The Best of DC #23 [Newsstand]
(April 1982)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
4
Price
1.25 USD
Pages
148
Indicia frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1982-01-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode
0709893173004
Editing
Dick Giordano (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) #23 [Direct].

Copyright © 1982 DC Comics Inc.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #198.


Year's Best Comics Stories (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?

Job Number
S-5058
Genre
superhero; war; western-frontier
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Sgt. Rock [Frank Rock]; Jonah Hex; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Teen Titans [Raven; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Starfire [Koriand'r; Kory Anders]]; Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Cain
Keywords
statues

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

To Kill a Legend (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Alex Brennert
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Sivana's Nobel! (Table of Contents: 3)

Shazam!; Captain Marvel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Dummy (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Frank Redondo
Inks
Frank Redondo
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
?

Genre
war
Reprints

A Day in the Lives... (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Piper at the Gates of Hell (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

The Haunting (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Mike Fleisher
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Tony Dezuniga
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Triumph! (Table of Contents: 8)

Green Lantern Corps / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein (script); Mike W. Barr (plot)
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Tony Tollin
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprints

Whatever Happened to... the Crimson Avenger? (Table of Contents: 9)

Whatever Happened To...?; The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Dennis Jensen
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Stripesy; Green Arrow (Earth-2); Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Speedy (Earth-2); Star-Spangled Kid; Shining Knight] (flashback); Crimson Avenger (death); Nebula-Man (flashback); Elongated Man (flashback); Dr. Fate (flashback); Power Girl (flashback); pirates (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Death of the Crimson Avenger.

The Pursuit of Joy (Table of Contents: 10)

Tales of Gotham City / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Dying Day of Lois & Lana! (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
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor (villain); Jax-Ur (villain); General Zod (villain); Faora Hu-Ul (villain); Lana Lang; Professor Lewis Lang; Lois Lane; Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superboy (flashback); Josh Coyle
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Phantom Zone

Choosing the Year's Best (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-5059-A

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Best Stories of 1981 (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Covers to the stories in the issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Year's Best Comics Stories
  2. 1. Year's Best Comics Stories
  3. 2. To Kill a Legend
    Batman
  4. 3. Sivana's Nobel!
    Shazam!; Captain Marvel
  5. 4. The Dummy
    Sgt. Rock
  6. 5. A Day in the Lives...
    New Teen Titans
  7. 6. The Piper at the Gates of Hell
  8. 7. The Haunting
    Jonah Hex
  9. 8. Triumph!
    Green Lantern Corps
  10. 9. Whatever Happened to... the Crimson Avenger?
    Whatever Happened To...?; The Crimson Avenger
  11. 10. The Pursuit of Joy
    Tales of Gotham City
  12. 11. The Dying Day of Lois & Lana!
    Superman
  13. 12. Choosing the Year's Best
  14. 13. The Best Stories of 1981
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