(2002 [September 2003])

DC, 2003 Series
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Volume
1
Price
17.95 USD; 29.95 CAD
Pages
180
On-sale Date
2003-07-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
America's Best Comics, LLC
Brand
America's Best Comics
ISBN
978-1-56389-660-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941232935 00111
Editing
Scott Dunbier (credited) (group editor); Eric DeSantis (credited) (assistant editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Cobweb; The First American and U.S.Angel; Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero; satire-parody; humor
Characters
Greyshirt; Cobweb; Jack B. Quick; First American; U.S. Angel

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

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Writer Alan Moore has gathered a stellar group of artists...

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Tomorrow Stories Book 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Melinda Gebbie (signed)
Inks
Melinda Gebbie (signed)
Colors
Melinda Gebbie (signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Cobweb

Indexer Notes

Half-title page.

Tomorrow Stories Collected Edition Book 1 (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page.

Part One (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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

Greyshirt / 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
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; Cobweb; First American
Reprints

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

Jack B. Quick / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (credited, signed)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited, signed)
Colors
Kevin Nowlan (credited, signed)
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
humor; children; science fiction
Characters
Jack B. Quick; Greyshirt; Cobweb; First American
Reprints

Smalltown Stardom (Table of Contents: 7)

Jack B. Quick / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Colors
Kevin Nowlan (credited) (colors); Wildstorm FX (credited) (seps)
Letters
Kevin Nowlan (credited)

Genre
humor; children; science fiction
Characters
Jack B. Quick
Synopsis
Jack B. Quick creates a new solar system in his home town.
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Amnesia (Table of Contents: 8)

Greyshirt / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Rick Veitch (credited)
Inks
Rick Veitch (credited)
Colors
Wildstorm FX (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
crime; detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Greyshirt; Wally Flunt
Synopsis
Greyshirt hunts for the dangerous Hammer Killer.
Reprints

Dumbsday! (Table of Contents: 9)

The First American and U.S.Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Jim Baikie (credited)
Inks
Jim Baikie (credited)
Colors
Wildstorm FX (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
First American; U.S. Angel; Jury Swinger
Synopsis
The First American and U.S. Angel appear on a talk show.
Reprints

Doll-O-Vision (Table of Contents: 10)

The Cobweb / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Inks
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Colors
Wildstorm FX (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Cobweb; Phallocrates Phlange
Synopsis
Cobweb is turned into a miniature doll by a sinister collector.
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Part Two (Table of Contents: 11)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Greyshirt / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rick Veitch (credited, signed)
Inks
Rick Veitch (credited, signed)
Colors
David Baron (signed)
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Greyshirt
Reprints

How Things Work Out (Table of Contents: 13)

Greyshirt / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Rick Veitch (credited)
Inks
Rick Veitch (credited)
Colors
David Baron (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Greyshirt; Sonny
Synopsis
A building is seen from 1999, 1979, 1959 and 1939 as Sonny's life is glimpsed on each floor; in the 1999 story, Sonny finds himself compelled to aid Greyshirt.
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The Unbearableness of Being Light (Table of Contents: 14)

Jack B. Quick / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Colors
Kevin Nowlan (credited) (colors); Benedict Dimagmaliw (credited as Ben Dimagmaliw) (seps)
Letters
Kevin Nowlan (credited)

Genre
humor; children; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Jack B. Quick
Synopsis
Jack discovers photons are breaking the speed limit in Queerwater Creek and helps the police arrest them.
Reprints

Waltztime (Table of Contents: 15)

The Cobweb / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Inks
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Colors
Wildstorm FX (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Cobweb
Synopsis
Cobweb discovers creatures living on an asteroid.
Reprints

The Curse of the Reverse! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Jim Baikie (credited)
Inks
Jim Baikie (credited)
Colors
David Baron (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
First American; U.S.Angel; Dozier D. Daze
Synopsis
Dozier D. Daze is a "retrosexual" and he's determined to relive the past, bringing the First American and U.S. Angel back in time with him!
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Part Three (Table of Contents: 17)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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?
Letters
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Jack B. Quick / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (credited, signed)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited, signed)
Colors
Kevin Nowlan (credited, signed)
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Jack B. Quick; First American; U.S. Angel; Cobweb; Greyshirt
Reprints

