FC Comics Presents Superman and #5 Superman and Dial "H" for HERO

Published
April 1984
Page count
84
Cover price
0.99 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Federal FC Comics

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover The Man Who Created Villains! (Superman; Dial "H" for Hero) Cover, 1 page

"That dial on the monster's wrist… He's Chris!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Dial "H" for Hero
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-3821
Characters
Chris King [as Beast-Maniac; as Prism; as Essence]; Vicki Grant [as Sphera; as Blazerina; as Thundera]; Superman; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; The Nullifier (villain); The Master (villain)

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter ("action")
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter ("words")
Art
Irv Novick, penciller
 
Frank McLaughlin, inker
Colours
Gene D'Angelo, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Consulting Editor
Management
Dick Giordano, original Managing Editor

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First print
United States
DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #44 (April 1982)
The Man Who Created Villains!
Show/hide 1. The Man Who Created Villains! (Superman; Dial "H" for Hero) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Dial "H" for Hero
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-3821
Characters
Chris King [as Beast-Maniac; as Prism; as Essence]; Vicki Grant [as Sphera; as Blazerina; as Thundera]; Superman; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; The Nullifier (villain); The Master (villain)

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter ("action")
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter ("words")
Art
Irv Novick, penciller
 
Frank McLaughlin, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Consulting Editor
Management
Dick Giordano, original Managing Editor

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First print
United States
DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #44 (April 1982)
The Man Who Created Villains!
Show/hide 2. The Riddle of the Sphinx (Dial "H" for Hero) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dial "H" for Hero
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-7235
Characters
Chris King; Vicki Grant; the Sphinx

Credits

Writing
Marv Wolfman, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Dennis Jensen, inker
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Jack C. Harris, original editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #480 (April 1981)
The Riddle of the Sphinx!

Synopsis

Chris and Vicki battle the Sphinx but then help him return to his alien world.

Show/hide 3. The Assault of the Aquarian Attackers (Dial "H" for Hero) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dial "H" for Hero
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-7283
Characters
Christopher King; Vicki Grant; Aquarians; Largo the Invincible; Gary King; Elizibeth King; Volcano [Christopher King]; Stellar [Vicki Grant]; Captain Greg King; Sarah James

Credits

Writing
Marv Wolfman, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Dennis Jensen, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Jack C. Harris, original editor

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #481 (May 1981)
The Assault of the Aquarian Attacker!

Synopsis

Chris and Vicki use the Hero dials to stop the Aquarian invasion.

Notes

Largo the Invincible created by Tom Douge; Volcano created by Fraser Cole; Stellar created by Omar Navarro Gutierrez.

Show/hide 4. There'll Be Some Interchanges Made (Dial "H" for Hero) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dial "H" for Hero
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-7311
Characters
Chris King; Vicki Grant; Interchange The Metamorphic Man; Professor Oxford

Credits

Writing
Marv Wolfman, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Dennis Jensen, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Len Wein, original editor

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #482 (June 1981)
There'll Be Some Interchanges Made

Synopsis

Chris and Vicki battle Interchange, who has kidnapped Professor Oxford. They end up defeating him as he attacks Washington D.C.

Notes

Interchange created by Joel D. Wyncoop; Mister Thin created by James Blackstock; Ultra Girl created by Michael Steckman; Starlet created by Donald Dragos; Anti-Man created by Orrin Ailloni-Charas.

Show/hide 5. By the Light of the Silversmith (Dial "H" for Hero) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dial "H" for Hero
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-7329
Characters
Chris King; Vicki Grant; Silversmith

Credits

Writing
Marv Wolfman, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Dennis Jensen, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Len Wein, original editor

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #482 (June 1981)
By the Light of the Silversmith!

Synopsis

Chris and Vicki battle the Silversmith.

Notes

Silversmith created by Michael Clark; Dragonfly created by Jay Sorey; The Cardinal created by Margaret Spiezio.

Show/hide 6. Treasure Hunt on a Small Planet (Superman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-3555
Characters
Superman; Mike Murphy; Jimmy Olsen; Steve Lombard; Karmault; Farlung; Professor Hodgkins

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Frank Chiaramonte, inker
Text
Todd Klein, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Consulting Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #518 (April 1981)
Treasure Hunt on a Small Planet!

Synopsis

Superman must discover why alien beings are stealing dams and factories on Earth.


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