(1998)

DC, 1998 Series
 
Price:
4.95 USD; 6.95 CAD
Pages:
86
On-sale date:
1997-12-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
ISBN:
1-56389-440-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
761941213248 00111
Editing:
Bob Kahan; Jim Spivey (assistant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Issue has a gatefold cover (not on the original).

On-sale date from comiclist.com.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Sprang (Batman, Superman); Jack Kirby (Challengers); Gil Kane (Adam Strange and Green Lantern); Joe Certa (Martian Manhunter); Lee Elias (Green Arrow); Carmine Infantino (Flash); Ross Andru (Wonder Woman)
Inks:
Jerry Ordway (refinishes over orig inks); Stan Kaye (Batman, Superman); Jack Kirby (Challengers); Gil Kane (Adam Strange); Joe Giella (Green Lantern); Joe Certa (Martian Manhunter); Lee Elias (Green Arrow); Joe Kubert (Flash); Mike Esposito (Wonder Woman)
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruciton)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; Adam Strange; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz; aka John Jones]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]
Reprints:

Guilty Pleasures Revealed! (Table of Contents)

Secret Origins / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Bruning
Letters:
Typeset

The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman; Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Superman]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Powerman (a robot, introduction); Lex Luthor (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Silver-Age team origin.

Secret of the Eternal City (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox; Edmond Hamilton (co-plot, uncredited)
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange (introduction, origin); Alanna [aka Allana] (introduction); Sardath (Alanna's father scientist, introduction); inhabitants of Samakand; The Eternals (villains)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin and 1st appearance Adam Strange. See notes at original printing for the creative credits listed.

The Planet of Doomed Men (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (origin recap); The Guardians of the Universe (introduction); Green Lantern [Abin Sur] (flashback); Calorians; The Dryg (villain)
Synopsis:
Hal Jordan's energy-duplicate is summoned by the Guardians for the first time. After he is returned to Earth the Guardians send him to Calor, a nearby planet, to save the Calorians from the ape-monster Dryg.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin recap.

The Secrets of the Sorcerer's Box (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Roz Kirby; Marvin Stein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis] (introduction for all, origin); un-named sailors; un-named citizens; Mr. Morelian (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin and 1st appearance of Challengers. Partial reprint.

Origin of Green Arrow and Speedy (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow; Speedy / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (head shot); Speedy [Roy Harper] (head shot)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with two small illustrations.

Secret Origin of Wonder Woman (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince; also as Wonder Girl]; Hippolyta; Aphrodite; Athena; Mercury; Hercules
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Silver-Age origin.

The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel (Table of Contents)

John Jones Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz; aka John Jones] (introduction, origin); Dr. Mark Erdel (introduction, death); Lt. Saunders
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin and 1st appearance J'Onn J'Onzz.

Script (only) attributed to Jack Miller by Rich Morrissey, but disputed by Bob Hughes. Samachson is current DC credit, as seen in Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1.

Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen] (introduction, scientist, origin); The Flash [Jay Garrick] (image only); Iris West (introduction); The Turtle Man [aka later as The Turtle] (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin and 1st appearance Flash.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Guilty Pleasures Revealed!
    Secret Origins
  3. 2. The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  4. 3. Secret of the Eternal City
    Adam Strange
  5. 4. The Planet of Doomed Men
    Green Lantern
  6. 5. The Secrets of the Sorcerer's Box
    Challengers of the Unknown
  7. 6. Origin of Green Arrow and Speedy
    Green Arrow; Speedy
  8. 7. Secret Origin of Wonder Woman
    Wonder Woman
  9. 8. The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
  10. 9. Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
    Flash
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