The Best of DC #54 [Direct]
(November 1984)

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Price:
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1984-07-10
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

Superman Battles Weird Villains! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Ed Hannigan [as EH] (signed)
Inks:
Klaus Janson [as KJ] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Bizarro-Superman; Gorilla Grodd; Solomon Grundy; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Metallo; Toyman Team

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover. Signed with initials on back cover.

Best of DC -- Superman Battles Weird Villains (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

Mxyzptlk Spelled Backward Is T-R-O-U-B-L-E (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Shelly Eiber
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Mr. Mxyzptlk (villain); Miss Bgbznz (intro, weds Mr. Mxyzptlk); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen (cameo)
Reprints:

The Sixty Deaths of Solomon Grundy! (Table of Contents)

Superman & Swamp Thing / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Jeanine Casey
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
Superman; Swamp Thing; Solomon Grundy (villain); Lois Lane; Dr. Jenet Klyburn
Reprints:

Gorilla Grodd's Grandstand Play! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot Maggin
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Grodd; Superman; Lois Lane; Morgan Edge; Solovar; the Secretary General of the United Nations
Reprints:

Target of the Toymen! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; the original Toyman (villain); the new Toyman (intro, villain)
Reprints:

The Man with the Kryptonite Heart (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; S.T.A.R. Labs; Metallo [Roger Corben, the first Metallo's brother] (intro, villain); SKULL; Dr. Albert Michaels; Steve Lombard; Lois Lane; green kryptonite
Reprints:

Happy New Year...Rest in Peace! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Bizarro #1 (guest star, brief origin); Bizarro World; Bizarro-Morgan Edge; Morgan Edge; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen; Bizarro-Lois Lane (flashback)
Reprints:

Star Trek (Table of Contents)

Star Trek / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Promo for DC's Star Trek comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman Battles Weird Villains!
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman Battles Weird Villains
  3. 2. Mxyzptlk Spelled Backward Is T-R-O-U-B-L-E
    Superman
  4. 3. The Sixty Deaths of Solomon Grundy!
    Superman & Swamp Thing
  5. 4. Gorilla Grodd's Grandstand Play!
    Superman
  6. 5. Target of the Toymen!
    Superman
  7. 6. The Man with the Kryptonite Heart
    Superman
  8. 7. Happy New Year...Rest in Peace!
    Superman
  9. 8. Star Trek
    Star Trek
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