(April 1980)

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Volume
18
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1980-01-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893051504
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor, credited); Jack C. Harris (editor, credited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US; standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #176.


Battleground: Oa! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks
Brian Bolland (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
C-285
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Lantern Corps [Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Katma Tui]; Green Lantern [Tomar Re]; Green Lantern [Medphyl]; Green Lantern [Chaselon]; Green Lantern [Xax]; Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; unnamed Green Lanterns]
Synopsis
The Corps are flying through space towards the reader.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Hal Jordan wears two Green Lantern rings.

Vroooommm (Table of Contents: 1)

Corgi / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for die-cast metal vehicles from Reeves International.
On inside front cover.

Battleground: Oa! (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Lantern / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited)
Pencils
Joe Staton (credited)
Inks
Frank McLaughlin (credited)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (credited)
Letters
Milt Snapinn (credited)

Job Number
J-6398
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Lantern Corps [Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Stel]; Green Lantern [Katma Tui]; Green Lantern [Medphyl]; Green Lantern [Xax]; Green Lantern [Chaselon]; Green Lantern [Tomar Re]; unnamed Green Lanterns (several die)]; Sinestro; General Fabrikant [Fabian]; Weaponers of Qward; The Guardians of Oa; Carol Ferris
Synopsis
Though imprisoned within the central Power Battery, the Guardians summon the Green Lantern Corps and help Hal Jordan to break out of the battery. Several Green Lanterns die in the Weaponers' attack, but Sinestro helps the Green Lanterns after his ego is deeply bruised by the Weaponers, and the remaining Green Lanterns defeat the Weaponers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of the Power War.

In the letter column of Green Lantern #133, editor Jack C. Harris notes that the Xudarian Green Lantern in "Battleground: Oa!" is not Tomar-Re, as Tomar-Re resigned his commission some time back in a Superman Story. He promises a future story to name the new Green Lantern. However, I have never found such a story and Tomar-Re was still fighting with the Green Lanterns during the original Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline. Therefore, I have listed him as the character here, though he is unnamed in the story.

The Borrower (Table of Contents: 3)

Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Borrower
Synopsis
The only way Wonder Woman can stop The Borrower long enough to capture him is to set out some Twinkies so he takes a snack break.

Indexer Notes

Ad in comic format for Hostess Cup Cakes from Continental Baking Company.
On first page between pages 4-5 of story.

Gumfighting Do's and Don'ts. (Table of Contents: 4)

Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for bubble gum from Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, with instructions on how to win a bubble fight.
On second page between pages 4-5 of the story.

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

Fruit Stripe Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey kids, have as much fun in Fruit Stripe Land as you do chewing Fruit Stripe Gum.
Characters
Yipes

Indexer Notes

Ad for gum from Life Savers, Inc. Includes a "find the objects in a picture" activity.
On first page between pages 8-9 of story.

Super Gifts & Gimmicks (Table of Contents: 6)

Fun Factory / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for toys and novelties.
On second page between pages 8-9 of story.

Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents: 7)

Sea-Monkeys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for Sea-Monkeys from Transcience Corporation.
On first page between pages 10-11 of story.

[10+4+132+95] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for The Best of DC #5, with cover shown, on sale February 14th.
On second page between pages 10-11 of story.

Fly Your Own Giant Flying Model (Table of Contents: 9)

Inventive Concepts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for large scale, flyable model planes.
On third page between pages 10-11 of the story.

Ever Wonder What DC Stands For? (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for Detective Comics, with cover of #489 shown and on sale January 24th. Notes that Black Lightning begins in #490, on sale February 28th.
On fourth page between pages 10-11 of the story.

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents: 11)

advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Characters
Charles Atlas

Indexer Notes

Ads in classified format for high school rings, martial arts training, body building, comics, games, toys, and more. S. Schwarz & Co. agent.
On top of first page between pages 12-13 of story.

The Super-Stars of Comics Are Super-Stars of TV, Too! (Table of Contents: 12)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Super Friends; Batman; Plastic Man

Indexer Notes

House ad for animated TV shows based on DC Comics characters.
On bottom of first page between pages 12-13 of story.

A Legion of Heroes in Their World's Finest Adventures! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for Adventure Comics, Legion of Super-Heroes, and World's Finest Comics.
On second page between pages 12-13 of story.

Remember How Many Times You Felt Left Out Because You Were Broke! (Table of Contents: 14)

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for sales people for Grit newspapers.
On top of first page between pages 16-17 of story.

Journey to the Outer Realms of the Unknown! (Table of Contents: 15)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for Timewarp #4, with cover shown, on sale January 24th.
On bottom of first page between pages 16-17 of story.

[The World's Greatest Super-Heroes] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Characters
Justice League of America [Black Canary; Flash; Green Lantern; Wonder Woman; Superman; Hawkman; Batman; The Atom; Green Arrow; Aquaman]

Indexer Notes

House ad for subscriptions to DC Comics.
On second page between pages 16-17 of story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Letters by Lantern Light / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris [as JCH] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Alicia Wu, Boni J. McCabe, with an illustration.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 18)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Arthur Gutowitz (business manager)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Latest issue circulation = 112,300; average for the previous year = 97,300.

Volume 80, Issue 3 - January 21, 1980 (Table of Contents: 19)

Daily Planet; Direct Currents; Hembeck; Ask The Answer Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis; Fred Hembeck
Pencils
Fred Hembeck
Inks
Fred Hembeck
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Fred Hembeck
Editing
Bob Rozakis; Lynne Gelfer (production)

Characters
Batman; Green Lantern; Flash
Synopsis
In Hembeck, Flash has taken to wearing a crown since he defeated the Royal Flush Gang.

Indexer Notes

Information on upcoming DC Comics, with a trivia answer column and a cartoon.

100 pc. Toy Soldier Set (Table of Contents: 20)

Lucky Products, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for toy soldiers.

Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash (Table of Contents: 21)

Olympic Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for sales people for greeting cards.
On inside back cover.

Snap Tite!? You Bet. (Table of Contents: 22)

Monogram Models, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for truck model kits.
On back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Battleground: Oa!
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. Vroooommm
    Corgi
  3. 2. Battleground: Oa!
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. The Borrower
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies
  5. 4. Gumfighting Do's and Don'ts.
    Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum
  6. 5. ["Hey kids, have as much fun in Fruit Stripe Land as you do chewing Fruit Stripe Gum."]
    Fruit Stripe Gum
  7. 6. Super Gifts & Gimmicks
    Fun Factory
  8. 7. Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys
    Sea-Monkeys
  9. 8. [10+4+132+95]
    DC Comics
  10. 9. Fly Your Own Giant Flying Model
    Inventive Concepts
  11. 10. Ever Wonder What DC Stands For?
    DC Comics
  12. 11. Write Right Now!
  13. 12. The Super-Stars of Comics Are Super-Stars of TV, Too!
    DC Comics
  14. 13. A Legion of Heroes in Their World's Finest Adventures!
    DC Comics
  15. 14. Remember How Many Times You Felt Left Out Because You Were Broke!
    Grit
  16. 15. Journey to the Outer Realms of the Unknown!
    DC Comics
  17. 16. [The World's Greatest Super-Heroes]
    DC Comics
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Letters by Lantern Light
  19. 18. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  20. 19. Volume 80, Issue 3 - January 21, 1980
    Daily Planet; Direct Currents; Hembeck; Ask The Answer Man
  21. 20. 100 pc. Toy Soldier Set
    Lucky Products, Inc.
  22. 21. Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash
    Olympic Sales Club
  23. 22. Snap Tite!? You Bet.
    Monogram Models, Inc.
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