The Best of DC Digest No. 48 Cover by Bender & Giordano

July 26, 2023|In General

The digests were DC’s reprint program during a time when the full-sized comics declared they were about “The New DC.” DC had great reprints integrated into their regular comics going back decades, but after the DC Implosion they were very much about regaining ground and market share. So it’s understandable that they wanted to keep the old separated from the new.

The digests were a lot of fun and were a great way for readers to take some deep dives into the DC back catalogue. This issue with a Howard Bender and Dick Giordano cover comes from almost the end of the digests with the classic hero lineup only a year before it would all be changed by Crisis on Infinite Earths. DC would never be as fun again.


Best of DC Digest 48 published by DC Comics

As published.

Best of DC Digest 48 cover illustration by Howard Bender & Dick Giordano

Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Art made production ready with missing bits drawn in.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Art made production ready.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Full wraparound cover.