The Best of DC #36 [Newsstand]
(May 1983)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
5
Price
1.25 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1983-02-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode
0709893173005
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); Nicola Cuti (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 is a variant of The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #36 [Direct]. There exist further variants.


Superman vs Kryptonite (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Hannigan [as Hannigan] (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano [as Giordano] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-304
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Best of DC -- Superman vs. Kryptonite (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Curse of Kryptonite! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-8702
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Superboy]; Superman robots; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); Krypto
Synopsis
When Superman accidentally exposes himself to kryptonite, he recalls his lifetime of experience with the mineral from his home planet.
Reprints

The Greatest Pitcher in the World! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Superman loses his memory and becomes a baseball star.
Reprints

The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto; Superboy [Clark Kent](flashback); Kozz (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback, cameo); Martha Kent (flashback, cameo); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superman Robot
Synopsis
While rescuing a bathyscaph from the ocean bottom where it rests next to a Red Kryptonite meteor, Superman remembers all the other times that Red Kryptonite has affected him.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite (flashback); red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Flashbacks to many Superboy and Superman Red Kryptonite stories.

The Invasion of the Bizarro World! (Table of Contents: 5)

Tales of the Bizarro World / comic story / 10.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Bizarro Lois; Bizarro Jr; Living Blue Kryptonite creatures (intro); Bizarro Hipster No. 1; Bizarro Olsen; Bizarro Perry White
Synopsis
The Bizarros celebrate when their world is invaded by animated Blue Kryptonite statues, until the invaders try to make it round again.
Reprints

How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton (Table of Contents: 6)

illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

The Menace of Gold Kryptonite! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superman Emergency Squad (guest stars); Jay-Ree (intro); Joenne (intro); Krypto (guest appearance); Lex Luthor (villain); Jax-Ur (villain); Professor Vakox (villain); Superbaby (flashback); Superboy (flashback); Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Jimmy Olsen Fan Club; Kandor; Phantom Zone; red kryptonite

Superboy Visits the 50th Century! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lana Lang; Mrs Lang; Lita Lang; Thaddee Lang
Synopsis
Superboy visits the 50th century where everyone considers him to be just a legend.
Reprints
Keywords
white kryptonite (intro)

The Secret of Kryptonite Six! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Professor Vakox; Lori Lemaris; Vorb-Un; Jax-Ur (villain); a thought-beast; Supergirl
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; jewel kryptonite (introduction); Kandor; Phantom Zone

The Super-Outlaw of Metropolis (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor
Reprints

The Fury of the Kryptonian-Killer! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl (guest star); Krypto (guest star); Amalak (villain); Rinol-Jag (introduction); Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor

[Cover - Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #70] (Table of Contents: 12)

Jimmy Olsen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints
Keywords
Silver Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Kryptonite Handbook! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Bender [as HBender] (signed)
Inks
Larry Mahlstedt [as Mahlstedt] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. The six forms of Kryptonite.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman vs Kryptonite
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman vs. Kryptonite
  3. 2. The Curse of Kryptonite!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Greatest Pitcher in the World!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Invasion of the Bizarro World!
    Tales of the Bizarro World
  7. 6. How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
  8. 7. The Menace of Gold Kryptonite!
    Superman
  9. 8. Superboy Visits the 50th Century!
    Superboy
  10. 9. The Secret of Kryptonite Six!
    Superman
  11. 10. The Super-Outlaw of Metropolis
    Superman
  12. 11. The Fury of the Kryptonian-Killer!
    Superman
  13. 12. [Cover - Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #70]
    Jimmy Olsen
  14. 13. Kryptonite Handbook!
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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