([August] 2021)

DC, 2021 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
49.99 USD; 65.99 CAD
Pages
512
On-sale Date
2021-06-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-77950-709-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781779507099 54999
Printer
Transcontinental Interglobe, Beauceville, QC, Canada
Editing
Paul Levitz (credited) (editor - collected edition); Len Wein (credited) (editor - original series); Ross Andru (credited) (editor - original series); Dick Giordano (credited) (editor - original series); Laurie Sutton (credited) (editor - original stories); Karen Berger (credited) (editor - original stories); Dave Manak (credited) (editor - original series); Alan Gold (credited) (editor - original series); Mark Waid (credited) (editor - original series); Michael Eury (credited) (editor - original series); Nicola Cuti (credited) (editor - original series); Roy Thomas (credited) (editor - original series); Robert Greenberger (credited) (editor - original series); Frank Miller (credited) (editor - original series); Mike Gold (credited) (editor - original series); Janice Race (credited) (associate editor - original series); Art Young (credited) (associate editor - original series); Jonathan Peterson (credited) (assistant editor - original series)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
hardcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons (Rorschach); Stephen R. Bissette (Swamp Thing); Ernie Colón (Amethyst); Frank Miller (Batman; Ronin); Brian Bolland (King Arthur); Keith Giffen (Ambush Bug); Barbara Slate (Angel Love)
Inks
Bob Lewis (Ambush Bug); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Dave Gibbons (Rorschach); Ernie Colón (Amethyst); Frank Miller (Batman; Ronin); Brian Bolland (King Arthur); Barbara Slate (Angel Love)
Colors
John Higgins (Rorschach); Tatjana Wood (Swamp Thing; King Arthur); Tom Ziuko (Amethyst); Lynn Varley (Batman; Ronin); Anthony Tollin (Ambush Bug); ? (Angel Love)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Images are excerpted from the stories reprinted in the book.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz (credited)
Letters
typeset

Anything Goes (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Paul Levitz ?
Letters
typeset

[Camelot 3000 #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 3)

Camelot 3000 / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru (layouts); Brian Bolland (credited) (pencils)
Inks
Brian Bolland (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein (logo design)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
King Arthur Pendragon; Merlin; Tom Prentice
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In an interview in Back Issue #27, both Brian Bolland & Mike W. Barr say Ross Andru did pencil layouts for the covers of issue #1 & 2.

The Past and Future King! (Table of Contents: 4)

Camelot 3000 / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (credited)
Pencils
Brian Bolland (credited)
Inks
Bruce Patterson (credited as Bruce D. Patterson)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
King Arthur Pendragon; Merlin; Tom Prentice (first appearance); Jules Futrelle (first appearance); Joan Acton (first appearance); Mr. Prentice (first appearance, death); Mrs. Prentice (first appearance, death); Pop (first appearance); Ms. Larue (first appearance)
Synopsis
Aliens are invading Earth. Tom Prentice frees King Arthur from his crypt.
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Indexer Notes

In an interview in Back Issue #27, both Brian Bolland & Mike W. Barr said Bolland did full pencils. Brian Bolland, "I penciled really thoroughly so that the inker wouldn't have any chance of having his own style." Mike W. Barr even quoted Bruce Patterson talking about how much detail there was on the pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Arak, Son of Thunder / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Ernie Colón (credited)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (credited)
Colors
Adrienne Roy (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
J-7241
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eye of the hunter, piercing the morn...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Arak, Son of Thunder (introduction); Dziewona
Synopsis
Arak seeks a treasure of amber.
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Duel in Dark Magic! (Table of Contents: 6)

Amethyst / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Mishkin (credited); Gary Cohn (credited)
Pencils
Ernie Colón (credited)
Inks
Ernie Colón (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
Ernie Colón (credited); Todd Klein (credited) (logo design)

Job Number
J-8173
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Amethyst (introduction); Dark Opal (villain, introduction); Carnelian; Granch; Lord Sardonyx
Synopsis
Dark Opal has plans to conquer the Gemworld, but he knows Amethyst will be a great obstacle.
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This Bunny Unbound! (Table of Contents: 7)

Captain Carrot / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Scott Shaw (credited as Scott Shaw!); Ross Andru (credited) (Superman sequence)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; Todd Klein

Job Number
C-819
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Captain Carrot (intro); Zoo Crew [Alley-Kat-Abra (intro); Fastback (intro); Pig-Iron [Peter Porkchops] (intro as Pig-Iron); Rubberduck (intro); Yankee Poodle (intro)]; Superman; Super-Squirrel; Wonder Wabbit; Batmouse; Green Lambkin; Aquaduck; Just'a Lotta Animals
Synopsis
When people in Metropolis start acting like monkeys, Superman tracks the source of the problem to a ray coming from Pluto. Attempting to go to Pluto, Superman ends up in a dimension populated by talking animals where he meets Rodney Rabbit. Rodney tells Superman that on his world citizens are oddly acting like animals too. Charged by mysteriously glowing carrots and wearing a Halloween costume, Rodney joins Superman's investigation as Captain Carrot.
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Indexer Notes

Preview insert between pages #14 and 15 of main story.

Roy Thomas confirmed he was the sole writer of this story. Roy Thomas, Scott Shaw, and Gerry Conway credited as co-creators. Per Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway had the original idea for a funny animal version of the Justice League of America which became later "Just'a Lotta Animals" in Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! (DC, 1982 series) #14. Scott Shaw did the art of the Zoo Crew portion of the story and created Pig-Iron. All other characters were created by Roy Thomas and Dann Thomas (all per email exchange, October 14, 2014).

Klein letters credits from http://kleinletters.com/.

[Angel Love #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 8)

Angel Love / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Barbara Slate (credited)
Inks
Barbara Slate (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama; romance
Characters
Angel Love
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Angel Love / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate (credited)
Pencils
Barbara Slate (credited)
Inks
John Lopez ?
Colors
Bob LeRose ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Job Number
G-1730
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Balloon Restaurant on the upper west side of New York City:
Genre
drama; romance
Reprints

[Nathaniel Dusk #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 10)

Nathaniel Dusk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein (logo design)

Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit per Klein.

Lovers Die at Dusk (Table of Contents: 11)

Nathaniel Dusk / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Don McGregor (credited)
Pencils
Gene Colan (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
J-8706
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Nathaniel Dusk; Evelyn Morrison; Andrew Evans; The Cadaver [Eddie Pichano]; Joyce Gulino; Freddie Brickenhacker; Arthur Squire; Murray Abrahams; Jennie Gulino; Anthony Gulino
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Indexer Notes

Art for this story was not inked; it was reproduced from pencils.

Dedicated to Robert Culp.

[Secret Origins #48 Cover] (Table of Contents: 12)

Ambush Bug / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Maguire (credited) (signed as Maguire)
Inks
Al Gordon (credited) (signed as Gordon)
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Ambush Bug
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Indexer Notes

Parody of Batman TV show with Batman and Robin climbing the building and Ambush Bug looking out the window.

Letters credit from Todd Klein via http://kleinletters.com/.

The Secret Origin of Ambush Bug: We Thought Him Up! (Table of Contents: 13)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Keith Giffen (credited as Keith Van Giffen) (plot); Robert Loren Fleming (credited as Robert Louis Loren Stevenson Fleming) (script)
Pencils
Keith Giffen (credited as Keith Van Giffen)
Inks
Bob Lewis (credited as Bob The Louvre Lewis)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (credited as Tony Tintoretto Tollin)
Letters
John Costanza (credited as Jasper John Costanze)

Job Number
G-4853
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Ambush Bug; Cheeks; Vril Dox
Synopsis
The National Bureau of Origins wants to know Ambush Bug's origin.
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Indexer Notes

A spoof on Cynicalman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc.

