([September] 2006)

DC, 2006 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
14.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages
132
On-sale Date
2006-07-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
America's Best Comics, LLC
Brand
America's Best Comics
ISBN
1-4012-0991-2; 978-1-4012-0991-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401209919 51499
Editing
Scott Dunbier; Ed Roeder (design)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
squarebound; trade paperback
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Printed in Canada.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Top 10 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Smax; Joe Pi; King Peacock; Toybox; Shock-Headed Peter
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Top 10 / credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Irma Geddon; Joe Pi; Smax; Girl Fifty-Four; Kemlo; Toybox; Shock-Headed Peter; King Peacock; Rexa; Dust Devil; Jetman; Wulf; Jack Phantom; Synaesthesia Jackson; Peregrine; Panthalassa; Curlew; Phillipe Jouet-Homme; Saltator; Subliminal Kid; Hoodoo Priest; Mayor Famaile; the Beagle Boys

Indexer Notes

Page one, two, and three reprints part of pages 6, page 2, page 3 respectively from Top 10: Beyond the Farthest Precinct #1 (DC, 2005 Series). Page three also includes Artist Credits, Publisher's Information, and Indicia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Top 10 / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Smax; Joe Pi; King Peacock; Toybox; Shock-Headed Peter
Reprints

A Screaming Comes Across the Sky (Table of Contents: 4)

Top 10 / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Di Filippo
Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
Wendy Broome
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Irma Geddon; Joe Pi; Smax; Girl Fifty-Four; Kemlo; Toybox; Shock-Headed Peter; King Peacock; Rexa; Dust Devil; Jetman; Wulf; Jack Phantom; Synaesthesia Jackson; Peregrine; Panthalassa; Curlew; Phillipe Jouet-Homme; Saltator; Subliminal Kid; Hoodoo Priest; Mayor Famaile; CAMEOS: Warren Strong; Krypto; Lockjaw; Ant-Man; the Beagle Boys; the Lizard; the Lone Ranger; Tonto (Jay Silverheels version); the Green Hornet; Kato; Green Arrow; Speedy; Amazo; Sub-Mariner; Thor; unidentified Thark; Black Cat (Harvey Comics version); Pogo; Spike (of Spike and Tyke); Skeezix and Slim (of Gasoline Alley); Ellen Dolan (portrait); J. Jonah Jameson (portrait); Gorilla Grodd (portrait); the Mandarin (Marvel); Iron Man
Synopsis
New officers begin their service with Top 10, and the precinct celebrates with a picnic, which is interrupted by a huge and frightening apparition in the sky; an apparition which has bizarre effects on many robotic citizens. As his officers carry out their assignments, Captain Jetman finds himself fired by the new mayor.
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Keywords
Mayor; picnic; police; robot

Indexer Notes

Details in the story make many references to other comics and literature, sometimes in art or in wordplay. These include: Isaac Asimov, Trantor, and the Foundation series; Hogwarts Academy; Richie Rich; the Arrowcar; the Black Beauty (Green Hornet's car); Airboy; Jack Kirby; Kandor; the Sentinels (X-Men); Dr. Doom; Dr. Octopus; Spider-Man; Brain Storm; Iron Man; Baron Zemo; Captain Hook; S.T.A.R. Labs; Robin; Uncle Scrooge McDuck's Money Bin; Hermeticism; Mother Thing (Robert A. Heinlein); Thor (Marvel); Wonder Woman

Chapter #2 (Table of Contents: 5)

Top 10 / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Specter

Indexer Notes

Image taken from page 11 of Top 10: Beyond the Farthest Precinct #1 (DC, 2005 Series).

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

Top 10 / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors
Wendy Broome
Letters
Jerry Ordway

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dark days demand a real man to lead the police force - -
Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Jetman; Smax; Toybox; Dust Devil; Shock-Headed Peter; Peregrine; Major Sean Cindercott
Reprints

A New Broom Sweeps Mean (Table of Contents: 7)

Top 10 / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Di Filippo
Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
Jeromy Cox
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Jetman; Major Sean Cindercott; Peregrine; Hoodoo Priest; Smax; Jack Phantom; Panthalassa; Dust Devil; Curlew; Synaesthesia Jackson; Saltator; Shock-Headed Peter; Subliminal Kid; Kemlo; Toybox; Girl Fifty-Four; King Peacock; Rexa; Irma Geddon; CAMEOS: Imperial Stormtrooper and cantina band member (from Star Wars); Mera (Silver Age Aquaman's queen); Sunk-Mariner; Popeye; Bluto; Captain Horatio McCallister (from The Simpsons -- on poster); Sheena Queen of the Jungle; Ka-Zar; Zabu; Curious George; the Man in the Yellow Hat; Crawford Crow (of The Fox and the Crow); Clark Kent (as GBS TV reporter); Brain Storm; the Red Skull; Killer Kane; Cain and Able (DC Comics); Princess Projectra; the Fly [Fly-Man]; Bucky Bug; Spider-Man; Herbie the Love Bug; the Wasp; C-3PO and R2-D2 (portrait); Magnus Robot Fighter; Gold and Platinum (from Metal Men); Scooby-Doo; Shaggy; Velma; Daphne; Elektra; Electro [Max Dillon]; Iron Man; the Phantom; Dr. Mid-Nite; Ronald Reagan (portrait); the Flash [Barry Allen]; Bill Clinton; Billy Batson; Vegeta; the Vulture [Adrian Toomes]; SpongeBob SquarePants; the Creature From the Black Lagoon; Underdog
Synopsis
The belligerent mayor orders Jetman out immediately, saying that he's too old-fashioned for the age of terrorism, and insisting that iron leadership is needed. To that end he has appointed in Jetman's place the half-human, half-robot Major Cindercott, a veteran soldier. Before they even know that Jetman is gone, the officers are hit with draconic new regulations.
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Keywords
Police; robot

