DC Special

    (DC, 1968-1971, 1975-1977)
™ and ©1971 DC Comics, Inc.

DC Special was an series of double-sized issues spotlighting different parts of the DC universe. One issue, for example, might consist of adventure stories from the early days of The Brave and the Bold, featuring heroes like the Viking Prince, the Silent Knight, and Robin Hood. Other issues centered around topics ranging from strange sports tales to the origins of Golden Age heroes. Virtually all of this material was reprinted from early DC comics, but at around 25¢ for 68 pages of reading, DC Special was a superior reading bargain.

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#1

  12/1/1968
  $0.25
  $61.00
15 copies available from $11.00
Reprints from Batman: Detective Comics #327; Flash II (Barry Allen): The Flash (1st Series)#148; Detective Chimp: Rex the Wonder Dog #57; Adam Strange: Mystery in Space #57; Brave and the Bold #45John Broome, Gardner FoxCarmine Infantino

#2

  3/1/1969
  $0.25
  $53.00
3 copies available from $14.00
Reprints from Leave it to Binky #51 (Nov 1955) and #52 (Jan-Feb 1956), Everything Happens to Harvey #4 (Mar-Apr 1954), Buzzy #53 (Jan 1954) and #54 (Feb 1954), A Date with Judy #58 (Apr-May 1957), Here’s Howie Comics #1 (Jan-Feb 1952), and Many Loves of Dobie Gillis #16 (Nov-Dec 1962) and #17 (Jan-Feb 1963); Jan-Mar issue; 68 pages; Swimsuit issue; Teen issueMort DruckerMort Drucker, Henry Boltinoff, Bob Oksner, Graham Place, Owen Fitzgerald, Irwin Hasen

#3

  6/1/1969
  $0.25
  $75.00
4 copies available from $7.05
New Material and reprints from Action Comics #304, Strange Adventures #18, Green Lantern (2nd Series) #16Gardner Fox, Robert Starr, Leo Dorfman, Robert KanigherJim Mooney, Alex Toth, Sy Barry, Gil Kane, H.G. Peter

#4

  9/1/1969
  $0.25
  $55.00
6 copies available from $9.50
Reprints from House of Mystery #19, House of Mystery #68; House of Mystery #15, House of Mystery #9, House of Mystery #62; House of Mystery #30, House of Mystery #26; House of Secrets #63, and Tales of the Unexpected #17Mark HannerfeldBill Fraut, Jack Kirby, Jerry Grandenetti, Leonard Starr, George Roussos, Carmine Infantino, Sheldon Moldoff, George Papp, John Prentice, Gene Colan, Bernard Baily

#5

  12/1/1969
  $0.25
  $31.00
8 copies available from $10.00
Reprints from Our Army at War #113, Showcase #2, Brave and the Bold #35, and Brave and the Bold #18Joe Kubert, Robert Kanigher, Gardner Fox, Bob HaneyJoe Kubert

#6

  3/1/1970
  $0.25
  $56.00
8 copies available from $11.00
Reprints from Legends of Daniel Boone #1, World’s Finest Comics #69, Frontier Fighters #4, Frontier Fighters #4, Frontier Fighters #1, and Detective Comics #178Dave WoodFred Ray, Leonard Starr, Howard Sherman, Joe Kubert

#7

  6/1/1970
  $0.25
  $46.00
7 copies available from $9.00
Reprints from Brave and the Bold #45, 46, 48, 49, Mystery in Space #39Gardner Fox, John BroomeCarmine Infantino

#8

  9/1/1970
  $0.25
  $46.00
5 copies available from $0.90
Reprints from World’s Finest Comics #129, The Flash #130, Green Lantern #7, and Brave and the Bold #36Dave Wood, John Broome, Gardner FoxJim Mooney, Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane, Joe Kubert, Murphy Anderson

#9

  12/1/1970
  $0.25
  $45.00
6 copies available from $5.75
Reprints from Brave and the Bold #45-48Gardner Fox, John BroomeCarmine Infantino

#10

  2/1/1971
  $0.25
  $39.00
6 copies available from $11.95
Reprints from Gang Busters #40, 58, 61, 65 and Showcase #1, 5Arnold DrakeCurt Swan, Joe Maneely, Ruben Moreira, Mort Meskin, John Prentice, Nick Cardy

#11

 
  $0.25
  $64.00
2 copies available from $13.00
Reprints from House of Mystery #70 (Jan 1958), #85 (Apr 1959), #97 (Apr 1960), #113 (Aug 1961), #116 (Nov 1961) and #175 (Jul-Aug 1968); Mar-Apr issue; Beware…the Monsters are Here!; 68 pagesJack Oleck, Len Wein, Jack KirbyJack Sparling, Bernard Baily, Jack Kirby, Ruben Moreira, Sergio Aragonés

#12

  6/1/1971
  $0.25
  $36.00
7 copies available from $9.00
Reprints from Brave and the Bold #1, 5, 9, 16Robert Kanigher, Bill Finger, Bob Haney, France Edward HerronJoe Kubert, Irv Novick, Russ Heath

