(May-June 1976)

DC, 1976 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1976-02-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Barcode
0709893064606
Editing
Gerry Conway (editor); Paul Levitz (assistant editor)
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 Comic Reader #127.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Secret Society of Super-Villains / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua] (signed)
Inks
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?; John Workman (logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Secret Society of Super-Villains [Captain Cold; Gorilla Grodd; Mirror Master; Sinestro; Star Sapphire]; Batman (robot version); Green Lantern (robot version); The Flash (robot version)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ernie Chua's signature includes the year 1975. Logo design credit from Todd Klein.

Twinkieless Gotham City (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Batman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Attend --Or Die!] (Table of Contents: 2)

Secret Society of Super-Villains / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Pablo Marcos
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-149
Genre
superhero
Characters
Secret Society of Super-Villains [Captain Cold [Len Snart]; Mirror Master [Sam Scudder]; Gorilla Grodd; Copperhead; Sinestro; Star Sapphire [Camille] (introduction); Captain Boomerang [Digger Harkness]; Wizard; Shadow-Thief [Carl Sands]; Manhunter [Paul Kirk clone]]; Carstairs (introduction); Davidson; Superman (robot version); Batman (robot version); Wonder Woman (robot version); The Flash (robot version); Green Lantern (robot version)
Synopsis
Manhunter brings together super-villains to create a Secret Society of Super-Villains, sponsored by a mysterious benefactor. Copperhead and Gorilla Grodd are the first to have to prove themselves to their financier.
Reprints
Keywords
Citadel Sinister in Loman Building; Gorilla City; San Francisco

Indexer Notes

The Manhunter character in this feature is a clone of the Paul Kirk version from the series that ran in Detective Comics #337-343.
Catwoman is mentioned as one of the villains attending this first meeting but does not appear in the story. The letters page in issue #3 acknowledges that this was an error.

Justice for All Includes Children, 3 (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Superman and a school principal agree that students should not be suspended without due process.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Center for Juvenile Justice.

[Manhunter and Super-Gorilla Grodd] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Sinister Citadel / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Manhunter [Paul Kirk] (origin); Gorilla Grodd (origin)

Indexer Notes

Becomes letter page beginning issue #3.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Secret Society of Super-Villains
  2. 1. Twinkieless Gotham City
    Batman; Hostess Twinkies
  3. 2. [Attend --Or Die!]
    Secret Society of Super-Villains
  4. 3. Justice for All Includes Children, 3
    Superman
  5. 4. [Manhunter and Super-Gorilla Grodd]
    The Sinister Citadel
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dave Marchand
  • Ted Watson
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed