DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #22

DC Comics

United States.

Published
June 1982
Page count
100
Cover price
0.95 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/36403

Credits

Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor)
E. Nelson Bridwell (editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Secret Origins of Super-Heroes Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Code
C-890
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Phantom Girl; Cosmic Boy; Sun Boy]; Green Lantern; Inferior Five [Dumb Bunny; Awkwardman; The Blimp; Merryman; White Feather]

Credits

Pencils
Ross Andru [as Andru]
Inks
Mike DeCarlo [as DeCarlo]
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

Secret Origins of Super-Heroes

Show/hide 1. Secret Origins of Super-Heroes Contents Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. SOS Green Lantern (Green Lantern) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 3. Secret of the Flaming Spear! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris (intro); Willard Ferris (intro); saboteurs (villains); Frank Nichols (Pilot)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

Saboteurs try to crash a new experimental aircraft created by Ferris Aircraft.

Notes

Reformatted to fill nine full pages.

Show/hide 4. The Coming of the Costumed Incompetents (The Inferior Five) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Inferior Five
Genre
Satire-parody

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Mike Esposito

Notes

1st appearance

Show/hide 5. I Was the Man with Animal Powers (Animal Man) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Animal Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Animal Man

Credits

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
Stan Starkman

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #180 (September 1965)
I Was the Man with Animal Powers
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #54 ([May 1966?])
I Was the Man With Animal Powers
 
United States
Weird Secret Origins (DC, 2004) (October 2004)
I Was the Man With Animal Powers

Notes

Reprints origin & first appearance. Script credited to France E. Herron on splash page.

Show/hide 6. Black Lightning (Black Lightning) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Black Lightning
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Trevor Von Eeden
Inks
Frank Springer
Colours
Anthony Tollin
Letters
P. G. Lisa

Notes

Reprints origin and first appearance.

Show/hide 7. Target-- 21 Legionnaires! Part 1: And Then There Were None! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Duo Damsel; Colossal Boy; Superboy; Invisible Kid; Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy]; Dr. Regulus

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
George Papp (pencils)
Inks
George Papp

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #348 (September 1966)
Target-- 21 Legionnaires! Part 1: And Then There Were None!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #93 ([May 1967?])
And Then There Were None Part 1: Target--21 Legionnaires Part 2: Birds in a Golden Cage
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #5 (1994)
Target-- 21 Legionnaires! Part 1: And Then There Were None!

Synopsis

After Invisible Kid is elected new Legion leader, the Legion performs at a charity benefit where Sun Boy is hurt and loses his memory. But it may not be an accident, but rather the work of Dr. Regulus, who has taken Legion headquarters right out of the ground.

Notes

Origin of Sun Boy.

Show/hide 8. Part II: Birds in a Golden Cage (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Superboy; Invisible Kid; Phantom Girl; Duo Damsel; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy]; Dr. Regulus

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
George Papp (pencils)
Inks
George Papp
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Synopsis

The Legionnaires trace their purloined headquarters to Dr. Regulus' spaceship, but it takes Sun Boy to bring him down.

Show/hide 9. Swamp Thing Is Back! (Swamp Thing) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Swamp Thing

Credits

Art
Tom Yeates

Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for Swamp Thing series.

Show/hide 10. Stories in the Issue Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Phantom Girl; Duo Damsel; Colossal Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5]; Green Lantern; Inferior Five [Dumb Bunny; Awkwardman; The Blimp; Merryman; White Feather]; Black Lightning

Credits

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue.


Notes

Secret Origins of Super-Heroes

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 30806

Entry created

  • 18/04/2007

Index completed

  • 10/05/2019

Last updated

  • 10/05/2019