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Issue Details

Issue #1
Published October 1983
Frequency Bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
Cover Price 1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages 36
Editing Bill Dubay (Editor); Richard H. Goldwater (Editor-in-Chief)
Notes The cover states that this is #1 of a 6 issue mini series, but the title was cancelled after issue 2.

Cover Details - "Reintroducing: A Comics Legend! The Blood-Thirsty Cosmic Avenger!"

Characters the Comet; Naija
Genre superhero
Pencils Carmine Infantino
Inks Alex Nino
Notes This issue has a wrap around cover.

1 page foreword, introduction, preface, afterword "Innocence Lost"

Synopsis An introduction to the Comet by the editor and writer of the book.
Script Bill DuBay
Letters typeset
Notes Located on the inside front cover.

19 page the Comet story "The Origin of The Comet"

Characters Comet [John Dickering]; the Shield [Joe Higgins]; Thelma Gordon (flashback); Black Hood (flashback); Steel Sterling (flashback); Allen Lucas (flashback); Dr. Archer (flashback, dies in this story); Zadar (flashback, dies in this story); Flavius of Altrox (flashback); Naija of Altrox (flashback); Bob Dickering (flashback, becomes the Hangman after the Comet dies)
Synopsis John Dickering and Joe Higgins share an apartment and John tells Joe all about the secret history of the Comet, including the deaths he caused through the use of his powers.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Dubay
Pencils Carmine Infantino
Inks Alex Nino
Colors Tom Ziuko
Letters Billy Dubay, Jr.

10 page The Hangman story "The Hangman's Noose"

Characters The Hangman [Bob Dickering]; The Hangman [Dr. Steve Dickering, Bob's son]; Lori (Bob's nurse); Thelma Dickering (Bob's wife, the former Thelma Gordon); Timmy Carpenter; Mrs. Carpenter;
Synopsis Bob Dickering lies dying in a hospital as his son Steve dons the costume to become the new Hangman. Steve wants nothing to do with his father, and goes to avenge the beating of a young boy by a street gang.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Dubay
Pencils Carmine Infantino
Inks Rudy Nebres
Colors Barry Grossman
Letters Bill Yoshida (written in Japanese)