(May 2001)

DC, 1999 Series
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Price:
2.95 USD; 4.95 CAD
Pages:
36
On-sale date:
2001-03-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
America's Best Comics, LLC
Brand:
America's Best Comics
Barcode:
761941220246 01111
Editing:
Jeff Mariotte (Assistant Editor); Scott Dunbier (Editor); Jim Lee (Editorial Director)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy paper
Binding:
saddle-stitched

His First Day on the New Job... (Table of Contents)

Top 10 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gene Ha
Inks:
Gene Ha
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Smax; Toybox; Hyperdog; Shock-Headed Peter; Irma Geddon; Joe Pi; Captain Traynor
Reprints:

His First Day on the New Job (Table of Contents: 1)

Top 10 / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Zander Cannon (Layouts); Gene Ha (Pencils)
Inks:
Gene Ha
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Smax; Toybox; Hyperdog [Kemlo]; Jack Phantom; Shock-Headed Peter; Irma Geddon; Peregrine; Joe Pi; Captain Traynor [Jetman]; Shirley Teller; Mickey Millions; Roy Radium [Science Lad]; Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt (cameo); Wonder Woman ("updated" version from 1968) (cameo); Philip J. Fry (cameo); Turanga Leela (cameo); Bender (cameo); Red Tornado [Ma Hunkel] (cameo); Forbush-Man (cameo); the Invisible Man (Claude Rains movie) (cameo); Larry Trainor (Negative Man) (cameo); Nurse Spratt (Fables) (cameo); Oscar Wilde (cameo); Odin (cameo); Fu Manchu (cameo); Deadman (cameo); Ghost Rider (Marvel Comics version) (cameo); the Ghostly Trio (cameo); Casper the Friendly Ghost (cameo); the Spirit (cameo); Ebony (cameo); the Hanged Man (cameo); Powerpuff Girls (cameo); Beppo the Supermonkey (cameo); Peter Parker (cameo)
Synopsis:
Joe Pi meets great resistance when he joins Top 10, both because he's replacing the late Girl 1 and because many officers resent working with an Artificial Intelligence. By his high skills and his deep empathy, he begins to win acceptance.
Reprints:
Keywords:
A. I.; Artificial Intelligence; funeral; grief; police; prejudice; robot

Indexer Notes

The story contains numerous references to other comics or literature, often in artwork or in wordplay. These include: Stan Lee; Plastic Man; Spider-Man No More! (The Amazing Spider-Man # 50); Tetsuo; Futurama; Batman (1966 TV show); Superman, King of Earth (Action Comics # 311-312); Dr. Fate; Soylent Green; Elektra; Professor X; Jean Gray; Scott Summers; Reed Richards; Warren Worthington; Richie Rich; Chibi; George W. Bush; Justice League of America; Monster League of Evil; Boy George; Animal Man; Vykin the Black; Mother Box; Thor; Engels & Marx; Iron Man; Silver Surfer; Elzie Segar [E. C. Segar]; Blackhawks; NYPD Blue; Tetsuo.

The Donut Shop (Table of Contents: 2)

The Donut Shop / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers: David Rakonitz, Ken Payne, Alex Wills, Bryant Burnette, Ricky D. Snyder, Trason, Anthony Smith

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. His First Day on the New Job...
    Top 10
  2. 1. His First Day on the New Job
    Top 10
  3. 2. The Donut Shop
    The Donut Shop
This issue was most recently modified by:
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