The Best of DC #59 [Direct]
(April 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 Sagas (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Klaus Janson
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Best of DC -- Superman Sagas (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Second Coming of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates; Martin Pasko (assist); John Lamartine (idea)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Shelly Eiber
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The First Coming of Superman! (2nd ch of "The Second Coming of Superman!") (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates; Martin Pasko (assist); John Lamartine (idea)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Shelly Eiber
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

A God Walks Among Us! (3rd ch of "The Second Coming of Superman!") (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates; Martin Pasko (assist); John Lamartine (idea)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Shelly Eiber
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Fall and Rise of Sonzrr! (4th ch of "The Second Coming of Superman!") (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates; Martin Pasko (assist); John Lamartine (idea)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Shelly Eiber
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The One Minute of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (brief origin); Supergirl (guest star, brief origin); Krypto (guest star, brief origin); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Zor-El (flashback); Alura (flashback); Brainiac (flashback); Bizarro #1; Bizarro-Lois #1; Dr. Xadu
Synopsis:
All the surviving beings of Krypton observe a moment of silence to remember the descruction of Krypton.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argo City (flashback); Bizarro World; Doghouse of Solitude (introduction); Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Krypton (flashback); Krypton II (introduction with android duplicates of Kryptonians); Phantom Zone

Let My People Grow! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Lilliput Problem! (2nd ch of "Let My People Grow!") (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

All Creatures Great and Small...! (3rd ch of "Let My People Grow!") (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Superman vs Brainiac (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Indexer Notes

From the DC Comics Style Guide 1982.

[Superman #338 Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Text in cover UPC box says "The cover that inspired our back cover."

Don't Miss These Exciting Tales! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Scene from interior story "Let My People Grow."