([October] 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 Coordinator)
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


The Best of DC, Volume 1 (Table of Contents)

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. Colors credit 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. Includes a table of contents.

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, and Thor.

The Demon Within! (Table of Contents: 3)

Cain / 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

Indexer Notes

The panels of the final page of this story are reconfigured to turn the page from 2/3 of a page to a full page for this reprint.

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 the GCD Errors list.

[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 I: 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 II: 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; Bouncing Boy; Invisible Kid; Chameleon Boy; Duo Damsel; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5]; Lori Lemaris
Reprints
Keywords
Kandor

Indexer Notes

The panels of the final page of this chapter are extended to turn the page from 2/3 of a page to a full page for this reprint.

[The Last Days of Superman!] Part III: 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; Legion of Super-Heroes [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

Indexer Notes

The panels of the final page of this chapter are extended to turn the page from 2/3 of a page to a full page for this reprint.

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 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.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Best of DC, Volume 1
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Night of the Reaper!
    Batman
  4. 3. The Demon Within!
    Cain
  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 I: Superman's Death Sentence!
    Superman
  9. 8. [The Last Days of Superman!] Part II: The Super-Comrades of All-Time!
    Superman
  10. 9. [The Last Days of Superman!] Part III: 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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