The Best of DC #42 [Direct]
(November 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
1983-07-12
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

Superman vs. the Aliens (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Superman vs. the Aliens (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Legion of Super-Creatures! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Midget Menace (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Thing from 40,000 A.D.! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Invulnerable Enemy (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Interplanetary Circus! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Jimmy Olsen's Private Monster! (Table of Contents: 7)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; TNT Gang; Lucy Lane; Lois Lane
Synopsis
A monster appears whenever Jimmy uses his signal watch.
Reprints

The Creature of 1,000 Disguises (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Super-Human Bomb! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac; Grax; Lois Lane
Reprints

A Doghouse for Superman! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
William Woolfolk
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

They Came to Earth! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman vs. the Aliens
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman vs. the Aliens
  3. 2. The Legion of Super-Creatures!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Midget Menace
    Superman
  5. 4. The Thing from 40,000 A.D.!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Invulnerable Enemy
    Superman
  7. 6. The Interplanetary Circus!
    Superman
  8. 7. Jimmy Olsen's Private Monster!
    Jimmy Olsen
  9. 8. The Creature of 1,000 Disguises
    Superman
  10. 9. The Super-Human Bomb!
    Superman
  11. 10. A Doghouse for Superman!
    Superman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern
  13. 12. They Came to Earth!
    Superman
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