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Comic books in 'Pulp Heroes Annuals'

  • Issue #3
    Aquaman (1994) Annual 3

    Pulp Heroes, this year's DC Annuals event, continues with three tales of hard-boiled undersea suspense. In the first story, a wife comes to Aquaman to help find her missing husband, Aquaman's old walrus friend Tusky, who they think has been either captured or killed. Written by Peter David, with art by Marty Egeland and Howard M. Shum. Next, in a story by William Messner-Loebs with art by Kirk Van Wormer and John Lowe, Aquaman has infiltrated an underworld/underwater mob to save his son, Koryak. But which one is Aquaman, and how far will he go? And finally, clues on the body of a dead woman, whose feet are encased in cement, lead Aquaman to search for his first love. Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, with art by Anthony Williams and Lanning. Painted cover by Laurel Bleckman. 68 pages. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #2
    Impulse (1996) Annual 2

    A "Pulp Heroes" tribute to 1930s Western magazines starring Max Mercury! In his former role as the Old West speedster known as Windrunner, Max takes center stage in "Thunder in Mesa City," written by Tom Peyer, with art by Anthony Castrillo and Sam Glanzman. The son of a small-town sheriff finds inspiration in the quick-footed Windrunner, who helps teach him some hard lessons in matters of life, death, hero worship and loyalty, lessons he will take with him into adulthood when he fights evil as Johnny Thunder! In a present-day back-up story, Bart Allen and Max Mercury hit the dusty trails on a visit to a dude ranch, where they encounter owlhoots, sidewinders, cowpokes, and all kinds of western-sounding things, including ranch owner Greg Saunders, a.k.a. Vigilante, in a hunt for a whole lot of treasure. Can Impulse cut the bad guys off at the pass? The answer is revealed in this rootin'-tootin' story written by William Messner-Loebs, with art by Craig Rousseau and Barbara Kaalberg. Painted cover by Glen Orbik. FC, 64 pg. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #6
    Wonder Woman (1987 2nd Series) Annual 6

    Pulp Heroes, the DCU Annuals event, continues with macabre Amazonian adventures. In the lead story, Wonder Woman recalls the macabre tale of her visit to the "Necropolis," the City of the Dead where she once journeyed as a teenager to restore a sister Amazon to the realm of the living. But how can even an Amazon imbued with the power of the gods survive this otherworldly city which is the source of all the world's horrors? Written by John Byrne, with art by Byrne and Tom Palmer. In the back-up story starring Artemis, an emissary from Hell arrives on Earth to bring the warrior back to the underworld. Why? She is to take over the sector of Hell left without a ruler when she killed her demon-lord "husband." Whether Artemis wants it or not, the throne is hers...unless she can trick the host of Hell into handing the crown over to another! Written by Joan Weis, with art by Ed Benes and Barb Kaalberg. Painted cover by Doug Beekman. 68 pages. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #21
    Batman (1940) Annual 21

    Cover by Joel F. Naprstek. "The Screams of the Green Dragon." Story by Doug Moench. Pencils by J H Williams III. Inks by Mick Gray. The Green Dragon wields ancient mystical forces as he tries to take over the gangland action in Gotham City. But why is a beautiful young singer integral to his plans? So much so that Batman must rescue her to foil them. 64 pages. Full color. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #5
    Batman Shadow of the Bat (1993) Annual 5

    Pulp Heroes, the DCU Annuals event, continues in this tribute to the romance magazines of the 1930s. Joe Potato, Gotham's grungiest private eye, falls in love with a beautiful woman who just happens to be Poison Ivy. Batman doesn't want to interfere with the P.I.'s love life, but if he doesn't, Joe is dead. Written by Alan Grant, with art by Stefano Raffaele, Ray McCarthy, Stan Woch and Drew Geraci. Painted cover by Glen Orbik. 68 pages. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #4
    Catwoman (1993 2nd Series) Annual 4

