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World’s Finest Comics No. 198
November 1970
Cover: Superman and Flash beginning race as Batman and crowd look on //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Race To Save the Universe” (22 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #395), Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #86)
GA: Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #406)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #105), Guardians of the Universe (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #81)
Intro: Maximus Flavius
Villains: The Anachronids, a Roman general (first appearance for all)
Comments: This story continues in the next issue.
 This is the third Superman-Flash race, the earlier races appearing in SUPERMAN #199 and THE FLASH #175.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen and a Roman charioteer become exchanged in time as a result of the activities of Anachronids, faster-than-light robots who have appeared in the Earth-One universe.  To counteract the time-warping effect, the Guardians of the Universe enable Flash and Superman to race in the opposite direction, and the two heroes make it a compeition against each other.  Both save each other from perils along the way, but Jimmy Olsen finds himself condemned to death by a Roman general as a sorceror, and facing a firing squad of bowmen.

World’s Finest Comics No. 199
December 1970
Cover: Batman holding finish line banner for Superman and Flash; kids reacting to end of race //Neal Adams
Story: “Race To Save Time” (22 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Feature Characters: Superman, the Flash (both next appear in THE FLASH #203)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in FOREVER PEOPLE #1), Guardians of the Universe (next appear in GREEN LANTERN #87), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #406; next appears in BATMAN #230), I-Ching (between WONDER WOMAN #189 / 190)
GA: Bruce Wayne (Batman; next appears in BATMAN #228), Diana Prince (Wonder Woman; last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #397; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #190)
Cameo: Rudolph Valentino
Other Character: Maximus Flavius (last appearance)
Villains: The Anachronids, the Roman general (last appearance for all), Tomas de Torquemada (of Earth-One), the Spanish Inquisition (first and only appearance for all), Jax-Ur, General Zod, Kru-El (last appearance for all in ADVENTURE COMICS #400; all next appear in Supergirl story in SUPERMAN FAMILY #183), Prof. Vakox (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #98; next appears in ACTION COMICS #473)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Superman and Flash eventually find themselves prisoner of Jax-Ur, General Zod, Kru-El, and Prof. Vakox, who have escaped the Phantom Zone via the Anachronids.  They tell the heroes that the Anachronids will eventually rupture the barrier between the Zone and Earth-One, destroying Earth’s solar system.  Though all of them are under a red sun for the moment, Superman and Flash break free, defeat the villains, set things to rights, and inadvertently free Jimmy Olsen.  But the Flash wins the race.

World’s Finest Comics No. 200
February 1971
Cover: Robin watching Superman’s power drained by Kartal //Neal Adams
Story: “Prisoners of the Immortal World” (22 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #87; next appears in SUPERMAN #235), Robin (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #408; next appears in BATMAN #230; origin retold in flashback)
Intro: Marty, Dave (two brothers; next appear in BATMAN #230)
Cameo appearances: John Grayson, Mary Grayson, Batman, Alfred Pennyworth (in flashback)
Villains: Migg, Kartal, and other aliens (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: During an antiwar demonstration and riot on Hudson University’s campus, Superman, Robin, and two brothers who are students are abducted by aliens who wish to drain Superman’s power and use it to grant them immortality.

World’s Finest Comics No. 201
March 1971
Cover: Superman, Green Lantern, and Felix Faust disguised as Dr. Fate in space //Neal Adams
Story: “A Prize of Peril” (22 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #88; next appears in SUPERMAN #236), Green Lantern (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #88; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #83)
GA: Green Arrow (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #88; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #83), Atom, Hawkman (both between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #88 / 89; all appear, with Superman and Green Lantern, as the Justice League of America)
Cameo: Dr. Fate, Guardians of the Universe, Jor-El (as illusions)
Villain: Felix Faust (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #49 / 103)
Synopsis: Superman and Green Lantern get into a rivalry over their respective powers, and Felix Faust takes the opportunity to masquerade as Dr. Fate, create an illusion of a Guardian of the Universe, and lure both of them into a power-test which is actually a trap.

