The Best of DC #49 [Direct]
(June 1984)

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Price:
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1984-02-14
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.

Reprint info taken from the Comic Reader #217. No date in indicia. Only date is on the cover.


Funny Stuff (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Engel (signed); Chuck Fiala (signed)
Inks:
Jim Engel (signed); Chuck Fiala (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Dunbar Dodo; Fennimore Frog; Doodles Duck; Dizzy Dog; Peter Panda; Rollo Raccoon; Rudy Raccoon; Peter Porkchops; Stanley Dover; Spot [Stanley's Monster]; Bo Bunny; Goofy Goose; Nutsy Squirrel; Three Mouseketeers [Fatsy; Patsy; Minus]

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover. Jim Engel drew the front cover and Chuck Fiala drew the back cover, but it's all one drawing with the spine separating it.

Only the front cover is reprinted in the DC Sampler.

Best of DC -- Funny Stuff (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

Brave Deed (Table of Contents)

Three Mouseketeers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fatsy; Patsy; Minus; Ol' Whiskers
Synopsis:
Minus has to retrieve the baseball from the house of the Big-Feets, despite the cat.
Reprints:

Space-Dodo Rides Again (Table of Contents)

Dodo and the Frog / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Otto Feuer
Inks:
Otto Feuer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Space Dodo; Ralph Rocketnose
Synopsis:
Dodo and the Frog appear as actors in a science fiction story.
Reprints:

A Fishy Story! (Table of Contents)

Peter Porkchops / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Otto Feuer
Inks:
Otto Feuer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter Porkchops; Wolfie
Synopsis:
Peter and Wolfie compete for a $100 prize for catching the biggest fish.
Reprints:

Quiz Club (Table of Contents)

Dizzy Dog / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Dizzy Dog
Reprints:

It's a Dog's Life! (Table of Contents)

Raccoon Kids / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Otto Feuer
Inks:
Otto Feuer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Rudy Raccoon; Rollo Raccoon; Uncle Percy; Mr. Dogcatcher
Synopsis:
Uncle Percy won't get the boys a puppy so they arrange to get one from the dogcatcher, but their new pet is huge and uncontrollable.
Reprints:

Scare School Drop-Out (Table of Contents)

Stanley the Timid Scarecrow / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Stanley
Synopsis:
Stanley's coach is very unhappy with him, but things work out later when Stanley accidentally captures some crows.
Reprints:

Driving Crazy! (Table of Contents)

Doodles Duck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Doodles Duck
Reprints:

A Place to Sleep (Table of Contents)

Winky and Pinky / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Winky; Pinky
Reprints:

The Wishing Bean (Table of Contents)

Bo Bunny / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bo Bunny; Skinny Fox
Synopsis:
Skinny sells Bo a "magic wishing bean."
Reprints:

Swap Shop (Table of Contents)

Dodo and the Frog / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Otto Feuer
Inks:
Otto Feuer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:

Art Smart (Table of Contents)

Goofy Goose / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Rube Grossman
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Goofy Goose; Pierre Van Hare
Synopsis:
Pierre causes a ruckus at the museum because his painting has been hung upside down.
Reprints:

Petty Problems (Table of Contents)

Doodles Duck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Doodles Duck
Reprints:

Call to Colors! (Table of Contents)

Peter Panda / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Peter Panda; Chubby Chameleon
Synopsis:
Peter tries to teach Chubby how to change colors.
Reprints:

The Time Machine (Table of Contents)

Nutsy Squirrel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Rube Grossman
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Nutsy Squirrel
Reprints:

See the Big Fight (Table of Contents)

Dizzy Dog / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Dizzy Dog; Amster the Hamster
Reprints:

All Kinds of Spot! (Table of Contents)

Stanley and His Monster / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Stanley Dover; Spot; Schnitzel; Shaugnessy; Mitch Dover; Sheila Dover
Synopsis:
The leprechauns turn Spot in to the Institute of Monster Research for a reward and Stanley's parents finally find out about Stanley's monster and punish him. Luckily, it all turns out to be a dream when Stanley wakes up.
Reprints:

The Frog War! (Table of Contents)

Three Mouseketeers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fatsy; Patsy; Minus; Herman Hop-Toad; Hop-Toad Army
Synopsis:
Faced with an invasion of the Hop-Toad Army, Fatsy and Patsy defect and leave Minus alone to face them.
Reprints:

["Half Moon or not..."] (Table of Contents)

Dodo and the Frog / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chuck Fiala ?
Pencils:
Chuck Fiala (signed)
Inks:
Chuck Fiala (signed)
Letters:
Chuck Fiala ?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Dunbar Dodo; Fennimore Frog
Synopsis:
The Dodo wants a discount to look at a half-moon in Frog's telescope.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Full page gag cartoon.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Funny Stuff
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Funny Stuff
  3. 2. Brave Deed
    Three Mouseketeers
  4. 3. Space-Dodo Rides Again
    Dodo and the Frog
  5. 4. A Fishy Story!
    Peter Porkchops
  6. 5. Quiz Club
    Dizzy Dog
  7. 6. It's a Dog's Life!
    Raccoon Kids
  8. 7. Scare School Drop-Out
    Stanley the Timid Scarecrow
  9. 8. Driving Crazy!
    Doodles Duck
  10. 9. A Place to Sleep
    Winky and Pinky
  11. 10. The Wishing Bean
    Bo Bunny
  12. 11. Swap Shop
    Dodo and the Frog
  13. 12. Art Smart
    Goofy Goose
  14. 13. Petty Problems
    Doodles Duck
  15. 14. Call to Colors!
    Peter Panda
  16. 15. The Time Machine
    Nutsy Squirrel
  17. 16. See the Big Fight
    Dizzy Dog
  18. 17. All Kinds of Spot!
    Stanley and His Monster
  19. 18. The Frog War!
    Three Mouseketeers
  20. 19. ["Half Moon or not..."]
    Dodo and the Frog
This issue was most recently modified by:
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