(September 6, 1988)

DC, 1988 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Weekly with the exception of the last week of the year
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

Contains 6 stories. Substantial indexing information on this issue provided by Donald Dale Milne.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks:
Alex Toth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (cover)

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; unnamed army personnel

Indexer Notes

Cover artist listed in Action Comics Weekly 615.

Safe At Home (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Peter David
Pencils:
Richard Howell
Inks:
Arne Starr
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Helen Vesik
Editing:
Dennis O'Neil (story); Dan Raspler (assistant)
Job Number:
G-3809

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Arisia; Veronica Hawkes; Ollie; Castle [Dr. Castle] (first name given as both Roger and Max); Siphon; Runaround Sue; Lillian Hawkes; Lt. Burt Rensaleer; Mrs. Rensaleer
Synopsis:
Hal Jordan escapes from a trap and begins to hunt the criminals.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 615, continued in Action Comics Weekly 617.

Mission: Implausible (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Rick Burchett
Inks:
Rick Burchett
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Steve Haynie
Editing:
Mike Gold (story)
Job Number:
G-4062

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; Natalie Reed; Marcia Rossiter [aka. Alice Richardson]; Steve Claiborne [aka. Leslie Richardson]; Andre Blanc-Dumont; Chuck Sirianni; Weng Chan; Johannes Van Der Houten; Mr. Kustarto
Synopsis:
Blackhawk and his men take a search job from Steve Claiborne [aka. Leslie Richardson].

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 615, continued in Action Comics Weekly 617.

Battle Gear; (Fatal Distraction Chapter 2) (Table of Contents)

Wild Dog / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Max Collins
Pencils:
Terry Beatty
Inks:
John Nyberg
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Tim Harkins
Editing:
Brian Augustyn (story)
Job Number:
G-4203

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wild Dog [Jack Wheeler]; Wild Pup [Daniel Crown]; Lt. Andy Flint; Susan King; Mrs. Crown; Harry; unnamed wife of Harry
Synopsis:
Wild Pup puts together his own set of battle gear, while Wild Dog arrives in a bar to break up a domestic quarrel.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly #615, continued in Action Comics Weekly #617.

Dead Men Tell No Tales (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Stern
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Petra Scotese
Letters:
Bill Oakley
Editing:
Mike Carlin (story)
Job Number:
G-4085

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El aka. Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
Superman enlists the aid of 2 doctors to get closer to finding the source of the assassins.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 615, continued in Action Comics Weekly 617.

Counterpoint; (The Cheshire Contract Chapter 4) (Table of Contents)

Nightwing & Speedy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Chuck Patton
Inks:
Tom Poston
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman
Editing:
Barbara Kesel [Barbara Randall] (story)
Job Number:
G-3843

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Cheshire [aka. Jade]; Wen Chen Cheng; Raymond Weist (dies)
Synopsis:
Speedy and Nightwing search separately for Cheshire. Speedy is defeated by Wen Cheng and Nightwing fights Cheshire.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 615, continued in Action Comics Weekly 617.

Conclusion; (Bitter Fruit [Part 8]) (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-4041

Genre:
superhero; adventure
Characters:
Dinah Lance [aka. Bonnie Cardinal]; Doug Vallines; Barry Neiman; William B. MacDonald; Vincent Scales; Hector Librado (dies); Gary DeMott
Synopsis:
Black Canary finds Vincent Scales and convinces him to stop his efforts against Doug Vallines and the Librado family.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Concluded from Action Comics Weekly 615. Should be labeled Chapter 8 to match other chapters.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Safe At Home
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. Mission: Implausible
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. Battle Gear; (Fatal Distraction Chapter 2)
    Wild Dog
  5. 4. Dead Men Tell No Tales
    Superman
  6. 5. Counterpoint; (The Cheshire Contract Chapter 4)
    Nightwing & Speedy
  7. 6. Conclusion; (Bitter Fruit [Part 8])
    Black Canary
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