The Best of DC #25

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
June 1982
Page count
100
Cover price
0.95 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Digest size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
DC [bullet]
 
DC [bullet]
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/36399

Credits

Editing
Dick Giordano, Managing Editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, Editor [credited]
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Associate Editor [credited]
 
Karen Berger, editor [credited] (editorial coordinator)

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Show/hide Cover Untitled [The Man of Steel and His Favorite Kid-Pals] (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-5061

Credits

Art
Ross Andru, penciller
 
Frank Giacoia, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Show/hide 1. Untitled [Best of DC -- Superman] Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter
Text
, typeset

Notes

Includes indicia at bottom of page.

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The TV Show That Menaced Metropolis! (Superman) Comic story, 15 pages

"A spectacular, eye-popping feat -- nothing more than a morning exercise for the greatest hero of them all..."

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Woodrow Nescott; Herbert Nescott; Kerry Nescott; Ted; Mac Nelson; Dan Marz

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter [credited]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller [credited]
 
Murphy Anderson, inker [credited]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #422 (March 1973)
The TV Show That Menaced Metropolis!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #179 ([July 1974?])
The TV Show That Menaced Metropolis!

Synopsis

Woodrow Nescott, a teen who has lived his life quarantined due to a rare environmental disease which can create monstrous, deadly white blood cell blobs, breaks out of his home to help an actor who he believes is actually the character he portrays on TV. When the actor tries to manipulate Woodrow into killing his TV rival, Superman intervenes. The actor is absorbed by the blob and Superman finds a cure for Woodrow's condition.

Show/hide 3. The Baby Who Walked Through Walls! (The Private Life of Clark Kent) Comic story, 7 pages

"Presenting another exciting escapade of the man behind the legend -- another chapter in..."

Featuring

Feature
The Private Life of Clark Kent
Genre
Humour; superhero
Characters
Petra Lewis; Michele Lewis; Mrs. Goldstein; Lance

Credits

Writing
Len Wein, scripter [credited]
Art
Neal Adams, line art [credited]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #254 (July 1972)
The Baby Who Walked Through Walls!
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #98 ([September 1973])
The Baby Who Walked through Walls!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Murray, 1978 series) #35 ([February 1979?])
The Baby Who Walked Through Walls
 
United Kingdom
The Super Heroes Monthly (Egmont Publishing, 1980 series) v1#9 (June 1981)
The Baby Who Walked Through Walls!

Synopsis

Clark is flummoxed when a child he's babysitting keeps disappearing.

Show/hide 4. The Girl Who Didn't Believe in Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

"From the jungle-wilds of Africa, to the skyscrapers of New York, the name of Superman has spread its fame!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Myrtle; Alice Norton; Martha Norton; John Norton

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller [credited]
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #96 (March 1955)
The Girl Who Didn't Believe in Superman!
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #96 ([August 1955])
The Girl Who Didn't Believe in Superman!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #149 ([January 1972?])
The Girl Who Didn't Believe In Superman
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
The Girl Who Didn't Believe in Superman!

Synopsis

Superman restores the sight of a blind girl and reunites her family.

Show/hide 5. World Beneath the North Pole! (Superman) Comic story, 16 pages

"In a land very much like our own and yet so very different..."

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
creatures of Miros (villains); Dr. Vernon Lombard; Jamie Lombard

Credits

Writing
Elliot Maggin, scripter [credited]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller [credited]
 
Murphy Anderson, inker [credited]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #267 (September 1973)
World beneath the North Pole!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #107 ([March 1974?])
World Beneath the North Pole
 
United Kingdom
The Super Heroes Monthly (Egmont Publishing, 1980 series) v1#3 ([December 1980?])
World beneath the North Pole!

Synopsis

Superman, along with Steve Lombard's nephew Jamie, rescue Jamie's father from Miros, a land in Earth's hollow core.

Show/hide 6. Superman, You're Not Clark Kent-- and I Can Prove It! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

"High above the suburbs of Metropolis, a familiar red-and-blue costumed figure zooms through the afternoon sky, his expression grim -- his eyes almost unseeing!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Whirlicane (1st)

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter [credited]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller [credited]
 
Tex Blaisdell, inker [credited]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Original
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #457 (March 1976)

Synopsis

Superman exposes his secret identity to Jonathan Ross and defeats Whirlicane.

Show/hide 7. The Story of Superman, Junior (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

"One day in Smallville, Superman's boyhood home, startled townsfolk see a flying youth perform super-feats again!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman, Junior [Johnny Kirk]; Morton Kirk

Credits

Writing
Jerry Coleman, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller [credited]
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #232 (September 1957)
The Story of Superman, Junior
Also printed
Australia
Superman's Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #3 ([March 1959])
The Story of Superman, Junior
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #7 (Summer 1963)
The Story of Superman, Junior
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #4 ([September 1964?])
The Story of Superman, Junior

Synopsis

Johnny Kirk's father blasts him into space because he thinks Earth is soon to be destroyed by a meteor. After Superboy deflects the meteor, he asks him to find his son. But Superboy is all grown up as Superman before Johnny Kirk returns to Earth, now with super powers. But Superman's own powers are disappearing due to contact with a space poison that was on Johnny's space ship.

Show/hide 8. The Kid with the Million-Dollar Smile! (The Private Life of Clark Kent) Comic story, 6 pages

"Dear Diary: Ordinarily, I don't mind going out on an assignment with a partner..."

Featuring

Feature
The Private Life of Clark Kent
Genre
Humour; superhero
Characters
unnamed Museum thieves (villains); Jason Fleece; Selma Fleece

Credits

Writing
Marty Pasko, scripter [credited as Martin Pasko]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller [credited]
 
Bob Oksner, inker [credited]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #285 (March 1975)
The Kid with the Million-Dollar Smile!

Synopsis

Clark and Lola Barnett deal with a bratty child TV commercial star.

Show/hide 9. Superman's Command Performance (Superman) Comic story, 17 pages

"There goes the giant meteor I sent hurtling on a collision course with Metropolis!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jerry; Arthur; Mike; Frank; Ryjel

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter [credited]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller [credited]
 
Frank Chiaramonte, inker [credited]
Colours
Gene D'Angelo, colourist [credited]
Text
Ben Oda, letterer [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #497 (July 1979)
Superman's Command Performance
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Murray, 1978 series) #44 ([August 1981])

Synopsis

Superman is mentally controlled by children who don't realize what they are doing. Turns out an alien kid is participating in order to bring Superman to their clubhouse.

Show/hide 10. Swamp Thing Is Back! (Swamp Thing) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Because you demanded it -- the triumphant return of comicdom's most-honored adventure series!"

Featuring

Feature
Swamp Thing

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Tom Yeates, line art [credited]
Text
, letterer

Notes

Promo advertisement for The Saga of the Swamp Thing (DC, 1982 series) #1, on sale February 11, 1982.

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Meet Superman's kid-pals!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Woodrow Nescott; Michele Lewis; Alice Norton; Jamie Lombard; Superman, Junior [Johnny Kirk]; Jason Fleece; Mike

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter
Art
Ross Andru, penciller [credited]
 
Frank Giacoia, inker [credited]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer

Notes

Back cover blurb for the issue, presenting the featured characters in the stories in the issue.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

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  • 35466

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