([July 19, 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; cover date backed off later issues.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Canary / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks:
Brian Bolland (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (cover)

Genre:
superhero; adventure
Characters:
Black Canary [Dinah Lance]

Bitter Fruit, Part 1 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Sharon Wright
Pencils:
Randy DuBurke
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Steve Haynie
Editing:
Mike Gold (story)
Job Number:
G-3853

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Dinah Lance; Oliver Queen; Hector Librado; Luis Librado; Rita Librado; William B. MacDonald; Jake
Synopsis:
Problems for an acquaintance of Dinah Lance involve crop dusting and immigration. Dinah burns the Black Canary costume with the large black collar. She no longer has the Canary Cry at this point in her life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued in Action Comics Weekly 610.

Chapter Nine: Faux Pas (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 (story)
Job Number:
G-3780

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Yakin; Stan Kriptman; Lynn Smyth; President Ronald Reagan; Nancy Reagan; Mikhail Gorbachev; Raisa Gorbachev
Synopsis:
Deadman and Yakin battle in the bodies of President Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, and their wives.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 608, continued in Action Comics Weekly 610.

Canned in Boston (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-3652

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Secret Six [Tony Mantegna; Vic Sommers; Mitch Hoberman; Luke McKendrick; Ladonna Jameal; Dr. Maria Verdugo]; Hank Byner; Rafael di Rienzi; Melanie Sommers; Gary (Melanie Sommers husband); Phyllis (photographer working with Hank Byner)
Synopsis:
Vic Sommers ends his previous life when he fights with his ex-wife's husband, Rafael di Rienzi is kidnapped by Mockingbird, and the Secret Six begins its 2nd assignment.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 608, continued in Action Comics Weekly 610.

And There Will Be a Sign! (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-3939

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Bob Galt
Synopsis:
Clark Kent questions Bob Galt for information on his attackers.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 608, continued in Action Comics Weekly 610.

Moral Stand, Chapter Nine: Red Pencil (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Max Collins
Pencils:
Terry Beatty
Inks:
John Nyberg
Colors:
Michele Wolfman
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Mike Gold (story)
Job Number:
G-4086

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wild Dog [Jack Wheeler]; Lt. Andy Flint; B. Lyle Layman; members of Legion of Morality (some die); Helen Scournt; Ted Scournt (dies)
Synopsis:
Wild Dog captures B. Lyle Layman and thwarts his final terrorist act.

Indexer Notes

Concluded from Action Comics Weekly 608.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Action Comics Weekly / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Gold
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters column has editor replies and fan letters from current creators back before they were famous contained in the DC archives. They are from: Roy Thomas (from Flash #116, Nov. 1960); Mark Evanier (from Superman #195, April 1967); Joe Staton (from Justice League of America #9, Feb. 1962); Bob Rozakis (from Batman #168, Dec 1964); E. Nelson Bridwell (from Green Lantern #10, Jan 1962).

There is also a small write-up on what these people have done since their letter writing days.

["Someone will live, someone will die. You decide."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Cutting Remarks (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Peter David
Pencils:
Tod Smith
Inks:
Danny Bulanadi
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Denny O'Neil (story)
Job Number:
G-3748

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Arisia; Oprah Winfrey; Dr. Stephanie Cole; Morris Levine (controlled by Mind Games); Joan Hough; Joey Hough (dies)
Synopsis:
Hal Jordan tries to explain his fearlessness on Oprah while the first victim of a mind ray goes on a killing rampage.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 608, continued in Action Comics Weekly 610.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Canary
  2. 1. Bitter Fruit, Part 1
    Black Canary
  3. 2. Chapter Nine: Faux Pas
    Deadman
  4. 3. Canned in Boston
    The Secret Six
  5. 4. And There Will Be a Sign!
    Superman
  6. 5. Moral Stand, Chapter Nine: Red Pencil
    Wild Dog
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Action Comics Weekly
  8. 7. ["Someone will live, someone will die. You decide."]
    Batman
  9. 8. Cutting Remarks
    Green Lantern
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  • Gregory Fischer
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