(January 17, 1989)

DC, 1988 Series
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Volume:
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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 3 stories. Substantial indexing information on this issue provided by Donald Dale Milne.


The Crash of '88! (Table of Contents)

The Blackhawks; Superman; Green Lantern; Black Canary / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Eduardo Barreto (signed)
Inks:
Eduardo Barreto (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (cover)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blackhawks [Weng Chan; Susan Sullivan]; Superman [Kal-El aka. Clark Kent]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Colonel Diaz

Indexer Notes

Cover artist listed in Action Comics Weekly 634.

The Crash Of 88 (Table of Contents)

The Blackhawks; Superman; Green Lantern; Black Canary / comic story / 29 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Verheiden
Pencils:
Eduardo Barreto
Inks:
John Nyberg
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Carrie Spiegle
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Weng Chan; Mr. Reedy; Susan Sullivan; Dr. Clay Kendall; April O'Rourke; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (dream sequence); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (dream sequence); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superman [Kal-El aka. Clark Kent]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Colonel
Synopsis:
Green Lantern, Superman, and Black Canary all try to rescue Weng Chan of the Blackhawks and others from a dictator.

Indexer Notes

Uncertain of when this occurs in Hal Jordan's life: it is after the John Stewart trial, because it is referenced, but may be before Hal's battle with Malvolio.

Power Failure! (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 aka. Clark Kent]; Darkseid (voice); Bob Galt; John Hodges; Mr. Seely
Synopsis:
Superman tries to get back to Earth's atmosphere, as Darkseid (not shown) reveals himself to the Consortium and the Superman-worshipping cult is attacked.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 634; continued in Action Comics Weekly 636. Story is NOT in the centerfold.

The End (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / 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:
Julianna Ferriter (3-4); Mark Waid [as Amory Williams]; Dan Raspler [as Amory Williams] (both 1-2 and 5-8)
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman
Editing:
Dennis O'Neil (story); Dan Raspler (assistant)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Lord Malvolio]
Synopsis:
Hal Jordan takes Malvolio's ring to return to earth, as planned by Malvolio, and all of the scenery in the area of Malvolio's imprisonment disappear, as the scenery and all the inhabitants were his constructs.

Indexer Notes

Concluded from Action Comics Weekly 634. A published interview with the author indicates that this story was to have been continued, and would have explored the implications of Hal Jordan wearing Malvolio's power ring. Mark Waid has confirmed that colorist "Amory Williams" is a pseudonym for the one-time coloring team of Dan Raspler and Mark Waid.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Crash of '88!
    The Blackhawks; Superman; Green Lantern; Black Canary
  2. 1. The Crash Of 88
    The Blackhawks; Superman; Green Lantern; Black Canary
  3. 2. Power Failure!
    Superman
  4. 3. The End
    Green Lantern
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mark Waid
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Brian Mowbray
  • Donald Dale Milne