The Best of DC #27 [Direct]
(August 1982)

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Volume
4
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-04-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
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 has variants.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Superman versus Luthor (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-5063
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor
Reprints

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Luthor Nobody Knows! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor (villain, origin); Superman; Clark Kent; Roy Raymond; Perry White; Superboy; Smallville Police Chief Douglas Parker
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Superman's Super Hold-Up! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luthor; Lois Lane
Reprints

The Most Dangerous Door in the World! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[The Most Dangerous Door in the World] Part II: Success is a Heartbeat Away! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Luthor Story (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell (signed)
Pencils
(various)
Inks
(various)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Lex Luthor; Ardora; Superman (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Article illustrated with panels from stories featuring Luthor.

The Death of Luthor! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor (villain); Lexor; Ardora; Green Kryptonite; Brainiac (cameo)
Reprints

The Condemned Superman! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Ardora; Lexor; Lex Luthor (villain)
Reprints

Luthor's Hammer of Hate! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Morgan Edge; Anton Falenni; Dr. Thames
Reprints

Lex Luthor -- Super Scalp-Hunter! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Perry White; Steve Lombard; Ali; Lois Lane; Carol
Reprints

Swamp Thing Is Back! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Superman's Most Exciting Battles with His Arch-Foe! (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman versus Luthor
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman versus Luthor
  3. 2. The Luthor Nobody Knows!
    Superman
  4. 3. Superman's Super Hold-Up!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Most Dangerous Door in the World!
    Superman
  6. 5. [The Most Dangerous Door in the World] Part II: Success is a Heartbeat Away!
    Superman
  7. 6. The Luthor Story
  8. 7. The Death of Luthor!
    Superman
  9. 8. The Condemned Superman!
    Superman
  10. 9. Luthor's Hammer of Hate!
    Superman
  11. 10. Lex Luthor -- Super Scalp-Hunter!
    Superman
  12. 11. Swamp Thing Is Back!
    Swamp Thing
  13. 12. Superman's Most Exciting Battles with His Arch-Foe!
    Superman
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