The Best of DC #56 [Direct]
(January 1985)

DC, 1979 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Superman Vs. More Aliens! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Pat Broderick [as Broderick] (signed)
Inks:
Pat Broderick [as Broderick] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Best of DC -- Superman vs. More Aliens! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Island That Invaded the Earth (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
George Roberts
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Electronic Ghost of Metropolis (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Shelley Eiber
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Galaxy Broadcasting computer (villain); Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Morgan Edge; Teach Dilbert; Ziggy
Reprints:

The Menace Called 'It' (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; It [a spinning blob] (intro); Lana Lang; Perry White; Lois Lane
Reprints:

The Skyscraper That Screamed for Its Life (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot Maggin
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Jeanine Casey
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ninukab (villain); Superman; Peter Demeos; Clark Kent
Reprints:

Danger -- Monster at Work (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Harold Jenkins; Nathan Warbow; Dr. Farr; S.T.A.R. Labs
Reprints:

The Fury of the Energy Eater (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Karen Orlando
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Galactic Golem (villain, origin); Superman; Clark Kent; Josh Coyle; Bert Smith; Harry Potter; Lex Luthor (flashback); S.T.A.R. Labs
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude

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. Promo for DC's Star Trek series.

Ooze's Who? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Nicola Cuti
Pencils:
Pat Broderick
Inks:
Pat Broderick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Galactic Golem; Electronic Ghost; Ninukab

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Villains from the stories in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman Vs. More Aliens!
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman vs. More Aliens!
  3. 2. The Island That Invaded the Earth
    Superman
  4. 3. The Electronic Ghost of Metropolis
    Superman
  5. 4. The Menace Called 'It'
    Superman
  6. 5. The Skyscraper That Screamed for Its Life
    Superman
  7. 6. Danger -- Monster at Work
    Superman
  8. 7. The Fury of the Energy Eater
    Superman
  9. 8. Star Trek
    Star Trek
  10. 9. Ooze's Who?
    Superman
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