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DC Super Stars was a comics anthology series published by DC Comics from March 1976 to February 1978.[1] Starting off as a reprint title, it finished its run with original stories.

DC Super Stars
Cover of DC Super Stars #1 (March 1976). Art by Nick Cardy.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
ScheduleMonthly (issues #1-12)
Bi-monthly (issues #13-18)
FormatStandard
Publication dateMarch 1976 – January/February 1978
No. of issues18
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Publication historyEdit

The tagline "The Line of DC Super-Stars" was used as a brand emblem on comic books published by DC Comics beginning in December 1973 and ending January 1977.[2] The DC Super Stars series began with a March 1976 cover date.[1] A recurring feature of the title's early run was "DC Super-Stars of Space", special issues reprinting Silver Age science-fiction stories starring such characters as Adam Strange, Hawkman, the Atomic Knights, Space Cabbie, Captain Comet, Tommy Tomorrow, the Star Rovers, and Space Ranger.[1][3]

The series' middle period was marked by theme issues — Aquaman, heroes with guns, sports, magic-users — until issue #12, which heralded the title's second original story, featuring Superboy.[4] From that point until DC Super Stars was cancelled after issue #18, the series contained new stories about a range of different characters (some being showcased for their own titles), as well as a collection of "secret origin" stories.[5] The Bronze Age Huntress made her first appearance in DC Super Stars #17 (November/December 1977) in a story written by Paul Levitz and drawn by Joe Staton[6] and Bob Layton.

Collected editionsEdit

  • Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 1 includes the Legion of Super-Heroes story from DC Super Stars #17, 312 pages, June 2017, ISBN 978-1401272913
  • Huntress: Dark Knight Daughter includes the Huntress story from DC Super Stars #17, 224 pages, December 2006, ISBN 978-1401209131
  • Catwoman: A Celebration of 75 Years includes the Huntress story from DC Super Stars #17, 408 pages, November 2015, ISBN 978-1401260064
  • Deadman Vol. 3 includes the Phantom Stranger and Deadman story from DC Super Stars #18, 176 pages, December 2012, ISBN 978-1401237288

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c DC Super Stars at the Grand Comics Database
  2. ^ "The Line of DC Super-Stars (Brand Emblem)". Grand Comics Database. n.d.
  3. ^ "Scott's Classic Comics Corner: DC Super-Starsgazing Pt. 1". Comic Book Resources. July 21, 2009. Archived from the original on March 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "Scott's Classic Comics Corner: DC Super-Starsgazing Pt. 2". Comic Book Resources. July 23, 2009. Archived from the original on March 26, 2019.
  5. ^ "Scott's Classic Comics Corner: DC Super-Starsgazing Pt. 3". Comic Book Resources. July 28, 2009. Archived from the original on March 26, 2019.
  6. ^ McAvennie, Michael; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1970s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 175. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. DC Super Stars #17 (November–December 1977) While writer Paul Levitz and artist Joe Staton introduced the Huntress to the JSA in this month's All Star Comics #69, they concurrently shaped her origin in DC Super-Stars.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)

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