The Best of DC #31 [Canadian]
(December 1982)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
4
Price
1.50 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-09-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode
0709893173012
Editing
Len Wein
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #31 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from The Comic Reader #204.


Special Initiation Issue! (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)
Inks
Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman; Batman; Flash; Green Lantern; Wonder Woman; Green Arrow; Hawkman; Red Tornado; Elongated Man; Black Canary; Zatanna]

Justice League of America Special Membership Issue (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

[Justice League of America #75 cover] (Table of Contents: 2)

Justice League of America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Canary; Justice League of America [Superman; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman; Green Arrow]
Reprints

In Each Man There Is a Demon! (Table of Contents: 3)

Justice League of America / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Green Arrow; Black Canary (joins); Hawkman [Katar Hol] (flashback); Superman (Earth-1) (flashback); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (flashback); Batman (Earth-1) (flashback); The Atom [Ray Palmer] (flashback)]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (flashback); Dr. Oyal; John DeLeon
Reprints

Indexer Notes

initiation of Black Canary

[Justice League of America #105 cover] (Table of Contents: 4)

Justice League of America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman; Batman; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Black Canary; Green Arrow]
Reprints

Specter in the Shadow! (Table of Contents: 5)

Justice League of America / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Green Arrow; Batman; Black Canary; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Superman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man (joins) (all as the Justice League of America/JLA); The Putty-Men (villains); Red Tornado (cameo); Sue Dibny (guest appearance)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

initiation of Elongated Man

[Justice League of America #106 cover] (Table of Contents: 6)

Justice League of America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman; Batman; The Flash [Barry Allen; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Black Canary; Elongated Man]; Red Tornado
Reprints

Wolf in the Fold! (Table of Contents: 7)

Justice League of America / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman; Elongated Man; Black Canary; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Flash [Barry Allen] Aquaman; Red Tornado (joins) (all as the Justice League of America/JLA); T. O. Morrow (villain); Kathy Sutton (guest appearance)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

initiation of Red Tornado

[Justice League of America #161 cover] (Table of Contents: 8)

Justice League of America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman; Wonder Woman; Batman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow; Black Canary; Atom [Ray Palmer]]; Zatanna
Reprints

Reverse-Spells of Zatanna's Magic-cigaM (Table of Contents: 9)

Justice League of America / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman (Earth-1); Black Canary; Green Arrow (Earth-1); Red Tornado; Elongated Man; Wonder Woman (Earth-1); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superman (Earth-1); Flash [Barry Allen]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Aquaman; Hawkwoman [Shayera Thal] (as Hawkgirl); Zatanna (joins)]; The Druid (flashback); The Warlock of Ys (flashback); Zatara
Reprints

Indexer Notes

initiation of Zatanna

[Justice League of America #42 cover] (Table of Contents: 10)

Justice League of America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman; Batman; Flash; Green Lantern]; Metamorpho
Reprints

Indexer Notes

story "Metamorpho Says 'No'

Just Imagine! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Justice League of America / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Justice League of America hereby elects...
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for the stories in the issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Special Initiation Issue!
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. Justice League of America Special Membership Issue
  3. 2. [Justice League of America #75 cover]
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. In Each Man There Is a Demon!
    Justice League of America
  5. 4. [Justice League of America #105 cover]
    Justice League of America
  6. 5. Specter in the Shadow!
    Justice League of America
  7. 6. [Justice League of America #106 cover]
    Justice League of America
  8. 7. Wolf in the Fold!
    Justice League of America
  9. 8. [Justice League of America #161 cover]
    Justice League of America
  10. 9. Reverse-Spells of Zatanna's Magic-cigaM
    Justice League of America
  11. 10. [Justice League of America #42 cover]
    Justice League of America
  12. 11. Just Imagine!
    Justice League of America
  13. 12. ["The Justice League of America hereby elects..."]
    Justice League of America
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