(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:
76194121324800111
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
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; Batman; Robin; Luthor; Powerman
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
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Alanna
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin and 1st appearance Adam Strange

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
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; Speedy
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
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:
J'onn J'onzz
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:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Flash [Jay Garrick](in comic book)
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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