The Best of DC #52 [direct-sales]
(September 1984)

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Price:
1.75 USD; 2.25 CAD
Pages:
148
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1984-05-15
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.

No number or date in the indicia. September 1984 is cover date.


Year's Best Comics Stories (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Paris Cullins [as Cullins] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano [as Giordano] (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern; Elongated Man; Green Arrow; Teen Titans; Legion of Super-Heroes; Blackhawks; Swamp Thing; Metamorpho; Firestorm; Aquaman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover. Signed on the back cover.

Best of DC -- Year's Best Comics Stories (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

Siege! (Table of Contents)

New Teen Titans / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Keith Pollard (layouts)
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal (finishes)
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Death of Blackhawk Island! (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Evanier
Pencils:
Dan Spiegle
Inks:
Dan Spiegle
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Carrie McCarthy

Genre:
adventure; war
Reprints:

The Birthright (Table of Contents)

Amethyst / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Mishkin; Gary Cohn
Pencils:
Ernie Colon
Inks:
Ernie Colon
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
John Costanza

Characters:
Amethyst; Dark Opal (intro, villain); Fire Jade (intro); Herb Winston; Marion Winston; Belaz; Granch; Citrina; Sardonyx (villain); Fauna; Laral; Lord Amethyst (flashback); Lady Amethyst (flashback); Gemworld (intro)
Reprints:

Violet's Story (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz; Keith Giffen (co-plot)
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Dummy - Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Frank Redondo
Inks:
Frank Redondo
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
Asphid

Genre:
war
Reprints:

Stopover in a Place of Quiet Truths (Table of Contents)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Steve Bissette
Inks:
John Totleben
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Look to the Mountaintop (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Moench
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

You Gotta Be Kidding!!! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Nicola Cuti
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Discussion of the reasons for choosing the stories.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Year's Best Comics Stories
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Year's Best Comics Stories
  3. 2. Siege!
    New Teen Titans
  4. 3. The Death of Blackhawk Island!
    Blackhawk
  5. 4. The Birthright
    Amethyst
  6. 5. Violet's Story
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. The Dummy - Part 2
    Sgt. Rock
  8. 7. Stopover in a Place of Quiet Truths
    Swamp Thing
  9. 8. Look to the Mountaintop
    Batman
  10. 9. You Gotta Be Kidding!!!
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  • Merlin Haas
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