(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)

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]
Reprints
Keywords
lightning; rain

Priest (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)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (credited as Tony Tollin)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman (credited as Albert De Guzman)
Editing
Denny O'Neil (credited) (editor); Dan Raspler (credited) (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.

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

Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited); Dann Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Rick Stasi (credited)
Inks
Rick Magyar (credited)
Colors
Nansi Hoolahan (credited)
Letters
Jean Simek (credited)
Editing
Mike Gold (credited) (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 (credited)
Pencils
Kelley Jones (credited)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (credited as DeZuniga); Pablo Marcos (credited as Marcos)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
Helen Vesik (credited)
Editing
Barbara Kesel (credited) (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 (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-4374
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; John Hodges; Mr. Billings
Synopsis
The Consortium details its reasons for desiring to destroy Superman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Standard Allowable Abductions (Table of Contents: 5)

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)

Genre
superhero; adventure
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 (credited)
Pencils
Alan Davis (cover preview)
Inks
Alan Davis (cover preview)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3385

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jack Slack, J. Alexander Hall, David Metz, John Britt, Alan C. Carroll, and Bruce Parrello.

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

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

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

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
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. My Week in Valhalla Chapter One
    Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]
  4. 3. [Grave Doings, Part 5] Seventeen
    Deadman
  5. 4. Revelations
    Superman
  6. 5. Standard Allowable Abductions
    Secret Six
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Action Comics Weekly
  8. 7. The Devil Was a Baby
    The Phantom Stranger
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