(July 1980)

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Volume
30
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1980-04-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893053007
Editing
Len Wein (editor); Joe Orlando (managing editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #178. Includes a 32-page advertising insert for Radio Shack with a 28-page Superman story.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed as Joe Kubert)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed as Joe Kubert)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Todd Klein

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fear runs rampant as a modern-day Jack the Ripper stalks the city...
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Len Wein ?
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal (signed)
Inks
Romeo Tanghal (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-6569
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let me ooouuutt!
Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Characters
Cain; Len Wein; Jack C. Harris

Indexer Notes

Introductory page.

The Lady Killer Craves Blood! (Table of Contents: 2)

Cain the Caretaker / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils
Gerry Talaoc
Inks
Gerry Talaoc
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5244
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (narrator)
Reprints

A Flash in the Dam (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

I'm Off to My Funeral (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Mar Amongo
Inks
Mar Amongo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Christian Albano ? (credited as Christian)

Job Number
J-5727
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (narrator); Uncle Jedediah; Daniel
Reprints

The Computers That Saved Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); William M. Palmer (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is Superman's last heroic act!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Major Disaster [Paul Booker]; Shanna; Alec
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Cover" for the advertising insert.

The Computers That Saved Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); William M. Palmer (editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Major Disaster [Paul Booker]; Shanna; Alec; Margaret Wilson; John Bardeen (Nobel scientist, cameo); William Schockley (Nobel scientist, cameo); Walter Brattain (Nobel scientist, cameo); Lana Lang
Synopsis
Alec and Shanna use a pair of TRS-80 computers to help Superman stop Major Disaster after Superman's powers become difficult for him to control.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Advertising insert for Radio Shack.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); William M. Palmer (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our TRS-80 computer answers check!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Shanna; Alec
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Back cover" of advertising insert.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Cain's Game Room / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dave Manak
Pencils
Dave Manak (signed)
Inks
Dave Manak (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Dave Manak

Job Number
J-6413
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Alright, my thirsty friends, here's my plan...
Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Two hunters duck hunting at night shoot down a bunch of bats.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Cain's Mail Room / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-543

Indexer Notes

Cain answers letters from readers.

Some Place Where the Sun Don't Shine (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Ingersoll
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (narrator); Devil
Reprints

Volume 80 Issue 15 - Week of April 21, 1980 (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Fear runs rampant as a modern-day Jack the Ripper stalks the city..."]
  2. 1. ["Let me ooouuutt!"]
  3. 2. The Lady Killer Craves Blood!
    Cain the Caretaker
  4. 3. A Flash in the Dam
    The Flash; Hostess Twinkies
  5. 4. I'm Off to My Funeral
  6. 5. The Computers That Saved Metropolis!
    Superman
  7. 6. The Computers That Saved Metropolis!
    Superman
  8. 7. ["Our TRS-80 computer answers check!"]
    Superman
  9. 8. ["Alright, my thirsty friends, here's my plan..."]
    Cain's Game Room
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  11. 10. Some Place Where the Sun Don't Shine
  12. 11. Volume 80 Issue 15 - Week of April 21, 1980
    Daily Planet
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