    Pulp Heroes, the DCU Annuals event, continues in this tribute to the macabre pulp magazines of the 1930s. In "I Married a Mummy," Catwoman breaks into an ancient Egyptian tomb and inadvertently awakens an ancient mummy. After initially trying to kill her, the undead creature falls in love with her! Written by Devin Grayson, with art by Javier Saltares and John Stanisci. Painted cover by Doug Beekman. 68 pages. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #2
    Starman (1994 2nd Series) Annual 2

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    "Pulp Heroes," the DCU Annuals event continues with this tribute to 1930s romance magazines. Jack Knight and his new-found love, Sadie Faulk, finally act on their long-brewing feelings for each other. Through their days and nights, Jack relates some tales of loves and loves lost involving heroes from the past, among them his father, the Golden Age Starman, Western character Matt Savage, and Jack's late brother, David. Written by James Robinson. Art by Mitch Byrd, Gene Ha, Stefano Gaudiano, Steve Yeowell and Drew Geraci. Painted cover by Tony Harris. FC, 64 pg. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #10
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) Annual 10

    Cover by Glen Orbik. "Warrior Breed." Story by Chuck Dixon. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Klaus Janson. When Lucius Fox is kidnapped in the Central American country of Hasaragua, Bruce Wayne just wants to pay the ransom to get him back. However, a rouge member of the Wayne Foundation board decides to hire a band of mercenaries to do the job. Now it will take all Batmans skill and cunning to prevent a lot of needless deaths. Including Luciuss. 64 pages. Full color. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1
    Nightwing (1996-2009) Annual 1

    "Pulp Heroes," DC's Annuals event, begins in the finest tradition of the romance pulps. Dick encounters what seems to be a string of "black widow" killings: a young woman whose husbands keep mysteriously dying. Faced with a case that seems unsolvable, Dick does the only thing he can...he marries her! But as he becomes more involved with the case, he realizes that he may actually be falling in love--with a killer. Written by Devin K. Grayson. Art by Greg Land and Bob McLeod. Painted cover by Joe Chiodo. FC, 64 pg. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #6
    Robin (1993-2009) Annual 6

    Pulp Heroes continues with this tale in the style of 1930s Western magazines. The Trigger Twins are sprung from the hoosegow by their pistol-packin' sister, a purty filly who'll answer a man's smile with hot lead. They aim to empty Gotham's banks and when Robin arrives, there's an old-fashioned, lead-slingin' showdown. Written by Chuck Dixon, with art by Eduardo Barreto. Painted cover by Laurel Blechman. 68 pages. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #2
    Supergirl (1996 3rd Series) Annual 2

    "Pulp Heroes" continues with this tribute to the romance magazines of the 1930s. In a story by Peyer, Castrillo and Ensign, Supergirl, stumped by inexplicable phenomena suddenly occurring all around Leesburg, turns to the Legion of Super-Heroes' Brainiac 5 for help. Unfortunately, Supergirl may be in greater danger when the young, super-intelligent Legionnaire immediately falls head over heels for the Girl of Steel! In a back-up story by Dixon, Land and Rollins, Supergirl becomes the subject of affection from a Leesburg resident, who doesn't realize he has a secret admirer of his own. And he may never find out, either, as his infatuation for Supergirl could get him killed! Written by Tom Peyer and Chuck Dixon. Art by Anthony Castrillo, Greg Land, Jordi Ensign and Prentis Rollins. Painted cover by Joe Chiodo. FC, 64 pg. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #6
    Green Lantern (1990-2004 2nd Series) Annual 6

    Pulp Heroes, the DCU Annuals event, continues with a tribute to the adventure magazines of the 1930s. Green Lantern is pulled into a mysterious painting where he find himself in a strange world with scenery that shifts from prehistoric jungles to underwater kingdoms. He uses his ring to create battle gear for himself and winds up unable to take it off! A beautiful woman asks him to help defeat the evil wizard of this world, which appears to be disappearing. Only one problem: If Kyle beats the villain, he'll be trapped in the painting forever. Written by Ron Marz, with art by Jeff Johnson and John Lowe. Painted cover by Gary Gianni. 68 pages. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1
    JLA (1997) Annual 1

