(1977)

DC, 1972 Series
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Volume:
6
Price:
2.00 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1977-07-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Barcode:
0709893217910
Editing:
Joe Orlando (Managing Editor); Paul Levitz (Editorial Consultant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Tabloid
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #145. UPC indicates this is an October issue


Limited Collectors' Edition presents: The Best of DC, Volume 1 (Table of Contents)

The Best of DC / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks:
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors:
Sol Harrison

Genre:
horror-suspense; superhero; war; western-frontier
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Flash; Firehair

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover. Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Paul Levitz ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Night of the Reaper! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Bernie Wrightson (idea); Harlan Ellison (assist); Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (original editor)
Job Number:
J-4914

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Doctor Gruener
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Rutland, Vermont story. Halloween revelers are costumed as Hawkman; Captain America; Havok; Captain Marvel; Superman; Aquaman; Solomon Grundy; Batman; Man-bat; Batgirl; the Phantom Stranger; Quicksilver; Spider-Man; Cain; Abel; Thor.

The Demon Within! (Table of Contents: 3)

House of Mystery / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Orlando (plot); John Albano
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Aparo
Editing:
Joe Orlando (original editor)
Job Number:
J-4915

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

The Doorway to the Unknown! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn ?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (original editor)
Job Number:
J-4916

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash; Fred Dallman
Reprints:

Dirty Job (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks:
Alex Toth (signed)
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Joe Kubert (original editor)
Job Number:
J-4917

Genre:
religious; war
Characters:
Jesus
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit from Mike Catron via GCD Errors list (May 2007).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Firehair / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Kubert
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Joe Kubert (original editor)
Job Number:
J-4918

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Night…a star-studded sky tints the deep arroyos and broad mesas below…
Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Firehair
Reprints:

The Last Days of Superman! Part 1: Superman's Death Sentence! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original editor)
Job Number:
J-4919

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El (flashback); Tharb-El (flashback); Lois Lane; Perry White; Lana Lang; Supergirl; Krypto; Legion of Super-Heroes; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor

The Last Days of Superman! Part 2: The Super-Comrades of All-Time! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White; Supergirl; Krypto; Legion of Super-Heroes; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Lori Lemaris; Bouncing Boy; Lightning Lad; Invisible Kid; Chameleon Boy; Duo Damsel; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5
Reprints:
Keywords:
Kandor

The Last Days of Superman! Part 3: Superman's Last Day of Life! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Duo Damsel; Brainiac 5; Bouncing Boy; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Invisible Kid; Shrinking Violet; Lois Lane; Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Lana Lang (flashback); Lyla Lerrol (flashback); Batman; Robin; Lori Lemaris; Krypto; Mon-El
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz ?
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
There's a natural reaction when you finish an anthology like this one:…

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Shows parts of several DC covers including Detective Comics #27, Sensation Comics #1, All Star Comics #3, and Showcase #4.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Limited Collectors' Edition presents: The Best of DC, Volume 1
    The Best of DC
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Night of the Reaper!
    Batman
  4. 3. The Demon Within!
    House of Mystery
  5. 4. The Doorway to the Unknown!
    The Flash
  6. 5. Dirty Job
  7. 6. ["Night…a star-studded sky tints the deep arroyos and broad mesas below…"]
    Firehair
  8. 7. The Last Days of Superman! Part 1: Superman's Death Sentence!
    Superman
  9. 8. The Last Days of Superman! Part 2: The Super-Comrades of All-Time!
    Superman
  10. 9. The Last Days of Superman! Part 3: Superman's Last Day of Life!
    Superman
  11. 10. ["There's a natural reaction when you finish an anthology like this one:…"]
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