([October] 2008)

DC, 2008 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
4.99 USD; 5.99 CAD
Pages
172
On-sale Date
2008-08-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
WildStorm Productions
Brand
America's Best Comics
ISBN
978-1-4012-1857-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401218577 50499
Editing
Kristy Quinn (credited) (editor - collected edition); Scott Dunbier (credited) (editor - original series)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock covers; glossy interiors
Binding
trade paperback
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Chris Sprouse
Inks
Al Gordon
Colors
?
Letters
?

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Indexer Notes

Original signatures obscured by bottom banner.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Tom Strong / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chris Sprouse (credited, signed)
Inks
Al Gordon (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Tom Strong; Dhalua Strong; Tesla Strong; King Solomon; Pneuman; Strongmen of America [Timmy Turbo; Calculus; Sue Blue]
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How Tom Strong Got Started (Table of Contents: 2)

Tom Strong / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Chris Sprouse (credited)
Inks
Al Gordon (credited)
Colors
Tad Ehrlich (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Strongmen of America [Timmy Turbo]; Sinclair Strong; Susan Strong; Tomas (steersman); Pneuman (origin); Tom Strong (origin); Chief Omotu; Dhalua Strong; Paul Saveen; Tesla Strong (origin); King Solomon (origin); Brink Hinckley; Blimp Bandits
Synopsis
While his sky car is attacked by Blimp Bandits and saved by Tom Strong, Timmy Turbo reads about how Tom Strong got started. The origin: Scientist Sinclair Strong and his wife are marooned on Attabar Teru, where they build Pneuman and have a child, Tom, raising him following a scientific protocol. Tom's parents die when he is 11 and he is raised by the Ozu. He eventually grows up, defeats Paul Saveen, marries Chief Omotu's daughter Dhalua, gives intelligence to King Solomon, and has a daughter, Tesla.
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Indexer Notes

Story is told in three parts: "The Fabulous Island," "The Earthquake," and "His Early Years."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Colors
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Greyshirt; Cobweb; Jack B. Quick; First American; U.S. Angel
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Smalltown Stardom (Table of Contents: 4)

Jack B. Quick / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Colors
Kevin Nowlan (credited); Wildstorm FX (credited) (separations)
Letters
Kevin Nowlan (credited)

Genre
humor; children; science fiction
Characters
Jack B. Quick
Synopsis
Jack B. Quick creates a new solar system in his home town.
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Amnesia (Table of Contents: 5)

Greyshirt / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Rick Veitch (credited)
Inks
Rick Veitch (credited)
Colors
Wildstorm FX (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
crime; detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Greyshirt; Wally Flunt
Synopsis
Greyshirt hunts for the dangerous Hammer Killer.
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Dumbsday! (Table of Contents: 6)

The First American and U.S.Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Jim Baikie (credited)
Inks
Jim Baikie (credited)
Colors
Wildstorm FX (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
First American; U.S. Angel; Jury Swinger
Synopsis
The First American and U.S. Angel appear on a talk show.
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Doll-o-Vision (Table of Contents: 7)

The Cobweb / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Inks
Melinda Gebbie (credited)
Colors
Wildstorm FX (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Cobweb; Phallocrates Phlange
Synopsis
Cobweb is turned into a miniature doll by a sinister collector.
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The Return of the Remarkable Rivulet! (Table of Contents: 8)

Splash Brannigan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Hilary Barta (credited)
Inks
Hilary Barta (credited)
Colors
Bad@$$ (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Splash Brannigan
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Promethea / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
J. H. Williams III (credited, signed)
Inks
Mick Gray (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
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The Radiant, Heavenly City (Table of Contents: 10)