[Best of DC #58 Cover] (Table of Contents: 14)

Super Jrs. / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Vince Squeglia (credited, signed)
Inks
Vince Squeglia (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; Todd Klein (feature logo design)

Genre
children; superhero
Characters
Super Jrs.; Santa Claus
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Feature logo credit from http://kleinletters.com/.

The Isle of Forgotten Toys (Table of Contents: 15)

Super Jrs. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti (layouts); Vince Squeglia (finished pencils)
Inks
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
children; superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints Chapters 6 and 7 of the original 68-page story.

The script and art credits come from Tom DeFalco in Andy Mangels' "Super Jrs. vs. Superkids: The Many Mysteries of DC's Romper Room JLA" in Back Issue #76. Mangels also reveals that the story was likely originally prepared for release as an issue of All-New Collectors' Edition in late 1977.

[Infinity, Inc. #14 Cover] (Table of Contents: 16)

Infinity, Inc. / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Todd McFarlane (credited)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (credited as Adez)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Infinity Inc. [Silver Scarab; Nuklon; Northwind; Obsidian; Jade; Fury]; Chroma
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Concert in the Key of... Chroma (Table of Contents: 17)

Infinity, Inc. / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited); Dann Thomas (credited) (co-plot)
Pencils
Todd McFarlane (credited)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (credited)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (credited); Adrienne Roy (credited)
Letters
Lois Buhalis (credited as L. Lois Buhalis)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Chroma (villain, introduction)
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Atlantis! (Table of Contents: 18)

Arion / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg (credited)
Pencils
Jan Duursema (credited)
Inks
Jan Duursema (credited)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited); Jan Duursema (partial logo design)

Genre
sword and sorcery; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Arion, Lord of Atlantis (intro); Lady Chian (intro); Lady Kesill; Caculha; King D'tilluh
Synopsis
Introduction of Arion and much of the story setting. We first see Chian and the trials of ancient Atlantis.
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Indexer Notes

Logo design credits from Todd Klein, who states Duursema penciled the magic symbol in the O and he designed the rest.

Something Different (Table of Contents: 19)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Slate (credited)
Letters
typeset

The Road to Vertigo (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Paul Levitz ?
Letters
typeset

[Swamp Thing #40 Cover] (Table of Contents: 21)

Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stephen R. Bissette (credited) (signed as S.B.)
Inks
John Totleben (credited) (signed as J.T.)
Colors
Tatjana Wood

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing
Reprints

The Curse (Table of Contents: 22)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Stephen R. Bissette (credited)
Inks
John Totleben (credited)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-2020
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing; Abigail Cable; John Constantine
Reprints

[Doom Patrol #25 Cover] (Table of Contents: 23)

Doom Patrol / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Richard Case (credited) (signed as R)
Inks
Richard Case (credited) (signed as R)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Imaginary Friends (Table of Contents: 24)

Doom Patrol / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Grant Morrison (credited)
Pencils
Doug Braithwaite (credited)
Inks
Scott Hanna
Colors
Daniel Vozzo
Letters
John Workman

Job Number
G-4934
Genre
superhero
Characters
Joshua Clay [Tempest]; Dorthy Spinner; Brotherhood of Dada
Reprints

[Sandman #8 Cover] (Table of Contents: 25)

The Sandman [DC, mythical epic] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (credited) (mixed media)
Inks
Dave McKean (credited) (mixed media)
Colors
Dave McKean (credited) (mixed media)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Death
Reprints

The Sound of Her Wings (Table of Contents: 26)

The Sandman [DC, mythical epic] / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
Mike Dringenberg (credited)
Inks
Malcolm Jones III (credited)
Colors
Robbie Busch (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dream [Morpheus]; Death (introduction); Franklin; Harry; Esmé
Synopsis
Morpheus meets his sister in Central Park and then accompanies her around New York as she works.
Reprints
Keywords
Central Park; New York

25 Years of Vertigo (Table of Contents: 27)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz (credited)
Letters
typeset

50 Years and Onward (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Paul Levitz ?
Letters
typeset

[Ronin #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
Frank Miller (credited)
Inks
Frank Miller (credited)
Colors
Lynn Varley
Letters
Todd Klein (logo design, inks only); Frank Miller (logo design); typeset

Genre
martial arts
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Logo design credits from Todd Klein.

Ronin Book One (Table of Contents: 30)

Ronin / comic story / 48 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Miller (credited)
Pencils
Frank Miller (credited)
Inks
Frank Miller (credited)
Colors
Lynn Varley (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Genre
martial arts; science fiction
Characters
Lord Ozaki; Agat (demon); Virgo; Mr. Learnid; Casey McKenna; Billy Challas
Synopsis
When Lord Ozaki is killed, a young samurai becomes ronin to protect the Lord's magic sword. Ronin and the demon Agat battle thru time to a post-apocalyptic New York.
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[Batman: The Dark Knight #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Pencils
Frank Miller (credited)
Inks
Frank Miller (credited)
Colors
Lynn Varley
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman
Reprints
Keywords
lightning; silhouette

The Dark Knight Returns (Table of Contents: 32)

Batman / comic story / 46 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Miller (credited)
Pencils
Frank Miller (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Lynn Varley (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got the home stretch all to myself when the readings stop making sense.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Lola Chong; Bill; Dave; James Gordon; Harvey Dent; Dr. Bartholomew Wolper (introduction); Dr. Herbert Willing; Alfred Pennyworth; Carrie Kelley (introduction); Michelle; Mackie; Morrie; Lana Lang
Reprints
Keywords
retirement

[Watchmen #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Colors
John Higgins

Genre
superhero
Reprints
Keywords
button; Comedian's badge

At Midnight, All the Agents... (Table of Contents: 34)

Watchmen / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Colors
John Higgins (credited)
Letters
Dave Gibbons (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rorschach's journal. October 12th, 1985.
Feature Logo
Watchmen
Genre
superhero
Characters
Edward Blake [Comedian]; Rorschach [Walter Kovacs]; Daniel Dreiberg [Nite Owl]; Adrian Veidt [Ozymandias]; Jon Osterman [Doctor Manhattan]; Laurie Juspeczyk [Silk Spectre]; Steven Fine; Joe Bourquin; Hollis Mason [Nite Owl]; Happy Harry; Steve; Derf
Reprints
Keywords
Bob Dylan; Keene Act; New York; Rorschach's journal

Under the Hood (Table of Contents: 35)

Watchmen / text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited) (illustrations)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited) (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We present here excerpts from Hollis Mason's autobiography, Under the Hood, leading up to the time when he became the masked adventurer, Nite Owl.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Denise; Moe Vernon; Hollis Mason; Fred Motz; Hollis Mason Senior; Hooded Justice; Lyantha Mason; Mrs. Mason; Beatrice Motz
Reprints
Keywords
Action Comics; New York; The Ride of the Valkyries; Wagner

Indexer Notes

A text story presented as the autobiography of the first Nite Owl, Hollis Mason.

[History of the DC Universe #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Pencils
George Pérez (credited)
Inks
Karl Kesel (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Todd Klein (logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Darkseid; Uncle Sam; Solovar; Superman (in rocket); Amazing-Man [Will Everett]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Sargon (obscured); Demon; Hour-Man; Blackhawks [Andre; Chop-Chop]; Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.]; Demons Three [Abnegazar; Rath; Ghast]; Jonah Hex; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Starfire; Dr. Occult
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Indexer Notes

All cover images are taken from the interior illustrations. Also included in the cover images is the green flame of the Golden Age Green Lantern, a warrior at Nanda Parbat, members of Broot's race on Changralyn and members of Starfire's race on Tamaran, and fighter planes over Europe in the early days of World War II.

Logo design credit from Todd Klein via http://kleinletters.com/.

