(April-May 1977)

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Volume
7
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1977-01-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893163505
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Paul Levitz (story editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date taken from promo in previous issue and from Comic Reader #139.

Danger: Dinosaurs at Large! (Table of Contents)

Captain Comet / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler (Signed)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (Signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
C-375
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Captain Comet; Col. Tommy Tomorrow; Capt. Brent Wood; Tyrano Rex
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Danger: Dinosaurs at Large! (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Comet / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; Neal Adams; Klaus Janson; Dick Giordano
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-4501
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Captain Comet [Adam Blake]; Justice League of America [Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Black Canary [Dinah Laurel Lance]]; Planeteers; Col. Tommy Tomorrow; Capt. Brent Wood; Dr. Schmidt; Chronos [David Clinton] (villain); Tyrano Rex (villain) (introduction)
Synopsis
Chronos tries to draw a comet with unique temporal powers from the future into 1977, but he loses control and it keeps going into the past. The comet's intense gravity drags a spacecraft from the year 2056 back with it to 100 million years BC. The ship contains Col. Tommy Tomorrow, Capt. Brent Wood, and Dr. Schmidt, who were en route from Earth to the planet Vega-IV to treat a space-fever outbreak. Captain Comet battles Chronos, who has opened a time doorway into the distant past, allowing dinosaurs to invade present-day Earth. In the end, the heroes join forces and defeat Chronos.
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaurs; Gotham City; Justice League satellite headquarters; time travel; Vega-IV

Indexer Notes

(1) Dr. Schmidt incorrectly refers to Brent Wood as a Colonel (he is a Captain in 2056).
(2) According to the editorial page in DC Special #27 (Apr-May 1977), the story in that issue occurs in 2056 during the height of Tommy's career, placing it somewhere between Action Comics #212 and #226. Given that the Tommy Tomorrow of 2056 is not depicted in his own feature in Action Comics #224 (he appears only in flashback to an earlier time), it is logical to assume that the events of DC Special #27 occur during that absence.
Inking credited previously credited to Joe Rubinstein. Terry Staats confirmed with Joe via Facebook messenger on October 1, 2018 that Neal Adams, Dick Giordano, and Klaus Janson assisted him on some pages due to deadline.

And Now...Still Another Message of Untold Importance from Our Prolific Publisher!! (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jenette Kahn
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Do You Like Dinosaurs (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-604

Indexer Notes

Discussion on the genesis of the story.

If This Is the Future, You Must Be Tommy Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 4)

Tommy Tomorrow / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz ?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-604-A
Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

History of Tommy Tomorrow strip.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Danger: Dinosaurs at Large!
    Captain Comet
  2. 1. Danger: Dinosaurs at Large!
    Captain Comet
  3. 2. And Now...Still Another Message of Untold Importance from Our Prolific Publisher!!
  4. 3. Do You Like Dinosaurs
  5. 4. If This Is the Future, You Must Be Tommy Tomorrow
    Tommy Tomorrow
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