(September 1982)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Carl Gafford; Dick Giordano
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

This issue has variants.

First digest-sized issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shazam!; Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Giffen (signed)
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal (signed)
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
C-946

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mary Marvel; Captain Marvel, Jr.; Ibac; Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Boy [later Lightning Lad]]

Indexer Notes

Lettering and coloring credits from Carl Gafford in a December 2010 e-mail.

The Confederation of Hell (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Don Newton
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Phil Felix [as Philip Felix]
Editing:
Dave Manak
Job Number:
J-8279

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mary Marvel; Captain Marvel Jr.; Kid Eternity; Mr. Keeper; Satan; Ibac; Sabbac; Master Man; Darkling; Zeus; Set (cameo); Ahriman (cameo); Cernobog (cameo); Tezcatlipoca (cameo)

The Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]; Jonathan Kent (cameo)
Synopsis:
Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely intitiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the first appearance of the Legion. Lightning Lad is called Lightning Boy in this story. There are several other unidentified Legionnaires in the story. The Legionnaires are not yet in their classic costumes in this story.

Sorcerers of the Sea (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
Bob LeRose
Letters:
Jim Aparo (?)
Editing:
Dick Giordano (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Mera; Aqualad; Aquagirl; Aquababy [Arthur Curry, Jr.]; Vulko
Synopsis:
Mera vanishes abruptly and Aquaman begins a quest to find her.
Reprints:

[The Canary and the Cat! (Part One)] (Table of Contents)

Black Canary / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks:
Alex Toth (signed)
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Alex Toth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (image); Bertha Kane (villain, President of the Women's Resistence League); Timothy (villain)
Synopsis:
Lonely because Green Arrow is off on another case, Dinah decides to seek out employment as a judo instructor....in the guise of Black Canary. She gets the job, unaware that the woman hiring her is in league with the students in her class for some unknown caper.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title taken from this story's appearance in Black Canary Archives (DC, 2001).

The Man Who Couldn't Sleep (Table of Contents)

Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
Nansi Hoolahan
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Felix Black; Nick Parks
Synopsis:
Tormented by insomnia, Felix Black turns to a life of crime.
Reprints:

Prisoner of the Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]; Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent
Synopsis:
The Legion returns to 20th Century to discredit Superboy and exile him from Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the second appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

War That Shook the Universe! (Table of Contents)

Spectre / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spectre; Jim Corrigan; Azmodus; Stefan Miklos; Millicent Olcott; Paul Nevers
Synopsis:
The Spectre confronts the evil Azmodus, who has taken over the body of Paul Nevers.
Reprints:

The Story Behind the Story (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Levitz provides commentary on the two Legion stories reprinted in this issue.

100 Pages of Non-Stop Action and Suspense! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen ?
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Boy]; Spectre; Black Canary; Sandman; Aquaman

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shazam!; Superboy
  2. 1. The Confederation of Hell
    Shazam!
  3. 2. The Legion of Super-Heroes
    Superboy
  4. 3. Sorcerers of the Sea
    Aquaman
  5. 4. [The Canary and the Cat! (Part One)]
    Black Canary
  6. 5. The Man Who Couldn't Sleep
    Sandman
  7. 6. Prisoner of the Super-Heroes!
    Superboy
  8. 7. War That Shook the Universe!
    Spectre
  9. 8. The Story Behind the Story
  10. 9. 100 Pages of Non-Stop Action and Suspense!
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