Blue Beetle #5 [Direct]
(October 1986)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1986-06-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Karen Berger
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from DC Releases #29.


The Question Is Back--And the Answer Is Murder! (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paris Cullins (signed)
Inks
Bruce Patterson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; The Question [Vic Sage]
Reprints

Ask the Right Question! (Table of Contents: 1)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Paris Cullins
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-2681
Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; The Question [Vic Sage]; Lou Crocker; The Wild Ones [Brandon; Cisco; Twitch; Pony; Fringe; Slab] (street gang); Jerry (cop); Brent (cop); Vincent Perignon (gangster); Hugo (gangster); The Muse [Richard Perignon]; Rodent (informant for Vic Sage); Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett] (Flashback; Cameo; not in costume); Lt. Max Fisher; Detective Frank Holt; Police Captain Hernandez; Melody Case; Thomas Kord (Cameo, photo)
Synopsis
Blue Beetle and the Question are both tracking down a street gang called The Wild Ones. When they realize they are both after the same gang they decide to team up.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Featuring the official DC debut of The Question, the hero who shared the Charlton Blue Beetle series. (He had a 1 panel cameo in Crisis on Infinite Earths #6.) Here, the Question is a somewhat standard masked character, as opposed to the off-beat character in the Question's own DC series.

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

The Beetle's Nest / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
L-2458

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Question Is Back--And the Answer Is Murder!
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. Ask the Right Question!
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Beetle's Nest
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
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