World’s Finest Comics No. 203
June 1971
Cover: Blind Superman, Aquaman, and Dolphin-Men //Neal Adams / Dick Giordano
Story: “Who’s Minding the Earth?”  (22 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Steve Skeates
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #406; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #111), Aquaman (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #89 / 90)
Intro: The Dolphin-Man (only appearance)
Villains: The Dolphin-Men (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman and Aquaman must battle Dolphin-Men, amoebic mutants with telekinetic power and a wish to destroy the human race.

World’s Finest Comics No. 204
August 1971
Cover: Superman and Diana Prince between campus riot and devastated Earth //Neal Adams / Dick Giordano
Story: “Journey To the End of Hope” (22 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #112; next appears in ACTION COMICS #403), Diana Prince (Wonder Woman; last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #195; next appears in SUPERMAN #241)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (between SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #110 / 114), I-Ching (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #195; next appears in SUPERMAN #240)
Intro: A computer in 2171 A. D. (destroyed in this story), a security guard (dies in this story), a campus radical (only appearance)
Villains: Scog and his two partners (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A computer dating service pairs up Clark Kent and Diana Prince, just before the two of them--and three hoods--are yanked into a desolate possible future of Earth by another computer, in hopes of averting Earth’s future fate.

World’s Finest Comics No. 205
September 1971
Cover: Superman vs. dragon; vignettes of Kid Flash, Mal, Speedy, Wonder Girl, and Lilith //Neal Adams / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Computer That Captured a Town” (22 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Steve Skeates
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #404; next appears in SUPERMAN #243), the Teen Titans (Kid Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #94; next appears in TEEN TITANS #35), Speedy, Mal, Lilith, Wonder Girl (all between TEEN TITANS #34 / 35)
Intro: People of Fairfield (only appearance)
Villains: Morgan Edge clone (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #404; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #115), Richard Hanley (in flashback; first appearance; dies before this story begins), an alien computer (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: Superman has to save the Teen Titans and the people of Fairfield from an alien computer which programs them all according to the wishes of a man whose memories it took and then killed.

World’s Finest Comics No. 208
December 1971
Cover: Superman and Dr. Fate hauling away the Earth //Neal Adams / Dick Giordano
Story: “Peril of the Planet-Smashers” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Len Wein
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #407), Dr. Fate (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #83 / 100)
GA: Zatanna (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #413)
Intro: Ghan Uu (only appearance)
Villains: The Buudak (first appearance; all die in this story)
Synopsis: While seeking a cure for his weakness to magic, Superman helps Dr. Fate save Earth-Two from mystic aliens who wish to smash the continents of that world together.

World’s Finest Comics No. 209
February 1972
Cover: Hawkman and Superman dangling like puppets from Tempter’s hands //Neal Adams / Dick Giordano
Story: “Meet the Tempter and Die” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #409; next appears in SUPERMAN #249), Hawkman (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #89 / 90)
GS: Hawkgirl (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #80 / 98)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in Thorn story in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #119; next appears in SUPERMAN #250), Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #408; next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #121), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #408; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #142)
GS: Kandorians
Villains: The Tempter, the Oddsmaker, Kro-Al, Ven-Mor, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: By playing on their secret emotional weaknesses, a being called the Tempter almost induces Superman and Hawkman to commit disastrous acts.

World’s Finest Comics No. 210
March 1972
Cover: Green Arrow pointing to faceless Superman among faceless people //Neal Adams / Dick Giordano
Story: “World of Faceless Slaves” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #87; next appears in SUPERMAN #250), Green Arrow (between GREEN LANTERN #87 / 89)
Intro: People of Veliathan, King Dextro, Kanow (only appearance for all)
Cameo: Black Canary, Jack Major (in flashback)
Villains: Effron (first appearance; next appears in ACTION COMICS #437), Demon of Disease (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues from the Green Arrow story in GREEN LANTERN #87.
Synopsis: At a time in which Oliver Queen is considering running for mayor of Star City, he and Clark Kent are kidnapped by a sorceror from 15,000 years ago.  The magician, Effron, wishes to use Green Arrow as his champion in a duel for kingship of a world of people without faces.

