(1995)

Little, Brown, 1995 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
40.00 USD; 52.00 CAD
Pages
264
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Little, Brown and Company
Brand
?
ISBN
0-8212-2076-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780821220764 90000
Editing
Steven Korté (editor); Judy Fireman (project director); Natasha Lessnik (art direction)
Color
color
Dimensions
9.25" x 12"
Paper Stock
glossy
Binding
hardcover
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

Heavily-illustrated history of DC Comics and characters written by Les Daniels. Includes many other smaller color cover reprints than those listed with reprint links. Hardcover with dustjacket.

Keywords
history; movies; radio; television; toys

The individual issues of this series are each less than 50% comics. Only comics sequences are indexed and cover scans are accepted only if the issue has 10% indexed comics content.

[Two page origin of Superman] (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Shuster

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Ma (Mary) Kent (introduction, death); Pa Kent (introduction, death)
Synopsis
A rocketship, carrying an infant, rockets from the planet Krypton as it blows up, and lands on the Earth where a couple named the Kents find the baby inside the rocket and eventually adopt him. This infant boy grows up to be Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

Indexer Notes

Printed on inside front covers of the book.
First version that mentions Krypton and foster parents. First line: "Just before the doomed planet, Krypton, exploded to fragments, a scientist placed his infant son within an experimental rocket-ship, launching it toward Earth!"

A Major Innovation (Table of Contents: 2)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Synopsis
The man who founded what would become DC Comics.

Pages
14 - 15

[Don Nogales, Cattle Rustler: Part 1] (Table of Contents: 3)

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Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
Lyman Anderson (signed)
Inks
Lyman Anderson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; western-frontier
Characters
Jack Woods (introduction); Don Nogales (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Jack is captured in the middle of the night by Don Nogales and his assistant Miguel. The men carry him to Don Nogales' ranch in Mexico. Once arrived there, Jack manages to ditch the custody of Miguel by his own physical prowess, throwing him to the ground and taking away his gun. When he goes in search of Don Nogales, the fallen man stands with the intention of throwing a knife at Jack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 15.
The cover is a one-page story.

In Search of a Hero (Table of Contents: 4)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Little Linda; Bob Merritt; Steve Carson; Sandy; Dan; Jimmy Trent
Synopsis
Early strips in the pre-Superman books.

Pages
16 - 17

Under New Management (Table of Contents: 5)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Harry Donenfeld (photo); Jack Liebowitz (photo); Fu Manchu
Synopsis
Donenfeld and Liebowitz take over.

Pages
18 - 18

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Dr. Fu Manchu / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dr. Fu Manchu
Reprints
Keywords
chemistry; laboratories; retorts; test tubes

Indexer Notes

Page 19.

The Birth of Superman (Table of Contents: 7)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
Joe Shuster; ? (photograph)
Inks
Joe Shuster; ? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jerry Siegel (photo); Joe Shuster (photo); Superman
Synopsis
The creation of Superman.

Pages
20 - 21

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / cover / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles

Indexer Notes

Page 20.
Error Report #2990 by Mike DeLisa states the following: "Cover was not by Shuster, actually by unknown member of DC staff based on one interior panel. Coloring was not by Jack Adler; Adler states that the work was done by DC staff. My source is the Court record and decision, which includes affidavits from Siegel, Shuster, and Adler."
Superman/Batman #41 identifies bystander on cover as Rick Radomski of Radomski Hardware. Though this takes place during a dream sequence, the name could be considered canon.

Superman's Debut (Table of Contents: 9)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Lubane
Synopsis
The popularity of the early Superman stories.

Pages
22 - 23

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster (see notes); Leo O'Mealia (see notes)
Inks
Joe Shuster (see notes); Leo O'Mealia (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?; Joe Shuster (logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 22.
This cover is from the opening Shuster panel in the Superman story in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #10 (March 1939). Per Comic Book Marketplace (Gary Carter, 1990 series) # ?, Leo O'Mealia's son Leo Jr. uncovered evidence of his father's work on this cover from his records.
Per Alter Ego (Twomorrows, 1999 series) #27 (August, 2003), Ken Gale and Rich Morrissey interview Vin Sullivan who remembered O'Mealia. Rich then states that O'Mealia photostatted and cut out the Shuster work from the first panel from Action #10 for the cover and drew the ornate detailing surrounding it. Sullivan did not seem to recall the events of the cover.
Joe Shuster did the Superman figure and buildings originally and Leo O'Mealia did a photostat retracing and/or retouching of the figure and building backgrounds, and added the ornate detail (updated 14 October 2015).
Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission.

The Liberation of Lois Lane (Table of Contents: 11)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
Joe Shuster ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Lois Lane; Superman
Synopsis
Lois Lane through the years.

Pages
24 - 25

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois 4XR
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 25.

The Super-Courtship of Lois Lane! (Table of Contents: 13)

Lois Lane / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 25.

The Superman Villains (Table of Contents: 14)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ultra-Humanite; Lex Luthor; Toyman; Prankster; Superman; Mr. Mxyztplk; Lois Lane; Funnyface
Synopsis
The various Superman villains.

Pages
26 - 27

The Lost Secrets of Krypton! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / cover / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 27.

The Superman Style (Table of Contents: 16)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Evell
Synopsis
The enlargement of the staff producing Superman stories.

Pages
28 - 29

Superman Alias Superman (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Clark Kent; Lois Lane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 30.
Verified by Jack Burnley.

The Phantom Superman! (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
buses

Indexer Notes

Page 31.

