DC Comics Presents #44 [Direct]
(April 1982)

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Volume
5
Price
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1981-12-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting editor); Dick Giordano (managing editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. Contemporaneous house ads list the on-sale date as January 7, 1983.
This issue has variants:

The Man Who Created Villains! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
S-3834
Genre
superhero
Characters
Chris King [as Beast-Maniac]; Vicki Grant [as Sphera]; Superman
Reprints

The Man Who Created Villains! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman; Dial "H" for Hero / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis ("action"); E. Nelson Bridwell ("words")
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3821
Genre
superhero
Characters
Chris King [as Beast-Maniac; as Prism; as Essence]; Vicki Grant [as Sphera; as Blazerina; as Thundera]; Superman; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; The Nullifier (villain); The Master (villain)
Synopsis
Perry White sends Clark and Jimmy to the town of Fairfax to investigate the great number of heroes that have been appearing there, so they meet Chris and Vicki and become involved in their ongoing battle with the Master and his villains.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet; Flying Newsroom; H-Dial

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.
Heroes and villains suggested by readers: Ricky Bakletta (Beast-Master), David Brown (Sphera), Nicky Alvarez (The Nullifier), Jay Dickson (Prism), Davey Crowe (Blazerina), Brad Bechtel (Essence), Lannie Hood (Thundera).

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

Pair Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-3839

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by The Midnight Ryder, Eric Baker, T. M. Maple, Jose Fonseca, and Tony Ceriello.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man Who Created Villains!
    Superman; Dial "H" for Hero
  2. 1. The Man Who Created Villains!
    Superman; Dial "H" for Hero
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Pair Mail
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