The Best of DC #19 [Direct]
(December 1981)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1981-08-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Julie 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.

Copyright © 1981 DC Comics Inc.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-5052
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Best of DC -- Superman (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part I: The Titanic Twins! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

[The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!] Part II: The Anti-Evil Ray! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

[The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!] Part III: The End of Superman's Career! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy
Synopsis
In an imaginary novel, the Supermen marry Lois Lane and Lana Lang. Jimmy Olsen marries Lucy Lane. Mr. Mxyzptlk reforms.
Reprints
Keywords
imaginary; New Krypton

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

The New Superman and Batman Team! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

[The New Superman and Batman Team!] Part II: The Glowing Death! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

Mr. and Mrs. Clark (Superman) Kent! (Table of Contents: 7)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman; Lucy Lane; Sam Lane; Perry White; Gloria Lamour
Synopsis
Lois marries Clark Kent and then gets depressed because she can't tell anybody he's really Superman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

Lois Lane and Superman, Newlyweds! (Table of Contents: 8)

Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

Lois Lane... Dead... Yet Alive (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

[Lois Lane... Dead... Yet Alive] Part II: The Sorrows of Superman! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

Superman, 2001! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates; Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Skyboy]; Jor-El; Lara; Lt. Thomas Clark; Gen. Kent Garrett; Pres. Wiener; Premier Leonov; Moka; Krypton
Synopsis
What if Baby Kal-El landed on Earth in 1976? Found by the American military just ahead of the Soviets, Kal-El is raised as a ward of the Army. Tensions over the alien superhuman, now called Skyboy, boil over in 1990 with both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. launching missiles. Skyboy destroys all of the weapons and abandons his Skyboy identity to live as Clark Kent. In 2001, the Soviets send Moka to Times Square to declare himself the person who saved the planet in 1990 and the rightful ruler of mankind, but Clark comes out of retirement, this time as Superman, and exposes Moka for the fraud he is.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

an imaginary story

Here She Comes! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[Just Imagine!] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman
  3. 2. The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part I: The Titanic Twins!
    Superman
  4. 3. [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!] Part II: The Anti-Evil Ray!
    Superman
  5. 4. [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!] Part III: The End of Superman's Career!
    Superman
  6. 5. The New Superman and Batman Team!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  7. 6. [The New Superman and Batman Team!] Part II: The Glowing Death!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  8. 7. Mr. and Mrs. Clark (Superman) Kent!
    Lois Lane
  9. 8. Lois Lane and Superman, Newlyweds!
    Lois Lane
  10. 9. Lois Lane... Dead... Yet Alive
    Superman
  11. 10. [Lois Lane... Dead... Yet Alive] Part II: The Sorrows of Superman!
    Superman
  12. 11. Superman, 2001!
    Superman
  13. 12. Here She Comes!
    Wonder Woman
  14. 13. [Just Imagine!]
    Superman
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