([October] 2008)

DC, 2008 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
19.99 USD
Pages:
168
On-sale date:
2008-10-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
978-1-4012-1935-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9781401219352 51999
Editing:
Bob Joy (editor - collected edition)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern age US
Binding:
softcover
Publishing Format:
collected edition

DC Goes Ape (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Art Adams
Inks:
Art Adams
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Gorilla Grodd; Flash; Batman; Wonder Woman; Hawkman; Captain Marvel [Shazam!]; Animal Man; Giganta; Kid Flash; Superman; Superbaby; Beppo the Super Monkey
Synopsis:
Original cover mash-up of the characters represented in the stories within.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Letters:
typeset

The Super-Monkey from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Beppo the Super-Monkey (introduction, origin); Superbaby; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent
Synopsis:
Clark goes to the zoo with his parents and seeing the monkeys reminds him of an adventure he had when he was a baby. A monkey from Krypton stowed away in his rocket and caused mischief which his parents blamed on Clark. Eventually the super monkey is chased away into space by a comet.
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Indexer Notes

First story in which Superboy flies faster than light in order to see events from the past?

Beppo is not named in this story, only referred to as Super-Monkey.

Titano the Super-Ape! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Titano (villain, origin retold); Lois Lane; Perry White (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Superman Robot (Cameo)
Synopsis:
While testing an alien artifact, Superman accidentally transports Titano from the prehistoric past to the current day. Titano goes on a rampage across Metropolis until Superman can stop him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Titano's first appearance, in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #127, has the same story title.

The Reign of the Super-Gorilla! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 14.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Gorilla Grodd (villain); Boka
Synopsis:
Gorilla Grodd, disguised as William Dawson, is released from prison. He travels back to a Gorilla City, transforms back into his gorilla self and irradiates himself with neo-magnetic radiation which makes anyone that sees him love him. After seeing how well it works on his fellow gorillas he travels to Central City and tries to get himself elected governor. Flash defeats him by making use of solar flare radiation.
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Keywords:
Gorilla City; radiation

Indexer Notes

At end of story, the caption for the final panel has been modified to read "But Grodd did return...several times...to battle both The Flash and Superman. Will he be back again? Watch future issues of DC Magazines to learn the fantastic answer!" This caption was modified when the story was first reprinted in DC Special #16. The original caption from Flash #127 read "But is Grodd -- behind heavy bars and in a darkened cell to prevent even the sight of him -- really helpless? Perhaps -- but perhaps not! Our advice is -- keep your eye on future issues of this magazine to play safe!"

Batman Battles the Living Beast-Bomb! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 15.34 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Walter Hewitt (first appearance); Karmak the Gorilla (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Walter Hewitt, a loner scientist, develops a ray that gives him the abilities of animals. Unfortunately something goes wrong and a gorilla gets his intelligence and forces him to commit crimes. Batman battles the gorilla but it uses the ray to get Batman's abilities. The gorilla makes a bomb that will go off if he is defeated but Batman figures out how to stop the bomb from exploding.
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Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Story is divided into two chapters, the first is 5.67 pages, the second is 9.67 pages.

Lord of the Flying Gorillas! (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol]; Ruthvol; Thais Tal; Dwyanna Ral; Ambarr
Synopsis:
The evil Ruthvol attempts to usurp the throne of the lost city of Quaranda with the help of several flying gorillas he has found.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gorilla

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007).

Wonder Woman -- Gorilla! (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
Reprints:

The Mod Gorilla Boss! (Table of Contents)

Animal Man / comic story / 11.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Sparling
Inks:
Jack Sparling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Ellen; Roger; Mod Gorilla Boss
Synopsis:
A gang leader uses a formula that transforms him into a gorilla so that he can use his animal strength for crime.
Reprints:

The Day Captain Marvel Went Ape! (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
?
Letters:
C. C. Beck
Job Number:
S-1578

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Bonzo the Chimp; Sterling Morris [also as Captain Morris]; Trixie [also as Trixie Marvel]
Synopsis:
A strange jewel causes the lightning bolt that changes Billy Batson into Captain Marvel to be redirected to other people, including Bonzo the Chimp.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008].

Night of the Body Snatcher! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Starlin
Pencils:
Jim Starlin (layouts); P. Craig Russell (finisher)
Inks:
P. Craig Russell (finished art)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
Karen Kish [as Karisha]
Job Number:
J-5508

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Xavier Simon; James Gordon
Reprints:

Gorilla Warfare against the Humans! (Table of Contents)

Super Friends / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Job Number:
S-3271

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Gorilla Grodd (villain); Giganta (villain); Solovar (guest star)
Reprints:

Territorealis (Table of Contents)

Kid Flash / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid (pages 1 & 22); Joe Casey
Pencils:
Paul Pelletier (pages 1 & 22); Duncan Roleau
Inks:
Jose Marzan Jr. (pages 1 & 22); Aaron Sowd
Colors:
Tom McCraw
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Robin [Dick Grayson](guest star); Aqualad [Garth](guest star); Gorilla Montague (guest star); Wargo (villain); Flash [Jay Garrick](cameo); Flash [Wally West](cameo)
Synopsis:
Kid Flash and company have to get Montague back to Gorilla City with poached artifacts before war is declared on humankind.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Comic presents a "new" old Teen Titans adventure.

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Monkey See, Monkey Kill] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru; Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Mike Esposito; Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Gorilla Grodd
Synopsis:
Back cover illustrations with text on the contents of this issue. Illustrations taken from "Wonder Woman -- Gorilla" and "The Reign of the Super-Gorilla".