on the thumbnail-size photo to link to the larger, higher-quality
was published by National Periodical Publications (DC Comics)
as a bi-monthly from October/November 1976 to December/January
1977-78. Isis made a guest appearance in Shazam! #25 prior to
getting her own book. There was also a later Golden Book published
that had text stories accompanied by a few illustrations and
a cover by Jack Sparling.
the other books in the DC-TV range, the book was based on the
TV series, though in issue five, the series takes off in a new
direction...Andrea leaves the school. Issue seven delves into
the heroine's origin.
could be any of a number of reasons as to why the book was cancelled.
Maybe it was cancelled with the TV series. More likely, the book
was probably a victim of the "DC Implosion," that period
in 1978 when DC cancelled no less than twenty books, including
forthcoming series which hadn't even gotten their first issues
is said that the new owners (Warner Communications) wanted DC
to cut out their less-profitable books and eliminate ones which
hadn't had a chance to prove themselves. With the TV series now
cancelled, there was probably less interest in the title. The
fact that the book was only published every other month probably
didn't help maintain interest.
is possible that unpublished artwork and/or stories may exist
in DC's archives. Some of what existed for other DC books cancelled
in 1978 was published in "Cancelled Comic Cavalcade,"
a two-issue Xeroxed series printed for the purpose of protecting
copyright on the material. It turns out that some (but not all)
of the materials were later re-used in other books. Although
Isis doesn't appear in those two books, her series was cancelled
at the beginning of the "implosion," so it is possible
that work might have actually gotten started on a ninth issue.