(March 2004)

DC, 2004 Series
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Price
6.95 USD; 10.75 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
2004-01-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
761941237879 00111
Editing
Mark Chiarello; Valerie D'Orazio (Assistant Editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Limited Series

Issue Notes

This issue dedicated to Robert Kanigher, Joe Kubert, Harvey Kurtzman, and Alex Toth.


[Book One: Our Fighting Forces] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
Darwyn Cooke
Colors
?

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Indexer Notes

Title from inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Darwyn Cooke
Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
Darwyn Cooke
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Jared Fletcher ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's 1945 and the war is over...
Characters
The Losers [Gunner; Sarge; Johnny Cloud; Capt. Storm]
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Indexer Notes

A prologue with small portrait of The Losers.

Chapter One: Analog Heroes (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 37 pages (report information)

Script
Darwyn Cooke
Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
Darwyn Cooke
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Jared Fletcher

Characters
The Losers [Capt. Storm; Gunner; Sarge; Johnny Cloud; Pooch]; Col. Rick Flag; Hal Jordan; Pancho Barnes; Chuck Yeager
Synopsis
In 1945, The Losers land on Dinosaur Island, and all but Johnny Cloud meet their fates before Col. Rick Flag arrives to try to save them. But Cloud refuses to leave with Flagg and faces the same destiny as his brothers-in-arms. Later, in 1948, at Edwards Air Force Base, young Hal Jordan meets his hero, and his father's friend and fellow pilot, Chuck Yeager.
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Chapter Two: State of the Union Suit (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Darwyn Cooke
Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
Darwyn Cooke
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Jared Fletcher

Characters
Hourman; Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]] (all in cameo); Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Iris West (not pictured); Roy Raymond (referred to in Iris' article); Task Force X [Col. Rick Flag; Karin Grace; Dr. Hugh Evans; Jess Bright]
Synopsis
In Gotham City in 1952, Hourman is pursued and arrested as one of the few remaining active masked vigilantes. An Iris West authored article tells how as part of the government's efforts to root out subversive influences in America, the Justice Society of America was forced to retire, Wonder Woman and Superman took loyalty oaths, and Batman continued to work outside the law. The government also authorized a suicide squad called Task Force X, led by Rick Flag, to handle the greatest threats to the safety and security of the nation.
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Indexer Notes

The full-page shot of Superman fighting Batman from Iris' article is reproduced in full-color as the back cover of this issue. Batman is spelled "Bat-Man" throughout Iris' article.

Chapter Three: Heavy Traffic in Mig Alley (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Darwyn Cooke
Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
Darwyn Cooke
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Jared Fletcher

Characters
Ace Morgan; Hal Jordan; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Steve
Synopsis
As news of the offical end of the Korean conflict begins to spread, Ace Morgan and Hal Jordan engage in one last air battle. Ace and Hal are knocked out of the sky and Jordan lands on a Korean soldier, who also has not gotten the word that combat is over. Reporters Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen join the helicopter mission that saves Hal.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
Darwyn Cooke
Colors
?

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On the back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Book One: Our Fighting Forces]
  2. 1. ["It's 1945 and the war is over..."]
  3. 2. Chapter One: Analog Heroes
  4. 3. Chapter Two: State of the Union Suit
  5. 4. Chapter Three: Heavy Traffic in Mig Alley
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
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  • Jim Van Dore
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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