Indexer Notes

Details in the story make many references to other comics and literature, often in art or in wordplay. These include: Bugs Bunny; Bugsy Siegel; the Batboat; Captain Nemo's Nautilus from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; Blue Beetle; Cthulhu; sea monkeys; Yggdrasil; Hellstrom's Hive; Bruce Springsteen; Scarface (movie); Lexcorp; Lex Luthor; Waynetech; Wile E. Coyote; the Daily Planet; Rocky the Flying Squirrel; Hernandez brothers; Mack truck; the Trigger Twins (original); "The Scream" by Edvard Munch

Chapter #3 (Table of Contents: 8)

Top 10 / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Image taken from page 19 of Top 10: Beyond the Farthest Precinct #1 (DC, 2005 Series).

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

Top 10 / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Phantom; Peregrine; Shock-Headed Peter; Dust Devil; Smax; Toybox; King Peacock; Synaesthesia Jackson
Reprints

Gone Fishing (Table of Contents: 10)

Top 10 / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Di Filippo
Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
Jeromy Cox
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Irma Geddon; King Peacock; Shock-Headed Peter; Peregrine; Kemlo; Jack Phantom; Smax; Toybox; Girl Fifty-Four; Dust Devil; Hoodoo Priest; Panthalassa; Curlew; Synaesthesia Jackson; Saltator; Subliminal Kid; Major Sean Cindercott; Rexa; Joe Pi; CAMEOS: Wolverine; Harvey Bullock; Ultimates Nick Fury; Machinenmensch from Fritz Lang's Metropolis; Huey-Louie-Dewey drone from Silent Running; Bat-Mite; Daredevil; Tintin; Snowy; Nitnit; Captain America; Radioactive Man; Goon (from Popeye); Sue Storm [Susan Richards; Invisible Woman; Invisible Girl]; the Phantom; Herbie the Fat Fury; Louie; Dewey; Baby Huey; Sugar and Spike; Morty and Ferdie; Dondi; Nancy and Sluggo; Little Dot; Little Archie; Wonder Tot; Granny Goodness; Mary Worth; Popeye; Captain Haddock; Zatanna; Black Canary; Dr. Doom; the Thing; Black Bolt; Zeus; Loki
Synopsis
Most of the officers quit in a rage, but Kemlo woos them back by pointing out their role as police, promising a hearing with the commissioner at Grand Central, and urging "creative" compliance with the new regulations. Joe Pi continues his undercover investigation of illicit software. Kemlo and his wife adopt a child. Dust Devil's mother dies. The new chief uses electronics to spy on his officers, even unto showers and locker rooms.
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Keywords
Adoption; police; robot

Indexer Notes

Details in the story make many references to other comics and literature, often in art or in wordplay. These include: Brainiac's space ship (skull version); Swamp Thing; Legion of Superheroes headquarters (upside-down rocket version); Von Ryan's Express; Deadman's Alley; Danvers family and Midvale Orphanage; Frank Castle; White Castle; Halflings [Hobbits]; Moby-Dick [Moby Dick]; Wonder Woman's magic lasso; clear line [ligne claire]; Roger Zelazny; Stan Lee; the Question; snikt, thwip, bamf (Marvel sound effects).

Chapter #4 (Table of Contents: 11)

Top 10 / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
?

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Image taken from page 2 & 3 of Top 10: Beyond the Farthest Precinct #3 (DC, 2005 Series).

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

Top 10 / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors
Wendy Broome

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Shock-Headed Peter; Dust Devil
Reprints

Grand Central Stasis (Table of Contents: 13)

