The Best of DC #32 [Newsstand]
(January 1983)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume
5
Price
1.25 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-10-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode
0709893173001
Editing
Julius Schwartz
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) #32 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from The Comic Reader #205.


Superman Battles The Mightiest Men In The Universe! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-4013
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Parasite; Solomon Grundy; Galactic Golem; Vartox; The Sand Superman

Indexer Notes

Art credits and job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

Best of DC -- Superman versus the Mightiest Men in the Universe (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

Solomon Grundy Wins on Monday! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Solomon Grundy (villain); SKULL (cameo); Steve Lombard; Terri Cross
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art and writing credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

Power of the Parasite! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Parasite; Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

The Ultimate Battle! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quarrm-Demon (villain); Superman; Stewpot; Gemmi; Jimmy Olsen; Sand creature; Wonder Woman [as Diana Prince]; I-Ching
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes two introductory text pages recapping first parts. Writing and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

The Man Who Murdered the Earth! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor (villain); the Galactic Golem (intro); Superman; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Luthor gathers galactic matter to create The Galactic Golem, whose desire for hyper-stellar energy leads him into conflict with Superman. After Superman allows Luthor to believe that their conflict has destroyed all civilization, and The Galactic Golem has turned on Luthor, Luthor works with Superman to distract the creature off the planet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

Mystery Mission to Metropolis!: [Chapter 1] The Mystery Unravels... (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

Mystery Mission to Metropolis!: [Chapter 2] ...And the Mission Begins (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

More Mighty Men of the Universe (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-4014
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Stories that didn't fit in the digest. Job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007: no writing credit given therein.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Camelot 3000 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[5 Cosmos-Shaking Clashes!] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler [as Buckler] (signed)
Inks
Frank Giacoia [as Giacoia] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Parasite; The Galactic Golem; The Sand Superman; Vartox; Solomon Grundy

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman Battles The Mightiest Men In The Universe!
    Superman
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Superman versus the Mightiest Men in the Universe
  3. 2. Solomon Grundy Wins on Monday!
    Superman
  4. 3. Power of the Parasite!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Ultimate Battle!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Man Who Murdered the Earth!
    Superman
  7. 6. Mystery Mission to Metropolis!: [Chapter 1] The Mystery Unravels...
    Superman
  8. 7. Mystery Mission to Metropolis!: [Chapter 2] ...And the Mission Begins
    Superman
  9. 8. More Mighty Men of the Universe
  10. 9. ["It was foretold that England's greatest champion..."]
    Camelot 3000
  11. 10. [5 Cosmos-Shaking Clashes!]
    Superman
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