Wednesday, January 14, 2009

DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #6 - Feb. 1981

You will believe in Ghosts!

This issue of DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest features seventeen stories culled from DC's horror titles.

Fifteen of the seventeen stories are anthology-style tales, but DC devoted a little space to our hero The Phantom Stranger, as well as his frequent sparring partner, Dr. Thirteen.

The Phantom Stranger story is from the 17th issue of his title, the classic "Image in Wax" by Len Wein and Jim Aparo:

The suitably spooky front cover is by Nick Cardy, and the spiffy back cover is by Ross Andru and Steve Mitchell, where Dr. Thirteen isn't even polite enough not to dis the book he's guest-starring in:
Seeing this back cover, it really makes me wish DC had thrown the Stranger a bone and given him his own digest collection. A hundred pages of Stranger stories by Wein/Aparo and Broome/Infantino would've made for one hell of a collection, don't you think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sargon never looked so good as in that one Aparo panel.

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