The Best of DC #23 [Newsstand]
(April 1982)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
1.25 USD
Pages:
148
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) #23 [Direct].

Copyright © 1982 DC Comics Inc.


Year's Best Comics Stories (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Perez (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Job Number:
S-5058

Genre:
superhero; war; western-frontier
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Sgt. Rock [Frank Rock]; Jonah Hex; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Teen Titans [Raven; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Starfire [Koriand'r; Kory Anders]]; Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Cain
Keywords:
statues

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.

To Kill a Legend (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Alex Brennert
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Sivana's Nobel! (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Don Newton
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Dummy (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Frank Redondo
Inks:
Frank Redondo
Colors:
Bob Le Rose
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Reprints:

A Day in the Lives... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
George Perez
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Piper at the Gates of Hell (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
J. Marc DeMatteis
Pencils:
Dan Spiegle
Inks:
Dan Spiegle
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
fantasy
Reprints:

The Haunting (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Fleisher
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Tony Dezuniga
Colors:
Bob Le Rose
Letters:
Shelly Leferman

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

Triumph! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern Corps / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein; Mike Barr (plot)
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Tony Tollin
Letters:
Ben Oda

Reprints:

Whatever Happened to the Crimson Avenger? (Table of Contents)

Crimson Avenger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Alex Saviuk
Inks:
Dennis Jensen
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Stripesy; Green Arrow [Earth-2]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Speedy [Earth-2]; Star-Spangled Kid; Shining Knight (all as the Seven Soldiers of Victory, all flashback); Crimson Avenger (death); Nebula-Man (flashback); Elongated Man (flashback); Dr. Fate (flashback); Power Girl (flashback); pirates (villains)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Death of the Crimson Avenger

The Pursuit of Joy (Table of Contents)

Tales of Gotham City / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Barr
Pencils:
Dan Spiegle
Inks:
Dan Spiegle
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Dying Day of Lois and Lana! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Phantom Zone; Lex Luthor (villain); Jax-Ur (villain); General Zod (villain); Faora Hu-Ul (villain); Lana Lang; Professor Lewis Lang; Lois Lane; Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superboy (flashback); Josh Coyle; Fortress of Solitude
Reprints:

Choosing the Year's Best (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-5059-A

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Best Stories of 1981 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Covers to the stories in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Year's Best Comics Stories
  2. 1. Year's Best Comics Stories
  3. 2. To Kill a Legend
    Batman
  4. 3. Sivana's Nobel!
    Captain Marvel
  5. 4. The Dummy
    Sgt. Rock
  6. 5. A Day in the Lives...
    New Teen Titans
  7. 6. The Piper at the Gates of Hell
  8. 7. The Haunting
    Jonah Hex
  9. 8. Triumph!
    Green Lantern Corps
  10. 9. Whatever Happened to the Crimson Avenger?
    Crimson Avenger
  11. 10. The Pursuit of Joy
    Tales of Gotham City
  12. 11. The Dying Day of Lois and Lana!
    Superman
  13. 12. Choosing the Year's Best
  14. 13. The Best Stories of 1981
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  • Peter Croome
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