#13

 
  $0.25
  $59.00
3 copies available from $8.00
Reprints from Brave and The Bold #47 (Apr-May 1963) and #49 (Aug-Sep 1963), Strange Adventures #94 (Jul 1958), #125 (Feb 1961) and #127 (Apr 1961), Mystery in Space #7 (Apr-May 1952), #9 (Aug-Sep 1952) and #15 (Aug-Sep 1953), and The Flash #112 (Apr-May 1960) and #149 (Dec 1964); Jul-Aug issue; Strangest Sports Stories Ever Told!; 68 pagesJohn Broome, Gardner Fox, Joe Millard, Mann RubinCarmine Infantino, Gil Kane, Howard Sherman, Alexander Toth

#14

  10/1/1971
  $0.25
  $28.00
8 copies available from $2.50
Reprints from Superman #47, The Flash (1st Series) #140, and World’s Finest Comics #55Don Cameron, John Broome, Bill WoolfolkIra Yarbrough, Carmine Infantino, Lew Schwartz

#15

  12/1/1971
  $0.25
  $31.00
7 copies available from $6.00
Police Comics #13 and Plastic Man #17, 25, 26Jack ColeJack Cole

#16

  3/1/1975
  $0.50
  $20.00
5 copies available from $2.00
Reprints from Detective Comics #339, Wonder Woman #170, The Flash (1st Series) #127, Superman (1st Series) #138Gardner Fox, John Broome, Otto Binder, Robert Kanigher, E. Nelson BridwellCarmine Infantino, Joe Giella, Mike Esposito, Ross Andru, Wayne Boring

#17

 
  $0.50
  $25.00
10 copies available from $1.64
Reprints from Green Lantern (2nd Series) #2 (Sep-Oct 1960), #6 (May-Jun 1961) and #26 (Jan 1964); Summer 1975John BroomeGil Kane, Joe Giella

#18

  11/1/1975
  $0.50
  $13.50
9 copies available from $1.75
Reprints Action Comics #342, Green Lantern #43, and Captain Marvel Adventures #122Jim Shooter, Gardner FoxWayne Boring, Gil Kane, C.C. Beck, Pete Costanza

#19

  1/1/1976
  $0.50
  $18.00
8 copies available from $3.50
Reprints from Action Comics #343 (Nov 1966), Green Lantern (2nd Series) #53 (Jun 1967), Strange Adventures #28 (Jan 1953) and #44 (May 1954), and Wonder Woman #106 (May 1959); Dec-Jan issue; War Against The GiantsJim Shooter, John Broome, Jack Miller, Robert Kanigher, Julius Schwartz, E. Nelson BridwellWayne Boring, Gil Kane, Sy Barry, Ross Andru, Morris Waldinger

#20

 
  $0.50
  $23.00
14 copies available from $4.50
Reprints from Green Lantern (2nd Series) #2 (Sep-Oct 1960), #8 (Sep-Oct 1961) and #30 (Jul 1964); Feb-Mar issueJohn BroomeGil Kane

#21

  5/1/1976
  $0.50
  $15.00
7 copies available from $4.50
Reprints from Action Comics #326, Green Lantern (2nd Series) #3, Star Spangled War #132, Marvel Family #7Otto Binder, John Broome, Robert KanigherCurt Swan, Gil Kane, Russ Heath, Pete Costanza

#22

  7/1/1976
  $0.50
  $24.00
8 copies available from $5.00
New material Brave and the Bold #6 and Robin Hood Tales #14Denny O’Neil, Bob HaneyGeorge Moliterni, Joe Kubert, Ross Andru

#23

  9/1/1976
  $0.50
  $32.00
6 copies available from $3.95
New material and reprints from Brave and the Bold #9 and Robin Hood Tales #7Bob HaneyLee Elias, Russ Heath, Ross Andru

#24

  11/1/1976
  $0.50
  $21.00
10 copies available from $4.25
New material and reprints Brave and the Bold #11, 15Murray Boltinoff, Bill Finger, Wesley MarshLee Elias, Russ Heath, Joe Kubert

#25

  11/1/1977
  $0.50
  $19.00
7 copies available from $3.50
New material and reprints from Brave and the Bold #7, 8, 15Murray Boltinoff, Bill Finger, Bob HaneyLee Elias, Russ Heath, Joe Kubert

#26

  3/1/1977
  $0.50
  $18.00
8 copies available from $3.50
Reprints from Star Spangled War Stories #139 (Jun-Jul 1968) and #143 (Feb-Mar 1969), and Our Army at War #151 (Feb 1965); Enemy Ace; Feb-Mar issueRobert KanigherJoe Kubert

#27

  5/1/1977
  $0.50
  $20.00
8 copies available from $3.75
Versus ChronosBob RozakisRich Buckler

#28

 
  $0.60
  $14.00
6 copies available from $4.25
Versus Quakemaster; Jun-Jul issue; Eath Shattering Disasters; Elizabeth Safian coloring as Liz BerubeBob Rozakis, Gerry Conway, Paul LevitzJohn Calnan, Don Newton, Arvell Jones, Jim Aparo, Curt Swan

#29

  9/1/1977
  $0.60
  $29.00
5 copies available from $2.14
Origin of Justice Society of AmericaPaul LevitzJoe Staton