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DC Special Series (1977) comic books

  • Issue #1
    DC Special Series (1977) 1
    • Mis-cut.
    • Water damage.

    5-Star Superhero Spectacular. The first DC Special is also one of the earliest Dollar Comics, an 80-page, ad-free innovation DC pioneered in the late 70s. Includes a Flash story written by Cary Bates, with art by Irv Novick; a Green Lantern story written by Denny O'Neil, with art by Joe Staton; an Aquaman story written by Gerry Conway, with art by Dick Dillin; and an Atom story written by Paul Kupperberg, with art by Steve Stiles. The Batman story, written by Martin Pasko with art by Mike Nasser and Joe Rubinstein, is a crossover with the short-lived Kobra series, and serves as its finale (originally planned for the unpublished Kobra #8). Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #2
    DC Special Series (1977) 2
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #1247992024

    Swamp Thing Berni Wrightson reprints. 1977 issue: Title on cover of comic reads: The Original Swamp Thing Saga. NOTE: This issue, #2, has a #1 on cover--very confusing as neither the cover title nor the issue number match the actual series and number! Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #3
    DC Special Series (1977) 3

    Sgt. Rock Special. Three war stories: Easy Is Missing, written by Robert Kanigher, with art by Doug Wildey; After The Panama Locks, script and art by Sam Glanzman; and War Games, script and art by Sergio Aragones. Cover by Joe Kubert. 52 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #4
    DC Special Series (1977) 4

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    Unexpected Special. Six horror stories in the tradition of DCs long-running Unexpected series, written by George Kashdan, Carl Wessler and Murray Boltinoff, with art by Alex Nino, Ernie Chan, Bill Payne, E. R. Cruz, Romeo Tanghal and Fred Carrillo. Cover by Luis Dominguez. 52 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #5
    DC Special Series (1977) 5
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    Superman Spectacular. Superman battles the Brainiac-Luthor team; written by Cary Bates and Martin Pasko, with art by Curt Swan and Vince Colletta. Also includes a symposium about whether Supes should marry Lois, with contributions by Jerry Siegel, Martin Pasko, Mort Weisinger, Denny O'Neil, Len Wein, Cary Bates, Gerry Conway, and Swan. Cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Dick Giordano. 84 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #6
    DC Special Series (1977) 6

    Secret Society of Super-Villains Special. Written by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Arvell Jones. Inks by Bob McLeod. Captain Comet discovers the Societys plan to wipe out the JLA, and sets out to stop it. Also includes a history of the Secret Society. Cover by Rich Buckler and Jack Abel. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #7
    DC Special Series (1977) 7
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #1497183015

    Ghosts Special. Six horror stories in the tradition of DCs long-running Ghosts series, written by George Kashdan, Leo Dorfman, Bob Haney, Carl Wessler and Murray Boltinoff, with art by Alex Nino, Art Saaf, John Calnan, Bill Payne, E. R. Cruz, Jerry Grandenetti and Teny Henson. Cover by Luis Dominguez. 52 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #8
    DC Special Series (1977) 8

    Brave and the Bold Special. Batman joins forces with an odd assortment of heroes: Deadman, Sgt. Rock and Sherlock Holmes. Written by Bob Haney, with art by Ric Estrada and Dick Giordano. Cover by Jim Aparo. 52 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #9
    DC Special Series (1977) 9
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Scratching to front of case.
    • Label #1497418015

    Wonder Woman Spectacular. The Amazon princess battles the god of war during World War II. Written by Jack C. Harris, with art by Steve Ditko, Russ Heath, Jose Delbo, Dick Ayers and Vince Colletta. Also includes a map of Wonder Womans home, Paradise Island. Cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Dick Giordano. 84 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #10
    DC Special Series (1977) 10
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #1497137013

    Secret Origins of Super-Heroes. "This Immortal Destiny" Written by Paul Levitz. Pencils by Joe Staton. Inks by Mike Nasser. Origin of Doctor Fate " This Light A-Boring" Written by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Don Newton. Inks by F. Chiaramonte. Origin of Lightray (of the New Gods). "The Canary is a Bird of Prey" Written by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Mike Vosburg. Inks by Terry Austin. Origin of Black Canary. Cover by Rich Buckler and Jack Abel. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #11
    DC Special Series (1977) 11

    Flash Spectacular. Flash, Kid Flash, the Golden Age Flash and Johnny Quick battle Gorilla Grodd and Turtle Man. Written by Cary Bates, with art by Irv Novick, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Kurt Schaffenberger, Murphy Anderson, Alex Saviuk and Wally Wood. Also includes a guide to the Flashs rogues gallery of enemies. Cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. This comic book measures 10 3/8 in length, a 1/4 inch longer than regular comics. 80-Page Giant Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #12
    DC Special Series (1977) 12

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    Secrets of the Haunted House Special. Five horror stories in the tradition of DCs long-running Secrets series, written by Paul Levitz, Arnold Drake, Bob Toomey, and Jack Oleck, with art by Tom Sutton, Teny Henson, Danny Bulanadi, Romeo Tanghal, Bill Draut, Bill Draut and Russ Heath. Cover by Jim Starlin. 52 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #13
    DC Special Series (1977) 13

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    Sgt. Rock Spectacular. Rock and the Easy Co. face off against a Panzer squadron. Written by Robert Kanigher, with art by Ric Estrada, Lee Elias, and Romeo Tanghal. Also includes an early story by Rick Veitch. Cover by Joe Kubert. 84 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #14
    DC Special Series (1977) 14

    The Original Swamp Thing Saga. Continuing the reprints of the first Swamp Thing stories that began with DC Special #2. This issue presents The Patchwork Man and Monster on the Moors, from Swamp Thing #3 and #4. Written by Len Wein, with fantastic art by Berni Wrightson. Cover by Wrightson. 52 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #15
    DC Special Series (1977) 15

