(April 1993)

DC, 1993 Series
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Price
1.95 USD; 2.50 CAD; 1.00 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1993-02-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC; Vertigo
Editing
Karen Berger (credited) (editor); Shelly Bond (credited as Shelly Roeberg) (assistant editor)

The Tarantula Act I (Table of Contents)

The Sandman [DC, traditional costumed hero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gavin Wilson (signed as GAVIN WILSON) (photo)
Inks
Gavin Wilson (signed as GAVIN WILSON) (photo)
Colors
Gavin Wilson (signed as GAVIN WILSON) (photo)
Letters
Richard Bruning (credited) (logo design)

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Sandman [Wesley Dodds]
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The Tarantula Act One (Table of Contents: 1)

The Sandman [DC, traditional costumed hero] / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Matt Wagner (credited)
Pencils
Guy Davis (credited)
Inks
Guy Davis (credited)
Colors
David Hornung (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Lawrence Belmont; Catherine van der Meer; Judge Thomas Schaffer; Albert Goldman; Miriam Goldman; Celia Goldman; Roger Goldman; Police Lieutenant Ross O'Donald; Lenny Green; Moses Berman; Officer Pascal; Solly (dishwasher); Bert Lahr (cameo); The Tarantula; Tallulah Bankhead (cameo); Joe DiMaggio (cameo)
Synopsis
"The Tarantula" has been kidnapping and killing his victims in 1938 New York. Dian Belmont, socialite daughter of D.A. Lawrence Belmont, meets the odd Wesley Dodd at one of retired Judge Shaffer's parties, and is attracted to his non-conventional manner. Dodd, using sleeping gas and a goggled gas mask, has been snooping on gangster Albert Goldman and his associates. Brought to the precinct as her father is called in to investigate the possible murder of Dian's friend Catherine, Dian walks into a darkened lady's room and is shocked when a figure in a gas mask rises and approaches her.
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Indexer Notes

Based loosely on the story in Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #40.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Spin Across America Tour (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

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

On the Ledge With Karen Berger [April 1993] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

On the Ledge / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Tarantula Act I
    The Sandman [DC, traditional costumed hero]
  2. 1. The Tarantula Act One
    The Sandman [DC, traditional costumed hero]
  3. 2. ["If she’s a savior, why not redeem us?"]
  4. 3. Spin Across America Tour
  5. 4. ["Some things frighten even the Batman."]
    Batman
  6. 5. ["Now you don’t have to leave home to cross the threshold into Vertigo."]
  7. 6. On the Ledge With Karen Berger [April 1993]
    On the Ledge
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