[History of the DC Universe Book One] (Table of Contents: 37)

text story / 48 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman (credited)
Pencils
George Pérez (credited) (illustrations)
Inks
Karl Kesel (credited) (illustrations)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited) (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Harbinger; Krona; Manhunters; Green Lantern Corps; Guardians of the Universe; Controllers; Psions; Demons Three [Abnegazar; Rath; Ghast]; Pariah; Destiny; Vandal Savage; Immortal Man; Anthro; Kong; Garn Daanuth; Arion; Lady Chian; Wyynde; Warlord; Shazam; Black Adam; Titans of Myth [Hyperion; Crius; Oceanus; Coeus; Iapetus; Cronus; Thea; Rhea; Mnemosyne; Phoebe; Tethys; Themis]; Zeus; Highfather; Darkseid; X'hal; Auron; Nimbus; Heracles; Hippolyte; Golden Gladiator; Blackbriar Thorn; Shining Knight; Silent Knight; Demon; Arak; Viking Prince; Azrael; Citrina; Spider Guild; Solovar; Black Pirate; Andrew Bennett; Grim Ghost; Captain Fear; Miss Liberty; Tomahawk; Dan Hunter; Don Caballero; Firehair; Jonah Hex; El Papagayo; El Diablo; Bat Lash; Scalphunter; Super Chief; Pow Wow Smith; Cinnamon; Trigger Twins; Johnny Thunder; Madame .44; Strong Bow; Balloon Buster; Enemy Ace; Brother Blood; Dr. Occult; Green Lantern [Abin Sur]; Lara; Jor-El; Superman (in his rocket); Adolph Hitler; Zatara; Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Hop Harrigan; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Doll Man [Darrell Dane]; Steel [Henry Heywood]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Hall]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Johnny Thunder; Thunderbolt; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Justice Society of America; Starman [Ted Knight]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]; Injustice Gang of America [Solomon Grundy; Brain Wave; Sportsmaster; Tigress; Gambler; Per Degaton; Thinker; Vandal Savage; Harlequin; Fiddler; Wizard; Icicle; Shade]; All-Star Squadron [Sandy; Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; Mr. America [Tex Thompson]; Manhunter [Paul Kirk]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloane]; Guardian [Jim Harper]; Judomaster; Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Amazing-Man [Will Everett]; Liberty Belle [Libby Lawrence]; Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian]; Tarantula; Robotman [Robert Crane]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy; Whip; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Jester; TNT; Dan, the Dyna-Mite; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Midnight; Alias the Spider]; Blackhawks [Bart Hawk; Olaf; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]; Sgt. Rock; Iron Major; Freedom Fighters [Invisible Hood; Miss America [Joan Dale]; Captain Triumph; Neon the Unknown; Red Bee [Rick Raleigh]; Ray [Happy Terrill]; Firebrand [Rod Reilly]; Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]]
Synopsis
Harbinger records the significant events in the DC Universe from the dawn of time up to World War II.
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[History of the DC Universe #2 Cover] (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Pencils
George Pérez (credited)
Inks
Karl Kesel (credited)
Colors
Bill Wray; Tom Ziuko; Bob LeRose

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (also in rocket); Uncle Sam; Solovar; Amazing-Man [Will Everett]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Sargon (obscured); Demon; Hour-Man; Swamp Thing; Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Jonah Hex; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Starfire; Dr. Occult
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Most cover images are taken from the interior illustrations of the previous issue, except for the images of Superman, Swamp Thing, and Batman. Also included in the cover images is the green flame of the Golden Age Green Lantern, a warrior at Nanda Parbat, members of Broot's race on Changralyn and members of Starfire's race on Tamaran, and fighter planes over Europe in the early days of World War II.