The Birth of Batman (Table of Contents: 19)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Una Merkel (photo); Dracula (photo of Bela Legosi)
Synopsis
The creation of Batman.

Pages
32 - 33

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

The Batman / cover / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
bat rope; revolvers

Indexer Notes

Page 33.

Batman's Debut (Table of Contents: 21)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
Bob Kane; ? (photograph)
Inks
Bob Kane; ? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Bob Kane (photo); Bill Finger (photo); Batman
Synopsis
The early Batman stories.

Pages
34 - 35

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Batman / cover / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Julie Madison; The Monk
Reprints
Keywords
bats; castles

Indexer Notes

Page 35.

Recruiting Robin (Table of Contents: 23)

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Les Daniels
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various
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various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman; Robin
Synopsis
The creation of the first sidekick.

Pages
36 - 37

The Batman Villains (Table of Contents: 24)

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Les Daniels
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various
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various
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various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Penguin; Catwoman; Batman; Robin; Joker; Two-Face
Synopsis
The various villains of Batman.

Pages
38 - 39

The Batman Style (Table of Contents: 25)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
Dick Sprang; ? (photograph)
Inks
Charles Paris; ? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Dick Sprang (photo); Batman; Robin; Joker; Catwoman; Mr. Eagle; Riddler
Synopsis
About Bob Kane ghost, Dick Sprang.

Pages
40 - 41

The Origin of Batman! (Table of Contents: 26)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Bruce Wayne
Reprints
Keywords
Bat Signal; Batmobile; Batplane

Indexer Notes

Page 42.
Pencils:
1. Bob Kane (Verified by Schwartz to Craig Delich at Kansas City Comic Book convention in 1992. Craig showed the cover and story to Schwartz, along with tons of other art credited to Schwartz, and Lew went through each one and verified what he did and what Kane did. Lew specifically stated, that, on MOST of the Batman stories, he was told by Kane to very lightly sketch in or pencil the Batman and Robin figures, then send the art to Kane for finishing off before being submitted to the inker. For this particular cover and story, Schwartz categorically stated that he had NOTHING to do with this cover or the accompanying story. Added by Craig Delich 2014-3-20).

2. Lew Sayre Schwartz (stated by Les Daniels in the book "Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes"). Lew Sayre Schwartz himself denies pencilling this so this tips the scale towards Kane pencils.

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Joker's Utility Belt! (Table of Contents: 27)

Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (images)
Reprints
Keywords
Utility belt

Indexer Notes

Page 43.
Pencil credit verified by Sprang, inker credit verified by Paris and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

That Old Black Magic (Table of Contents: 28)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Zatara; Dr. Occult; The Spectre; Dr. Fate; Inza
Synopsis
The supernatural protagonist of early DC Comics.

Pages
44 - 45

Comic Book Competitors (Table of Contents: 29)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Plastic Man; Amorpho; Woozy Winks; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Olaf; Hendrickson; Chuck; Andre; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]; Sivana
Synopsis
Other competitors to DC.

Pages
46 - 47

All American Comics (Table of Contents: 30)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Hop Harrigan; A. Mutt; Jeff; The Red Tornado [Ma Hunkel]; Scribbly
Synopsis
The formation of All American Comics.

Pages
48 - 49

Flash Comics (Table of Contents: 31)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Flash [Jay Garrick]; Noddy; Winky; Blinky; Hawkman [Carter Hall]
Synopsis
The creation of Flash Comics.

Pages
50 - 51

Introducing The Flash... Fastest Man Alive! (Table of Contents: 32)

The Flash / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Hawkman [Carter Hall] (inset); Johnny Thunder (inset); The Whip [Rodney Gaynor] (inset); Cliff Cornwall (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 51.
Flash has lightning bolts on his trousers and on his belt buckle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Hawkman / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; The Flash [Jay Garrick] (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 51.
Oddity: Hawkgirl is not wearing a mask.

Green Lantern (Table of Contents: 34)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wildcat; Doiby Dickles
Synopsis
The creation of Green Lantern.

Pages
52 - 53

The Terror of the Talismans (Table of Contents: 35)

Green Lantern / cover / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern; the Harlequin (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 52.

The Justice Society of America (Table of Contents: 36)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Justice Society of America [Atom [Al Pratt]; Black Canary; Dr. Fate; Dr. Mid-Nite; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hourman; Johnny Thunder; Sandman; Spectre; Starman; Wonder Woman]; The Injustice Society of the World [Brainwave; The Gambler; Per Degaton; The Thinker; Vandal Savage; The Wizard]
Synopsis
The first super-team in comics.

Pages
54 - 55

Food for Starving Patriots! (Table of Contents: 37)

The Justice Society of America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Gallagher
Inks
Joe Gallagher
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Johnny Thunder; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Specte [Jim Corrigan]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 56.
ODDITY: Hawkman's green tights are missing on this cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

Superman; Batman with Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Page 57.
DC Comics: Sixty Years of The World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes by Les Daniels in 1995 indicates this cover is by Jerry Robinson. The two reprint sources indicate Fred Ray. Thanks to Arnie Grieves for pointing this out. Note from Craig Delich: Jack Burnley verified Ray as the artist on this cover when he visited him personally in 1989.

Fred Ray sent a listing of all of his comic book credits to Jack Burnley in 2003, and part of the list was published in Alter-Ego #25 for June of 2003. In it, Ray states his on-going feud with Robinson, who was claiming to do work that Ray actually did. These credits by Ray verify that Ray did the full art for this cover as indicated. Ray, like Jack Burnley, tore all the covers off the comics that he did the covers to, and he sent scans of these covers to Burnley and Roy Thomas to verify his claim.

