(November 1981)

DC, 1980 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-08-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode
0709893345211
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75" (12.7 cm x 17.1cm)
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #15 [Direct].

On-sale date from Comic Reader #193.


Secret Origins of Super-Villains (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru [as Andru] (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano [as Giordano] (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-714
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Wonder Woman; Batman; Robin; Superboy; Green Lantern; Flash; Martian Manhunter; Aquaman; Abra Kababra; Kanjar Ro; Bizarro-Superman; Mad Hatter; Sinestro

Indexer Notes

Coloring credit as confirmed on cover proof.

Secret Origins of Super-Villains (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Case of the Real-Gone Flash! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Abra Kadabra (first appearance, villain)
Synopsis
Abra Kadabra, a magician in the 64th century, travels to the past and becomes a criminal.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Abra Kadabra.

The Boy of Steel Versus the Thing of Steel, Chapter I: The Amazing Bizarro (Table of Contents: 3)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Bizarro.

[The Boy of Steel Versus the Thing of Steel] Chapter II: The Runaway Super-Creature (Table of Contents: 4)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[The Boy of Steel Versus the Thing of Steel] Chapter III: The Battle with Bizarro (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Day 100,000 People Vanished! (Table of Contents: 6)

Green Lantern / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Sinestro (intro, villain); Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Guardians of the Universe; Weaponers of Qward (villains); Ki-Mon (Korugarn alien)
Synopsis
In an attempt to capture Green Lantern, Sinestro captures 100,000 people from the town of Valdale. The Guardians warn Green Lantern of Sinestro's plan and Green Lantern travels to Qward to rescue the citizens of Valdale.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Sinestro.

The Mad Hatter of Gotham City (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin of the Mad Hatter.

The Slave Ship of Space! (Table of Contents: 8)

Justice League of America / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Kanjar Ro.

Here She Comes! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

5 Titanic Clashes! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Flash; Green Lantern; Batman; Mad Hatter; Bizarro-Superman; Abra Kadabra; Sinestro; Kanjar Ro; Wonder Woman; Aquaman

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue. Coloring credit as confirmed on cover proof.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret Origins of Super-Villains
  2. 1. Secret Origins of Super-Villains
  3. 2. The Case of the Real-Gone Flash!
    The Flash
  4. 3. The Boy of Steel Versus the Thing of Steel, Chapter I: The Amazing Bizarro
    Superboy
  5. 4. [The Boy of Steel Versus the Thing of Steel] Chapter II: The Runaway Super-Creature
    Superboy
  6. 5. [The Boy of Steel Versus the Thing of Steel] Chapter III: The Battle with Bizarro
    Superboy
  7. 6. The Day 100,000 People Vanished!
    Green Lantern
  8. 7. The Mad Hatter of Gotham City
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. The Slave Ship of Space!
    Justice League of America
  10. 9. Here She Comes!
    Wonder Woman
  11. 10. 5 Titanic Clashes!
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