[History of the DC Universe Book Two] (Table of Contents: 39)

text story / 48 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman (credited)
Pencils
George Pérez (credited)
Inks
Karl Kesel (credited)
Colors
Bill Wray; Tom Ziuko (credited); Bob LeRose
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Harbinger; Judomaster; Tiger; Neptune Perkins; Tsunami; Guardian [Jim Harper]; Newsboy Legion [Tommy; Big Words; Gabby; Scrapper]; Haunted Tank; Jeb Stuart; Creature Commandos; G. I. Robot; Viking Commando; Mlle. Marie; Unknown Soldier; Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Andre; Alfie; Jan; Brooklyn]; Losers [Gunner; Sarge; Captain Storm; Johnny Cloud]; Seven Soldiers of Victory [Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Shining Knight; Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton; also as Skyman]; Stripesy]; Nebula Man; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Merry, Girl of 1,000 Gimmicks; Justice Society of America [Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkwoman [Shiera Hall]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Johnny Thunder; Thunderbolt; Starman [Ted Knight]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]]; Task Force X [Rick Flag]; Tom Curry; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Martha Wayne; Thomas Wayne; Phantom Stranger; Captain Comet; Martian Manhunter; Dr. Erdel; Hippolyte; Dan Garrett [Blue Beetle]; Trigon; Arella; Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkwoman [Shayera Thal]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry, Jr.]; Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Guardians of the Universe; Adam Strange; Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; June Robbins]; Dolphin; Sea Devils [Dane Dorrance; Biff Bailey; Judy Watson; Nicky Watson]; Justice League of America; Teen Titans [Kid Flash [Wally West]; Aqualad; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]]; Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Tin; Mercury; Platinum]; Will Magnus; Ultra, the Multi-Alien; Elongated Man; B'Wana Beast; Robby Reed; Zatanna; Zatara; Ragman; Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt; Mera; Metamorpho; Question; Prince Ra-Man; Eclipso; Deadman; Animal Man; Creeper; Son of Vulcan; King Faraday; Sarge Steel; Secret Six [August Durant; Lili Deneuve; Carlo DiRienzi; Tiger Force; Crimson Dawn; King Savage]; Doom Patrol [Chief; Negative Man; Elasti-Girl; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Monitor; Metron; Kanto; Mantis; Forever People [Vykin; Big Bear; Serifan; Beautiful Dreamer; Mark Moonrider]; Infinity Man; Glorious Godfrey; Black Racer; Orion; Kalibak; Highfather; Darkseid; Forager; Big Barda; Mr. Miracle; Desaad; Granny Goodness; Lonar; Himon; Lightray; Fastbak; Brainiac; New Doom Patrol [Tempest [Joshua Clay]; Negative Woman; Celsius]; Black Lightning; Thorn; Swamp Thing; Manhunter [Mark Shaw]; Johnny Double; Harvey Bullock; Jonni Thunder; Jason Bard; Peacemaker; Firestorm; Firehawk; Warlord; Atomic Knight; Jemm, Son of Saturn; Baron Winters; Amethyst; Shade, the Changing Man; Shazam; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; New Teen Titans [Starfire; Azrael; Lilith; Changeling; Raven; Speedy; Cyborg; Nightwing; Hawk; Kole; Jericho; Terra; Robin [Tim Drake]; Aquagirl]; Outsiders [Halo; Katana; Geo-Force; Looker]; Commander Steel; Gypsy; Vibe; Vixen; Global Guardians [Bushmaster; Godiva; Green Flame; Icemadien; Impala; Jack O'Lantern; Little Mermaid; Olympian; Owlwoman; Rising Sun; Seraph; Tasmanian Devil; Thunderlord; Tuatara; Wild Huntsman; Red Star; Dr. Mist]; Blue Devil; Air Wave [Hal Jordan]; Power Girl; Vigilante [Adrian Chase]; Black Orchid; Red Tornado [John Smith]; Anti-Monitor; Pariah; Dove; Gnarrk; Starman [Gavyn]; Green Lantern Corps [Arisia; John Stewart; Ch'p; Kilowog; Katma Tui; Salaak]; Lady Quark; Dr. Light [Kimiyo Hoshi]; Booster Gold; Omega Men [Nimbus; Auron; Harpis; Tigorr; Primus; Kalista; Green Man; Ryand'r; Doc; Elu; Felicity]; Infinity, Inc. [Brainwave, Jr.; Obsidian; Jade; Fury [Lyta Trevor]; Silver Scarab; Nuklon; Northwind; Dr. Mid-Nite [Beth Chapel]; Hourman [Rick Tyler]; Wildcat [Yolanda Montez]]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Suicide Squad [Bronze Tiger; Enchantress; Deadshot; Rick Flagg, Jr.; Captain Boomerang [Digger Harkness]; Nightshade; Nemesis [Tom Tesser]]; Wonder Woman [Diana]; Jonah Hex; Chris KL-99; Star Rovers; Star Hawkins; Space Cabby; OMAC; Tommy Tomorrow; Space Ranger; Legion of Super-Heroes [Wildfire; Magnetic Kid; Ultra Boy; Phantom Girl; Timber Wolf; Lightning Lass; Shadow Girl; Element Lad; Bouncing Boy; Blok; Shrinking Violet; Quislet; Colossal Boy; Cosmic Boy; Star Boy; Saturn Girl; Mon-El; Dawnstar; Lightning Lad; Matter-Eater Lad; Tellus; Tyroc; Sensor Girl; Dream Girl; Brainiac 5; Dream Girl; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Chameleon Boy; Star Boy; Polar Boy; Duo Damsel; Chemical Kid; Ferro Lad; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Karate Kid]; Heroes of Lallor [Duplicate Boy; Evolvo Lad; Gas Girl; Life Lass; Beast Boy]; Wanderers [Celebrand; Psyche; Quantum Queen; Elvo; Dartalg; Ornitho; Immorto]; Khunds; Cryll; Abra Kadabra; Time Trapper
Synopsis
Harbinger continues to record the significant events in the DC Universe from World War II through the present to the end of time.
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The Blackhawks (Table of Contents: 40)

