The Best of DC #27 [Newsstand]
(August 1982)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
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) #27 [Direct].


Superman versus Luthor (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Job Number:
S-5063

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor
Reprints:

Best of DC -- Superman versus Luthor (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Luthor Nobody Knows! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot Maggin
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor (villain, origin); Superman; Clark Kent; Roy Raymond; Perry White; Superboy; Smallville Police Chief Douglas Parker; green kryptonite
Reprints:

Superman's Super Hold-Up! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Luthor; Lois Lane
Reprints:

The Most Dangerous Door in the World! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Success is a Heartbeat Away! (Part II of "The Most Dangerous Door in the World") (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Luthor Story (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell (signed)
Pencils:
(various)
Inks:
(various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Lex Luthor; Ardora; Superman (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Article illustrated with panels from stories featuring Luthor.

The Death of Luthor! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor (villain); Lexor; Ardora; Green Kryptonite; Brainiac (cameo)
Reprints:

The Condemned Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Ardora; Lexor; Lex Luthor (villain)
Reprints:

Luthor's Hammer of Hate! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Morgan Edge; Anton Falenni; Dr. Thames
Reprints:

Lex Luthor--Super Scalp Hunter! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot Maggin
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Perry White; Steve Lombard; Ali; Lois Lane; Carol
Reprints:
  • United States from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #282 (December 1974)
  • Germany in Superman Taschenbuch (Egmont Ehapa, 1976 series) #44 (1982)
  • which is reprinted
    • In dieser Story spielt Steve Lombard Clark Kent einen Streich und wartet panisch auf das kommende Unglück, welches ihn jedesmal ereilt, wenn es so etwas tut.
      In der deutschen Erstveröffentlichung (Superman (Ehapa, 1966 series) #112/1975 - 7.Juni 1975)
      hieß die Story noch "Lex Luthor holt sich Supermans Skalp". Die Story wurde hier komplett umgetextet und ihr einen komplett anderen Sinn verpasst. Hier geht es nicht mehr um Supermans Haare, sondern darum ihn zu vernichten.

Swamp Thing is Back! (Table of Contents)

Swamp Thing / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Yeates
Inks:
Tom Yeates
Letters:
?

Characters:
Swamp Thing

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for Swamp Thing #1.

Superman's Most Exciting Battles with his Arch-Foe! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman versus Luthor
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman versus Luthor
  3. 2. The Luthor Nobody Knows!
    Superman
  4. 3. Superman's Super Hold-Up!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Most Dangerous Door in the World!
    Superman
  6. 5. Success is a Heartbeat Away! (Part II of "The Most Dangerous Door in the World")
    Superman
  7. 6. The Luthor Story
  8. 7. The Death of Luthor!
    Superman
  9. 8. The Condemned Superman!
    Superman
  10. 9. Luthor's Hammer of Hate!
    Superman
  11. 10. Lex Luthor--Super Scalp Hunter!
    Superman
  12. 11. Swamp Thing is Back!
    Swamp Thing
  13. 12. Superman's Most Exciting Battles with his Arch-Foe!
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll