd Klein credit for lettering from his website (kleinletters.com).

Meet The Furies! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ernie Colon
Inks:
Gary Martin
Colors:
?
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Devil; The Furies; Norm Paxton; Gopher Bloomberg; Marla Bloom; Sharon Scott; Wayne Tarrant

Indexer Notes

Promotional pin-up of Blue Devil encountering The Furies. Todd Klein credit for lettering from his website (kleinletters.com).

When It Comes to Super-Teams... (Table of Contents)

World's Finest Comics / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lilanne Stern; Sonik; Superman; Batman; The Network
Synopsis:
Lilanne Stern tells the reader about the new hero Sonik, her new club, and the villain group The Network.

Join the Party Twice Each Month! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes & The New Teen Titans / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Jurgens
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Jericho; Lilith; Star Boy; Ultra Boy; Raven; White Witch; Blok; Wonder Girl; Cyborg; Phantom Girl; Sun Boy; Starfire; Dream Girl; Nightwing

Indexer Notes

A promotional piece showing the two teams enjoying a picnic.

Here's a Riddle... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Ordway; Gene Colan; Chuck Patton; Carmine Infantino; Joe Kubert
Inks:
Jerry Ordway; Bob Smith?; Mike DeCarlo; Murphy Anderson?; Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Adam Strange; The Viking Prince; B'wana Beast; Congorilla; Aquaman; Hawkman; Hawkwoman; The Batman; Wonder Woman
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Indexer Notes

Promtional piece using the entire cover to DC Challenge #1 and smaller portraits of some of the individual characters. I am unable to identify the sources for the small portraits and all their art teams.

And Now...A Few Words About a Very Special Lady (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters:
Jonni Thunder [a.k.a. Thunderbolt]

Indexer Notes

Promotional profile page with large text feature. Second page on inside back cover.

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
  3. 2. [It Is As If He Had Been Asleep for an Eternity...]
    Saga of Swamp Thing
  4. 3. [On the Edge of the Universe, an Evil Grows]
    Robotech Defenders
  5. 4. This Woman Has a Mission!
    Conqueror of the Barren Earth
  6. 5. The Hunger Dogs!
    The New Gods
  7. 6. The Secret Is Out!
    America vs. the Justice Society
  8. 7. There've Been Some Changes Made in Green Lantern
    Green Lantern
  9. 8. Who's Who
    Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe
  10. 9. [Castling]
    Spanner's Galaxy
  11. 10. The DC Universe Will Never Be the Same!
    Crisis on Infinite Earths
  12. 11. What's in Store for: Atari Force
    Atari Force
  13. 12. A Batman and the Outsiders Primer
    Batman and the Outsiders
  14. 13. ...And What Happened in Between?
    Superman: The Secret Years
  15. 14. The Magic Has Returned...
    Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld
  16. 15. Meet The Furies!
    Blue Devil
  17. 16. When It Comes to Super-Teams...
    World's Finest Comics
  18. 17. Join the Party Twice Each Month!
    Legion of Super-Heroes & The New Teen Titans
  19. 18. Here's a Riddle...
    DC Challenge
  20. 19. And Now...A Few Words About a Very Special Lady
    Jonni Thunder
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