(August 1990)

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Price:
3.95 USD; 4.95 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Michael Eury; 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)

Dolphin; Johnny Thunder; The Flash; Batman and Robin; Black Canary / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ty Templeton (signed)
Inks:
Ty Templeton (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Johnny Thunder [John Tane]; Black Canary; Dolphin
Reprints:

The Glimpse (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / text story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
George Perez
Inks:
George Perez
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Typeset
Editing:
Michael Eury

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nightwing [Dick Grayson; Robin]; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (flashback); Johnny Grayson (flashback); Mary Grayson (flashback); Anthony Zucco (flashback); Jumbolina the World's Fattest Lady [Mary Ann Carson] (flashback); Mr. Haly (flashback); Marie the fortune teller (flashback); Magnificent Marco [Harry Winkler] (flashback); Billy Blessington (flashback)
Synopsis:
Dick Grayson recalls the day his parents died and when he first glimpsed the Batman.

Indexer Notes

This is an illustrated prose version of Robin's origin.

Flash of Two Worlds (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Grant Morrison
Pencils:
Mike Parobeck
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Albert De Guzman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Garfield Logan; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Joan Garrick; Fiddler; Thinker; The Shade
Synopsis:
Elemntary student Garfield Logan writes about when he met the two Flashes and how they defeated the villains who made Keystone City vanish.

Indexer Notes

This is a re-telling of the classic Flash of Two Worlds, from Flash, The (DC, 1959 Series) #123, but from the post-Crisis one-Universe standpoint. The story is told from the viewpoint of a young Gar Logan [Beast Boy; Changeling] before he would become a superhero.

Fortunehead! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S. Maggin
Pencils:
Alan Weiss
Inks:
Dick Giordano (pages 4-13); Alan Weiss (pages 1-3)
Colors:
Greg Theakston
Letters:
Steve Haynie

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny Thunder [John Tane]; Sheriff Bill Tane; Dorothea Tane (flashback); Rand
Synopsis:
Johnny Thunder recalls his past while plotting to save his father, Sheriff Tane, from abductors.

Reflections of a Deep Fantasy (Table of Contents)

Dolphin / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Bove; Richard Bruning
Pencils:
Bove
Inks:
K. S. Wilson
Colors:
Daniel Vozzo
Letters:
Albert De Guzman
Editing:
Michael Eury

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dolphin; Chris Landau; Dr. Meredith Riley
Synopsis:
Former Navy diver Chris Landau has spent twenty years trying to find Dolphin again, who now performs a marine park in Florida. He discovers that they were both part of an alien experiment.

Unfinished Business (Table of Contents)

Black Canary / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Brennert
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Julia Lacquement
Letters:
Todd Klein
Editing:
Michael Eury

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Dinah Drake Lance [Black Canary] (death); Roy Harper [Speedy]; Spectre; Richard Drake (flashback); Larry Lance (flashback); Justice Society of America (flashback) [Flash [Jay Garrick] (cameo); Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider] (cameo); Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Atom [Al Pratt] (cameo); Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (cameo); Mr. Terrific [Terrence Sloane] (cameo); Starman [Ted Knight] (cameo)]; The Reaper (flashback); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (flashback, cameo); Justice League of America (flashback, cameo) [Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Aquaman; Flash [Barry Allen]; Atom [Ray Palmer]]
Synopsis:
As the original Black Canary is hospitalized and dying of cancer, her daughter recalls how they both trained to become superheroes.

Indexer Notes

A post-Crisis re-write of the original Black Canary's foundations, and her daughter's. The original Black Canary dies in this tale.

The Startling Secret of the Space Museum! (Table of Contents)

Space Museum / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerard Jones
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
George Perez
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Mark Waid

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Howard "The Wrecker" Parker; Tommy Parker; Peganans
Synopsis:
Howard Parker tells his son, Tommy, how he defeated the Peganan aliens and founded the Space Museum.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Space Museum

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Michael Eury
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-3896

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from B.B. Davis, Chuck Dill, Sir Jon Johnson, Jacob Gilbert, Charles J. Sperling and Dale Coe.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dolphin; Johnny Thunder; The Flash; Batman and Robin; Black Canary
  2. 1. The Glimpse
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. Flash of Two Worlds
    The Flash
  4. 3. Fortunehead!
    Johnny Thunder
  5. 4. Reflections of a Deep Fantasy
    Dolphin
  6. 5. Unfinished Business
    Black Canary
  7. 6. The Startling Secret of the Space Museum!
    Space Museum
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Roy Lyons
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer