The Best of DC #48 [Direct]
(May 1984)

DC, 1979 Series
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Price
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1984-01-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Nicola Cuti (editor); Tom Condon (managing editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Superman Team-Up Action! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Bender [as Bender] (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano [as Giordano] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Green Lantern; The Atom; Elongated Man; The Flash; Metamorpho; Green Arrow; Black Canary

Best of DC -- Superman Team-Up Action! (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nick Cuti ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Wild Week-End in Washington! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1540
Genre
superhero
Characters
MAZE (villains); Superman; Clark Kent; Batgirl; Batman; Barbara Gordon; Senator Robert Cleary; Mr. J
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

Beware the Hero-Killers! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1855
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Clark Kent; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (guest star); Sinestro (villain); Steve Lombard; Zoyoz (villain); Kydyk (villain); Trygg; Voltro
Reprints

The Fantastic Feats of Captain Strong! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1369
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Strong (intro, Popeye pastiche); Superman; Billy Anders
Reprints

The Mystery Man Who Walked on Air! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Elongated Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mary Skrenes
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1995
Genre
superhero
Characters
Elongated Man; Sue Dibny; Flash (cameo)
Reprints

Mission to Mariposa (Part 1 of "The Freak Who Never Fails") (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Metamorpho
Reprints

The Germ Bomb (Part 2 of "The Freak Who Never Fails") (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Metamorpho
Reprints

Even Dictators Die (Part 3 of "The Freak Who Never Fails") (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Metamorpho
Reprints

The Tricks of Metamorpho's Trade (Table of Contents: 9)

Metamorpho / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Extremely condensed from the original, using less than half of the original panels.

The Plot to Kill Black Canary! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1563
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

Killers Come in All Sizes (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
John Calnan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Atom; Batman; Superman; James Gordon; Ed Farley; Liza Faraday; Amy Little; Harold Moss
Reprints

Star Trek (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Star Trek / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Deadly! Exciting! Bizarre!] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman Team-Up Action!
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman Team-Up Action!
  3. 2. Wild Week-End in Washington!
    Superman
  4. 3. Beware the Hero-Killers!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Fantastic Feats of Captain Strong!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Mystery Man Who Walked on Air!
    The Elongated Man
  7. 6. Mission to Mariposa (Part 1 of "The Freak Who Never Fails")
    Superman and Batman
  8. 7. The Germ Bomb (Part 2 of "The Freak Who Never Fails")
    Superman and Batman
  9. 8. Even Dictators Die (Part 3 of "The Freak Who Never Fails")
    Superman and Batman
  10. 9. The Tricks of Metamorpho's Trade
    Metamorpho
  11. 10. The Plot to Kill Black Canary!
    Green Arrow
  12. 11. Killers Come in All Sizes
    Superman and Batman
  13. 12. Star Trek
    Star Trek
  14. 13. [Deadly! Exciting! Bizarre!]
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