Showcase Presents: The Great Disaster Featuring the Atomic Knights

DC Comics

United States

Published
2014
Page count
580
Cover price
19.99 USD; 23.99 CAD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Soft card
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/1227054

Credits

Editing
Scott Nybakken

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Hercules) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Characters
Hercules; Atomic Knights

Credits

Art
Walt Simonson
Colours
Allen Passalaqua
Show/hide 1. Editorial Credits, Masthead and Indicia Credits, 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 2. Table of Contents Table of contents, 3 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 3. The Year 700 After The Bomb! (The Day After Doomsday) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day After Doomsday
Genre
Science fiction; war
Characters
Death (host); Barry of Bleeker Street; Jak/Jakki of Chelsea (unnamed); the Emperor of Weehawken (mentioned)

Credits

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Art
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
Alfredo Alcala

Synopsis

Barry of Bleeker Street travels to 1974 from 700 years in the future and tells the security staff of Lacy's department store about his world.

Notes

Title on page 4. Part 1 of 3.

Show/hide 4. The Year 700 After The Bomb! ([The Day After Doomsday]) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
[The Day After Doomsday]
Genre
Science fiction; war
Characters
Death (host); Barry of Bleeker Street; Jak/Jakki of Chelsea (unnamed)

Credits

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Art
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
Alfredo Alcala

Synopsis

Barry of Bleeker Street travels to 1974 from 700 years in the future and tells the security staff of Lacy's department store about his world.

Notes

Originally written as an "The Adventurers' Club" story for Adventure Comics, c. #430. Part 2 of 3.

Show/hide 5. The Emperor of Weehawken (The Day After Doomsday) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day After Doomsday
Genre
Science fiction; war
Characters
Death (host); Barry of Bleeker Street; Jak/Jakki of Chelsea (unnamed); the Emperor of Weehawken

Credits

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Art
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
Alfredo Alcala

Synopsis

Barry of Bleeker Street travels to 1974 from 700 years in the future and tells the security staff of Lacy's department store about his world.

Notes

"The Year 700 After The Bomb!" Part 3 of 3.

Show/hide 6. "You've beaten whole armies, Superman --" (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Father Time

Credits

Art
Bob Oksner

Synopsis

Superman belts immovable Father Time.

Show/hide 7. Costume, Costume--Who's Got the Costume? (Superman) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Green Lantern [Xenofobe; also as Father Time]; Jimmy Olsen; Josh Coyle; Lois Lane; Jaxon the Mighty; Legion of Super-Heroes [Mon-El; Duo Damsel; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Element Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy]; Time Trapper (behind the scenes); Madame Olga

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Terry Austin ? (backgrounds)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #295 (January 1976)
Costume, Costume-- Who's Got the Costume?
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973 series) #30 ([August 1977?])
Costume, Costume--Who's Got the Costume?
 
United States
Superman: Past and Future (DC, 2008 series) ([December] 2008)
Costume, Costume—Who’s Got the Costume?

Synopsis

Father Time steals Superman’s costume and Superman follows it to 2975, a future unlike the future he knows, an “Earth after disaster.” There, Superman meets Jaxon, who wears his costume and the two battle until they end up back in 1975. Father Time arrives and reveals that he is a Green Lantern from the 30th century. He explains that the Time Trapper eliminated all the other possible timelines, leaving only the one in which civilization is destroyed by a Great Disaster, so he pitted Superman against Jaxon so that the energy their fight generated could restore all of the possible futures.

Notes

The Green Lanterns’ battle with the Time Trapper must have been earlier than contemporaneous Legion stories, as Duo Damsel (retired) and Invisible Kid (deceased) are shown as active members. This story was part of a larger attempt by DC to explain their two primary timelines. See The Amazing World of DC Comics (DC, 1974 series) #12.

