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1998 Secret Files

by Michael Hutchison

SUICIDE SQUAD SECRET FILES
February 1998 - By John Ostrander
Includes two new posters: one of all the dead characters and one of both living members. Plus, a Belle Reve map and bios.
CAPTAIN CARROT & HIS AMAZING ZOO CREW SECRET FILES
March 1998 - Scott Shaw! and Roy Thomas
A map of the Z-building! Character profiles including villains Cold Turkey, Doctor Hoot, Salamandroid and King Kone. Interviews of the Crew by Rova Barkitt. An atlas of cities and an historical timeline of Earth-C. A revised origin for the team minus Superman and Starro. And details as to what they've been up to for the last several years.
(Actually, this sounds like fun! Hey DC, call me if you're interested…)
SUGAR AND SPIKE SECRET FILES
April 1, 1998 - by Mark Waid and Alex Ross
Jam-packed with information…all of it in gibberish!
BOOSTER GOLD SECRET FILES
May 1998 - By Dan Jurgens
A collection of Booster's old products he used to pitch. A villain montage poster (both Mister Twister and Chiller on one page). And in a surprising turn of events, Booster and Blue Beetle concoct a scheme to make money!
POWER GIRL'S CAT SECRET FILES
June 1998 - By Keith Giffen
The cat's eye is still transmitting images to Metawise. We get a new 25-page story of the cat drinking from the toilets in the JLA Watchtower.
DOCTOR LIGHT SECRET FILES
July 1998 - By John Ostrander
A new 20 page story in which the villainous Doctor Light gets beat up by a girl scout troop. A map of Heck, including the hierarchy of where Biffostopheles stands in relation to Neron. And a Kimiko Doctor Light paper doll page for different costumes.
AMBUSH BUG SECRET FILES
August 1998 - By Keith Giffen
In the spirit of his appearance in "Secret Origins", this issue will not have any actual secret files in it. Also, Keith's kid once again takes over the second half of the book; the big joke here is that he's much older now and can draw better than his daddy. (He isn't limited to
9-panel layouts, either.)
'MAZING MAN SECRET FILES
September 1998 - By Bob Rozakis and Stephen DiStefano
Includes: A new 40-page story: "Maze Buys A Pony". Plus Guido's guide to pizzerias, Denton in "How to Score If You Look Like A Dog." And "Zoot Sputnik: Through The Ages" by Don Heck.
NEWSBOY LEGION SECRET FILES
October 1998 - By Roger Stern
Includes: A map of good places in 1940s Metropolis to hawk newspapers.
A Scrapper-to-Big Words/Big Words-to-Scrapper dictionary. A Map of the Cadmus Project facility.
THE HECKLER SECRET FILES
November 1998 - By Keith Giffen
This one's a little bit different. The editors have decided that it'll be cheaper to just photocopy the entire series and put it between two covers.
RALPH DIBNY, THE WORLD-FAMOUS ELONGATED MAN SECRET FILES
December 1998 - Written by…yours truly, the biggest EM fan around! Hahahahaha!
Includes: A new 40-page screwball-murder-mystery. Listings of every birthday mystery that Sue's given Ralph. A bartending guide to gingold elixir mixed drinks. An interview with Sue Dibny promoting her new book, "The Kama Sutra - Updated and Expanded." A tour of the gravesites of every other Silver Age character. Complete histories, timelines and profiles. A costume gallery (all of his nylon costumes wadded in little balls on the floor). A poster of Elongated Man's enemies (a white sheet to be filled in later). A map of places Ralph and Sue have visited. Oh, there’s also a short story with a twist ending in which Ralph awakens from a nightmare to find himself in bed with Sue (Storm) Richards, having just had a dream that he was a character who didn't get any respect and wasn't the leader of a superteam.
HAWKMAN SECRET FILES
January 1999 - No one is taking responsibility for this one
This was due this January, but was delayed a year to give the writers time to figure out what the hell happened to this character.

 
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