The Birth of Wonder Woman (Table of Contents: 39)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Wonder Woman; Etta Candy; Hippolyte
Synopsis
The creation of Wonder Woman.

Pages
58 - 59

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

Wonder Woman / cover / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry G. Peter (Wonder Woman only); Jon L. Blummer
Inks
Harry G. Peter (Wonder Woman only); Jon L. Blummer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 59.
Wonder Woman figure based on splash of story in All-Star #8. Credits by Jerry Bails.

Wonder Woman's Debut (Table of Contents: 41)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
Harry. Peter; Alice Marble (photograph)
Inks
?; Alice Marble (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
William Moulton Marston (photo); Harry Peter (photo); Sheldon Mayer (photo); M. C. Gaines (photo); Wonder Woman; Eviless; The Cheetah; Etta Candy
Synopsis
Sheldon Mayer on Wonder Woman.

Pages
60 - 61

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

Wonder Woman / cover / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Mars
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 60.
Mars' armor is colored blue, white, and orange here, whereas inside it's all orange with a green emblem.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry G. Peter
Inks
Harry G. Peter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 62.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Lila; Buenos Noches; Doctor Psycho
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 63.

Comic Books Go To War (Table of Contents: 45)

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Les Daniels
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various
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various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Robin; Batman; Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy; Adolf Hitler; Josef Stalin
Synopsis
Comics and World War II.

Pages
64 - 65

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

Boy Commandos / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson ?

Genre
children; war
Characters
Rip Carter; Alfy; Brooklyn; Andre; Jan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 64.

Newspaper Strips (Table of Contents: 47)

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Les Daniels
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various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman; Robin
Synopsis
Superheroes in the newspapers.

Pages
70 - 70

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The news that Superman has solemnly agreed not to advertise Teenie Weenies anywhere in the world has just reached Sam and Hank, creators of the new hot dogs...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sam; Hank
Synopsis
Superman makes an eclipse of the moon as an advertising stunt.
Reprints
  • from Superman Sunday newspaper strip from 1947-09-28.

Indexer Notes

Page 71.

Batman's Equipment (Table of Contents: 49)

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Les Daniels
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various
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various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman; Alfred; Robin
Synopsis
Batman's wonderful toys.

Pages
78 - 79

Superman's Powers (Table of Contents: 50)

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Script
Les Daniels
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various
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various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
The evolution of Superman's powers.

Pages
80 - 80

In This Issue! Superman Covers Atom Bomb Test! (Table of Contents: 51)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
atomic bomb; motion picture camera; mushroom cloud

Indexer Notes

Page 81.

The Also-Rans (Table of Contents: 52)

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Les Daniels
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various
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various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Liberty Belle; The Crimson Avenger; Johnny Thunder; Black Canary; The Tarantula; Air Wave; Static
Synopsis
Heroes who ran in the backs of books.

Pages
86 - 87

The Saga of Superboy (Table of Contents: 53)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Dover; Clover; Superboy; Lois Lane; Lana Lang
Synopsis
The creation of Superboy.

Pages
88 - 88

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 54)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yum yum -- I see you've got blueberry pie for dessert, Mother!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Ma Kent
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 89.

Diehards (Table of Contents: 55)

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Les Daniels
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various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Green Arrow; Speedy; Johnny Quick; Tubby Watts; Robotman; Robbie the Robotdog
Synopsis
Four lesser heroes who survived from the Golden Age to the Silver Age.

Pages
90 - 91

Doing the Right Thing (Table of Contents: 56)

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Script
Les Daniels
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various
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various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jean Laffite; Raffles; Harry Houdini; Tommy Tomorrow
Synopsis
Educational comics and public service announcements.

Pages
92 - 92

Know Your Country (Table of Contents: 57)

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Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Superboy helps an immigrant girl from Sweden be accepted by her classmates.
Reprints
  • from various DC issues in January 1955.

Indexer Notes

Page 93.

Animal Antics (Table of Contents: 58)

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Les Daniels
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various
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various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Nutsy Squirrel; The Three Mouseketeers; Crawford Crow; Fauntleroy Fox; The Raccoon Kids; Dodo; Frog
Synopsis
Funny animals in DC comics.

Pages
94 - 95

That's Show Business (Table of Contents: 59)

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Les Daniels
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various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ozzie Nelson (photo); Harriet Nelson (photo); David Nelson (photo); Rick Nelson (photo); Alan Ladd (photo); Jerry Lewis; Dean Martin
Synopsis
Licensed comics starring Hollywood stars.

Pages
96 - 97

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 60)

Bob Hope / cover / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doing anything tonight, honey?
Genre
humor
Characters
Bob Hope
Reprints
Keywords
bournouses; French Foreign Legion; keffiyeh; scimitars

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Page 96.

Go West (Table of Contents: 61)

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Les Daniels
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various
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various
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typeset

Characters
Nighthawk; Tomahawk [Tom Hawk]; Dan Hunter; The Trigger Twins; Pow-Wow Smith; Johnny Thunder [John Tane]
Synopsis
The western genre at DC Comics.

Pages
98 - 99

Sweet Mystery of Life (Table of Contents: 62)

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Les Daniels
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various
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various
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typeset

Characters
Doug; Wanda; The Phantom Stranger
Synopsis
The crime and horror comics put out by DC.

