(October 11, 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:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (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 #620.

Gremlins! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
James Owsley [Christopher Priest] (plot; script); Mark Bright [M.D. Bright] (plot)
Pencils:
Mark Bright [M.D. Bright]
Inks:
Jose Marzan Jr.
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman
Editing:
Dennis O'Neil (story); Dan Raspler (assistant)
Job Number:
G-4166

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Dex; Hawk; Chip; Al
Synopsis:
Hal Jordan saves an alien space ship, begins his new job, and his power battery is destroyed when he charges his ring.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued in Action Comics Weekly 622. There is a gap in time between this and the previous story in Action Comics Weekly 620: this is likely the time where Green Lantern's involvement in Invasion occurs.

Stab in the Dark; (Fatal Distraction Chapter 7) (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-4222

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wild Dog [Jack Wheeler]; Wild Pup [Daniel Crown]; Lt. Andy Flint; Lou Godder; Nigel; unnamed female serial killer
Synopsis:
Wild Dog tracks down a serial killer and stops her, but Wild Pup gets injured when he helps.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly #620, continued in Action Comics Weekly #622.

Guess What We Learned In School Today? (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-3770

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; Gus Markesson; Lurene; Walter Fenady
Synopsis:
The Secret Six tracks Mockingbird as "The Agency" tracks them.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 620, continued in Action Comics Weekly 622.

Let The Punishment Fit The Crime (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-4217

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El aka. Clark Kent]; Bob Galt; Skud; Zippo
Synopsis:
Superman saves Bob Galt from some muggers.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 620, continued in Action Comics Weekly 622.

[Grave Doings] (Part 4) (Table of Contents)

Deadman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Baron
Pencils:
Kelley Jones
Inks:
Tony DeZuniga; Pablo Marcos
Colors:
Daniel Vozzo
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman
Editing:
Barbara Kesel [Barbara Randall] (story)
Job Number:
G-4307

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Wellman Legros; zombies; Madame Waxahachie (first name given as both Molly and Mabel); Clara; Letrita Brogden; Lisa Brogden; spirit of Stella Peckshaw; spirit of Delia Peckshaw
Synopsis:
Deadman and Madame Waxahachie continue searching for the Peckshaw twins, who have escaped with their zombie army.
Keywords:
New Orleans

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 620, continued in Action Comics Weekly 623.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Brian Augustyn
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-3383

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Stephanie Chan, R. Allen Oswald, Nick Damon, Jay Roe, John O Gerdes, Charles J. Sperling and Theodore Miller.

It's Not The Heat, It's The Futility (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-4088

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; Andre Blanc-Dumont; Chuck Sirianni; Olaf Friedriksen; Weng Chan; Marcia Rossiter [aka. Alice Richardson]; Steve Claiborne [aka. Leslie Richardson]; Johannes Van Der Houten; Johannes Van Der Houten's army; Mr. Kustarto; Mr. Soek
Synopsis:
The Blackhawks begin to escape from Van Der Houten as he decides to discontinue his search for the missing plane.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 620, continued in Action Comics Weekly 622.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Gremlins!
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. Stab in the Dark; (Fatal Distraction Chapter 7)
    Wild Dog
  4. 3. Guess What We Learned In School Today?
    The Secret Six
  5. 4. Let The Punishment Fit The Crime
    Superman
  6. 5. [Grave Doings] (Part 4)
    Deadman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Action Comics Weekly
  8. 7. It's Not The Heat, It's The Futility
    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