(October 25, 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
1988-09-08
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

Contains 6 stories.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brent Anderson (signed)
Inks
Brent Anderson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Robert Greenberger (cover editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]
Keywords
lightning; rain

Priest (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Christopher Priest [as James Owsley]; M. D. Bright (co-plotter)
Pencils
M. D. Bright
Inks
Jose Marzan Jr.
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Albert DeGuzman
Editing
Dennis O'Neil (editor); Dan Raspler (assistant editor)

Job Number
G-4263
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Priest
Synopsis
Hal Jordan tracks the beam that destroyed his power battery to another planet, where the being who caused it gets Hal to intervene in an interplanetary war.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #622; continues in Action Comics Weekly #624.

Chapter One: My Week in Valhalla (Table of Contents: 2)

Shazam! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Pencils
Rick Stasi
Inks
Rick Magyar
Colors
Nansi Hoolahan
Letters
Jean Simek
Editing
Mike Gold (editor)

Job Number
G-4207
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Ralph Decker; Officer Randall; Dudley Batson [Uncle Dudley]; Elvira Thickert [Emily Thickert]; Joel; Zack McCullers (dies); Dawn McCullers; Duane McCullers (photo)
Synopsis
After Captain Marvel accidentally kills a man, Billy Batson tries to make amends with the family.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Series continues from Shazam: The New Beginning (DC, 1987 series).

Story continues in Action Comics Weekly #624.

Elvira Thickert was called Emily Thickert in Shazam: The New Beginning.

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

Deadman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Baron
Pencils
Kelley Jones
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga; Pablo Marcos
Colors
Daniel Vozzo
Letters
Helen Vesik
Editing
Barbara Kesel (editor)

Job Number
G-4342
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; Luke Estes
Synopsis
Deadman and Madame Waxahachie track the spirits of the Peckshaw twins who have assembled their army of zombies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #621; continues in Action Comics Weekly #624.

Revelations (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-4374
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; John Hodges; Mr. Billings
Synopsis
The Consortium details its reasons for desiring to destroy Superman.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #622; continues in Action Comics Weekly #624.

Standard Allowable Abductions (Table of Contents: 5)

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)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Secret Six [Tony Mantegna; Vic Sommers; Luke McKendrick; Ladonna Jameal; Dr. Maria Verdugo]; Shelley; Steve Traeger; Mr. Drake
Synopsis
Members of the Secret Six escape from "The Agency" with Steve Traeger.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #622; continues in Action Comics Weekly #624.

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

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

Script
Brian Augustyn
Pencils
Alan Davis (cover preview)
Inks
Alan Davis (cover preview)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3385

The Devil Was a Baby (Table of Contents: 7)

The Phantom Stranger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
José Luis García-López
Colors
Petra Scotese
Letters
Dan McKinnon
Editing
Renee Witterstaetter (editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Phantom Stranger; Sister Camille; Father Davis; Satan
Synopsis
A priest dispatches Satan after he holds The Phantom Stranger at bay.
Keywords
pentagram
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Priest
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. Chapter One: My Week in Valhalla
    Shazam!
  4. 3. [Grave Doings, Part 5] Seventeen
    Deadman
  5. 4. Revelations
    Superman
  6. 5. Standard Allowable Abductions
    The Secret Six
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Action Comics Weekly
  8. 7. The Devil Was a Baby
    The Phantom Stranger
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