The Best of DC #32 [Canadian]
(January 1983)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
5
Price
1.50 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-10-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode
0709893173001
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting 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) #32 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from The Comic Reader #205.


Superman Battles the Mightiest Men in the Universe! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-4013
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Parasite; Solomon Grundy; Galactic Golem; Vartox; The Sand Superman

Indexer Notes

Art credits and job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Best of DC -- Superman versus the Mightiest Men in the Universe (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Solomon Grundy Wins on a Monday! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2277
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Solomon Grundy (villain); SKULL (cameo); Steve Lombard; Terri Cross
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art and writing credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Power of the Parasite! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Parasite; Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The Ultimate Battle (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / recap / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

The Ultimate Battle! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quarrm-Demon (villain); Superman; Stewpot; Gemmi; Jimmy Olsen; Sand creature; Wonder Woman [as Diana Prince]; I-Ching
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The Man Who Murdered the Earth! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor (villain); the Galactic Golem (intro); Superman; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Luthor gathers galactic matter to create The Galactic Golem, whose desire for hyper-stellar energy leads him into conflict with Superman. After Superman allows Luthor to believe that their conflict has destroyed all civilization, and The Galactic Golem has turned on Luthor, Luthor works with Superman to distract the creature off the planet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Mystery Mission to Metropolis! Chapter One: The Mystery Unravels... (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Chapter includes a frontispiece and a prologue.

Mystery Mission to Metropolis! Chapter Two: ...And the Mission Begins! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

More Mighty Men of the Universe (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-4014
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Article discusses other stories featuring mighty men that didn't fit in the digest. Job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics; no writing credit given there, however.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Camelot 3000 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[5 Cosmos-Shaking Clashes!] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
Rich Buckler [as Buckler] (signed)
Inks
Frank Giacoia [as Giacoia] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Parasite; The Galactic Golem; The Sand Superman; Vartox; Solomon Grundy

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman Battles the Mightiest Men in the Universe!
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman versus the Mightiest Men in the Universe
  3. 2. Solomon Grundy Wins on a Monday!
    Superman
  4. 3. Power of the Parasite!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Ultimate Battle
    Superman
  6. 5. The Ultimate Battle!
    Superman
  7. 6. The Man Who Murdered the Earth!
    Superman
  8. 7. Mystery Mission to Metropolis! Chapter One: The Mystery Unravels...
    Superman
  9. 8. Mystery Mission to Metropolis! Chapter Two: ...And the Mission Begins!
    Superman
  10. 9. More Mighty Men of the Universe
  11. 10. ["It was foretold that England's greatest champion..."]
    Camelot 3000
  12. 11. [5 Cosmos-Shaking Clashes!]
    Superman
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