Retro Review: Adventure Comics #459

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Adventure Comics #459

Pulled from the longbox, I talk about Adventure Comics (v1) #459 (cover date September/October 1978). This dollar comic format featured six “all-new super-star features,” including the Flash, Deadman, Green Lantern, the New Gods, Elongated Man, and Wonder Woman. Let’s find out if it’s really a “fabulous first issue–launching the most exciting new comic of the decade!”

Adventure Comics #459 back cover
Back Cover

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Flash: “The Crimson Comets of Fallville High”
Cary Bates (Writer), Irv Novick (Penciller), Frank McLaughlin (Inker), Gaspar Saladino (Letterer), Gene D’Angelo (Colorist)

Deadman: “Murder Haunts the Midway”
Len Wein (Writer), Jim Aparo (Artist), Glynis Wein (Colorist)

Green Lantern: “The Call of the Cosmos”
Cary Burkett (Writer), Joe Staton (Artist), Ben Oda (Letterer), Adrienne Roy (Colorist)

New Gods: “Climax of Chaos”
Gerry Conway (Writer), Don Newton (Penciller), Augie Scotto (Inker), Ben Oda (Letterer), Jerry Serpe (Colorist)

Elongated Man: “The Case of the Fortune Cookie Fortune”
Len Wein, Paul Levitz, Mike Gold, Ann Delary-Gold, Steve Mitchell, George Ruppert (Penciller), Bruce D. Patterson (Inker), Clem Robins (Letterer), Glynis Wein (Oliver) (Colorist)

Wonder Woman: “The Shark’s Dark Demand”
Jack C. Harris (Writer), Jack Abel (Penciller), Frank Giacoia (Inker), Shelly Leferman (Letterer), Gene D’Angelo (Colorist)


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