The Best of DC #51 [Direct]
(August 1984)

DC, 1979 Series
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Price:
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1984-04-17
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. Only date is on the cover.


Batman Family (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin; Man-Bat / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Batgirl; Man-Bat; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner Gordon

Batman Family (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

A Moon, A Poem, and Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Starlin [as Starlin] (signed)
Inks:
Jim Starlin [as Starlin] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title taken from Table of Contents.

Daughter of the Demon (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin; Ra's Al Ghul; Talia; Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Ubu
Reprints:

Ragman Rumble (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
Jim Starlin
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ragman; Batman; Batgirl; Man-Bat; Robin
Reprints:

Surprise! Surprise! (Table of Contents)

Commissioner Gordon & Alfred / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Carl Potts
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
?

Characters:
Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Robin; Lori Elton; Vicki Vale Powers; Batman; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Superman; Tom Powers
Reprints:

Dread Night of the Jaguar (Table of Contents)

Manbat / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
?

Characters:
Man-Bat; Francine Langstrom
Reprints:

Death Derby at Dawn! (ch 1 of "The Man Who Melted Manhattan!") (Table of Contents)

Batgirl; Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Don Newton
Inks:
Bob Wiacek
Colors:
Shelly Eiber
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batgirl; Robin
Reprints:

Twilight of the Sunset Gang (ch 2 of "The Man Who Melted Manhattan") (Table of Contents)

Man-Bat / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Bob Wiacek
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Man-Bat; Sunset Gang; The Outsider
Reprints:

Explosive End of the Dynamite Duo! (ch 3 of "The Man Who Melted Manhattan") (Table of Contents)

Batgirl; Robin / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Don Newton
Inks:
Bob Wiacek
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batgirl; Robin; The Outsider
Reprints:

Inside--Outside--Melting Down the Town! (ch 4 of "The Man Who Melted Manhattan") (Table of Contents)

Batgirl; Robin; Man-Bat / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Don Newton
Inks:
Bob Wiacek
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batgirl; Robin; Man-Bat; The Outsider; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints:

Night of the Reaper! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil; Bernie Wrightson (idea); Harlan Ellison (assist)
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Tom Fagan; Doctor Gruener
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story takes place at the Rutland, Vermont, Halloween parade.

Batman Family Origins (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Nicola Cuti ?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Article about the supporting characters in the Batman feature.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[1961 Batman Family Pinup] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? [as Bob Kane]
Inks:
? [as Bob Kane]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Bat-Mite; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner Gordon; Batwoman; Robin; Batgirl [Betty Kane]; Ace, the Bat-Hound
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back Cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Batman Family
    Batman; Robin; Man-Bat
  2. 1. Batman Family
  3. 2. A Moon, A Poem, and Batman
    Batman
  4. 3. Daughter of the Demon
    Batman
  5. 4. Ragman Rumble
    Batman
  6. 5. Surprise! Surprise!
    Commissioner Gordon & Alfred
  7. 6. Dread Night of the Jaguar
    Manbat
  8. 7. Death Derby at Dawn! (ch 1 of "The Man Who Melted Manhattan!")
    Batgirl; Robin
  9. 8. Twilight of the Sunset Gang (ch 2 of "The Man Who Melted Manhattan")
    Man-Bat
  10. 9. Explosive End of the Dynamite Duo! (ch 3 of "The Man Who Melted Manhattan")
    Batgirl; Robin
  11. 10. Inside--Outside--Melting Down the Town! (ch 4 of "The Man Who Melted Manhattan")
    Batgirl; Robin; Man-Bat
  12. 11. Night of the Reaper!
    Batman
  13. 12. Batman Family Origins
  14. 13. [1961 Batman Family Pinup]
    Batman
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