(September-October 1979)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1979-06-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode
0709893173010
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #169. June 7 on-sale date in contemporary house ads.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman

Best of DC No. 1 -- Superman (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

Attack by the Army of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 22.5 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
?

Job Number
S-5002
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Morgan Edge; Calixto (villain)
Reprints

Superman's Costume... ...Clark Kent's Clothes! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger [as KS] (signed)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger [as KS] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-5007
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superboy; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis
The origin of Superman's costume.

The Midnight Murder Show! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
?

Job Number
S-5003
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Steve Lombard; Professor Pepperwinkle
Reprints

[Super Plops] (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson (signed); ? (background)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (signed); ? (background)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Morgan Edge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Six story panels over a monochrome background of tiny laughing figures. The original also had a first page with the title shown, but this reprint is untitled since it only has the last two pages.

Superman under the Red Sun! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
Jerry Serpe (recoloring)
Letters
?

Job Number
S-5004
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superman Revenge Squad; Perry White (android); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Mister Mxyzptlk (android, cameo); Jimmy Olsen (android, cameo); Supergirl (android, cameo); Lex Luthor (android, cameo); Lois Lane (android, cameo); Jonathan Kent (memory); Martha Kent (memory); Lana Lang (memory); balloon beasts; color-cat; land-whale; the unseeables
Synopsis
The Superman Revenge Squad tricks Superman into following them into the far future where the sun has turned red and Superman loses his powers. Superman crosses the barren and strange future world to reach the Fortress of Solitude where he finds the means to return home.
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis (future); red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

The original printing of this story had a major plot problem: at the end, Superman retrieves some red kryptonite, but never uses it. Instead, he uses a shrinking ray (so he can use a Kandorian rocket to return to his time), but then says when the red kryptonite wears off, he'll be normal. This reprint fixes that plot problem by changing the art and lettering to have Superman use the red kryptonite instead of the shrinking ray; then having the red kryptonite wear off makes sense.

Rogues' Gallery! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-5009
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Prankster; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Jax-Ur; Kru-El; General Zod; Professor Vakox; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; The Toyman; The Parasite; The Puzzler
Reprints
Keywords
Kandor; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

A short feature on Superman's enemies.

Original title: "The Superman Legend: Rogues' Gallery!" The pages are in reverse order.

The Adventures of Mental Man! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Gene D'Angelo (recoloring)
Letters
?

Job Number
S-5008
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane
Reprints

Play the Graffiti Game with Superman (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan (signed); Joe Kubert (signed); Kurt Schaffenberger [as KSchaffenberger] (signed); Joe Orlando (signed); Dick Giordano (signed); Neal Adams (signed); Dick Dillin (signed); Sergio Aragones (signed); M. W. Kaluta (signed); Irv Novick (signed); Howard Chaykin (signed)
Inks
Curt Swan (signed); Joe Kubert (signed); Kurt Schaffenberger [as KSchaffenberger] (signed); Joe Orlando (signed); Dick Giordano (signed); Neal Adams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-5010
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Artists play with changing Superman's and Clark Kent's appearance, and includes a blank rough for the reader to try it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original was black and white; this is colored. Some drawings are pen and ink, others are just pencils.

Part I: Lex Luthor, Hero! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Adrienne Roy (recoloring)
Letters
?

Job Number
S-5006
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Perry White (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); Bizarro (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis
In this imaginary story, Lex Luthor invents a cure for cancer and, with Superman's intervention, is released from prison.
Reprints

Part II: Luthor's Super-Bodyguard! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Adrienne Roy (recoloring)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Supergirl; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis
Superman becomes Luthor's bodyguard to protect him from attacks from the underworld. After Superman builds him an orbiting laboratory, Luthor betrays him by attacking him with a kryptonite ray.
Reprints

Part III: The Death of Superman! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Adrienne Roy (recoloring)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Lucy Lane; Perry White; Lana Lang; Krypto (dog); Jimmy Olsen; Lori Lemaris; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]; Van-Zee; Sylvia; Supergirl [Linda Lee]; Batman (cameo); Robin (cameo); Flash (cameo); Wonder Woman (cameo); Green Arrow (cameo); Aquaman (cameo)
Synopsis
After the funeral for Superman, Supergirl captures Luthor and takes him to Kandor to stand trial for killing Superman.
Reprints

Clark Kent's Other Jobs (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-5012

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Presenting the Man of Steel's Greatest Challenges! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC No. 1 -- Superman
  3. 2. Attack by the Army of Tomorrow!
    Superman
  4. 3. Superman's Costume... ...Clark Kent's Clothes!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Midnight Murder Show!
    Superman
  6. 5. [Super Plops]
    Superman
  7. 6. Superman under the Red Sun!
    Superman
  8. 7. Rogues' Gallery!
    Superman
  9. 8. The Adventures of Mental Man!
    Superman
  10. 9. Play the Graffiti Game with Superman
    Superman
  11. 10. Part I: Lex Luthor, Hero!
    Superman
  12. 11. Part II: Luthor's Super-Bodyguard!
    Superman
  13. 12. Part III: The Death of Superman!
    Superman
  14. 13. Clark Kent's Other Jobs
  15. 14. Presenting the Man of Steel's Greatest Challenges!
    Superman
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