(October 2004)

DC, 2004 Series
 
Price
2.50 USD; 3.85 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
2004-08-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
761941244617 00111
Editing
Mike Carlin; Karen Berger; Pornsak Pichetshote (assistant editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

This is one of 8 tribute issues published this month to honor Julie Schwartz. The two stories inside are based on the cover, a device Julie Schwartz used to inspire his writers.


Secret of the Phantom Quarterback! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adam Hughes
Inks
Adam Hughes
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

Cover art is an homage to the cover of Superman (DC, 1939 series) #264 (June 1973).

The Phantom Quarterback (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
J. Bone
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher
Editing
Mike Carlin

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Harold Gorky; Tank Torgan; Tiffany; Sam "Sagebrush" Sourdough
Synopsis
To get the attention of his assistant Tiffany, Professor Gorky creates an invisible robot to defeat the star athlete in a football game where Superman just happens to be a guest referee.

Secret of the Phantom Quarterback (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz (Co-Plotter, Writer); Keith Giffen (Co-Plotter)
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters
Ken Lopez
Editing
Karen Berger; Pornsak Pichetshote (assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Steve Lombard; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Football quarterback Steve Lombard takes drugs which cause him to turn invisible and release energy blasts. Superman takes him for a run on the Cosmic Treadmill until he uses up all his extra energy. His football career over, Lombard considers a career in sports journalism.

Indexer Notes

The other football players mentioned -- Fox, Broome, Bates, Maggin, and Pasko -- are names from Julius Schwartz' stable of writers, i.e., Gardner Fox, John Broome, Cary Bates, Elliot S! Maggin, and Marty Pasko. Also, incidental characters Curt and Murphy are named after classic Superman artists Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson.

For Julie Schwartz (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Julius Schwartz

Indexer Notes

Julius Schwartz memorium.

[Superman #264] (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret of the Phantom Quarterback!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Phantom Quarterback
    Superman
  3. 2. Secret of the Phantom Quarterback
    Superman
  4. 3. For Julie Schwartz
  5. 4. [Superman #264]
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Van Dore