(December 2005)

DC, 2005 Series
Price
2.99 USD; 4.00 CAD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
2005-10-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
America's Best Comics, LLC
Brand
America's Best Comics
Barcode
761941248707 00311
Editing
Kristy Quinn (Assistant Editor); Scott Dunbier (Editor); Jim Lee (Editorial Director)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Top 10 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Phantom; Peregrine; Shock-Headed Peter; Dust Devil; Smax; Toybox; King Peacock; Synaesthesia Jackson
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Gone Fishing (Table of Contents: 1)

Top 10 / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Di Filippo
Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
Jeromy Cox
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Irma Geddon; King Peacock; Shock-Headed Peter; Peregrine; Kemlo; Jack Phantom; Smax; Toybox; Girl Fifty-Four; Dust Devil; Hoodoo Priest; Panthalassa; Curlew; Synaesthesia Jackson; Saltator; Subliminal Kid; Major Sean Cindercott; Rexa; Joe Pi; CAMEOS: Wolverine; Harvey Bullock; Ultimates Nick Fury; Machinenmensch (from Fritz Lang's Metropolis); Huey-Louie-Dewey drone from Silent Running; Bat-Mite; Daredevil; Tintin; Snowy; Nitnit; Captain America; Radioactive Man; Goon (from Popeye); Sue Storm [Susan Richards; Invisible Woman; Invisible Girl]; the Phantom; Herbie the Fat Fury; Louie; Dewey; Baby Huey; Sugar and Spike; Morty and Ferdy; Dondi; Nancy and Sluggo; Little Dot; Little Archie; Granny Goodness; Mary Worth; Popeye; Captain Haddock; Zatanna; Black Canary; Dr. Doom; the Thing; Blue Bolt; Zeus; Loki
Synopsis
Most of the officers quit in a rage, but Kemlo woos them back by pointing out their role as police, promising a hearing with the commissioner at Grand Central, and urging "creative" compliance with the new regulations. Joe Pi continues his undercover investigation of illicit software. Kemlo and his wife adopt a child. And Dust Devil's mother dies. The new chief uses electronics to spy on his officers, even unto showers and locker rooms.
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Keywords
Adoption; police; robot

Indexer Notes

Details in the story make many references to other comics and literature, often in art or in wordplay. These include: Brainiac's space ship (skull version); Swamp Thing; Legion of Superheroes headquarters (upside-down rocket version); Von Ryan's Express; Deadman's Alley; Danvers family and Midvale Orphanage; Frank Castle; Halflings [Hobbits]; Moby-Dick [Moby Dick]; Wonder Woman's magic lasso; clear line [ligne claire]; Roger Zelazny.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Top 10
  2. 1. Gone Fishing
    Top 10
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