World’s Finest Comics No. 212
June 1972
Cover: J’onn J’onzz hitting Superman //Nick Cardy
Story: “And So My World Begins” (22 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Characters: Superman (between SUPERMAN #253 / 254), J’onn J’onzz (last appearance in SUPERMAN #253; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #100)
GS: Martians (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #50; next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #100)
Villains: The Thythen (first and only appearance), Bel Juz (first appearance; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #229)
Comment: This story continues from SUPERMAN #253 and continues in SUPERMAN #254.
Synopsis: Superman locates the phasing building again and enters it, phasing back with it to its location on Vonn, which is under a red sun that strips him of his powers.  There he meets J’onn J’onzz again, and learns that the Martians have been kidnapped by the warlike Thythen race and used to recharge war-robots with their own life-force.  J’onzz has fallen in love with Bel Juz, a female Martian, but Superman learns that she has sold out to the Thythen.

World’s Finest Comics No. 213
August-September 1972
Cover: Superman using X-ray vision to see Atom in telephone cord //Nick Cardy
Story: “Peril In a Very Small Place” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #415; next appears in SUPERMAN #256), the Atom (last appearance in  JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #99; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #423)
Intro: Dillin, Giella (naned for artists Dick Dillin and Joe Giella), Donna and her boyfriend, Dav-Skiv and his people, the Absorber (a “genesis molecule”; only appearance for all), Jangles Jones (only appearance for all)
Comment: With this issue, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS becomes a 20-cent, 32-page comic.
Synopsis: The Atom tries to contact Superman by his phone-travelling trick, only to become entrapped in a sub-atomic universe in which he and the Man of Steel must save an inhabited world from a “genesis molecule”.

World’s Finest Comics No. 214
November 1972
Cover: Superman and Vigilante vs. a werewolf //Nick Cardy
Story: “A Beast Stalks the Badlands” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Steve Skeates, Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #102; next appears in SUPERMAN #258), the Vigilante (between ADVENTURE COMICS #422 / 426)
GS: Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #428; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #104)
Intro: Martha (only appearance)
Villains: Johnny (a werewolf; first appearance; dies in this story), a gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman and the Vigilante join forces to track down a werewolf at a rodeo.

