(November 29, 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. Also contains a promo feature "Daily Planet", with information on the Invasion series.


Blackhawk Returns to Action! (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Pratt (signed)
Inks:
George Pratt (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (cover)

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]

Heroes (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
James Owsley [Christopher Priest] (co-plotter); Mark Bright [M.D. Bright] (co-plotter)
Pencils:
Mark Bright [M.D. Bright]
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman
Editing:
Dennis O'Neil (story); Dan Raspler (assistant)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; alien in form of Randy Violent; Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam]; Janel Powell; Mr. East; Joseph Buchannon; Chuck
Synopsis:
Captain Atom enlists military intelligence to track down the alien and when he finds it he leaves Hal Jordan supporting a building after they argue.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 627, continued in Action Comics Weekly 629.

Knock 'Em Dead Part 5 (Table of Contents)

Black Canary / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Sharon Wright
Pencils:
Randy DuBurke
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Steve Haynie
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (story)

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Deborah Tilden; Cat Maddox; Bob; Lt. Cameron; Ken Glazier; Richard Malone (dies)
Synopsis:
Black Canary and Lt. Cameron exchange information on a murder case, but the murderer strikes again.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 627, continued in Actions Comics Weekly 629.

Rocks and Hard Places Chapter Three: Arrival (Table of Contents)

Speedy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Cheri Wilkerson; Marv Wolfman (co-plotter)
Pencils:
Tom Mandrake
Inks:
Tom Mandrake
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Barbara Kesel [Barbara Randall] (story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Speedy [Roy Harper]; Lian Harper; Mr. Hunter
Synopsis:
Speedy arrives at his vacation home after attempts on his life and a kidnapping of Lian.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 627, continued in Actions Comics Weekly 629.
Nightwing does not appear this issue, but is listed as co-feature.

Wipeout! (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)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Bob Galt
Synopsis:
Bob Galt helps Superman defeat his attackers.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 627, continued in Actions Comics Weekly 629

Remains to Be Seen (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)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Secret Six [Tony Mantegna; Mitch Hoberman; Vic Sommers; Luke McKendrick; Ladonna Jameal; Dr. Maria Verdugo]; Mockingbird [Carlo DiRienzi]; Rafael DiRienzi; August Durant (corpse); Walter Fenady; Mr. Drake; Mr. Giddens; Mr. Thorsen; U.S. Secretary of Defense
Synopsis:
The Secret Six destroys the headquarters of "The Agency" after finding the evidence of their germ warfare activities.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 627, continued in Actions Comics Weekly 629. Many of the word balloons in the conversation between Mr. Fenady and the U.S. Secretary of Defense are pointing to the wrong person.

...And a Time to Gather Stones Together (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Rick Burchett
Inks:
John Nyberg
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Steve Haynie
Editing:
Mike Gold (story)

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; Andre Blanc-Dumont; Chuck Sirianni; Weng Chan; Natalie Reed; Marcia Rossiter [also as Alice Richardson] (dies); Steve Claiborne [also as Leslie Richardson]; Keng Kuan Chee [Mairzey]
Synopsis:
The Blackhawks fly back to Singapore with a dying Marcia Rossiter (Alice Richardson), Natalie reveals family problems, and a Nazi group experiments with LSD.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 622, continued in Actions Comics Weekly 629.

Invasion First Strike! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Blackhawk Returns to Action!
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Heroes
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. Knock 'Em Dead Part 5
    Black Canary
  4. 3. Rocks and Hard Places Chapter Three: Arrival
    Speedy
  5. 4. Wipeout!
    Superman
  6. 5. Remains to Be Seen
    The Secret Six
  7. 6. ...And a Time to Gather Stones Together
    Blackhawk
  8. 7. Invasion First Strike!
    Daily Planet
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