(December 1979)

DC, 1978 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.40 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893121612
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Black Lightning / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Black Lightning
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The De-volver! (Table of Contents)

Superman; Black Lightning / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
S-3201

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Trina (introduction, death); Hugh Bryant (introduction, origin, villain)
Synopsis:
Black Lightning stops a robbery on a subway train as it travels through Suicide Slum but causes one of the robbers to inadvertently shoot and kill another passenger, Trina. This angers Trina's boyfriend, Hugh Bryant, who is also one of Jefferson Pierce's students. Hugh, actually an alien trapped on earth for millions of years, "devolves" into his true form as an energy creature. Black Lightning and Superman subdue the creature and help him finally leave the planet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Pair Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The DC Feature Page / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
F-110

Synopsis:
Readers' questions answered by "The Answer Man".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

DC Puzzle / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Word search puzzle containing characters from Action Comics.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Black Lightning
  2. 1. The De-volver!
    Superman; Black Lightning
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Pair Mail
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The DC Feature Page
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    DC Puzzle
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dan Creel
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Clayton Emery