The Best of DC #40 [Direct]
(September 1983)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
5
Price
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1983-05-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Nicola Cuti
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing

The Fabulous World of Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gray Morrow (signed); Ross Andru (Superman figure)
Inks
Gray Morrow (signed); Dick Giordano (Superman figure)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
C-440
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Jor-El; Lara; Superman
Keywords
Krypton

Indexer Notes

The Superman figure was added by Andru and Giordano, per Nick Caputo. Original Morrow cover can be seen here: http://www.jhalpe.com/media/view/40/page:4

Best of DC -- World of Krypton (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nick Cuti ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

A Name Is Born (Table of Contents: 2)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Gray Morrow
Inks
Gray Morrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Du-Vor; Kryp; Tonn
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

Let My People Live! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Cyr-Us; Donn-Gor; Hex-Le; Kya-Ta; Arn-Nee
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

The Headband Warriors of Krypton! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Taka-Ne (villain); Nim-Ed; Rik-Ar; Jani
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

The Face on a Falling Star! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Mag-El; Jaki; Atlas
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

A Tale of Time and Tide! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Jor-El; Zim-El; Kil-Gor; Har-No
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

The Death-Trails of Krypton! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Dol-Nd
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Krypton

The Loneliest Man in the Universe (Table of Contents: 8)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Inks
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Nam-Ek (villain); Superman; Supergirl
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

All in the Mind! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Min-Tor; Jan-Ar; Sala; Lan-Nu
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton; Kryptonopolis (origin)

The Magic Master of Krypton! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Ca-Rox (villain); Superman; Maz-Ma
Reprints
Keywords
Bottle City of Kandor; Krypton

The Doomsayer! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Superman; Green Arrow; Black Canary; Dr. Mo-De
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

Jor-El's Golden Folly (Table of Contents: 12)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Reprints

Marriage, Kryptonian Style! (Table of Contents: 13)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Jor-El; Lara; Matricomp [a computer]; Anr-Mu; Superman
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

The Princess and the Glass Treeman! (Table of Contents: 14)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Dick Giordano; Frank McLaughlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Superman; Lara; Baby Kal-El; Princess Reena; El-Kin; a thought-monster
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

The Man Who Cheated Time (Table of Contents: 15)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Mike Kaluta [as M. W. Kaluta]
Inks
Mike Kaluta [as M. W. Kaluta]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Zol-Mar (villain); Mal-Va; Thrax-Ol; Ron-Ru; Krypton
Reprints

The Birth and Death of a World (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nicola Cuti
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Map of Krypton (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown; Curt Swan; Albert DeGuzman
Inks
Murphy Anderson; Dick Giordano; Frank McLaughlin; Albert DeGuzman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction; superhero

Indexer Notes

Back cover. World map of Krypton with illustrations of Glass Forest and Death Trails. The maps and banner are taken from Krypton Chronicles #2; the background illustrations are taken from stories reprinted in this issue.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fabulous World of Krypton
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- World of Krypton
  3. 2. A Name Is Born
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  4. 3. Let My People Live!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  5. 4. The Headband Warriors of Krypton!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  6. 5. The Face on a Falling Star!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  7. 6. A Tale of Time and Tide!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  8. 7. The Death-Trails of Krypton!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  9. 8. The Loneliest Man in the Universe
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  10. 9. All in the Mind!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  11. 10. The Magic Master of Krypton!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  12. 11. The Doomsayer!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  13. 12. Jor-El's Golden Folly
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  14. 13. Marriage, Kryptonian Style!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  15. 14. The Princess and the Glass Treeman!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  16. 15. The Man Who Cheated Time
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  17. 16. The Birth and Death of a World
  18. 17. Map of Krypton
    Superman
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