The Best of DC #17 [Direct]
(October 1981)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1981-06-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Julie 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.


The Many Lives of... Supergirl (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-5049
Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Danvers]

Best of DC -- The Many Lives of Supergirl (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Great Supergirl Mirage! (Table of Contents: 2)

Supergirl / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Dick Wilson [later Dick Malverne]; Supergirl Robot
Reprints

The World's Greatest Heroine! Part 1 (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman; Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl (origin); Lex Luthor; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Zor-El (flashback); John F. Kennedy; Jerro; Lenora Lemaris; Dick Malverne
Synopsis
Superman reveals Supergirl to the world.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Part 2: The Infinite Monster! (Table of Contents: 4)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; President John F. Kennedy; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Legion of Super-Heroes; Jackie Kennedy; Lyndon B. Johnson; Superman; Professor Hartz; Dick Malverne; Mrs. Hart
Synopsis
Supergirl stops a creature from another dimension in her first solo adventure after Superman revealed her to the world.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

Supergirl Goes to College! (Table of Contents: 5)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks
Jim Mooney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Donna Storm (villain); Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Super-Monkey; Comet the Super-Horse
Reprints

Crypt of the Frozen Graves (Table of Contents: 6)

Supergirl / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Tony Dezuniga
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Geoff Anderson; Nasthalthia Luthor; Bruce Ryan
Reprints

Trail of the Madman! (Table of Contents: 7)

Supergirl / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Danvers; Kara Zor-El]; Wanda Five; Sheila Wong; Terry Blake; Aunt Rosie; Dean Madison; Susie; Ron Buxton (dies); Michael Heimes (dies); Frank Morris; Basil Rasloff (villain)
Synopsis
Linda quits her job at KSF-TV, and goes back to college at Vandyre University to study drama.
Reprints

Princess of the Golden Sun! Part One: Go East, Young Woman... (Table of Contents: 8)

Supergirl / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[Princess of the Golden Sun!] Part Two: To Lose a Battle... (Table of Contents: 9)

Supergirl / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[Princess of the Golden Sun!] Part Three: ...And Win a War! (Table of Contents: 10)

Supergirl / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Saga of Supergirl (Table of Contents: 11)

Supergirl / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-5051
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Six Startling Adventures! Highlights of Supergirl's Career! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Characters
Supergirl; Linda Lee; Linda Danvers

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Many Lives of... Supergirl
    Supergirl
  2. 1. Best of DC -- The Many Lives of Supergirl
  3. 2. The Great Supergirl Mirage!
    Supergirl
  4. 3. The World's Greatest Heroine! Part 1
    Superman; Supergirl
  5. 4. Part 2: The Infinite Monster!
    Supergirl
  6. 5. Supergirl Goes to College!
    Supergirl
  7. 6. Crypt of the Frozen Graves
    Supergirl
  8. 7. Trail of the Madman!
    Supergirl
  9. 8. Princess of the Golden Sun! Part One: Go East, Young Woman...
    Supergirl
  10. 9. [Princess of the Golden Sun!] Part Two: To Lose a Battle...
    Supergirl
  11. 10. [Princess of the Golden Sun!] Part Three: ...And Win a War!
    Supergirl
  12. 11. The Saga of Supergirl
    Supergirl
  13. 12. Six Startling Adventures! Highlights of Supergirl's Career!
    Supergirl
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