(October 11, 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
1988-08-23
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (sourced)
Letters
?
Editing
Robert Greenberger (cover editor)

Genre
adventure; war; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; unnamed army personnel

Gremlins! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Christopher Priest (credited as James Owsley); M. D. Bright (credited) (co-plotter)
Pencils
M. D. Bright (credited)
Inks
José Marzán Jr. (credited as José Marzan Jr.)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (credited)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman (credited as Albert De Guzman)
Editing
Denny O'Neil (credited) (editor); Dan Raspler (credited) (assistant editor)

Job Number
G-4166
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Dex; Hawk; Chip; Al
Synopsis
Hal Jordan saves an alien space ship, begins his new job, and his power battery is destroyed when he charges his ring.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics Weekly #622. There is a gap in time between this and the previous story in Action Comics Weekly #620.

Fatal Distraction, Chapter Seven: Stab in the Dark (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
G-4222
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Wild Dog [Jack Wheeler]; Wild Pup [Daniel Crown]; Lt. Andy Flint; Lou Godder; Nigel; unnamed female serial killer
Synopsis
Wild Dog tracks down a serial killer and stops her, but Wild Pup gets injured when he helps.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #620; continues in Action Comics Weekly #622.

Guess What We Learned in School Today? (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Job Number
G-3770
Genre
superhero; adventure
Characters
Secret Six [Tony Mantegna; Mitch Hoberman; Vic Sommers; Luke McKendrick; Ladonna Jameal; Dr. Maria Verdugo]; Billy Abrahams; Shelley; Mr. Peterson; Steve Traeger; Gus Markesson; Lurene; Walter Fenady
Synopsis
The Secret Six tracks Mockingbird as "The Agency" tracks them.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #620; continues in Action Comics Weekly #622.

Let the Punishment Fit the Crime (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-4217
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Bob Galt; Skud; Zippo
Synopsis
Superman saves Bob Galt from some muggers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #620; continues in Action Comics Weekly #622.

[Grave Doings] Part 4 (Table of Contents: 5)

Deadman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Baron (credited)
Pencils
Kelley Jones (credited)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (credited as DeZuniga); Pablo Marcos (credited as Marcos)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman (credited)
Editing
Barbara Kesel (credited) (editor)

Job Number
G-4307
Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Wellman Legros; zombies; Madame Waxahachie (first name given as both Molly and Mabel); Clara; Letrita Brogden; Lisa Brogden; spirit of Stella Peckshaw; spirit of Delia Peckshaw
Synopsis
Deadman and Madame Waxahachie continue searching for the Peckshaw twins, who have escaped with their zombie army.
Reprints
Keywords
New Orleans

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #620; continues in Action Comics Weekly #623.

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

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

Script
Brian Augustyn
Pencils
Ron Frenz (cover preview)
Inks
Larry Mahlstedt (cover preview)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3383

Indexer Notes

Letters from Stephanie Chan, R. Allen Oswald, Nick Damon, Jay Roe, John O Gerdes, Charles J. Sperling, and Theodore Miller.

It's Not the Heat, It's the Futility (Table of Contents: 7)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-4088
Genre
adventure; war; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; Andre Blanc-Dumont; Chuck Sirianni; Olaf Friedriksen; Weng Chan; Marcia Rossiter [also as Alice Richardson]; Steve Claiborne [also as Leslie Richardson]; Johannes Van Der Houten; Johannes Van Der Houten's army; Mr. Kustarto; Mr. Soek
Synopsis
The Blackhawks begin to escape from Van Der Houten as he decides to discontinue his search for the missing plane.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #620; continues in Action Comics Weekly #622.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Gremlins!
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. Fatal Distraction, Chapter Seven: Stab in the Dark
    Wild Dog
  4. 3. Guess What We Learned in School Today?
    Secret Six
  5. 4. Let the Punishment Fit the Crime
    Superman
  6. 5. [Grave Doings] Part 4
    Deadman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Action Comics Weekly
  8. 7. It's Not the Heat, It's the Futility
    Blackhawk
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