The Best of DC #30

DC Comics

United States

Published
November 1982
Page count
100
Cover price
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
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Credits

Editing
Dick Giordano, Managing Editor
 
Len Wein, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Detective Comics Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Martian Manhunter; Elongated Man; The Human Target; Jason Bard; Roy Raymond; Captain Compass; Mysto

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Show/hide 1. Best of DC Digest #30: Detective Comics Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Stage Is Set... for Murder! (Batman) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Del Sartre; Claire Foster; Barry Johnstone; Ezra Jimson

Credits

Writing
Denny O'Neil, scripter
Art
Irv Novick, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #425 (July 1972)
The Stage Is Set... for Murder!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #101 ([October 1973?])
The Stage Is Set... for Murder!
Show/hide 3. The Assassin-Express Contract! (The Human Target) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Human Target
Genre
Superhero
Code
G-1302
Characters
The Human Target (intro, origin); Luigi; T. C. Newman; Harry Cheever

Credits

Writing
Len Wein, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #419 (December 1972)
The Assassin-Express Contract!
Show/hide 4. The Magical Mystery Mirror (The Elongated Man) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Elongated Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Elongated Man; Sue Dibny; Janice Fell; Dennis Fell; Amos Fell

Credits

Writing
Mike W. Barr, scripter
Art
Ernie Chan, line art [as Ernie Chua]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #444 (December 1974-January 1975)
The Magical Mystery Mirror
Show/hide 5. The Riddle of the Unseen Man! (Roy Raymond, TV Detective) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Roy Raymond, TV Detective
Genre
Detective-mystery

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #201 (November 1953)
Riddle of the Unseen Man
Show/hide 6. A Burial for Batgirl! (Robin; Batgirl) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin; Batgirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Hank Osher; Jack Markham; Amos Willard

Credits

Writing
Denny O'Neil, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #400 (June 1970)
A Burial for Batgirl!
Show/hide 7. Midnight Is the Dying Hour! (Robin; Batgirl) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin; Batgirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]

Credits

Writing
Denny O'Neil, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #401 (July 1970)
Midnight Is the Dying Hour!
Show/hide 8. The Three Feats of Peril! (Mysto Magician Detective) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mysto Magician Detective
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Mysto

Credits

Writing
Bill Woolfolk, scripter
Art
Leonard Starr, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #209 (July 1954)
The Three Feats of Peril!
Show/hide 9. Case of the Dead-On Target! (Master Crime-File of Jason Bard) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Master Crime-File of Jason Bard
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Jason Bard; "Rip" Williams; Donna Williams; Ted Crane; Alli Crane; "Silk" Norbus

Credits

Writing
Frank Robbins, scripter
Art
Frank Robbins, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #435 (June-July 1973)
Case of the Dead-On Target!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #124 ([September 1975])
Case of the Dead-On Target!
Show/hide 10. The Man with 20 Lives (John Jones Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 11. The Ocean Pest! (Captain Compass) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain Compass
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Captain Compass

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #222 (August 1955)
The Ocean Pest!
Also printed
Australia
Color Giant (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #2 ([1957?])
The Ocean Pest!
Show/hide 12. Wanted for Murder-One, the Batman (Batman) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; James Gordon; Arthur Reeves (Introduction?); Jonah Jory; "Squeaky" Piper; Sy Semple; Anderson P. Forsythe

Credits

Writing
Denny O'Neil, scripter
Art
Irv Novick, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
John Costanza, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #225 (September 1970)
Wanted for Murder-One, the Batman
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Camelot 3000) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"It was foretold that England's greatest champion..."

Featuring

Feature
Camelot 3000

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for DC's "Camelot 3000" series.

Show/hide 14. Untitled [Case Files] Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Manhunter from Mars; Elongated Man; The Human Target; Jason Bard; Roy Raymond; Captain Compass; Mysto

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jim Aparo, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer

Notes

Back cover. Promos of the stories with characters and story titles.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Mike W. Barr credited as "special consultant."

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35475

Entry created

  • 28/12/2007

Index completed

  • 06/10/2021

Last updated

  • 06/10/2021