Saturday, July 14, 2007

Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #36 - May 1983

As Superman collections go, "Superman Vs. Kryptonite" isn't a bad idea, since approximately every third Superman story in the fifties and sixties were kryptonite ones. Plus the cover by Ed Hannigan and Dick Giordano is, no pun intended, a killer.

Stories include: 

• "The Curse of Kryptonite" by Otto Binder and Al Plastino 
"The Greatest Pitcher in the World" by Bill Finger, Wayne Boring, and Stan Kaye 
"The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite" by Binder, Curt Swan, and John Forte 
"The Invasion of the Bizarro World" by Jerry Siegel and Forte 
"The Menace of Gold Kryptonite" by Binder and Plastino 
"Superboy Visits the 50th Century" by Binder, Swan, and Forte 
"Secret of Kryptonite Six" by Leo Dorfman, Swan, and George Klein 
"The Super Outlaw of Metropolis" by Jerry Coleman, Boring, and Kaye 
"The Fury of the Kryptonian Killer!" by Jim Shooter, Swan, and Klein addition to all stories, there's an inside back cover "puzzle" that shows the cover to Jimmy Olsen #70 ("The Secret of Silver Kryptonite") and seeing if readers can "guess the secret." Can you?*

Also, on the back cover there's a handy Kryptonite Handbook which gives you a brief rundown on all the types of K-metal in case you come across some and want to pull a mean practical joke on Superman.

*There is no such thing as Silver Kryptonite! It was a hoax perpetrated by Jimmy. Don't ask.

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