Pet Theory. (Table of Contents: 19)

Jack B. Quick / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Colors
Kevin Nowlan (credited); Bad@$$ (color seps)
Letters
Kevin Nowlan (credited)

Genre
humor; children; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Jack B. Quick
Synopsis
After Jack causes the local pigs to revolt, his parents give him a pet cat hoping it will be a good influence on him; somehow, this leads to Jack creating a multitude of cats which develop anti-gravity (from butter on their backs) and hover over the town. All's well that ends well when the cats fall on the revolutionary pigs.
Reprints

Eurydice: A Retrospective (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Inks
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Cobweb; Eurydice
Synopsis
Cobweb pursues the thief Eurydice.
Reprints

The Peril of the Pediatric Perpetrators (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Jim Baikie (credited)
Inks
Jim Baikie (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
The First American; U.S.Angel; Jimmy "The Bedwetter" Mulligan; Joe Bazookas; "Stinky" Finkelbaum; Don Tubbi
Synopsis
The First American goes undercover to stop the kid gangster Jimmy "The Bedwetter" Mulligan.
Reprints

The Making of Greyshirt (Table of Contents: 22)

Greyshirt / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Rick Veitch (credited)
Inks
Rick Veitch (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Greyshirt
Synopsis
The story of how jewel thief Franky Lafayette became the masked hero Greyshirt.
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Part Four (Table of Contents: 23)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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?
Letters
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

The First American and U.S.Angel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Baikie (credited, signed)
Inks
Jim Baikie (credited, signed)
Colors
David Baron (signed)
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
The First American; U.S.Angel
Reprints

The Bitter Crumbs of Defeat!?! (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Jim Baikie (credited)
Inks
Jim Baikie (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
The First American; U.S.Angel; Fatwah Arbuckle; Mortal Ken; Cane-Toad Man; The Human Porch; Minute Maid
Synopsis
The First American is brought to trial over his endorsement of Mistress fruit pies.
Reprints

Li'l Cobweb (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Inks
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
humor; children; superhero
Characters
Li'l Cobweb; Li'l Clarice
Synopsis
A child-sized Cobweb believes she's stumbled upon an anarchist plot but is actually unmasking an affair between a married woman and a policeman.
Reprints

Tempus, Fugitive! (Table of Contents: 27)

Greyshirt / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Rick Veitch (credited)
Inks
Rick Veitch (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Greyshirt; Turner T. Tempus
Synopsis
Turner T. Tempus tries to flee from Greyshirt into the future, only to be met by an entire army of Greyshirt robots.
Reprints

A Brief Geography of Time. (Table of Contents: 28)

Jack B. Quick / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Colors
Kevin Nowlan (credited); Bad@$$ (credited) (color seps)
Letters
Kevin Nowlan (credited)

Genre
humor; children; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Jack B. Quick
Synopsis
Jack builds chrono-clogs which allow him to travel backwards in time with each step he takes; unfortunately he walks a little too far and ends up in limbo.
Reprints

Part Five (Table of Contents: 29)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

The Cobweb / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Inks
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Colors
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Cobweb; Greyshirt; The First American
Reprints

Dr. Crescendo! (Table of Contents: 31)

Greyshirt / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Rick Veitch (credited)
Inks
Rick Veitch (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Greyshirt; Dr. Crescendo
Synopsis
The misunderstood violinist Dr. Crescendo plays a tune to end all tunes.
Reprints

La Toile dans le Chateau des Larmes par Georges Delcourt (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Inks
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Cobweb
Reprints

A Christmas Cop-Out (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Jim Baikie (credited)
Inks
Jim Baikie (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
The First American; U.S.Angel; Buckley; Pickapokit of the Wallemon; Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick; Cobweb
Synopsis
On Christmas Eve the First American is granted visions of the past, present and future of comic books. He realizes only he can save the future of comics!
Reprints

Part Six (Table of Contents: 34)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Pencils
Rick Veitch (credited, signed)
Inks
Rick Veitch (credited, signed)
Colors
Wildstorm FX
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
The First American; U.S. Angel; Cobweb; Greyshirt
Reprints

Day Release (Table of Contents: 36)

Greyshirt / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Rick Veitch (credited)
Inks
Rick Veitch (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Greyshirt; "Repeating" Raphael
Synopsis
A murder victim leads Greyshir to his killer.
Reprints

Lo! There Shall Come a Closeness and Commitment! (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Jim Baikie (credited)
Inks
Jim Baikie (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
The First American; U.S.Angel; Gerta Dammerung
Synopsis
The First American and U.S. Angel are put through a variety of new relationships in order to raise interest in their comic books.
Reprints

Shackled in Silk! (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Inks
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Cobweb; Money Spider [Octavia Price]; Clarice
Synopsis
Cobweb pursues her glamorous foe the Money Spider.
Reprints

The Return of the Remarkable Rivulet! (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Hilary Barta (credited)
Inks
Hilary Barta (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Splash Brannigan; Sydney J. Kaput; Daisy Screensaver
Synopsis
Comic book inker Daisy Screensaver discovers a man who lives in a bottle of ink: it's Splash Brannigan, an inker's hero come to life!
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Tomorrow Stories Gallery (Table of Contents: 40)

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (credited, signed); Rick Veitch (credited, signed); Melinda Gebbie (signed); Hilary Barta (credited, signed)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited, signed); Rick Veitch (credited, signed); Melinda Gebbie (signed)
Colors
Melinda Gebbie (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jack B. Quick; Greyshirt; Cobweb; Splash Brannigan

[Biographies] (Table of Contents: 41)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited); Kevin Nowlan (credited); Rick Veitch (credited); Jim Baikie (credited); Melinda Gebbie (credited); Hilary Barta (credited); ?
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Colors
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

America's Best Comics Collected Editions (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
Melinda Gebbie (credited) (photograph)
Inks
Melinda Gebbie (credited) (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Alan Moore is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium...

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Cobweb; The First American and U.S.Angel; Greyshirt; Jack B. Quick
  2. 1. ["Writer Alan Moore has gathered a stellar group of artists..."]
  3. 2. Tomorrow Stories Book 1
  4. 3. Tomorrow Stories Collected Edition Book 1
  5. 4. Part One
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Greyshirt
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Jack B. Quick
  8. 7. Smalltown Stardom
    Jack B. Quick
  9. 8. Amnesia
    Greyshirt
  10. 9. Dumbsday!
    The First American and U.S.Angel
  11. 10. Doll-O-Vision
    The Cobweb
  12. 11. Part Two
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Greyshirt
  14. 13. How Things Work Out
    Greyshirt
  15. 14. The Unbearableness of Being Light
    Jack B. Quick
  16. 15. Waltztime
    The Cobweb
  17. 16. The Curse of the Reverse!
    The First American and U.S.Angel
  18. 17. Part Three
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Jack B. Quick
  20. 19. Pet Theory.
    Jack B. Quick
  21. 20. Eurydice: A Retrospective
    The Cobweb
  22. 21. The Peril of the Pediatric Perpetrators
    The First American and U.S.Angel
  23. 22. The Making of Greyshirt
    Greyshirt
  24. 23. Part Four
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    The First American and U.S.Angel
  26. 25. The Bitter Crumbs of Defeat!?!
    The First American and U.S.Angel
  27. 26. Li'l Cobweb
    The Cobweb
  28. 27. Tempus, Fugitive!
    Greyshirt
  29. 28. A Brief Geography of Time.
    Jack B. Quick
  30. 29. Part Five
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    The Cobweb
  32. 31. Dr. Crescendo!
    Greyshirt
  33. 32. La Toile dans le Chateau des Larmes par Georges Delcourt
    The Cobweb
  34. 33. A Christmas Cop-Out
    The First American and U.S.Angel
  35. 34. Part Six
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
  37. 36. Day Release
    Greyshirt
  38. 37. Lo! There Shall Come a Closeness and Commitment!
    The First American and U.S.Angel
  39. 38. Shackled in Silk!
    The Cobweb
  40. 39. The Return of the Remarkable Rivulet!
    Splash Brannigan
  41. 40. Tomorrow Stories Gallery
  42. 41. [Biographies]
  43. 42. America's Best Comics Collected Editions
  44. 43. ["Alan Moore is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium..."]
  45. 44. ["What sort of tales will tomorrow bring?"]
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  • Florian Beaudette
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore