(November 1991)

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Price:
3.95 USD; 4.75 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Dark Horse Comics [chess piece]
Editing:
Randy Stradley
Color:
Color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched; squarebound (#20, 32, 56, 57 and 67)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover is a take-off on the old DC Comics "Eighty-Page Giant". This issue is a square-bound 68-page issue. Logo by Jim Spivey, Carolyn Megyesi and Jack Pollock.


Giant Dark Horse Presents Annual (Table of Contents)

Sin City / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Miller; Paul Guinan (Aliens) (signed); John Byrne (The Next Men) (signed); Dave Johnson (The Earth Boys)
Inks:
Frank Miller; Paul Guinan (Aliens) (signed); John Byrne (The Next Men) (signed); Dave Johnson (The Earth Boys)
Colors:
Steven Birch; Sean Tierney; ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime

DHP #56 (Contents) (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover with contents listing with small illustrations, company credits and indicia information.

The Alien (Part One & Two) (Table of Contents)

Aliens / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
John Arcudi
Pencils:
Paul Guinan (Layouts); Tony Akins
Inks:
Paul Guinan
Letters:
Willie Schubert

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Mr. President; Edwards; Captain McQuade; Robert Tessier (Secretary of State); Mitchell
Synopsis:
The President deals with the aftermath of the Alien invasion of Earth and Ripley's use of nuclear weapons to remove most of the Aliens.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First 8 pages of story start the book and last 8 pages of story are at the end of the book.

Prelude (Table of Contents)

The Next Men / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Letters:
John Byrne

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nathan; Bethany; Jack; Jazz [Jasmine Desoto]; Danny Hilltop; Tony Murcheson; Dr. Bremmer (first appearance); Senator Aldus Hilltop (first appearance)
Reprints:

Fancies (1) (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jo Duffy
Pencils:
Joven Chacon
Inks:
Joven Chacon
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

The True Chronicle of Eldgytha (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Rick Geary
Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Letters:
Rick Geary

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Winner's Circle / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Randy Stradley
Pencils:
Frank Miller
Inks:
Frank Miller
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Marv (Sin City)

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - William A. Taylor, Stephen R. Mitchell, Marc Johnson, Jim Halliday and Scott McLaughlin - and responses from Randy Stradley.

Sin City Episode Seven (Table of Contents)

Sin City / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Miller
Pencils:
Frank Miller
Inks:
Frank Miller
Letters:
Frank Miller

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Marv
Reprints:

The Creep (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

The Creep; Homicide / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Arcudi
Pencils:
Dale Eaglesham
Inks:
Dale Eaglesham
Letters:
Pat Brosseau

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Oxel Karnhus

Indexer Notes

From the Homicide feature in past issues, now featuring The Creep.

The Trouble With Kiib'bllz [Kibbles] (Table of Contents)

Earth Boys / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Cliff Biggers; Brett Brooks
Pencils:
Dave Johnson
Inks:
Dave Johnson
Letters:
Pat Brosseau

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Earth Boys
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title on story is "The Trouble With Kiib'bllz" ("Kibbles" in table of contents).

Flogging a Dead Horse [November 1991] (Table of Contents)

Flogging a Dead Horse / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Schreck
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Bob Schreck talks about how 2 people who are having major problems has changed his outlook on life. Checklist for Dark Horse comics shipping November 1991.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Colors:
Rick Geary ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Pinup from the Eldgytha story on the back cover of issue. Solicitation info for each story in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Giant Dark Horse Presents Annual
    Sin City
  2. 1. DHP #56 (Contents)
  3. 2. The Alien (Part One & Two)
    Aliens
  4. 3. Prelude
    The Next Men
  5. 4. Fancies (1)
  6. 5. The True Chronicle of Eldgytha
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Winner's Circle
  8. 7. Sin City Episode Seven
    Sin City
  9. 8. The Creep (Part 3)
    The Creep; Homicide
  10. 9. The Trouble With Kiib'bllz [Kibbles]
    Earth Boys
  11. 10. Flogging a Dead Horse [November 1991]
    Flogging a Dead Horse
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Kauldi Gilibert
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  • R S
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Max Capp
  • Mike Nielsen
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