The Best of DC #11 [Newsstand]
(April 1981)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting editor)
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) #11 [Direct].

Copyright © 1981 DC Comics Inc.


Year's Best Comic Stories (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Robin; Deadman; Sgt. Rock; Jonah Hex; Superboy; Deadman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Wildfire]

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 Miraculous Return of Jonathan Kent! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[Flip] (Table of Contents)

Tales of Gotham City / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Pencils:
Dan Spiegle
Inks:
Dan Spiegle
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Dreadful Birthday Dear Joker ...! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Walt Simonson
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Joker; Robin; Selina Kyle [Catwoman]
Reprints:

Brief Encounter (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Mimai Kin
Pencils:
Trevor von Eeden
Inks:
Carl Potts
Colors:
Bob Le Rose
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

The Man Who Was the World! (Table of Contents)

Superman & Deadman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
Superman; Deadman; Rama Kushna; Abraham Gold (flashback); Jack Gold (flashback); Caprice (flashback); S.T.A.R. Labs; Dr. Jenet Klyburn; Alex Atley; Carol Atley; Dennis; Mr. Genarian (villain); Lois Lane (cameo)
Reprints:

A Bridge Called Charlie (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Reprints:

Star Light, Star Bright... Farthest Star I See Tonight! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supreboy [Clark Kent]; Phantom Girl [Tinya Wazzo]; Mon-El; Saturn Girl [Irma Ardeen]; Karate Kid [Val Armorr] (Cameo); Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna] (Cameo); Princess Projectra (Cameo); Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle] (Cameo); Colossal Boy [Gim Allen] (Cameo); Wildfire [Drake Burroughs]; Lightning Lad [Garth Ranzz]
Synopsis:
Superboy convinces the Legion of Super-Heroes to go searching for the star that shown over Bethlehem during Jesus' birth on Christmas Eve.
Reprints:

The Vow of a Samurai! (Table of Contents)

Jonah Hex / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael Fleisher
Pencils:
Tony Dezuniga
Inks:
Tony Dezuniga
Colors:
Bob Le Rose
Letters:
Shelly Leferman

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

Bruce the Barbarian! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
J. Marc DeMatteis
Pencils:
Vicatan
Inks:
Vicatan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

The Secret World of Jonathan Kent! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Story Behind the Issue (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell (signed)
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Last interior page and inside back cover. Explains how the stories were selected. Cover illustration from 1979's "Year's Best Comics Stories" is reprinted in black and white with the text changed from 1979 to 1980.

And the Winners Are... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover. List of interior stories over a background collage of cover the stories appeared in.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Year's Best Comic Stories
  2. 1. Year's Best Comics Stories
  3. 2. The Miraculous Return of Jonathan Kent!
    Superman
  4. 3. [Flip]
    Tales of Gotham City
  5. 4. Dreadful Birthday Dear Joker ...!
    Batman
  6. 5. Brief Encounter
  7. 6. The Man Who Was the World!
    Superman & Deadman
  8. 7. A Bridge Called Charlie
    Sgt. Rock
  9. 8. Star Light, Star Bright... Farthest Star I See Tonight!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. The Vow of a Samurai!
    Jonah Hex
  11. 10. Bruce the Barbarian!
  12. 11. The Secret World of Jonathan Kent!
    Superman
  13. 12. The Story Behind the Issue
  14. 13. And the Winners Are...
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  • Peter Croome
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