(July 1982)

DC, 1980 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume
3
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-03-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); Len Wein (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75" (12.7 cm x 17.1cm)
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo [as Aparo] (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo [as Aparo] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
C-922
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Speedy; Black Canary

Green Arrow Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Green Arrow Scrapbooks (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Arrow / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-8107
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Black Canary
Synopsis
Green Arrow and Black Canary look through some scrapbooks of Green Arrow adventures.

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence. On pages 3, 4, 23, 30, 43, 67, and 98 of the digest.

The Unmasked Archers! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Ed Herron; Jack Kirby (plot?)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Police Commissioner; Arrow-Cave; Arrow-Car; Arrow-Plane
Synopsis
GA and Speedy's secret IDs are almost revealed in a practical joke.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inking credits from The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby. Possibly plotted by Jack Kirby. Reformatted to fill six full pages.

The Case of the Camouflage King! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Lee Elias (credited)
Inks
Lee Elias (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Camouflage King (intro); Arrow-Cave; Harry (Museum Guard); Frank (Museum Guard); Arrow-Car
Synopsis
Green Arrow must stop the Camouflage King from robbing the circus.
Reprints

The Amazing Miss Arrowette (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Miss Arrowette [Bonnie King] (Intro); Arrowcar
Synopsis
Miss Arrowette makes her debut by rescuing Green Arrow and Speedy from a gang of thieves.
Reprints

The Green Arrows of the World (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Dave Wood ?; Ed Herron ?; Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Phantom of France; Green Arrow (Mexico); Green Arrow (Japan); Green Arrow (Switzerland); Bowman from Britain; Bowman of the Bush; Green Arrow (Polynesia); "Counterfeit" Carson
Synopsis
"Counterfeit" Carson attempts to crash a party by the Green Arrows of the world to get his revenge.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inking credits from The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby.

DC credited the script to Bill Finger in The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby and The Jack Kirby Omnibus #1 reprints, but they credit Dave Wood in the Showcase Presents Green Arrow #1 reprint. The GCD writing-experts' consensus is that Wood is the most-likely candidate, but Herron is possible, and Finger is also possible, but the least-likely of the three.

The Mystery of the Giant Arrows (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Jack Kirby (credited); Roz Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (Feature); Speedy [Roy Harper]; Professor Riggles (Guest); Aliens (Villains)
Synopsis
When Green Arrow and Speedy investigate giant arrows falling from the sky, they find themselves pulled into another dimension when an arrow they are examining is retrieved.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inking credits from The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby. Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Prisoners of Dimension Zero! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Jack Kirby (credited); Roz Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (Feature); Speedy [Roy Harper]; Xeen Arrow (Guest); Alien Crooks (Villains); Arrowcar
Synopsis
In another dimension, Green Arrow and Speedy meet GA's counterpart Xeen Arrow and discover that due to a passing comet, a gateway to their dimension has opened up, and the mysterious giant arrows they encountered on Earth are merely children's toys from this other dimension which have passed through the gateway. The mystery solved, Xeen Arrow shoots them back to Earth through the gateway before it closes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inking credits from The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby.

The Senator's Been Shot! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman; Green Arrow / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Paul Cathcart; Edmond Cathcart; Miklos Minotaur; Munson
Synopsis
Both Batman and Green Arrow are attacked by Miklos Minotaur in their alter egos and have to decide if they can do more good by stopping being superheroes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"New look" Green Arrow is introduced.

Green Arrow (Table of Contents: 10)

Green Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Mike Grell
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow (Earth-1, origin retold)
Reprints

What Can One Man Do? (Table of Contents: 11)

Green Arrow / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano (page 1, pages 3 to 13)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Jack Major; Kevin McManus; Dinah Drake Lance [Black Canary]; Bruce Wayne [Batman]; Hal Jordan [Green Lantern]; Clark Kent [Superman]
Synopsis
After Green Arrow witnesses the death of a young boy in a riot, he decides that he might be able to do more for his city as its mayor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The splash page (page 2) is shot directly from Neal Adams's pencils as he handed it in too late for inking. (Source: Man of Two Worlds by Julius Schwartz and Brian M. Thomsen, page 128).

The Plot to Kill Black Canary! (Table of Contents: 12)

Green Arrow / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Pete Larkin; Albert the Artist; Linda; Stanley; Seldon (Smuggler); Nenner (Smuggler); Louie (Snitch)
Synopsis
Green Arrow commits Black Canary to be the spokesman for a motorcycle company. While doing a display of the motorcycle at a car show, two thugs try to kill Black Canary.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Swamp Thing Is Back! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[Preview of Stories] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Job Number
C-938
Characters
Green Arrow

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Arrow
  2. 1. Green Arrow Contents
  3. 2. The Green Arrow Scrapbooks
    Green Arrow
  4. 3. The Unmasked Archers!
    The Green Arrow
  5. 4. The Case of the Camouflage King!
    The Green Arrow
  6. 5. The Amazing Miss Arrowette
    The Green Arrow
  7. 6. The Green Arrows of the World
    The Green Arrow
  8. 7. The Mystery of the Giant Arrows
    The Green Arrow
  9. 8. Prisoners of Dimension Zero!
    The Green Arrow
  10. 9. The Senator's Been Shot!
    Batman; Green Arrow
  11. 10. Green Arrow
    Green Arrow
  12. 11. What Can One Man Do?
    Green Arrow
  13. 12. The Plot to Kill Black Canary!
    Green Arrow
  14. 13. Swamp Thing Is Back!
    Swamp Thing
  15. 14. [Preview of Stories]
    Green Arrow
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Paul Robinson
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Merlin Haas
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • John P. Selegue
  • Gregory Fischer