The Best of DC #56

DC Comics

United States

Published
January 1985
Page count
100
Cover price
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/39546

Credits

Editing
Nicola Cuti

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Superman Vs. More Aliens! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Pat Broderick [as Broderick]
Show/hide 1. Best of DC -- Superman vs. More Aliens! Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

Show/hide 2. The Island That Invaded the Earth (Superman) Comic story, 16 pages
Show/hide 3. The Electronic Ghost of Metropolis (Superman) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Galaxy Broadcasting computer (villain); Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Morgan Edge; Teach Dilbert; Ziggy

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Shelley Eiber

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #244 (November 1971)
The Electronic Ghost of Metropolis!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #160 ([December 1972])
The Electronic Ghost of Metropolis!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #160 ([December 1972])
The Electronic Ghost of Metropolis!
Show/hide 4. The Menace Called 'It' (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; It [a spinning blob] (intro); Lana Lang; Perry White; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Shelley Eiber
Show/hide 5. The Skyscraper That Screamed for Its Life (Superman) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Ninukab (villain); Superman; Peter Demeos; Clark Kent

Credits

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Jeanine Casey

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #262 (March 1973)
The Skyscraper That Screamed for Its Life!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #178 ([August 1974])
The Skyscraper that Screamed for its Life!
Show/hide 6. Danger -- Monster at Work (Superman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Harold Jenkins; Nathan Warbow; Dr. Farr; S.T.A.R. Labs

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Helen Vesik
Show/hide 7. The Fury of the Energy Eater (Superman) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Galactic Golem (villain, origin); Superman; Clark Kent; Josh Coyle; Bert Smith; Harry Potter; Lex Luthor (flashback); S.T.A.R. Labs

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Karen Orlando

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #258 (November 1972)
Fury of the Energy-Eater!
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #97 ([October 1973?])
Fury of the Energy-Eater
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Murray, 1978? series) #40 ([June 1980?])
Fury of the Energy-Eater
Show/hide 8. Star Trek (Star Trek) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Star Trek

Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for DC's Star Trek series.

Show/hide 9. Ooze's Who? (Superman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Galactic Golem; Electronic Ghost; Ninukab

Credits

Script
Nicola Cuti
Art
Pat Broderick

Notes

Back cover. Villains from the stories in this issue.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 39426

Entry created

  • 07/11/2015

Index completed

  • 07/11/2015

Last updated

  • 07/11/2015