The Best of DC #8 [Newsstand]
(November-December 1980)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #8 [Direct].


The Secret Lives of Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Best of DC No. 8 -- Superman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Five Other Identities of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Green Arrow; The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Aquaman; Batman (all as the Justice League of America); Topo; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Zhan-Zar
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original title: "The Day Superman Became the Flash!"

The 1,000 Lives of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mona Miles
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from index of original printing.

From Riches to Rags! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Super-Genie of Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; an enemy agent (intro, villain); Lori Lemaris (guest appearance); Krypto; Perry White
Reprints:

Blind Clark Kent! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st chapter of "The New Lives of Superman!

Clark the "K"! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Fredy Barnes; Clive Duncan; Perry White (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

2nd chapter of "The New Lives of Superman!

The Super-Cop of Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Krypto (guest appearance); Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite (fake)

The Shocking Secret of Super-X! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Clark Kent; Super-X; Lana Lang; Professor Smithers
Reprints:

Who Stole My Super-Powers? (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
a world-killing alien plant (villain); Superman [Earth-1]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Brad Hunter; Perry White; Iris Allen
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

Does Superman Need Clark Kent? (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["Is Clark Kent really Superman?"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for the stories in the issue.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret Lives of Superman
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC No. 8 -- Superman
  3. 2. The Five Other Identities of Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. The 1,000 Lives of Superman!
    Superman
  5. 4. From Riches to Rags!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Super-Genie of Metropolis!
    Superman
  7. 6. Blind Clark Kent!
    Superman
  8. 7. Clark the "K"!
    Superman
  9. 8. The Super-Cop of Metropolis!
    Superman
  10. 9. The Shocking Secret of Super-X!
    Superman
  11. 10. Who Stole My Super-Powers?
    Superman
  12. 11. Does Superman Need Clark Kent?
  13. 12. ["Is Clark Kent really Superman?"]
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