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Len Wein (credited)
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Dave Cockrum (credited)
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Murphy Anderson (credited)
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superhero
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Blackhawks [Andre; Stanislaus; Hendrickson; Chop-Chop; Olaf; Chuck]
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All-Star Squadron (Table of Contents: 41)

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Script
Len Wein (credited); Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Jerry Ordway (credited) (signed as Jerry Ordway)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (credited) (signed as Jerry Ordway)
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superhero
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All-Star Squadron [Commander Steel; Liberty Belle; Robotman [Robert Crane]; Amazing-Man; Firebrand [Danette Reilly]; Tarantula; Johnny Quick; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Plastic Man; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Guardian [Jim Harper]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; Shining Knight; Atom [Al Pratt]]; Winged Victory
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Green Lantern Corps (Table of Contents: 42)

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Len Wein (credited)
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Brian Bolland (credited, signed)
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Brian Bolland (credited, signed)
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superhero
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Green Lantern Corps [Green Lantern [Tomar-Re]; Green Lantern [Xax]; Green Lantern [Katma Tui]; Green Lantern [Chaselon]; Green Lantern [Charlie Vickers]; Green Lantern [Medphyl]; Green Lantern [Salaak]; Green Lantern [Eddore]; Green Lantern [Arkkis Chummuck]; Green Lantern [Ch'p]; Green Lantern [Arisia]; Green Lantern [Stel]; Green Lantern [Gallus-Zed]; Green Lantern [Hollika Rahn]; Green Lantern [The Green Man]; unnamed Green Lanterns]
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The Huntress (Table of Contents: 43)

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Len Wein (credited)
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Joe Staton (credited) (signed as Staton)
Inks
Joe Staton (credited) (signed as Staton)
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superhero
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Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Batman (Earth-2, background); Catwoman (Earth-2, background)
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Indexer Notes

Daughter of Earth-2 Batman and Catwoman.

