([February] 2004)

DC, 2003 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
17.95 USD; 27.95 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale Date
2003-12-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
America's Best Comics, LLC
Brand
America's Best Comics
ISBN
1-4012-0147-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941239941 00111
Editing
Scott Dunbier (credited) (collected edition editor & original series editor); Kristy Quinn (credited) (collected edition assistant editor & original series assistant editor); Jeff Mariotte (credited) (original series editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects material originally published in America's Best Comics 64-Page Giant, The Many Worlds of Tesla Strong, and The ABC Sketchbook.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; Jonni Future; Promethea; Splash Brannigan; Tom Strong; Top 10 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arthur Adams (credited); Hilary Barta (credited); Gene Ha (credited); Kevin Nowlan (credited); Chris Sprouse (credited); Rick Veitch (credited); J. H. Williams III (credited)
Inks
Arthur Adams (credited); Hilary Barta (credited); Gene Ha (credited); Kevin Nowlan (credited); Karl Story (credited); Rick Veitch (credited); J. H. Williams III (credited)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery; horror-suspense; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Tom Strong; Promethea; Greyshirt; Top Ten; Jonni Future; Splash Brannigan; Jack B. Quick
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Key to which artists drew which art on jam cover is included inside this volume.

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

The Cobweb; The First American and U.S.Angel; Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; Promethea; Splash Brannigan; Tom Strong; Top 10 / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (credited) (painting)
Inks
Alex Ross (credited) (painting)
Colors
Alex Ross (credited) (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; satire-parody; humor; historical; detective-mystery
Characters
Promethea; Tom Strong; Mr. Hyde; Jack B. Quick; Top Ten; First American; Splash Brannigan; Greyshirt; Cobweb
Reprints

Skull & Bones (Table of Contents: 2)

Tom Strong / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Moore (credited)
Pencils
Humberto Ramos (credited)
Inks
John Totleben (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Jack B. Quick's Amazing World of Science (Table of Contents: 3)

Jack B. Quick / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Colors
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Letters
Kevin Nowlan (credited)

Genre
humor; science fiction
Reprints

Little Margie in Misty Magic Land (Table of Contents: 4)

Promethea / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Moore (credited)
Pencils
Eric Shanower (credited)
Inks
Eric Shanower (credited)
Colors
Jeromy Cox (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Reprints

America's Best Clothing Co. (Table of Contents: 5)

The Cobweb; The First American and U.S.Angel; Greyshirt / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rick Veitch (credited)
Pencils
Rick Veitch (credited)
Inks
Rick Veitch (credited)
Colors
Rick Veitch (credited)
Letters
Rick Veitch (credited); typeset

Genre
superhero; satire-parody
Reprints

DeadFellas (Table of Contents: 6)

Top 10 / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Zander Cannon (credited)
Inks
Zander Cannon (credited)
Colors
Dan Brown (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Reprints

Chapter 8: Danger in Attabar Teru! (Table of Contents: 7)

Tom Strong / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Cassaday (credited)
Pencils
John Cassaday (credited, signed)
Inks
John Cassaday (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The First First American! (Table of Contents: 8)

The First American and U.S.Angel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés (credited)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
humor; superhero; satire-parody
Reprints

The Game of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Table of Contents: 9)

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Kevin O'Neill (credited)
Inks
Kevin O'Neill (credited)
Colors
Benedict Dimagmaliw
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero; historical
Synopsis
A board game based on the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
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Specters from Projectors!?! (Table of Contents: 10)

Splash Brannigan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Kyle Baker (credited)
Inks
Kyle Baker (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited); Kyle Baker (credited) (assist)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
humor; superhero
Reprints

America's Best Clothing Co. (Table of Contents: 11)

Greyshirt / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rick Veitch (credited)
Pencils
Rick Veitch (credited)
Inks
Rick Veitch (credited)
Colors
Rick Veitch (credited)
Letters
Rick Veitch (credited); typeset

Genre
humor; superhero
Reprints

He Tied Me to a Buzz-Saw (And It Felt Like a Kiss) (Table of Contents: 12)

The Cobweb / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Dame Darcy (credited)
Inks
Dame Darcy (credited)
Colors
Nick Bell (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Jack B. Quick's Amazing World of Science (Table of Contents: 13)

