The Best of DC #33 [Direct-Sales Variant]
(February 1983)

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Volume:
5
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1982-10-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Paul Levitz; Nicola Cuti
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Secret Origins of the Legion of Super-Heroes and Some Super-Villains, too! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Giffen [as Giffen] (signed)
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo [as DeCarlo] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Light Lass; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Timber Wolf]; Grimbor; The Infinite Man

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover.

Secret Origins of the Legion of Super-Heroes and Some Super-Villains, too! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Lone Wolf Legionnaire! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Light Lass; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Saturn Girl; Superboy; Mon-El; Ultra Boy; Lightning Lad; Brainiac 5]; Lone Wolf
Synopsis:
While investigating robberies on Zoon, the Legionnaires extend an invitation of membership to Lone Wolf, but he refuses.
Reprints:

The Youth Who Wasn't Human! (Part II of "The Lone Wolf Legionnaire") (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Light Lass; Cosmic Boy; Mon-El; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Ultra Boy; Lightning Lad]; Lone Wolf
Synopsis:
Lone Wolf reveals that he refused membership because he is an android, but the Legion discovers he is not what he thinks.
Reprints:

The One Shot Hero! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Phantom Girl; Chemical King; Shrinking Violet; Mon-El; Princess Projectra; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Bouncing Boy]; Erg-1
Synopsis:
Erg-1 is rejected for membership in the Legion when he refuses to demonstrate his unique power.
Reprints:

Dawnstar Rising (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg; Paul Levitz (plot)
Pencils:
James Sherman
Inks:
Bob McLeod
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

origin Dawnstar

Brotherly Hate! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Timber Wolf; Light Lass; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]; Superboy; Lightning Lord; R. J. Brande
Synopsis:
Lightning Lad, Light Lass, and Timber Wolf track down Lightning Lord.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story includes short retellings of the Legion origin story from Superboy #147 (with the original members erroneously in their current costumes) and the Lightning Lad/Lightning Lass/Lighting Lord origin. In the fight to subdue him, Lightning Lord's hair is turned white, as it had already appeared in the adult Legion stories.

The Living Key (Part I of "The Trillion Dollar Trophies") (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Bob Wiacek
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

origin Grimbor. First part of "The Trillion-Dollar Trophies"

Charma and the Chain-Maker (Chapter 2 of "The Trillion-Dollar Trophies") (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Bob Wiacek
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Divided and Conquered (Part 3 of "The Trillion-Dollar Trophies") (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Bob Wiacek
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Infinite Man Who Conquered the Legion! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
James Sherman
Inks:
Bob Wiacek
Colors:
Liz Berube
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
James Sherman
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

[Cover - Superboy & the Legion Super-Heroes #233] (Table of Contents)

Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Mike Grell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Denny O'Neil (original)

Genre:
Superhero
Reprints:

[Cover - Superboy #221] (Table of Contents)

Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Mike Grell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff; Jack Harris (assistant)

Genre:
Superhero
Reprints:

[Cover - Adventure Comics #327] (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Jonathan Kent
Reprints:

["It was foretold that England's greatest champion..."] (Table of Contents)

Camelot 3000 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for DC's "Camelot 3000" series.

The Story Behind the Stories (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Discussion of the stories in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Secret Origins of the Legion of Super-Heroes and Some Super-Villains, too!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Secret Origins of the Legion of Super-Heroes and Some Super-Villains, too!
  3. 2. The Lone Wolf Legionnaire!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. The Youth Who Wasn't Human! (Part II of "The Lone Wolf Legionnaire")
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. The One Shot Hero!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. Dawnstar Rising
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. Brotherly Hate!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. The Living Key (Part I of "The Trillion Dollar Trophies")
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Charma and the Chain-Maker (Chapter 2 of "The Trillion-Dollar Trophies")
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. Divided and Conquered (Part 3 of "The Trillion-Dollar Trophies")
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  11. 10. The Infinite Man Who Conquered the Legion!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  13. 12. [Cover - Superboy & the Legion Super-Heroes #233]
    Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes
  14. 13. [Cover - Superboy #221]
    Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes
  15. 14. [Cover - Adventure Comics #327]
    Superboy
  16. 15. ["It was foretold that England's greatest champion..."]
    Camelot 3000
  17. 16. The Story Behind the Stories
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