The Best of DC #48 [Direct]
(May 1984)

DC, 1979 Series
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Price:
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1984-01-10
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

Superman Team-Up Action! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Green Lantern; The Atom; Elongated Man; The Flash; Metamorpho; Green Arrow; Black Canary

Best of DC -- Superman Team-Up Action ! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

Wild Week-End in Washington! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot Maggin
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
MAZE (villains); Superman; Clark Kent; Batgirl; Batman; Barbara Gordon; Senator Robert Cleary; Mr. J; Fortress of Solitude
Reprints:

Beware the Hero-Killers! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Clark Kent; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (guest star); Sinestro (villain); Steve Lombard; Zoyoz (villain); Kydyk (villain); Trygg; Voltro
Reprints:

The Fantastic Feats of Captain Strong! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Strong (intro); Superman; Billy Anders
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

with Popeye look-alike

The Mystery Man Who Walked on Air! (Table of Contents)

Elongated Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Skrenes
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Elongated Man; Sue Dibny; Flash (cameo)
Reprints:

Mission to Mariposa (Part 1 of "The Freak Who Never Fails") (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Metamorpho
Reprints:

The Germ Bomb (Part 2 of "The Freak Who Never Fails") (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Metamorpho
Reprints:

Even Dictators Die (Part 3 of "The Freak Who Never Fails") (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Metamorpho
Reprints:

The Tricks of Metamorpho's Trade (Table of Contents)

Metamorpho / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

panels from earlier Metamorpho stories

The Plot to Kill Black Canary! (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot Maggin
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Pete Larkin; Albert the Artist; Linda; Stanley; Seldon (Smuggler); Nenner (Smuggler); Louie (Snitch)
Synopsis:
Green Arrow commits Black Canary to be the spokesman for a motorcycle company. While doing a display of the motorcycle at a car show, two thugs try to kill Black Canary.
Reprints:

Killers Come in All Sizes (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
John Calnan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Atom; Batman; Superman; James Gordon; Ed Farley; Liza Faraday; Amy Little; Harold Moss
Reprints:

Star Trek (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for DC's Star Trek series.

[Deadly! Exciting! Bizarre!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Captain Strong; Green Arrow; Black Canary; The Atom; Elongated Man; Batgirl; Green Lantern; The Flash; Metamorpho

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Heroes who team with Superman in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman Team-Up Action!
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman Team-Up Action !
  3. 2. Wild Week-End in Washington!
    Superman
  4. 3. Beware the Hero-Killers!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Fantastic Feats of Captain Strong!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Mystery Man Who Walked on Air!
    Elongated Man
  7. 6. Mission to Mariposa (Part 1 of "The Freak Who Never Fails")
    Superman and Batman
  8. 7. The Germ Bomb (Part 2 of "The Freak Who Never Fails")
    Superman and Batman
  9. 8. Even Dictators Die (Part 3 of "The Freak Who Never Fails")
    Superman and Batman
  10. 9. The Tricks of Metamorpho's Trade
    Metamorpho
  11. 10. The Plot to Kill Black Canary!
    Green Arrow
  12. 11. Killers Come in All Sizes
    Superman and Batman
  13. 12. Star Trek
    Star Trek
  14. 13. [Deadly! Exciting! Bizarre!]
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