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Publisher: DC Comics

Publication Date: 1984 - 1985

Country: United States

Language: English

Notes: The first two waves of Super Powers action figures by Kenner, each came with a mini-comic book starring that particular character. These comics were 4.25 inches by 2.75 inches, and had 13 pages of story.

Number of issues cataloged: 23

Below is a list of them.


Series 1 - 1984

Image Title Writer(s) Penciller(s) Cover Artist #
01 Superman minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #1
Luthor attacks a nuclear facility and Superman must stop him.

Toy-made characters: Lex Luthor (Pre-Crisis), Superman

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


02 Batman minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #2
The Joker transforms a lot of people into Jokers.

Toy-made characters: Batman, Robin, The Joker, Wonder Woman

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


03 Wonder Woman minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #3
Brainiac seizes control of Superman's mind sending him on a destructive rampage. Its up to Wonder Woman to put an end to Brainiac's scheme and free the Man of Steel.

Toy-made characters: Wonder Woman, Superman, Brainiac

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


04 The Flash minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #4
The Flash must save the Justice League from the clutches of Brainiac.

Toy-made characters: Brainiac (Pre-Crisis), Superman, Hawkman, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


05 Brainiac minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #5
Superman and Batman must stop the chaos Brainiac is creating.

Toy-made characters: Batman, Superman, Brainiac (Pre-Crisis)

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


06 The Penguin minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #6
The Penguin steals some jewels from rich people, but two of those rich people are Bruce Wayne and Carter Hall.

Toy-made characters: Batman, Hawkman, The Penguin

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


07 The Joker minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #7
The Joker robs a bank and his Jokermobile is pursued by Batman's Batmobile.

Toy-made characters: The Joker, Batman, Aquaman

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


08 Aquaman minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #8
Aquaman and the Flash team up to stop the Penguin.

Toy-made characters: The Penguin, The Flash, Aquaman

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


09 Robin minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #9
Robin intercepts the Penguin stealing an experimental space vehicle, the Moonbird. Caught by Penguin, Robin calls for Green Lantern and fellow bird themed hero Hakwman to assist him in stopping Penguin.

Toy-made characters: Robin, Green Lantern, Hawkman, The Penguin.

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


10 Lex Luthor minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #10
Luthor kidnaps the president of the USA.

Toy-made characters: Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor (Pre-Crisis), Superman, Aquaman

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


11 Green Lantern minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #11
The Joker is kidnapping a "Royal Flush" of hostages. Green Lantern discovers Robin has beaten him to locating the Jokers HQ. Together they defeat him and free the hostages.

Toy-made characters: Green Lantern, Robin, The Joker

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


12 Hawkman minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #12
Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages



Series 2 - 1985

Image Title Writer(s) Penciller(s) Cover Artist #
13 Steppenwolf minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #13
Luthor attacks a nuclear facility and Superman must stop him.

Toy-made characters: Lex Luthor (Pre-Crisis), Superman

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


14 Martian Manhunter minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #14
Martian Manhunter stops Desaad's attack to the U.N.

Toy-made characters: Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, Desaad, Firestorm

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


15 Doctor Fate minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #15
Dr. Fate is forced to fight Superman and The Martian Manhunter who had fallen under control of Darkseid, who sends them to collect Dr. Fate's artifacts.

Toy-made characters: Doctor Fate, Superman, Martian Manhunter, Darkseid.

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


16 Firestorm minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #16
Firestorm’s mini-comic featured our hot-headed hero along with Green Arrow doing battle with the villainous Mantis. In the story, Mantis had stolen the abilities of Superman, making him quite the powerful foe. Firestorm ultimately defeated the Mantis by cleverly turning the Statue of Liberty into Kryptonite (a weakness Mantis shared while in possession of Superman’s powers).

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


17 Mantis minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #17
Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


18 Green Arrow minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #18
Kalibak tries to steal a martian jewel from the Star City Museum.

Toy-made characters: Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, The Flash, Kalibak

Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


19 Darkseid minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #19
Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


20 Kalibak minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #20
Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


21 Desaad minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #21
Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


22 Parademon minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #22
Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


23 Red Tornado minicomic: Writer: Penciller: Cover Artist: #23
Format: Color; Minicomic; 16 pages


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