Arak / Son of Thunder #27 [Direct]
(November 1983)

DC, 1981 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1983-07-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Roy Thomas (editor); Nicola Cuti (assistant editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Arak, Son of Thunder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ron Randall (signed)
Inks
Ron Randall (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Arak; Dyanna

When Dead Gods Walk! (Table of Contents: 1)

Arak, Son of Thunder / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas (co-plotter)
Pencils
Ron Randall
Inks
Ron Randall
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Bob Lappan

Job Number
J-8948
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Arak; Satyricus; Claudus; Irene; General Cometas; Dyanna; Dziewona (flashback); Valerus
Synopsis
Arak rescues a captured pagan priestess from being burned alive, which upsets a Byzantine crowd that was expecting entertainment. With the Byzantines now turned against him, Arak watches as the priestess brings several holy effigies to life to attack the crowd. When Arak intervenes to save the life of General Cometas, the priestess relents and they all ride off on animated gold horses.
Reprints

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

Scroll Call / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-1443

Indexer Notes

Features letters from Danny Lord, George A. Williams, and Donavon R. Ice Jr. The lower third of the page is a promo advertisement for Dial "H" for Hero in Superboy.

Red Corpse Riding (Table of Contents: 3)

Valda the Iron Maiden / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Pencils
Ron Randall
Inks
Tom Yeates
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Andy Kubert

Job Number
J-8959
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Valda; Malagigi
Synopsis
Returning the Frankish king's court, Valda and Malagigi rest in a glade and recall how Valda came to be Baledor's prisoner before meeting Arak. It began when she was training with the other knights and a familiar rider named Creston approached. With his last dying breaths, Creston declared he had been killed by the arch-angel Michael.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Dick Giordano
Letters
typeset

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

Arak, Son of Thunder / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (explanatory note)
Pencils
Ernie Colón (signed)
Inks
Ernie Colón (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Arak
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Arak, Son of Thunder
  2. 1. When Dead Gods Walk!
    Arak, Son of Thunder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Scroll Call
  4. 3. Red Corpse Riding
    Valda the Iron Maiden
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Arak, Son of Thunder
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