(December 1979)

DC, 1978 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1979-09-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893121612
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #172.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Black Lightning / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-3223
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Black Lightning
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The De-volver! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3201
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Trina (introduction, death); Hugh Bryant (introduction, origin, villain)
Synopsis
Black Lightning stops a robbery on a subway train as it travels through Suicide Slum but causes one of the robbers to inadvertently shoot and kill another passenger, Trina. This angers Trina's boyfriend, Hugh Bryant, who is also one of Jefferson Pierce's students. Hugh, actually an alien trapped on earth for millions of years, "devolves" into his true form as an energy creature. Black Lightning and Superman subdue the creature and help him finally leave the planet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The Stony-Eyed Medusa (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Flash; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Pair Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-3228

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Answer Man / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Letters
typeset

Job Number
F-110
Synopsis
Readers' questions answered by "The Answer Man."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

DC Puzzle / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Word search puzzle containing characters from Action Comics.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Black Lightning
  2. 1. The De-volver!
    Superman; Black Lightning
  3. 2. The Stony-Eyed Medusa
    The Flash; Hostess Fruit Pies
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Pair Mail
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Answer Man
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    DC Puzzle
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dan Creel
  • Matthew Head
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Clayton Emery