Sunday, May 27, 2007

Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #16 - Sept. 1981

sgA collection of Superman anniversary stories? Celebrating such milestones as the 23rd anniversary, the 36th anniversary(what is that, the Mylar anniversary?)? Ok, DC, if you say so...

Stories include:
"The Origin of Superman" (10th anniversary) by Bill Finger and Wayne Boring
"The Super-Key to Fort Superman" (20th) by Jerry Coleman, Boring, and Stan Kaye
"The War Between Jimmy Olsen and Superman"(21st anniversary, and my money's on the Kryptonian) by Alvin Schwartz, Curt Swan, and George Klein
"The Conquest of Superman" (23rd anniversary) by Finger, Swan, and John Forte (tho the story is credited to George Klein)
"The Trial of Superman" (25th anniversary) by Edmond Hamilton and George Papp
"The Superman-Batman Split" (30th anniversary) by Cary Bates and Neal Adams
"Make Way for Captain Thunder" (36th anniversary) by Elliott S! Maggin, Swan, and Bob Oksner a text piece by the always reliable ENB.

Before we go, though, let's discuss the cover by Rich Buckler and Dick Giordano for a second--Batgirl gets invited, but not Wonder Woman? I guess Lois, undoubtedly in charge of the party, wasn't about to let that super-powered hussy come to her boyfriend's party.* And instead of sitting around smiling, howabout somebody arrest the super-criminal?

*I know, this cover is just reflecting the characters in this book's stories. Just go with me on this.

1 comment:

Earth 2 Chris said...

i was SO confused by Make Way for Captain Thunder. I got Earth 1/Earth 2, but this one just blew my mind. Still, the Captain is out there. DC should do something with him!

The reprint of "The Superman/Batman Split" may have been the first time I saw a Neal Adams drawn story. I probably thought to myself "Hey, it's the Power Records guy!"