Friday, July 6, 2007

Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #32 - Jan. 1983

Someone in DC accounting ran some actuary tables, then yelled down the hall: "Hey, tell someone in editorial--we're a little behind, sales-wise, on the digests. Do another Superman!" And so they did. As you can see from the cover by Rich Buckler and Frank Giacoia, this one is all about Supes vs. "The Mightiest Men in the Universe." Oh, and Vartox(sorry, Vartox fans--all three of you--I could never get past his Village People look).

Stories include:
"Solomon Grundy Wins On Monday" by Gerry Conway, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, and Bob Oksner 
"Power of the Parasite" by Jim Shooter and Al Plastino 
"The Ultimate Battle" by Denny O'Neil, Curt Swan, and Murphy Anderson 
"The Man Who Murdered the Earth" by Len Wein, Swan, and Anderson 
"Mystery Mission to Metropolis" by Cary Bates, Swan, and Oksner a three-page text feature all about more "mighty men" from Superman's world, like Bizarro, Hercules, and Hyper-Man(?). I dunno, for my money, I could read a whole book of DCU heroes Vs. Solomon Grundy--I always thought he was one of DC's weirdest, creepiest, yet-underused bad guys!


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