Pages
100 - 101

A Tour of Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 63)

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Les Daniels
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various
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various
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typeset

Characters
Adam Strange; Ralph; Captain Comet; Dr. Erdl; Martian Manhunter
Synopsis
DC's science fiction comics.

Pages
102 - 103

Nine Worlds To Conquer (Table of Contents: 64)

Knights of the Galaxy / cover / 0.6 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lyle; Ora
Reprints
Keywords
spacecraft

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Page 102

Back to the Battlefield (Table of Contents: 65)

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Les Daniels
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various
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Characters
Sgt. Rock; Hans von Hammer
Synopsis
DC's war comics.

Pages
104 - 105

What's Love Got To Do With It? (Table of Contents: 66)

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Les Daniels
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various
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Characters
John; Linda; Jane; Judy; Phillip; Susan; Carla
Synopsis
DC's romance comics.

Pages
106 - 107

The Comics Code Crunch (Table of Contents: 67)

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Les Daniels
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various
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various
Letters
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Characters
Woozy Winks; Plastic Man; Superduperman [Clark Bent]; Captain Marbles [Billy Spafon]
Synopsis
The Comics Code hits comics.

Pages
114 - 115

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 68)

Crime SuspenStories / cover / 0.3 page (report information)

Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
hatchets; headings

Indexer Notes

Page 115.
This cover became infamous during the 1954 Senate hearings on comics.

Flashback (Table of Contents: 69)

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Les Daniels
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Carmine Infantino
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Elongated Man; Grodd; Solovar
Synopsis
The creation of the Silver Age Flash.

Pages
116 - 117

The Superman Family (Table of Contents: 70)

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Les Daniels
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various
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various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Bizarro; Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl
Synopsis
Expanding the Superman cast of characters.

Pages
118 - 119

The Battle of the Super-Pets! (Table of Contents: 71)

Superman; Supergirl / cover / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; Streaky; Krypto
Reprints
Keywords
tug of war

Indexer Notes

Page 119.

Kryptonite (Table of Contents: 72)

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Les Daniels
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various
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various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Superboy; Bizarro
Synopsis
The creation, and development, of kryptonite.

Pages
120 - 121

The Secret of Silver Kryptonite! (Table of Contents: 73)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman
Reprints
Keywords
silver kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Page 120.

The Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 74)

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Les Daniels
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various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Light Lass; Lightning Lad; Matter-Eater Lad; Saturn Girl; Shadow Lass; Star Boy; Sun Boy; Superboy; Ultra Boy]; Time Trapper
Synopsis
The history of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Pages
122 - 123

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 75)

Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 0.6 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino (Supergirl); Paris Cullins (Invisible Kid); George Perez (Colossal Boy); Joe Kubert (Dawnstar); Kurt Schaffenberger (Superboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Sun Boy); Don Heck (White Witch); Jim Aparo (Karate Kid); Jan Duursema (Queen Projectra); Gene Colan (Timber Wolf); Dave Cockrum (Phantom Girl); Walter Simonson (Blok); George Tuska (Star Boy); Jim Sherman (Dream Girl); Howard Chaykin (Brainiac 5); Curt Swan (Ultra Boy); Howard Bender (Wildfire); Keith Giffen (Cosmic Boy, Proty II); Dick Giordano (Saturn Girl); Larry Mahlstedt (Lightning Lad); Gil Kane (Mon-El); Trevor von Eeden (Element Lad); Joe Orlando (Chameleon Boy); Ross Andru (Shadow Lass); Ernie Colon (Duo Damsel); Joe Staton (Bouncing Boy)
Inks
Bob Oksner (Supergirl); Paris Cullins (Invisible Kid); George Perez (Colossal Boy); Joe Kubert (Dawnstar); Kurt Schaffenberger (Superboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Sun Boy); Don Heck (White Witch); Jim Aparo (Karate Kid); Jan Duursema (Queen Projectra); Frank Giacoia (Timber Wolf); Dave Cockrum (Phantom Girl); Walter Simonson (Blok); Mike DeCarlo (Star Boy); Jim Sherman (Dream Girl); Howard Chaykin (Brainiac 5); Curt Swan (Ultra Boy); Dave Hunt (Wildfire); Larry Mahlstedt (Cosmic Boy); Dick Giordano (Saturn Girl); Keith Giffen (Lightning Lad); Gil Kane (Mon-El); Trevor von Eeden (Element Lad); Joe Orlando (Chameleon Boy); Dan Adkins (Proty II); Romeo Tanghal (Shadow Lass); Ernie Colon (Duo Damsel); Joe Staton (Bouncing Boy)
Colors
Anthony Tollin

Job Number
C-289
Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Superboy; Sun Boy; White Witch; Karate Kid; Queen Projectra; Timber Wolf; Phantom Girl; Blok; Star Boy; Dream Girl; Brainiac Five; Ultra Boy; Wildfire; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Mon-El; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Proty II; Shadow Lass/Woman; Duo Damsel; Bouncing Boy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 122.
The cover of this book was a part of a contest. Readers could try to identify the artist who drew each character. The reader that guessed the most correctly won an autographed page of Giffen/Mahlstedt art from this issue. The contest winner was David C. Zimmerman of St. Louis, MO. Second-prize winners won a Legion poster. Cover credits are credited as revealed in the letter column for Legion of Super-Heroes #306 (December 1983).
Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Green Lantern Lit Again (Table of Contents: 76)

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Les Daniels
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Green Lantern [Abin Sur]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Synopsis
The creation of the Silver Age Green Lantern.

