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Story Title: "Having a Wonderful Time..."

Cover Date: December 2004


Cover Price: $5.95

Credits: Kurt Busiek (Writer), Brent Anderson (Breakdowns), Ben Oliver (Finished Art and Colors), Alex Ross (Cover), JG Roshell and Comicraft's Rob Steen (Lettering & Design), Ben Abernathy (Editor), Andy Serwin & Carolyn Sliney (Special Thanks); Alex Sinclair (Colors in Most Pin Ups)

Pin-up Artists: Jim Lee and Richard Friend (Samaritan), Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino (Honor Guard & Intro page), Jason Pearson and Sandra Hope (Jack-in-the-Box), Dave Gibbons (First Family), Bill Sienkiewicz (Winged Victory), Jerry Ordway (N-Forcer), Walter Simonson (Cleopatra II), Phil Noto (The Gentleman), Lee Weeks (Crackerjack), Bruce Timm (Nightingale & Sunbird) Ray Lago (Crossbreed) Mark Buckingham (The Flying Fox), Simon Bisley (The Living Nightmare), Jackson Guice (Confessor & Altar Boy), Jim Starlin & Al Milgrom (Blue Knight), Gene Ha (Irregulars), Kelley Jones (The Hanged Man), John Paul Leon (Air Ace), Ty Templeton (All-American & Slugger), Mark Texeira (The Old Soldier), Howard Chaykin (Black Badge), Michael Golden (Silver Agent), Pascal Ferry & Sandra Hope (Atomicus), Tom Grummett (Original Honor Guard), Darwyn Cooke (Supersonic)

Publisher: Wildstorm Signature (Wildstorm and DC Comics Imprint)

Appearances: Danielle*, E.A.G.L.E., Omnius Rex*
* denotes first appearance


Mentions: Air Ace, Ironhorse, Samaritan, The First Family, Jack-in-the-Box, The Silver Brain, Microplex, The Irregulars, The Techsperts, Crackerjack, The Anti-Bodies, Starfighter, Honor Guard, Elliot Mills, Johnny Lightfoot, Palomino, The Lightning Kid, Barnstormer Gang, The Hawk of the Alleyways, The Five Fists, The Cloak of Night, The Astro-Naut, The Lamplighter, The All-American & Slugger, Professor Borzoi, The Gentleman, The Young Gentleman, The Flying Fox (1940s), Orphan

Narrative Voice: Danielle, in a letter to her friend.

Date of Story: The story takes place over an afternoon in early to mid-October 2004.



Reprinted: Victory



Events: This issue's Events & Annotations list.


Notes: Published in the style of a promotional magazine, this issue features a short story, a history of the early years of the Astro City region, along with ads featuring businesses, events, and information all centered on the city. Last but not least, tons of pin-up pages detailing information on the colorful characters that make up the world's greatest city of super-heroes.