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The Best of DC (1979) - #1
"Superman"
DC Comics


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Ross Andru
Dick Giordano
Joe Orlando
 

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Cover Date: October 1979
Cover Price: US $ 0.95

Issue Tagline:
100 Pages Of Super Action!
Five Prize Stories Starring The Most Famous Man In The World

Format: Color; Anthology; 96 pages

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Synopsis:
None entered.

Reprints/Collects:
Action Comics (1938) #196
Action Comics (1938) #300
Action Comics (1938) #389
Action Comics (1938) #442
Plop! (1973) #5
Superman (1939) #149
Superman (1939) #265
Superman (1939) #272

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An image for Bizarro (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(02 - Superman) exists Bizarro (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(02 - Superman)
An image for Cain (DC)(01 - Biblical) exists Cain (DC)(01 - Biblical)
An image for Cosmic Boy (DC)(Earth-0) exists Cosmic Boy (DC)(Earth-0)
An image for Morgan Edge (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Morgan Edge (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Eve (DC) exists Eve (DC)
An image for Flash (DC)(02 - Barry Allen) exists Flash (DC)(02 - Barry Allen)
An image for Green Arrow (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Green Arrow (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Krypto (01 - Earth-1) exists Krypto (01 - Earth-1)
An image for Lois Lane (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Lois Lane (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Lucy Lane (Earth-1) exists Lucy Lane (Earth-1)
An image for Lana Lang (DC)(Earth-1) exists Lana Lang (DC)(Earth-1)
An image for Lori Lemaris (Earth-1) exists Lori Lemaris (Earth-1)
  An image for Lightning Lad (DC)(Earth-0) exists Lightning Lad (DC)(Earth-0)
An image for Steve Lombard (Earth-1) exists Steve Lombard (Earth-1)
An image for Lex Luthor (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Lex Luthor (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for James 'Jimmy' Olsen (DC)(Earth-1) exists James 'Jimmy' Olsen (DC)(Earth-1)
An image for Robin (01 - Dick Grayson, E-1 & Post-Crisis) exists Robin (01 - Dick Grayson, E-1 & Post-Crisis)
An image for Saturn Girl (DC)(Earth-0) exists Saturn Girl (DC)(Earth-0)
An image for Supergirl (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(Linda Lee) exists Supergirl (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(Linda Lee)
An image for Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
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An image for Lili Van - Zee (Earth-1) exists Lili Van - Zee (Earth-1)
An image for Lyle - Zee (Earth-1) exists Lyle - Zee (Earth-1)
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"Attack by the Army of Tomorrow!" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Elliot S! Maggin

Penciller(s):
Curt Douglas Swan

Inker(s):
Murphy Anderson

Colorist(s):
Gene D'Angelo

Letterer(s):
(Unknown Creator)

Editor(s):
E. Nelson Bridwell
Julius Schwartz

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An image for Morgan Edge (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Morgan Edge (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Steve Lombard (Earth-1) exists Steve Lombard (Earth-1)
An image for Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Perry White (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Perry White (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)

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Originally published in Superman (1939) #265.

New colors?

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"Superman's Costume & Clark Kent's Clothes" - Edit this story

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Penciller(s):
Kurt Schaffenberger

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Kurt Schaffenberger

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An image for Jonathan 'Pa' Kent (01 - Earth-1) exists Jonathan 'Pa' Kent (01 - Earth-1)
An image for Martha 'Ma' Kent (01 - Earth-1) exists Martha 'Ma' Kent (01 - Earth-1)
An image for Superboy (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01-Clark Kent) exists Superboy (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01-Clark Kent)
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"The Midnight Murder Show!" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Cary Bates

Penciller(s):
Curt Douglas Swan

Inker(s):
Kurt Schaffenberger

Colorist(s):
Bob K. LeRose

Letterer(s):
(Unknown Creator)

Editor(s):
E. Nelson Bridwell
Julius Schwartz

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"Touch" McCoy
An image for Inspector Bill Henderson (01-Earth-1) exists Inspector Bill Henderson (01-Earth-1)
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Originally published in Action Comics (1938) #442.

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"[Super Plops]" - Edit this story

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Originally published in Plop! (1973) #5.

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Writer(s):
Edmond Hamilton

Penciller(s):
Al Plastino

Inker(s):
Al Plastino

Colorist(s):
Jerry Serpe

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(Unknown Creator)

Editor(s):
Mort Weisinger

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An image for Lois Lane (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Lois Lane (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
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An image for James 'Jimmy' Olsen (DC)(Earth-1) exists James 'Jimmy' Olsen (DC)(Earth-1)
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Superman Revenge Squad (Earth-1)

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Superman is lured in the far future by the Superman Revenge Squad. Once there he loses his powers because Earth’s sun has turned red. He finds that he is the only man left on Earth, only a few androids remain. The Man of Steel manages to make it to his Fortress of Solitude and using a rocket and a piece of Red Kryptonite is able to return to his own time.

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Originally published in Action Comics (1938) #300.

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"Rogues Gallery!" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
E. Nelson Bridwell

Penciller(s):
Murphy Anderson

Inker(s):
Murphy Anderson

Colorist(s):
(Unknown Creator)

Letterer(s):
Ben Oda

Editor(s):
Mort Weisinger

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An image for Brainiac (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Brainiac (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
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Professor Va- Kox (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Lex Luthor (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Lex Luthor (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
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Puzzler (01 - Earth-2)
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Bottle City Of Kandor
Kryptonians (DC)
Phantom Zone (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)

Notes:
Originally published in Action Comics (1938) #389, and titled "The Superman Legend Rogues Gallery!".

2 pages of Superman's arch-enemies.

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"The Adventures of Mental Man!" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Bill Finger

Penciller(s):
Wayne Boring

Inker(s):
Stan Kaye

Colorist(s):
Gene D'Angelo

Letterer(s):
(Unknown Creator)

Editor(s):
Whitney Ellsworth

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An image for Lois Lane (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis) exists Lois Lane (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Superman (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Superman (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth)
Perry White (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)

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Originally published in Action Comics (1938) #196.

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"Play the Graffiti Game! With Superman" - Edit this story

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Penciller(s):
Neal Adams
Sergio Aragonés
Howard Chaykin
David Emmett 'Dave' Cockrum
Dick Dillin
Dick Giordano
Carmine Infantino
Michael William Kaluta - 'Michael Wm. Kaluta, Mike Kaluta'
Joe Kubert
Irving ''Irv'' Novick
Joe Orlando
Frank Robbins
Kurt Schaffenberger
Curt Douglas Swan
Bernie Wrightson

Inker(s):
Neal Adams
Sergio Aragonés
Howard Chaykin
David Emmett 'Dave' Cockrum
Dick Dillin
Dick Giordano
Carmine Infantino
Michael William Kaluta - 'Michael Wm. Kaluta, Mike Kaluta'
Joe Kubert
Irving ''Irv'' Novick
Joe Orlando
Frank Robbins
Kurt Schaffenberger
Curt Douglas Swan
Bernie Wrightson

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An image for Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)

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Synopsis:
16 humorous head and chest shots of Superman and Clark Kent done by a variety of artists. Such as Superman with an afro, a Hitler mustache, bald etc... Clark Kent as a vampire, Fu Man Chu, Alfred E. Newman, hippie etc...

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Originally published in black & white in Superman (1939) #272.

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"The Death of Superman!" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Jerome 'Jerry' Siegel

Penciller(s):
Curt Douglas Swan

Inker(s):
George Klein

Colorist(s):
Adrienne Roy

Letterer(s):
(Unknown Creator)

Editor(s):
Mort Weisinger

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An image for Aquaman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Aquaman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Bizarro (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(02 - Superman) exists Bizarro (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(02 - Superman)
An image for Cosmic Boy (DC)(Earth-0) exists Cosmic Boy (DC)(Earth-0)
An image for Flash (DC)(02 - Barry Allen) exists Flash (DC)(02 - Barry Allen)
An image for Green Arrow (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Green Arrow (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Krypto (01 - Earth-1) exists Krypto (01 - Earth-1)
An image for Lois Lane (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Lois Lane (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Lucy Lane (Earth-1) exists Lucy Lane (Earth-1)
An image for Lana Lang (DC)(Earth-1) exists Lana Lang (DC)(Earth-1)
An image for Lori Lemaris (Earth-1) exists Lori Lemaris (Earth-1)
An image for Lightning Lad (DC)(Earth-0) exists Lightning Lad (DC)(Earth-0)
An image for Lex Luthor (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Lex Luthor (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for James 'Jimmy' Olsen (DC)(Earth-1) exists James 'Jimmy' Olsen (DC)(Earth-1)
An image for Robin (01 - Dick Grayson, E-1 & Post-Crisis) exists Robin (01 - Dick Grayson, E-1 & Post-Crisis)
An image for Saturn Girl (DC)(Earth-0) exists Saturn Girl (DC)(Earth-0)
An image for Supergirl (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(Linda Lee) exists Supergirl (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(Linda Lee)
An image for Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Superman Robots (DC)(group) exists Superman Robots (DC)(group)
An image for Perry White (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Perry White (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Wonder Woman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01- Diana) exists Wonder Woman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01- Diana)
An image for Lili Van - Zee (Earth-1) exists Lili Van - Zee (Earth-1)
An image for Lyle - Zee (Earth-1) exists Lyle - Zee (Earth-1)
An image for Sylvia Van - Zee (Earth-1) exists Sylvia Van - Zee (Earth-1)
An image for Van - Zee (Earth-1) exists Van - Zee (Earth-1)

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Bottle City Of Kandor
Justice League of America (DC)
Kryptonians (DC)
Legion of Super-Heroes (DC)(Earth-0)

Notes:
Originally published in Superman (1939) #149.

Chapters:

  • Lex Luthor, Hero!
  • Luthor's Super-Bodyguard!
  • The Death of Superman!

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Inside back cover - article.

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