    The Braintrust, seen first in Kingdom Come, makes its first in-continuity appearance in the second story in this "Pulp Heroes" tribute to the detective magazines of the 1930s! There are many stories in the mean city, and two of them are in the JLA Annual. First, the Martian Manhunter sets out to investigate a murder that Batman, Superman and the rest of the League considers solved. But J'onn thinks otherwise and he sets out to prove it, over the objections of his comrades in this psychological thriller. As his investigation deepens, J'onn begins to lose himself--losing his mind and his identity in the process--and unexpectedly finds himself in the arms of a beautiful woman. In another hard-boiled story, the JLA runs through the rain-slicked streets of New York City, desperate to avoid detection, and its members unable to use their powers! Why are they so afraid? Who are they running from? And just what has happened to their powers, anyway? Written by Brian Augustyn. Art by Ariel Olivetti and Gene Ha. Painted cover by Gary Gianni. FC, 64 pg. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #9
    Adventures of Superman (1987) Annual 9

    Pulp Heroes - "Terror of the Sierra Madre!" Written by John Rozum. Art by Alcatena. A major archaelogical discovery in New Mexico leads star reporters Lois Lane and Clark Kent right into the path of threat centuries in the making! 48 pages, FC. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #7
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) Annual 7

    Painted cover by Gary Gianni. Pulp Heroes annual. I Am a Gun, script by James Robinson, art by Steve Yeowell and Russ Heath; Batman investigates murder at a biplane field; Balloon Buster's origin. 68 pgs, full color. $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #10
    Flash (1987 2nd Series) Annual 10
    • Signed by artist John Cassaday with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Cover by Joe Chiodo. "I Married the Flash." 35 pages. Story by Brian Augustyn. Pencils by Dick Giordano. Inks by Jose Marzan Jr, Keith Champagne and Ken Branch. Flash agrees to help out the making of a movie version of his life. Unfortunately, the Rainbow Raider takes issue with the production. It may take some fancy acting to get out of this one. "Sound and Fury." 17 pages. Story by Michael Jan Friedman. Pencils by John Cassaday. Inks by Steve Lightle. When a former partner of the Pied Piper returns unexpectedly, the Piper may have to return to action. He just has to make sure he doesnt fall back into his villainous lifestyle as well. 64 pages. Full color. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #4
    Superboy (1994) Annual 4

    Pulp Heroes, the DCU Annuals event, continues with a story in the spirit of the adventure magazines of the 1930s. A cryptic message from Rex Leech leads Superboy and Roxy to a mysterious island where dinosaurs run free, Rex runs the natives, and Superboy gets to run around in a loincloth when he crowns himself 'King of the Jungle' and fights a giant white gorilla. Written by Eddie Berganza, with art by Tom Grindberg, Sergio Cariello, Brad Gorby, Bill Anderson, Barb Kaalberg and Jed Hotchkiss. Painted cover by Gary Gianni. 68 pages. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #6
    Superman The Man of Steel (1991) Annual 6

    Pulp Heroes Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1
    Hitman (1997) Annual 1

    "Pulp Heroes," the DCU Annuals event continues with this tribute to the western magazines of the 1930s, as well as classic "spaghetti" westerns. In the dusty old one-horse town of Tiburon, Texas, Tommy Monaghan takes a contract on a vicious-though-brain damaged metahuman killer known only as MANKO. But when Tommy sniffs around, he learns that there's a lot more going on than his client--Sheriff Halliday--has let on. Seems that, in 1905, a gang of train robbers hid a million dollars in gold in Tiburon before they were gunned down by the law. Now Halliday and rival gang boss Luis Santiago are scrapping for the million, but the scrap is one sided: Santiago has Manko on his side. Enter Tommy "Hitman" Monaghan to even the score...and spill some blood on the barroom floor. Written by Garth Ennis. Art by Carlos Ezquerra and Steve Pugh. Painted cover by Laurel Blechman. FC, 64 pg. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1
    Teen Titans (1996) Annual 1

    Pulp Heroes. Cover price $3.95.