(November 1982)

DC, 1981 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1982
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893111311
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Of Fire and the Fiend! (Table of Contents)

Arak / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alfredo Alcala (signed)
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-152

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Arak

The Slayer from the Wine-Dark Sea! (Table of Contents)

Arak / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Adrian Gonzales
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala (embellisher)
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Alfredo Alcala

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Arak; Satyricus
Synopsis:
Something is stalking the streets of Thessalonika, killing anyone caught outside at night. In this panicky environment, someone as different as Arak is bound to attract unwanted attention. During a brawl with Byzantine soldiers, Arak is rendered unconscious and left outside for the invisible Stalker. But, he's rescued by a barmaid and her father, who reveal that they (through magical means) are the cause of the Stalker's existence; they plan to use it to drive the Byzantines from their city. However, when the Stalker (actually a hydra) attacks Satyricus, Arak manages to destroy it with fire.

Fate Is the Killer (Table of Contents)

Masters of the Universe / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Dave Hunt
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Dave Manak

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Zodac; He-Man [Prince Adam]; Man-at-Arms; Teela; Battle Cat [Cringer]; Sorceress; Skeletor; Mer-Man; Beast-Man; Superman
Synopsis:
Skeletor and his allies attack Eternia, and He-Man enlists Superman to ward them off.
Keywords:
Castle Grayskull; Eternia

Indexer Notes

Introductory page and 14 pages of story.

Insert between pages 12 and 13 of first story.

["Dear Roy, Ernie, and Alfredo: ARAK #11 revealed..."] (Table of Contents)

Scroll Call / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-1131

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers John Schuch, Mike Christiansen, Richard Pachter, and C. Fairn Kennedy.

Thomas explains the changes in the art team.

Second half of second page contains a DC Coming Comics promotional advertisement.

Ceremonies -- and Sacrifices! (Table of Contents)

Valda the Iron Maiden / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas
Pencils:
Trevor von Eeden
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Alfredo Alcala

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Iron Maiden [Valda]; Chelchak; Kagan
Synopsis:
During the war campaign against the Avars, Valda is captured and held prisoner by the Avars' head magician, Chelchak. He confesses that he has fallen in love with her, but the Avar leader demands that she be sacrificed to his prized carnivorous stallions. Chelchak refuses and displays his magical prowess by shape-shifting into a stallion, urging Valda to ride him to safety. After escaping, Chelchak asks Valda to forgive him, but she doesn't know why until she returns to her own camp. The previous night, a magical cloud had descended upon the camp, killing all the horses. The campaign is over.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Of Fire and the Fiend!
    Arak
  2. 1. The Slayer from the Wine-Dark Sea!
    Arak
  3. 2. Fate Is the Killer
    Masters of the Universe
  4. 3. ["Dear Roy, Ernie, and Alfredo: ARAK #11 revealed..."]
    Scroll Call
  5. 4. Ceremonies -- and Sacrifices!
    Valda the Iron Maiden
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