The Best of DC #50 [Direct]
(July 1984)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1984-03-13
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 Year's Best Superman Stories (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Colors:
?
Job Number:
C-700

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

The Once and Future War! (Table of Contents)

Superman; OMAC / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
George Perez
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Colors:
Shelly Eiber
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; OMAC; Murdermek (villain); Intercorp Scientists (villains); Norman Blank
Synopsis:
Terminator-style story with Murdermek traveling back in time to kill the ancestor of Buddy Blank (aka OMAC).
Reprints:

The Kid Who Played Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Dave Hunt
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Justin Moore (Cub Reporter); Perry White; Mickey Norris; Jimmy Olsen; Mrs. Norris; Morgan Edge; Lana Lang; Invisible Aliens
Synopsis:
When an invisible alien race lands their spaceship on Earth only little Micky Norris can see them and alert Superman to their scheme.
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Luthor Unleashed! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Jeanine Casey
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor (villain); Ardora (death); Lex Luthor, Jr. (death); Lexor (destruction); the Omega Men
Reprints:

Ambush Bug II (Table of Contents)

Superman & Ambush Bug / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (layouts)
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger (finishes)
Colors:
George Roberts
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
Polar Boy; Infection Lass; Porcupine Pete; Chlorophyll Kid; Stone Boy; Fire Lad; Color Kid; Antennae Lad; Double-Header (all as the Legion of Substitute-Heroes); Superman; Ambush Bug; Chief Zendak of the Science Police
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Keywords:
green kryptonite (photo); red kryptonite (photo); Superman Museum
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Year's Best Superman Stories
    Superman
  2. 1. The Once and Future War!
    Superman; OMAC
  3. 2. The Kid Who Played Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. Luthor Unleashed!
    Superman
  5. 4. Ambush Bug II
    Superman & Ambush Bug
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