(December 20, 1988)

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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
1988-11-03
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. Also contains a promo feature "Daily Planet", with information on the Invasion series.


The Phantom Stranger Combats His Greatest Foes! (Table of Contents)

The Phantom Stranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin (signed)
Inks
Jim Starlin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Robert Greenberger (cover editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Phantom Stranger

Détente (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
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Albert DeGuzman
Editing
Dennis O'Neil (editor); Dan Raspler (assistant editor)

Job Number
G-4468
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; alien in form of Randy Violent; Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam]
Synopsis
Captain Atom attempts unsuccessfully to track an alien into space, then rescues Hal Jordan from a desert, after which Hal finds his power battery in the hands of some common crooks and confronts them to recharge his ring and capture them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #630; continues in Action Comics Weekly #632.

Knock 'Em Dead, Part 8 (Table of Contents: 2)

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 (editor)

Job Number
G-4324
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Ron Tompkins (dies); Ken Glazier; Cat Maddox
Synopsis
Black Canary tracks Cat Maddox, who commits another murder and eludes capture.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #630; continues in Action Comics Weekly #632.

Cat and Mouse, Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Fred Carrillo
Inks
Fred Carrillo
Colors
Petra Scotese
Letters
Albert DeGuzman
Editing
Renee Witterstaetter (editor)

Job Number
G-4134
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Phantom Stranger; Cassandra Craft; Dr. Terrence Thirteen; Tannarak; Tala
Synopsis
The Phantom Stranger confronts Tannarak and Tala, after Tala appears to defeat Cassandra Craft.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics Weekly #632. Pages 6 and 7 are reversed in order.

Point Blank (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-4459
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Bob Galt; Mother Tierra
Synopsis
Superman fights the Consortium after discovering it is receiving the same rays from outer space that his worshippers are.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #630; continues in Action Comics Weekly #632.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Brian Augustyn
Pencils
Tom Grindberg (cover preview)
Inks
Tom Grindberg (cover preview)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3500

Invasion First Strike! (Table of Contents: 6)

Daily Planet / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Firestorm [Ronald Raymond; Professor Martin Stein]; Firehawk; Power Girl [Kara Starr]; Starman [Will Payton]; Wonder Woman; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Gangbuster [Jose Delgado]; Doom Patrol; Sea Devils; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]

Indexer Notes

Information on the Invasion series. Characters are mentioned, not pictured.

Rocks and Hard Places, Chapter Six: Old Friends, New Enemies (Table of Contents: 7)

Speedy and Nightwing / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Cherie Wilkerson
Pencils
Vince Giarrano
Inks
Tom Mandrake
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Agustin Mas
Editing
Barbara Kesel (editor)

Job Number
G-4313
Genre
superhero
Characters
Speedy [Roy Harper]; Mr. Hunter; Moira; Button; Dick Grayson [Nightwing]; Mr. Clapton; Mrs. Sebastian; Lian Harper
Synopsis
Dick Grayson returns to Ireland after Speedy defeats some Sanas and some police are found to be causing murders as the Friends of The Empire.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #630; continues in Action Comics Weekly #632.

Kissoff-- That's a Russian Word, Isn't It? (Table of Contents: 8)

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-4238
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; Natalie Reed; Gretchen Koblenz; Keng Kuan Chee [Mairzey]; President Harry S. Truman; Dean Forrestal; Admiral Hillenkoetter; Andre Blanc-Dumont; Chuck Sirianni; Constance Darabont; Dieter; Simon
Synopsis
The Blackhawks discuss espionage with President Truman while some C.I.G. operatives kidnap Natalie Reed, and a Nazi plot to steal LSD begins.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #630; continues in Action Comics Weekly #632.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Phantom Stranger Combats His Greatest Foes!
    The Phantom Stranger
  2. 1. Détente
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. Knock 'Em Dead, Part 8
    Black Canary
  4. 3. Cat and Mouse, Chapter 1
    The Phantom Stranger
  5. 4. Point Blank
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Action Comics Weekly
  7. 6. Invasion First Strike!
    Daily Planet
  8. 7. Rocks and Hard Places, Chapter Six: Old Friends, New Enemies
    Speedy and Nightwing
  9. 8. Kissoff-- That's a Russian Word, Isn't It?
    Blackhawk
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