The Best of DC #66 [Direct]
(November 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 Team-up Action! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dennis Jensen
Inks:
Dennis Jensen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Dawnstar]; Justice League of America [Green Lantern; Flash; Aquaman; Batman; Hawkman]
Keywords:
spacecraft

Best of DC -- Superman Team-up Action! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

Sun-Stroke! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Metal Men / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors:
Shelley Eiber
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Gold; Tin; Platinum; Lead; Mercury; Iron (all as the Metal Men); Superman; Chemo (villain); S.T.A.R. Labs; Dr. Jenet Klyburn; Hawkman [Katar Hol] (flashback); Hawkwoman [Shayera Thal] (as Hawkgirl, flashback); I.Q. (villain)
Reprints:

The Prisoner of the Kryptonite Asteroid! (Table of Contents)

Superman & Batman / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman; Batman; Justice League of America [Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Hawkman [Kartar Hol]; Wonder Woman; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]]; James Gordon; Mad Dog Doyle; green kryptonite; Ram Drood; Kor-El [The Parasite]; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Dr. Gan-Zir (flashback); Morgan Edge (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); President of the United States (cameo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next sequence. The President slightly resembles Jimmy Carter, but is not named.

Last Hurrah for a Superman?! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell
Colors:
Karin Orlando
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Kor-El [The Parasite]; Batman; Mad Dog Doyle; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Morgan Edge; The Atom; green kryptonite; James Gordon (flashback); Ram Drood (flashback); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Dr. Gan-Zir (flashback); Justice League of America [Hawkman [Kartar Hol]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Wonder Woman; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]] (flashback); President of the United States (flashback)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continued from previous sequence. The President slightly resembles Jimmy Carter, but is not named.

To Live in Peace -- Nevermore (Table of Contents)

Superman & Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
George Roberts
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
Sun Boy; Lightning Lad; Dawnstar; Saturn Girl (all as the Legion of Super-Heroes); Superman; Nyrvns; Steve Lombard; Superman Robots; Pete Ross; Jon Ross
Reprints:

Judge, Jury...and No Justice! (Table of Contents)

Superman vs Superboy / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Jeanine Casey
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superboy; Pete Ross (villain); Lois Lane; green kryptonite; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Steve Lombard; Krypto
Synopsis:
Superman is surprised by an attack from Superboy -- actually Pete Ross who has used both a time-traveling machine and a mind-transfer machine to draw Superboy into the future and switch minds with him -- who puts Superman on trial before his own friends, accusing Superman of allowing his son Jon Ross to be taken by aliens. When the jury refuses to convict Superman, Pete prepares to execute him. But back in Smallville, Superboy, in Pete's body, has broken loose and summoned Krypto. Krypto attacks Pete and frees Superman, and Pete and Superboy are restored to their proper bodies.
Reprints:

"My feelings about the contents of previous digests..." (Table of Contents)

Digest Forum / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Nicola Cuti
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-2050

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Letter from Randy Newton

[Story Previews] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dennis Jensen [as Jensen] (signed)
Inks:
Dennis Jensen [as Jensen] (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Superman; Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Tin; Platinum]; Chemo

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Two scenes from stories in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman Team-up Action!
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman Team-up Action!
  3. 2. Sun-Stroke!
    Superman and Metal Men
  4. 3. The Prisoner of the Kryptonite Asteroid!
    Superman & Batman
  5. 4. Last Hurrah for a Superman?!
    Superman and Batman
  6. 5. To Live in Peace -- Nevermore
    Superman & Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. Judge, Jury...and No Justice!
    Superman vs Superboy
  8. 7. "My feelings about the contents of previous digests..."
    Digest Forum
  9. 8. [Story Previews]
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