Pages
124 - 125

Menace of the Runaway Missile! (Table of Contents: 77)

Green Lantern / cover / 0.3 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Gil Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 125.
Some sources credit Joe Giella with the cover inking, including Green Lantern Annual, No 1, 1963 issue (DC, 1998 series) #[nn]. The cover is signed with a K over G, which at this time meant that Gil Kane did the inking also. The Schwartz pay records also list solely Gil Kane on this cover. Art Spotters Bob Bailey, Michael Evans, David Bachman and Gene Reed all agree that it is Gil Kane inks. Schwartz pay records provided by DC Comics.

Cosmic Enemy Number One! (Table of Contents: 78)

Green Lantern / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Roger Vicker [as Green Lantern]; actors [as Green Lantern Corps]; actor [as a Guardian of the Universe]
Synopsis
The Green Lantern Corps appears ready to execute Green Lantern Hal Jordan.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 125.
Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007).

The Justice League of America (Table of Contents: 79)

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Les Daniels
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various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Justice League of America [Aquaman; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter; Snapper Carr; Superman; Wonder Woman]
Synopsis
The creation of the Justice League of America.

Pages
126 - 127

Starro the Conqueror! (Table of Contents: 80)

Justice League of America / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp (letters and JLA logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]]; Starro
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 126.
Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission.

The Double Life of Star Sapphire (Table of Contents: 81)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Star Sapphire [Carol Ferris]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 128.

Doom of the Star Diamond! (Table of Contents: 82)

Justice League of America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman; Martian Manhunter; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 129.
Pencil and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, August 2008.

The Silver Age (Table of Contents: 83)

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Les Daniels
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various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Julius Schwartz (photo); Challengers of the Unknown [Prof. Haley; Rocky Davis; Ace Morgan; Red Ryan]
Synopsis
About the Silver Age of comics.

Pages
130 - 131

The Birds in the Gilded Cage! (Table of Contents: 84)

Hawkman / cover / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 131.

Earth-Two (Table of Contents: 85)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Justice League of America [Aquaman; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman; Green Arrow; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter; Superman; Wonder Woman]; Justice Society of America [Atom [Al Pratt]; Black Canary; Dr. Fate; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hourman]; Icicle; The Wizard; Dr. Alchemy; The Fiddler; Felix Faust; Chronos
Synopsis
The creation of Earth-Two.

Pages
132 - 133

Flash of Two Worlds! (Table of Contents: 86)

The Flash / cover / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Flash [Jay Garrick]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 132.
Cover art is an homage to the cover of Our Fighting Forces (DC, 1954 series) #48 August 1959. Pencil and ink credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, November 2008.

Teen Titans (Table of Contents: 87)

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Les Daniels
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various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Teen Titans [Aqualad; Kid Flash; Robin; Starfire; Wonder Girl]
Synopsis
The history of the Teen Titans.

Pages
134 - 135

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 88)

New Teen Titans / cover / 0.3 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood ?
Letters
Todd Klein; typeset

Job Number
C-430
Genre
superhero
Characters
Teen Titans [Starfire [Koriand'r]; Raven [Rachel Roth]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Changeling [Gar Logan]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]]
Reprints

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Page 134.

Oddballs (Table of Contents: 89)

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Script
Les Daniels
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various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Platinum; Tin]; Doc Will Magnus; Doom Patrol [Elast-Girl; Negative Man; Robotman]; General Immortus; Inferior Five [Awkawdman; The Blimp; Dumb Bunny; Merryman; White Feather]; Eclipso
Synopsis
The odd and unusual DC characters from the Silver Age.

Pages
136 - 137

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 90)

Metamorpho / cover / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Metamorpho [Rex Mason]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 137.

Room At the Top (Table of Contents: 91)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Carmine Infantino; Adam Strange; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Grodd; Flash [Barry Allen]; Batman
Synopsis
Changes in the leadership of DC.

Pages
150 - 151

Introducing... Deadman (Table of Contents: 92)

Deadman / cover / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Arnold Drake (layout); Carmine Infantino (signed)
Inks
George Roussos (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; the Hook (partial)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 150.
Script and layout credits from Henry R. Kujawa, 2006-09-28.

Where Lurks The Menace? (Table of Contents: 93)

The Creeper / cover / 0.3 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Creeper [Jack Ryder]; The Terror
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 151.

The Secret Six! (Table of Contents: 94)

Secret Six / cover / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Springer
Inks
Frank Springer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
adventure; spy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 151.

Square Pegs (Table of Contents: 95)

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Les Daniels
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various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jonah Hex; Lew; Black Orchid; Spectre; Asano Nitobe; Manhunter [Paul Kirk]
Synopsis
Odd characters of the 1970s.

Pages
152 - 153

A Time To Be Topical (Table of Contents: 96)

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Les Daniels
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various
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various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Brother Power; Prez; Boss Smiley; Green Arrow; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hawk; Dove
Synopsis
Comics try to be relevant.

Pages
154 - 155

Revamping the Classics (Table of Contents: 97)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Batman; Silver St. John
Synopsis
Revamping Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman.

Pages
156 - 157

Forget the Old... The New Wonder Woman Is Here! (Table of Contents: 98)

Wonder Woman / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 156.

Haunted Houses (Table of Contents: 99)

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Les Daniels
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various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Cain; Abel; Joe Carver
Synopsis
Joe Orlando running the horror titles in the 1970s.

Pages
158 - 159

Swamp Thing (Table of Contents: 100)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Swamp Thing; Etrigan
Synopsis
The history of Swamp Thing.

