(October 4, 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
1988-08-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mike Gold (supervising editor); Robert Greenberger (associate editor); Brian Augustyn (associate editor)

Issue Notes

Contains 6 stories.

The Mission Falls Apart! (Table of Contents)

The Secret Six / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mary Wilshire (signed)
Inks
Mary Wilshire (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Robert Greenberger (cover editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Secret Six [Tony Mantegna; Mitch Hoberman; Vic Sommers; Luke McKendrick; Ladonna Jameal; Dr. Maria Verdugo]

Last Gasp! (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
Albert DeGuzman
Editing
Dennis O'Neil (editor); Dan Raspler (assistant editor)

Job Number
G-4089
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Arisia; Castle [Dr. Castle] (first name given as both Roger and Max); Siphon; Runaround Sue; Lillian Hawkes; Stasis; Incinderella; Veronica Hawkes; Lt. Burt Rensaleer
Synopsis
Hal Jordan defeats the Freak Show but the leader is free, and Arisia leaves him.

Indexer Notes

Story concludes from Action Comics Weekly #619. There is a large gap in time between this story and the next Green Lantern story in the next issue.

Fatal Distraction, Chapter Six: Tailed! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
G-4221
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wild Dog [Jack Wheeler]; Susan King; Wild Pup [Daniel Crown]; Lt. Andy Flint; unnamed male mass murderer
Synopsis
Wild Dog kills a mass murder and Wild Pup tails him to his garage.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #619; continues in Action Comics Weekly #621.

Just a Little Bug That's Going Around (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Frank Springer
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Albert DeGuzman
Editing
Robert Greenberger (editor)

Job Number
G-3772
Genre
superhero
Characters
Secret Six [Tony Mantegna; Mitch Hoberman; Vic Sommers; Luke McKendrick; Ladonna Jameal; Dr. Maria Verdugo]; Billy Abrahams; Shelley; Mr. Peterson; Steve Traeger; Dr. Ainsley; Gus Markesson; Mr. Drake; Walter Fenady
Synopsis
The Secret Six begin to track Mockingbird while "The Agency" tracks the Secret Six.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #619; continues in Action Comics Weekly #621.

Too Late, the Hero? (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-4216
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Bob Galt; Skud; Zippo
Synopsis
Bob Galt is accosted by muggers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #619; continues in Action Comics Weekly #621. From now on Superman appears on the magazine's center spread.

[Grave Doings] Part 3 (Table of Contents: 5)

Deadman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Baron
Pencils
Kelley Jones
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga
Colors
Daniel Vozzo
Letters
Albert DeGuzman
Editing
Barbara Kesel (editor)

Job Number
G-4306
Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Wellman Legros; zombies; Madame Waxahachie (first name given as both Molly and Mabel); Clara; Luke Estes; Letrita Brogden; Lisa Brogden; Willie McTell; spirit of Stella Peckshaw; spirit of Delia Peckshaw
Synopsis
Deadman and Madame Waxahachie try to disrupt Wellman Legros plot and free the Brogden twins, but the twins are inhabited by spirits.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #619; continues in Action Comics Weekly #621.

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

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

Script
Mike Gold
Pencils
Joe Orlando (cover preview)
Inks
Joe Orlando (cover preview)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from John Britt, Jacob Gilbert, J. R. Gipson, Chris Romano and Scott Gibson with an accompanying illustration of the next issue's cover.

Most Guys Just Leave Her Hanging There (Table of Contents: 7)

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-4087
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; Marcia Rossiter [also as Alice Richardson]; Steve Claiborne [also as Leslie Richardson]; Mr. Soekardja
Synopsis
Blackhawk frees Marcia Rossiter (Alice Richardson) and learns about the missing plane.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #619; continues in Action Comics Weekly #621.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mission Falls Apart!
    The Secret Six
  2. 1. Last Gasp!
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. Fatal Distraction, Chapter Six: Tailed!
    Wild Dog
  4. 3. Just a Little Bug That's Going Around
    The Secret Six
  5. 4. Too Late, the Hero?
    Superman
  6. 5. [Grave Doings] Part 3
    Deadman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Action Comics Weekly
  8. 7. Most Guys Just Leave Her Hanging There
    Blackhawk
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