The Best of DC #5

DC Comics

United States

Published
May-June 1980
Page count
132
Cover price
0.95
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/34343

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell (associate)

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Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Code
S-5021

Credits

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell (associate)

Notes

Cover credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz' editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 1. The Miracle Man of Easy Company (Superman; Sgt. Rock) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Sgt. Rock
Characters
Sgt. Rock; Wild Man; Ice Cream Soldier; Jackie Johnson; Bulldozer; Little Sure Shot (all as Easy Company); Superman [also as Tag-Along]; Nazis

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Jack Abel
Colours
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprint history

From GCD
from DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #10 (June 1979)
Show/hide 2. Never Say Die! (Deadman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Deadman
Genre
Occult
Characters
Deadman; Abraham Gold; Sarah Gold; Jacob Gold

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Art
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colours
Glynis Wein
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #466 (November-December 1979)
Show/hide 3. Minister of the Lord (Jonah Hex) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jonah Hex
Genre
Western
Characters
Jonah Hex; Sam Bronson Gang; Reverend Julian

Credits

Script
Michael Fleisher
Art
Luis Dominguez
Colours
Bob Le Rose
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprint history

From GCD
from Jonah Hex (DC, 1977 series) #24 (May 1979)
Show/hide 4. The Shadow of Jor-El! (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Jor-El (Flashback); Riy-Ul (Flashback)

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colours
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #196 (July-August 1979)
The Shadow of Jor-El!
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Murray, 1980 series) #120 ([August 1980?])
The Shadow of Jor-El!
From GCD
from Superman Family, The (DC, 1974 series) #196 (July-August 1979)

Synopsis

Jonathan Kent discovers his worm collection acting strangely and begins to investigate, discovering the secret behind the Earth tremors that are threatening Smallville.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [May 2008]

Show/hide 5. The Mouse of History Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Characters
Cain (host)

Credits

Script
Don Thompson
Art
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colours
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Esphid Mahilum [as Esphid M.]

Reprint history

From GCD
from House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #267 (April 1979)
Show/hide 6. The Curse of Crime Alley (Batman) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Leslie Thompkins; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Joe Chill; Maxie Zeus (intro); Long John Logan

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colours
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #483 (April-May 1979)
The Curse of Crime Alley
Also printed
Australia
Batman Album (Murray, 1978 series) #46 ([April 1980])
The Curse of Crime Alley
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #483 (April-May 1979)
Show/hide 7. Clark Kent's Mynah Dilemma (The Private Life of Clark Kent) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Private Life of Clark Kent
Genre
Humor; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; April Marigold (Cameo); May Marigold (Cameo)

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colours
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Albert De Guzman

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #197 (September-October 1979)
Clark Kent's Mynah Dilemma
Also printed
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #4 ([June 1980?])
Clark Kent's Mynah Dilemma
From GCD
from Superman Family, The (DC, 1974 series) #197 (September-October 1979)

Synopsis

When Clark Kent agrees to watch the Marigold girls' pet mynah bird, the bird starts blurting out his secret identity.

Show/hide 8. Back Door to War! (Haunted Tank) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Haunted Tank
Genre
War

Credits

Script
Bob Kanigher
Art
Sam Glanzman
Colours
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

From GCD
from G.I. Combat (DC, 1957 series) #213 (April 1979)
Show/hide 9. Papa Don Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Characters
Destiny (host)

Credits

Script
Greg Potter
Art
Noly Panaligan
Colours
Jerry Serpe

Reprint history

From GCD
from Secrets of Haunted House (DC, 1975 series) #17 (October 1979)
Show/hide 10. Fall and Rise of the Star-Child! (Superman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Galactic Golem; Supergirl

Credits

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

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Also printed
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #502 (December 1979)
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #502 (December 1979)
Show/hide 11. Untitled Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.5 pages

Credits

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

From GCD
from World of Krypton (DC, 1979 series) #3 (September 1979)
Show/hide 12. Untitled Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.5 pages

Credits

Art
Joe Kubert

Reprint history

From GCD
from Weird War Tales (DC, 1971 series) #80 (October 1979)
Show/hide 13. Untitled Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.5 pages

Credits

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Bob Oksner

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #496 (June 1979)
Show/hide 14. Untitled Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.5 pages

Credits

Art
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #279 (November 1979)
Show/hide 15. Who's Who on the Cover Comic story, 2 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

identification of cover characters

Show/hide 16. The Story Behind this Issue Text article, 1 page

Credits

Author
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Notes

Year's Best Comics Stories.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35369

Entry created

  • 23/12/2007

Cover added

  • 24/11/2010

Index completed

  • 24/11/2010

Last updated

  • 05/01/2011