Arak / Son of Thunder #50 [Newsstand]
(November 1985)

DC, 1981 Series
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Price
1.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1985-08-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893111311
Editing
Roy Thomas (editor); Janice Race (associate editor); Tom Condon (managing editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Arak / Son of Thunder (DC, 1981 series) #50 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

Last issue of the series.

On-sale date from DC Releases #18.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Arak, Son of Thunder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony DeZuñiga (signed)
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical; sword and sorcery
Characters
Arak; Valda; Satyricus; Malagigi

The Road to the Rising Sun (Table of Contents: 1)

Arak, Son of Thunder / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (plot); Dann Thomas (plot); Jean-Marc Lofficier [as R. J. M. Lofficier] (script); Randy Lofficier [as R. J. M. Lofficier] (script)
Pencils
Tony DeZuñiga
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
David Cody Weiss

Job Number
G-2189
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Arak; Valda; Satyricus; Malagigi; Alsind; Captain Re-is Hazz
Synopsis
Arak and his comrades are now in Japan, where they find a small tribe being dominated by an oni (a sort of demon). The tribesmen have been stockpiling boats so they can leave the island, but the oni won't permit it, and Arak and friends finally confront it and manage to kill the demon. As Arak prepares to sail to his homeland, he tells Valda what he learned from Malagigi: her king's glory will soon be magnified, and she must be at his side when it happens. Broken-hearted, Valda and Malagigi must return to their own home, while Arak and Satyricus sail away to the east to find Arak's people.

The Travels of Arak (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas ?
Pencils
Tony DeZuñiga
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Synopsis
2 page map of Arak's travels, including the issue numbers where his adventures took place.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Scroll Call / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas [as R. T.]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2133

Indexer Notes

Features letters from Elwin D. Sherrer, Charles David Haskell, and Reed Cockrell. Roy Thomas also gives some final thoughts on Arak.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Meanwhile... / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Giordano; Arnaldo Lopez, Jr.
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Dick Giordano gives an update on the fortunes of the DC Bullets softball team. Then, a letter writer extolls the virtues of reading comics.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Arak, Son of Thunder
  2. 1. The Road to the Rising Sun
    Arak, Son of Thunder
  3. 2. The Travels of Arak
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Scroll Call
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed