DC Special #7

DC Comics

United States

Published
April-June 1970
Page count
68
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/23380

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Strangest Sports Stories Ever Told! (Strange Sports Stories) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Strange Sports Stories
Genre
Sports
Code
S-372

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Letterer credit and sources for cover from Brian Lamken via the Error Tracker. Three of the vignettes on the cover are based heavily on the original BRAVE & BOLD covers (almost certainly lightboxed) and the others are probably based on the stories' splash pages. Top left is from cover to B&B #46, top right is from B&B #49, and bottom right is from B&B #48.

Show/hide 1. Contents Page Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Art
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 2. Gorilla Wonders of the Diamond! (Strange Sports Stories) Comic story, 12.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Strange Sports Stories
Genre
Science fiction; sports
Code
S-377

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Story in two parts of 7.67 and 4.67 pages.

Show/hide 3. Baseball Speeds Cartoon, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; sports
Show/hide 4. Sport Mets! Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; sports
Code
S-383
Show/hide 5. Story Credits Credits, 0.34 pages
Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Green Lantern) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"STOP for the big change in...Green Lantern!"

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Characters
Green Lantern; Green Arrow

Credits

Art
Neal Adams (illustration)
Letters
Joe Letterese

Notes

Ad for Green Lantern (1960 series) #76.

Show/hide 7. The Hot-Shot Hoopsters! (Strange Sports Stories) Comic story, 13.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Strange Sports Stories
Genre
Science fiction; sports
Code
S-378

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #46 (February-March 1963)
The Hot-Shot Hoopsters
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #201 ([August 1976?])
The Hot-Shot Hoopsters

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Pages 8 and 14 are 2/3-pages.

Show/hide 8. Suspense! (Batman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Characters
Batman

Notes

Ad for Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #398.

Show/hide 9. For Every Mood! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Batman; Robin; Phantom Stranger; Superman; Jimmy Olsen

Notes

Ad for Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #8; The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #89; Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #387 and Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #128.

Show/hide 10. Suspense! (Supergirl) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Characters
Linda Danvers [Supergirl]

Notes

Ad for Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #392.

Show/hide 11. The Man Who Drove through Time! (Strange Sports Stories) Comic story, 10.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Strange Sports Stories
Genre
Science fiction; sports
Code
S-379

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sid Greene
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 12. Curve Ball Science Cartoon, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; sports
Code
S-405
Show/hide 13. The Sports Arena Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Code
S-382

Credits

Author
Julius Schwartz ?
Art
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Editorial on the genesis of Strange Sports Stories.

Show/hide 14. Goliath of the Gridiron! (Strange Sports Stories) Comic story, 11.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Strange Sports Stories
Genre
Science fiction; sports
Code
S-380

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #45 (December 1962-January 1963)
Goliath of the Gridiron!
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #34 ([April 1963?])
Goliath of the Gridiron

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Story in two parts of 5.67 pages each.

Show/hide 15. For Sheer Suspense! (Challengers of the Unknown) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown

Notes

Ad for Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #73.

Show/hide 16. Solar Olympics of 3000 A.D.! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction; sports
Code
S-381

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Carmine Infantino
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of February 19 in ad in Action Comics #387.

Cover dated just June.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33472

Entry created

  • 01/09/2007

Index completed

  • 10/09/2019

Last updated

  • 10/09/2019