The Best of DC #45 [Direct-Sales Variant]
(February 1984)

DC, 1979 Series
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Price:
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1983-10-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing:
Nicola Cuti
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

No date in indicia. Most credits from The Comic Reader #214.


["You kids have played that noisy game a thousand times!"] (Table of Contents)

Binky and His Buddies / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-549

Genre:
humor; teen
Keywords:
videogames

Binky and His Buddies (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The True Beauty! (Table of Contents)

Buzzy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original title: "The Ugly Beauty!"

Paid in Full! (Table of Contents)

Binky and His Pal Benny / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Reprints:

It's a Small, Small World! (Table of Contents)

Debbi / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Reprints:

Money, Money, Money! (Table of Contents)

Scooter / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Scooter; Sylvester; Penny; Cookie; Mr. Wiggins; Midge; Mr. Wilson
Synopsis:
Scooter and the girls play a trick on Sylvester when they tire of his miserly ways.
Reprints:

Kisses, Kisses, Kisses! (Table of Contents)

Binky's Buddies / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Binky; Benny; Buzzy; Sherwood; Nancy
Reprints:

The Match Maker! (Table of Contents)

Scooter's Buddy Malibu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen

Indexer Notes

The Comic Reader #214 incorrectly cites the source of this story as Swing with Scooter (DC, 1966 series) #35.

Hat's All Folks! (Table of Contents)

Debbi / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-1177

Genre:
humor; teen

Indexer Notes

Originally intended for the cancelled Date with Debbi (DC, 1969 series) #19.

Kenny's Fate-- Is a Date! (Table of Contents)

Kenny / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen

Indexer Notes

Originally intended for the cancelled Swing with Scooter (DC, 1966 series) #37.

The Football Flop (Table of Contents)

Leave It to Binky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Win Mortimer (signed)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Monkey Business! (Table of Contents)

Binky's Buddy Benny / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-632

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Slappy Birthday (Table of Contents)

Binky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-175

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Oh, Those Beautiful Chicks! (Table of Contents)

Date with Debbi Featuring Buddy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

The Little Cowboy (Table of Contents)

Date with Debbi / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

The Cat That Stole! (Table of Contents)

Penny and Her Cross-Eyed Pussycat! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-979

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Penny; Pussycat; Scooter; Penny's dad; Morty; Al
Synopsis:
Penny's cat causes trouble but also foils two burglars.
Reprints:

["Screech!"] (Table of Contents)

Binky / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["We're cheering for State High..."] (Table of Contents)

Binky and His Buddies / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["You kids have played that noisy game a thousand times!"]
    Binky and His Buddies
  2. 1. Binky and His Buddies
  3. 2. The True Beauty!
    Buzzy
  4. 3. Paid in Full!
    Binky and His Pal Benny
  5. 4. It's a Small, Small World!
    Debbi
  6. 5. Money, Money, Money!
    Scooter
  7. 6. Kisses, Kisses, Kisses!
    Binky's Buddies
  8. 7. The Match Maker!
    Scooter's Buddy Malibu
  9. 8. Hat's All Folks!
    Debbi
  10. 9. Kenny's Fate-- Is a Date!
    Kenny
  11. 10. The Football Flop
    Leave It to Binky
  12. 11. Monkey Business!
    Binky's Buddy Benny
  13. 12. Slappy Birthday
    Binky
  14. 13. Oh, Those Beautiful Chicks!
    Date with Debbi Featuring Buddy
  15. 14. The Little Cowboy
    Date with Debbi
  16. 15. The Cat That Stole!
    Penny and Her Cross-Eyed Pussycat!
  17. 16. ["Screech!"]
    Binky
  18. 17. ["We're cheering for State High..."]
    Binky and His Buddies
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