(Fall 1979)

DC, 1977 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
four times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode:
?
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S. (1-17, 20-22); Digest (18, 19, 23, 24); Tabloid (25-27)
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched (1-17, 20-22, 25-27); Squarebound (18, 19, 23, 24)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover is dated November, the same as DC Special Series #18.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Secret Origins of Super-Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-158

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Robin; Supergirl; Hawkman; Aquaman; Elongated Man

Secret Origins of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Secret Origin of Wonder Woman (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Burkett
Pencils:
Jose Delbo
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-6102

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Womder Woman [Diana Prince]; Aphrodite; Queen Hippolyte; Herakles (cameo); Steve Trevor; Diana Prince (original)
Synopsis:
Retelling of Wonder Woman's origin.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

based on story in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #237 (November 1977)

The Gods of the Amazons (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Heracles; Hermes; Aphrodite; Minerva
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Four-panel excerpt from "The Origin of Wonder Woman."

The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team (Table of Contents)

Superman & Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-6226

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Powerman; Lex Luthor
Reprints:

The Mystery of the Elongated Man! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-6226

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny] (first appearance; origin); Iris West; Perry Veto (villain)
Synopsis:
Elongated Man comes to Central City and Flash suspects him of committing a string of robberies.
Reprints:

How Aquaman Got His Powers! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
Bob LeRose
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-6226

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Atlantis; Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (Origin); Atlanna (Flashback); Tom Curry (Flashback); Commander Haskel
Synopsis:
Aquaman stops the U.S. Navy from testing atomic depth charges and recounts his origin to Commander Haskel.
Reprints:

Brotherly Hate (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-6226

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy (host); Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Light Lass; Timber Wolf; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]; R.J. Brande; Lightning Lord
Synopsis:
Superboy tells the story of the beginnings of the Legion and how later Lightning Lad, Light Lass, and Timber Wolf fought Lightning Lord.
Reprints:

The Masked Marauders of Earth! (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-6226

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Hall]; Manhawks; Commissioner Emmert
Reprints:

The Origin of Robin (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 11.5 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-6226

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

[Action Comics #500] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Promo for Action Comics #500, on sale July 14. Front and back covers are depicted.

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
Bob LeRose
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original)
Job Number:
J-6226

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, origin); Zor-El (introduction); Miss Hart (introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.
Reprints:

The Little Books That Pack a Big Punch! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for DC Digests. Covers for Batman and Jonah Hex are depicted.

[Brand New] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Timber Wolf; Cosmic Boy; Light Lass; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad]

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Illustration and previews of the stories in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Secret Origins of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Secret Origins of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. The Secret Origin of Wonder Woman
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. The Gods of the Amazons
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
    Superman & Batman
  6. 5. The Mystery of the Elongated Man!
    The Flash
  7. 6. How Aquaman Got His Powers!
    Aquaman
  8. 7. Brotherly Hate
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. The Masked Marauders of Earth!
    Hawkman
  10. 9. The Origin of Robin
    Batman
  11. 10. [Action Comics #500]
  12. 11. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  13. 12. The Little Books That Pack a Big Punch!
  14. 13. [Brand New]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Merlin Haas
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
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