([January] 2006)

DC, 2006 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.99 USD; 26.99 CAD
Pages
308
On-sale date
2006-01-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
978-1-4012-0927-8 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Robert Greenberger (collected edition)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding
Softcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Date listed is release date.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks
Brian Bolland (signed)
Colors
Brian Bolland (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Qull of the Five Inversions; Mogo; Arisia; Abin Sur; Bolphunga The Unrelenting; A Guardian of the Universe; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Mongul; Phantom Stranger; Swamp Thing; Tomar-Re; Krypto; Katma Tui; Kryptonite Man; Clayface [Preston Payne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Vigilante [Adrian Chase]; Green Arrow; Wonder Woman; Black Canary; Brainiac; Luthor; Joker; Superman; Batman
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Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Mongul

[Foreword] (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Gibbons
Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Katma Tui; Vigilante; Clayface; Tomar Re; Mongul; Wonder Woman; Green Arrow; Black Canary; Swamp Thing; Batman; Robin (all just faces only)
Synopsis
Dave Gibbons gives a brief background on Alan Moore and what it was like working with him.
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[Cover to Superman Annual #11] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mongul; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
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For The Man Who Has Everything (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Dave Gibbons
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Lyla Lerrol Kal-El (in Superman's mind); Allura Zor-El (in Superman's mind); Van-El (in Superman's mind); Orna-El (in Superman's mind); Kara Zor-El (in Superman's mind); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Jor-El (in Superman's mind); Lor-Em (in Superman's mind); Dax-Ar (in Superman's mind); Mongul; Thomas Wayne (cameo, in Batman's mind); Martha Wayne (cameo, in Batman's mind); Joe Chill (cameo, in Batman's mind); Jax-Ur (as a picture on a handout, in Superman's mind); Brainiac (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Bolphunga The Unrelenting (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Adam Strange (cameo, in Mongul's mind); A Guardian of the Universe (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Hyanthis (cameo, in Mongul's mind); A Branx warrior (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Martian Manhunter (cameo, in Mongul's mind)
Synopsis
Wonder Woman, Batman, and Robin arrive at the Fortress of Solitude to celebrate Superman's birthday, but find him under the thrall of a flower called the Black Mercy, a gift from Mongul. Under its control, Superman experiences his greatest desire, life on an unexploded Krypton. While Wonder Woman fights with Mongul, Batman and Robin remove the flower from Superman, and after it briefly attaches to Batman, Robin puts it on Mongul, trapping him in dreams of his own greatest desire.
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[Pinup - Superman] (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Superman standing outside his Fortress of Solitude.
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Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

On Green Arrow (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Klaus Janson
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Klaus Janson remembers the genesis of Alan Moore's Green Arrow story.
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Night Olympics (Table of Contents: 7)

Green Arrow / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Klaus Janson
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
Klaus Janson
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Len Wein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Pete Lomax
Synopsis
Black Canary and Green Arrow find that the crooks aren't as bold as they used to be. This leads to a discussion of how the bad crooks are getting worse. Then, from a rooftop, Black Canary is shot by an arrow.
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Night Olympics Part Two (Table of Contents: 8)

Green Arrow / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Klaus Janson
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
Klaus Janson
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Len Wein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Pete Lomax
Synopsis
Green Arrow goes after the archer that shot Black Canary.
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Mogo Doesn't Socialize (Table of Contents: 9)

Green Lantern Corps / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Dave Gibbons
Editing
Len Wein

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Tomar-Re; Arisia; Mogo; Bolphunga The Unrelenting
Synopsis
Tomar-Re tells Arisia why Mogo never attends the Green Lantern Corps meetings.
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[Cover to Vigilante #17] Father's Day (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Paris Cullins (signed)
Inks
Rick Magyar (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Marv Wolfman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vigilante
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Father's Day (Table of Contents: 11)

Vigilante / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Jim Baikie
Inks
Jim Baikie
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Anne Halfacree
Editing
Marv Wolfman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vigilante [Adrian Chase]; Carl Linnaker; Joanne Linnaker (dies in this story); Jodie Linnaker; Fever; Louise (dies in this story)
Synopsis
Vigilante becomes involved in a child abuse case.
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[Cover to Vigilante #18] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
Jim Baikie
Inks
Jim Baikie
Colors
?
Editing
Marv Wolfman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vigilante; Fever; Jody Linnaker; Carl Linnaker; Louise
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Father's Day Part II (Table of Contents: 13)

Vigilante / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Jim Baikie
Inks
Jim Baikie
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Anne Halfacree
Editing
Marv Wolfman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vigilante; Carl Linnaker (dies in this issue); Jodie Linnaker; Fever
Synopsis
As Vigilante tries to save Jodie Linnaker from her abusive father, Carl Linnaker tells his side of the story from a letter he wrote to Jodie from jail.
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Brief Lives (Table of Contents: 14)

Vega / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Kevin O'Neill
Inks
Kevin O'Neill
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Alan Gold

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
2 giants live at a speed much slower than the creatures trying to conquer them.
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A Man's World (Table of Contents: 15)

Vega / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Paris Cullins
Inks
Rick Magyar
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Alan Gold

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An alien anthropologist tries to find out how an alien race propagates without any women.
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[Cover to DC Comics Presents # 85] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Rich Veitch (signed)
Inks
Rich Veitch (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Swamp Thing
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The Jungle Line (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Rich Veitch
Inks
Al Williamson
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Swamp Thing; Lana Lang; Dr. Everett; Flash [Barry Allen] (cameo); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Bloodmorel (a fungus)
Synopsis
Clark comes in contact with a fungus from Krypton that will eventually kill him. Driving south due to his powers intermittently failing, he crashes in a swamp and stumbles upon the one creature that might help him-- Swamp Thing.
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Tygers (Table of Contents: 18)

Green Lantern Corps / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Kevin O'Neill
Inks
Kevin O'Neill
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Len Wein; Andrew Helfer

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Green Lantern [Abin Sur]; The Empire of Tears; Qull of the Five Inversions; the Guardians of the Universe (cameo- flashback); images in Abin Sur's mind: Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Weaponers of Qward; Ranx, the Sentient City; Children of the White Lobe; Green Lantern [Sodam Yat, a Daxamite]; Green Lantern [Mogo]
Synopsis
Abin Sur seeks a crippled ship that has crashed on Ysmault, a lifeless planet in a forbidden territory by the Guardians. There Abin finds The Empire of Tears-- hellish demons that taunt him, including Qull of the Five Inversions. Qull freely answers three questions for Abin about the crippled ship, Abin's future and the Guardians greatest catastrophe. And in doing so destroys Abin Sur years in the future.
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On "Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?" (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg; Julius Schwartz
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Paul transcribes Julius' thoughts of the last issues of Action Comics and Superman.
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[Cover to Superman #423] Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow? (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan (signed)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors
Tom McCraw (color restoration)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bizarro; Prankster; Toyman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallos; Legion of Super-Heroes (obscured)
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Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Perez
Colors
Gene D'Angelo (original series); Tom McCraw (color restoration)
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane Elliot; Tim Crane; Jonathan Elliot; Jimmy Olsen; Bizarro; Lana Lang; Pete Ross (deceased); Prankster; Toyman [Winslow Schott]; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallo; Perry White; Alice White; Krypto; Kryptonite Man; Legion of Super-Heroes [Supergirl; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]]; Perry White; Alice White
Synopsis
Tim Crane interviews Lois Lane Elliot about Superman’s final days on the 10th anniversary of his disappearance. Lois relates how Bizarro suddenly became murderous, then the Toyman and the Prankster attacked revealing Superman’s secret identity, and finally a group of Metallos attacked the Daily Planet. In response, Superman took his closest friends to the Fortress of Solitude for protection. As, Brainiac took over Luthor's body and recruited the Kryptonite Man, the Legion of Super-Heroes accompanied by Supergirl visited Superman and presented him with a statuette.
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[Cover of Action Comics #583] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Hannigan (layouts, uncredited); Curt Swan (signed)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors
Tom McCraw (color restoration)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Robin [Jason Todd]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]; Martian Manhunter (miscolored); Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Lois Lane; Krypto; Julius Schwartz; Jenette Kahn; Murphy Anderson; Curt Swan
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Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Part Two) (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
Gene D'Angelo (original series); Tom McCraw (color restoration)
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Tim Crane; Jordan Elliot; Lois Lane Elliot; Superman; Luthor (dies in this story); Brainiac (dies in this story); Kryptonite Man (dies in this story); Legion of Super-Villains [Saturn Queen; Lightning Lord; Cosmic King]; Krypto (dies in this story); Perry White; Alice White; Jimmy Olsen (dies in this story); Lana Lang (dies in this story); Mr. Mxyzptlk (dies in this story); Jonathan Elliot (Jordan and Lois' son); Cameos: Captain Marvel; Vartox; Superwoman [Kristin Wells]; Robin; Batman; Wonder Woman; Hawkman; Green Arrow; Martian Manhunter
Synopsis
Lois continues to relate how when Superman was holed up in the Fortress with his closest friends, being attacked by Brainiac (having taken over Luthor's body), the Kryptonite Man, and the Legion of Super-Villains, he realized who the mastermind behind it all was, and called on Mr. Mxyzptlk to show himself. Just as Superman sent Mxyzptlk into the Phantom Zone, Mxy fled to his own dimension, tearing himself apart. Having taken a life, Superman exposed himself to gold kryptonite and retired. The interview over, Lois, her husband Jordy, and their infant son Jonathan settle in for a quiet evening.
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[Cover of Secret Origins #10] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Robert Greenberger

Genre
superhero
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Footsteps (Table of Contents: 25)

Phantom Stranger / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Colors
Joe Orlando
Letters
Bob Lappan
Editing
Robert Greenberger

Genre
superhero
Characters
Subway Angels; angels; demons
Synopsis
By deciding not to choose sides during the fall of Lucifier and his rebels, an angel is cursed to walk the earth alone, friend to neither angels or demons.
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In Blackest Night (Table of Contents: 26)

Green Lantern Corps / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Bill Willingham
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Andrew Helfer

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Katma Tui; Guardians of the Universe; F-Sharp Bell (a blind Green Lantern)
Synopsis
Katma Tui is sent by the Guardians to recruit a new member to the Corps-- one who is blind and has no concept of light or color.
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[Cover to Batman Annual #11] Villains In Love! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Len Wein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Clayface; Penguin
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Mortal Clay (Table of Contents: 28)

Batman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
George Freeman
Inks
George Freeman
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Len Wein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Clayface [Preston Payne]; Commissioner James Gordon
Synopsis
Clayface tries to make a life with a woman he has always loved-- a store mannekin named Helena.
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On Batman Brian Bolland Recalls The Killing Joke (Table of Contents: 29)

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Script
Brian Bolland
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Brian Bolland recalls the genesis of The Killing Joke.

[Cover to The Killing Joke] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Brian Bolland
Inks
Brian Bolland
Colors
John Higgins
Letters
?
Editing
Denny O'Neil

Genre
superhero
Characters
Joker
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The Killing Joke (Table of Contents: 31)

Batman; Joker / comic story / 46 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Brian Bolland
Inks
Brian Bolland
Colors
John Higgins
Letters
Richard Starkings
Editing
Denny O'Neil

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Joker; Commissioner James Gordon; Barbara Gordon [Batgirl]; Alfred Pennyworth; Harvey Bullock; Cameos: Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]
Synopsis
The Joker tries to drive Jim Gordon mad, including shooting his daughter through the spine.
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Alan Moore Takes on the World's Finest Heroes (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. [Foreword]
  4. 3. [Cover to Superman Annual #11]
    Superman
  5. 4. For The Man Who Has Everything
    Superman
  6. 5. [Pinup - Superman]
    Superman
  7. 6. On Green Arrow
  8. 7. Night Olympics
    Green Arrow
  9. 8. Night Olympics Part Two
    Green Arrow
  10. 9. Mogo Doesn't Socialize
    Green Lantern Corps
  11. 10. [Cover to Vigilante #17] Father's Day
    Vigilante
  12. 11. Father's Day
    Vigilante
  13. 12. [Cover to Vigilante #18]
    Vigilante
  14. 13. Father's Day Part II
    Vigilante
  15. 14. Brief Lives
    Vega
  16. 15. A Man's World
    Vega
  17. 16. [Cover to DC Comics Presents # 85]
    Superman; Swamp Thing
  18. 17. The Jungle Line
    Superman; Swamp Thing
  19. 18. Tygers
    Green Lantern Corps
  20. 19. On "Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?"
  21. 20. [Cover to Superman #423] Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?
    Superman
  22. 21. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
    Superman
  23. 22. [Cover of Action Comics #583]
    Superman
  24. 23. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Part Two)
    Superman
  25. 24. [Cover of Secret Origins #10]
    Phantom Stranger
  26. 25. Footsteps
    Phantom Stranger
  27. 26. In Blackest Night
    Green Lantern Corps
  28. 27. [Cover to Batman Annual #11] Villains In Love!
    Batman
  29. 28. Mortal Clay
    Batman
  30. 29. On Batman Brian Bolland Recalls The Killing Joke
  31. 30. [Cover to The Killing Joke]
    Batman; Joker
  32. 31. The Killing Joke
    Batman; Joker
  33. 32. Alan Moore Takes on the World's Finest Heroes
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