(June 1988)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Mark Waid; Roy Thomas
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#50 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

As detailed in Back Issue #24, the framing story and Zatanna segments were originally plotted by Randy and Jean-Marc Lofficier, but the plot was significantly reworked by Robert Loren Fleming, due to concerns that the original plotters may have inserted an homage that might cause legal action. As part of these changes, the character Felix Faust was substituted for the original villain Wotan.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Zatara; Zatanna / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Tom Artis (signed)
Inks:
Doug Hazlewood (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zatara; Zatanna

A Symphony of Shadows - First Movement: Once Upon a Time... (Table of Contents)

Zatara; Zatanna / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Randy Lofficier (original co-plotter) [as Ehrich Weiss]; Jean-Marc Lofficier (original co-plotter) [as Ehrich Weiss]; Robert Fleming (revised plot & dialogue)
Pencils:
Tom Artis
Inks:
P. Craig Russell
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
G-3393

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zatanna; Dr. Mist [Nommo]; Felix Faust; Marco Polo (cameo); Christopher Columbus (cameo); Vasco da Gama (cameo); Cagliostro (cameo); Leonardo Da Vinci (cameo); Thomas Jefferson (cameo); Thomas Paine (cameo); Benjamin Franklin (cameo); Dekan Drache (cameo); Dr. Occult (cameo); Sargon the Sorcerer (cameo); Zatara
Synopsis:
The origin of Dr. Mist and his creation of the Homo Magi.
Keywords:
Eiffel Tower; World War I

Indexer Notes

Story includes material on the background of Felix Faust and Dr. Mist of the Global Guardians. According to the story, Nommo (Dr. Mist) has created the entire line of DC magicians.

Second Movement: The Length of His Sleep (Table of Contents)

Zatara; Zatanna / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Fleming; Roy Thomas (plot)
Pencils:
Grant Miehm
Inks:
Fred Fredericks
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Duncan Andrews

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Mist [Nommo]; Zatara [Giovanni Zatara]; Flamel (cameo); Cagliostro (cameo); Nostradamus (cameo); Leonardo Da Vinci (cameo); Luigi; Adolph Hitler; Top the Magic-Master (cameo); The Last Merlin (cameo); All-Star Squadron [Hawkman; Starman [Ted Knight]; Spectre; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Sargon the Sorcerer] (cameo)
Synopsis:
Dr. Mist, behind the scenes, leads Giovanni Zatara into learning real magic and becoming Zatara.
Keywords:
Spear of Destiny; World War II

Third Movement: The Coming of Zatanna (Table of Contents)

Zatara; Zatanna / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Randy Lofficier (original co-plotter) [as Ehrich Weiss]; Jean-Marc Lofficier (original co-plotter) [as Ehrich Weiss]; Robert Fleming (revised plot & dialogue)
Pencils:
Tom Artis
Inks:
P. Craig Russell
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Mist [Nommo]; Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Atom] (cameo); Global Guardians [Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Johnny Thunder; Spectre; Starman [Ted Knight]; Legionary; Wingman; Green Flame; Fluer-De-Lis; Tasmanian Devel; Seraph; Olympian; Rising Sun] (cameo); Zatanna; Zatara; Sindella; Allura; Justice League of America [Hawkman; Hawkgirl; Atom; Green Lantern; Elongated Man; Green Lantern; Green Arrow; Superman; Flash [Barry Allen]; Black Canary] (cameo); John Constantine (cameo); Dr. Occult (cameo); Sargon the Sorcerer (cameo); Deadman (cameo); Spectre (cameo); Phantom Stranger (cameo); Felix Faust; Wotan
Synopsis:
The history of Zatanna is related and then Zatanna defeats Felix Faust and frees Dr. Mist.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Secret Admirers / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Peter Sanderson; Roy Thomas
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-3126

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Charles J. Sperling, David Metz and Kevin Carhart.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Zatara; Zatanna
  2. 1. A Symphony of Shadows - First Movement: Once Upon a Time...
    Zatara; Zatanna
  3. 2. Second Movement: The Length of His Sleep
    Zatara; Zatanna
  4. 3. Third Movement: The Coming of Zatanna
    Zatara; Zatanna
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    With Johnny DC
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer