([March] 2009)

DC, 2009 Series
 
Price:
16.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages:
484
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
978-1-4012-2180-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978140122180551699
Editing:
Julius Swartz (original); Michel Eury (original); Sean Mackiewicz (collected)
Dimensions:
6.75" x 10.25"
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Reprints DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #52, 59 and 81; Supergirl (DC, 1983 series) #16; Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #560, 563 and 565; Ambush Bug (DC, 1985 series) #1-4; Ambush Bug Stocking Stuffer (DC, 1986 series) #1; Son of Ambush Bug (DC, 1986 series) #1-6; Secret Origins (DC, 1986 series) #48; and Ambush Bug Nothing Special (DC, 1992 series) #1.

Date listed is release date.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
Drew Moore
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman
Reprints:

Showcase Presents Ambush Bug (Table of Contents)

credits / 4 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents and Credits pages.

[DC Comics Presents #52] (Table of Contents)

Superman and The New Doom Patrol / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Doom Patrol [Tempest; Celsius; Negative Woman; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]
Reprints:

Negative Woman Goes Berserk! (Table of Contents)

Superman and The New Doom Patrol / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Sal Trapani
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Doom Patrol [Negative Woman; Tempest; Robotman [Cliff Steele]; Celsius]; Ambush Bug (intro, guest star); Skywise [from Elfquest] (cameo); Judge Dredd (Parade balloons); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Negative Woman's energy is destroying the city, at the same time that Ambush Bug assassinates the DA on live television. Superman and the New Doom Patrol try to return Negative Woman's energy to her body and capture Ambush Bug before any more damage can be done to Metropolis.
Reprints:

[DC Comics Presents #59] (Table of Contents)

Superman and The Legion of Substitute Heroes / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid; Stone Boy; Fire Lad; Polar Boy; Color Kid]; Superman
Reprints:

Ambush Bug II (Table of Contents)

Superman and The Legion of Substitute Heroes / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (story); Paul Levitz (additional dialogue)
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Kurt Schaffenberger (finished art)
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Polar Boy; Infection Lass; Porcupine Pete; Chlorophyll Kid; Stone Boy; Fire Lad; Color Kid; Antennae Lad; Double-Header]; Superman; Ambush Bug; Chief Zendak of the Science Police
Synopsis:
Ambush Bug hops on Superman's back just as he's going into the future. They both land in the 30th century. Superman leaves Ambush Bug in the custody of the Legion of Substitute-Heroes where he promptly breaks out and begins to wreck havoc on 30th century Metropolis.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite; red kryptonite; Superman Museum

[Supergirl (DC, 1983 series) #16] (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl (posters); Superman (posters); Ambush Bug
Reprints:

Bug-Out! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
Andy Kubert

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Ambush Bug; Phil Decker; Miles Trovinskonov; Lt. Peters; Joan; Dr. Metzner
Synopsis:
Ambush Bug pops around Chicago trying to find the villain that has changed Superman into a brainwashed, blonde female.
Reprints:

[Action Comics #560] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Ambush Bug
Reprints:

Police Blotter (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Loren Fleming (dialogue)
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Superman; Bud Lipschitz; Dr. Derwood Denton
Synopsis:
Ambush Bug sets up a detective agency and is interviewed by Clark Kent.
Reprints:

[Action Comics #563] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Ambush Bug; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Jimmy Olsen [as The Blob]
Reprints:

Black Beauty (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Loren Fleming (script)
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ambush Bug (Origin); Superman; Ronald Morris (cameo); Jack Ryder (cameo); Bethany Snow (cameo); Dr. Derwood Denton (cameo); Ted Baxter (cameo); Brum-El; Larda; Mon-Grel
Synopsis:
Ambush Bug tells Superman the origin of his costume, which Supes thinks is ridiculous until he realizes it is the same as his own origin.
Reprints:

[Action Comics #565] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Ambush Bug
Reprints:

$ellout or Manna from Mando (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Loren Fleming (script)
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Peabody; Blotto; Ms. Mohawk; The Cleaver
Synopsis:
Ambush Bug makes the rounds to his fellow heroes trying to drum up appearances for Ambush Bug #1.
Reprints:

[DC Comics Presents #81] (Table of Contents)

Superman and Ambush Bug / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Ambush Bug; Kobra
Reprints:

All This and Kobra Too! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Ambush Bug / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Loren Fleming (dialogue)
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
Bill Pearson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Ambush Bug; Kobra (villain); Lana Lang
Synopsis:
Ambush Bug accidentally exposes Superman to Red Kryptonite, causing their minds to switch bodies for 48 hours. Ambush Bug, in Superman's body, battles Kobra.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude

