([June] 1990)

DC, 1990 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
14.95 USD; 19.95 CAD
Pages
292
On-sale Date
1990-06-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
0-930289-61-7 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Mike Gold (editor); Brian Augustyn (associate editor); Robert Greenberger (associate editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Marked "Greatest DC Stories Vol. 4" on spine.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors
Neal Adams

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Adam Strange; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Swamp Thing
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The Greatest Team-Up Stories Ever Told (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page, publication data page, and dedication page.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky (illustration)
Inks
Bernard Sachs (illustration)
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a panel (in black & white) from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #21.

The Ghosts of Frank and Dick Merriwell (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
?; Carmine Infantino (illustration)
Inks
?; Joe Giella (illustration)
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction illustrated with two background images, one from a Frank and Dick Merriwell novel and the other from The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #123.

That Old-Time Magic (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Gold
Pencils
Al Plastino (illustration); Dick Sprang (illustration)
Inks
Al Plastino (illustration); Charles Paris (illustration)
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction illustrated with two background illustrations, one from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #253 and the other from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #82.

The Terrible Trio (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
William Woolfolk (uncredited in item)
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye (uncredited in item)
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
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The Three Super-Musketeers! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton (uncredited in item)
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin
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Superboy Meets Robin (Table of Contents: 7)

Superboy / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (uncredited in item)
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
Eric Kachelhofer
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Robin
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The Manhunt on Land! (Table of Contents: 8)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein (uncredited in item)
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Inks credited in item to Charles Paris.

The Underwater Archers (Table of Contents: 9)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein (uncredited in item)
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
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The Flash of Two Worlds! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Flash / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Iris West; Joan Garrick; The Thinker; The Fiddler; The Shade
Synopsis
The Flash accidentally transports himself to the world where the Golden Age Flash lives and together they take on The Thinker, The Fiddler, and The Shade.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 11, 19, and 25 are 2/3 pages.

Crisis on Earth-One! (Table of Contents: 11)

Justice League of America / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Aquaman; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter; Batman; Superman; Wonder Woman]; Justice Society of America [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Black Canary; Dr. Fate; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hourman]]; The Crime Champions [Felix Faust; Dr. Alchemy; Chronos; The Wizard; The Fiddler; The Icicle]
Synopsis
Three villains each from Earth-1 and Earth-2 hatch a plot to commit crimes, then hide out on the other Earth. To ensure their success, the villains of Earth-1 mystically trap the JLA in their headquarters. But the JLA summons the JSA and switches places with them.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 4, 15, and 25 are 2/3 pages.

Crisis on Earth-Two! (Table of Contents: 12)

Justice League of America / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Aquaman; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter; Batman; Superman; Wonder Woman]; Justice Society of America [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Black Canary; Dr. Fate; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hourman]]; The Crime Champions [Felix Faust; Dr. Alchemy; Chronos; The Wizard; The Fiddler; The Icicle]
Synopsis
The JLA and JSA fight their own villains on the opposite Earths until they are mystically transported to cages in space. They escape the cages and take down the gathered villains.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 9, 19, and 25 are 2/3 pages

Planets in Peril! Chapter One (Table of Contents: 13)

Adam Strange / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Daniel Vozzo
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
science fiction
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Planets in Peril-- Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 14)

Hawkman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Daniel Vozzo
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
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Planets in Peril! Chapter 3 (Table of Contents: 15)

Adam Strange; Hawkman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Daniel Vozzo
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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The Challenge of the Expanding World (Table of Contents: 16)

The Atom; The Flash / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Pages 9, 18, and 25 are 2/3 pages.

The Thousand-and-One Dooms of Mr. Twister (Table of Contents: 17)

Kid Flash; Aqualad; Robin / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Bruno Premiani
Inks
Bruno Premiani; Charles Paris (faces)
Colors
Michele Wolfman
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Aqualad; Mayor Corliss; Eddie Corliss; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Flash [Barry Allen] (cameo); Aquaman (cameo); Mr. Twister [Brom Stikk]; Officer Ridley
Synopsis
Mr. Twister has kidnapped all the teen-agers from Hatton Corners.
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Indexer Notes

Only Charles Paris credited for inks in item. Pages 6, 17, and 25 are 2/3 pages.

No Evil Shall Escape My Sight (Table of Contents: 18)

Green Lantern / comic story / 21.83 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
Tony Tollin
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Jubal Slade; Guardians of the Universe; Jeremy Tine; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Robert Kennedy; Old Timer
Synopsis
Green Arrow shows Green Lantern the plight of the people living in the tenements of slumlord Jubal Slade. But when the Guardians of the Universe observe GL roughing up Slade, they bring him to Oa and reprimand him. Against their orders GL returns to Earth and collects evidence to put Slade away. In response, the Guardians contact Green Lantern, but Green Arrow argues that there are serious problems across America that have escaped the attention of Green Lantern. The Guardians confer, and decide to send a representative to accompany the two heroes as they go on a journey of discovery.
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Indexer Notes

Page 6 is a 2/3 page; page 16 is a 1/2 page; and page 23 is a 2/3 page.
The Guardian who is assigned to accompany Hal Jordan is generally called "The Old Timer" in this series, though he is later given the name Appa Ali Apsa.
Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007). Inks credited to Frank Giacoia in item.

The Greatest Green Lantern of All! (Table of Contents: 19)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin; Neal Adams (idea)
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Shelley Eiber
Letters
?

Characters
Green Lantern [Tomar-Re]; Guardians of the Universe; Jor-El; Lara; Brainiac; baby Kal-El; Superman (flashback)
Synopsis
The Guardians of the Universe explain to Green Lantern Tomar-Re that his failure to prevent the destruction of Krypton might not truly be considered a failure, even though the Guardians once thought to make Kal-El the leader of the Green Lantern Corps, because the destruction of Krypton allowed Superman to fulfill his destiny as the universe's greatest champion.
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Keywords
Kandor; Krypton

Paperchase (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman; The Creeper / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Brennert
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Jim Aparo

Genre
superhero
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The Jungle Line (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman; Swamp Thing / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Rick Veitch
Inks
Al Williamson
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Swamp Thing; Lana Lang; Dr. Everett; Flash [Barry Allen] (cameo); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Bloodmorel (a fungus)
Synopsis
Clark comes in contact with a fungus from Krypton that will eventually kill him. Driving south due to his powers intermittently failing, he crashes in a swamp and stumbles upon the one creature that might help him-- Swamp Thing.
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Just Imagine, Your Favorite Heroes... (Table of Contents: 22)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Augustyn
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Afterword, illustrated with small reproductions of the covers to Superman (DC, 1939 series) #76, Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #89, Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #20, Superman (DC, 1939 series) #220, and Superman (DC, 1939 series) #276.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Greatest Team-Up Stories Ever Told
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. The Ghosts of Frank and Dick Merriwell
  5. 4. That Old-Time Magic
  6. 5. The Terrible Trio
    Superman
  7. 6. The Three Super-Musketeers!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  8. 7. Superboy Meets Robin
    Superboy
  9. 8. The Manhunt on Land!
    Aquaman
  10. 9. The Underwater Archers
    The Green Arrow
  11. 10. The Flash of Two Worlds!
    The Flash
  12. 11. Crisis on Earth-One!
    Justice League of America
  13. 12. Crisis on Earth-Two!
    Justice League of America
  14. 13. Planets in Peril! Chapter One
    Adam Strange
  15. 14. Planets in Peril-- Chapter 2
    Hawkman
  16. 15. Planets in Peril! Chapter 3
    Adam Strange; Hawkman
  17. 16. The Challenge of the Expanding World
    The Atom; The Flash
  18. 17. The Thousand-and-One Dooms of Mr. Twister
    Kid Flash; Aqualad; Robin
  19. 18. No Evil Shall Escape My Sight
    Green Lantern
  20. 19. The Greatest Green Lantern of All!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  21. 20. Paperchase
    Batman; The Creeper
  22. 21. The Jungle Line
    Superman; Swamp Thing
  23. 22. Just Imagine, Your Favorite Heroes...
  24. 23. ["Superman and Batman, Green Lantern and Green Arrow..."]
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