The Best of DC #46 [Canadian]
(March 1984)

DC, 1979 Series
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Price
1.50 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1983-12-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode
0709893173003
Editing
Nicola Cuti
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #46 [Direct]. There exist further variants.


It's a bird...! It's a plane...! It's Superlad! (Table of Contents)

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Hannigan [as Hannigan] (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano [as Giordano] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen (as Superlad)

Best of DC -- Jimmy Olsen (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Nick Cuti ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Boy of 100 Faces! (Table of Contents: 2)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Elastic Lad of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 3)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen (as Elastic Lad); Perry White; Lois Lane; Professor Potter
Synopsis
Lois accidentally gives both Clark and Jimmy a drink of Professor Potter's elastic serum. Jimmy becomes Elastic Lad, but Superman must figure out a way to cover for the fact that the serum doesn't effect him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks incorrectly credited to George Klein in this issue. Corrected inker credit from Nick Caputo (April 15, 2004). Art work adjusted to fit 8 full digest-sized pages.

The Super-Lad of Space! (Table of Contents: 4)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Zolians
Synopsis
Jimmy, while wearing a Superman costume, attends the launching of an engineless rocket into outer space by Superman. To get a scoop, he sneaks aboard to take photos, and ends up traveling through space. When he crash-lands he finds that he now has super-powers and can live out his super-fantasies. But he can't maintain a secret identity because everyone calls him Jimmy Olsen.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer ID by Martin O'Hearn. This volume credits Otto Binder, which is believed to be incorrect.

Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Ex-Pal! (Table of Contents: 5)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Betty Hart; Tom Barton; Mr. Todd; "Slick" Dugan
Synopsis
Crooks dress up as Superman to "guard" wealthy people for a small fee.
Reprints

The Lone Wolf Legionnaire Reporter! (Table of Contents: 6)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Pete Costanza
Inks
Pete Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen [also as Elastic Lad]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Duo Damsel; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Element Lad]; The Uniform Gang
Synopsis
Jimmy Olsen is brought to the 30th century to help Duo Damsel put out the Legion Bulletin, but ends up becoming news, rather than writing it.
Reprints

The Strange Second Life of Jimmy Olsen (Table of Contents: 7)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen (as Marco Polo); Superman [Clark Kent]; Kurol (Djinn; Alien); Kalifa; Lord Timur
Synopsis
While taking a picture of the Star of Cathay, Jimmy Olsen is transported to the past where he believes he is Marco Polo.
Reprints

Olsen's Time-Trip to Save Krypton! (Table of Contents: 8)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Pete Costanza
Inks
Pete Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Krypton's Last Chance! [Part II of "Olsen's Time-Trip to Save Krypton!"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Pete Costanza
Inks
Pete Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Winner's Prize...The Loser's Grave! (Table of Contents: 10)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Pete Costanza
Inks
Pete Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Star Trek (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Star Trek / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Many Roles of Jimmy Olsen (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nick Cuti ?
Pencils
Howard Bender [as Bender] (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano [as Giordano] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Elastic Lad

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Illustration with scenes from the stories.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. It's a bird...! It's a plane...! It's Superlad!
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Jimmy Olsen
  3. 2. The Boy of 100 Faces!
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. The Elastic Lad of Metropolis!
    Jimmy Olsen
  5. 4. The Super-Lad of Space!
    Jimmy Olsen
  6. 5. Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Ex-Pal!
    Jimmy Olsen
  7. 6. The Lone Wolf Legionnaire Reporter!
    Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. The Strange Second Life of Jimmy Olsen
    Jimmy Olsen
  9. 8. Olsen's Time-Trip to Save Krypton!
    Jimmy Olsen
  10. 9. Krypton's Last Chance! [Part II of "Olsen's Time-Trip to Save Krypton!"]
    Jimmy Olsen
  11. 10. The Winner's Prize...The Loser's Grave!
    Jimmy Olsen
  12. 11. Star Trek
    Star Trek
  13. 12. The Many Roles of Jimmy Olsen
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
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