DC: (The) New Frontier – 5


DC: (The) New Frontier – 5

General Info

Issue No:
5
On Sale Date:
July 2004
Cover Date:
September 2004
Era:
Non Canon
Story Title:
Book Five: My Greatest Adventure

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Darwyn Cooke
Writer:
Darwyn Cooke
Penciller:
Darwyn Cooke
Inker:
Darwyn Cooke
Letterer:
Jared K. Fletcher
Colourist:
Dave Stewart
Editor:
Mark Chiarello, Valerie D'Orazio (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Martian Manhunter/John Jones (J'onn J'onzz), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal-L),
Heroes:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Aquaman (Arthur Curry), Flash (Bart Allen), Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Robin (Richard Grayson), Speedy (Roy Harper), Challengers of the Unknown: Ace Morgan (Kyle Morgan), Red Ryan (Matthew Ryan), Walter Haley, Rocky Davis (Lester Davis)
Villains:
The Centre
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Carol Ferris, Lois Lane, James Olsen, Abin Sur, King Faraday, Nathaniel Adam, Iris West, Vandal Savage, Blackhawks, The Sea Devils, Thomas "Pieface" Kalmaku
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Comments

This six-issue series by the late Darwyn Cooke was influenced by previous works such as Kingdom Come, Watchmen, and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. It takes place primarily in the 1950s, and depicts the Golden Age superheroes Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman meeting Silver Age characters the Flash, Green Lantern, and Martian Manhunter. The story bridges the gap from the end of the Golden Age to the beginning of the Silver Age in the DC Universe.

Synopsis

Hal Jordan is given a super-scientific ring by the dying alien Abin Sur, while the Challengers respond to another reported dinosaur.

Superman and Batman confer on the Smiesel story left to Batman by John Jones, while a shadow comes over Wonder Woman, and King Faraday plays chess with J’onn J’onzz. The Challs, accompanied by Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen, approach Cape Canaveral and the reported pterodactyl, which is taken out by Superman, while Aquaman encounters an odd phenomenon under the sea.

Wonder Woman crash lands at Cape Canaveral, while Lois Lane discovers the secret of Dinosaur Island.

The rest of the players — The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow and Speedy, The Sea Devils, Blackhawks, and Hal Jordan — head to Dinosaur Island.

Wonder Woman relates to Superman the story of the fight between the amazons and Dinosaur Island that led to her arrival in wounded condition. Superman rallies the troops for the fight and heads off to take on the island, but is hit with a giant blast and drops into the ocean lifeless.