Monday, May 21, 2007

Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #13 - June 1981

Sure, it's more Superman, but its reprints(mostly) from his brief non-Batman-team-up issues of World's Finest, so that gives DC the chance to throw in some guest stars. It says something about the kind of stern stuff superheroes are made from, that mortals like Batgirl and Green Arrow can be floating miles above Earth and look happy about it.

Stories include:

• "A Prize of Peril" co-starring Green Lantern, by Denny O'Neil, Dick Dillin, and Joe Giella 
"The Fury of the Kryptonian Killer" co-starring Supergirl, by Jim Shooter, Curt Swan, and George Klein 
"World of Faceless Slaves" co-starring Green Arrow, by Elliott S! Maggin, Dillin, and Giella 
"Menace of the Energy Blackmailers" co-starring Batgirl, by Maggin, Swan, and Phil Zupa(?) 
"Who's Minding The Earth?" co-starring Aquaman, by the great Steve Skeates, Dillin, and Giella

...I have two questions after looking over the collection. First, just how fast was Dick Dillin? He drew JLA for over a decade, never missing an issue. How the heck did he have time to draw some issues of World's Finest?? Second, just what must have Dillin been thinking when he had to draw this panel from O'Neil's "A Prize of Peril":


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