(August 30, 1988)

DC, 1988 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
weekly with the exception of the last week of the year
On-sale Date
1988-07-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mike Gold (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

Contains 6 stories.


Wild Dog Breaks Loose! (Table of Contents)

Wild Dog / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Barry Crain (signed)
Inks
Rick Magyar (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Robert Greenberger (cover editor)

Genre
adventure
Characters
Wild Dog [Jack Wheeler]

Freaks! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Peter David; Richard Howell (co-plotter)
Pencils
Richard Howell
Inks
Arne Starr
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Dennis O'Neil (editor)

Job Number
G-3767
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Arisia; Veronica Hawkes; Ollie; Castle [Dr. Castle] (first name given as both Roger and Max); Siphon; Runaround Sue
Synopsis
Some superpowered crooks trap Hal Jordan at a location Arisia is modeling at.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics Weekly #616.

That Was No Lady... (Table of Contents: 2)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Rick Burchett
Inks
Rick Burchett
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Steve Haynie
Editing
Mike Gold (editor)

Job Number
G-4061
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; Natalie Reed; Steve Claiborne [also as Leslie Richardson]
Synopsis
Blackhawk escapes from some smugglers and hires Natalie Reed.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics Weekly #616. Story references and begins some months after Action Comics Weekly #608.

Fatal Distraction, Chapter One: Night Patrol (Table of Contents: 3)

Wild Dog / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Max Collins
Pencils
Terry Beatty
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Tim Harkins
Editing
Brian Augustyn (editor)

Job Number
G-4140
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wild Dog [Jack Wheeler]; Wild Pup [Daniel Crown]; Lt. Andy Flint; Lou Godder; Detective Calloway; unnamed female serial killer
Synopsis
A female serial killer stalks the Quad Cities and Wild Dog begins a search for her, while attracting the attention of a protegee.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics Weekly #616.

Fatal Flaw? (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-4084
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Charles Culpepper
Synopsis
Superman saves Charles Culpepper but may have killed his assailant.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #614; continues in Action Comics Weekly #616.

[The Cheshire Contract] Chapter Three: Tracks of a Killer! (Table of Contents: 5)

Nightwing / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Chuck Patton
Inks
Tom Poston
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Albert DeGuzman
Editing
Barbara Kesel (editor)

Job Number
G-3964
Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Cheshire [Jade]; Garrison Peebles (dies); Lord Lawrence Hill; Wen Chen Cheng; Raymond Weist; Changeling [Garfield Logan]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Danny Chase
Synopsis
Nightwing is suspicious of Speedy's motives. Cheshire kills another ambasador.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #614; continues in Action Comics Weekly #616. References New Teen Titans #48-49.

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

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

Script
Brian Augustyn
Pencils
Alex Toth (cover preview)
Inks
Alex Toth (cover preview)
Letters
typeset

Bitter Fruit, Part 7 (Table of Contents: 7)

Black Canary / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Sharon Wright
Pencils
Randy DuBurke
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Steve Haynie
Editing
Mike Gold (editor)

Job Number
G-4040
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Canary [Dinah Lance; also as Bonnie Cardinal]; Doug Vallines; Barry Neiman; William B. MacDonald; Vincent Scales; Ellen Waverly (dies); Eddie Fyers
Synopsis
Black Canary meets Doug Vallines and his private detective and tracks Vincent Scales, while his hired assassin deals with an INS employee.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #614; continues in Action Comics Weekly #616.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Wild Dog Breaks Loose!
    Wild Dog
  2. 1. Freaks!
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. That Was No Lady...
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. Fatal Distraction, Chapter One: Night Patrol
    Wild Dog
  5. 4. Fatal Flaw?
    Superman
  6. 5. [The Cheshire Contract] Chapter Three: Tracks of a Killer!
    Nightwing
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Action Comics Weekly
  8. 7. Bitter Fruit, Part 7
    Black Canary
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