The Best of DC #52 [Direct]
(September 1984)

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Price
1.75 USD; 2.25 CAD
Pages
148
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1984-05-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Nicola Cuti (editor); Tom Condon (managing editor)

Issue Notes

No number or date in the indicia. September 1984 is cover date.
This issue has variants:

Year's Best Comics Stories (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Paris Cullins (signed as Cullins)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed as Giordano)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense; superhero; war
Characters
Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern; Elongated Man; Green Arrow; Teen Titans; Legion of Super-Heroes; Blackhawks; Swamp Thing; Metamorpho; Firestorm; Aquaman

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover. Signed on the back cover.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nicola Cuti ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Siege! (Table of Contents: 2)

New Teen Titans / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Keith Pollard (layouts)
Inks
Romeo Tanghal (finishes)
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-1318
Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Death of Blackhawk Island! (Table of Contents: 3)

Blackhawk / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Evanier
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Carrie McCarthy

Genre
adventure; war; military
Reprints

The Birthright (Table of Contents: 4)

Amethyst / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Mishkin; Gary Cohn
Pencils
Ernie Colón
Inks
Ernie Colón
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Amethyst; Dark Opal (intro, villain); Fire Jade (intro); Herb Winston; Marion Winston; Belaz; Granch; Citrina; Sardonyx (villain); Fauna; Laral; Lord Amethyst (flashback); Lady Amethyst (flashback)
Reprints
Keywords
Gemworld (introduction)

Violet's Story (Table of Contents: 5)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz; Keith Giffen (co-plot)
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Dummy - Part 2 (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Frank Redondo
Inks
Frank Redondo
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Esphid Mahilum (as Esphid)

Genre
war
Reprints

Stopover in a Place of Secret Truths (Table of Contents: 7)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Stephen R. Bissette
Inks
John Totleben
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title wrong in Table of Contents.

Look to the Mountaintop (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Reprints

You Gotta Be Kidding!!! (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nicola Cuti
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-1650

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Discussion of the reasons for choosing the stories.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Year's Best Comics Stories
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Year's Best Comics Stories
  3. 2. Siege!
    New Teen Titans
  4. 3. The Death of Blackhawk Island!
    Blackhawk
  5. 4. The Birthright
    Amethyst
  6. 5. Violet's Story
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. The Dummy - Part 2
    Sgt. Rock
  8. 7. Stopover in a Place of Secret Truths
    Swamp Thing
  9. 8. Look to the Mountaintop
    Batman
  10. 9. You Gotta Be Kidding!!!
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