(February-March 1971)

DC, 1971 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1970-12-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [character]
Editing
Jack Kirby
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Orion Fights for Earth! (Table of Contents)

New Gods / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia ?; Don Heck ?
Colors
Gaspar Saladino
Letters
?; Gaspar Saladino (logo design)

Job Number
X-102
Genre
superhero
Characters
Orion
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Indexer Notes

Orion figure taken from presentation piece, as seen at Kirby Museum:
http://kirbymuseum.org/gallery/v/Gods/Orion.jpg.html. Information from Chrissie Harper and Henry Kujawa.

Inks credit is in dispute.

Logo design credit from Todd Klein, who notes that Kirby may have provided a layout of the logo.

Orion Fights for Earth! (Table of Contents: 1)

New Gods / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
X-107
Genre
superhero
Characters
Orion (introduction); Lightray (introduction); Metron (introduction); Highfather [Izaya the Inheritor] (introduction); Para-Demons (introduction); Darkseid; Kalibak (introduction); Victor Lanza (introduction); Claudia Shane (introduction); Dave Lincoln (introduction); Harvey Lockman (introduction); The "Source" (introduction); New Genesis (introduction); Apokolips (first appearance)
Synopsis
Ages ago good and evil gods alike perish in the destruction of the home of the old gods. Now Orion, wielder of the Astro Force, is summoned to New Genesis by High-Father. Joined by Metron, they learn the task set for Orion by the Source. Orion is sent to Apokolips, New Genesis' opposite, where he learns that Darkseid, its ruler, is on Earth preparing to conquer it. Orion frees Lanza, Shane, Lincoln, and Lockman and flees to Earth. Orion's task is to stop Darkseid, who plans to mind-scan every human on Earth until he finds the one whose mind holds the secret of the coveted Anti-Life Equation.
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Indexer Notes

Fourth appearance of Darkseid in cameo; three weeks after FOREVER PEOPLE #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

A Visit with Jack Kirby (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman [as Marvin Wolfman]
Letters
typeset

Job Number
X-119
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Orion Fights for Earth!
    New Gods
  2. 1. Orion Fights for Earth!
    New Gods
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  4. 3. A Visit with Jack Kirby
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