(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:
?
Editing:
Paul Levitz
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 in June 1977 with September dated comics. On sale date in 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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]

["3 free baseball cards"] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
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]

Indexer Notes

Correct credit added for letterer 2008-08-08 (incorrectly had Paul Levitz).

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

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 / 11 pages (report information)

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

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:
?

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.

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:
?

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

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

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) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. 5 Star Super-Hero Spectacular
  2. 1. ["3 free baseball cards"]
  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"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • Sean Williams
  • Keith Alan Morgan
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