(November 1981)

DC, 1980 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1981-07-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75" (12.7 cm x 17.1cm)
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Secret Origins of Super-Villains (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru [as Andru] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano [as Giordano] (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
C-714

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Wonder Woman; Batman; Robin; Superboy; Green Lantern; Flash; Martian Manhunter; Aquaman; Abra Kababra; Kanjar Ro; Bizarro-Superman; Mad Hatter; Sinestro

Indexer Notes

Coloring credit as confirmed on cover proof.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Case of the "Real Gone" Flash (Table of Contents: 2)

Flash / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Abra Kadabra (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Abra Kadabra, a magician in the 64th century, travels to the past and becomes a criminal.
Reprints:

Chapter I - The Amazing Bizarro (Table of Contents: 3)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st appearance Bizzaro. Part one of "The Boy of Steel vs. The Thing of Steel"

Chapter II - The Runaway Super-Creature (Table of Contents: 4)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

2nd part of "The Boy of Steel vs. the Thing of Steel"

Chapter III - The Battle with Bizarro (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

3rd part of "The Boy of Steel vs. the Thing of Steel"

The Day 100,000 People Vanished (Table of Contents: 6)

Green Lantern / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Sinestro (intro, villain); Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Guardians of the Universe; Weaponers of Qward (villains); Ki-Mon (Korugarn alien)
Synopsis:
In an attempt to capture Green Lantern, Sinestro captures 100,000 people from the town of Valdale. The Guardians warn Green Lantern of Sinestro's plan and Green Lantern travels to Qward to rescue the citizens of Valdale.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Sinestro

The Mad Hatter of Gotham City (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Slave Ship of Space (Table of Contents: 8)

Justice League of America / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Kanjar Ro

Here She Comes! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

5 Titanic Clashes! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
E.Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Flash; Green Lantern; Batman; Mad Hatter; Bizarro-Superman; Abra Kadabra; Sinestro; Kanjar Ro; Wonder Woman; Aquaman

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue. Coloring credit as confirmed on cover proof.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret Origins of Super-Villains
  2. 1. Secret Origins of Super-Villains
  3. 2. The Case of the "Real Gone" Flash
    Flash
  4. 3. Chapter I - The Amazing Bizarro
    Superboy
  5. 4. Chapter II - The Runaway Super-Creature
    Superboy
  6. 5. Chapter III - The Battle with Bizarro
    Superboy
  7. 6. The Day 100,000 People Vanished
    Green Lantern
  8. 7. The Mad Hatter of Gotham City
    Batman
  9. 8. The Slave Ship of Space
    Justice League of America
  10. 9. Here She Comes!
    Wonder Woman
  11. 10. 5 Titanic Clashes!
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