The Best of DC #10 [Direct]
(March 1981)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Copyright © 1980 DC Comics Inc.


Secret Origins of Super-Villains (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
superhero

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Origin of the Penguin! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin of the Penguin.

Aquaman, Coward-King of the Seas! (Table of Contents: 3)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Aqualad; Ocean Master
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin and first appearance of Ocean Master.

Here Comes Captain Boomerang! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; W. W. Wiggins; Iris West; Captain Boomerang [Digger Harkness]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin and first appearance of Captain Boomerang.

The Shark That Hunted Human Prey! (Table of Contents: 5)

Green Lantern / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Tom Kalmaku; The Shark; Carol Ferris; Bill Bowery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin and first appearance of the Shark.

Shadow-Thief of Midway City! (Table of Contents: 6)

Hawkman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Thal]; Shadow-Thief; Commissioner Emmett
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin and first appearance of the Shadow Thief.

Green Arrow vs. Red Dart (Table of Contents: 7)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Red Dart [John "The Midas" Mallory]
Synopsis
John Mallory pretends to be the superhero Red Dart to prevent Green Arrow and Speedy from stopping his gang's crime spree.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin of the Red Dart.

Power of the Parasite! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Parasite; Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin and first appearance of the Parasite.

Villainous Double Dactyls (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Poetry about DC villains.

[Secret Origins of Super-Villains] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman; Aquaman; The Flash; Green Lantern; Hawkman; Green Arrow; Superman; The Penguin, Ocean Master; Captain Boomerang; The Shark; The Shadow-Thief; Red Dart; The Parasite

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for the stories in the issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret Origins of Super-Villains
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Secret Origins of Super-Villains
  3. 2. The Origin of the Penguin!
    Batman
  4. 3. Aquaman, Coward-King of the Seas!
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  5. 4. Here Comes Captain Boomerang!
    The Flash
  6. 5. The Shark That Hunted Human Prey!
    Green Lantern
  7. 6. Shadow-Thief of Midway City!
    Hawkman
  8. 7. Green Arrow vs. Red Dart
    The Green Arrow
  9. 8. Power of the Parasite!
    Superman
  10. 9. Villainous Double Dactyls
  11. 10. [Secret Origins of Super-Villains]
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