Pages
160 - 161

Bat Out of Hell! (Table of Contents: 101)

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Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-1354
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 162.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 102)

Swamp Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Totleben (painting)
Inks
John Totleben (painting)
Colors
John Totleben (painting)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing; Abigail Cable
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 163.

The Fourth World (Table of Contents: 103)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Royer; Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Mister Miracle; Darkseid; Desaad
Synopsis
Jack Kirby at DC.

Pages
164 - 165

Looking Backward (Table of Contents: 104)

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Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Tarzan; Sarkoja; Lorquas Ptomel; The Shadow; The Cobra
Synopsis
DC's attempts to do comics based on Edgar Rice Burroughs, and the Shadow.

Pages
166 - 167

Shazam! (Table of Contents: 105)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain Marvel (photo of John Davey); Billy Batson (photo of Michael Gray); Captain Marvel (photo of Jackson Bostwick); Superman
Synopsis
DC's revival of Captain Marvel.

Pages
168 - 169

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 106)

Shazam! / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
C. C. Beck
Inks
C. C. Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1476
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 169.
Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007]

Moving Forward (Table of Contents: 107)

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Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jenette Kahn (photo); Superman; Muhammad Ali; Starfire
Synopsis
Jenette Kahn becomes DC's publisher.

Pages
172 - 173

New Markets, New Formats (Table of Contents: 108)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
Dart; Morgan LeFay; Mordred; Merlin
Synopsis
DC takes advantage of the direct market.

Pages
178 - 179

Crisis On Infinite Earths (Table of Contents: 109)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Anti-Monitor; Flash [Barry Allen]; Spectre
Synopsis
The event that changed the DC universe.

Pages
188 - 189

This Is It! Double-Size Shocker! (Table of Contents: 110)

Crisis on Infinite Earths / cover / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (signed)
Inks
George Perez (signed)
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blackhawk; Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Elongated Man; Deadman; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Rocky Davis; Ragman; Amethyst; Phantom Stranger; Zatanna; Dolphin; Flash [Barry Allen]; Atomic Knight; Kole; Mister Miracle; Warlord; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Cinnamon; Plastic Man; Big Bear; Shade the Changing Man; Lori Lemaris; Jemm, Son of Saturn; Changeling [Gar Logan]; Tarantula; OMAC; Robin [Jason Todd]; Brainiac 5; Creeper; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Sgt. Rock; Proty; Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Jonni Thunder; The Question; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Firestorm; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Colossal Boy; Tomahawk; Kamandi; Power Girl; Superman (Earth-2); Swamp Thing; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Broot; Star Boy; King Solovar; Fury; Cyborg; Vigilante [Adrian Chase]; Gypsy; Metamorpho; Doll Man; Nuklon; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jonah Hex; Blue Devil; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Batman (Earth-1); Adam Strange; Wonder Woman (Earth-1); Gold; Dr. Fate; Superman (Earth-1); Supergirl (Earth-1)
Synopsis
Superman (Earth-1) is holding Supergirl (Earth-1)'s dead body as he cries in agony. All other heroes are in silent mourning.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 188.
Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 111)

Crisis on Infinite Earths / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (signed)
Inks
George Perez (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sivana; Cheetah [Priscilla Rich]; Copperhead; Sinestro; Gorilla Grodd; Clock King; Deathstroke the Terminator; Lex Luthor (Earth-1); The Joker; Silver Ghost; Predator; Mirror Master; Per Degaton; Tsunami; Kobra; Poison Ivy; Solomon Grundy; Plasmus; Punch; Jewelee; Eclipso; Captain Cold; Blackstarr; Lady Lunar; Captain Nazi; Shakedown; Circe; Blockbuster; Scarecrow; Hyena; Black Manta; Black Mass; Shadow-Thief; Validus; Bolt; Black Adam; Killer Frost; Star Sapphire; Starro; Trickster; Silver Swan; Lightning Lord; Queen Bee; Chemo; Doctor Polaris; Gizmo; Shrike; Psimon; Penguin; Brainiac; The Ghost; Doctor Double X
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 189.
Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

The Dark Knight Returns (Table of Contents: 112)

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Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
Frank Miller
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
Lynn Varley
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman
Synopsis
Frank Miller makes his mark on Batman.

Pages
190 - 191

The Man of Steel Revised (Table of Contents: 113)

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Script
Les Daniels
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John Byrne
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various
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?
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Characters
Superman; Lois Lane
Synopsis
John Byrne reboots Superman.

Pages
192 - 193

The Amazon Redeemed (Table of Contents: 114)

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Les Daniels
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George Pérez
Inks
Bruce Patterson
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?
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Wonder Woman; Ares; Athena
Synopsis
George Pérez reboots Wonder Woman.

Pages
194 - 195

Watching the Watchmen (Table of Contents: 115)

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Les Daniels
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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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?
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Rorschach; Dr. Manhattan; Silk Spectre; Ozymandias
Synopsis
Alan Moore creates Watchmen.

Pages
196 - 197

Who Killed Robin? (Table of Contents: 116)

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Les Daniels
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Robin [Jason Todd]; Batman; Tim Drake [Robin]; Alfred Pennyworth; Dick Grayson; Joker
Synopsis
Giving the fans a say in a character's fate.

Pages
200 - 201

The Sandman's Coming (Table of Contents: 117)

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Les Daniels
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Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dream; Death
Synopsis
Neil Gaiman's Sandman series.

Pages
206 - 207

A Novel Approach (Table of Contents: 118)

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Les Daniels
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Batman; Joker
Synopsis
Creating DC's original graphic novel line.

