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."

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman Sagas
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman Sagas
  3. 2. The Second Coming of Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. The First Coming of Superman! (2nd ch of "The Second Coming of Superman!")
    Superman
  5. 4. A God Walks Among Us! (3rd ch of "The Second Coming of Superman!")
    Superman
  6. 5. The Fall and Rise of Sonzrr! (4th ch of "The Second Coming of Superman!")
    Superman
  7. 6. The One Minute of Doom!
    Superman
  8. 7. Let My People Grow!
    Superman
  9. 8. The Lilliput Problem! (2nd ch of "Let My People Grow!")
    Superman
  10. 9. All Creatures Great and Small...! (3rd ch of "Let My People Grow!")
    Superman
  11. 10. Superman vs Brainiac
    Superman
  12. 11. [Superman #338 Cover]
    Superman
  13. 12. Don't Miss These Exciting Tales!
    Superman
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