The Best of DC #34 [Canadian]
(March 1983)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
5
Price
1.50 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-12-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893173003
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); Bob Rozakis (editor); Nicola Cuti (editor); Carl Gafford (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #34 [Direct]. There exist further variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metal Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Hannigan [as Hannigan] (signed)
Inks
Bruce Patterson (signed with symbol)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-232
Genre
superhero
Characters
Metal Men [Iron; Gold; Lead; Mercury; Tin; Platinum]; Chemo

Best of DC -- Metal Men (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Flaming Fiend! (Table of Contents: 2)

Metal Men / comic story / 47 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-8524
Genre
superhero
Characters
Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Tin; Platinum]; Doc Magnus; Von Vroom
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"The Flaming Doom" and "The Nightmare Menace" printed as one long story. All but the first panel of the original page 4, the second and third panels of the original page 5, the last panel of the original page 23, the second panel of the original page 24, and the third panel of the original page 25 of "The Flaming Doom" have been omitted here. The original page 1, panels 2 and 3 of the original page 11, and the first three panels of the original page 12 of "The Nightmare Menace" have been omitted here, though the original page 8 was expanded to fill an entire page.

The Deathless Doom! (Table of Contents: 3)

Metal Men / comic story / 49 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Tin; Platinum]; Doc Magnus; Chemo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"The Deathless Doom!" combined with "The Day the Metal Men Melted" into one long story. The last two panels of "The Deathless Doom!" were omitted for this reprint, with the remaining panels of that page expanded to fill the page. The original page 1, the bottom two tiers of the original page 5, and the top tier of the original page 6 of "The Day the Metal Men Melted" were omitted for this reprint, though the original pages 8, 16, and 25 were expanded to each fill an entire page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Metal Facts and Fancies! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mercury is the only metal to have a planet named after it...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Composed of pieces from the fillers in Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #37 and 39.

2 Epic-Length Adventures! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Metal Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Metal Men
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Metal Men
  3. 2. The Flaming Fiend!
    Metal Men
  4. 3. The Deathless Doom!
    Metal Men
  5. 4. ["Mercury is the only metal to have a planet named after it..."]
    Metal Facts and Fancies!
  6. 5. 2 Epic-Length Adventures!
    Metal Men
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll