([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
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
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
Pencils
Paul Cassidy
Inks
Paul Cassidy; Paul Lauretta
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth; Murray Boltinoff (Original Editor)

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

Art credits taken from the GCD index of the original printing. This edition credits Wayne Boring as the sole artist.

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

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

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nothing much doing in town since the Joker's finish - ho hum!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Queenie; Diamond Jack Deegan; Clubsy
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 [as Charles Moulton] (signed)
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)

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
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole
Editing
Gill Fox (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the past comes a menace of giant proportions to threaten the life of every mortal in the land!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian]; Dr. Cyrus Smythe; Tad Wilkins; Zither; Mr. Wilkins; Mrs. Wilkins; 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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Namco / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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 with Robin the Boy Wonder
  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"]
    Namco
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