DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #23

DC Comics

United States

Published
July 1982
Page count
100
Cover price
0.95
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/36484

Credits

Editing
Len Wein

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Green Arrow) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo
Editing
Len Wein
Show/hide 1. The Green Arrow Scrapbooks (Green Arrow) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Mike Barr
Art
Dan Spiegle
Show/hide 2. The Unmasked Archers! (Green Arrow) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Police Commissioner; Arrow-Cave; Arrow-Car; Arrow-Plane

Credits

Script
Ed Herron
Jack Kirby (plot?)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Roz Kirby (backgrounds)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #98 (December 1958)
The Unmasked Archers!
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #35 ([November 1965?])
The Unmasked Archers
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #197 (October-November 1970)
The Unmasked Archers!
 
United States
The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby (DC, 2001 series) ([November] 2001)
The Unmasked Archers!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
The Unmasked Archers!
 
United States
The Jack Kirby Omnibus (DC, 2011 series) #1 (July 2011)
The Unmasked Archers!
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #98 (December 1958)

Synopsis

GA and Speedy's secret IDs are almost revealed in a practical joke.

Notes

Inking credits from The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby. Possibly plotted by Jack Kirby.

Show/hide 3. The Case of the Camouflage King! (Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Camouflage King (intro); Arrow-Cave; Harry (Museum Guard); Frank (Museum Guard); Arrow-Car

Credits

Script
Ed (France) Herron
Art
Lee Elias

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #102 (June 1959)
Case of the Camouflage King!
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #37 ([October 1959?])
The Case of the Camouflage King
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
Case Of The Camouflage King!
From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #102 (June 1959)

Synopsis

Green Arrow must stop the Camouflage King from robbing the circus.

Show/hide 4. The Amazing Miss Arrowette (Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Miss Arrowette [Bonnie King] (Intro); Arrowcar

Credits

Script
Dave Wood
Art
Lee Elias

Reprint history

From GCD
From World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #113 (November 1960)

Synopsis

Miss Arrowette makes her debut by rescuing Green Arrow and Speedy from a gang of thieves.

Show/hide 5. The Green Arrows of the World (Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Phantom of France; Green Arrow (Mexico); Green Arrow (Japan); Green Arrow (Switzerland); Bowman from Britain; Bowman of the Bush; Green Arrow (Polynesia); "Counterfeit" Carson

Credits

Script
Ed (France) Herron (?)
Dave Wood (?)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Roz Kirby

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #250 (July 1958)

Synopsis

"Counterfeit" Carson attempts to crash a party by the Green Arrows of the world to get his revenge.

Notes

Inking credits from The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby.

Show/hide 6. Mystery of the Giant Arrows (Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (Feature); Speedy [Roy Harper]; Professor Riggles (Guest); Aliens (Villains)

Credits

Script
Ed (France) Herron
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Roz Kirby

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (September 1958)
The Mystery of the Giant Arrows
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #28 ([January 1959?])
The Mystery of the Giant Arrows
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #449 (July 1975)
The Mystery of the Giant Arrows
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (KG Murray, 1975? series) #71 ([April 1976?])
The Mystery of the Giant Arrows
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) ([October] 1990)
The Mystery of the Giant Arrows
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1992 series) ([March] 1992)
The Mystery of the Giant Arrows
 
United States
The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby (DC, 2001 series) ([November] 2001)
Mystery of the Giant Arrows
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
The Mystery Of The Giant Arrows
 
United States
The Jack Kirby Omnibus (DC, 2011 series) #1 (July 2011)
The Mystery of the Giant Arrows
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (September 1958)

Synopsis

When Green Arrow and Speedy investigate giant arrows falling from the sky, they find themselves pulled into another dimension when an arrow they are examining is retrieved.

Notes

Inking credits from The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby. Writer ID from Martin O'Hearn.

