(January 1980)

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Volume
46
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1979-10-23
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041501
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Len Wein (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #173.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man; Starman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed) (Starman); Dave Cockrum (Plastic Man)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed) (Starman); Dave Cockrum (Plastic Man)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C 228
Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Starman [Prince Gavyn]; Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian]; Woozy Winks
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The original version of this cover was produced for a new Plastic Man-Adam Strange title DC planned to launch when DC cancelled plans for the Five-Star Super-Hero Spectacular dollar comic, where the Plastic Man feature was going to appear. But then DC decided to shrink Adventure to standard size and brought the Plastic Man feature and this cover over. The left side of the cover was re-done to feature the new Starman by Steve Ditko and Dick Giordano. The Adam Strange figure originally on the left side drawn by Cockrum was eventually repurposed as part of the cover of Green Lantern #136.

[Carlton Canary] (Table of Contents: 1)

Plastic Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Glynis Oliver (as Glynis Wein)
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Paul Levitz

Job Number
J-6291
Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian] (origin); Woozy Winks; Carlton Canary [Yellowbelly]
Synopsis
Plastic Man and Woozy Winks are asked to make sure the snitch Carlton Canary gets to police custody safely.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Comic Reader #173 gives the story title as "The Yellowbelly File." The first new Plastic Man story is edited by Paul Levitz, either because he may have been the editor of the aborted Plastic Man-Adam Strange title (see cover note) or because DC's policy at the time was that editors could not edit their own stories.

The Rescue (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Hostess Twinkies; Superman / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

First Encounter (Table of Contents: 3)

Starman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
Glynis Oliver (as Glynis Wein)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
J-6357
Genre
superhero
Characters
Starman [Prince Gavyn] (intro); Oswin; Jediah Rikane; Merria; Mn'Torr
Synopsis
Starman is briefly captured by Oswin and rescues Jediah Rikane.
Reprints

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

Dateline: Adventure / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-425

Volume 79 Issue 43 - Week of October 21, 1979 (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

The Answer Man; Daily Planet / in-house column / 0.8 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Hembeck / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Fred Hembeck
Pencils
Fred Hembeck
Inks
Fred Hembeck
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Flash; Adam Strange
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man; Starman
  2. 1. [Carlton Canary]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. The Rescue
    Hostess Twinkies; Superman
  4. 3. First Encounter
    Starman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Dateline: Adventure
  6. 5. Volume 79 Issue 43 - Week of October 21, 1979
    The Answer Man; Daily Planet
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Hembeck
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