Pages
208 - 209

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 119)

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Scott Hampton (painted)
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Scott Hampton (painted)
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Scott Hampton (painted)
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?

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
Batman
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Indexer Notes

Page 210. The caption in the book mistakenly refers to this as the 1992 issue.

The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch (Table of Contents: 120)

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Dave McKean
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Dave McKean
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Dave McKean
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?

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drama
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Mr. Punch
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Page 211.
Listed as a "photographed still life" in the original.

The Death of Superman (Table of Contents: 121)

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Les Daniels
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Lois Lane; Superman; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Metamorpho; Agent Liberty; Guy Gardner; Maxima; Power Girl; Bloodwynd; Dr. Light [Kimiyo Hoshi]; Crimson Fox; Guardian; Wonder Woman; Flash; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Batman; Robin [Tim Drake]; Aquaman; Nightwing; Doomsday; Mike Carlin
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Superman meets Doomsday and the public reaction.

Pages
218 - 219

On the Verge of Vertigo (Table of Contents: 122)

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Les Daniels
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Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Shade; Death; Hamed Ali; John Constantine
Synopsis
The creation of Vertigo.

Pages
224 - 225

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 123)

Hellblazer / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Kent Williams (signed)
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Kent Williams (signed)
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?
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?

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horror-suspense
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Page 226.

Superman Resurrected (Table of Contents: 124)

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Superboy [Kon-El]; Eradicator; Steel; Cyborg Superman
Synopsis
Creating the Reign of the Supermen storyline.

Pages
228 - 229

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 125)

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Pencils
Tom Grummett
Inks
Doug Hazlewood
Colors
Glenn Whitmore

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
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Page 228.
Enhanced edition has foil background on cover.

The Landmark of Milestone (Table of Contents: 126)

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Les Daniels
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Blood Syndicate [Brickhouse; DMZ; Fade; Flashback; Holocaust; Masquerade; Tech-9; Third Rail; Wise Son]; Icon; Rocket; Static
Synopsis
The creation of Milestone Comics.

Pages
232 - 233

[A cog in the corporate machine is about to strip some gears...] (Table of Contents: 127)

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Pencils
Denys Cowan (signed)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (signed)
Colors
Noelle C. Giddings
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hardware
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Page 233.

Knightfall (Table of Contents: 128)

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Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Bane; Batman [Jean Paul Valley]; Denny O'Neil; Alfred Pennyworth; Robin [Tim Drake]
Synopsis
The story behind Knightfall.

Pages
234 - 235

The Paradox of Paradox (Table of Contents: 129)

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The creation of the Paradox Press imprint.

Pages
238 - 238

The Nude Housewife (Table of Contents: 130)

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Jan Harold Brunvand
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Joe Orlando
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Joe Orlando
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Barney
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A housewife washes all of her clothes.
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Page 239.

Keep Smiling (Table of Contents: 131)

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Marvin the Martian; Sugar; Spike; Daffy Duck; Bugs Bunny; Superduperman; Woman Wonder; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Some of the humor titles put out by DC.

Pages
240 - 241

The New Magazine of Weird Humor! (Table of Contents: 132)

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Pencils
Basil Wolverton (signed); Sergio Aragonés (marginals)
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Basil Wolverton (signed); Sergio Aragonés (marginals)
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?
Letters
typeset; Sergio Aragonés (logo design)

Genre
humor
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"Arms" Armstrong
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Page 240.
Cover art is smaller version of back cover. Logo design credit from Todd Klein (confirmed by Aragonés through Mark Evanier) via his Facebook page, used with permission.

Zero Hour (Table of Contents: 133)

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Parallax; Wonder Woman; Superman; Batman; Superboy [Kal-El]; Superboy [Kon-El]
Synopsis
About the Zero Hour crossover event.

Pages
246 - 247

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 134)

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Pencils
Dan Jurgens
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Jerry Ordway
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?
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Timothy Zach (logo design)

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superhero
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Superman; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; The Flash [Wally West] (cowl only); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Waverider; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hawkman
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Page 246.
Logo design credit from Todd Klein.

Cut to the Quick! (Table of Contents: 135)

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Mike Wieringo (signed)
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Jose Marzan Jr. (signed)
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?

Genre
superhero
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Flash
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Page 247.

The Legend of the Batman--Who He Is and How He Came to Be! (Table of Contents: 136)

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Bill Finger
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Bob Kane (signed)
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Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
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?
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Sheldon Moldoff