Top 10 / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Di Filippo
Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
Jeromy Cox
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Phantom; Panthalassa; Toybox; Phillipe Jouet-Homme; Kemlo; Joe Pi; Irma Geddon; King Peacock; Shock-Headed Peter; Rexa; Hoodoo Priest; Smax; Subliminal Kid; Dust Devil; Curlew; Synaesthesia Jackson; Saltator; Jetman; Peregrine; Janus; Dr. Qubit; CAMEOS: Donald Trump; Spider-Man; the Angel (X-Men); Blackhawk; Batman; Iron Man; the Shadow; Human Torch; the Guardian (Newsboy Legion); Frankenstein's monster; Stilt-Man; Spike (of Spike and Tyke); Fearless Fosdick; Dr. Strange; Mighty Thor; Sargon the Sorcerer; Cheshire Cat; Jessica Rabbit; Miss Lace; Little Annie Fanny; P'Gell; "Alfalfa"; Pete the Pup; the Confessor (Astro City); Mercury [or Hermes]; Hercules (Marvel Comics version); Mr. Natural; Loki; Asterix; Obelix; Cerberus; the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Mastermind; Toad; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch]; the Sinister Six [Sandman; the Vulture; Kraven; Mysterio; Electro; Dr. Octopus]; the Frightful Four [the Wizard; Medusa; Paste-Pot Pete [the Trapster] (the Sandman is also a member)]; Granny Goodness; Dr. Sivana; the Hulk; the Spirit; Shining Knight; the Headless Baseball Team; Dr. Doom; the Joker; Captain Cold; Felix the Cat; Harlequin; Dr. Fate; Wonder Woman; Fighting American
Synopsis
Joe Pi discovers that the drug-like software comes from Project JOOTS, where scientists investigate superspace and its relationship to the multiverse. Dr. Qubit the commissioner tells the Top 10 delegation that the entire multiverse is in danger from the Hell Ditch Pilgrim, as the apparition is now called. Learning of a planned attack by the Derridadaists, Kemlo leads many of his remaining officers to a baseball game. There the crowd is attacked by giant bats, led by women flying personal batwing vehicles.
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Keywords
Baseball; police; robot

Indexer Notes

Details in the story include many references to other comics or literature, often in art or in wordplay. These include: Wayne Boring; Soylent Green; Grin and Bear It; Joe Palooka; Battling Murdock; the Rocketeer; Lexcorp; Amazon Purple Ray; Jack Kirby; the Daily Planet; the Daily Bugle; Wonder Man; The Muppet Movie; Harry Potter; Playboy; C.C. Beck; Francois Schuiten; Frederick Peeters; Dr. Susan Calvin (Asimov Robot series); Clark Kent

Chapter #5 (Table of Contents: 14)

Top 10 / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Image taken from page 22 of Top 10: Beyond the Farthest Precinct #5 (DC, 2005 Series).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Top 10 / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors
Wendy Broome

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Smax; Toybox
Reprints

Ubiquitous Stigmata (Table of Contents: 16)

Top 10 / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Di Filippo
Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
Randy Mayor; Jonny Rench
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Kemlo; Irma Geddon; Rexa; Hoodoo Priest; Subliminal Kid; Girl Fifty-Four; Synaesthesia Jackson; Saltator; Curlew; Dust Devil; King Peacock; Major Sean Cindercott; Smax; Toybox; Shock-Headed Peter; Peregrine; Jack Phantom; Joe Pi; Rumor; Panthalassa; Max Millions; Roy Radium; Andy Soames [the Hell Ditch Pilgrim]; CAMEOS: the Lizard; Tasmanian Devil; Scarlet Witch; Magica de Spell; the Joker; Groucho Marx; mouse from Maus; Dennis the Menace (U.S. version); Chronos; Hourman; Elektra; Vampirella; Hagar the Horrible; Catwoman; Dick Tracy; Fearless Fosdick; Johnny Quick (Earth-3); Underdog; Henry (Carl Anderson character); the Thing; Charlie Brown; Snoopy; Captain Action; Jar Jar Binks; Hawkman; McGruff the Crime Dog; Moonbeam McSwine; Luciano Pavarotti; Bouncing Boy; Solomon Grundy; Mr. Mxyztplk; Wolverine; Gyro Gearloose; Courageous Cat; Minute Mouse; Beagle Boy; Roger Ramjet
Synopsis
Police beat off the attack at the ball park, but thousands of people are possessed by the Hell Ditch Pilgrim. The Rumor explains that only Robyn Slinger can confront and cure the Pilgrim, for her Toybox is Pandora's box, and with it she can give him hope. Cindercott demands that the police rally to protect the mayor, the supreme figure of authority, but the police ignore him so as to protect the citizens at large. Robyn's intervention is successful, although the mayor and Cindercott are destroyed in the chaos. Kemlo becomes the new chief, and the adventure ends as it began, with a picnic.
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Indexer Notes

The story contains many references to other comics and literature, often in art, or in wordplay. These include: Red Sonja; Kurt Schaffenberger; C.C. Beck; Bruce Wayne's bat inspiration.

Cover Sketches (Table of Contents: 17)

Top 10 / illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Letters
Jerry Ordway; typeset

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery

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  5. 4. A Screaming Comes Across the Sky
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  6. 5. Chapter #2
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  7. 6. ["Dark days demand a real man to lead the police force - -"]
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  8. 7. A New Broom Sweeps Mean
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  9. 8. Chapter #3
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  11. 10. Gone Fishing
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  12. 11. Chapter #4
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  14. 13. Grand Central Stasis
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  15. 14. Chapter #5
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  17. 16. Ubiquitous Stigmata
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  18. 17. Cover Sketches
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  21. 20. ["Meanwhile, five years from now..."]
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