Jack B. Quick / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Colors
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Letters
Kevin Nowlan (credited)

Genre
humor; science fiction
Reprints

Let's Take a Look Around the Swell Palace of Fun Where America's Best Comics Are Being Produced Right Now! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Chris Sprouse (credited)
Inks
Al Gordon (credited)
Colors
Tad Ehrlich (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Timmy Turbo; First American; Top Ten; Tom Strong; Cobweb; Jack B. Quick
Reprints

America's Best Clothing Co. (Table of Contents: 15)

Greyshirt / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rick Veitch (credited)
Pencils
Rick Veitch (credited)
Inks
Rick Veitch (credited)
Colors
Rick Veitch (credited)
Letters
Rick Veitch (credited); typeset

Genre
humor; superhero
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Tesla Strong / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arthur Adams (credited, signed)
Inks
Arthur Adams (credited, signed)
Colors
Dave Stewart (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Tesla Strong; Tekla Strong; Tara Strong; Topsy Strong; Tes of the Tigers; Tamla Strong; Twyla Storm; assorted other alternate universe counterparts of Tesla Strong
Reprints

The Many Worlds of Tesla Strong (Table of Contents: 17)

Tesla Strong / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Hogan (credited) (plot, script); Alan Moore (credited) (plot assist)
Pencils
Chris Sprouse (credited)
Inks
Karl Story (credited)
Colors
Dave Stewart (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Tesla Strong; King Solomon; Pneuman
Synopsis
King Solomon takes an accidental interdimensional trip.
Reprints

Chapter 1: Follow That Monkey! (Table of Contents: 18)

Tesla Strong / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Hogan (credited) (plot, script); Alan Moore (credited) (plot assist)
Pencils
Chris Sprouse (credited) (page 5); Michael Golden (credited) (pages 6-11); Adam Hughes (credited) (pages 12-17); Phil Noto (credited) (pages 18-20); Arthur Adams (credited) (pages 21-22)
Inks
Karl Story (credited) (pages 5, 12-17); Michael Golden (credited) (pages 6-11); Phil Noto (credited) (pages 18-20); Arthur Adams (credited) (pages 21-22)
Colors
Dave Stewart (credited); Phil Noto (credited) (pages 18-20)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Pneuman; Tesla Strong; Tekla Strong; Tori Strong; Winston; Skipper; Tori's dad; Topsy; Turvy; Fluffytail; King Solomon; Archimedes; Poseidon the Sea Monkey; Mr. Pythagoras; assorted primates
Synopsis
Tesla meets with some of her alternate universe counterparts and discovers that King Solomon isn't the only missing simian.
Reprints

Chapter 2: The God in the Machine! (Table of Contents: 19)

Tesla Strong / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Hogan (credited) (plot, script); Alan Moore (credited) (plot assist)
Pencils
Frank Cho (credited) (pages 30-33); J. Scott Campbell (credited) (pages 34-35); Claudio Castellini (credited) (pages 36-40); Jason Pearson (credited) (pages 41-42); José Luis García-López (credited) (pages 23-29)
Inks
Frank Cho (credited) (pages 30-33); Avalon Studios (credited) (digital inks, pages 34-35); Claudio Castellini (credited) (pages 36-40); Jason Pearson (credited) (pages 41-42); José Luis García-López (credited) (pages 23-29)
Colors
Dave Stewart (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Tesla Strong; Tara Strong; Lily LaGuna; Tinkertoy; Tes of the Tigers; Rajah (tiger); Tamla Strong; Nero
Synopsis
Tesla Strong discovers King Solomon's location only to wind up a prisoner herself.
Reprints

Chapter 3: Bedlam on Earth B! (Table of Contents: 20)

Tom Strong / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Hogan (credited) (plot, script); Alan Moore (credited) (plot assist)
Pencils
Chris Sprouse (credited) (pages 43, 62-64); Jason Pearson (credited) (pages 44-61)
Inks
Karl Story (credited) (pages 43, 62-64); Jason Pearson (credited) (pages 44-61)
Colors
Dave Stewart (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Tesla Strong; Pneuman; Tom Strong; Dhalua Strong; Twyla Strong; Peter Saveen; Ilsa Weiss; Alois Weiss; Tiberius Strong; Nero; King Solomon; Archimedes; Poseidon the Sea Monkey; Mr. Pythagoras; assorted primates
Synopsis
Their lives at stake, the Strong family takes on the Strong family.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; Jonni Future; Promethea; Splash Brannigan; Tom Strong; Top 10 / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arthur Adams (credited); Hilary Barta (credited); Gene Ha (credited); Kevin Nowlan (credited); Chris Sprouse (credited); Rick Veitch (credited); J. H. Williams III (credited)
Inks
Arthur Adams (credited); Hilary Barta (credited); Gene Ha (credited); Kevin Nowlan (credited); Karl Story (credited); Rick Veitch (credited); J. H. Williams III (credited)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
humor; detective-mystery; horror-suspense; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Tom Strong; Promethea; Greyshirt; Top Ten; Jonni Future; Splash Brannigan; Jack B. Quick
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Key to which artists drew which art on this jam cover is included in this volume.

Chris Sprouse (Table of Contents: 22)

Tom Strong / illustration / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Sprouse (credited)
Pencils
Chris Sprouse (credited)
Inks
Chris Sprouse (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Chris Sprouse (credited); typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Character sketches and designs for Tom Strong, with commentary by the artist.

Hilary Barta (Table of Contents: 23)

Splash Brannigan / illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Hilary Barta
Inks
Hilary Barta
Colors
?
Letters
Hilary Barta

Genre
humor; superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Character sketches and designs for Splash Brannigan.

Rick Veitch (Table of Contents: 24)

Greyshirt / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rick Veitch (credited)
Pencils
Rick Veitch (credited)
Inks
Rick Veitch (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Rick Veitch (credited); typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Character sketches and designs for Greyshirt, with commentary by the artist.

Kevin Nowlan (Table of Contents: 25)

Jack B. Quick / illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Colors
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Letters
Kevin Nowlan (credited); typeset

Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction; humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Character sketches, designs, and other art of Jack B. Quick, with commentary by the artist.

Gene Ha (Table of Contents: 26)

Top 10 / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Ha (credited)
Pencils
Gene Ha (credited)
Inks
Gene Ha (credited)
Colors
Gene Ha (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction; superhero; detective-mystery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Early promotional art for Top Ten and ABC Comics, with commentary by the artist.

Alex Ross (Table of Contents: 27)

illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (credited)
Inks
Alex Ross (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Alex Ross (credited)

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover sketches and designs by Alex Ross.

Arthur Adams (Table of Contents: 28)

Jonni Future / illustration / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Arthur Adams (credited)
Pencils
Arthur Adams (credited)
Inks
Arthur Adams (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Character sketches, designs, and other art of Jonni Future, with commentary by the artist.

J. H. Williams III (Table of Contents: 29)

Promethea / illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
J. H. Williams III (credited, signed)
Inks
J. H. Williams III (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
J. H. Williams III (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sketches and promotional art for Promethea.

Jim Baikie (Table of Contents: 30)

The First American and U.S.Angel / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Baikie (credited)
Inks
Jim Baikie (credited)
Colors
Jim Baikie (credited)

Genre
humor; superhero; satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Character sketches for First American.

Melinda Gebbie (Table of Contents: 31)

The Cobweb / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Inks
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Colors
Melinda Gebbie (credited)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Character sketch of the Cobweb.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; Jonni Future; Promethea; Splash Brannigan; Tom Strong; Top 10 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arthur Adams (credited); Hilary Barta (credited); Gene Ha (credited); Kevin Nowlan (credited); Chris Sprouse (credited); Rick Veitch (credited); J. H. Williams III (credited)
Inks
Arthur Adams (credited); Hilary Barta (credited); Gene Ha (credited); Kevin Nowlan (credited); Karl Story (credited); Rick Veitch (credited); J. H. Williams III (credited)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited)

Genre
humor; detective-mystery; horror-suspense; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Tom Strong; Promethea; Greyshirt; Top Ten; Jonni Future; Splash Brannigan; Jack B. Quick
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Grayscale version on the cover.

Who Drew What on the Cover (Table of Contents: 33)

Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; Jonni Future; Promethea; Splash Brannigan; Tom Strong; Top 10 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arthur Adams (credited); Hilary Barta (credited); Gene Ha (credited); Kevin Nowlan (credited); Chris Sprouse (credited); Rick Veitch (credited); J. H. Williams III (credited)
Inks
Arthur Adams (credited); Hilary Barta (credited); Gene Ha (credited); Kevin Nowlan (credited); Karl Story (credited); Rick Veitch (credited); J. H. Williams III (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero; humor; detective-mystery
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

The Cobweb; The First American and U.S.Angel; Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; Splash Brannigan; Tom Strong; Top 10 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Ha
Inks
Gene Ha
Colors
?

Genre
superhero; satire-parody; humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Top Ten; Tom Strong; Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; Cobweb; First American; Splash Brannigan
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Tom Strong / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bruce Timm (signed)
Inks
Bruce Timm (signed)
Colors
Bruce Timm; Wendy Broome

Genre
superhero
Characters
Tesla Strong; Tom Strong; King Solomon; Dhalua Strong
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

The Cobweb; The First American and U.S.Angel; Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; Promethea; Splash Brannigan; Tom Strong; Top 10 / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Chris Sprouse (signed)
Inks
Al Gordon (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero; satire-parody; humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Tom Strong; Top Ten; Promethea; Jack B. Quick; First American; Splash Branningan; Greyshirt; Cobweb
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally in black and white, but here in color.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; Jonni Future; Promethea; Splash Brannigan; Tom Strong; Top 10
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Cobweb; The First American and U.S.Angel; Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; Promethea; Splash Brannigan; Tom Strong; Top 10
  3. 2. Skull & Bones
    Tom Strong
  4. 3. Jack B. Quick's Amazing World of Science
    Jack B. Quick
  5. 4. Little Margie in Misty Magic Land
    Promethea
  6. 5. America's Best Clothing Co.
    The Cobweb; The First American and U.S.Angel; Greyshirt
  7. 6. DeadFellas
    Top 10
  8. 7. Chapter 8: Danger in Attabar Teru!
    Tom Strong
  9. 8. The First First American!
    The First American and U.S.Angel
  10. 9. The Game of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  11. 10. Specters from Projectors!?!
    Splash Brannigan
  12. 11. America's Best Clothing Co.
    Greyshirt
  13. 12. He Tied Me to a Buzz-Saw (And It Felt Like a Kiss)
    The Cobweb
  14. 13. Jack B. Quick's Amazing World of Science
    Jack B. Quick
  15. 14. Let's Take a Look Around the Swell Palace of Fun Where America's Best Comics Are Being Produced Right Now!
  16. 15. America's Best Clothing Co.
    Greyshirt
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Tesla Strong
  18. 17. The Many Worlds of Tesla Strong
    Tesla Strong
  19. 18. Chapter 1: Follow That Monkey!
    Tesla Strong
  20. 19. Chapter 2: The God in the Machine!
    Tesla Strong
  21. 20. Chapter 3: Bedlam on Earth B!
    Tom Strong
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; Jonni Future; Promethea; Splash Brannigan; Tom Strong; Top 10
  23. 22. Chris Sprouse
    Tom Strong
  24. 23. Hilary Barta
    Splash Brannigan
  25. 24. Rick Veitch
    Greyshirt
  26. 25. Kevin Nowlan
    Jack B. Quick
  27. 26. Gene Ha
    Top 10
  28. 27. Alex Ross
  29. 28. Arthur Adams
    Jonni Future
  30. 29. J. H. Williams III
    Promethea
  31. 30. Jim Baikie
    The First American and U.S.Angel
  32. 31. Melinda Gebbie
    The Cobweb
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; Jonni Future; Promethea; Splash Brannigan; Tom Strong; Top 10
  34. 33. Who Drew What on the Cover
    Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; Jonni Future; Promethea; Splash Brannigan; Tom Strong; Top 10
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    The Cobweb; The First American and U.S.Angel; Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; Splash Brannigan; Tom Strong; Top 10
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Tom Strong
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    The Cobweb; The First American and U.S.Angel; Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; Promethea; Splash Brannigan; Tom Strong; Top 10
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore