(September-October 1979)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Best of DC No. 1 -- Superman (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Table of contents.

Attack by the Army of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot Maggin
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-5002

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Morgan Edge; Calixto (villain)
Reprints:

Superman's Costume ... ... Clark Kent's Clothes! (Table of Contents)

Superman / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger [as KS] (signed)
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger [as KS] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-5007

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superboy; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis:
The origin of Superman's costume.

The Midnight Murder Show! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
Bob Le Rose
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-5003

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Steve Lombard; Professor Pepperwinkle
Reprints:

[Super Plops] (Table of Contents)

Superman / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson (signed); ? (background)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed); ? (background)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Morgan Edge
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Six story panels over a monochrome background of tiny laughing figures. The original also had a first page with the title shown, but this reprint is untitled since it only has the last two pages.

Superman under the Red Sun! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
Jerry Serpe (recoloring)
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-5004

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superman Revenge Squad; Perry White (android); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Mister Mxyzptlk (android, cameo); Jimmy Olsen (android, cameo); Supergirl (android, cameo); Lex Luthor (android, cameo); Lois Lane (android, cameo); Jonathan Kent (memory); Martha Kent (memory); Lana Lang (memory); balloon beasts; color-cat; land-whale; the unseeables
Synopsis:
The Superman Revenge Squad tricks Superman into following them into the far future where the sun has turned red and Superman loses his powers. Superman crosses the barren and strange future world to reach the Fortress of Solitude where he finds the means to return home.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atlantis (future); red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

The original printing of this story had a major plot problem: at the end, Superman retrieves some red kryptonite, but never uses it. Instead, he uses a shrinking ray (so he can use a Kandorian rocket to return to his time), but then says when the red kryptonite wears off, he'll be normal. This reprint fixes that plot problem by changing the art and lettering to have Superman use the red kryptonite instead of the shrinking ray; then having the red kryptonite wear off makes sense.

Rogues' Gallery! (Table of Contents)

Superman / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-5009

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Prankster; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Jax-Ur; Kru-El; General Zod; Professor Vakox; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; The Toyman; The Parasite; The Puzzler
Reprints:
Keywords:
Kandor; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

A short feature on Superman's enemies. Original title: "The Superman Legend: Rogues' Gallery!", and the pages are in reverse order.

The Adventures of Mental Man! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo (recoloring)
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-5008

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane
Reprints:

Play the Graffiti Game with Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan (signed); Joe Kubert (signed); Kurt Schaffenberger [as KSchaffenberger] (signed); Joe Orlando (signed); Dick Giordano (signed); Neal Adams (signed); Dick Dillin (signed); Sergio Aragones (signed); M. W. Kaluta (signed); Irv Novick (signed); Howard Chaykin (signed)
Inks:
Curt Swan (signed); Joe Kubert (signed); Kurt Schaffenberger [as KSchaffenberger] (signed); Joe Orlando (signed); Dick Giordano (signed); Neal Adams (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-5010

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
Artists play with changing Superman's and Clark Kent's appearance, and includes a blank rough for the reader to try it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

original was black and white; this is colored. Some drawings are pen and ink, others are just pencils.

Lex Luthor, Hero! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Adrienne Roy (recoloring)
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-5006

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Perry White (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); Bizarro (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis:
In this imaginary story, Lex Luthor invents a cure for cancer and, with Superman's intervention, is released from prison.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First chapter of "The Death of Superman."

Luthor's Super-Bodyguard! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Adrienne Roy (recoloring)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Supergirl; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis:
Superman becomes Luthor's bodyguard to protect him from attacks from the underworld. After Superman builds him an orbiting laboratory, Luthor betrays him by attacking him with a kryptonite ray.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Second chapter of "The Death of Superman."

The Death of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Adrienne Roy (recoloring)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Lucy Lane; Perry White; Lana Lang; Krypto (dog); Jimmy Olsen; Lori Lemaris; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]; Van-Zee; Sylvia; Supergirl [Linda Lee]; Batman (cameo); Robin (cameo); Flash (cameo); Wonder Woman (cameo); Green Arrow (cameo); Aquaman (cameo)
Synopsis:
After the funeral for Superman, Supergirl captures Luthor and takes him to Kandor to stand trial for killing Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Third chapter of "The Death of Superman."

Clark Kent's Other Jobs (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-5012

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["Presenting the Man of Steel's Greatest Challenges"] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC No. 1 -- Superman
  3. 2. Attack by the Army of Tomorrow!
    Superman
  4. 3. Superman's Costume ... ... Clark Kent's Clothes!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Midnight Murder Show!
    Superman
  6. 5. [Super Plops]
    Superman
  7. 6. Superman under the Red Sun!
    Superman
  8. 7. Rogues' Gallery!
    Superman
  9. 8. The Adventures of Mental Man!
    Superman
  10. 9. Play the Graffiti Game with Superman
    Superman
  11. 10. Lex Luthor, Hero!
    Superman
  12. 11. Luthor's Super-Bodyguard!
    Superman
  13. 12. The Death of Superman!
    Superman
  14. 13. Clark Kent's Other Jobs
  15. 14. ["Presenting the Man of Steel's Greatest Challenges"]
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