(April 1985)

DC, 1983 Series
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Price
1.25 USD; 1.60 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1984-12-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Marv Wolfman (credited) (editor); Robert Greenberger (credited) (associate editor); Tom Condon (credited) (managing editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from DC Releases #11.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Vigilante [urban hero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paris Cullins (signed as Paris)
Inks
Rick Magyar (signed as Magyar)
Colors
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Vigilante [Adrian Chase]
Synopsis
Vigilante finds himself in the path of an oncoming train.
Keywords
train

Indexer Notes

The train as depicted on the cover is not a subway train, but the story inside is about the New York City Subway System.

Under the Sidewalks of New York (Table of Contents: 1)

Vigilante [urban hero] / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg (credited)
Pencils
Alex Saviuk (credited)
Inks
Rick Magyar (credited)
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited)
Letters
Phil Felix (credited)

Job Number
I-134
First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Perhaps his years of drug addiction had wasted away Billie's body until he weighed no more than 90 pounds...
Feature Logo
Vigilante [straight sharp letters]
Genre
crime; detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Vigilante [Adrian Chase]; Marcia King; Alan Welles; Billie (junkie); Rod (Marcia King's co-worker); Keith Pitkin (ringleader of the thieves and disgruntled former New York City Transit Authority employee); gang of subway robbers; various subway employees
Synopsis
Vigilante takes on a band of thieves who derail subway trains, specifically targeting the "D Train", and rob the people on board. He goes after them mercilessly after Marcia becomes one of their victims.
Reprints
Keywords
New York City; robberies; subway

Indexer Notes

The D Train is an actual line of the New York City Subway System, stretching from The Bronx to Coney Island in Brooklyn - and traveling along Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. It is depicted accurately for the time. Stops along this line include Yankee Stadium and Rockefeller Center.

New York locations mentioned in this story include: Washington Square Park and its great arch, Sixth Avenue (also known at the time as "Avenue of the Americas"), Manhattan Bridge, East River, and Grand Street.

Paul Kupperberg begins his lengthy writing stint on The Vigilante with this issue. He is credited both on the front cover and in the story's credits box. Previous indexer had Marv Wolfman as writer of this story,

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

Vigilante Grams / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman (credited)
Pencils
Keith Pollard (signed as pollard) (repurposed existing illustration of The Vigilante from the cover of The Vigilante #1.)
Inks
Keith Pollard (signed as pollard) (repurposed existing illustration of The Vigilante from the cover of The Vigilante #1.)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-1854

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

Meanwhile... / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Vigilante [urban hero]
  2. 1. Under the Sidewalks of New York
    Vigilante [urban hero]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Vigilante Grams
  4. 3. ["Have you seen the Swamp Thing Annual?"]
    Meanwhile...
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