(May 24, 1988)

DC, 1988 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
weekly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Mike Gold (series); Brian Augustyn (associate)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

No cover date: contains a coupon which expires 4/10/88, and advertises comics on sale in March. Cover date backed off later issues. Contains 6 stories. Also contains a text article on the creation of Action Comics Weekly. No letter column. Substantial indexing information on this issue provided by Donald Dale Milne.


[none] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Green Lantern; Deadman; Wild Dog; Blackhawk; The Secret Six / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Inks:
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (cover)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El aka. Clark Kent]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Wild Dog [Jack Wheeler]; Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; second Secret Six [Tony Mantegna; Vic Sommers; Mitch Hoberman; Luke McKendrick; Ladonna Jameal; Dr. Maria Verdugo]

...And The Pain Shall Leave My Heart (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
James Owsley [Christopher Priest]
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman
Editing:
Denny O'Neil (story)
Job Number:
G-3857

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Star Sapphire [Carol Ferris]; Katma Tui (dies); John Stewart; Arisia
Synopsis:
Star Sapphire has gone mad after the loss of her Zamarons and kills Katma Tui when she comes looking for Hal Jordan.

Indexer Notes

Continued in Action Comics Weekly 602.

Moral Stand Chapter One: Point Of Order (Table of Contents)

Wild Dog / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Max Collins (co-creator)
Pencils:
Terry Beatty (co-creator)
Inks:
John Nyberg
Colors:
Michele Wolfman
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Mike Gold (story)
Job Number:
G-3667

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wild Dog [Jack Wheeler]; Lt. Andy Flint; Detective Calloway; Captain Lange; Susan King; Len; Committee for Social Change (some die)
Synopsis:
The Committee For Social Change takes over a Davenport City Council meeting and Wild Dog charges in, killing several members of the group and freeing the hostages.

Indexer Notes

Continued in Action Comics Weekly 602.

Listening To The Mockingbird (Table of Contents)

The Secret Six / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Dan Spiegle
Inks:
Dan Spiegle
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Carrie Spiegle
Editing:
Dick Giordano (story)
Job Number:
G-3641

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mockingbird [August Durant]; original Secret Six [King Savage; Lili Deneuve; Kit Langman; Carlo DiRienzi; Tiger Force]; second Secret Six [Tony Mantegna (introduction); Vic Sommers (introduction); Mitch Hoberman (introduction); Luke McKendrick (introduction); Ladonna Jameal (introduction); Dr. Maria Verdugo (introduction)] (introduction); Rafael DiRienzi (introduction); Gus (introduction)
Synopsis:
Mockingbird calls his 5-year reunion of the Secret Six, at the same time calling together a new group of recruits.

Indexer Notes

Continued in Action Comics Weekly 602. Origin & 1st appearance of the second Secret Six.

Faster Than A Speeding Bullet! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Stern
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Beatty
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Bill Oakley
Editing:
Mike Carlin (story)
Job Number:
G-3699

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El aka. Clark Kent]; Bob Galt (introduction); Charles Culpepper (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
Superman saves Bob Galt from an assasination.

Indexer Notes

Continued in Action Comics Weekly 602.

The Section Chief (Table of Contents)

Deadman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Baron
Pencils:
Dan Jurgens
Inks:
Tony DeZuniga
Colors:
Liz Berube
Letters:
Steve Haynie
Editing:
Barbara Randall [Barbara Kesel] (story)
Job Number:
G-3668

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Major Grace Kasaba (introduction); Professor Fulgencio Flores (introduction)
Synopsis:
Deadman thwarts a C.I.A. drugs-for-guns run but discovers that the C.I.A. section chief can see him.

Indexer Notes

Continued in Action Comics Weekly 602. Should be labeled Chapter 1 to match later chapters.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Action Comics Weekly / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Gold
Letters:
Typeset
Editing:
Mike Gold (story)
Job Number:
L-3185

Indexer Notes

Article discusses the creation of Action Comics Weekly and future contents. No letters.

Another Fine War (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Grell
Pencils:
Rick Burchett
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Steve Haynie
Editing:
Mike Gold (story)
Job Number:
G-3812

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; Cynthia Hastings (introduction); Mr. Zalecki (introduction)
Synopsis:
Blackhawk is attacked by a Mr. Zalecki he may owe money to, while Cynthia Hastings is looking for him.

Indexer Notes

Continued in Action Comics Weekly 602.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [none]
    Superman; Green Lantern; Deadman; Wild Dog; Blackhawk; The Secret Six
  2. 1. ...And The Pain Shall Leave My Heart
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. Moral Stand Chapter One: Point Of Order
    Wild Dog
  4. 3. Listening To The Mockingbird
    The Secret Six
  5. 4. Faster Than A Speeding Bullet!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Section Chief
    Deadman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Action Comics Weekly
  8. 7. Another Fine War
    Blackhawk
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
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  • Donald Dale Milne