The Best of DC #38 [Direct]
(July 1983)

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Volume:
5
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1983-03-15
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 The Supernatural (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ed Hannigan
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
?
Job Number:
C-375

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Job number is difficult to read. "C-3" is definite, rest is best guess.

Best of DC #38 Superman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Eliminator! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Dr. Phantas; Mark Sharpe; Joe Letterman; Chris Swan
Reprints:

The Truth Mirror! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; "Flash" Dugan (villain); Fortress of Solitude; Superman Robot; Lois Lane Robot
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credits say G. Klein

The Demons from Pandora's Box! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Enchanted Mountain! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough
Inks:
Ira Yarbrough
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

The Spectre Suitor! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Spell of the Shandu Clock (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Shandu; Perry White; The Fallon Gang (Intro)
Synopsis:
Superman pretends to be under the influence of a mystical clock in order to make the Fallon Gang think he is helpless against their new weapon.
Reprints:

The Ghost of Lois Lane (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Professor Grail
Synopsis:
After Superman accidentally causes Professor Grail's experimental teleporter chair to explode while Lois is sitting in it with his x-ray vision, he sees visions of a ghostly Lois. But Lois communicates through Jimmy's new typewriter to let Superman know that she is trapped in the fourth dimension and can be returned by the pull of a lever in Professor Grail's lab.
Reprints:

The Black Magic of Supergirl! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Green Kryptonite; Superman; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Fortress of Solitude
Reprints:

The Ghost that Haunted Clark Kent (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Dr. Troy Magnus
Reprints:

Green Arrow (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Trevor Von Eeden
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Characters:
Green Arrow

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for Green Arrow mini-series on sale February 24, 1983.

[Story Titles] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ed Hannigan [as Hannigan] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Smith [as Smith] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Graveyard full of tombstones with the titles of the stories from inside the digest.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Hannigan and Smith's names are on one tombstone.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman vs The Supernatural
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC #38 Superman
  3. 2. The Eliminator!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Truth Mirror!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Demons from Pandora's Box!
    Jimmy Olsen
  6. 5. The Enchanted Mountain!
    Superman
  7. 6. The Spectre Suitor!
    Lois Lane
  8. 7. The Spell of the Shandu Clock
    Superman
  9. 8. The Ghost of Lois Lane
    Superman
  10. 9. The Black Magic of Supergirl!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. The Ghost that Haunted Clark Kent
    Superman
  12. 11. Green Arrow
    Green Arrow
  13. 12. [Story Titles]
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