(August 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Power of the Atom; Red Tornado; Mr America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Wilson; Mike Carlin (layouts)
Inks:
Keith Wilson
Colors:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Martian Manhunter; Batman; Mr. America; Red Tornado [Ma Hunkel]

The Secret Origin of the Atom (Table of Contents)

Atom / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Stern
Pencils:
Dwayne Turner
Inks:
Keith Wilson
Colors:
Nansi Hoolahan
Letters:
Todd Klein
Job Number:
G-3592

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Laethwen; Eddie Thayer; Ted Ralston; Voss; Jean Loring; Chronos (cameo); Justice League of America [Hawkman; Aquaman; Batman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter] (cameo)
Synopsis:
Ray Palmer relates his origin to Laethwen and Voss.

Indexer Notes

This serves as the bridge from the Sword of the Atom series and leads directly into the Power of the Atom book. Recap of Atom's history.

Kind of the Secret Origin of the Red Tornado (Table of Contents)

Red Tornado / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Sheldon Mayer
Job Number:
G-3978

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Red Tornado [Ma Hunkel]; Scribbly
Synopsis:
Ma Hunkel takes out two thugs.

The Secret Origin of Mr America, Alias The Americommando (Table of Contents)

Mr America / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Mike Harris
Inks:
Mike Harris
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
David Cody Weiss
Job Number:
G-3618

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. America / Americommando [Tex Thompson]; N.Y. Special Prosecutor Maloney; Fatman [Bob Daley]; Mr. Pringle; President Roosevelt; Tarantula (cameo); Johnny Quick (cameo); Liberty Belle (cameo); Firebrand (cameo); Flight Sergeant Luffkin
Synopsis:
Tex Thompson becomes Mr. America. When World War II breaks out he is asked by the government to become a spy deep inside Germany and he adopts the new identity Americommando.

Indexer Notes

Recap of original adventures.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Peter Sanderson; Roy Thomas
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-3228

Indexer Notes

No letters in this column, just background information on the characters featured in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Power of the Atom; Red Tornado; Mr America
  2. 1. The Secret Origin of the Atom
    Atom
  3. 2. Kind of the Secret Origin of the Red Tornado
    Red Tornado
  4. 3. The Secret Origin of Mr America, Alias The Americommando
    Mr America
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mark Waid
  • Per Sandell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer