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Limited Collectors' Edition   (1973)
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Publisher: DC Comics

Publication Date: Summer 1973 - 1978

Country: United States

Language: English

Title Continuity:
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973) C-25 continues to Famous 1st Edition (1974) C-26
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973) C-27 continues from Famous 1st Edition (1974) C-26
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973) C-27 continues to Famous 1st Edition (1974) C-28
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973) C-29 continues to Famous 1st Edition (1974) C-30
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973) C-29 continues from Famous 1st Edition (1974) C-28
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973) C-31 continues from Famous 1st Edition (1974) C-30
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973) C-52 continues to All-New Collectors' Edition (1978) C-53
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973) C-57 continues to All-New Collectors' Edition (1978) C-58
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973) C-57 continues from All-New Collectors' Edition (1978) C-56
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973) C-59 continues to All-New Collectors' Edition (1978) C-60
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973) C-59 continues from All-New Collectors' Edition (1978) C-58

Notes:
Information from Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics (www.dcindexes.com):

In late 1972, DC pioneered a new comic format: Treasury-Sized. The first of these Treasury-Sized or "tabloid" comics appeared before Christmas 1972 and featured Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer in all-new adventures. The 80-page tabloid was priced at $1. (It may be found here.)

The following summer DC returned to the format for a series of bi-monthly specials. The first of these specials featured Shazam and was labeled "Limited Collectors' Edition". DC began using a numbering system on the tabloids beginning with #C-21. Like other Giant series of the time such as 100-Page Super Spectaculars, DC used a letter prefix and started skipped several numbers. Issues #1-20 do not exist.

The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide lists the original Rudolph tabloid unofficially as Limited Collectors' Edition #C-20, though it was not numbered or labeled as such. In Comic Book Marketplace #69 Jon McClure postulates that the numbers on first issues of Giant series contained volume numbers. For example he speculates that Super DC Giant #13 stood for #1 Vol. 3.

If McClure's theory is applied in reverse to the Limited Collectors' Editions, #C-21 might stand for Vol. 2 #1. In this case Vol. 1 could be the Rudolph tabloid. This theory is a stretch, but might explain why DC numbered the comics as they did.

After 4 bi-monthly issues of Limited Collectors' Edition, DC began releasing two Treasury-Sized comics together every other month. Both were part of Series "C", but one was called "Famous First Edition". Famous First Editions were exact reprints of famous Golden Age comics, beginning with Action Comics #1. After three issues published in the "C" series, Famous First Edition split off to become its own series, labeled "F".

DC continued to publish Limited Collectors' Edition until #C-50, 1976. After an 8 month hiatus, DC returned to the Treasury-Sized format in 1977. Now priced at $2, the tabloids began alternating between reprinted material (still labeled Limited Collectors' Edition) and new material (All-New Collectors' Edition). Notably, All-New Collectors' Edition #C-56 featured Superman in a clash with Muhammed Ali specially priced at $2.50.

The final two issues of Series "C" were released to coincide with Superman the Movie in 1978. #C-61 was another Famous First Edition reprinting Superman #1. #C-62 was a behind-the-scenes look at Superman the Movie and was specially priced at $2.50. When DC returned to the Treasury-Sized format briefly in 1981, they were labeled as part of DC Special Series, not Series "C".

Number of issues cataloged: 31



Issue   Title   Story Arc   Cover Date
C-59
  Batman's Strangest Cases
 
  1978
C-57
  Welcome Back, Kotter
 
  1978
C-52
  The Best of DC, Volume 1
 
  1977
C-51
  Batman
 
  August 1977
C-50
  Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
 
  1976
C-49
  Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes
 
  Oct/Nov 1976
C-48
  Superman vs. The Flash
 
  Oct/Nov 1976
C-47
  Superman Salutes The Bicentennial
 
  Aug/Sep 1976
C-46
  Justice League of America
 
  Aug/Sep 1976
C-45
  More Secret Origins: Super-Villains
 
  Jun/Jul 1976
C-44
  Batman
 
  Jun/Jul 1976
C-43
  Christmas With the Super-Heroes
 
  Feb/Mar 1976
C-42
  Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
 
  Feb/Mar 1976
C-41
  Super Friends
 
  Dec/Jan 1975
C-40
  Dick Tracy
 
  Dec/Jan 1975
C-39
  Secret Origins: Super-Villains
 
  Oct/Nov 1975
C-38
  Superman
 
  Oct/Nov 1975
C-37
  Batman
 
  Aug/Sep 1975
C-36
  The Bible
 
  Jun/Jul 1975
C-35
  With One Magic Word ... Shazam! The World's Mightiest Mortal
 
  Apr/May 1975
C-34
  Christmas With The Super-Heroes
 
  Feb/Mar 1975
C-33
  Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
 
  Feb/Mar 1975
C-32
  Ghosts
 
  Dec/Jan 1974
C-31
  Superman
 
  Oct/Nov 1974
C-29
  The Return of Tarzan
 
  1974
C-27
  Shazam!
 
  1974
C-25
  Batman
 
  1974
C-24
  Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
 
  1974
C-23
  The House Of Mystery
 
  Winter 1973
C-22
  Tarzan of the Apes
 
  Fall 1973
C-21
  Shazam!
 
  Summer 1973







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