The Best of DC #71 [Direct]
(April 1986)

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Price:
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages:
148
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing:
Barbara Randall
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Year's Best Comics Stories (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Giffen [as Giffen] (signed)
Inks:
Karl Kesel [as Kesel] (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Ambush Bug

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.

The Day the Earth Died! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg; Ed Hannigan (plot)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Al Williamson
Colors:
George Roberts
Letters:
Ed King

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Frank (Doorman at Clark Kent's apartment building); Lori Lemaris; Ronal
Synopsis:
Superman contemplates dis-arming all the nuclear weapons on the Earth.
Reprints:

Mogo Doesn't Socialize (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Green Lantern Corps / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Dave Gibbons
Inks:
Dave Gibbons
Colors:
George Roberts
Letters:
Dave Gibbons

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Reprints:

Trick Trap (Table of Contents)

Blue Devil / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Cohn; Dan Mishkin
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Gary Martin
Colors:
Shelly Eiber
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Trickster
Reprints:

Brief Lives (Table of Contents)

Omega Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Kevin O'Neill
Inks:
Kevin O'Neill
Colors:
Karin Orlando
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Reprints:

Rite of Spring (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Stephen Bissette
Inks:
John Totleben
Colors:
Jeanine Casey
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

The Silent Treatment (Table of Contents)

Katana / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Barr
Pencils:
Jerome K. Moore
Inks:
Jerome K. Moore
Colors:
Jeanine Casey
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Bits of (Ambush) Bugginess (Table of Contents)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Fleming; Keith Giffen (plot)
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Ambush Bug; Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman
Synopsis:
Ambush Bug makes the rounds to his fellow heroes trying to drum up appearances for Ambush Bug #1.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original title: "$ellout or Manna from Mando." Three pages cut.

The Ghost of Krypton Past! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Adam Strange / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Klaus Janson
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Superman; Adam Strange; Alanna; Sardath; Zazura
Reprints:

Forever Blowing Bubbles (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Green Lantern Corps / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Baron
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Marshall Rogers
Colors:
George Roberts
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Reprints:

Just As Night Follows Day... (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Moench
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Alfred Alcala
Colors:
Karin Orlando
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Alfred; Julia Pennyworth; Vicki Vale; Commissioner Gordon; Harvey Bullock
Reprints:

Hukka vs. the Bob! (Table of Contents)

Atari Force / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Fleming; Keith Giffen (co-plot); Karl Kesel (co-plot)
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Karl Kesel
Colors:
Shelly Eiber
Letters:
Bob Lappan

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hukka; BOB; Chris Champion (off-panel)
Synopsis:
Chris buys the Hukka a new personal robot pal named BOB. But when BOB's antenna breaks, the robot goes on a rampage.
Reprints:

Digest Forum (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Barbara Randall (signed)
Pencils:
(various)
Inks:
(various)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Comments about the changes made to stories to make them fit the digest format. Also small collage of issue covers from the stories.

Final List (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen ?
Inks:
Karl Kesel ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover. List of stories with cluttered bulletin board background.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Year's Best Comics Stories
    Ambush Bug
  2. 1. Year's Best Comics Stories
  3. 2. The Day the Earth Died!
    Superman
  4. 3. Mogo Doesn't Socialize
    Tales of the Green Lantern Corps
  5. 4. Trick Trap
    Blue Devil
  6. 5. Brief Lives
    Omega Men
  7. 6. Rite of Spring
    Swamp Thing
  8. 7. The Silent Treatment
    Katana
  9. 8. Bits of (Ambush) Bugginess
    Ambush Bug
  10. 9. The Ghost of Krypton Past!
    Superman and Adam Strange
  11. 10. Forever Blowing Bubbles
    Tales of the Green Lantern Corps
  12. 11. Just As Night Follows Day...
    Batman
  13. 12. Hukka vs. the Bob!
    Atari Force
  14. 13. Digest Forum
  15. 14. Final List
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  • Merlin Haas
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