Show/hide 7. Prisoners of Dimension Zero! (Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (Feature); Speedy [Roy Harper]; Xeen Arrow (Guest); Alien Crooks (Villains); Arrowcar

Credits

Script
Ed (France) Herron
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Roz Kirby

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #253 (October 1958)
Prisoners of Dimension Zero!
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #28 ([January 1959?])
Prisoners of Dimension Zero!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) ([October] 1990)
Prisoners of Dimension Zero!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1992 series) ([March] 1992)
Prisoners of Dimension Zero!
 
United States
The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby (DC, 2001 series) ([November] 2001)
Prisoners of Dimension Zero
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
Prisoners Of Dimension Zero!
 
United States
The Jack Kirby Omnibus (DC, 2011 series) #1 (July 2011)
Prisoners of Dimension Zero!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #253 (October 1958)

Synopsis

In another dimension, Green Arrow and Speedy meet GA's counterpart Xeen Arrow and discover that due to a passing comet, a gateway to their dimension has opened up, and the mysterious giant arrows they encountered on Earth are merely children's toys from this other dimension which have passed through the gateway. The mystery solved, Xeen Arrow shoots them back to Earth through the gateway before it closes.

Notes

Inking credits from The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby. Dave Wood credit is incorrect based on id from Martin O'Hearn.

Show/hide 8. The Senator's Been Shot! (Batman & Green Arrow) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Paul Cathcart; Edmond Cathcart; Miklos Minotaur; Munson

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Neal Adams

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #85 (August-September 1969)
The Senator's Been Shot!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #57 ([January 1970?])
The Senator's Been Shot
 
United States
The Best of the Brave and the Bold (DC, 1988 series) #1 (October 1988)
The Senator's Been Shot!
 
United States
Millennium Edition: The Brave and The Bold No. 85 (DC, 2000 series) (November 2000)
The Senator's Been Shot!
 
United States
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (DC, 2003 series) #1 ([September] 2003)
The Senator's Been Shot!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
The Senator's Been Shot!
 
United States
Showcase Presents The Brave and the Bold Batman Team-Ups (DC, 2007 series) #1 (2007)
The Senator's Been Shot!
From GCD
from Brave and the Bold, The (DC, 1955 series) #85 (August-September 1969)

Synopsis

Both Batman and Green Arrow are attacked by Miklos Minotaur in their alter egos and have to decide if they can do more good by stopping being superheroes.

Notes

"New look" Green Arrow is introduced.

Show/hide 9. Green Arrow (Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Earth-1] (origin retold)

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Mike Grell
Inks
Bruce Patterson

Reprint history

From GCD
from DC Super Stars (DC, 1976 series) #17 (November-December 1977)
Show/hide 10. What Can One Man Do? (Green Arrow) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Jack Major; Kevin McManus; Dinah Drake Lance [Black Canary]; Bruce Wayne [Batman]; Hal Jordan [Green Lantern]; Clark Kent [Superman]

Credits

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #87 (December 1971-January 1972)
What Can One Man Do?
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure (KG Murray, 1975 series) #73 ([May 1976?])
What Can One Man Do?
 
United States
Green Lantern/Green Arrow (DC, 1983 series) #6 ([March] 1984)
What Can One Man Do?
 
United States
Green Lantern/Green Arrow (DC, 2004 series) #2 ([July] 2004)
What Can One Man Do?
From GCD
from Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #87 (December-January 1972)

Synopsis

After Green Arrow witnesses the death of a young boy in a riot, he decides that he might be able to do more for his city as its mayor.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007).

Show/hide 11. The Plot to Kill Black Canary (Green Arrow) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Pete Larkin; Albert the Artist; Linda; Stanley; Seldon (Smuggler); Nenner (Smuggler); Louie (Snitch)

Credits

Script
Elliot Maggin
Art
Dick Giordano
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #428 (October 1973)

Synopsis

Green Arrow commits Black Canary to be the spokesman for a motorcycle company. While doing a display of the motorcycle at a car show, two thugs try to kill Black Canary.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007).


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33877

Entry created

  • 16/09/2007

Cover added

  • 13/02/2010

Index completed

  • 13/02/2010