Show/hide 8. "Senator, is it my fault that the terrorists were using Kelvin machine guns?" (The Day after Doomsday) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day after Doomsday
Genre
Horror-suspense; science fiction; war
Characters
Death (host); John W. Kelvin; Sherlaw

Credits

Script
Wyatt Gwyon
Art
Danny Bulanadi
Letters
Todd Klein

Synopsis

John W. Kelvin, president of Kelvin Armaments, pays millions to have his scientist Sherlaw build him a suspended animation device. When nuclear war in inevitable, Kelvin is frozen for 500 years. When he awakens and goes to the surface, he is executed for causing World War Three.

Notes

Set in 1985 and 2485.

Show/hide 9. "Future historians will debate endlessly whether or not today marks the glorious beginning or..." (The Day after Doomsday!) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Day after Doomsday!
Genre
Horror-suspense; science fiction; war
Code
J-7903

Credits

Script
Robin Snyder
Mike Bentley
Art
Angel B. Magpali
Editing
Len Wein

Synopsis

The main character in this story turns out to be a dolphin that has survived the nuclear war.

Notes

Set sometime in the future.

Show/hide 10. "Slowly, painfully, you dig your way from the cold, choking debris..." (The Day after Doomsday) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day after Doomsday
Genre
Horror-suspense; science fiction; war

Credits

Script
Roger McKenzie
Pencils
Frank Miller
Inks
Bob Downs
Letters
John Workman

Synopsis

The main character in this story turns out to be a cockroach that has survived the nuclear war.

Notes

Set sometime in the future. Title taken from first caption; the story contains no dialogue. The rubble of 75 Rockefeller Plaza, then DC Comics' address, is shown, along with a copy of C. Burkett's Collected Works.

Show/hide 11. "God, look at it!" (The Day After Doomsday...) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day After Doomsday...
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Adam (intro); Gertrude (intro)

Credits

Art
Jack Sparling
Letters
John Costanza

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #86 (June-July 1970)
Untitled
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Secrets (DC, 2008 series) #Volume One ([August] 2008)
The Day After Doomsday...
 
United States
House of Secrets: The Bronze Age Omnibus (DC, 2018 series) #1 ([April] 2018)
Untitled

Synopsis

Adam and Gertrude meet in the ruins of New York City.

Show/hide 12. "It's not much different here than anywhere else in this city" (The Day After Doomsday...) Comic story, 1.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day After Doomsday...
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Adam; Gertrude

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Art
Jack Sparling
Letters
Ray Holloway

Synopsis

Adam and Gertrude search for food. Gertrude finds a music box.

Show/hide 13. "Darling! I've found another food can under the rubble!" (The Day After Doomsday...) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day After Doomsday...
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Adam (killed); Gertrude (killed)

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Art
Jack Sparling

Synopsis

Adam and Gertrude find a flower, then a wall falls and crushes them.

Show/hide 14. "Over there!! Someone moved!" (The Day After Doomsday...) Comic story, 1.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day After Doomsday...
Genre
Science fiction; war

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Art
Jack Sparling
Editing
Dick Giordano (original)

Notes

Set sometime in the future.

Show/hide 15. "I can't take any more!" (Day After Doomsday!) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Day After Doomsday!
Genre
Science fiction; war
Characters
Death (host)

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Art
Rich Buckler

Synopsis

A man finds a candy machine that is full of money, but empty of food.

Notes

Set sometime in the future.

Show/hide 16. "As the last man on Earth sat alone in a room, there was a knock on the door" (The Day After Doomsday!) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day After Doomsday!
Genre
Science fiction; war

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Art
Bill Draut

Synopsis

Long after the nuclear war has ended, a man finally receives his draft notice.

Notes

Set sometime in the future.

Show/hide 17. "Toss off the rest of that stuff, luv" (The Day After Doomsday!) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day After Doomsday!
Genre
Horror-suspense; science fiction; war
Characters
Ian Jones; Mrs. Jones

Credits

Script
Steve Skeates
Mary Skrenes (plot)
Art
Bill Draut

Synopsis

Mr. and Mrs. Ian Jones drink from their well. The contaminated water causes them to shrink to tiny size.

Notes

Set sometime in the future. Plot credit according to Skeates on a Facebook post.

