(December 20, 1988)

DC, 1988 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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. Also contains a promo feature "Daily Planet", with information on the Invasion series. Substantial indexing information on this issue provided by Donald Dale Milne.


The Phantom Stranger Combats His Greatest Foes! (Table of Contents)

The Phantom Stranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Starlin (signed)
Inks:
Jim Starlin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (cover)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Phantom Stranger

Indexer Notes

Cover artist listed in Action Comics Weekly 630.

Détente (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern; Captain Atom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
James Owsley [Christopher Priest]; Mark Bright [M.D. Bright]
Pencils:
Mark Bright [M.D. Bright]
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman
Editing:
Dennis O'Neil (story); Dan Raspler (assistant)
Job Number:
G-4468

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; alien in form of Randy Violent; Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam]
Synopsis:
Captain Atom attempts unsuccessfully to track an alien into space, then rescues Hal Jordan from a desert, after which Hal finds his power battery in the hands of some common crooks and confronts them to recharge his ring and capture them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 630, continued in Action Comics Weekly 632.

Knock 'Em Dead (Part 8) (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)
Job Number:
G-4324

Genre:
superhero; adventure
Characters:
Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Ron Tompkins (dies); Ken Glazier; Cat Maddox
Synopsis:
Black Canary tracks Cat Maddox, who commits another murder and eludes capture.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 630, continued in Action Comics Weekly 632.

Cat And Mouse (Chapter 1) (Table of Contents)

The Phantom Stranger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils:
Fred Carrillo
Inks:
Fred Carrillo
Colors:
Petra Scotese
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman
Editing:
Renee Witterstaetter (story)
Job Number:
G-4134

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Phantom Stranger; Cassandra Craft; Dr. Terrence Thirteen; Tannarak; Tala
Synopsis:
The Phantom Stranger confronts Tannarak and Tala, after Tala appears to defeat Cassandra Craft.

Indexer Notes

Continued in Action Comics Weekly 632. Pages 6 and 7 are reversed in order.

Point Blank (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-4459

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El aka. Clark Kent]; Bob Galt; Mother Tierra
Synopsis:
Superman fights the Consortium after discovering it is receiving the same rays from outer space that his worshippers are.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 630, continued in Action Comics Weekly 632.

Old Friends, New Enemies; (Rocks And Hard Places Chapter 6) (Table of Contents)

Speedy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Cherie Wilkerson
Pencils:
Vince Giarrano
Inks:
Tom Mandrake
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Agustin Mas
Editing:
Barbara Kesel [Barbara Randall] (story)
Job Number:
G-4313

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Speedy [Roy Harper]; Mr. Hunter; Moira; Button; Dick Grayson; Mr. Clapton; Mrs. Sebastian; Lian Harper
Synopsis:
Nightwing returns to Ireland after Speedy defeats some Sanas and some police are found to be causing murders as the Friends of The Empire.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 630, continued in Action Comics Weekly 632.

Kissoff--That's a Russian Word, Isn't It? (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-4238

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; Natalie Reed; Gretchen Koblenz; Keng Kuan Chee [Mairzey]; President Harry S. Truman; Dean Forrestal; Admiral Hillenkoetter; Andre Blanc-Dumont; Chuck Sirianni; Constance Darabont; Dieter; Simon
Synopsis:
The Blackhawks discuss espionage with President Truman while some C.I.G. operatives kidnap Natalie Reed, and a Nazi plot to steal LSD begins.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 630, continued in Action Comics Weekly 632.

Invasion First Strike! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Firestorm [Ronald Raymond and Professor Martin Stein]; Firehawk; Power Girl [Kara Starr]; Starman [Will Payton]; Wonder Woman ; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Superman [Kal-El aka. Clark Kent]; Gangbuster [Jose Delgado]; Doom Patrol; Sea Devils; Aquaman [Art

Indexer Notes

Information on the Invasion series.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Phantom Stranger Combats His Greatest Foes!
    The Phantom Stranger
  2. 1. Détente
    Green Lantern; Captain Atom
  3. 2. Knock 'Em Dead (Part 8)
    Black Canary
  4. 3. Cat And Mouse (Chapter 1)
    The Phantom Stranger
  5. 4. Point Blank
    Superman
  6. 5. Old Friends, New Enemies; (Rocks And Hard Places Chapter 6)
    Speedy
  7. 6. Kissoff--That's a Russian Word, Isn't It?
    Blackhawk
  8. 7. Invasion First Strike!
    Daily Planet
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Charlie Major
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Brian Mowbray
  • Donald Dale Milne