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The Best of DC (1979) - #5
"Year's Best Comics Stories"
DC Comics


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  Editor(s):
E. Nelson Bridwell
Julius Schwartz

Cover Artist(s):
Ross Andru
Dick Giordano
 

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Cover Date: June 1980
Cover Price: US $0.95

Issue Tagline: 132 Prize-Winning Pages!

Format: Color; Anthology; 128 pages

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Synopsis:
None entered.

Reprints/Collects:
Action Comics (1938) #502
Adventure Comics (1938) #466
DC Comics Presents (1978) #10
Detective Comics (1937) #483
G.I. Combat (1952) #213
House of Mystery (1951) #267
Jonah Hex (1977) #24
Secrets of Haunted House (1975) #17
The Superman Family (1974) #196
The Superman Family (1974) #197

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Sam Bronson
An image for Bulldozer (DC)(Easy Co.) exists Bulldozer (DC)(Easy Co.)
An image for Galactic Golem exists Galactic Golem
An image for Jonah Woodson Hex exists Jonah Woodson Hex
An image for Ice Cream Soldier (Easy Co.) exists Ice Cream Soldier (Easy Co.)
An image for Jackie Johnson (Easy Co.) exists Jackie Johnson (Easy Co.)
An image for Little Sure Shot (Easy Co.) exists Little Sure Shot (Easy Co.)
  An image for Parasite (DC)(Earth-1)(Raymond Jensen) exists Parasite (DC)(Earth-1)(Raymond Jensen)
Rovos
An image for Sgt. Rock exists Sgt. Rock
An image for Supergirl (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(Linda Lee) exists Supergirl (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(Linda Lee)
An image for Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Wildman (DC)(Easy Co.) exists Wildman (DC)(Easy Co.)

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"The Miracle Man of Easy Company" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Cary Bates

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Joe Staton

Inker(s):
Jack Abel - 'Gary Michaels'

Colorist(s):
Adrienne Roy

Letterer(s):
Ben Oda

Editor(s):
E. Nelson Bridwell
Julius Schwartz

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An image for Bulldozer (DC)(Easy Co.) exists Bulldozer (DC)(Easy Co.)
An image for Ice Cream Soldier (Easy Co.) exists Ice Cream Soldier (Easy Co.)
An image for Jackie Johnson (Easy Co.) exists Jackie Johnson (Easy Co.)
An image for Little Sure Shot (Easy Co.) exists Little Sure Shot (Easy Co.)
An image for Sgt. Rock exists Sgt. Rock
An image for Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Wildman (DC)(Easy Co.) exists Wildman (DC)(Easy Co.)

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Easy Company (DC)
Nazis

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Originally published in DC Comics Presents (1978) #10.

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"Never Say Die!" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Len Wein

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José Luis García-López

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José Luis García-López

Colorist(s):
Glynis Wein

Letterer(s):
Ben Oda

Editor(s):
Ross Andru

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Originally published in Adventure Comics (1938) #466.

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Writer(s):
Michael L. Fleisher

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Luis Dominguez

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Luis Dominguez

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Bob K. LeRose

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Ben Oda

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Ross Andru

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Sam Bronson
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Originally published in Jonah Hex (1977) #24.

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Joe Staton

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Frank Chiaramonte

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Adrienne Roy

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Ben Oda

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Julius Schwartz

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Originally published in The Superman Family (1974) #196.

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Writer(s):
Don Thompson

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Jerry Serpe

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Paul Levitz

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Originally published in House of Mystery (1951) #267.

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Writer(s):
Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil

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Don Newton

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Dan Adkins

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Adrienne Roy

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Todd Klein

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Paul Levitz

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Originally published in Detective Comics (1937) #483.

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The Private Life Of Clark Kent

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Kurt Schaffenberger

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David 'Dave' Hunt

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Adrienne Roy

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Albert Tobias De Guzman

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Julius Schwartz

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Clark Kent (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
May Marigold (Earth-1)

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Originally published in The Superman Family (1974) #197.

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Robert 'Bob' Kanigher

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Sam J. Glanzman

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Jerry Serpe

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Gaspar Saladino - 'Gaspar'

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Haunted Tank
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Originally published in G.I. Combat (1952) #213.

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Greg Potter

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Noly Panaligan

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Originally published in Secrets of Haunted House (1975) #17.

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Curt Douglas Swan

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Gene D'Angelo

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Ben Oda

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E. Nelson Bridwell
Julius Schwartz

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Originally published in Action Comics (1938) #502.

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Joe Kubert

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Robert 'Bob' Oksner

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Originally published as the covers to The World of Krypton (1979) #3, Weird War Tales (1971) #80, Action Comics (1938) #496 & The Flash (1959) #279.

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