(April 2004)

DC, 2004 Series
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Price
6.95 USD; 10.75 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
2004-02-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
761941237879 00211
Editing
Mark Chiarello (credited) (editor); Valerie D'Orazio (credited) (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

This issue dedicated to Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino, Johnny Craig, and Bernard Krigstein.

[Book Two: Strange Adventures] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
Darwyn Cooke
Colors
Darwyn Cooke

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Indexer Notes

Title from inside front cover.

Colors credit based on note in Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Darwyn Cooke (DC, 2015 series).

Chapter Four: Gods and Monsters (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Dr. Erdel; J'onn J'onzz [Martian Manhunter; also John Jones]; Groucho Marx; Bugs Bunny; Native American (from early television sign-off image)]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Barry Allen; Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower; Slam Bradley; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis
J'onn J'onzz arrives on Earth, while Superman investigates what Wonder Woman has been up to in Indo-China. J'onn J'onzz studies Earth culture through television and takes on the role of police detective John Jones in Gotham City in 1955. Time passes, and in Central City police scientist Barry Allen is struck by lightning, the Russians launch Sputnik, and Eisenhower ramps up the space race. In Gotham City in 1957, John Jones and Slam Bradley's attempt to break up a cult dedicated to "The Centre" involves an encounter with Batman and the confiscation of a large, sealed book.
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Chapter Five: Fun City (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 40 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Ted Grant [Wildcat]; Cassius Clay [Muhammad Ali]; Jack Ryder; Selina Kyle [Catwoman]; Dinah Drake [Black Canary]; Alan Scott [Green Lantern]; Dr. Charles McNider [Dr. Mid-Nite]; Bruce Wayne [Batman]; Lois Lane; Oliver Queen [Green Arrow]; Ace Morgan; Hal Jordan; Col. Rick Flag; Carol Ferris; Johnny Thunder (western hero, on TV screen); Barry Allen [The Flash]; Iris Allen; Captain Cold [Len Snart]
Synopsis
In Las Vegas, retired masked man Ted Grant boxes against the young contender Cassius Clay. When Captain Cold crashes the party afterwards, The Flash crosses the country to stop him. Later, Ace Morgan and Hal Jordan discuss life after combat, and Ace tells Hal he has lined up a meeting for Hal at Ferris Aircraft.
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Indexer Notes

The announcer is identified as Jack Ryder (later to become The Creeper) in Absolute DC: The New Frontier (DC, 2006 series).

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
Darwyn Cooke
Colors
Darwyn Cooke

Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Colors credit based on note in Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Darwyn Cooke (DC, 2015 series).

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Book Two: Strange Adventures]
  2. 1. Chapter Four: Gods and Monsters
  3. 2. Chapter Five: Fun City
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
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