The Best of DC #11 [Newsstand]
(April 1981)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1981-01-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode
0709893173004
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting editor)
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) #11 [Direct].

Copyright © 1981 DC Comics Inc.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #187.


Year's Best Comic Stories (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin; Deadman; Sgt. Rock; Jonah Hex; Superboy; Deadman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Wildfire]

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Miraculous Return of Jonathan Kent! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[Pinball] (Table of Contents: 3)

Tales of Gotham City / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title from table of contents.

Dreadful Birthday, Dear Joker...! (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Joker; Robin; Selina Kyle [Catwoman]
Reprints

Brief Encounter (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mimai Kin
Pencils
Trevor von Eeden
Inks
Carl Potts
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Man Who Was the World! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman; Deadman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
José Luis García-López
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Deadman; Rama Kushna; Abraham Gold (flashback); Jack Gold (flashback); Caprice (flashback); S.T.A.R. Labs; Dr. Jenet Klyburn; Alex Atley; Carol Atley; Dennis; Mr. Genarian (villain); Lois Lane (cameo)
Reprints

A Bridge Called Charlie (Table of Contents: 7)

Sgt. Rock / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Frank Redondo
Inks
Frank Redondo
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Esphidy

Genre
war
Reprints

Star Light, Star Bright... Farthest Star I See Tonight! (Table of Contents: 8)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Phantom Girl [Tinya Wazzo]; Mon-El; Saturn Girl [Irma Ardeen]; Karate Kid [Val Armorr] (Cameo); Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna] (Cameo); Princess Projectra (Cameo); Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle] (Cameo); Colossal Boy [Gim Allen] (Cameo); Wildfire [Drake Burroughs]; Lightning Lad [Garth Ranzz]
Synopsis
Superboy convinces the Legion of Super-Heroes to go searching for the star that shown over Bethlehem during Jesus' birth on Christmas Eve.
Reprints

The Vow of a Samurai! (Table of Contents: 9)

Jonah Hex / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Tony Dezuniga
Inks
Tony Dezuniga
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Bruce the Barbarian! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils
Vic Catan [as Vicatan]
Inks
Vic Catan [as Vicatan]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

The Secret World of Jonathan Kent! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Story Behind the Issue (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-5031

Indexer Notes

Last interior page and inside back cover. Explains how the stories were selected. Cover illustration from 1979's "Year's Best Comics Stories" is reprinted in black and white with the text changed from 1979 to 1980.

And the Winners Are... (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover. List of interior stories over a background collage of cover the stories appeared in.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Year's Best Comic Stories
  2. 1. Year's Best Comics Stories
  3. 2. The Miraculous Return of Jonathan Kent!
    Superman
  4. 3. [Pinball]
    Tales of Gotham City
  5. 4. Dreadful Birthday, Dear Joker...!
    Batman
  6. 5. Brief Encounter
  7. 6. The Man Who Was the World!
    Superman; Deadman
  8. 7. A Bridge Called Charlie
    Sgt. Rock
  9. 8. Star Light, Star Bright... Farthest Star I See Tonight!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. The Vow of a Samurai!
    Jonah Hex
  11. 10. Bruce the Barbarian!
  12. 11. The Secret World of Jonathan Kent!
    Superman
  13. 12. The Story Behind the Issue
  14. 13. And the Winners Are...
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