Show/hide 18. "Another food can--something for my evening meal!" (The Day After Doomsday!) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day After Doomsday!
Genre
Science fiction; war

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Howard Chaykin
Inks
Bill Draut

Synopsis

A man stumbles upon a miracle -- a plate-glass window still stands. After contemplating all that must have happened in front of this window, he shatters it with a brick.

Notes

Set sometime in the future.

Show/hide 19. "Children! Supper!" (The Day After Doomsday!) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day After Doomsday!
Genre
Science fiction; war

Credits

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Ben Oda ?

Synopsis

As his family eats dinner, a man kills another mad mutant from the city.

Notes

Set sometime in the future.

Show/hide 20. "Help! Oh, please! Somebody--help me!" (The Day after Doomsday) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day after Doomsday
Genre
Horror-suspense; science fiction; war

Credits

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Paul Kirchner
Inks
Tex Blaisdell

Synopsis

A man hears a woman's voice, but discovers it is just a tape recording. He furiously pounds on the recorder, causing a wall to fall on him.

Notes

Set sometime in the future.

Show/hide 21. "Time had lost all its meaning." (The Day after Doomsday!) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day after Doomsday!
Genre
Horror-suspense; science fiction; war

Credits

Script
Steve Skeates
Art
Buddy Gernale [as B. Gernale]

Synopsis

A young scout searches the zoo for a pet. He enters the monkey cage, unaware that the creatures have been driven quite mad. And they are hungry.

Notes

Title taken from first line of narration. The story does not contain any dialogue. Set sometime in the future.

Show/hide 22. "Ha! I remember my dad saying how boring the 1950's were!" (The Day after Doomsday!) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day after Doomsday!
Genre
Horror-suspense; science fiction; war
Characters
Johnny

Credits

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Ben Oda

Synopsis

A bored boy named Johnny hears the music of a rock band. He follows the sound and finds a trio of glowing musicians. Johnny dies from the radiation that the mutated minstrels emit.

Notes

Set sometime in the future.

Show/hide 23. "Gasp! Thank God... I've made it!" (The Day after Doomsday!) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day after Doomsday!
Genre
Horror-suspense; science fiction; war

Credits

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Jeff Aclin
Inks
Bob Wiacek

Synopsis

A man makes his way home and enters the bomb shelter in his basement. He collapses from poison gas, which has already killed his wife and children.

Notes

Set sometime in the future in what once was Grafton, West Virginia.

Show/hide 24. "So you want to kill me!" (The Day after Doomsday) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day after Doomsday
Genre
Horror-suspense; science fiction; war
Characters
Death (host); Major Preston

Credits

Script
Jack Oleck
Art
Alex Niño

Synopsis

Major Preston was a man who thrived on war. He is accidentally placed in suspended animation for centuries. When he awakens, he avoids mad mutants, then finds a city protected by a force field. The inhabitants of the city say he is infected by the same plague that the mutants have, and they place him in a prison cell. He is to be isolated for the rest of his life so that the plague doesn't spread. The plague's name is violence.

Notes

Set sometime in the future.

Show/hide 25. "Helllooo... Ironic! Looking for survivors and I carry this!" (The Day after Doomsday) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day after Doomsday
Genre
Horror-suspense; science fiction; war

Credits

Script
Robin Snyder
Pencils
Howard Bender
Inks
Andy Mushynsky

Synopsis

Shortly after discarding his gun, a man sees a woman who is surrounded by a pack of hungry dogs. By the time he locates the gun and fires upon the dogs, the woman is dead.

Show/hide 26. "We can manage some primitive existence, if we pool our resources with other survivors!" (The Day After Doomsday) Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day After Doomsday
Genre
Science fiction
Code
J-7920

Credits

Script
George Kashdan
Art
Jose Matucenio
Letters
Bernard F. Lagmay Jr.

Synopsis

A man and woman discover a functioning robot head. The man is a computer engineer who specialized in robots. He rebuilds the robot and activates it. The robot, a product of the Government Computer Project Warrior Robots Division, kills the two humans, then searches for others.