[Ambush Bug #1] (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug
Reprints:

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Wipe-Out (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Fleming
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Cheeks; Darkseid (cameo); Dr. Derwood Denton; Homer Spalding; "Specks"; Peabody
Synopsis:
Ambush Bug and Cheeks try to stop some Republicans from blowing up a warehouse they believe is full of nerve gas.
Reprints:

[Ambush Bug #2] (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Quantis
Reprints:

The Koala Who Walks Like a Man!! (Awwww, Cute) (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Fleming
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Dr. Quentin Quantis; Darkseid (cameo); Jonni DC; Ned Orton; Wedge Fairway (TV sportscaster); Dr. Bagel
Synopsis:
Ambush Bug battles Dr. Quentin Quantis who has been turned into a giant koala.
Reprints:

[Ambush Bug #3] (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Bat-Mite; Jonni DC
Reprints:

The Ambush Bug History of the DC Universe (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Fleming
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Egg Fu (cameo); Wonder Tot (cameo); Binky (cameo); Super-Turtle (cameo); Quisp (cameo); Krypto (cameo); Streaky (cameo); Beppo (cameo); Comet (cameo); Green Team (cameo); Cheeks (cameo); Itty (cameo); Bat-Mite (cameo); Batman (cameo); Starfire (as Star-Mite; cameo); Superman (cameo); Cryll (cameo); Doodles Duck (cameo); Cain (from House of Mystery; cameo); Merryman (cameo); Awkwardman (cameo); The Blimp (cameo); Dumb Bunny (cameo); Ace the Bat-Hound (cameo); Julius Schwartz (cameo); Mopee (cameo); Bizzaro (cameo); Glop (cameo); Jonni DC (cameo); Darkseid (cameo)
Synopsis:
Ambush Bug makes fun of defunct DC characters.
Reprints:

[Ambush Bug #4] (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Scabbard
Reprints:

The Death of Ambush Bug (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Fleming
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Scabbard; Argh!yle (first appearance); Starfire (cameo); Darkseid (cameo)
Synopsis:
Ambush Bug battles Scabbard and tries to avoid cancellation.
Reprints:

[Ambush Bug Stocking Stuffer #1] (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug
Reprints:

I Knew I Shoulda Taken That Left Toyn Back in Albakoyky (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Fleming (script)
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This collected edition lists the issue as one 40 page sequence.

[Son of Ambush Bug #1] (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Cheeks
Reprints:

How Come You Do Me Like You Do Do Do? (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Cheeks; Jonni DC; Solly Berlin (comic booking agent); Agnes; Eddie; Mitsu Bishi (Japanese version of Ambush Bug); The Interferer; The Grumblers of the Perverseiverse
Synopsis:
Jonni DC recruits Ambush Bug to battle the Interferer.
Reprints:

[Son of Ambush Bug #2] (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug
Reprints:

Hell Again Hell Again, Jiggety Jig (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Cheeks; Argh!yle; Tina; Ida; The Interferer; The Cleaver
Synopsis:
Ambush Bug begins a search for Cheeks while Argh!yle plots revenge on Ambush Bug. The Interferer makes a move off-panel.
Reprints:

[Son of Ambush Bug #3] (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover art is an homage to the cover of Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #123.

Who Put the 'Pop' in Poppycock? (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Cheeks; Argh!yle; Blotto; Villian the Villain; Little Jim of the E.L.F.; Ms. Mohawk; The Interferer; Bunny; The Cleaver; The Answer Maniac [Boris Bozak]; Gray Planter (TV reporter); Capitano Iguana; SK-423
Synopsis:
Cosmic buttinsky, the Interferer, has altered Ambush Bug's suit so that it absorbs government agents and also transforms the lead agent into Little Jim of the E.L.F.
Reprints:

[Son of Ambush Bug #4] (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug
Reprints:

Mind-Slaves of the Caption King! (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Cheeks; Argh!yle; The Interferer [Clarence Tuland]; Bunny; Macrowave
Synopsis:
The Interferer continues to screw up Ambush Bug's continuity, while Argh!yle's plan for revenge using a facsimile of Superman's boot becomes hindered by a cease and desist letter.
Reprints:

[Son of Ambush Bug #5] (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Two-Face
Reprints:

Witless for the Prosecution (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Keith Giffen; Steven Bissette (pages 11-14)
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Cheeks; Argh!yle; Two-Face; Gorilla Grodd; The Interferer; Proty (cameo); Mister Pawn; Judge Ossie Marsupial; Titano; Judge Bug (parody of Judge Dredd)
Synopsis:
Ambush Bug is on trial for contempt of comics and Two-Face is his lawyer.
Reprints:

[Son of Ambush Bug #6] (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug
Reprints:

Walking Papers (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Cheeks; The Interferer; Brute (cameo); Mitsu-Bishi; Ratbot; Peabody; Dr. Derwood Denton (cameo); Dr. Quentin Quantis (cameo); Chief Detective Driscoll (cameo); Ronald Reagan (cameo); Brute (from Omega Men)
Synopsis:
Ambush Bug is fired by DC Comics and is reunited with Cheeks. The Interferer becomes trapped in the cancelled Omega Men comic book.
Reprints:

[Secret Origins (DC, 1986 series) #48] (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kevin Maguire
Inks:
Al Gordon
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Batman; Robin
Reprints:

The Secret Origin of Ambush Bug: We Thought Him Up (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Lewis
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Cheeks; Vril Dox
Synopsis:
The National Bureau of Origins wants to know Ambush Bug's origin.
Reprints:

[Ambush Bug Nothing Special #1] (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Al Gordon
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 56 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plots); Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Keith Giffen; Chris Sprouse; Bill Wray
Inks:
Al Gordon
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Swamp Thing; Aquaman; Valor; Robotman; Negative Man; Sandman; Lobo; Legionnaires [Cosmic Boy; Lighting Lass; Saturn Girl]; RJ Brande; Ragman; Hawkman; Death; Jonni DC; Sugar; Spike; Captain Carrot; Julius Schwartz (Villain); Argh!yle (Villain); Casey the Cop; Private Pete
Synopsis:
Ambush Bug looks for a job. Then he decides he wants Julius Schwartz's job.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ambush Bug
  2. 1. Showcase Presents Ambush Bug
  3. 2. [DC Comics Presents #52]
    Superman and The New Doom Patrol
  4. 3. Negative Woman Goes Berserk!
    Superman and The New Doom Patrol
  5. 4. [DC Comics Presents #59]
    Superman and The Legion of Substitute Heroes
  6. 5. Ambush Bug II
    Superman and The Legion of Substitute Heroes
  7. 6. [Supergirl (DC, 1983 series) #16]
    Supergirl
  8. 7. Bug-Out!
    Supergirl
  9. 8. [Action Comics #560]
    Superman
  10. 9. Police Blotter
    Ambush Bug
  11. 10. [Action Comics #563]
    Superman
  12. 11. Black Beauty
    Ambush Bug
  13. 12. [Action Comics #565]
    Superman
  14. 13. $ellout or Manna from Mando
    Ambush Bug
  15. 14. [DC Comics Presents #81]
    Superman and Ambush Bug
  16. 15. All This and Kobra Too!
    Superman and Ambush Bug
  17. 16. [Ambush Bug #1]
    Ambush Bug
  18. 17. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Wipe-Out
    Ambush Bug
  19. 18. [Ambush Bug #2]
    Ambush Bug
  20. 19. The Koala Who Walks Like a Man!! (Awwww, Cute)
    Ambush Bug
  21. 20. [Ambush Bug #3]
    Ambush Bug
  22. 21. The Ambush Bug History of the DC Universe
    Ambush Bug
  23. 22. [Ambush Bug #4]
    Ambush Bug
  24. 23. The Death of Ambush Bug
    Ambush Bug
  25. 24. [Ambush Bug Stocking Stuffer #1]
    Ambush Bug
  26. 25. I Knew I Shoulda Taken That Left Toyn Back in Albakoyky
    Ambush Bug
  27. 26. [Son of Ambush Bug #1]
    Ambush Bug
  28. 27. How Come You Do Me Like You Do Do Do?
    Ambush Bug
  29. 28. [Son of Ambush Bug #2]
    Ambush Bug
  30. 29. Hell Again Hell Again, Jiggety Jig
    Ambush Bug
  31. 30. [Son of Ambush Bug #3]
    Ambush Bug
  32. 31. Who Put the 'Pop' in Poppycock?
    Ambush Bug
  33. 32. [Son of Ambush Bug #4]
    Ambush Bug
  34. 33. Mind-Slaves of the Caption King!
    Ambush Bug
  35. 34. [Son of Ambush Bug #5]
    Ambush Bug
  36. 35. Witless for the Prosecution
    Ambush Bug
  37. 36. [Son of Ambush Bug #6]
    Ambush Bug
  38. 37. Walking Papers
    Ambush Bug
  39. 38. [Secret Origins (DC, 1986 series) #48]
    Ambush Bug
  40. 39. The Secret Origin of Ambush Bug: We Thought Him Up
    Ambush Bug
  41. 40. [Ambush Bug Nothing Special #1]
    Ambush Bug
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Ambush Bug
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