The Best of DC #38 [Canadian]
(July 1983)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
5
Price
1.50 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1983-04-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode
0709893173007
Editing
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) #38 [Direct]. There exist further variants.


Superman vs the Supernatural (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Hannigan
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-375
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman

Best of DC #38 Superman (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Eliminator! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Dr. Phantas; Mark Sharpe; Joe Letterman; Chris Swan
Reprints

The Truth Mirror! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; "Flash" Dugan (villain); Superman Robot; Lois Lane Robot
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

Inks credited to George Klein on splash page.

The Demons from Pandora's Box! (Table of Contents: 4)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Enchanted Mountain! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Ira Yarbrough
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

The Spectre Suitor! (Table of Contents: 6)

Lois Lane / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Spell of the Shandu Clock (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Shandu; Perry White; The Fallon Gang (Intro)
Synopsis
Superman pretends to be under the influence of a mystical clock in order to make the Fallon Gang think he is helpless against their new weapon.
Reprints

The Ghost of Lois Lane (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Professor Grail
Synopsis
After Superman accidentally causes Professor Grail's experimental teleporter chair to explode while Lois is sitting in it with his x-ray vision, he sees visions of a ghostly Lois. But Lois communicates through Jimmy's new typewriter to let Superman know that she is trapped in the fourth dimension and can be returned by the pull of a lever in Professor Grail's lab.
Reprints

The Black Magic of Supergirl! (Table of Contents: 9)

Supergirl / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Superman; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite

The Ghost That Haunted Clark Kent (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Dr. Troy Magnus
Reprints

Green Arrow (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

[Story Titles] (Table of Contents: 12)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Hannigan [as Hannigan] (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith [as Smith] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Graveyard full of tombstones with the titles of the stories from inside the digest.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Hannigan and Smith's names are on one tombstone.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman vs the Supernatural
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC #38 Superman
  3. 2. The Eliminator!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Truth Mirror!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Demons from Pandora's Box!
    Jimmy Olsen
  6. 5. The Enchanted Mountain!
    Superman
  7. 6. The Spectre Suitor!
    Lois Lane
  8. 7. The Spell of the Shandu Clock
    Superman
  9. 8. The Ghost of Lois Lane
    Superman
  10. 9. The Black Magic of Supergirl!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. The Ghost That Haunted Clark Kent
    Superman
  12. 11. Green Arrow
    Green Arrow
  13. 12. [Story Titles]
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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