Deadman #2
([April] 2012)

DC, 2011 Series
Volume
2
Price
14.99 USD; 16.99 CAD
Pages
180
On-sale Date
2012-02-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
978-1-4012-3388-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401233884 51499

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Deadman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]

The Track of the Hook (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman; Deadman / comic story / 22.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Hook; Commisissioner Gordon; Whitey Marsh (Death); Carlton "Kubla" Kaine; Edward T. Weeks; Bill Rawls; Alfred; Tiny (Cameo, Flashback); Rama Kushna (Flashback); Willie Pigeon; Monk Manville [Max Chill]
Synopsis
Deadman goes to Batman for help finding his killer and ends up helping Batman track down a mysterious syndicate boss.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Neal Adams Batman story. Story across 24 pages, but page 7 is a 2/3-page and page 15 and 24 are 1/2-pages.

To Haunt a Killer (Table of Contents: 2)

Deadman / comic story / 22.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Death-Defying Zoriastors (acrobats); Rama Kushna; Ruth; Phil; Irene; Fred Ames
Synopsis
Deadman thinks he might just stay in Phil's body forever until he learn's Phil's dirty secret.
Reprints
Keywords
occult

Indexer Notes

Page 8 is a 2/3-page.

A New Lease on Death (Table of Contents: 3)

Deadman / comic story / 16.17 pages (report information)

Script
Neal Adams
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Sensei (introduction); The League of Assassins (introduction); Phil Carling; Willie Smith; Homer Dobbs; Hook; Rama Kushna
Synopsis
Deadman finally finds Hook only to learn that his revenge will not end there.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 7 is a 2/3-page and page 17 is a 1/2-page.

But I Still Exist (Table of Contents: 4)

Deadman / comic story / 16.17 pages (report information)

Script
Neal Adams
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Vashnu; Rama Kushna; Sensei; Willie Smith; Taj Ze; Lotus; the Hook (flashback)
Synopsis
Now that the Hook has been killed, Deadman travels to Nanda Parbat to confront Rama Kushna, demanding that he be allowed to remain on Earth to continue to fight evil.
Reprints
Keywords
occult

Indexer Notes

Page 8 is a 2/3-page and page 17 is a 1/2-page.

Storyline continues in The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #86.

In the last panel of page 13, Adams uses a special effect that reads, when tilted, "Hey! A Jim Steranko effect!"

You Can't Hide from a Deadman! (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman; Deadman / comic story / 21.83 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman; Batman; Robin [Richard Grayson]
Synopsis
Deadman and Batman vs the Sensei.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story across 23 pages, but pages 8 and 23 are 2/3-pages and page 16 is a 1/2-page.

Deadman Rides Again! (Table of Contents: 6)

Deadman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Neal Adams
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Taj Ze; Rama; Ocean Master (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Deadman stories in issues #50-52 tie in with the Aquaman stories in these issues.

The World Cannot Wait for a Deadman (Table of Contents: 7)

Deadman / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script
Neal Adams
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-716
Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman; Tatsinda; D'Ronal; Liana
Synopsis
After saving Tatsinda's life in an alien dimension, she returns him to Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last page of sequence is a half page.

Never Underestimate a Deadman (Table of Contents: 8)

Deadman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Neal Adams
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-823
Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman; Ocean Master; Aquaman; Vulko; Mera
Reprints

Indexer Notes

crossover with Aquaman

To Call a Deadman (Table of Contents: 9)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 22.17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited)
Pencils
George Tuska (credited, pages 1-16); Neal Adams (credited, pages 1, 17-23)
Inks
George Tuska (credited, pages 1-16); Neal Adams (credited, pages 1, 17-23)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?; John Costanza (pages 17-23)

Job Number
B-521
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Corinna Stark]; Deadman; Jonny Double; Vashnu; Dr. McJames; unnamed daughter; Seth Gross; Nodo
Synopsis
Deadman narrates the story. Dr. McJames steals the Ruby of Khafir and gives it to a hunchback, Nodo, in an old tower. Johnny Double, PI, breaks in and arrests McJames - then consults the Challengers. Corinna hypnotizes McJames and learns he was forced to steal from the museum when his daughter's spirit was captured by Seth Gross, a vengeful ghost. When the Challs fail to stop the ghost Deadman takes over finding out that Gross is only a petty magician who uses astral-projection. Deadman possesses Gross's body and rescues the girl's spirit.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Across 23 pages, but page 7 is 2/3 of a page and page 16 is 1/2 of a page.

Neal Adams drew the Deadman figure on page one and pages 17-23. The remainder was drawn by George Tuska.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Deadman
  2. 1. The Track of the Hook
    Batman; Deadman
  3. 2. To Haunt a Killer
    Deadman
  4. 3. A New Lease on Death
    Deadman
  5. 4. But I Still Exist
    Deadman
  6. 5. You Can't Hide from a Deadman!
    Batman; Deadman
  7. 6. Deadman Rides Again!
    Deadman
  8. 7. The World Cannot Wait for a Deadman
    Deadman
  9. 8. Never Underestimate a Deadman
    Deadman
  10. 9. To Call a Deadman
    Challengers of the Unknown
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