(July 2009)

DC, 2008 Series
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Price:
2.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Rachel Gluckstern
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Super Friends / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
J. Bone
Inks:
J. Bone
Colors:
J. Bone
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Orin; Arthur Curry] (inset; head shot); Batman [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent] (head shot); The Flash [Wally West] (head shot); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Woman [Diana] (head shot); Green Lantern [John Stewart] (head shot)
Synopsis:
J. Bone confirmed on 2009 April 27 that he colors his covers to this series.
Keywords:
all-ages

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 4 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Ads for the book series The Mysterious Benedict Society from Little Brown on inside front cover, with word search; for Lego's Glatorian Bionicle sets after Pg. 4 of Seq. 2; for the book series Rumblewick's Diary from Little Brown on inside back cover; and for Toxic Waste Candy from Candy Dynamics on back cover.

? / The Case of the Baffling Birthday (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Sholly Fisch
Pencils:
J. Bone
Inks:
J. Bone
Colors:
? [as Heroic Age]
Letters:
Travis Lanham

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Super Friends [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Flash [Wally West]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Aquaman [Orin; Arthur Curry]; Wonder Woman [Diana]; Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]]; The Unknown (first appearance in this identity); Robin [Tim Drake] (see notes); Alfred Pennyworth (cameo); Bat-Hound (cameo); Bat-Mite
Synopsis:
As his fellow Super Friends disappear one by one, Batman is presented with one of the strangest mysteries of his career.
Keywords:
all-ages

Indexer Notes

Story is broken into three chapters. Title is initially given as "?" and later revealed to be "The Case of the Baffling Birthday". // Kaye Daye (of Earth-One's Mystery Analysts of Gotham City) is referenced as a mystery novelist. Robin is not formally identified as Tim Drake in-story but he appears younger than The Flash, who has been established as Wally West, Dick Grayson's contemporary.

Copy-Bats (Table of Contents)

Super Friends / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sholly Fisch
Pencils:
J. Bone
Inks:
J. Bone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Travis Lanham

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Bat-Mite; Batman
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman asks readers to identify the real Batman among close copies made by Bat-Mite.
Keywords:
all-ages

Indexer Notes

This sequence appears after Pg. 5 of Seq. 2.

[House Ads] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 8 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for the DC Kids website and the Jonny DC series Tiny Titans, Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Scooby-Doo, Cartoon Network Action Pack (featuring Ben 10 Alien Force), Cartoon Network Block Party, and Looney Tunes printed before Pgs. 9, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 of "Man's Best Super-Friend".

Secret Identity Dress-Up Kit (Table of Contents)

Super Friends / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sholly Fisch
Pencils:
J. Bone
Inks:
J. Bone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Travis Lanham

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [John Stewart]; The Flash [Wally West]
Synopsis:
Readers are invited to cut out a figure of Wally West in his civilian clothes and outfit him in his Flash costume.
Keywords:
all-ages

Indexer Notes

This sequence appears after Pg. 10 of Seq. 2.

Happy Bat-Day! (Table of Contents)

Super Friends / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sholly Fisch
Pencils:
J. Bone (see notes)
Inks:
J. Bone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Travis Lanham

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Aquaman; Batman; Robin
Synopsis:
Readers are informed that this year marks Batman's 70th anniversary, and presented with a cut-out illustration.
Keywords:
all-ages

Indexer Notes

This sequence appears after Pg. 17 of Seq. 2. Illustration homages Carmine Infantino & Murphy Anderson's classic rooftop scene of the Dynamic Duo -- seen, among other places, on the dustjacket of Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971 series).

[Mxyzptlk's Picture Puzzles] (Table of Contents)

Super Friends Super Stumper / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sholly Fisch
Pencils:
Ty Templeton
Inks:
Ty Templeton
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mister Mxyzptlk; Super Friends [Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern; The Flash; Aquaman]
Keywords:
all-ages

Indexer Notes

This sequence appears immediately after Seq. 6.

["Send Your Letters Today!"] (Table of Contents)

Let the Mail Begin! / letters page / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Jonny DC answers readers' mail and displays artwork. Page also includes the Super Friends Secret Code key.

Indexer Notes

Letter writers are Jonah Eves, age 5; Cole H., age 11; Eve P., age 6; and Keira Stoeckig, age 6. Artwork is from Mohanad Huthyfa, age 8; Eves; Cole H.; and Stoeckig; plus a photo from Eve P.

["More Batman! More Supergirl! More Good Stuff!!"] (Table of Contents)

Jonny DC's DC in Demand! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
The last interior page hypes this month's Jonny DC releases with blurbs and cover art. DC Comics masthead and indicia are at bottom of page.

Indexer Notes

The releases in question are Super Friends #15, Cartoon Network Block Party #57, Looney Tunes #174, Batman: The Brave and the Bold #5, Cartoon Network Action Pack #37, Tiny Titans #16, Scooby-Doo #144, and Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade #6.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Super Friends
  2. 1. [Ads]
  3. 2. ? / The Case of the Baffling Birthday
    Super Friends
  4. 3. Copy-Bats
    Super Friends
  5. 4. [House Ads]
  6. 5. Secret Identity Dress-Up Kit
    Super Friends
  7. 6. Happy Bat-Day!
    Super Friends
  8. 7. [Mxyzptlk's Picture Puzzles]
    Super Friends Super Stumper
  9. 8. ["Send Your Letters Today!"]
    Let the Mail Begin!
  10. 9. ["More Batman! More Supergirl! More Good Stuff!!"]
    Jonny DC's DC in Demand!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Brian Saner Lamken
  • Jim Van Dore
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Brian Saner Lamken