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Phantom Zone (1982) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Phantom Zone (1982) 1
    Published Jan 1982 by DC.

    "The Haunting of Charlie Kweskill!" Written by Steve Gerber, with art by Gene Colan and Tony DeZuniga. Cover by Gene Colan and Dick Giordano. Enter the world of Krypton's twilight dimension! A humane method of criminal confinement...or a dimension without hope? Characters: Jor-El; Lara; Gra-Mo; Jax-Ur; Va-Kox; Dr. Xadu; Faora Hu-Ul; General Zod; Az-Rel; Nadira; Kru-El; Quex-Ul [Charlie Kweskill] (all in Charlie Kweskill's dream and in the Phantom Zone); Mon-El; Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Perry White. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #2
    Phantom Zone (1982) 2
    Published Feb 1982 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Dick Giordano. Does Supergirl die this day? Find out in "Earth under Siege!", script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Tony DeZuniga; Does Supergirl die this day? Find out in "Earth Under Siege!"; Superman and Quex-Ul, as "Charlie Kweskill", watch helplessly from the Phantom Zone as General Zod, Jax-Ur, and their Kryptonian cronies attack the Earth; They throw the Justice League satellite out of orbit, with many of the Leaguers aboard. They smash communications satellites, which causes an exchange of atomic missiles, stopped only by Supergirl and Wonder Woman; Green Lantern's power battery is stolen, and he is rendered unconscious by the Zoners when he pursues them, with his power ring charge running out shortly afterward. Supergirl tells Batman what has occurred, and then goes to the Fortress of Solitude, where the Zoners have already smashed open the door and destroyed the Phantom Zone projector and viewer; Supergirl engages General Zod, Jax-Ur and Kru-El in battle. "Marathon Madman" Hostess Cup Cakes ad with the Flash. Biographical info on Gene Colan and Tony DeZuniga. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #3
    Phantom Zone (1982) 3
    Published Mar 1982 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Terror beyond Twilight!", script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Tony DeZuniga; General Zod and his allies toss Supergirl into the disintegration pit and leave, but Supergirl barely saves herself by reviving in time and digging her fingers into the side of the pit's wall; She drags herself out of the pit and collapses; Meanwhile, Superman and Charlie Kweskill penetrate various lower (or higher) levels of the Phantom Zone, encountering an alternating yellow-and-red sun which Superman had once seen while racing with The Flash, battling monsters, and encountering weird "Priestesses of the Crimson Sun"; Finally, they meet Thul-Kar, a Kryptonian wizard; Thul-Kar tells them he believed Jor-El's prophecy of Krypton's doom and entered the Phantom Zone by magic. "Pirates' Gold" Hostess Twinkies ad starring Aquaman. Biographical info on Dick Giordano and Steve Gerber. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #4
    Phantom Zone (1982) 4
    Published Apr 1982 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Phantom Planet," script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Tony DeZuniga; Superman and Charlie Kweskill are transmuted to liquid in Aethyr's universe, then restored with Charlie in Superman's costume and with his old Kryptonian powers, and Superman in Quex-Ul's Kryptonian outfit; To save Superman, Quex-Ul flies into Aethyr's face and is killed, Superman's costume drifting back empty; Superman puts on his uniform again and, filled with rage, flies through Aethyr, who is unable to raise despair in his spirit and thus cannot harm him; Superman finally breaks through the last barrier and returns to Earth; The Phantom Zone villains have constructed the giant Zone cannon and are using it on the Earth, but Superman and Supergirl arrive in time to smash the projector, knock out the villains, and restore Green Lantern's power battery to him; Az-Rel, irked by Faora Hu-Ul, badly burns her face and hair just before Supergirl lands and kayoes her. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.