(February 1982)

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Volume:
48
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893113002
Editing:
Len Wein; Mike W. Barr (Associate Editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (Consulting Editor)
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

Indicia title "Adventure Comics Presents Dial H For Hero"


Into the Abyss ... and Out Again into Madness (Table of Contents)

Dial "H" For Hero / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Perez
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-792

Genre:
superhero

Into the Abyss (Table of Contents)

Dial "H" For Hero / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Larry Mahlstedt
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
J-7879

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Christopher King; Vicki Grant; Squid; Tempest [Vicki Grant]; The Abyss; Radarman [Christopher King]; Stuntmaster [Christopher King]; Starburst [Vicki Grant]
Synopsis:
Chris and Vicki stop the Squid but get trapped inside the villain known as The Abyss.

Indexer Notes

Chapter One

Tempest created by David Hoffman
The Squid created by Lester English
The Abyss created by Robert A. Buethe
Radarman created by Dave Elyea
Stuntmaster created by Martin Walsh
Starburst created by Heloise Doucet

The Other Side of Nowhere! (Table of Contents)

Dial "H" For Hero / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Howard Bender
Inks:
Rodin Rodriguez
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Christopher King; Vicki Grant; Stuntmaster [Christopher King]; Starburst [Vicki Grant]; The Abyss; Blackjack; Shadow Master [Christopher King]; Centaurus [Christopher King]; The Serpent; Deflecto [Christopher King]; Worm Man [Christopher King]; Spinning Jenny [Vicki Grant]; Spectro [Christopher King]; Air Master [Christopher King]; The Sting [Christopher King]; The Attacker [Christopher King]; Galaxy [Christopher King]
Synopsis:
Chris and Vicki are trapped in two different locations by The Abyss, but both dial up some new heroes until they find one that can get them home.

Indexer Notes

Chapter Two

Blackjack created by Stephen DeStefano
Shadow Master created by Stephen Berezowecki
Centaurus created by David T. Satterlee
The Serpent created by Joseph Harding
Deflecto created by Darin Hackenbrook
Worm Man created by Robbie Halvorson
Spinning Jenny created by Paul Speidel
Spectro created by Eric Mohn
Air Master created by Stephen M. Solomon
The Sting created by Kevin Flaherty
The Attacker created by Kurth K. Koss II
Galaxy created by Brett Ziegler

Marathon Madman (Table of Contents)

Flash; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]

Battle of the Abyss (Table of Contents)

Dial "H" For Hero / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Larry Mahlstedt
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Christopher King; Vicki Grant; The Squid; The Abyss; Scylla [Vicki Grant]; Topsy-Turvy [Christopher King]; Greg King; Elizabeth King; Gary King
Synopsis:
Chris and Vicki defeat The Squid and The Abyss for the final time.

Indexer Notes

Chapter Three.
Series continues in New Adventures of Superboy (1980 series) #28.

Scylla created by Bill Mimbu
Topsy-Turvy created by David Wile
King Family's new furniture created by John H. Costello Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dial "L" For Letters / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tamsyn O'Flynn
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
L-942
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Into the Abyss ... and Out Again into Madness
    Dial "H" For Hero
  2. 1. Into the Abyss
    Dial "H" For Hero
  3. 2. The Other Side of Nowhere!
    Dial "H" For Hero
  4. 3. Marathon Madman
    Flash; Hostess
  5. 4. Battle of the Abyss
    Dial "H" For Hero
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Dial "L" For Letters
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