All-New Collectors’ Edition No. C-58
1978
Front cover:  Superman fighting Captain Marvel as Mary Marvel and Supergirl look on  //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Back cover:  Karmang watching Earths One and S collide and Captain Marvel, Superman, and Mary Marvel //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano
Story:  "When Worlds Collide"  (1 page)
 Prologue:  "Mars"  (4 pages)
 Chapter One:  "Superman"  (11 pages)
 Interlude:  "Castle Karmang"  (3 pages)
 Chapter Two:  "Shazam!"  (12 pages)
 Interlude:  "Castle Karmang"  (4 pages)
 Chapter Three:  "Superman Vs. Captain Marvel"  (11 pages)
 Interlude:  "Castle Karmang"  (5 pages)
 Chapter Four:  "Superman Vs. Captain Marvel--Round Two"  (8 pages)
 Interlude:  "Castle Karmang"  (11 pages)
 Epilogue (2 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Penciller:  Rich Buckler
Inker:  Dick Giordano
Letterer:  Gaspar Saladino
Colorist:  Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters:  Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #155; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #251), Captain Marvel (between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #254 / 255)
GS:  Supergirl (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #189 / 190), Mary Marvel (between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #253 / 255)
Supporting Characters:  Lois Lane (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #189 / 190), Steve Lombard (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #188; next appears in SUPERMAN #328), Morgan Edge (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #189; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #251), Shazam (between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #254 / 262), Cissie Somerly (last appearance in ?; last appearance), Gen. Maxwell Torch (as a voice; last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #460; last appearance)
Intro:  The Undying Ones (Martian ghosts), Mr. Hardy, Ibistick of Earth-One (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Karmang, an unnamed costumed villain (first and only appearance for both), Quarrmer (last appearance in SUPERMAN #242; last appearance), Black Adam (last appearance in SHAZAM! #28; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #264)
Comment:  This issue also contains a text page comparing Superman to Captain Marvel, and another text page recounting the DC / Fawcett court battle.
 The Justice League of America is said to be on a space mission in this story, and Captain Marvel, Jr. and the Shazam Squadron heroes are said to be "suitably distracted", which probably also means a space mission.  Since Superman appears in all issues of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA published in 1978, the JLA's space mission must be an unchronicled one.
Synopsis:  Karmang the Evil, an immortal White Martian wizard, has been plagued by the ghosts of the Martians he accidentally destroyed in the experiment that gave him immortality.  To bring
them back to life, he contrives a plan to plant two attractor-devices on Earth-One and Earth-S, draw them together by matching their vibrational rates, and cause them both to explode.  The
blast will generate enough power for him to tap that he can restore the "Undying Ones" to life.  Black Adam and the Quarrmer are forced by his magic to serve him, since Superman and Captain
Marvel are the only two heroes still on the Earths who could effectively oppose him.  Black Adam, disguised as Superman, plants Karmang's device on Earth-S, attacks Captain Marvel, and
strikes him with "the Judgment Ray", a magic device which corrupts Captain Marvel's reasoning and makes him desire Superman's destruction.  Black Adam, disguised as Captain Marvel, does a similar job on Superman and plants Karmang's device on Earth-One.  Mary Marvel follows her brother to Earth-One, where she is astonished to see Captain Marvel and Superman duke it out.
Supergirl appears, and Mary quickly explains as much as she knows about the situation.
 Supergirl tracks down Black Adam as the latter digs up Earth-One's Ibistick from the tomb of a pharaoh.  She manages to wrest it from his hand with her super-breath, and uses it to
create magic lightning to strike Black-Adam and turn him back into his human form of Teth-Adam.  On Earth-S, Mary Marvel encounters the Quarrmer, who has no desire to fight her.  He explains to her what Karmang is planning.  Mary and Supergirl reteam, and Mary makes a short trip to alert Shazam at the Rock of Eternity before accompanying Supergirl to Mars to fight
Karmang.  Shazam warns Captain Marvel to prolong the fight so that his sister and Supergirl can attack Karmang.  Superman finally knocks Captain Marvel unconscious, and the spell of hatred is lifted from them both.  Shazam appears to Superman, tells him about Karmang's plan, and has him revive Captain Marvel.  After explaining the situation, Superman has Captain Marvel join him on the mission.
 Karmang's devices are set to rip apart the Earth's magnetic field if the heroes touch them, but Superman circles Earth-One at super-speed, shoring up the magnetic field.  Captain Marvel
destroys Karmang's device, and the Earths are saved.
 On Mars, Supergirl breaks off their battle with Karmang long enough to press a button on his console that will send Karmang into Limbo, and flies away with Mary Marvel before the effect can engulf them as well.  Karmang is thus exiled to the realm of the Undying Ones.  The four heroes have a reunion on Earth-S, where Mary Marvel tries to kiss Superman.  Supergirl retaliates by doing the same to Captain Marvel, which irks Mary, until she realizes how she has behaved as well.

DC Comics Presents No. 1
July-August 1978
Cover: The Flash and Superman vs. alien //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez / Dan Adkins (signed)
Story: “Chase To the End of Time” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Ben Oda
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #191), the Flash (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #459)
Villains: Islayn, the Volkir, Aylem, the Zelkot, Ivlar (first appearance for all), Professor Zoom (last appearance in CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #2)
Comments: This story continues in the next issue.
 This story takes place on June 20, 1978.
Synopsis: Superman and the Flash, investigating an alien landing in a small town, are drawn into contact with two warring alien races who have been at each others’ throats for billions of years.  The heroes must stop one alien’s voyage through time, or see the human race become nonexistent.

DC Comics Presents No. 2
September-October 1978
Cover: Superman, Flash, and Ivlar //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez / Dan Adkins (signed)
Story: “Race To the End of Time” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Clem Robins
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #488), the Flash (next appears in THE FLASH #266)
GS: Legion of Super-Heroes (Brainiac 5, Princess Projectra, Wildfire (all between SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #237 / 241), Superboy (last appearance in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #240; next appears in KARATE KID #12), Mon-El (between SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #238 / 241), Cosmic Boy (between SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #240 / 243))
Villains: Islayn, the Volkir, Aylem, the Zelkot, Ivlar (last appearance for all), Professor Zoom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #166)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Superman and the Flash must race against each other to reach a time-travelling alien who could doom the Earth.

