The Best of DC #36 [Direct-Sales]
(May 1983)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume:
5
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1983-01-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing:
Nicola Cuti
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Superman vs. Kryptonite (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ed Hannigan [as Hannigan] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano [as Giordano] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

Best of DC -- Superman vs. Kryptonite (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Curse of Kryptonite! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Superboy]; Superman robots; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); Krypto
Synopsis:
When Superman accidentally exposes himself to kryptonite, he recalls his lifetime of experience with the mineral from his home planet.
Reprints:

The Greatest Pitcher in the World! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Superman loses his memory and becomes a baseball star.
Reprints:

The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto; Superboy [Clark Kent](flashback); Kozz (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback, cameo); Martha Kent (flashback, cameo); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superman Robot
Synopsis:
While rescuing a bathyscaph from the ocean bottom where it rests next to a Red Kryptonite meteor, Superman remembers all the other times that Red Kryptonite has affected him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite (flashback); red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Flashbacks to many Superboy / Superman Red Kryptonite stories.

The Invasion of the Bizarro World! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Bizarro World / comic story / 10.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Bizarro Lois; Bizarro Jr; Living Blue Kryptonite creatures (intro); Bizarro Hipster No. 1; Bizarro Olsen; Bizarro Perry White
Synopsis:
The Bizarros celebrate when their world is invaded by animated Blue Kryptonite statues, until the invaders try to make it round again.
Reprints:

How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

The Menace of Gold Kryptonite! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superman Emergency Squad (guest stars); Jay-Ree (intro); Joenne (intro); Krypto (guest apperance); Lex Luthor (villain); Jax-Ur (villain); Professor Vakox (villain); Superbaby (flashback); Superboy (flashback); Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Jimmy Olsen Fan Club; Kandor; Phantom Zone; red kryptonite

Superboy in the 50th Century! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lana Lang; Mrs Lang; Lita Lang; Thaddee Lang
Synopsis:
Superboy visits the 50th century where everyone considers him to be just a legend.
Reprints:
Keywords:
white kryptonite (intro)

The Secret of Kryptonite Six! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Professor Vakox; Lori Lemaris; Vorb-Un; Jax-Ur (villain); a thought-beast; Supergirl
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; jewel kryptonite (introduction); Kandor; Phantom Zone

The Super-Outlaw of Metropolis (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor
Reprints:

The Fury of the Kryptonian-Killer! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl (guest star); Krypto (guest star); Amalak (villain); Rinol-Jag (introduction); Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor

[Cover - Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #70] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Silver Kryptonite

Kryptonite Handbook! (Table of Contents)

Superman / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Bender [as HBender] (signed)
Inks:
Larry Mahlstedt [as Mahlstedt] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover. The six forms of Kryptonite.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman vs. Kryptonite
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman vs. Kryptonite
  3. 2. The Curse of Kryptonite!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Greatest Pitcher in the World!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite
    Superman
  6. 5. The Invasion of the Bizarro World!
    Tales of the Bizarro World
  7. 6. How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
  8. 7. The Menace of Gold Kryptonite!
    Superman
  9. 8. Superboy in the 50th Century!
    Superboy
  10. 9. The Secret of Kryptonite Six!
    Superman
  11. 10. The Super-Outlaw of Metropolis
    Superman
  12. 11. The Fury of the Kryptonian-Killer!
    Superman
  13. 12. [Cover - Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #70]
    Jimmy Olsen
  14. 13. Kryptonite Handbook!
    Superman
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