DC Super Stars

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DC Super Stars
Cover of DC Super Stars #1 (March 1976). Art by Nick Cardy.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
Schedule Monthly (issues #1-12)
Bi-monthly (issues #13-18)
Format Standard
Genre
Publication date March 1976 – January/February 1978
Number of issues 18
Editor(s) E. Nelson Bridwell (issues #1-8),
Jack C. Harris (issue #9),
Julius Schwartz (issue #10),
Carl Gafford (issue #11),
Paul Levitz (issues #12-15 and #17-18),
Joe Orlando (issue #16)

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

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. 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. 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[1] and Bob Layton.

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  1. ^ 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. 

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