Arak / Son of Thunder #38 [Direct]
(November 1984)

DC, 1981 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.30 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1984-07-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Roy Thomas (editor); Janice Race (associate editor); Tom Condon (managing editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Tony DeZuñiga
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Valda's back! But will Arak live long enough to find out?
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Arak; Valda; Alsind

Of Beasts and Baghdad (Table of Contents: 1)

Arak, Son of Thunder / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Pencils
Tony DeZuñiga
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
L. Lois Buhalis

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Arak; Satyricus; Valda; Malagigi; Harun Al-Rashid; Alsind; Sharizad; Barmak
Synopsis
Malagigi and Valda pay a diplomatic visit to the Caliph of Baghdad, Harun Al-Rashid, and find Arak being tortured in the dungeon. By invoking Carolus Magnus' name, Malagigi secures Arak's release and Valda sees to his recovery. Arak eventually tells of how he and his companions were waylaid in the desert by the Caliph's wazir, Barmak, and captured. Alsind was put to work as an alchemist, Sharizad as eye-candy, and Satyricus was placed in the royal bestiary. However, Alsind manages to cobble together an explosive to free himself from his lab, and he begins searching for his comrades.

Indexer Notes

This story follows Arak Annual #1.

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

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

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

Scroll Call / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-1706

Indexer Notes

Features letters from Terry Mack, Danny Lord, John Henry Sain, George Audis Williams, Woodrow London, and "T.M. Maple". Additionally, Roy Thomas welcomes Tony DeZuniga aboard as the new artist on Arak.

Second page slso includes an ad for Infinity Inc.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Valda's back! But will Arak live long enough to find out?"]
    Arak, Son of Thunder
  2. 1. Of Beasts and Baghdad
    Arak, Son of Thunder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Scroll Call
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