(April 1977)

DC, 1977 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly (with exception of June, Aug., Oct., Dec., and Feb.)
On-sale Date
1977-01-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893043904
Editing
Jack C. Harris (story editor); Joe Orlando (managing editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 31, Part 2, Number 1, Periodicals, January-June 1977. Copyright registration number B216585. On-sale date of January 6 in Comic Reader #139.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Lightning / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Frank Springer (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (logo design, see notes); ?

Job Number
C-362
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Logo design credit from Todd Klein via is Facebook posting Comics Logos B #49: BLACK LIGHTNING on 6 May 2021.

The Whole World's Upside Down (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Batman; Hostess Fruit Pies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Black Lightning (Table of Contents: 2)

Black Lightning / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Trevor Von Eeden
Inks
Frank Springer
Colors
Elizabeth Safian
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (credited as P. G. Lisa)

Job Number
C-284
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce] (introduction, origin); The 100 (a mob, villains); Tobias Whale (introduction); Joey Toledo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black Lightning created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.

And Now...Still Another Message of Untold Importance from Our Prolific Publisher!! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Garfield Basketball Star Funeral Today (Table of Contents: 4)

Lightning Bolts / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-589

Volume 77 Issue 1 - Week of January 3, 1977 (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Lightning
  2. 1. The Whole World's Upside Down
    Batman; Hostess Fruit Pies
  3. 2. Black Lightning
    Black Lightning
  4. 3. And Now...Still Another Message of Untold Importance from Our Prolific Publisher!!
  5. 4. Garfield Basketball Star Funeral Today
    Lightning Bolts
  6. 5. Volume 77 Issue 1 - Week of January 3, 1977
    Daily Planet
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