The Best of DC #54 [Direct]
(November 1984)

DC, 1979 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1984-07-10
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

Superman Battles Weird Villains! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Ed Hannigan [as EH] (signed)
Inks
Klaus Janson [as KJ] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Bizarro-Superman; Gorilla Grodd; Solomon Grundy; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Metallo; Toyman Team

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover. Signed with initials on back cover.

Best of DC -- Superman Battles Weird Villains (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nick Cuti ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Mxyzptlk Spelled Backward Is T-R-O-U-B-L-E (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Shelly Eiber
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyzptlk (villain); Miss Bgbznz (intro, weds Mr. Mxyzptlk); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen (cameo)
Reprints

The Sixty Deaths of Solomon Grundy! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman; Swamp Thing / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Jeanine Casey
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
Superman; Swamp Thing; Solomon Grundy (villain); Lois Lane; Dr. Jenet Klyburn
Reprints

Gorilla Grodd's Grandstand Play! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Grodd; Superman; Lois Lane; Morgan Edge; Solovar; the Secretary General of the United Nations
Reprints

Target of the Toymen! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; the original Toyman (villain); the new Toyman (intro, villain)
Reprints

The Man with the Kryptonite Heart (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Metallo [Roger Corben (the first Metallo's brother)] (intro, villain); SKULL; Dr. Albert Michaels; Steve Lombard; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite; S.T.A.R. Labs

Happy New Year... Rest in Peace! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Bizarro #1 (guest star, brief origin); Bizarro World; Bizarro-Morgan Edge; Morgan Edge; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen; Bizarro-Lois Lane (flashback)
Reprints

Star Trek (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman Battles Weird Villains!
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman Battles Weird Villains
  3. 2. Mxyzptlk Spelled Backward Is T-R-O-U-B-L-E
    Superman
  4. 3. The Sixty Deaths of Solomon Grundy!
    Superman; Swamp Thing
  5. 4. Gorilla Grodd's Grandstand Play!
    Superman
  6. 5. Target of the Toymen!
    Superman
  7. 6. The Man with the Kryptonite Heart
    Superman
  8. 7. Happy New Year... Rest in Peace!
    Superman
  9. 8. Star Trek
    Star Trek
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