(May-June 1980)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1980-02-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

Copyright © 1980 DC Comics Inc. Year's Best Comics Stories.


Top Ten Stories of 1979 (Table of Contents)

various DC heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Job Number:
S-5021

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Cover credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz' editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Year's Best Comic Stories (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; table of contents.

The Miracle Man of Easy Company (Table of Contents)

Superman; Sgt. Rock / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
Sgt. Rock; Wild Man; Ice Cream Soldier; Jackie Johnson; Bulldozer; Little Sure Shot (all as Easy Company); Superman [also as Tag-Along]; Nazis
Reprints:

Never Say Die! (Table of Contents)

Deadman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Deadman; Abraham Gold; Sarah Gold; Jacob Gold
Reprints:

Minister of the Lord (Table of Contents)

Jonah Hex / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael Fleisher
Pencils:
Luis Dominguez
Inks:
Luis Dominguez
Colors:
Bob Le Rose
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jonah Hex; Sam Bronson Gang; Reverend Julian
Reprints:

The Shadow of Jor-El! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Jor-El (Flashback); Riy-Ul (Flashback)
Synopsis:
Jonathan Kent discovers his worm collection acting strangely and begins to investigate, discovering the secret behind the Earth tremors that are threatening Smallville.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [May 2008]

The Mouse of History (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Thompson
Pencils:
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Inks:
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Esphid Mahilum [as Esphid M.]

Characters:
Cain (host)
Reprints:

The Curse of Crime Alley (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Don Newton
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Leslie Thompkins; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Joe Chill; Maxie Zeus (intro); Long John Logan
Reprints:

Clark Kent's Mynah Dilemma (Table of Contents)

The Private Life of Clark Kent / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Dave Hunt
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Albert De Guzman

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; April Marigold (Cameo); May Marigold (Cameo)
Synopsis:
When Clark Kent agrees to watch the Marigold girls' pet mynah bird, the bird starts blurting out his secret identity.
Reprints:

Back Door to War! (Table of Contents)

Haunted Tank / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Sam Glanzman
Inks:
Sam Glanzman
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
war
Reprints:

Papa Don (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Potter
Pencils:
Noly Panaligan
Inks:
Noly Panaligan
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
?

Characters:
Destiny (host)
Reprints:

Fall and Rise of the Star-Child! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Galactic Golem; Supergirl; Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Best Covers of the Year (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?

Reprints:

Best Covers of the Year (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?

Reprints:

Best Covers of the Year (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?

Reprints:

Best Covers of the Year (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?

Reprints:

Who's Who on the Cover (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

identification of cover characters (outlines, no drawings)

The Story Behind this Issue (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
How the issue's stories were selected.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[The DC Staff] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alberto de Guzman; Denise Bové; Bob LeRose; Milton Snapinn; Anthony Tollin; Todd Klein; Carlos Villanueva; Joe Letterese; Shelley Eiber; Mike Barr; Bob Rozakis; Murray Boltinoff; Len Wein; Joe Kubert; Carol Fein; Midge Bergman; Jack Adler; Paul Levitz; Sol Harrison; Cary Burkett; Joe Orlando; Jenette Kahn; Frieda Sacco; Laurie Sutton; E. Nelson Bridwell; Jack C. Harris; Ross Andru; Julius Schwartz

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Staff members are identified inside.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Top Ten Stories of 1979
    various DC heroes
  2. 1. Year's Best Comic Stories
  3. 2. The Miracle Man of Easy Company
    Superman; Sgt. Rock
  4. 3. Never Say Die!
    Deadman
  5. 4. Minister of the Lord
    Jonah Hex
  6. 5. The Shadow of Jor-El!
    Superboy
  7. 6. The Mouse of History
  8. 7. The Curse of Crime Alley
    Batman
  9. 8. Clark Kent's Mynah Dilemma
    The Private Life of Clark Kent
  10. 9. Back Door to War!
    Haunted Tank
  11. 10. Papa Don
  12. 11. Fall and Rise of the Star-Child!
    Superman
  13. 12. Best Covers of the Year
  14. 13. Best Covers of the Year
  15. 14. Best Covers of the Year
  16. 15. Best Covers of the Year
  17. 16. Who's Who on the Cover
  18. 17. The Story Behind this Issue
  19. 18. [The DC Staff]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll