([August] 2003)

DC, 2003 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
6.95 USD; 11.50 CAD
Pages
84
On-sale date
2003-06-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Barcode
761941236773 00111
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original); Mort Weisinger (original); Jack Schiff (original); Bob Greenberger (replica edition)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint interior; Glossy cardstock cover
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Replica style edition reprinting more DC origin stories.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Eclipso [Bruce Gordon]; Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkwoman [Shayera Hol]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Blackhawk; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

The Olsen-Robin Team versus "The Superman-Batman Team!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman; Batman and Robin / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl [Kara] (cameo, flashback); Nightwing [Dick Grayson, (cameo, flashback); Flamebird [Jimmy Olsen] (cameo, flashback); Jimmy and Robin's Eyrie (introduction); Titano (villain, flashback); Dr. Carl Liden (physicist); un-named criminals (villains)
Synopsis
A mad scientist's Future Predictor, after accurately predicting several incidents, alarms Batman and Superman when it says that Robin and Jimmy will soon die. Jimmy and Robin then perpetrate an elaborate hoax against Superman and Batman because of a threat the pair have uncovered by several masterful criminals who have stolen a device called the De-Visor, rendering them invisible.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Batplane; belt radios; Daily Planet; De-Visor; Eyrie; Flying Newsroom; Future Predictor; Gotham City; Kandor; Metropolis; Stone Island; Virus X

Origin of the Blackhawks (Table of Contents: 2)

Blackhawk / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; aviation; war
Characters
Blackhawk; Hendrickson; Stanislaus; Andre; Chop-Chop; Chuck; Olaf
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin re-told in text with small head illustrations of the Blackhawks.

Meet Kid Flash (Table of Contents: 3)

The Flash / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (introduction, Iris' nephew, origin); Iris West
Synopsis
Wally West visits his Aunt Iris and meets the Flash, but during the meeting a freak accident with chemicals in Barry's lab gives Wally super speed, and he becomes Kid Flash. His first adventure centers around some escaped animals from the zoo.
Reprints
Keywords
Central City

Eclipso, the Genius Who Fought Himself (Table of Contents: 4)

Eclipso / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks
Lee Elias (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Eclipso [Bruce Gordon] (villain, introduction, origin); Mona Bennett; Professor Simon Bennett (Mona's father); Mophir (villain, flashback)
Synopsis
Bruce Gordon becomes Eclipso for the first time, destroying Solar City, and with the help of Professor Bennett, discovers explains how he was transformed into Eclipso during a solar eclipse.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Diamond; Solar City

The Origin of Green Lantern's Oath! (Table of Contents: 5)

Green Lantern / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Carol Ferris; Mr. Burbank (banker); Mr. Davis (jet mechanic); Hank (villain, safe-cracker)
Synopsis
When Pieface asks G.L. about the oath he speaks when charging his ring, Green Lantern tells Pieface the story of his first three cases, on which his oath is based.
Reprints
Keywords
Coast City; Coast City Bank; Ferris Aircraft Company; Late News; oath; power ring; San Sierro; Sierro Hills; Super-Magnesium Bomb

Indexer Notes

Most of the story is told in flashback form.

Creature of a Thousand Shapes! (Table of Contents: 6)

Hawkman / comic story / 24.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kawkman [Katar Hol] (introduction, interplanetary Policeman, origin); Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol] (introduction, Katar's wife, interplanetary Policewoman, origin); Commissioner George Emmett (introduction); Mavis Trent (introduction); Joe Tracy (introduction); Krotan (introduction, scientist, death, flashback); Byth (villain, introduction, origin)
Synopsis
Katar and his wife Shayera, Police officers from the Planet Thanagar, come to Earth in pursuit of a shape-shifting criminal from their world. Police Commissioner Emmett helps them to establish secret identities, and, after they have succeeded in their mission, helps convince them to stay on Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Evening Clarion; Midway City; Polaris; Thanagar

Indexer Notes

Introduction and origin of Hawkman and Hawkgirl (revival), told in four parts.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Olsen-Robin Team versus "The Superman-Batman Team!"
    Superman; Batman and Robin
  3. 2. Origin of the Blackhawks
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. Meet Kid Flash
    The Flash
  5. 4. Eclipso, the Genius Who Fought Himself
    Eclipso
  6. 5. The Origin of Green Lantern's Oath!
    Green Lantern
  7. 6. Creature of a Thousand Shapes!
    Hawkman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Denys Howard
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas