The Best of DC #15 [Direct]
(August 1981)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1981-04-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting 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 © 1981 DC Comics Inc.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Smallville Celebrates Superboy Day! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lana Lang; Chief Douglas Parker; Lex Luthor; Pete Ross
Reprints
Keywords
Smallville

Best of DC -- Superboy (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Laughing Stock of Smallville! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luthor; Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Lana Lang
Synopsis
Luthor pulls a series of stunts designed to make Superboy look ridiculous.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin explains how Luthor lost his hair and began to hate Superboy.

Lana Lang's Super-Birthday (Table of Contents: 3)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lana Lang; Ma Kent
Reprints

The Saddest Boy in Smallville! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Superboy's Secret Hideaways (Table of Contents: 5)

The Superboy Legend / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

The Boy Who Betrayed Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit per Martin O'Hearn.

Pete Ross' Super-Secret! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder ?; Robert Bernstein ?
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Binder script credit provided by Allen Ross from an autographed copy of this issue. However, O'Hearn and Hughes agree the script is by Bernstein.

Pete Ross learns Clark Kent is Superboy.

The Old Maid of Smallville! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Miss Finch; Lana Lang; Ma Kent
Synopsis
Superboy helps an old maid school teacher break out of her shell.
Reprints

The Day Clark Kent Got a Haircut! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Joe Timmons; Pa Kent; Superboy robots
Synopsis
Smallville's barber wonders why he's never given Clark Kent a haircut.
Reprints

The Dog Catcher of Smallville! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Krypto
Synopsis
Krypto and Superboy turn the tables on a crooked dog catcher.
Reprints

The Ordeal of Chief Parker! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Krypto
Reprints

The Rock 'n' Roll Riddle of Smallville! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superboy / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Other Citizens of Smallville (Table of Contents: 13)

Superboy / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-5042
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Superboy Presents the People of Smallville! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lex Luthor; Don Blake; Joe Timmons; Burt Bentley; Edith Finch; James Hunter; Pete Ross; Douglas Parker; Lana Lang

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Headshots of Smallville residents featured in the interior stories.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Smallville Celebrates Superboy Day!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superboy
  3. 2. The Laughing Stock of Smallville!
    Superboy
  4. 3. Lana Lang's Super-Birthday
    Superboy
  5. 4. The Saddest Boy in Smallville!
    Superboy
  6. 5. Superboy's Secret Hideaways
    The Superboy Legend
  7. 6. The Boy Who Betrayed Clark Kent!
    Superboy
  8. 7. Pete Ross' Super-Secret!
    Superboy
  9. 8. The Old Maid of Smallville!
    Superboy
  10. 9. The Day Clark Kent Got a Haircut!
    Superboy
  11. 10. The Dog Catcher of Smallville!
    Superboy
  12. 11. The Ordeal of Chief Parker!
    Superboy
  13. 12. The Rock 'n' Roll Riddle of Smallville!
    Superboy
  14. 13. Other Citizens of Smallville
    Superboy
  15. 14. Superboy Presents the People of Smallville!
    Superboy
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