(May-June 1980)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
132
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1980-02-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode
0709893173006
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

Copyright © 1980 DC Comics Inc. On-sale date from Comic Reader #177.


Year's Best Comics Stories (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-5021
Genre
horror-suspense; superhero; sword and sorcery; war; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Cover credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz' editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Year's Best Comic Stories (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Miracle Man of Easy Company (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman; Sgt. Rock / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3135
Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Easy Company [Sgt. Rock; Wild Man; Ice Cream Soldier; Jackie Johnson; Bulldozer; Little Sure Shot]; Superman [also as Tag-Along]; Nazis
Reprints

Never Say Die! (Table of Contents: 3)

Deadman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
José Luis García-López
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Ross Andru (original editor)

Job Number
J-6243
Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman; Abraham Gold; Sarah Gold; Jacob Gold
Reprints

Minister of the Lord (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Luis Dominguez
Inks
Luis Dominguez
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Ross Andru (original editor)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jonah Hex; Sam Bronson Gang; Reverend Julian
Reprints

The Shadow of Jor-El! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Jor-El (Flashback); Riy-Ul (Flashback)
Synopsis
Jonathan Kent discovers his worm collection acting strangely and begins to investigate, discovering the secret behind the Earth tremors that are threatening Smallville.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The Mouse of History (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Don Thompson
Pencils
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Inks
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Esphid Mahilum [as Esphid M.]

Job Number
J-5003
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

The Curse of Crime Alley (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Leslie Thompkins; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Joe Chill; Maxie Zeus (intro); Long John Logan
Reprints

Clark Kent's Mynah Dilemma (Table of Contents: 8)

The Private Life of Clark Kent / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Albert De Guzman

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; April Marigold (cameo); May Marigold (cameo)
Synopsis
When Clark Kent agrees to watch the Marigold girls' pet mynah bird, the bird starts blurting out his secret identity.
Reprints

Back Door to War! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Haunted Tank / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Sam Glanzman
Inks
Sam Glanzman
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
war
Reprints

Papa Don (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Potter
Pencils
Noly Panaligan
Inks
Noly Panaligan
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?
Editing
Paul Levitz (original editor)

Characters
Destiny (host)
Reprints

Fall and Rise of the Star-Child! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-3221
Genre
superhero
Characters
Galactic Golem; Supergirl; Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Best Covers of the Year (Table of Contents: 12)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?

Reprints

Best Covers of the Year (Table of Contents: 13)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?

Reprints

Best Covers of the Year (Table of Contents: 14)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?

Reprints

Best Covers of the Year (Table of Contents: 15)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?

Reprints

Who's Who on the Cover (Table of Contents: 16)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

identification of cover characters (outlines, no drawings)

The Story Behind this Issue (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell (credited)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
How the issue's stories were selected.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[The DC Staff] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Characters
Alberto de Guzman; Denise Bové; Bob LeRose; Milton Snapinn; Anthony Tollin; Todd Klein; Carlos Villanueva; Joe Letterese; Shelley Eiber; Mike Barr; Bob Rozakis; Murray Boltinoff; Len Wein; Joe Kubert; Carol Fein; Midge Bergman; Jack Adler; Paul Levitz; Sol Harrison; Cary Burkett; Joe Orlando; Jenette Kahn; Frieda Sacco; Laurie Sutton; E. Nelson Bridwell; Jack C. Harris; Ross Andru; Julius Schwartz

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Staff members are identified inside.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Year's Best Comics Stories
  2. 1. Year's Best Comic Stories
  3. 2. The Miracle Man of Easy Company
    Superman; Sgt. Rock
  4. 3. Never Say Die!
    Deadman
  5. 4. Minister of the Lord
    Jonah Hex
  6. 5. The Shadow of Jor-El!
    Superboy
  7. 6. The Mouse of History
  8. 7. The Curse of Crime Alley
    Batman
  9. 8. Clark Kent's Mynah Dilemma
    The Private Life of Clark Kent
  10. 9. Back Door to War!
    The Haunted Tank
  11. 10. Papa Don
  12. 11. Fall and Rise of the Star-Child!
    Superman
  13. 12. Best Covers of the Year
  14. 13. Best Covers of the Year
  15. 14. Best Covers of the Year
  16. 15. Best Covers of the Year
  17. 16. Who's Who on the Cover
  18. 17. The Story Behind this Issue
  19. 18. [The DC Staff]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll