The Best of DC #15 [Direct]
(August 1981)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1981-05-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting editor)
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.


Smallville Celebrates Superboy Day! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Lana Lang; Chief Douglas Parker; Lex Luthor; Pete Ross
Keywords:
Smallville

Best of DC -- Superboy (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Laughing Stock of Smallville! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Luthor; Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Lana Lang
Synopsis:
Luthor pulls a series of stunts designed to make Superboy look ridiculous.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin explains how Luthor lost his hair and began to hate Superboy.

Lana Lang's Super-Birthday (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lana Lang; Ma Kent
Reprints:

The Saddest Boy in Smallville! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Superboy's Secret Hideaways (Table of Contents)

The Superboy Legend / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

The Boy Who Betrayed Clark Kent! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Pete Ross' Super-Secret! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pete Ross learns Clark Kent is Superboy.
Script credit provided by Allen Ross (January 3, 2006) from an autographed copy of Superboy (1949 series) #90. Previously, script credited to Robert Bernstein.

The Old Maid of Smallville! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Miss Finch; Lana Lang; Ma Kent
Synopsis:
Superboy helps an old maid school teacher break out of her shell.
Reprints:

The Day Clark Kent Got a Haircut! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Joe Timmons; Pa Kent; Superboy robots
Synopsis:
Smallville's barber wonders why he's never given Clark Kent a haircut.
Reprints:

The Dog Catcher of Smallville! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Krypto
Synopsis:
Krypto and Superboy turn the tables on a crooked dog catcher.
Reprints:

The Ordeal of Chief Parker! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Krypto
Reprints:

The Rock 'n' Roll Riddle of Smallville! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Other Citizens of Smallville (Table of Contents)

Superboy / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Superboy Presents the People of Smallville! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Lex Luthor; Don Blake; Joe Timmons; Burt Bentley; Edith Finch; James Hunter; Pete Ross; Douglas Parker; Lana Lang

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Headshots of Smallville residents featured in the interior stories.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Smallville Celebrates Superboy Day!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superboy
  3. 2. The Laughing Stock of Smallville!
    Superboy
  4. 3. Lana Lang's Super-Birthday
    Superboy
  5. 4. The Saddest Boy in Smallville!
    Superboy
  6. 5. Superboy's Secret Hideaways
    The Superboy Legend
  7. 6. The Boy Who Betrayed Clark Kent!
    Superboy
  8. 7. Pete Ross' Super-Secret!
    Superboy
  9. 8. The Old Maid of Smallville!
    Superboy
  10. 9. The Day Clark Kent Got a Haircut!
    Superboy
  11. 10. The Dog Catcher of Smallville!
    Superboy
  12. 11. The Ordeal of Chief Parker!
    Superboy
  13. 12. The Rock 'n' Roll Riddle of Smallville!
    Superboy
  14. 13. Other Citizens of Smallville
    Superboy
  15. 14. Superboy Presents the People of Smallville!
    Superboy
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