([December] 2003)

DC, 2003 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.99 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages
52
On-sale Date
2003-10-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
761941240503 00111
Editing
Terri Cunningham (credited) (managing editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; smooth white interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

A selected DC Archive sampler compilation featuring 4 classic stories from the 1940's showcasing Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Plastic Man.

[Classics from the Golden Age of Comics] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Cole; Jack Burnley; Harry Peter; Fred Ray
Inks
Jack Cole; Jack Burnley; Harry Peter; Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Plastic Man; Woozy Winks; Wonder Woman

Indexer Notes

Plastic Man and Woozy Winks figures from the cover of Police Comics #40.
Superman figure from the cover of Action Comics #46.
Wonder Woman figure from the cover of Sensation Comics #1.
Batman figure from the cover of New York World's Fair Comics #2.

DC Archive Editions Checklist (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[The Construction Scam] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited) (creator, writer)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy (creator, artist)
Inks
Paul Cassidy (creator, artist); Rick Keene (credited) (black-and-white reconstruction); Paul Lauretta
Colors
Jamison Services (credited as Jamison Color Services) (color reconstruction); ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Grimes Brothers, a brand new department store in Metropolis, is crammed with customers upon its opening day...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Sergeant Clancy [Sergeant Casey]; John (death); Sam Goetz; Jackson (introduction, villain); Unnamed Medical Attendants; Unnamed Wife of John; Unnamed Grimes Brothers Department Store Customers; Mayor Hansen (introduction, villain); Unnamed Thugs; Unnamed children at Municipal Stadium; Unnamed Doctors
Synopsis
Superman looks into a construction company that seems to use poor quality materials.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In the story, Superman gives Lois Lane a blood transfusion.

Story originally saw publication in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #6.

Pencils were credited to Joe Shuster as Paul Cassidy and inks were credited to Joe Shuster as Paul Cassidy, and also as Paul Lauretta in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #6. Pencils and inks were credited to Joe Shuster as Paul Cassidy in Superman Archives (DC, 1989 series) Vol. 2, but the art was mis-credited to Wayne Boring in this reprint.

The Riddle of the Missing Card! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (credited) (writer)
Pencils
Bob Kane (credited) (signed as Bob Kane) (creator, penciler)
Inks
Jerry Robinson (credited); George Roussos (credited) (backgrounds); Rick Keene (credited) (black-and-white reconstruction)
Colors
Jamison Services (credited as Jamison Color Services) (color reconstruction)
Letters
George Roussos (credited)
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor for Batman #5 (DC, 1940 series), uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Batman, mysterious figure of night, who has matched wits...
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [30's face, spotlight]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Black Queen (introduction, villain, death); Jack of Diamonds [Diamond Jack Duggan] (villain, introduction, death); King of Clubs (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Joker is rescued by some crooks with card-themed names and becomes their leader.
Reprints

[Mission to Planet Eros] (Table of Contents: 4)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston (under house name Charles Moulton)
Pencils
Harry Peter (signed as H G Peter) (credited as H G Peter)
Inks
Harry Peter (signed as H G Peter) (credited as H G Peter); Rick Keene (credited) (black-and-white reconstruction)
Colors
Jamison Services (credited as Jamison Color Services) (color reconstruction); ?
Letters
?
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (original editor for Sensation Comics #11 (DC, 1942 series))

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Prisons that make people happy!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Colonel Darnell; Lila; Lieutenant Spotter; Etta Candy; Queen Desira; Marya; Lyra; Rebla; Drago; Dominus
Synopsis
Wonder Woman is summoned to the planet Eros where a civil war is about to start.
Reprints

[The Brain of Cyrus Smythe] (Table of Contents: 5)

Plastic Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole (credited) (writer)
Pencils
Jack Cole (credited)
Inks
Jack Cole (credited); Rick Keene (credited) (black-and-white reconstruction)
Colors
Jack Cole (credited); Jamison Services (credited as Jamison Color Services) (color reconstruction)
Letters
Jack Cole (credited)
Editing
Gill Fox (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the past comes a menace of giant proportions...
Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian]; Dr. Cyrus Smythe (introduction, villain); Tad Wilkins (introduction, death); Father Time (cameo); Zither; Mr. Wilkins (death); Mrs. Wilkins (death); Shirley; Si Ray; Valda
Synopsis
The immortal brain of Dr. Cyrus Smythe is accidentally placed in the head of a soldier.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Soul Calibur II (Table of Contents: 7)

Spawn / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Todd McFarlane (credited) (Spawn & Necrid creation)
Inks
Todd McFarlane (credited) (Spawn & Necrid creation)
Colors
Todd McFarlane (credited) (Spawn & Necrid creation)
Letters
typeset

Genre
martial arts; superhero
Characters
Spawn [Al Simmons]
Synopsis
Full color advertisement for Namco video game Soul Calibur II, which features the Todd McFarlane characters Spawn and Necrid.
Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Classics from the Golden Age of Comics]
  2. 1. DC Archive Editions Checklist
  3. 2. [The Construction Scam]
    Superman
  4. 3. The Riddle of the Missing Card!
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. [Mission to Planet Eros]
    Wonder Woman
  6. 5. [The Brain of Cyrus Smythe]
    Plastic Man
  7. 6. ["Archive Editions"]
  8. 7. Soul Calibur II
    Spawn
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