Show/hide 27. The Rise of the Atomic Knights (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 28. The Atomic Knights Part II (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 29. The Menace of the Water-Raider! (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 30. The Cavemen of New York! (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Douglas Herald; Marene Herald; Bryndon Smith; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #219 (July-August 1969)
The Cavemen of New York
Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Color Comics, 1960 series) #58 ([March 1961?])
The Cavemen of Metro
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #59 ([October 1969?])
The Cavemen of New York
 
United States
The Atomic Knights (DC, 2010 series) (April 2010)
The Cavemen of New York!

Synopsis

The Knights travel to New York City in search of a rumored large food cache. They find no one alive on the surface, but in a fallout shelter far underground there are cavemen, humans transformed by radiation.

Show/hide 31. The Lost City of Los Angeles (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Douglas Herald; Marlene Herald; Bryndon; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson

Synopsis

The Atomic Knights use gliders to fly all the way across the continent to Los Angeles.

Notes

Pencil and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, August 2008.

Show/hide 32. World Out of Time! (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson

Notes

Pencil and ink credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, August 2008.

Show/hide 33. Thanksgiving Day-- 1990! (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 8.67 pages
Show/hide 34. War in Washington! (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Douglas Herald; Marene Herald; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard; Bryndon]; Dalas; Khagan; Khagan's army

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson

Synopsis

Wayne and Hollis are held prisoners and Bryndon and Gayle follow one of their own prisoners, Dalas, to Washington DC to free them and disable an ultraviolet ray.

Notes

Pencil and ink credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, December 2008.

Show/hide 35. The Attack of the Giant Dogs! (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Douglas Herald; Marene Herald; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard; Bryndon Smith]; the Khagan

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson

Synopsis

The Knights discover several giant Dalmatians which they soon train to serve as transportation and ride against their enemy the Khagan and his Atlantides.

Show/hide 36. Menace of the Metal-Looters! (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Adventure; science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Marene Herald; Douglas Herald; Bryndon Smith; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #141 (June 1962)
Menace of the Metal Looters!
Also printed
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #225 (July-August 1970)
Menace of the Metal Looters
 
United States
The Atomic Knights (DC, 2010 series) (April 2010)
Menace of the Metal-Looters!
Adapted
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #66 ([December 1970?])
Menace of the Metal-Looters!

Synopsis

The Knights encounter alien raiders who want to steal their armor, which was exposed to radiation and turned into the metal that the aliens call Zaxion, which they have used to conquer many planets.

Show/hide 37. When the Earth Blacked Out! (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 38. When the Earth Blacked Out! [Chapter 1] (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Douglas Herald; Bryndon Smith; Marene Herald; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson

Synopsis

The Knights meet a race of hostile mole-people from an underground civilization.

Show/hide 39. When the Earth Blacked Out! Chapter 2 (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Marene Herald; Douglas Herald; Bryndon Smith; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson

Synopsis

The mole-people are defeated because of their aversion to light. Later, Douglas reveals his discovery that the mole-people's first step in their plan was six years earlier when they began the nuclear war that destroyed most life on Earth.

Show/hide 40. The King of New Orleans! [Part 1] (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Code
S-573
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Marene Herald; Douglas Herald; Bryndon Smith; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Synopsis

The Knights go on an expedition to New Orleans in search of doctors, but they receive an unfriendly reception when they arrive.

Show/hide 41. The King of New Orleans! Part 2 (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Bryndon Smith; Douglas Herald; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard; Marene Herald]; King Touro

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Synopsis

The Knights confront King Touro, who has brainwashed all the doctors in New Orleans, and depose him.

Show/hide 42. The Plant That Hated Humans! [Part 1] (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Bryndon Smith; Marene Herald; Douglas Herald; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]; Dr. Henderson

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson

Synopsis

Bryndon tells Gardner about a strange plant species he encountered during his travels, telepathic plants that have human characteristics. Later, the Knights learn that these plants have been attacking people.

Show/hide 43. The Plant That Hated Humans! Part 2 (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Marene Herald; Douglas Herald; Bryndon Smith; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]; Dr. Henderson

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson

Synopsis

The Knights battle the rapidly-reproducing sentient plants, finally defeating them by cutting off their source of water.

Show/hide 44. Danger in Detroit [Part 1] (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Marlene Herald; Douglas Herald; Bryndon Smith; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]; Dr. Abner Henderson; Organizer Kadey; Blue Belts

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson [as MA]

Synopsis

The Knights visit Dr. Henderson in Detroit where he is trying to revive the automobile industry, and encounter Organizer Kadey and his Blue Belts, who plan to control things in their city.

Notes

Murphy Anderson's hidden signature [as MA] located on page one, in foreground.

Show/hide 45. Danger in Detroit Part 2 (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 6.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard; Bryndon Smith; Marlene Herald; Douglas Herald]; Dr. Abner Henderson; Organizer Kadey; Blue Belts

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson

Synopsis

The Knights learn that Kadey has atomic pistols, which fortunately their armor resists. They arrest him and return to Durvale in the first new automobile produced in Detroit.

Show/hide 46. Threat of the Witch-Woman (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Marene Herald; Douglas Herald; Hollis Hobard; Wayne Hobard; Bryndon Smith]; Henrietta Dromer; Fred Dromer

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #156 (September 1963)
Threat of the Witch-Woman
Also printed
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #230 (May-June 1971)
Threat of the Witch Woman
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #93 ([November 1972])
Threat of the Witch-Woman
 
United States
The Atomic Knights (DC, 2010 series) (April 2010)
Threat of the Witch-Woman

Synopsis

The Knights encounter a woman with a unique form of radiation sickness that causes her hallucinations to materialize in the real world.

Show/hide 47. Here Come the Wild Ones! [Part 1] (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Bryndon Smith; Douglas Herald; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard; Marene Herald]

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #231 (July-August 1971)
Here Come The Wild Ones
Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #75 ([August 1964?])
Here Comes the Wild Ones
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #91 ([July 1972])
Here Come the Wild Ones!
 
United States
The Atomic Knights (DC, 2010 series) (April 2010)
Here Come the Wild Ones!

Synopsis

The Knights encounter a roving band of boys who want to become outlaws when they grow up. Marene disguises herself as a boy and infiltrates the group.

Show/hide 48. Here Come the Wild Ones! Part 2 (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Marene Herald; Douglas Herald; Hollis Hobard; Wayne Hobard; Bryndon Smith]; Organizer Kadey; Blur Belts

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #231 (July-August 1971)
Here Come The Wild Ones
Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #75 ([August 1964?])
Here Comes the Wild Ones
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #91 ([July 1972])
Here Come the Wild Ones!
 
United States
The Atomic Knights (DC, 2010 series) (April 2010)
Here Come the Wild Ones!

Synopsis

Kadey and his Blue Belts stumble upon a pre-war invention that turns people into automatons. They use it to enslave the rebel boys until the Knights defeat them.

Show/hide 49. Is He Legend or Man? (Atlas) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Atlas
Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Atlas

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
D. Bruce Berry
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 50. Atlas the Great! (Chapter One) (Atlas) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atlas
Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Atlas; Chagra (unidentified); Kargin

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
D. Bruce Berry
Letters
D. Bruce Berry

Notes

Set in the city of Hyssa.

Show/hide 51. Atlas the Untamed (Chapter Two) (Atlas) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atlas
Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Atlas; Atlas' father (flashback); Atlas' mother (flashback); Chagra (unidentified); Hyssa (unidentified, flashback); Kargin

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
D. Bruce Berry
Letters
D. Bruce Berry
Show/hide 52. Avenger! (Chapter Three) (Atlas) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atlas
Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Atlas (flashback); Atlas' father (flashback); Atlas' mother (flashback); Chagra (flashback); Hyssa (unidentified, flashback)

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
D. Bruce Berry
Letters
D. Bruce Berry
Show/hide 53. Human Lizard! (Chapter Four) (Atlas) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atlas
Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Atlas; Chagra (flashback); King Hyssa

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
D. Bruce Berry
Letters
D. Bruce Berry
Show/hide 54. Untitled (Hercules) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Hercules

Credits

Art
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Show/hide 55. Hercules Unbound! (Hercules) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Hercules; Kevin (introduction; a blind boy); Basil (Kevin's dog); Ares

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Wally Wood
A. L. Sirois (backgrounds)
Letters
Ben Oda

Synopsis

The setting is post-WWIII, and Hercules frees himself from the chains that have bound him for centuries to a rock in the middle of the ocean. He meets a blind boy, Kevin, and his dog Basil, who have fled the terrors of war. Hercules vows vengeance against his captor and brother, Ares, God of War, who is deeply involved with Earth's warring factions.

