(February 28, 1989)

DC, 1988 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD; 1.85 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)

Wild Dog / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rick Burchett
Inks:
Rick Burchett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (cover)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wild Dog [Jack Wheeler]

Indexer Notes

Cover artist listed in Action Comics Weekly 639, but previously credited in the GCD index to Terry Beatty.

Exiles ([Part] 5) (Table of Contents)

Speedy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Verheiden
Pencils:
Frank Springer
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Julianna Ferriter
Letters:
Tim Harkins
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (story)
Job Number:
G-4389

Genre:
superhero; adventure
Characters:
Speedy [Roy Harper]; Sean Bauman [Phillip Lossner]; Donald Lossner; Dr. Fielding?; Luana; Owen Burley
Synopsis:
Speedy helps quell a riot at an AIDS hospice, as his client reconciles with his brother.

Indexer Notes

Concluded from Action Comics Weekly 639. The "supervising physician" may not be Dr. Fielding, as Dr. Fielding was a black woman and this is a white woman.

Abandon Hope (Table of Contents)

Etrigan The Demon / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Grant
Pencils:
Mark Pacella
Inks:
Bill Wray
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Dan Raspler (story)
Job Number:
G-4407

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Etrigan The Demon; Jason Blood; Glenda Mark; Randu; Asteroth; Merlin; Morgan Le Fay; Lurgo
Synopsis:
Morgan LeFay captures Etrigan as Glenda and Randu enter Asteroth's domain.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 639; continued in Action Comics Weekly 641.

[Ready, Aim, Fire] (Table of Contents)

Hero Hotline / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Stephen De Stefano
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
Bob Ro [Bob Rozakis]
Letters:
Agustin Mas
Editing:
Brian Augustyn (story)
Job Number:
G-4480

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hotshot [William Lefferts]; Flex [Sturgis Butterfield]; Stretch [Tom Longacre]; 500-2Q; Lester Lee; Voice-Over [Andy Greenwald]; Microwavabelle [Belle Jackson]; Melanie Boulder; Diamondette [Diana Theotocopoulos]; Mrs. Lefferts; Harry; Roderick C. Broderi
Synopsis:
Hero Hotline rescues a dog and stops a terrorist.

Indexer Notes

Concluded from Action Comics Weekly 639.

Where There's Smoke... (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-4560

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El aka. Clark Kent]; Lou
Synopsis:
Superman rescues a man from a burning building and searches for the arsonists.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 639; continued in Action Comics Weekly 641. "Special Thanks" credit to Tom Peyer, but it is not stated what this is for (he is a writer on other stories).

Lady of The House (Table of Contents)

Phantom Lady / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Strazewski
Pencils:
Chuck Austen
Inks:
Gary Martin
Colors:
Glenn Whitmore
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Mark Waid (story)
Job Number:
G-4523

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phantom Lady [Dee Tyler]; Edwin Guerrehart; Gronk (dies); Sarah
Synopsis:
Phantom Lady appears to kill Gronk while stealing the information that Mr. Guerrehart was using to blackmail her father.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 639; continued in Action Comics Weekly 641.

'Tween A Rock And A Hard Place; (Crack Up Chapter 5) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Max Collins
Pencils:
Terry Beatty
Inks:
John Nyberg
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Tim Harkins
Editing:
Brian Augustyn (story)
Job Number:
G-4546

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wild Dog [Jack Wheeler]; Lou Godder; Susan King; Lt. Andy Flint; Jimmy
Synopsis:
Wild Dog continues his investigation of a crack ring, killing two more members.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 639; continued in Action Comics Weekly 641.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wild Dog
  2. 1. Exiles ([Part] 5)
    Speedy
  3. 2. Abandon Hope
    Etrigan The Demon
  4. 3. [Ready, Aim, Fire]
    Hero Hotline
  5. 4. Where There's Smoke...
    Superman
  6. 5. Lady of The House
    Phantom Lady
  7. 6. 'Tween A Rock And A Hard Place; (Crack Up Chapter 5)
    Wild Dog
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Brian Mowbray
  • Donald Dale Milne