(1995)

Marvel; DC, 1995 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
5.95 USD; 8.35 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics and DC Comics
Publisher's Brand
DC; Marvel Comics
Printer
Printed in Canada
Editing
Carmine Infantino (credited) (editor); Stan Lee (credited) (editor); Roy Thomas (credited) (consulting editor); Julius Schwartz (credited) (consulting editor); Marv Wolfman (credited) (consulting editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (credited) (consulting editor); Sol Harrison (credited) (producer); Jack Adler (credited) (assistant producer); Mark Gruenwald (credited) (executive editor - Marvel); Mike Carlin (credited) (executive editor - DC); Bob Harras (credited) (editor-in-chief - Marvel); Jenette Kahn (credited) (editor-in-chief - DC)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

Reprints the 1976 tabloid in standard size.

Only date on item is ©1995. Some copies marked "Second Printing."

Likely released first as part of a "Crossover Classics Collector's Set," which also included Batman vs. the Incredible Hulk (Marvel; DC, 1995 series) and a preview of DC versus Marvel / Marvel versus DC (DC, 1996 series). This set likely shipped in late 1995, as the first issue of DC versus Marvel shipped in December of 1995.

Then likely released individually April or May 1996. Mike's Amazing World website lists the Previews solicitation release date of April 17, 1996. Comiclist.com lists an actual shipping date of May 1, 1996.

The Battle of the Century (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man; Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino (roughs); Ross Andru (finished pencils); Neal Adams (Superman redraws)
Inks
Dick Giordano; Terry Austin (backgrounds)
Colors
Jerry Serpe ?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Superman [Clark Kent]
Universe
Crossover Earth - Earth-7642
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Reprint edition credits and indicia.

The Battle of the Century! (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited); Rick Taylor (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (credited)

Job Number
C-154
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Superman [Clark Kent]
Universe
Crossover Earth - Earth-7642
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first interior page is a pin-up of the heroes facing off above the credits and story title.

Prologue 1: Superman (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited); Neal Adams (Superman redraws)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); Terry Austin (backgrounds)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited); Rick Taylor (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (credited)

Job Number
C-154
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Winter in Metropolis:
Genre
superhero
Characters
Morgan Edge; Lois Lane; Steve Lombard; Lex Luthor (villain); Jimmy Olsen; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Superman [Clark Kent]
Universe
Crossover Earth - Earth-7642
Synopsis
After a rampage through Metropolis, Luthor tussles with Superman and is sent to jail -- but first manages to hide a device stolen from S.T.A.R. Labs.
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Now a Pause for Hero Identification (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited); Neal Adams (Superman redraws)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); Terry Austin (backgrounds)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited); Rick Taylor (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Born on the planet Kypton...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Universe
Crossover Earth - Earth-7642
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Indexer Notes

Superman's origin.

Prologue 2: The Amazing Spider-Man (Table of Contents: 5)

Spider-Man / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited); John Romita (some faces)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); Terry Austin (backgrounds)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited); Rick Taylor (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (credited)

Job Number
C-154
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Winter in Manhattan:
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius] (villain); J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane Watson
Universe
Crossover Earth - Earth-7642
Synopsis
Spider-Man battles Doctor Octopus on a Manhattan rooftop and again over Central Park.
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Yet Another Pause for Hero Identification (Table of Contents: 6)

Spider-Man / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited); John Romita (Peter Parker face)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); Terry Austin (backgrounds)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited); Rick Taylor (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While still in high school, young Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider at a science exhibition...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Universe
Crossover Earth - Earth-7642
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Indexer Notes

Spider-Man's origin, powers, and gadgets.

Prologue 3: Lex Luthor and Dr. Octopus (Table of Contents: 7)

Doctor Octopus; Lex Luthor / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); Terry Austin (backgrounds)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited); Rick Taylor (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (credited)

Job Number
C-154
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Several miles southwest of Deming, New Mexico...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius] (villain); Lex Luthor (villain)
Universe
Crossover Earth - Earth-7642
Synopsis
Luthor and Dr. Octopus escape from a New Mexico prison.
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And Leave Us Not Forget Our Villainous Villains (Table of Contents: 8)

Doctor Octopus; Lex Luthor / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); Terry Austin (backgrounds)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited); Rick Taylor (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Such as our Otto Octavious.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius]; Lex Luthor
Universe
Crossover Earth - Earth-7642
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Indexer Notes

The villains' origins.

