Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #38 - July 1983

sg"Superman vs. the Supernatural"? Hmm, doesn't seem like the firmest ground to build a digest upon, but I guess DC knew what it was doing...

Stories include:
"The Eliminator" by Leo Dorfman, Curt Swan, and Jack Abel
"The Truth Mirror" by Jerry Siegel, Curt Swan, and Stan Kaye
"The Demons from Pandora's Box" by Siegel and Kurt Schaffenberger(gosh, the artwork is beautiful here)
"The Enchanted Mountain" by Don Cameron and Ira Yarbrough
"The Spectre Suitor!" by Cary Bates, Werner Roth, and Vince Colletta
"The Spell of the Shandu Clock!" by Jerry Coleman, Wayne Boring, and Kaye
"The Ghost of Lois Lane" by Bill Finger, Boring, and Kaye
"The Black Magic of Supergirl" by Dorfman and Jim Mooney
"The Ghost That Haunted Clark Kent" by Dorfman, Swan, and Murphy Anderson

The cover is by Ed Hannigan and Bob Smith, with a spooky Superman on the front. Despite the potentially horrorific content, most of these stories are farily benign and forgettable, although this image did stick with me:
...Graphitti Designs needs to make this into a t-shirt, and I mean now.

1 comment:

Earth 2 Chris said...

I really liked this one as a kid because it seemed such an odd theme. A Batman vs. The Supernatural seems more appropriate, esp. since so many of the 70s stories had an eerie gothic feel to them.

I liked Hannigan and Smith's take on Berni Wrightson's take on Superman!