The Best of DC #8 [Direct]
(November-December 1980)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Joe Orlando (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 has variants.


The Secret Lives of Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Best of DC No. 8 -- Superman (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Five Other Identities of Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Justice League of America [Green Arrow; The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Aquaman; Batman]; Topo; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Zhan-Zar
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original title: "The Day Superman Became the Flash!"

The 1,000 Lives of Superman! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mona Miles
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from index of original printing.

From Riches to Rags! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Super-Genie of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; an enemy agent (intro, villain); Lori Lemaris (guest appearance); Krypto; Perry White
Reprints

The New Lives of Superman! Part 1: Blind Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[The New Lives of Superman!] Part 2: Clark the "K"! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Fredy Barnes; Clive Duncan; Perry White (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo)
Reprints

The Super-Cop of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Krypto (guest appearance); Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite (fake)

The Shocking Secret of Super-X! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Clark Kent; Super-X; Lana Lang; Professor Smithers
Reprints

Who Stole My Super-Powers? (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
a world-killing alien plant (villain); Superman (Earth-1); Flash [Barry Allen]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Brad Hunter; Perry White; Iris Allen
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Does Superman Need Clark Kent? (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-5030

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is Clark Kent really Superman?
Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for the stories in the issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret Lives of Superman
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC No. 8 -- Superman
  3. 2. The Five Other Identities of Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. The 1,000 Lives of Superman!
    Superman
  5. 4. From Riches to Rags!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Super-Genie of Metropolis!
    Superman
  7. 6. The New Lives of Superman! Part 1: Blind Clark Kent!
    Superman
  8. 7. [The New Lives of Superman!] Part 2: Clark the "K"!
    Superman
  9. 8. The Super-Cop of Metropolis!
    Superman
  10. 9. The Shocking Secret of Super-X!
    Superman
  11. 10. Who Stole My Super-Powers?
    Superman
  12. 11. Does Superman Need Clark Kent?
  13. 12. ["Is Clark Kent really Superman?"]
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