The Best of DC #19 [Direct]
(December 1981)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Copyright © 1981 DC Comics Inc.


The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Job Number:
S-5052

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Best of DC -- Superman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Titanic Twins! (Part I of "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!") (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

The Anti-Evil Ray! (Part II of "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!") (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

The End of Superman's Career! (Part III of "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue") (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

The New Superman and Batman Team! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

The Glowing Death! (Part II of "The New Superman and Batman Team!") (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

Mr. and Mrs. Clark (Superman) Kent! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman; Lucy Lane; Sam Lane; Perry White; Gloria Lamour
Synopsis:
Lois marries Clark Kent and then gets depressed because she can't tell anybody he's really Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

Lois Lane and Superman Newlyweds! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

Lois Lane...Dead...Yet Alive (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

The Sorrows of Superman! (Part II of "Lois Lane...Dead...Yet Alive") (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

Superman, 2001! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates; Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Skyboy]; Jor-El; Lara; Lt. Thomas Clark; Gen. Kent Garrett; Pres. Wiener; Premier Leonov; Moka; Krypton
Synopsis:
What if Baby Kal-El landed on Earth in 1976? Found by the American military just ahead of the Soviets, Kal-El is raised as a ward of the Army. Tensions over the alien superhuman, now called Skyboy, boil over in 1990 with both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. launching missiles. Skyboy destroys all of the weapons and abandons his Skyboy identity to live as Clark Kent. In 2001, the Soviets send Moka to Times Square to declare himself the person who saved the planet in 1990 and the rightful ruler of mankind, but Clark comes out of retirement, this time as Superman, and exposes Moka for the fraud he is.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

An imaginary story.

Here She Comes! (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for new version of Wonder Woman by Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, and Romeo Tanghal. Penciled page from preview in DC Presents #41 is shown.

[Just Imagine!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman
  3. 2. The Titanic Twins! (Part I of "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!")
    Superman
  4. 3. The Anti-Evil Ray! (Part II of "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!")
    Superman
  5. 4. The End of Superman's Career! (Part III of "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue")
    Superman
  6. 5. The New Superman and Batman Team!
    Superman and Batman
  7. 6. The Glowing Death! (Part II of "The New Superman and Batman Team!")
    Superman and Batman
  8. 7. Mr. and Mrs. Clark (Superman) Kent!
    Lois Lane
  9. 8. Lois Lane and Superman Newlyweds!
    Lois Lane
  10. 9. Lois Lane...Dead...Yet Alive
    Superman
  11. 10. The Sorrows of Superman! (Part II of "Lois Lane...Dead...Yet Alive")
    Superman
  12. 11. Superman, 2001!
    Superman
  13. 12. Here She Comes!
    Wonder Woman
  14. 13. [Just Imagine!]
    Superman
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