The Best of DC #46 [Direct]
(March 1984)

DC, 1979 Series
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Price:
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1983-11-15
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.


It's a bird...! It's a plane...! It's Superlad! (Table of Contents)

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ed Hannigan [as Hannigan] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano [as Giordano] (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen (as Superlad)

Best of DC -- Jimmy Olsen (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Boy of 100 Faces! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Elastic Lad of Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen (as Elastic Lad); Perry White; Lois Lane; Professor Potter
Synopsis:
Lois accidentally gives both Clark and Jimmy a drink of Professor Potter's elastic serum. Jimmy becomes Elastic Lad, but Superman must figure out a way to cover for the fact that the serum doesn't effect him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks incorrectly credited to George Klein in this issue. Corrected inker credit from Nick Caputo (April 15, 2004). Art work adjusted to fit 8 full digest-sized pages.

The Super-Lad of Space! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Zolians
Synopsis:
Jimmy, while wearing a Superman costume, attends the launching of an engineless rocket into outer space by Superman. To get a scoop, he sneaks aboard to take photos, and ends up traveling through space. When he crash-lands he finds that he now has super-powers and can live out his super-fantasies. But he can't maintain a secret identity because everyone calls him Jimmy Olsen.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer ID by Martin O'Hearn. This volume credits Otto Binder, which is believed to be incorrect.

Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Ex-Pal! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Betty Hart; Tom Barton; Mr. Todd; "Slick" Dugan
Synopsis:
Crooks dress up as Superman to "guard" wealthy people for a small fee.
Reprints:

The Lone Wolf Legionnaire Reporter! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen [also as Elastic Lad]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Duo Damsel; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Element Lad]; The Uniform Gang
Synopsis:
Jimmy Olsen is brought to the 30th century to help Duo Damsel put out the Legion Bulletin, but ends up becoming news, rather than writing it.
Reprints:

The Strange Second Life of Jimmy Olsen (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen (as Marco Polo); Superman [Clark Kent]; Kurol (Djinn; Alien); Kalifa; Lord Timur
Synopsis:
While taking a picture of the Star of Cathay, Jimmy Olsen is transported to the past where he believes he is Marco Polo.
Reprints:

Olsen's Time-Trip to Save Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Krypton's Last Chance! [Part II of "Olsen's Time-Trip to Save Krypton!"] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Winner's Prize...The Loser's Grave! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Star Trek (Table of Contents)

Star Trek / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for DC's Star Trek comic "coming in November."

The Many Roles of Jimmy Olsen (Table of Contents)

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Bender [as Bender] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano [as Giordano] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Elastic Lad

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Illustration with scenes from the stories.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. It's a bird...! It's a plane...! It's Superlad!
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Jimmy Olsen
  3. 2. The Boy of 100 Faces!
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. The Elastic Lad of Metropolis!
    Jimmy Olsen
  5. 4. The Super-Lad of Space!
    Jimmy Olsen
  6. 5. Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Ex-Pal!
    Jimmy Olsen
  7. 6. The Lone Wolf Legionnaire Reporter!
    Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. The Strange Second Life of Jimmy Olsen
    Jimmy Olsen
  9. 8. Olsen's Time-Trip to Save Krypton!
    Jimmy Olsen
  10. 9. Krypton's Last Chance! [Part II of "Olsen's Time-Trip to Save Krypton!"]
    Jimmy Olsen
  11. 10. The Winner's Prize...The Loser's Grave!
    Jimmy Olsen
  12. 11. Star Trek
    Star Trek
  13. 12. The Many Roles of Jimmy Olsen
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
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