The Best of DC #14 [Direct]
(July 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
Dick Giordano

Issue Notes

Copyright © 1981 DC Comics Inc.

Denys Cowan credits for the 1-page origin stories from The Comic Reader #190.
This issue has variants:

Batman's Villains (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Riddler [Enigma]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Joker; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]

Best of DC -- Batman's Villains (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Both here and the back cover incorrectly list the Joker story as "This One'll Kill Ya, Batman".

This One'll Kill You, Batman, Chapter 1: And If I Laugh... (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

This One'll Kill You, Batman, Chapter 2: ...'Tis That I May Not Weep! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Origin of the Joker (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Denys Cowan
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

Half an Evil (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz [as Julie Schwartz] (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is hushed, here... the only sounds are the muffled murmuring of swamp beasts and the gentle lap of water against grassy banks...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Two-Face (villain); Commissioner Gordon [James Gordon]; Arthur Reeves; Alfred Pennyworth; Billy the Tramp; Robin [Dick Grayson] (flashback); Boss Maroni (flashback)
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Batrope; GCPD Headquarters; Gotham City; Nautical Museum; Two-Face's coin; Wayne Foundation

Indexer Notes

The scarred side of Two-Face's face is changed to green here. In the original printing, it was purple.

The Origin of Two-Face (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Denys Cowan
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Two-Face

Batman's Rogue's Gallery (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Denys Cowan
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Malay Penguin! (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Marshall Rogers
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Origin of the Penguin (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Denys Cowan
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Penguin

Riddler on the Move! (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Riddler; Batman; Riddler; Blair Brambel; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Origin of the Riddler (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Denys Cowan
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

The Curious Case of the Catwoman's Coincidences! (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman; Batman; "Crusher" Baines; Rudy Stern; Alfred Pennyworth; "Gentleman" Jeremiah Jimson; James Gordon
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Origin of the Catwoman (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Denys Cowan
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman

More Batman Thrills (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Villainy Times Five! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Joker; The Penguin; Catwoman; Two-Face; The Riddler

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Preview of the villains in the interior stories.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman's Villains
    Batman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Batman's Villains
  3. 2. This One'll Kill You, Batman, Chapter 1: And If I Laugh...
    Batman
  4. 3. This One'll Kill You, Batman, Chapter 2: ...'Tis That I May Not Weep!
    Batman
  5. 4. The Origin of the Joker
    Batman
  6. 5. Half an Evil
    Batman
  7. 6. The Origin of Two-Face
    Batman
  8. 7. Batman's Rogue's Gallery
    Batman
  9. 8. The Malay Penguin!
    Batman
  10. 9. The Origin of the Penguin
    Batman
  11. 10. Riddler on the Move!
    Batman
  12. 11. The Origin of the Riddler
    Batman
  13. 12. The Curious Case of the Catwoman's Coincidences!
    Batman
  14. 13. The Origin of the Catwoman
    Batman
  15. 14. More Batman Thrills
  16. 15. Villainy Times Five!
    Batman
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