The Best of DC #40 [Direct]
(September 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:
1983-05-10
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

The Fabulous World of Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gray Morrow (signed); Ross Andru (Superman figure)
Inks:
Gray Morrow (signed); Dick Giordano (Superman figure)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-440

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Jor-El; Lara; Superman
Keywords:
Krypton

Indexer Notes

The Superman figure was added by Andru/Giordano, Per Nick Caputo, April 2012. Original Morrow cover can be seen here: http://www.jhalpe.com/media/view/40/page:4

Best of DC -- World of Krypton (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

A Name Is Born (Table of Contents)

World of Krypton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Gray Morrow
Inks:
Gray Morrow
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Du-Vor; Kryp; Tonn
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

Let My People Live! (Table of Contents)

World of Krypton / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot Maggin
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Cyr-Us; Donn-Gor; Hex-Le; Kya-Ta; Arn-Nee
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

Headband Warriors of Krypton! (Table of Contents)

World of Krypton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot Maggin
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Taka-Ne (villain); Nim-Ed; Rik-Ar; Jani
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

The Face on a Falling Star! (Table of Contents)

World of Krypton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot Maggin
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Mag-El; Jaki; Atlas
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

A Tale of Time and Tide! (Table of Contents)

World of Krypton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot Maggin
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Jor-El; Zim-El; Kil-Gor; Har-No
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

The Death-Trails of Krypton! (Table of Contents)

World of Krypton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot Maggin
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Dol-Nd
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Krypton

The Loneliest Man in the Universe (Table of Contents)

World of Krypton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Inks:
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Nam-Ek (villain); Superman; Supergirl
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

All in the Mind! (Table of Contents)

World of Krypton / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Min-Tor; Jan-Ar; Sala; Lan-Nu
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton; Kryptonopolis (origin)

The Magic Master of Krypton! (Table of Contents)

World of Krypton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Ca-Rox (villain); Superman; Maz-Ma
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bottle City of Kandor; Krypton

The Doomsayer! (Table of Contents)

World of Krypton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Superman; Green Arrow; Black Canary; Dr. Mo-De
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

Jor-El's Golden Folly (Table of Contents)

World of Krypton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Reprints:

Marriage, Kryptonian Style! (Table of Contents)

World of Krypton / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Jor-El; Lara; Matricomp [a computer]; Anr-Mu; Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

The Princess and the Glass Treeman! (Table of Contents)

World of Krypton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot Maggin
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Dick Giordano; Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lara; Baby Kal-El; Princess Reena; El-Kin; a thought-monster
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

The Man Who Cheated Time (Table of Contents)

World of Krypton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Mike Kaluta
Inks:
Mike Kaluta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Zol-Mar (villain); Mal-Va; Thrax-Ol; Ron-Ru; Krypton
Reprints:

The Birth and Death of a World (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Nicola Cuti
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover

Map of Krypton (Table of Contents)

World of Krypton / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover. World map of Krypton with illustrations of Glass Forest and Death Trails.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Fabulous World of Krypton
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- World of Krypton
  3. 2. A Name Is Born
    World of Krypton
  4. 3. Let My People Live!
    World of Krypton
  5. 4. Headband Warriors of Krypton!
    World of Krypton
  6. 5. The Face on a Falling Star!
    World of Krypton
  7. 6. A Tale of Time and Tide!
    World of Krypton
  8. 7. The Death-Trails of Krypton!
    World of Krypton
  9. 8. The Loneliest Man in the Universe
    World of Krypton
  10. 9. All in the Mind!
    World of Krypton
  11. 10. The Magic Master of Krypton!
    World of Krypton
  12. 11. The Doomsayer!
    World of Krypton
  13. 12. Jor-El's Golden Folly
    World of Krypton
  14. 13. Marriage, Kryptonian Style!
    World of Krypton
  15. 14. The Princess and the Glass Treeman!
    World of Krypton
  16. 15. The Man Who Cheated Time
    World of Krypton
  17. 16. The Birth and Death of a World
  18. 17. Map of Krypton
    World of Krypton
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