The Best of DC #10 [Newsstand]
(March 1981)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode:
?
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #10 [Direct].

Copyright © 1980 DC Comics Inc.


Secret Origins of Super-Villains (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Best of DC -- Secret Origins of Super-Villains (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Origin of the Penguin! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael Fleisher
Pencils:
Romeo Tanghal
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin of Penguin

Aquaman, Coward-King of the Seas! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Aqualad; Ocean Master
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin & 1st appearance of Ocean Master

Here Comes Captain Boomerang! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; W. W. Wiggins; Iris West; Captain Boomerang [Digger Harkness]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin & 1st appearance of Captain Boomerang

The Shark That Hunted Human Prey! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Tom Kalmaku; The Shark; Carol Ferris; Bill Bowery
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin & 1st appearance of the Shark

Shadow Thief of Midway City! (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Thal]; Shadow-Thief; Commissioner Emmett
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin & 1st appearance of the Shadow Thief

Green Arrow Vs. Red Dart (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Red Dart [John "The Midas" Mallory]
Synopsis:
John Mallory pretends to be the superhero Red Dart to prevent Green Arrow and Speedy from stopping his gang's crime spree.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin of the Red Dart

Power of the Parasite! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Parasite; Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin & 1st appearance of the Parasite

Villainous Double Dactyls (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Poetry about DC villains.

[Secret Origins of Super-Villains] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman; Aquaman; The Flash; Green Lantern; Hawkman; Green Arrow; Superman; The Penguin, Ocean Master; Captain Boomerang; The Shark; The Shadow-Thief; Red Dart; The Parasite

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for the stories in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Secret Origins of Super-Villains
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Secret Origins of Super-Villains
  3. 2. The Origin of the Penguin!
    Batman
  4. 3. Aquaman, Coward-King of the Seas!
    Aquaman
  5. 4. Here Comes Captain Boomerang!
    Flash
  6. 5. The Shark That Hunted Human Prey!
    Green Lantern
  7. 6. Shadow Thief of Midway City!
    Hawkman
  8. 7. Green Arrow Vs. Red Dart
    Green Arrow
  9. 8. Power of the Parasite!
    Superman
  10. 9. Villainous Double Dactyls
  11. 10. [Secret Origins of Super-Villains]
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