(October 4, 1988)

DC, 1988 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
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]
Barcode:
?
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.


The Mission Falls Apart! (Table of Contents)

The Secret Six / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mary Wilshire (signed)
Inks:
Mary Wilshire (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (cover)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
second Secret Six [Tony Mantegna; Mitch Hoberman; Vic Sommers; Luke McKendrick; Ladonna Jameal; Dr. Maria Verdugo]

Indexer Notes

Cover artist listed in Action Comics Weekly 619.

Last Gasp! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Peter David; Richard Howell (co-plotter)
Pencils:
Richard Howell
Inks:
Arne Starr
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman
Editing:
Dennis O'Neil (story); Dan Raspler (assistant)
Job Number:
G-4089

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Arisia; Castle [Dr. Castle] (first name given as both Roger and Max); Siphon; Runaround Sue; Lillian Hawkes; Stasis; Incinderella; Veronica Hawkes; Lt. Burt Rensaleer
Synopsis:
Hal Jordan defeats the Freak Show but the leader is free, and Arisia leaves him.

Indexer Notes

Concluded from Action Comics Weekly 619. There is a large gap in time between this story and the next Green Lantern story in the next issue: his involvement in Invasion could fit here.

Tailed!; (Fatal Distraction Chapter 6) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Max Collins
Pencils:
Dick Rockwell; Terry Beatty (layouts)
Inks:
John Nyberg
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Tim Harkins
Editing:
Brian Augustyn (story)
Job Number:
G-4221

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wild Dog [Jack Wheeler]; Susan King; Wild Pup [Daniel Crown]; Lt. Andy Flint; unnamed male mass murderer
Synopsis:
Wild Dog kills a mass murder and Wild Pup tails him to his garage.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly #619, continued in Action Comics Weekly #621.

Just A Little Bug That's Going Around (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Frank Springer
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (story)
Job Number:
G-3772

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
second Secret Six [Tony Mantegna; Mitch Hoberman; Vic Sommers; Luke McKendrick; Ladonna Jameal; Dr. Maria Verdugo]; Billy Abrahams; Shelley; Mr. Peterson; Steve Traeger; Dr. Ainsley; Gus Markesson; Mr. Drake; Walter Fenady
Synopsis:
The Secret Six begin to track Mockingbird while "The Agency" tracks the Secret Six.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 619, continued in Action Comics Weekly 621.

Too Late, The Hero? (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Stern
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Bill Oakley
Editing:
Mike Carlin (story)
Job Number:
G-4216

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El aka. Clark Kent]; Bob Galt; Skud; Zippo
Synopsis:
Bob Galt is accosted by muggers.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 619, continued in Action Comics Weekly 621. From now on Superman appears on the magazine's center spread.

[Grave Doings] (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

Deadman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Baron
Pencils:
Kelley Jones
Inks:
Tony DeZuniga
Colors:
Daniel Vozzo
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman
Editing:
Barbara Kesel [Barbara Randall] (story)
Job Number:
G-4306

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Wellman Legros; zombies; Madame Waxahachie (first name given as both Molly and Mabel); Clara; Luke Estes; Letrita Brogden; Lisa Brogden; Willie McTell; spirit of Stella Peckshaw; spirit of Delia Peckshaw
Synopsis:
Deadman and Madame Waxahachie try to disrupt Wellman Legros plot and free the Brogden twins, but the twins are inhabited by sprits.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 619, continued in Action Comics Weekly 621.

[Action Comics Weekly] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Gold
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from John Britt, Jacob Gilbert, J.R. Gipson, Chris Romano and Scott Gibson with an accompanying illustration of the next issue's cover.

Most Guys Just Leave Her Hanging There (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-4087

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; Marcia Rossiter [aka. Alice Richardson]; Steve Claiborne [aka. Leslie Richardson]; Mr. Soekardja
Synopsis:
Blackhawk frees Marcia Rossiter [aka. Alice Richardson] and learns about the missing plane.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 619, continued in Action Comics Weekly 621.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mission Falls Apart!
    The Secret Six
  2. 1. Last Gasp!
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. Tailed!; (Fatal Distraction Chapter 6)
    Wild Dog
  4. 3. Just A Little Bug That's Going Around
    The Secret Six
  5. 4. Too Late, The Hero?
    Superman
  6. 5. [Grave Doings] (Part 3)
    Deadman
  7. 6. [Action Comics Weekly]
    Action Comics Weekly
  8. 7. Most Guys Just Leave Her Hanging There
    Blackhawk
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Brian Mowbray
  • Donald Dale Milne