'Mazing Man (Table of Contents: 44)

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Len Wein ?
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Stephen DeStefano (credited) (signed as SdS)
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Karl Kesel (credited) (signed as KK)
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superhero
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'Mazing Man; Denton (background); K.P. Watson (background); Guido Garibaldi (background); Eddie Valentine (background); Brenda Valentine (background)
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The Outsiders (Table of Contents: 45)

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Script
Len Wein ?
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Jim Aparo (credited) (signed as Jim Aparo)
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Jim Aparo (credited) (signed as Jim Aparo)
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superhero
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Outsiders [Black Lightning; Geo-Force; Halo; Katana; Looker; Metamorpho; Dr. Jace]
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Red Tornado (Table of Contents: 46)

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Script
Len Wein ?
Pencils
Joe Brozowski (credited) (signed as Bro)
Inks
Greg Theakston (credited) (signed as GT [combined])
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superhero
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Red Tornado [John Smith, Tornado Champion, Tornado Tyrant] (Earth-1); Kathy Sutton (background); Traya (background)
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The Experiments (Table of Contents: 47)

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Marv Wolfman (credited)
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Crossing the Atlantic (Table of Contents: 48)

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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Introduction
  3. 2. Anything Goes
  4. 3. [Camelot 3000 #1 Cover]
    Camelot 3000
  5. 4. The Past and Future King!
    Camelot 3000
  6. 5. ["Eye of the hunter, piercing the morn..."]
    Arak, Son of Thunder
  7. 6. Duel in Dark Magic!
    Amethyst
  8. 7. This Bunny Unbound!
    Captain Carrot
  9. 8. [Angel Love #1 Cover]
    Angel Love
  10. 9. ["The Balloon Restaurant on the upper west side of New York City:"]
    Angel Love
  11. 10. [Nathaniel Dusk #1 Cover]
    Nathaniel Dusk
  12. 11. Lovers Die at Dusk
    Nathaniel Dusk
  13. 12. [Secret Origins #48 Cover]
    Ambush Bug
  14. 13. The Secret Origin of Ambush Bug: We Thought Him Up!
    Ambush Bug
  15. 14. [Best of DC #58 Cover]
    Super Jrs.
  16. 15. The Isle of Forgotten Toys
    Super Jrs.
  17. 16. [Infinity, Inc. #14 Cover]
    Infinity, Inc.
  18. 17. Concert in the Key of... Chroma
    Infinity, Inc.
  19. 18. Atlantis!
    Arion
  20. 19. Something Different
  21. 20. The Road to Vertigo
  22. 21. [Swamp Thing #40 Cover]
    Swamp Thing
  23. 22. The Curse
    Swamp Thing
  24. 23. [Doom Patrol #25 Cover]
    Doom Patrol
  25. 24. Imaginary Friends
    Doom Patrol
  26. 25. [Sandman #8 Cover]
    The Sandman [DC, mythical epic]
  27. 26. The Sound of Her Wings
    The Sandman [DC, mythical epic]
  28. 27. 25 Years of Vertigo
  29. 28. 50 Years and Onward
  30. 29. [Ronin #1 Cover]
    Ronin
  31. 30. Ronin Book One
    Ronin
  32. 31. [Batman: The Dark Knight #1 Cover]
    Batman
  33. 32. The Dark Knight Returns
    Batman
  34. 33. [Watchmen #1 Cover]
    Watchmen
  35. 34. At Midnight, All the Agents...
    Watchmen
  36. 35. Under the Hood
    Watchmen
  37. 36. [History of the DC Universe #1 Cover]
  38. 37. [History of the DC Universe Book One]
  39. 38. [History of the DC Universe #2 Cover]
  40. 39. [History of the DC Universe Book Two]
  41. 40. The Blackhawks
    Who's Who
  42. 41. All-Star Squadron
    Who's Who
  43. 42. Green Lantern Corps
    Who's Who
  44. 43. The Huntress
    Who's Who
  45. 44. 'Mazing Man
    Who's Who
  46. 45. The Outsiders
    Who's Who
  47. 46. Red Tornado
    Who's Who
  48. 47. The Experiments
  49. 48. Crossing the Atlantic
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