The Best of DC #52

DC Comics

United States

Published
September 1984
Page count
148
Cover price
1.75 USD; 2.25 CAD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/39054

Credits

Editing
Nicola Cuti (editor)
Tom Condon (managing editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Year's Best Comics Stories Cover, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy; horror-suspense; superhero; war
Characters
Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern; Elongated Man; Green Arrow; Teen Titans; Legion of Super-Heroes; Blackhawks; Swamp Thing; Metamorpho; Firestorm; Aquaman

Credits

Pencils
Paris Cullins [as Cullins]
Inks
Dick Giordano [as Giordano]
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

Wrap-around cover. Signed on the back cover.

Show/hide 1. Best of DC -- Year's Best Comics Stories Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Script
Nicola Cuti ?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Siege! (New Teen Titans) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
New Teen Titans
Genre
Superhero
Code
G-1318

Credits

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Keith Pollard (layouts)
Inks
Romeo Tanghal (finishes)
Colours
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza
Show/hide 3. The Death of Blackhawk Island! (Blackhawk) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Blackhawk
Genre
Adventure; war

Credits

Script
Mark Evanier
Art
Dan Spiegle
Colours
Carl Gafford
Letters
Carrie McCarthy
Show/hide 4. The Birthright (Amethyst) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Amethyst
Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Amethyst; Dark Opal (intro, villain); Fire Jade (intro); Herb Winston; Marion Winston; Belaz; Granch; Citrina; Sardonyx (villain); Fauna; Laral; Lord Amethyst (flashback); Lady Amethyst (flashback)

Credits

Script
Dan Mishkin
Gary Cohn
Art
Ernie Colón
Colours
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza

Reprint history

First print
United States
Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld (DC, 1983 series) #1 (May 1983)
The Birthright
Also printed
Australia
Adventure (Federal, 1983 series) #4 ([July 1984?])
The Birthright
Show/hide 5. Violet's Story (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 21 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Paul Levitz
Keith Giffen (co-plot)
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colours
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza
Show/hide 6. The Dummy - Part 2 (Sgt. Rock) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Sgt. Rock
Genre
War

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Art
Frank Redondo
Colours
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Esphid Mahilum [as Esphid]
Show/hide 7. Stopover in a Place of Secret Truths (Swamp Thing) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Swamp Thing
Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Steve Bissette
Inks
John Totleben
Colours
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Costanza

Notes

Story title wrong in Table of Contents.

Show/hide 8. Look to the Mountaintop (Batman) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Bob Smith
Colours
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #533 (December 1983)
Look to the Mountaintop
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Federal, 1982 series) #19 ([March 1986?])
Look to the Mountaintop
Show/hide 9. You Gotta Be Kidding!!! Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Code
L-1650

Credits

Author
Nicola Cuti
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover. Discussion of the reasons for choosing the stories.


Notes

No number or date in the indicia. September 1984 is cover date.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36938

Entry created

  • 12/07/2008

Index completed

  • 02/09/2019

Last updated

  • 02/09/2019