Chapter One: A Duel of Titans (Table of Contents: 9)

Spider-Man; Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited); Neal Adams (Superman redraws); John Romita (some Marvel faces)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); Terry Austin (backgrounds)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited); Rick Taylor (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (credited)

Job Number
C-154
First Line of Dialogue or Text
So this is the World News Conference!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Betty Brant; Morgan Edge; J. Jonah Jameson; Lois Lane; Ned Leeds; Lex Luthor (villain); Jimmy Olsen; Robbie Robertson; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Mary Jane Watson; Perry White
Universe
Crossover Earth - Earth-7642
Synopsis
The Daily Bugle and WGBS / Daily Planet staffers arrive at the World News Conference in New York City. At the display of Comlab One, "the world's first orbiting communications laboratory," Lois Lane and Mary Jane Watson appear to vanish in a flash of the Man of Steel's super-vision.
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Chapter 2: When Heroes Clash! (Table of Contents: 10)

Spider-Man; Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited); Neal Adams (Superman redraws); John Romita (Spider-Man alterations)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); Terry Austin (backgrounds)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited); Rick Taylor (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (credited)

Job Number
C-154
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Far below, on the streets surrounding Manhattan's Columbus Circle...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius] (villain); Lex Luthor (villain); Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Superman [Clark Kent]
Universe
Crossover Earth - Earth-7642
Synopsis
Superman and Spider-Man battle over Manhattan, the Web-Slinger having secretly been charged with red-sun radiation by Luthor.
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Chapter 3: The Call of Battle! (Table of Contents: 11)

Spider-Man; Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited); Neal Adams (Superman redraws); John Romita (some Marvel faces)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); Terry Austin (backgrounds)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited); Rick Taylor (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (credited)

Job Number
C-154
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Down there, Spider-Man: The old Penn Central Railroad Yard.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius] (villain); Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (villain); Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Mary Jane Watson
Universe
Crossover Earth - Earth-7642
Synopsis
Our heroes trace their nemeses to an abandoned railroad yard and then Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro.
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Chapter 4: The Doomsday Decision (Table of Contents: 12)

Spider-Man; Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited); Neal Adams (Superman redraws); John Romita (some Marvel faces)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); Terry Austin (backgrounds)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited); Rick Taylor (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (credited)

Job Number
C-154
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your pal Luthor goes in for gizmos in a big way, Supes!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius] (villain); Morgan Edge; J. Jonah Jameson; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (villain); Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Mary Jane Watson
Universe
Crossover Earth - Earth-7642
Synopsis
After the villains arrive at the satellite headquarters of the Injustice Gang, Luthor uses the stolen S.T.A.R. Labs device to control the just-launched Comlab One. Spider-Man and Superman tackle their foes in orbit before the Metropolis Marvel must return Earthside to confront a tsunami, while Doctor Octopus is stunned by the extent of his partner's schemes.
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Epilogue (Table of Contents: 13)

Spider-Man; Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited); John Romita (some Marvel faces)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); Terry Austin (backgrounds)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited); Rick Taylor (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (credited)

Job Number
C-154
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Twenty minutes later...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Morgan Edge; J. Jonah Jameson; Lois Lane; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Mary Jane Watson
Universe
Crossover Earth - Earth-7642
Synopsis
Peter Parker and Clark Kent return with exclusives of their alter-egos in action.
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How This Famous Cover Was Born (Table of Contents: 14)

Spider-Man; Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (credited) (sketches); Ross Andru (credited) (finished cover pencils); Neal Adams (Superman redraws on cover repro)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited) (figures on cover repro); Terry Austin (backgrounds on cover repro)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (cover title); typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Superman [Clark Kent]
Universe
Crossover Earth - Earth-7642
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Infantino's cover sketches, followed by a black-&-white reproduction of the end result.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Spider-Man; Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru (credited); Neal Adams (Superman redraws)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited)
Colors
Jerry Serpe ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Superman [Clark Kent]
Universe
Crossover Earth - Earth-7642
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Pin-up of Spider-Man and Superman.