Adventure Comics #490 [Direct]
(February 1982)

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Volume
48
Price
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1981-11-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Len Wein (editor); Mike W. Barr (associate editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Indicia title "Adventure Comics Presents Dial H for Hero."

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Into the Abyss... ...and out Again into Madness (Table of Contents)

Dial "H" for Hero / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George PĂ©rez (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-792
Genre
superhero

Into the Abyss (Table of Contents: 1)

Dial "H" for Hero / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Larry Mahlstedt
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-7879
Genre
superhero
Characters
Christopher King; Vicki Grant; Squid; Tempest [Vicki Grant]; The Abyss; Radarman [Christopher King]; Stuntmaster [Christopher King]; Starburst [Vicki Grant]
Synopsis
Chris and Vicki stop the Squid but get trapped inside the villain known as The Abyss.

Indexer Notes

Chapter One

Tempest created by David Hoffman
The Squid created by Lester English
The Abyss created by Robert A. Buethe
Radarman created by Dave Elyea
Stuntmaster created by Martin Walsh
Starburst created by Heloise Doucet

Chapter II: The Other Side of Nowhere! (Table of Contents: 2)

Dial "H" for Hero / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Howard Bender
Inks
Rodin Rodriguez
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Christopher King; Vicki Grant; Stuntmaster [Christopher King]; Starburst [Vicki Grant]; The Abyss; Blackjack; Shadow Master [Christopher King]; Centaurus [Christopher King]; The Serpent; Deflecto [Christopher King]; Worm Man [Christopher King]; Spinning Jenny [Vicki Grant]; Spectro [Christopher King]; Air Master [Christopher King]; The Sting [Christopher King]; The Attacker [Christopher King]; Galaxy [Christopher King]
Synopsis
Chris and Vicki are trapped in two different locations by The Abyss, but both dial up some new heroes until they find one that can get them home.

Indexer Notes

Blackjack created by Stephen DeStefano
Shadow Master created by Stephen Berezowecki
Centaurus created by David T. Satterlee
The Serpent created by Joseph Harding
Deflecto created by Darin Hackenbrook
Worm Man created by Robbie Halvorson
Spinning Jenny created by Paul Speidel
Spectro created by Eric Mohn
Air Master created by Stephen M. Solomon
The Sting created by Kevin Flaherty
The Attacker created by Kurth K. Koss II
Galaxy created by Brett Ziegler

Marathon Madman (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The Flash; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter III: Battle of the Abyss! (Table of Contents: 4)

Dial "H" for Hero / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Larry Mahlstedt
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Christopher King; Vicki Grant; The Squid; The Abyss; Scylla [Vicki Grant]; Topsy-Turvy [Christopher King]; Greg King; Elizabeth King; Gary King
Synopsis
Chris and Vicki defeat The Squid and The Abyss for the final time.

Indexer Notes

Feature continues in The New Adventures of Superboy (1980 series) #28.

Scylla created by Bill Mimbu
Topsy-Turvy created by David Wile
King Family's new furniture created by John H. Costello Jr.

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

Dial "L" for Letters / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tamsyn O'Flynn
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
L-942
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Into the Abyss... ...and out Again into Madness
    Dial "H" for Hero
  2. 1. Into the Abyss
    Dial "H" for Hero
  3. 2. Chapter II: The Other Side of Nowhere!
    Dial "H" for Hero
  4. 3. Marathon Madman
    The Flash; Hostess Cup Cakes
  5. 4. Chapter III: Battle of the Abyss!
    Dial "H" for Hero
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Dial "L" for Letters
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