The Best of DC #50

DC Comics

United States

Published
July 1984
Page count
100
Cover price
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/38839

Credits

Editing
Nicola Cuti (editor)
Tom Condon (managing editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Year's Best Superman Stories (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
C-706
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colours
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

Giacoia inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Kurt Schaffenberger.

Show/hide 1. Best of DC -- The Year's Best Superman Stories Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Once-and-Future War! (Superman; OMAC) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman; OMAC
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; OMAC; Murdermek (villain); Intercorp Scientists (villains); Norman Blank

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
George Pérez (breakdowns)
Pablo Marcos (finished art)
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Rick Hoberg (ink assistance)
Colours
Shelly Eiber
Letters
John Costanza

Synopsis

Terminator-style story with Murdermek traveling back in time to kill the ancestor of Buddy Blank (aka OMAC).

Show/hide 3. The Kid Who Played Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Justin Moore (Cub Reporter); Perry White; Mickey Norris; Jimmy Olsen; Mrs. Norris; Morgan Edge; Lana Lang; Invisible Aliens

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colours
Helen Vesik
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #388 (October 1983)
The Kid Who Played Superman!
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Federal, 1983 series) #12 ([October 1984?])
The Kid Who Played Superman!

Synopsis

When an invisible alien race lands their spaceship on Earth only little Micky Norris can see them and alert Superman to their scheme.

Show/hide 4. Luthor Unleashed! (Superman) Comic story, 27 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor (villain); Ardora (death); Lex Luthor, Jr. (death); Lexor (destruction); the Omega Men

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Jeanine Casey
Letters
Ben Oda
Show/hide 5. Ambush Bug II (Superman; The Legion of Substitute Heroes) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman; The Legion of Substitute Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Polar Boy; Infection Lass; Porcupine Pete; Chlorophyll Kid; Stone Boy; Fire Lad; Color Kid; Antennae Lad; Double-Header]; Superman; Ambush Bug; Chief Zendak of the Science Police

Credits

Script
Keith Giffen (story)
Paul Levitz (additional dialogue)
Pencils
Keith Giffen (breakdowns)
Kurt Schaffenberger (finished art)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colours
George Robert
Letters
Ben Oda
Show/hide 6. Year's Best Comics Stories (Best of DC) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Best of DC

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 7. No title recorded Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Pencils
George Pérez
Curt Swan
Keith Giffen
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Dave Hunt
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colours
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

Back cover utilizing images from interior stories.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37594

Entry created

  • 03/10/2008

Index completed

  • 10/04/2020

Last updated

  • 10/04/2020