The Best of DC #26 [Direct]
(July 1982)

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Volume:
4
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing:
Mike Barr
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


The Brave and the Bold (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
?
Job Number:
C-923

Characters:
Batman; Deadman; Robin Hood; Viking Prince; Silent Knight; Suicide Squad

The Brave and the Bold (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

Batman Presents the Brave and the Bold (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Barr
Pencils:
Jim Aparo (p. 1); Trevor von Eeden (pp. 2-3)
Inks:
Jim Aparo (p. 1); Larry Mahlstedt (pp. 2-3)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Characters who have starred in Brave and the Bold

You Can't Hide from a Deadman! (Table of Contents)

Deadman; Batman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Deadman; Batman; Robin [Richard Grayson]
Reprints:

Three Arrows Against Doom! (Table of Contents)

Robin Hood / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Robin Hood
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from index of original printing.

Menace of the Mirage People! (Table of Contents)

Suicide Squad / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Threat of the Ice King (Table of Contents)

Viking Prince / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Scripting credit from DC payment book via Gene Reed. Scripting credit is erroneously given in this reprint to Robert Kanigher.

Sword in the Lake! (Table of Contents)

Silent Knight / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Reprints:

The Secret Beneath the Earth (Table of Contents)

Cave Carson / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed (France) Herron
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

origin and first appearance.

The Incredible Lava Creature [Chapter 2 of "The Secret Beneath the Earth"] (Table of Contents)

Cave Carson / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed (France) Herron
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

The Magnetic Monster [Chapter 3 of "The Secret Beneath the Earth"] (Table of Contents)

Cave Carson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed (France) Herron
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

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:
?

Characters:
Swamp Thing

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for Swamp Thing #1, on sale February 11, 1982.

Six Star-Studded Spectaculars (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Batman; Deadman; Robin Hood; Viking Prince; Silent Knight

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Preview panels of the stories in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Brave and the Bold
  2. 1. The Brave and the Bold
  3. 2. Batman Presents the Brave and the Bold
  4. 3. You Can't Hide from a Deadman!
    Deadman; Batman
  5. 4. Three Arrows Against Doom!
    Robin Hood
  6. 5. Menace of the Mirage People!
    Suicide Squad
  7. 6. Threat of the Ice King
    Viking Prince
  8. 7. Sword in the Lake!
    Silent Knight
  9. 8. The Secret Beneath the Earth
    Cave Carson
  10. 9. The Incredible Lava Creature [Chapter 2 of "The Secret Beneath the Earth"]
    Cave Carson
  11. 10. The Magnetic Monster [Chapter 3 of "The Secret Beneath the Earth"]
    Cave Carson
  12. 11. Swamp Thing is Back!
    Swamp Thing
  13. 12. Six Star-Studded Spectaculars
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