(November 8, 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
1988-09-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mike Gold (series); Brian Augustyn (associate)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Contains 6 stories. Cover shown as next issue in letter column is actually the cover of issue 627, but it is labeled 626 here.


Deadman Wraps It All Up! (Table of Contents)

Deadman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Eduardo Barreto (signed)
Inks
Eduardo Barreto (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Robert Greenberger (cover)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Sensei; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; various people from Deadmans life
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover artist listed in Action Comics Weekly 624.

The Law (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Job Number
G-4265
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hedron; Janel
Synopsis
Hal Jordan forces warring races into a peace agreement, but they agree to try to destroy him as soon as they are able.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Concluded from Action Comics Weekly 624. There is about a week between this story and Action Comics 626.

[Chapter Three] Might Makes Reich! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Pencils
Rick Stasi
Inks
Rick Magyar
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Jean Simek
Editing
Mike Gold (story)

Job Number
G-4178
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shazam! [Billy Batson; Captain Marvel]; Ham Davis; Ron; Jake; Sam; Dr. Patterson; Captain Nazi [Lester Abernathy]; Duane McCullers
Synopsis
Billy Batson is left to die when he is discovered undercover with the Sons Of Valhalla, during a plot to poison San Francisco.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 624, continued in Action Comics Weekly 626.
Title from previous issue's next issue block.

For Whom the Toll Builds (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 (story)

Job Number
G-3803
Genre
superhero
Characters
Secret Six [Tony Mantegna; Mitch Hoberman; Vic Sommers; Luke McKendrick; Ladonna Jameal; Dr. Maria Verdugo]; Gus Markesson; Walter Fenady; Mr. Drake; Steve Traeger (dies); Phil
Synopsis
The Agency attacks the Secret Six and captures Luke. Conversation in story confirms that 7 operatives of The Agency have died in pursuit of the Secret Six.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 624, continued in Action Comics Weekly 626.

Out of the Frying Pan... (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 (story)

Job Number
G-4411
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Bob Galt; John Hodges
Synopsis
The Consortium tracks Superman and Bob Galt into California.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 624, continued in Action Comics Weekly 626.

[Grave Doings] Part 7 Tickle, Tickle (Table of Contents: 5)

Deadman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Baron
Pencils
Kelley Jones
Inks
Tony DeZuniga
Colors
Daniel Vozzo
Letters
Albert DeGuzman
Editing
Barbara Kesel [Barbara Randall] (story)

Job Number
G-4398
Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Madame Waxahachie (first name given as both Molly and Mabel); Letrita Brogden; Lisa Brogden; spirit of Stella Pecksha; spirit of Delia Peckshaw; Tyson Peckshaw (ghost); Luke Estes
Synopsis
The spirits of the Peckshaw twins move to new hosts after Deadman scares and cajoles them out of the Brogden twins.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 624, continued in Action Comics Weekly 626.

Knock 'Em Dead Part 2 (Table of Contents: 6)

Black Canary / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Sharon Wright
Pencils
Randy DuBurke
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Steve Haynie
Editing
Robert Greenberger (story)

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Walt Sarno (dies); Deborah Tilden; Cat Maddox; Ken Glazier
Synopsis
Walt Sarno is killed and Ken Glazier receives a threatening letter.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 624, continued in Action Comics Weekly 626.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Deadman Wraps It All Up!
    Deadman
  2. 1. The Law
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. [Chapter Three] Might Makes Reich!
    Shazam!
  4. 3. For Whom the Toll Builds
    The Secret Six
  5. 4. Out of the Frying Pan...
    Superman
  6. 5. [Grave Doings] Part 7 Tickle, Tickle
    Deadman
  7. 6. Knock 'Em Dead Part 2
    Black Canary
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