(November-December 1980)

DC, 1980 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75" (12.7 cm x 17.1cm)
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Ross Andru [as Andru] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano [as Giordano] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Zatara; Zatanna; Aquaman; The Demon; The Flash; Green Lantern; Wonder Woman; Martian Manhunter; Wonder Girl
Reprints:

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 Spell! (Table of Contents)

Zatara & Zatanna / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Romeo Tanghal
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Zatara (origin); Zatanna (origin); Batman (cameo); Hawkman (cameo); Elongated Man (cameo); Atom (cameo); Green Lantern (cameo)
Synopsis:
When Zatara disappears, Zatanna reads her father's diary, where he relates the events that showed him that he could perform magic by saying the words backwards.
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The Origin of the Justice League (Table of Contents)

Justice League / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Batman; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter; Superman; Wonder Woman; Snapper Carr; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; aliens from Appellax (flashback); Amazons of Paradise Island (flashback)
Synopsis:
The Justice League of America uses the occasion of its third anniversary to tell Snapper Carr about the formation of the League, involving the discovery of strange meteors that nearly doomed them forever.
Reprints:

Unleash the One Who Waits (Table of Contents)

Demon / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Mike Royer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
The Demon (intro, origin); Morgaine Le Fey (aka Morgan LeFay, intro)
Reprints:

Earth's First Green Lantern! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Abin Sur; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Larifars (Energy Beings); Balzona (Energy Being)
Synopsis:
Hal Jordan explains to Pieface why Abin Sur came to Earth in a spaceship when all Green Lanterns can travel thru space unaided.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Recap of how Hal Jordan got his power ring. Some sources have credited the inking incorrectly to Joe Giella. Murphy Anderson inks confirmed by Bob Bailey, Bob Hughes and David Bachman. Murphy Anderson also listed in the Schwartz's pay records supplied by DC Comics.

Who Has Been Lying in My Grave (Table of Contents)

Deadman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Reprints:

The Origin of Wonder Girl (Table of Contents)

Teen Titans / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin; Kid Flash; Wonder Girl; Speedy
Reprints:

Detective Comics is now a 50¢ comic! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for Detective Comics.

Zatanna's Quest (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz ?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-616

Synopsis:
Summary of Zatanna's quest for her father crossover appearances.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Levitz credit assumed from job number.

"Brand new--The Secret Origin of Zatara..." (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Wonder Woman; Flash; Superman; Green Lantern; Aquaman; Martian Manhunter; Abin Sur; Wonder Girl; Zatara; The Demon; Zatanna; Deadman

Indexer Notes

Back cover. 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 Spell!
    Zatara & Zatanna
  4. 3. The Origin of the Justice League
    Justice League
  5. 4. Unleash the One Who Waits
    Demon
  6. 5. Earth's First Green Lantern!
    Green Lantern
  7. 6. Who Has Been Lying in My Grave
    Deadman
  8. 7. The Origin of Wonder Girl
    Teen Titans
  9. 8. Detective Comics is now a 50¢ comic!
  10. 9. Zatanna's Quest
  11. 10. "Brand new--The Secret Origin of Zatara..."
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