DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #16

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1981
Page count
100
Cover price
0.95 USD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/35848

Credits

Editing
Laurie Sutton

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Green Lantern) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern

Credits

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dan Adkins
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

Figure taken from page 11 of "Ulysses Star Is Still Alive" in Green Lantern #79.

Show/hide 1. Green Lantern Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Script
Laurie Sutton ?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Death Be My Destiny! (Green Lantern; Green Arrow) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern; Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake Lance]; Old-Timer; Guardians of the Universe; Mother Juna

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Synopsis

Green Lantern and Green Arrow, now joined by Black Canary, travel to Oa and find that Old-Timer has been found guilty by the Tribune. The Guardians strip him of his immortality and sentence him to live out his days on the planet Maltus. The heroes go with him into his exile and discover a planet wildly over-populated due to the efforts of Mother Juna. After they put a stop to her work, the Old-Timer vows to restore balance to Maltus.

Notes

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

Show/hide 3. How Do You Fight a Nightmare? (Green Lantern; Green Arrow) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern; Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake Lance]; Witch Queen; Sinestro; Medusa

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Bernie Wrightson (p. 13)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #82 (February-March 1971)
How Do You Fight a Nightmare?
Also printed
Australia
Green Lantern Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #5 ([July 1977?])
How Do You Fight a Nightmare?
 
United States
Green Lantern/Green Arrow (DC, 1983 series) #4 (January 1984)
How Do You Fight a Nightmare?
 
United States
Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard-Traveling Heroes (DC, 1992 series) ([May] 1992)
How Do You Fight a Nightmare?
 
United States
Green Lantern/Green Arrow (DC, 2004 series) #1 ([May] 2004)
How Do You Fight a Nightmare?

Synopsis

When Green Arrow and Black Canary are confronted by harpies, GA calls Green Lantern for help. GL follows the harpies into a trap laid by The Witch Queen on behalf of her brother Sinestro. Following a lead, GA and BC meet a group of Amazons, who, impressed by Black Canary's fighting skills, explain how in the distant past they were banished to another plane by a wizard, but have been allowed to return by The Witch Queen to make all men pay. With this information, the duo follows the trail to The Witch Queen and rescue Green Lantern from banishment and the grasp of the legendary Medusa.

Notes

Credits for script and pencils confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Though Wrightson is credited in an editor's note on p. 13, Schwartz' records mention only Giordano as inker.

Show/hide 4. Peril in Plastic (Green Lantern; Green Arrow) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern; Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Carol Ferris; Black Hand [Wilbur Palm]; Dinah Drake Lance [Black Canary]

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #84 (June-July 1971)
Peril in Plastic
Also printed
Australia
Green Lantern Album (Murray, 1978? series) #8 ([May 1978?])
Peril in Plastic
 
United States
Green Lantern/Green Arrow (DC, 1983 series) #5 ([February 1984])
Peril in Plastic
 
United States
Green Lantern/Green Arrow: More Hard-Traveling Heroes (DC, 1993 series) ([March] 1993)
Peril in Plastic
 
United States
Green Lantern/Green Arrow (DC, 2004 series) #2 ([July] 2004)
Peril in Plastic

Synopsis

While Carol Ferris is in Piper's Dell, the sea wall protecting the town begins to give way, so Hal responds as Green Lantern. After saving the town, GL is given a tour of the plastic factory. Weakened by gas emitted by the plastic pins produced there, he is unable to fight back, so he sends his ring to Green Arrow. When he revives, he finds that his old enemy Black Hand uses the pins to keep the community under his control. He sends GL and Carol out into the streets to face the wrath of the townspeople, but Green Arrow arrives in time with GL’s ring, and GL traps Black Hand in his own plastic.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. The plastic pin, the "kaluta," is named after artist Mike Kaluta.

Show/hide 5. The Killing of an Archer (Green Lantern; Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern; Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Dinah Drake Lance [Black Canary]

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Synopsis

During an attack, Green Arrow accidentally kills one of his assailants. After he calls Dinah to say good-bye forever, Dinah summons Green Lantern, who finds the same thugs who attacked GA have now planted a bomb in his building.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Labeled "Chapter 1" on the title page, though the following installments of the series are not labeled chapters.

Show/hide 6. Green Arrow Is Dead! (Green Lantern; Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern; Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake Lance]; Sister Joshua

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Synopsis

As Green Lantern struggles to minimize the damage the bomb placed in Green Arrow's building does, Black Canary joins him. Elsewhere, Green Arrow abandons his old life and enters a monastery. Back home, while looking for traces of GA, Black Canary stumbles across the remnants of the racist cult of which she was once a member, now led by Sister Joshua. She is attacked by the cult members and thrown off a roof, but saved by the last minute appearance of Green Lantern.

Notes

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

Show/hide 7. The Fate of an Archer (Green Lantern; Green Arrow) Comic story, 9.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern; Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake Lance]

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Art
Neal Adams
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #219 (December 1972-January 1973)
The Fate of an Archer
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #100 ([August 1973?])
The Fate of an Archer  (S-1321)
 
United States
Green Lantern/Green Arrow: More Hard-Traveling Heroes (DC, 1993 series) ([March] 1993)
The Fate of an Archer
 
United States
Green Lantern/Green Arrow (DC, 2004 series) #2 ([July] 2004)
The Fate of an Archer

Synopsis

When Black Canary is hit by a car and desperately needs a transfusion, Green Lantern's search for Green Arrow becomes even more urgent. A report on the wreckage of the Arrow-Plane leads Green Lantern to Green Arrow, but also to a scavenger, who nearly kills Green Lantern before Green Arrow can grab his bow and remember who he really is.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Actually bannered as a "Green Lantern and Green Arrow" feature on the splash page.

Show/hide 8. Here She Comes! (Wonder Woman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman

Credits

Pencils
Gene Colan

Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for "new" Wonder Woman series.

Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Green Lantern) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

"Green Lantern and Green Arrow starring in..."

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern

Credits

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Dick Giordano
Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover. Four headshots of Green Lantern from Green Lantern #89 (top left), #83 (top right and bottom left), and #86 (bottom right), and the titles of the stories in the issue.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36390

Entry created

  • 17/05/2008

Index completed

  • 18/08/2019

Last updated

  • 18/08/2019