([May 24, 1988])

DC, 1988 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
weekly
On-sale date
1988-04-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mike Gold (supervising editor); Robert Greenberger (associate editor); Brian Augustyn (associate editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Shipping date of April 5, 1988 per Direct Currents #2 (February 1988), confirmed from copyright registration.

No cover date. Contains a coupon which expires 4/10/88, and advertises comics on sale in March. Cover date backed off later issues. Contains 6 stories. Also contains a text article on the creation of Action Comics Weekly. No letter column.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Green Lantern; Deadman; Wild Dog; Blackhawk; The Secret Six / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
?
Editing
Robert Greenberger (cover)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Wild Dog [Jack Wheeler]; Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; Secret Six [Tony Mantegna; Vic Sommers; Mitch Hoberman; Luke McKendrick; Ladonna Jameal; Dr. Maria Verdugo]

...And the Pain Shall Leave My Heart (Table of Contents: 1)

Green Lantern / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Christopher Priest [as James Owsley]
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Albert DeGuzman
Editing
Denny O'Neil (editor)

Job Number
G-3857
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Star Sapphire [Carol Ferris]; Katma Tui (death); John Stewart; Arisia
Synopsis
Star Sapphire has gone mad after the loss of her Zamarons and kills Katma Tui when she comes looking for Hal Jordan.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics Weekly #602.

Moral Stand, Chapter One: Point of Order (Table of Contents: 2)

Wild Dog / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Max Allan Collins
Pencils
Terry Beatty
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Michele Robinson [as Michele Wolfman]
Letters
Gaspar Saladino [as Gaspar]
Editing
Mike Gold (editor)

Job Number
G-3667
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wild Dog [Jack Wheeler]; Lt. Andy Flint; Detective Calloway; Captain Lange; Susan King; Len; Committee for Social Change (some die)
Synopsis
The Committee for Social Change takes over a Davenport City Council meeting and Wild Dog charges in, killing several members of the group and freeing the hostages.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics Weekly #602.

Listening to the Mockingbird (Table of Contents: 3)

The Secret Six / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Carrie Spiegle
Editing
Dick Giordano (editor)

Job Number
G-3641
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mockingbird [August Durant]; Secret Six [King Savage; Lili Deneuve; Kit Langman; Carlo DiRienzi; Tiger Force]; Secret Six [Tony Mantegna (introduction); Vic Sommers (introduction); Mitch Hoberman (introduction); Luke McKendrick (introduction); Ladonna Jameal (introduction); Dr. Maria Verdugo (introduction)] (introduction); Rafael DiRienzi (introduction); Gus (introduction)
Synopsis
Mockingbird calls his 5-year reunion of the Secret Six, at the same time calling together a new group of recruits.
Keywords
acid rain

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics Weekly #602. Origin & 1st appearance of the second Secret Six.

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Beatty
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Bill Oakley
Editing
Mike Carlin (editor)

Job Number
G-3699
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Bob Galt (introduction); Charles Culpepper (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Superman saves Bob Galt from an assassination.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics Weekly #602.

[Chapter One] The Section Chief (Table of Contents: 5)

Deadman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Baron
Pencils
Dan Jurgens
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga
Colors
Liz Berube
Letters
Steve Haynie
Editing
Barbara Kesel [as Barbara Randall] (editor)

Job Number
G-3668
Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Major Grace Kasaba (introduction); Professor Fulgencio Flores (introduction)
Synopsis
Deadman thwarts a C.I.A. drugs-for-guns run but discovers that the C.I.A. section chief can see him.
Keywords
cocaine; jungle; temple

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics Weekly #602.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Action Comics Weekly / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Gold
Pencils
George Pérez (cover preview)
Inks
George Pérez (cover preview)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3185

Indexer Notes

Article discusses the creation of Action Comics Weekly and future contents. No letters.

Another Fine War (Table of Contents: 7)

Blackhawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Grell
Pencils
Rick Burchett
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Steve Haynie
Editing
Mike Gold (editor)

Job Number
G-3812
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; Cynthia Hastings (introduction); Mr. Zalecki (introduction)
Synopsis
Blackhawk is attacked by a Mr. Zalecki he may owe money to, while Cynthia Hastings is looking for him.
Keywords
atomic bomb; Vietnam; Vietnam War; World War II

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics Weekly #602.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Green Lantern; Deadman; Wild Dog; Blackhawk; The Secret Six
  2. 1. ...And the Pain Shall Leave My Heart
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. Moral Stand, Chapter One: Point of Order
    Wild Dog
  4. 3. Listening to the Mockingbird
    The Secret Six
  5. 4. Faster Than a Speeding Bullet!
    Superman
  6. 5. [Chapter One] The Section Chief
    Deadman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Action Comics Weekly
  8. 7. Another Fine War
    Blackhawk
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