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superhero
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Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Thomas Wayne (Bruce's father, death, flashback); Martha Wayne (Bruce's mother, death, flashback); Joe Chill (villain, un-named)
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Bruce Wayne's parents are murdered by a cheap crook, and young Bruce vows to avenge their deaths by warring on all criminals.
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Inside back covers of the book.
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Table of Contents
  1. 1. [Two page origin of Superman]
    Superman
  2. 2. A Major Innovation
  3. 3. [Don Nogales, Cattle Rustler: Part 1]
    Jack Woods
  4. 4. In Search of a Hero
  5. 5. Under New Management
  6. 6. [no title indexed]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  7. 7. The Birth of Superman
  8. 8. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  9. 9. Superman's Debut
  10. 10. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  11. 11. The Liberation of Lois Lane
  12. 12. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  13. 13. The Super-Courtship of Lois Lane!
    Lois Lane
  14. 14. The Superman Villains
  15. 15. The Lost Secrets of Krypton!
    Superman
  16. 16. The Superman Style
  17. 17. Superman Alias Superman
    Superman
  18. 18. The Phantom Superman!
    Superman
  19. 19. The Birth of Batman
  20. 20. [no title indexed]
    The Batman
  21. 21. Batman's Debut
  22. 22. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  23. 23. Recruiting Robin
  24. 24. The Batman Villains
  25. 25. The Batman Style
  26. 26. The Origin of Batman!
    Batman
  27. 27. The Joker's Utility Belt!
    Batman; Robin
  28. 28. That Old Black Magic
  29. 29. Comic Book Competitors
  30. 30. All American Comics
  31. 31. Flash Comics
  32. 32. Introducing The Flash... Fastest Man Alive!
    The Flash
  33. 33. [no title indexed]
    Hawkman
  34. 34. Green Lantern
  35. 35. The Terror of the Talismans
    Green Lantern
  36. 36. The Justice Society of America
  37. 37. Food for Starving Patriots!
    The Justice Society of America
  38. 38. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman with Robin
  39. 39. The Birth of Wonder Woman
  40. 40. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  41. 41. Wonder Woman's Debut
  42. 42. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  43. 43. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  44. 44. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  45. 45. Comic Books Go To War
  46. 46. [no title indexed]
    Boy Commandos
  47. 47. Newspaper Strips
  48. 48. ["The news that Superman has solemnly agreed not to advertise Teenie Weenies anywhere in the world has just reached Sam and Hank, creators of the new hot dogs..."]
    Superman
  49. 49. Batman's Equipment
  50. 50. Superman's Powers
  51. 51. In This Issue! Superman Covers Atom Bomb Test!
    Superman
  52. 52. The Also-Rans
  53. 53. The Saga of Superboy
  54. 54. ["Yum yum -- I see you've got blueberry pie for dessert, Mother!"]
    Superboy
  55. 55. Diehards
  56. 56. Doing the Right Thing
  57. 57. Know Your Country
    Superboy
  58. 58. Animal Antics
  59. 59. That's Show Business
  60. 60. ["Doing anything tonight, honey?"]
    Bob Hope
  61. 61. Go West
  62. 62. Sweet Mystery of Life
  63. 63. A Tour of Tomorrow
  64. 64. Nine Worlds To Conquer
    Knights of the Galaxy
  65. 65. Back to the Battlefield
  66. 66. What's Love Got To Do With It?
  67. 67. The Comics Code Crunch
  68. 68. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  69. 69. Flashback
  70. 70. The Superman Family
  71. 71. The Battle of the Super-Pets!
    Superman; Supergirl
  72. 72. Kryptonite
  73. 73. The Secret of Silver Kryptonite!
    Jimmy Olsen
  74. 74. The Legion of Super-Heroes
  75. 75. [no title indexed]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  76. 76. Green Lantern Lit Again
  77. 77. Menace of the Runaway Missile!
    Green Lantern
  78. 78. Cosmic Enemy Number One!
    Green Lantern
  79. 79. The Justice League of America
  80. 80. Starro the Conqueror!
    Justice League of America
  81. 81. The Double Life of Star Sapphire
    Green Lantern
  82. 82. Doom of the Star Diamond!
    Justice League of America
  83. 83. The Silver Age
  84. 84. The Birds in the Gilded Cage!
    Hawkman
  85. 85. Earth-Two
  86. 86. Flash of Two Worlds!
    The Flash
  87. 87. Teen Titans
  88. 88. [no title indexed]
    New Teen Titans
  89. 89. Oddballs
  90. 90. [no title indexed]
    Metamorpho
  91. 91. Room At the Top
  92. 92. Introducing... Deadman
    Deadman
  93. 93. Where Lurks The Menace?
    The Creeper
  94. 94. The Secret Six!
    Secret Six
  95. 95. Square Pegs
  96. 96. A Time To Be Topical
  97. 97. Revamping the Classics
  98. 98. Forget the Old... The New Wonder Woman Is Here!
    Wonder Woman
  99. 99. Haunted Houses
  100. 100. Swamp Thing
  101. 101. Bat Out of Hell!
  102. 102. [no title indexed]
    Swamp Thing
  103. 103. The Fourth World
  104. 104. Looking Backward
  105. 105. Shazam!
  106. 106. [no title indexed]
    Shazam!
  107. 107. Moving Forward
  108. 108. New Markets, New Formats
  109. 109. Crisis On Infinite Earths
  110. 110. This Is It! Double-Size Shocker!
    Crisis on Infinite Earths
  111. 111. [no title indexed]
    Crisis on Infinite Earths
  112. 112. The Dark Knight Returns
  113. 113. The Man of Steel Revised
  114. 114. The Amazon Redeemed
  115. 115. Watching the Watchmen
  116. 116. Who Killed Robin?
  117. 117. The Sandman's Coming
  118. 118. A Novel Approach
  119. 119. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  120. 120. The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch
  121. 121. The Death of Superman
  122. 122. On the Verge of Vertigo
  123. 123. [no title indexed]
    Hellblazer
  124. 124. Superman Resurrected
  125. 125. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  126. 126. The Landmark of Milestone
  127. 127. [A cog in the corporate machine is about to strip some gears...]
    Hardware
  128. 128. Knightfall
  129. 129. The Paradox of Paradox
  130. 130. The Nude Housewife
  131. 131. Keep Smiling
  132. 132. The New Magazine of Weird Humor!
    Plop!
  133. 133. Zero Hour
  134. 134. [no title indexed]
  135. 135. Cut to the Quick!
    Flash
  136. 136. The Legend of the Batman--Who He Is and How He Came to Be!
    The Batman
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