The Best of DC #12

DC Comics

United States

Published
May 1981
Page count
100
Cover price
0.95 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/35303

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Superman In The Past...Future...And On Other Worlds! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-5034
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Credits

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Show/hide 1. Best of DC -- Superman Credits, 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

Show/hide 2. Bus-Ride to Nowhere! (Superman) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Nathan Warbow; Martin Thorpe; May Marigold; Jonathan Slaughter

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #430 (December 1973)
Bus-Ride to Nowhere!
Printed in
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #184 ([February 1975?])
Bus-Ride to Nowhere
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #430 (December 1973)
Show/hide 3. The Sun of Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Dr. Paul Reese

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #255 (August 1972)
The Sun of Superman!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #171 ([January 1974?])
The Sun of Superman
Show/hide 4. The Starry-Eyed Siren of Space! (Superman) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Kond; Rija

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #243 (October 1971)
The Starry-Eyed Siren of Space!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #159 ([November 1972])
The Starry-Eyed Siren of Space
 
United Kingdom
The Super Heroes Monthly (Egmont Publishing, 1980 series) v1#4 (January 1981)
The Starry-Eyed Siren of Space!
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #243 (October 1971)
Show/hide 5. Planet of the Angels (Superman) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Raphael; Michael; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Gabriel

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #236 (April 1971)
Planet of the Angels
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #153 ([May 1972?])
Planet of the Angels
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #153 ([May 1972?])
Planet of the Angels
 
United Kingdom
The Super Heroes Monthly (Egmont Publishing, 1980 series) v1#1 (October 1980)
Planet of the Angels
 
United States
Superman: Kryptonite Nevermore (DC, 2009 series) ([February] 2009)
Planet of the Angels
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #236 (April 1971)
Show/hide 6. Superman, You're Dead...Dead...Dead! (Superman) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; George Custer

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #399 (April 1971)
Show/hide 7. The Secret of the Space Souvenirs (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane

Credits

Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #122 (July 1958)
The Secret of the Space Souvenirs
Printed in
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #35 ([November 1965?])
The Secret of the Space Souvenirs
Also printed
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Secret of the Space Souvenirs
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Secret of the Space Souvenirs
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #122 (July 1958)

Synopsis

Superman is compelled to collect trophies from space, but doesn't know why.

Show/hide 8. Two for You! Super Star Origins Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Promos for DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #9 (on sale January 8, 1981) and The Best of DC #13 (on sale February 5, 1981). Covers are depicted.

Show/hide 9. Superman in Time-and-Space Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Notes

Information about the stories in this issue. On inside back cover.

Show/hide 10. Preview of the Issue (Superman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Characters
Superman

Notes

Back cover. Scenes from the interior stories.


Notes

Copyright © 1981 DC Comics Inc.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35238

Entry created

  • 08/12/2007

Index completed

  • 22/05/2011

Last updated

  • 05/07/2008