(April 1989)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD; 1.85 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Mark Waid
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#50 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Animal Man; Man-Bat / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike W. Kaluta (signed)
Inks:
Mike W. Kaluta (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Animal Man; Man-Bat

The Secret Origin of Man-Bat (Table of Contents)

Man-Bat / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Jan Strnad
Pencils:
Kevin Nowlan
Inks:
Kevin Nowlan
Colors:
Kevin Nowlan
Letters:
Kevin Nowlan

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Francine Langstrom; Alfred Pennyworth; Thomas Wayne (flashback; cameo); Martha Wayne (flashback; cameo)
Synopsis:
Kirk Langstrom experiments on himself and turns into Man-Bat.

Indexer Notes

A significantly amplified version of the origin from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #400.

The Myth of the Creation (Table of Contents)

Animal Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Grant Morrison
Pencils:
Tom Grummett
Inks:
Doug Hazlewood
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
Janice Chiang
Job Number:
G-4657

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Ellen Baker; Cliff Baker; Maxine Baker
Synopsis:
As Buddy tries to regain his powers, aliens review his history.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Leads into Animal Man (DC, 1987 series) #10. This begins to show the dichotomy between the post- and pre-Crisis Animal Man as the fabric of reality begins to unravel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Secret Admirers / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-3565

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Jacob Gilber, Charles J. Sperling and Norma McQuaid.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Animal Man; Man-Bat
  2. 1. The Secret Origin of Man-Bat
    Man-Bat
  3. 2. The Myth of the Creation
    Animal Man
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Roy Lyons
  • Mark Waid
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gregory Fischer