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    Batman Spectacular. The Dark Knight contends with Ra's Al Ghul and an apparent ghost. Written by Denny O'Neil and David V. Reed, with art by Marshall Rogers, Mike Nasser, Michael Golden and Dick Giordano. Also includes an illustrated text Batman story by O'Neil. Wraparound cover by Rogers. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #16
    DC Special Series (1977) 16

    Jonah Hex Spectacular. Adventures of Western heroes Scalphunter and Bat Lash, plus the strange death of Jonah Hex. Written by Denny O'Neil, Michael Fleisher and Gerry Conway, with art by Russ Heath, George Moliterni, Dick Ayers and Danny Bulanadi. Cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. 68 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #17
    DC Special Series (1977) 17
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1497137015

    The Original Swamp Thing Saga. Continuing the reprints of the first Swamp Thing stories from DC Specials #2 and #14. This issue presents The Last of the Ravenwood Witches, A Clockwork Horror, and Night of the Bat from Swamp Thing #5, #6 and #7. The latter story features STs first encounter with Batman. Written by Len Wein, with fantastic art by Berni Wrightson. Cover by Wrightson. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #18
    DC Special Series (1977) 18

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    Digest-sized. Sgt. Rocks Prize Battle Tales. Reprints of DC war stories featuring Rock and the Easy Co., the Unknown Soldier, and the Enemy Ace. There are 10 stories in all, some of them based on real historical events. Written by Robert Kanigher, Bob Haney, Eddie Herron, Sheldon Mayer, Archie Goodwin, Hank Chapman, and Sam Glanzman, with art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath, Ross Andru, John Severin, Alex Toth, Jack Abel, Mort Drucker, Jack Sparling, and Mike Esposito. Cover by Kubert. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #19
    DC Special Series (1977) 19

    Digest sized. Secret Origins of Super-Heroes. Reprints and one original story featuring the origins of Wonder Woman, the Elongated Man, Aquaman, the Legion of Super-Heroes, Supergirl and Robin. Written by Cary Burkett, Robert Kanigher, Edmond Hamilton, John Broome, Robert Bernstein, E. Nelson Bridwell, Gardner Fox, and Otto Binder, with art by Jose Delbo, Ross Andru, Dick Sprang, Carmine Infantino, Ramona Fradon, George Tuska, Joe Kubert, Al Plastino, Mike Esposito and Vince Colletta. Also includes an introduction by E. Nelson Bridwell. Cover by Andru and Esposito. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #20
    DC Special Series (1977) 20

    The Original Swamp Thing Saga. Continuing the reprints of the first Swamp Thing stories from DC Specials #2, #14 and #17. This issue presents The Lurker in Tunnel 13, The Stalker from Beyond, and The Man Who Would Not Die from Swamp Thing #8, #9 and #10. (The man in the latter story is, of course, Arcane.) Written by Len Wein, with fantastic art by Berni Wrightson. Cover by Wrightson. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #21
    DC Special Series (1977) 21

    Super-Star Holiday Special. Christmas-themed stories featuring an odd mix of characters: Batman, the Legion of Super-Heroes, Jonah Hex, Sgt. Rock, Cain and Abel, and the Phantom Stranger. Would be completely unremarkable, except that it includes Frank Millers very first Batman story, written by Denny O'Neil. Other writers include Bob Rozakis, Robert Kanigher, Paul Levitz, and Michael Fleisher, with art by Dick Ayers, Romeo Tanghal, Dick Ayers, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Dick Giordano. Cover by Garcia-Lopez. 68 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #22
    DC Special Series (1977) 22

    G.I. Combat. DC war stories, including two featuring The Haunted Tank. Written by Robert Kanigher, Carl Wessler, David Allikas, and Arnold Drake, with art by Sam Glanzman, Jose Matucenio, E. R. Cruz, and Ernesto Patricio. Cover by Joe Kubert. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #23
    DC Special Series (1977) 23

    World's Finest. Cover by Ross Andru & Dick Giordano. Superman and Batman in "The Composite Superman" & "Battle Bewteen Titans" from World's Finest #142 by Edmond Hamilton, Curt Swan & George Klein. Robin, Legion of Super-Heroes, Batplane, Lois Lane apps. Green Arrow in "Menace of the Mechanical Octopus" from World's Finest # 97 by Jack Kirby. Speedy app. Aquaman & Aqualad in "The Day Aquaman Lost His Powers" from World's Finest #137 by Ramona Fradon & Lynne Gelfer. Superman & Batman in "The Has-Been Superman" from World's Finest #178 by Cary Bates, Curt Swan & Jack Abel. Aunt Harriet, Green Arrow, Speedy, Robin, The Nova, Batmobile apps Superman & Batman in "Superman's Perfect Crime" from World's Finest #180 by Cary Bates, Ross Andru & Mike Esposito. Alfred, Batcopter apps. World's Finest Heroes: A complete World's Finest Checklist! Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #24
    DC Special Series (1977) 24

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    Flash digest. 3 Classic tales of Barry Allen. Note: Issues 25-27 are treasury size and can be found under DC Special Series (Treasury). Cover by Ross Andru & Dick Giordano. The Flash and the Elongated Man in "The Pied Piper's Double Doom" by Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino & Joe Giella. The Flash, The Golden Age Flash (Jay Garrick), Doctor Fate and Doctor Mid-Nite in "The See-Nothing Spells of Abra-Kadabra" by Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino, & Sid Greene. The Flash and Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) in "Trail of the False Green Lanterns" by Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino & Joe Giella. Digest Size. Cover price $0.75.