Promethea / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
J. H. Williams III (credited)
Inks
Mick Gray (credited)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Sophie Bangs; Stacia Van De Veer; Barbara Shelley; Weeping Gorilla (comic book); Hypatia (mentioned); Charlton Sennet; Anna (Sennet's housemaid); Margaret Taylor Case; Grace Branagh; William Woolcott; Steve Shelley; The Five Swell Guys; Kenneth (psychic); Marv (genius); Roger (muscle); Bob (leader); Stan (mechanic); Smee; Promethea [Barbara Shelley]; Thoth-Hermes; Promethea [original]; Promethea [Sophie Bangs]
Synopsis
Sophie tries to interview Barbara Shelley about Promethea, but Barbara refuses. A Smee attacks Sophie and Promethea briefly rescues her. Promethea reverts to Barbara who tells Sophie to imagine herself Promethea or they will both die. Sophie writes a poem and becomes Promethea in time to stop the Smee. In addition, a small girl in Roman Alexandria becomes the first Promethea.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Tom Strong / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arthur Adams (credited)
Inks
Arthur Adams (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
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Tesla Time (Table of Contents: 12)

Tesla Strong / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Jaime Hernandez (credited)
Inks
Jaime Hernandez (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Tom Strong; Tesla Strong; King Solomon
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Young Tom Strong and the Fiend of the Forgotten Shore (Table of Contents: 13)

Young Tom Strong / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Moore (credited)
Pencils
Alan Weiss (credited)
Inks
Alan Weiss (credited)
Colors
Giulia Brusco (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Strong; Chief Omotu; Dhalua
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The Halfway House (Table of Contents: 14)

Jonni Future / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Moore (credited)
Pencils
Arthur Adams (credited)
Inks
Arthur Adams (credited)
Colors
David Baron (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jonni Future; Jermaal pan Pavane; Gwyneth Reade
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Top 10 / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Ha (credited, signed)
Inks
Gene Ha (credited, signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (signed)
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Top 10 / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Gene Ha (credited); Zander Cannon (credited) (layouts)
Inks
Gene Ha (credited)
Colors
Wildstorm FX (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Toybox [Off. Robyn Slinger]; Jack Phantom [Sgt. Jackie Kowalski]; Jetman [Cpt. Steve Traynor]; Hyperdog [Sgt. Kemlo Caesar]; Dust Devil [Off. Duane Bodine]; Shock-Headed Peter [Off. Peter Cheney]; King Peacock [Det. John Corbeau]; Synaesthesia [Det. Jackson]; Irma Geddon [Off. Irma Wornow]; Girl One [Off. Sung Li]; Off. Jeff Smax; Monsoon [Sgt. Hector Lopez]; Wolfspider [Bill Bailey]; Commissioner Ultima; Blindshot [Bob Booker]; Aberdeen Angus; Dr. Incredible [Dr. Trent Teller]; Mrs. Incredible [Beach Bunny] [Shirley Teller]; Large Marge; April Showers; Ophidia; Ernesto Gograh; Saddles [Stefan Graczik] (dead); Professor Gunter Gromolko; Frenzy [Larry Fischmann]; Spaceman [Det. Alexei Glushko]; Miss Miracle; Colonel Lilliput
Synopsis
During Toybox's first day with Top Ten, she investigates the murder of Saddles and arrests Professor Gromolko. Meanwhile, Ernesto Gograh and two of Large Marge's girls are arrested.
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Indexer Notes

The story contains numerous references to other comics, literature, or popular culture, often in artwork or in wordplay. These include: Legion of Superheroes; Logan's Run; changing in a phone booth; cover of Action Comics #1; Popeye; red kryptonite; Airboy; Jack Kirby; Krypto; the Mandarin; Simon Bar Sinister; Man-Thing; the Black Cat; Elvis Presley; Ray Palmer; Tijuana bibles; "Crisis" storylines; crossovers; x-ray vision; America's Most Wanted; and All-Star Comics.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Tom Strong
  3. 2. How Tom Strong Got Started
    Tom Strong
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Smalltown Stardom
    Jack B. Quick
  6. 5. Amnesia
    Greyshirt
  7. 6. Dumbsday!
    The First American and U.S.Angel
  8. 7. Doll-o-Vision
    The Cobweb
  9. 8. The Return of the Remarkable Rivulet!
    Splash Brannigan
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Promethea
  11. 10. The Radiant, Heavenly City
    Promethea
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Tom Strong
  13. 12. Tesla Time
    Tesla Strong
  14. 13. Young Tom Strong and the Fiend of the Forgotten Shore
    Young Tom Strong
  15. 14. The Halfway House
    Jonni Future
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Top 10
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Top 10
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  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore