Thursday, August 23, 2007

Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #69 - Feb. 1986

sgWell, they did Year's Best Superman and Year's Best Batman, why not Year's Best Team Stories?

The cover is by our pal Joe Staton, and does indeed feature some great stories:
"We Are Gathered Here Today..." by Marv Wolfman, George Perez, Mike DeCarlo, and Dick Giordano, from Tales of the New Teen Titans #50, the Donna Troy wedding issue.

Even though I was fourteen when I read that issue and hardly interested in weddings, I remembered really liking this issue, because they took the gamble of doing a straight wedding story, and not, you know, have the Fearsome Five break in at the last second.

The other stories are "A Thorn Grows in Paradise" by Roy Thomas, Don Newton, and Joe Rubinstein (from Infinity Inc. #13)
"Triangle?" by Paul Levitz, Mindy Newell, Dan Jurgens, and Karl Kesel
...and the underrated classic "Who's Afraid of the Big Red 'S'?" by Mike W. Barr and Jim Aparo (from Batman and the Outsiders #19--it's a nice, heartwarming Christmas story, plus you get to see Superman and Geo-Force beat the crap out of each other for five pages! One of my all-time favorites.)

One of my favorite single digest collections--each story is solid, and some are even classics; amazing that DC published them all in the space of a single year!

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