The Best of DC #32 [Direct]
(January 1983)

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Volume:
5
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Superman Battles The Mightiest Men In The Universe! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-4013

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Parasite; Solomon Grundy; Galactic Golem; Vartox; The Sand Superman

Indexer Notes

Art credits and job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

Best of DC -- Superman versus the Mightiest Men in the Universe (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

Solomon Grundy Wins on Monday! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Solomon Grundy (villain); SKULL (cameo); Steve Lombard; Terri Cross
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art and writing credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

Power of the Parasite! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Parasite; Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writing and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

The Ultimate Battle! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Quarrm-Demon (villain); Superman; Stewpot; Gemmi; Jimmy Olsen; Sand creature; Wonder Woman [as Diana Prince]; I-Ching
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes two introductory text pages recapping first parts. Writing and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

The Man Who Murdered the Earth! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor (villain); the Galactic Golem (intro); Superman; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Luthor gathers galactic matter to create The Galactic Golem, whose desire for hyper-stellar energy leads him into conflict with Superman. After Superman allows Luthor to believe that their conflict has destroyed all civilization, and The Galactic Golem has turned on Luthor, Luthor works with Superman to distract the creature off the planet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writing and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

Mystery Mission to Metropolis!: [Chapter 1] The Mystery Unravels... (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writing and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

Mystery Mission to Metropolis!: [Chapter 2] ...And the Mission Begins (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writing and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

More Mighty Men of the Universe (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-4014

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Stories that didn't fit in the digest. Job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007: no writing credit given therein.

["It was foretold that England's greatest champion..."] (Table of Contents)

Camelot 3000 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for DC's "Camelot 3000" series.

[5 Cosmos-Shaking Clashes!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Rich Buckler [as Buckler] (signed)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia [as Giacoia] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Parasite; The Galactic Golem; The Sand Superman; Vartox; Solomon Grundy

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman Battles The Mightiest Men In The Universe!
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman versus the Mightiest Men in the Universe
  3. 2. Solomon Grundy Wins on Monday!
    Superman
  4. 3. Power of the Parasite!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Ultimate Battle!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Man Who Murdered the Earth!
    Superman
  7. 6. Mystery Mission to Metropolis!: [Chapter 1] The Mystery Unravels...
    Superman
  8. 7. Mystery Mission to Metropolis!: [Chapter 2] ...And the Mission Begins
    Superman
  9. 8. More Mighty Men of the Universe
  10. 9. ["It was foretold that England's greatest champion..."]
    Camelot 3000
  11. 10. [5 Cosmos-Shaking Clashes!]
    Superman
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