The Best of DC #32

DC Comics

United States

Published
January 1983
Page count
100
Cover price
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/37012

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Superman Battles The Mightiest Men In The Universe! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-4013
Characters
Superman; The Parasite; Solomon Grundy; Galactic Golem; Vartox; The Sand Superman

Credits

Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Frank Giacoia

Notes

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

Show/hide 1. Best of DC -- Superman versus the Mightiest Men in the Universe Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

Show/hide 2. Solomon Grundy Wins on Monday! (Superman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Solomon Grundy (villain); SKULL (cameo); Steve Lombard; Terri Cross

Credits

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

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #301 (July 1976)

Notes

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

Show/hide 3. Power of the Parasite! (Superman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Parasite; Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #340 (August 1966)

Notes

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

Show/hide 4. The Ultimate Battle! (Superman) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #242 (September 1971)

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.

Show/hide 5. The Man Who Murdered the Earth! (Superman) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor (villain); the Galactic Golem (intro); Superman; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #248 (February 1972)
The Man Who Murdered the Earth!
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #96 ([August 1973?])
The Man Who Murdered the Earth!
 
United Kingdom
The Super Heroes Monthly (Egmont Publishing, 1980 series) v1#8 (May 1981)
The Man Who Murdered the Earth
 
United States
Superman in the Seventies (DC, 2000 series) ([October] 2000)
The Man Who Murdered the Earth
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #248 (February 1972)

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.

Notes

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

Show/hide 6. Mystery Mission to Metropolis!: [Chapter 1] The Mystery Unravels... (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #281 (November 1974)
Mystery Mission to Metropolis!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #193 ([November 1975?])
Mystery Mission to Metropolis! Chapter 1: The Mystery Unravels…
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #193 ([November 1975?])
Part 2: …And the Mission Begins
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #281 (November 1974)

Notes

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

Show/hide 7. Mystery Mission to Metropolis!: [Chapter 2] ...And the Mission Begins (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #281 (November 1974)
Mystery Mission to Metropolis!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #193 ([November 1975?])
Mystery Mission to Metropolis! Chapter 1: The Mystery Unravels…
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #193 ([November 1975?])
Part 2: …And the Mission Begins
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #281 (November 1974)

Notes

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

Show/hide 8. More Mighty Men of the Universe Text article, 3 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Code
S-4014

Credits

Author
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters
typeset

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.

Show/hide 9. "It was foretold that England's greatest champion..." (Camelot 3000) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Camelot 3000

Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for DC's "Camelot 3000" series.

Show/hide 10. 5 Cosmos-Shaking Clashes! (Superman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Rich Buckler [as Buckler]
Inks
Frank Giacoia [as Giacoia]

Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37254

Entry created

  • 26/07/2008

Index completed

  • 27/01/2014