"Green Lantern: "Requiem"": Hal returns home to find John Stewart crying over the slaughtered remains of his wife, Katma Tui. Hal is beside himself with grief. John, anguished, blames Hal for Katma's death. Hal flies off and finds Star Sapph
Appearing in Green Lantern: "Requiem"
Synopsis for Green Lantern: "Requiem"
Hal returns home to find John Stewart crying over the slaughtered remains of his wife, Katma Tui. Hal is beside himself with grief. John, anguished, blames Hal for Katma's death. Hal flies off and finds Star Sapphire baiting him into yet another fight. Hal tries to understand why she killed Katma, but Sapphire responds with flighty quips. She uses her powers to force an F-14 to come screaming down towards an industrial center in Coast City. Hal is forced to divert his attention away from Sapphire to stop the jet.
Appearing in Deadman: "Showdown"
- Talaoc (First appearance)
- Jones (Single appearance)
- Fulgencio Flores
Synopsis for Deadman: "Showdown"
The spirit of the Mayan god Talaoc takes possession of CIA section chief Grace Kasaba. In this form, Grace can see Deadman in his astral state. Deadman tries to act as if he is more powerful than he truly is, but the Talaoc-possessed Kasaba doesn't fall for it. Deadman flees from the temple and hides within the body of one of Kasaba's troops.
Kasaba rushes out of the temple and immediately spies the body that Deadman is inhabiting. She orders her men to hold the body down forcing Deadman to evacuate. At that moment, the spirit of Talaoc rises from Grace Kasaba's body. Deadman sees the god's true form.
Appearing in Wild Dog: "Dog Gone"
- Legion of Morality (First appearance)
- B. Lyle Layman (First appearance)
- Helen Scournt
- Mister Hovey (Single appearance)
- Reverend Smuggworthy (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Wild Dog: "Dog Gone"
A watchdog group known as the National Legion of Morality holds a conference in Quad City to discuss the growth of pornography that they believe is affecting America's youth. The Legion's spokesman B. Lyle Layman encourages his followers to destroys pornography wherever they may find it in the name of their righteous cause.
Later, several like minded individuals publicly protest the Readworld Book Store, a benign business that happens to sell popular adult publications.
Detective Andy Flint attends one of Layman's meetings and tries to get a bead on the guy. Something about his cause doesn't sit right with him. He drives over to Jack Wheeler's garage to discuss the issue – as well as issues concerning Wild Dog.
Meanwhile, newscaster Susan King and journalist Lou Godder cover the Readworld story.
Appearing in Superman: "They Can Run, But They Can't Hide"
- Consortium (Behind the scenes)
- Charles Culpepper (Single appearance)
- Charlie (Single appearance)
- Dave (Single appearance)
- Bob Galt
Synopsis for Superman: "They Can Run, But They Can't Hide"
The three gunmen join their driver and try to escape in their getaway car. Superman tags one of them and another fails to get into the car before it peels away. He jumps onto the hood, but his friends shake him off. The man falls off onto some nearby train tracks, breaking his leg. A train rushes towards him down the tracks.
Appearing in Secret Six: "Look What Fell Out of the Sky Today"
- Secret Six
- Rafael di Rienzi
- Bill (Single appearance)
- Ed Flaum (Single appearance)
- Elvis Brockman (Single appearance) (First appearance)
- Melanie (Single appearance)
- Warren Lichfield (Single appearance)
- Gus (Single appearance)
- Melanie (Single appearance)
- Enchanted Forest
- Enchanted Forest
Synopsis for Secret Six: "Look What Fell Out of the Sky Today"
Mockingbird offers the new Secret Six the ability to overcome their personal handicaps. Each member suffers from some form of ailment, be it blindness, deafness, paralysis etc. Mockingbird outfits each of them with an electronic device that grants them the use of their lost abilities. One of them, Tony Mantegna, tries to leave the group but soon finds that the helmet that grants him the ability to see again shuts off.
Back at the Enchanted Forest, the original Secret Six receive a pre-recorded message from Mockingbird. Mockingbird instructs them to fly to San Francisco, where they are to begin the training of a new Secret Six. The aging members board a passenger plane bound for California, but the plane explodes midway through their journey killing them.
Appearing in Blackhawk: "Another Fine War Part 2"
- Zalecki (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Blackhawk: "Another Fine War Part 2"
Cynthia Hastings walks into the room to find Blackhawk standing naked with a gun belt facing off against Zalecki who is nursing a bloody hand. Zalecki grabs Cynthia and throws her at Blackhawk and a large fight erupts. Blackhawk and Cynthia beat up Zalecki and his crew and run out of the hotel (Janos dons some clothes en route).
The two settle down at a café and Cynthia tells him that she wants to hire Blackhawk for a mission. Janos tells her that it is going to cost a lot just to procure the necessary startup capitol. Cynthia is prepared to meet any of Janos' demands. She tells him that their mission involves a search for gold.
- This issue shipped on May 31st, 1988.
- Includes a two-page "Focus" feature on the Atom by Brian Augustyn.
- This is the first issue of Action Comics since Action Comics #18 in 1939 to not feature a Superman-related image on the cover.
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Links and References
- Action Comics Weekly series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Action Comics Weekly series index at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
- Action Comics Weekly series index at Comicbookdb.com