(December 27, 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
1988-11-10
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 a text feature "Daily Planet," with information on the Invasion series.


Nightwing & Speedy Under Fire! (Table of Contents)

Nightwing and Speedy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom Grindberg (signed)
Inks
Tom Grindberg (signed)
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
?
Editing
Robert Greenberger (cover editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Speedy [Roy Harper]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Lian Harper; unnamed terrorists
Reprints

Beyond Phobus (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-4606
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Lord Malvolio]
Synopsis
Hal Jordan is drawn into an unknown sector of space by Malvolio, who claims he will imprison Hal.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #631; continues in Action Comics Weekly #633.

Cat and Mouse, Chapter II (Table of Contents: 2)

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-4131
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Phantom Stranger; Dr. Terrence Thirteen; Tannarak; Tala [as Cassandra Craft]; lion creation of Tannarak
Synopsis
Tannarak captures the Phantom Stranger and creates a lion creature, while Tala tracks him disguised as Cassandra Craft.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #631; continues in Action Comics Weekly #633.

Knock 'Em Dead, Part 9 (Table of Contents: 3)

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-4353
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Deborah Tilden (dies); Cat Maddox; Lt. Cameron; Ken Glazier; Jason Marsh; Mr. Larkin
Synopsis
Black Canary becomes injured when she thwarts a murder attempt, and the assailant escapes and kidnaps her intended victim.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #631; continues in Action Comics Weekly #633.

Holy War (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-4460
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Bob Galt; Mother Tierra; Listener
Synopsis
Superman battles the Consortium and his cult of worshippers joins in.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #631; continues in Action Comics Weekly #633.

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

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

Script
Mike Gold
Pencils
Curt Swan (cover preview)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (cover preview)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3501

Rocks and Hard Places, Chapter Seven: A Time of Changes (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Job Number
G-4314
Genre
superhero
Characters
Speedy [Roy Harper]; Mr. Hunter; Moira; Button; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Mrs. Sebastian; Sinnead (dies); Beryl (on phone); Seamus Paul O'Connor
Synopsis
Speedy and Nightwing are attacked by the Sanas and the Friends of the Empire, and saved by Officer Hunter, after Moira is injured by a bomb.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #631; continues in Action Comics Weekly #633.

Doing the Horizontal Goosestep (Table of Contents: 7)

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-4275
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; Gretchen Koblenz; Andre Blanc-Dumont; Chuck Sirianni; Constance Darabont (dies); Dieter; Olaf Friedriksen
Synopsis
Nazis kill Ms. Darabont and impersonate her to obtain the LSD shipment from the Blackhawks.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #631; continues in Action Comics Weekly #633.

Invasion First Strike! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Nightwing & Speedy Under Fire!
    Nightwing and Speedy
  2. 1. Beyond Phobus
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. Cat and Mouse, Chapter II
    The Phantom Stranger
  4. 3. Knock 'Em Dead, Part 9
    Black Canary
  5. 4. Holy War
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Action Comics Weekly
  7. 6. Rocks and Hard Places, Chapter Seven: A Time of Changes
    Nightwing and Speedy
  8. 7. Doing the Horizontal Goosestep
    Blackhawk
  9. 8. Invasion First Strike!
    Daily Planet
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