The Best of DC #35 [Direct]
(April 1983)

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Volume
5
Price
1.75 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages
148
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-12-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); Len Wein (editor); Nicola Cuti (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Year's Best Comics Stories (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Ed Hannigan [as Hannigan] (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano [as Giordano] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Batman; Firestorm; Swamp Thing; Teen Titans [Robin [Dick Grayson]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Starfire; Cyborg; Changeling; Raven]; Andrew Bennett (I...Vampire); Sgt. Rock; Blackhawk; Jonah Hex; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Captain Carrot; Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Ultra Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Phantom Girl; Chameleon Boy; Timber Wolf]
Keywords
cameras

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

Year's Best Comics Stories (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Dear Mom and Dad (Table of Contents: 2)

New Teen Titans / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
George PĂ©rez
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
Tony Tollin
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Teen Titans [Changeling [Gar Logan]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Raven; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Starfire [Koriand'r; Kory Anders]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]]; Terry Long; VILLAIN: The Disruptor [Michael Beldon]; Brains Beldon
Synopsis
Wally writes a letter to his parents, detailing the Titan's case against the Disruptor.
Reprints

Keep Me Alive! (Table of Contents: 3)

Sgt. Rock / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Frank Redondo
Inks
Frank Redondo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-7552
Genre
war
Characters
Sgt. Rock
Reprints

Plastique Is Another Word for Fear! (Table of Contents: 4)

Firestorm / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
Rodin Rodriguez
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Adam Kubert

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastique (villain); Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Professor Martin Stein]; Doreen Day
Reprints

In the White Room (Table of Contents: 5)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Tom Yeates
Inks
Tom Yeates
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-8215
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing
Reprints

Haven! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Nansi Hoolahan
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman
Reprints

Old Friends, New Relatives, and Other Corpses! (Table of Contents: 7)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Shelly Leferman
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Phantom Girl; Dawnstar; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy; Light Lass; Star Boy; Shrinking Violet; Timber Wolf]; Superboy; R. J. Brande; Doctor Zaxton Regulus
Reprints

Manhattan Interlude (Table of Contents: 8)

I... Vampire / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Mishkin; Gary Cohn
Pencils
Adrian Gonzales
Inks
Tom Sutton
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Duncan Andrews

Characters
Andrew Bennett; Susan; Mary, Queen of Blood (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
In present-day Manhattan, Andrew meets another reluctant vampire.
Reprints

When You Wish Upon a Planetoid! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Mishkin; Gary Cohn
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
Shelly Eiber
Letters
Annette Kawecki

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Clark Kent; Atomic Skull (villain); The Controllers; Perry White; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen; Dr. Vale; Batman (cameo); Josh Coyle; S.T.A.R. Labs; Martha Kent (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback)
Reprints

[Cover - Green Lantern #158] (Table of Contents: 10)

Green Lantern / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Keith Pollard
Inks
Keith Pollard
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Reprints

[Cover - The New Teen Titans #16] (Table of Contents: 11)

New Teen Titans / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Perez
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Teen Titans [Starfire; Wonder Girl; Cyborg; Robin [Dick Grayson]]
Reprints

[Cover - Blackhawk #253] (Table of Contents: 12)

Blackhawk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Blackhawk
Reprints

[Cover - Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #6] (Table of Contents: 13)

Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Scott Shaw
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Captain Carrot; Pig-Iron [Peter Porkchops]; Alley-Kat-Abra [Felina Furr]; Fastback; Rubberduck [Byrd Rentals]; Yankee Poodle [Rova Barkitt]
Reprints

[Cover - Jonah Hex #57] (Table of Contents: 14)

Jonah Hex / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony DeZuniga
Inks
Tony DeZuniga
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jonah Hex
Reprints

How We Chose the Best (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nicola Cuti (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Year's Best Comics Stories
  2. 1. Year's Best Comics Stories
  3. 2. Dear Mom and Dad
    New Teen Titans
  4. 3. Keep Me Alive!
    Sgt. Rock
  5. 4. Plastique Is Another Word for Fear!
    Firestorm
  6. 5. In the White Room
    Swamp Thing
  7. 6. Haven!
    Batman
  8. 7. Old Friends, New Relatives, and Other Corpses!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Manhattan Interlude
    I... Vampire
  10. 9. When You Wish Upon a Planetoid!
    Superman
  11. 10. [Cover - Green Lantern #158]
    Green Lantern
  12. 11. [Cover - The New Teen Titans #16]
    New Teen Titans
  13. 12. [Cover - Blackhawk #253]
    Blackhawk
  14. 13. [Cover - Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #6]
    Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew
  15. 14. [Cover - Jonah Hex #57]
    Jonah Hex
  16. 15. How We Chose the Best
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