DC Special Series #1 - 5 Star Super*Hero Spectacular
([September] 1977)

DC, 1977 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
84
Indicia frequency
nine times a year
On-sale date
1977-06-16
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893211909
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Paul Levitz (story editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S. (1-17, 20-22); Digest (18, 19, 23, 24); Tabloid (25-27)
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched (1-17, 20-22, 25-27); Squarebound (18, 19, 23, 24)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Released with September-dated comics. On sale date from house ad in Justice League of America #145. On-sale date of June 14 in Comic Reader #144.


5 Star Super-Hero Spectacular (Table of Contents)

Batman; The Flash; Green Lantern; Aquaman; The Atom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-511
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Hostess Brings You 2 Delicious All-Star Snacks (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Contents] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Jim Aparo

Characters
Patty [Ms. Flash]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Kobra; Batman [Bruce Wayne]

How to Prevent a Flash (Table of Contents: 3)

The Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
J-4729
Genre
superhero
Characters
Patty [Ms. Flash]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Wally West [Kid Flash]; Officer Barnes
Synopsis
Barry's lab assistant is doused with chemicals struck by lightning.
Reprints

He Who Slaughters! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Joe Staton
Colors
Liz Berube
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4793
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Guardians of the Universe; Green Lantern [Tomar-Re]; Green Lantern [Katma Tui]; Green Lantern [Chaselon]; Green Lantern [Medphyll]
Synopsis
A black hole is approaching Oa, meanwhile an ancient protector of the innocent is awakened and the energy of his enemies is the same as the Green Lantern rings.
Reprints

A King without a Sea! (Table of Contents: 5)

Aquaman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4722
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Karhum; Omar Pairut [Sunburst]; Alexander the Great
Synopsis
Omar uses an ancient power source to create a new Persian Empire.
Reprints

The Telephone Tangle (Table of Contents: 6)

The Atom / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Steve Stiles
Inks
Bob McLeod
Colors
Liz Berube
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4789
Genre
superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Alexander Graham Bell; Professor Werner; Alpheus V. Hyatt; Elisha Gray; Thomas A. Watson; Ulysses S. Grant; Dom Pedro
Synopsis
When Professor Werner discovers that the prototype for Bell's phone is a fake, the Atom goes back in time to solve the mystery.
Reprints

The Dead on Arrival Conspiracy (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4676
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Kobra; Jason Burr; Melissa McNeil
Synopsis
A letter to Bruce Wayne tells Batman of the existence of Kobra.

Indexer Notes

Originally intended for the unpublished Kobra (1976 series) #8. The story was rewritten for this issue.

Five Star Super-Staffers (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L 720

Indexer Notes

Information on the DC Special Series and some information on the stories that appear in this issue.

Volume 77 Issue 24 - Week of June 13, 1977 (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[100 pc. Toy Soldier Set] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Prizes or Cash] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Come See Us at Sea World (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Sea World / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. 5 Star Super-Hero Spectacular
    Batman; The Flash; Green Lantern; Aquaman; The Atom
  2. 1. Hostess Brings You 2 Delicious All-Star Snacks
    Hostess
  3. 2. [Contents]
  4. 3. How to Prevent a Flash
    The Flash
  5. 4. He Who Slaughters!
    Green Lantern
  6. 5. A King without a Sea!
    Aquaman
  7. 6. The Telephone Tangle
    The Atom
  8. 7. The Dead on Arrival Conspiracy
    Batman
  9. 8. Five Star Super-Staffers
  10. 9. Volume 77 Issue 24 - Week of June 13, 1977
    Daily Planet
  11. 10. [100 pc. Toy Soldier Set]
  12. 11. [Prizes or Cash]
  13. 12. Come See Us at Sea World
    Sea World
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