(June 1982)

DC, 1980 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
Barcode:
?
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

Secret Origins of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru [as Andru] (signed)
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo [as DeCarlo] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-890

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Phantom Girl; Cosmic Boy; Sun Boy]; Green Lantern; Inferior Five [Dumb Bunny; Awkwardman; The Blimp; Merryman; White Feather]

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.

SOS Green Lantern (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (intro, origin); Green Lantern [Abin Sur] (intro)
Synopsis:
Hal Jordan is selected by the power ring of Abin Sur to become a Green Lantern.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprints Intro and Origin of Silver Age Green Lantern.

Secret of the Flaming Spear! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris (intro); Willard Ferris (intro); saboteurs (villains); Frank Nichols (Pilot)
Synopsis:
Saboteurs try to crash a new experimental aircraft created by Ferris Aircraft.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reformatted to fill nine full pages.

The Coming of the Costumed Incompetents (Table of Contents)

Inferior Five / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st appearance

I Was the Man with Animal Powers (Table of Contents)

Animal Man / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Animal Man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprints origin & first appearance

Black Lightning (Table of Contents)

Black Lightning / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella
Pencils:
Trevor Von Eeden
Inks:
Frank Springer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprints origin and first appearance.

And Then There Were None (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Duo Damsel; Colossal Boy; Superboy; Invisible Kid; Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy]; Dr. Regulus
Synopsis:
After Invisible Kid is elected new Legion leader, the Legion performs at a charity benefit where Sun Boy is hurt and loses his memory. But it may not be an accident, but rather the work of Dr. Regulus, who has taken Legion headquarters right out of the ground. The Legionnaires trace their purloined headquarters to Dr. Regulus' spaceship, but it takes Sun Boy to bring him down.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

origin of Sun Boy

Swamp Thing is Back! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Yeates
Inks:
Tom Yeates
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for Swamp Thing series.

[Stories in the Issue] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Phantom Girl; Duo Damsel; Colossal Boy; Sun Boy]; Green Lantern; Inferior Five [Dumb Bunny; Awkwardman; The Blimp; Merryman; White Feather]; Black Lightning

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Secret Origins of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Secret Origins of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. SOS Green Lantern
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. Secret of the Flaming Spear!
    Green Lantern
  5. 4. The Coming of the Costumed Incompetents
    Inferior Five
  6. 5. I Was the Man with Animal Powers
    Animal Man
  7. 6. Black Lightning
    Black Lightning
  8. 7. And Then There Were None
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Swamp Thing is Back!
    Swamp Thing
  10. 9. [Stories in the Issue]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • John P. Selegue
  • Gregory Fischer