The Best of DC #14 [Direct]
(July 1981)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing:
Dick Giordano
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Copyright © 1981 DC Comics Inc.


Batman's Villains (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Riddler [Enigma]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Joker; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]

Best of DC -- Batman's Villains (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of Contents.

This One'll Kill You, Batman (Chapter 1: And If I Laugh...) (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

This One'll Kill You, Batman (Chapter 2: ...'Tis that I May Not Weep!) (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Origin of the Joker (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Half an Evil (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Two Face
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Origin of Two Face (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Two-Face

Batman's Rogue's Gallery (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Denys Cowan
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Malay Penguin! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Origin of the Penguin (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Penguin

Riddler on the Move! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Riddler; Batman; Riddler; Blair Brambel; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Curious Case of the Catwoman's Coincidences! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Catwoman; Batman; "Crusher" Baines; Rudy Stern; Alfred Pennyworth; "Gentleman" Jeremiah Jimson; James Gordon
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Origin of the Catwoman (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Catwoman

More Batman Thrills (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for various Batman comics. Covers to Detective Comics #503, Batman #337, and The Brave and the Bold #176 are depicted.

Villainy Times Five! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Joker; The Penguin; Catwoman; Two-Face; The Riddler

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Preview of the villains in the interior stories.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Batman's Villains
    Batman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Batman's Villains
  3. 2. This One'll Kill You, Batman (Chapter 1: And If I Laugh...)
    Batman
  4. 3. This One'll Kill You, Batman (Chapter 2: ...'Tis that I May Not Weep!)
    Batman
  5. 4. Origin of the Joker
    Batman
  6. 5. Half an Evil
    Batman
  7. 6. The Origin of Two Face
    Batman
  8. 7. Batman's Rogue's Gallery
    Batman
  9. 8. The Malay Penguin!
    Batman
  10. 9. The Origin of the Penguin
    Batman
  11. 10. Riddler on the Move!
    Batman
  12. 11. The Curious Case of the Catwoman's Coincidences!
    Batman
  13. 12. The Origin of the Catwoman
    Batman
  14. 13. More Batman Thrills
  15. 14. Villainy Times Five!
    Batman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Merlin Haas
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