Notes

Sirois credits per Wally Wood checklist.

Show/hide 56. Untitled (Hercules) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Characters
Hercules

Credits

Art
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Show/hide 57. Unleash the Hounds of Hell (Hercules) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Characters
Hercules; Ares; Cerebus; Jennifer Monroe; David Rigg

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Wally Wood
A. L. Sirois (backgrounds)
Letters
Ben Oda

Notes

Sirois credit per Wally Wood checklist.

Show/hide 58. Untitled (Hercules) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hercules

Credits

Art
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Show/hide 59. Within the Pit Below (Hercules) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hercules

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Wally Wood
A. L. Sirois (backgrounds)
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hercules Unbound (DC, 1975 series) #3 (February-March 1976)
Within the Pit Below
Also printed
Australia
Savage Tales Album (Murray, 1981?) #19 ([October 1981?])
Within The Pit Below

Notes

Sirois credit per Wally Wood checklist.

Show/hide 60. Untitled (Hercules) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Characters
Hercules

Credits

Art
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Show/hide 61. This Savage Strength (Hercules) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Characters
Hercules; Hunter Blood; animal men

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Wally Wood
A. L. Sirois (backgrounds)
Letters
Ben Oda

Notes

Sirois credit per Wally Wood checklist.

Show/hide 62. Learn the Sensational Secret of World War Three! (Hercules Unbound) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hercules Unbound
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Hercules; Jennifer Monroe

Credits

Art
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

Synopsis

Hercules is holding Big Ben so it doesn't crush Jennifer.

Show/hide 63. War Among the Ruins (Hercules) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Hercules; Jennifer Monroe; Hunter Blood; Hunter's animal army; Kevin; Simon St. Charles; David Rigg; Ares; Pythas; Orman; Jackul; Durak Malloy; Basil (dies); Dr. Janson (flashback)

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Wally Wood
A. L. Sirois (backgrounds)
Letters
Ben Oda

Synopsis

Hunter Blood is after Hercules, but is done in by his own army when they realize they were dispensable.

Notes

Explanation of post-WWIII anthropomorphic animals.

Sirois credit per Wally Wood checklist.

Show/hide 64. Untitled (Hercules) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Characters
Hercules

Credits

Art
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Letters
John Workman ?
Show/hide 65. Even a God May Die! (Hercules) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hercules

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Wally Wood
A. L. Sirois (backgrounds)
Letters
Ben Oda

Notes

Vs Aries, in a conclusion to the first major storyline of the first six issues pitting Herc against Ares. Sirois credit per Wally Wood checklist.

Show/hide 66. Untitled (Hercules) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Characters
Hercules

Credits

Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Wally Wood
Show/hide 67. To Slay a Legend! (Hercules) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hercules

Credits

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Wally Wood
A. L. Sirois (backgrounds)
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Notes

Sirois credit per Wally Wood checklist.

Show/hide 68. Untitled (Hercules) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Characters
Hercules

Credits

Pencils
Walt Simonson [as Walt]
Inks
Wally Wood [as Woody]
Show/hide 69. Game! (Hercules) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Characters
Lady Agatha Simms

Credits

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Wally Wood
A. L. Sirois (backgrounds)
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Notes

Sirois credit per Wally Wood checklist.

Show/hide 70. Untitled (Hercules) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Characters
Hercules

Credits

Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Al Milgrom
Show/hide 71. Finale (Hercules) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Characters
Agatha Simms

Credits

Script
David Michelinie
Walt Simonson (plot help)
Pencils
Walt Simonson (layouts)
Inks
Bob Layton (finishes)
Show/hide 72. Untitled (Hercules) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Hercules; Atomic Knights

Credits

Art
Walt Simonson
Show/hide 73. Water, Water, Neverwhere! (Hercules) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Characters
Atomic Knights

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Bob Layton

Notes

Meets the Atomic Knights (from Strange Adventures). Also makes links to Omac continuity.

Show/hide 74. Untitled (Hercules) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Hercules; Jennifer Monroe

Credits

Art
Walt Simonson
Show/hide 75. The Dark Side of the Gods (Hercules) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Hercules; Kevin; Jennifer; Basil; Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Douglas Herald]; Zeus; Athena

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Art
Walt Simonson

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hercules Unbound (DC, 1975 series) #11 (June-July 1977)
The Dark Side of the Gods
Also printed
Australia
Savage Tales (Federal, 1983 series) #8 ([March 1985?])
The Dark Side of the Gods
 
United States
The Art of Walter Simonson (DC, 1989 series) #1 ([June] 1989)
The Dark Side of the Gods

Synopsis

Hercules forges a new suit of armor, the Gods of Olympus remain trapped in a temporal storm and Kevin's secret is revealed.

Show/hide 76. Untitled (Hercules) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Hercules; Anti-Gods

Credits

Art
Walt Simonson
Show/hide 77. Chaos Among the Gods (Hercules) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hercules
Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Hercules; Anti-Ares; Anti-Gods; Basil; Zeus; Athena; Hera; Hermes; Ares; Jennifer

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Art
Walt Simonson

Synopsis

The Anti-Ares is defeated, as Herc learns more about the situation that led him to be imprisoned for centuries and released in issue #1. Kevin is revealed to have been the Anti-Ares.

Show/hide 78. Homecoming (Tales of the Great Disaster) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Great Disaster
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Urgall (intro)

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Pablo Marcos
Inks
Bob Smith

Synopsis

Introduction of Urgall.

Show/hide 79. The Prince and the Pawn (Tales of the Great Disaster) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Great Disaster
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Myra (intro); Otis (intro)

Credits

Script
David Kraft
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Pablo Marcos
Inks
Steve Mitchell

Synopsis

Introduction of Myra and Otis.

Show/hide 80. The Apocalypse Machine (Tales of the Great Disaster) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Great Disaster
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
David Anthony Kraft
Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Show/hide 81. Finale (Tales of the Great Disaster) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Great Disaster
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Otis (dies)

Credits

Script
David Anthony Kraft [as Dave Kraft]
Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks
Joe Rubinstein

Synopsis

Death of Otis.

Show/hide 82. "My God! Welcome to hell, gang!" (The Day after Doomsday) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Day after Doomsday
Genre
Horror-suspense; science fiction; war

Credits

Script
Robin Snyder
Sarah Gregory (idea)
Art
Vic Catan

Synopsis

Six astronaut scientists return home to "The Day After Doomsday" and decide to repopulate the planet. Their experiments create evolved adult children in less than a year. The evolved men and women abandon their cold-hearted parents, leaving them to their own devices.

Notes

The astronauts consist of three men and three woman. However, five male names are given over the course of the story (Robert, Jeff, Al, Richard, and David). Two of the three women are named Karen and Abby.

Show/hide 83. Great Atomic War of 1986! (Superman; The Atomic Knights) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman; The Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction; superhero
Characters
Superman; Atomic Knights

Credits

Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Dick Giordano
Show/hide 84. Days of Future Past! (Superman; The Atomic Knights) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman; The Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction; superhero
Characters
Gardner Grayle; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard; Douglas Herald; Marene Herald (all as the Atomic Knights); Superman; Hercules

Credits

Script
Dan Mishkin
Gary Cohn
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Letters
Adam Kubert
Show/hide 85. Earth After Disaster! Comic story, 4 pages

Credits

Script
Paul Levitz
Art
various
Letters
typeset

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 101664

Entry created

  • 04/03/2018

Cover added

  • 04/03/2018

Index completed

  • 23/04/2016

Last updated

  • 04/03/2018