DC Comics Presents No. 3
November 1978
Cover: Superman and Adam Strange vs. Kaskor and his robots //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story: “The Riddle of Little Earth Lost” (1 page)
 Part 1: “Superman, Champion of Rann” (8 pages)
 Part 2: “Adam Strange, Superman For a Day” (8 pages)
 Part 3: “Kaskor’s Double Doom” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #253; next appears in SUPERMAN #329), Adam Strange (last appearance in SHOWCASE #103; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #263)
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath (last appearance for both in SHOWCASE #103; both next appear in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #263), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #191; next appears in SUPERMAN #329)
Intro: Harry, Dr. Baker (only appearance for both)
Villains: Kaskor (last appearance in MYSTERY IN SPACE #68; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #263)
Synopsis: Kaskor, an old enemy of Adam Strange’s, engineers an event that causes Rann and Earth to switch places when Adam uses a Zeta-Beam to teleport himself.  Thus, Adam ends up on Earth, Superman returns from a space mission to find Rann in Earth’s place, and both planets are in danger of destruction when the effect wears off.

DC Comics Presents No. 4
December 1978
Cover: Superman and Metal Men vs. Chemo //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story: “Sun-Stroke” (1 page)
 Part 1: “A Titan Stalks the Streets” (5 pages)
 Part 2: “Water, Water, Everywhere” (3 pages)
 Part 3: “The Man Who Murdered the Sun” (7 pages)
 Part 4: “Is This the Way the World Ends?”  (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Len Wein
Artist: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #192; next appears in ACTION COMICS #490), Metal Men (last appearance in SHOWCASE #100; next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #187)
Supporting Character: Dr. Jenet Klyburn (last appearance in SUPERMAN #326)
Villains: Chemo (last appearance in METAL MEN #46; next appears in SUPERMAN #342), I.Q. (last appearance in HAWKMAN #7; next appears in SUPERMAN #342)
Synopsis: At a time in which solar prominences are affecting both Superman’s and the Metal Men’s performances, Hawkman’s old foe I.Q. tries to use the rampaging Chemo to save the Earth, not knowing he may actually doom it.

DC Comics Presents No. 5
January 1979
Cover: Superman vs. giant jellyfish, Aquaman vs. Ocean Master //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The War of the Undersea Cities” (1 page)
 Part 1: “And Peace Shall Not Reign Under Waves” (7 pages)
 Part 2: “A Clash of Champions” (5 pages)
 Part 3: “A Crown For the Sister City” (4 pages)
 Part 4: “Secret of the Sinister Sea Lord” (6 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Plotter: Len Wein
Scripter: Paul Levitz
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #330; next appears in ACTION COMICS #489), Aquaman (between ADVENTURE COMICS #461 / 462)
Supporting Characters: Lori Lemaris (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #5; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #268), Ronal (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #55; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #268), Mera, Vulko (both between ADVENTURE COMICS #461 / 462), Dr. Jenet Klyburn (next appears in issue #8)
Intro: George (only appearance)
Origin: Poseidonis and Tritonis (in flashback)
Villain: Ocean Master (last appearance in AQUAMAN #63; next appears in ACTION COMICS #520)
Synopsis: War breaks out inexplicably between the twin Atlantean cities of Poseidonis and Tritonis, and Superman and Aquaman find out that it is a plot of the Ocean Master’s.

DC Comics Presents No. 6
February 1979
Cover: Green Lantern giving ring to Clark Kent as Lois Lane and chairman look on; Superman vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Fantastic Fall of Green Lantern” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #255), Green Lantern (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #255; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #114)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (between SUPERMAN #331 / 333), Josh Coyle (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #255; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #195)
Villains: Star Sapphire (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #255; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #121, both appearances as Carol Ferris), Kiman (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #75), Fridol (first and only appearance), Weaponers of Qward (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #126)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: After Green Lantern is defeated in battle by Star Sapphire, he passes his ring to Clark Kent so that Superman may continue the fight.

DC Comics Presents No. 7
March 1979
Cover: Red Tornado, Superman, and Weaponers of Qward //Dick Dillin / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Paralyzed Planet Peril” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #333), Red Tornado (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #212; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #256)
GA: Black Canary (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #255; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #114)
Villains: Kiman (last appearance), Weaponers of Qward (next appear in GREEN LANTERN #125)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: The Weaponers of Qward capture Superman and use his body to power a device that immobilizes every human on Earth, but the Red Tornado, unaffected because he is an android, battles them.

DC Comics Presents No. 8
April 1979
Cover: Swamp Thing and Solomon Grundy II vs. Superman //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story: “The Sixty Deaths of Solomon Grundy” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Steve Englehart
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #194; next appears in SUPERMAN #334), Swamp Thing (last appearance in CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #87; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #176)
GA: Batman (as a voice; last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #149; next appears in BATMAN #310)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #194; next appears in SUPERMAN #334), Dr. Jenet Klyburn (last appearance in issue #5; next appears in SUPERMAN #342)
Villain: Solomon Grundy II (last appearance in SUPERMAN #322; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #523), sixty Solomon Grundy clones (first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Synopsis: Swamp Thing helps Solomon Grundy II battle Superman in hopes of studying the marshland monster and finding a way to restore his own humanity.

DC Comics Presents No. 9
May 1979
Cover: Superman and Wonder Woman vs. ice-monster //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Invasion of the Ice People” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Martin Pasko
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Jack Abel
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #150; next appears in SUPERMAN #335), Wonder Woman (between WONDER WOMAN #254 / 255)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (between SUPERMAN #334 / 335)
Intro: Anton Lupescu, Mrs. Quinch, the Skrynians (only appearance for all)
Villain: An ice-monster (inhabited by a Skrynian; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An alien invader inhabits the body of an ice sculpture, and Superman and Wonder Woman must defeat it.

DC Comics Presents No. 10
June 1979
Cover: Superman in U. S. Army uniform, emerging from grave behind Sgt. Rock and Easy Company //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Miracle Man of Easy Company” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Jack Abel
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #257), Sgt. Rock and Easy Company (Wild Man, Ice Cream Soldier, Little Sure Shot, Jackie Johnson, and Bulldozer; all between SGT. ROCK #329 / 330)
Intro: The president of France
Villains: Gen. Franz, Klempfer, Hausen, Karl, Rolf (first and only appearance for all), the Nazis
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Superman is thrown back in time to World War II by the explosion of a powerful bomb that also robs him of his memory, and encounters Sgt. Rock and Easy Company.

DC Comics Presents No. 11
July 1979
Cover: Hawkman vs. Superman //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Murder By Starlight” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #337), Hawkman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #257; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #161)
GS: Hawkgirl (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #257; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #161)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (all between SUPERMAN #336 / 337)
Other Character: President of France (last appearance)
Intro: Marc Teichman (based on Earth-Real Marc Teichman; see Comment), George (only appearance for both)
Villain: Frank Rayles (first and only appearance)
Comments: Story continues from the last issue.
 Marc Teichman in this issue is based on the real-life Marc Teichman who is the winner of the letters column naming contest.
Synopsis: Superman returns to the present, to discover that Hawkman was the maker of the bomb which displaced him in time, that the Winged Wonder has power on a Kryptonian level, that he is mind-controlled by a villain, and that he is out to destroy the Man of Steel.

DC Comics Presents No. 12
August 1979
Cover: Superman vs. Mr. Miracle and his illusion-selves //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Winner Take Metropolis” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #196; next appears in SUPERMAN #338), Mr. Miracle (last appearance in MR. MIRACLE #25; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #183)
Supporting Characters: Oberon, Big Barda (last appearance for both in MR. MIRACLE #25; both next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #183), Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #196), Johnny Nevada (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #474; next appears in SUPERMAN #376), Lana Lang (between ACTION COMICS #497 / 498), Lola Barnett (between SUPERMAN #195 / 206)
Cameo appearance: Highfather
Intro: Curry (only appearance)
Other Character: Howard Cosell (last appearance in ALL-NEW COLLECTORS’ EDITION #C-58)
Villains: Carolyn Dole, Numbers, Xugat (first and only appearance for all), Inter-Gang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #298)
Synopsis: Since an Inter-Gang gimmick has made it impossible for him to warn Superman directly of a deathtrap, Mr. Miracle contrives a way to get Superman in a competition with him to reveal the danger obliquely.

DC Comics Presents No. 13
September 1979
Cover: Superman, Dawnstar, Lightning Lad, Sun Boy, and Saturn Girl in space //Dick Dillin / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “To Live In Peace--Nevermore” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #258; next appears in THE FLASH #276), the Legion of Super-Heroes (Sun Boy (between SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #252 / 258), Dawnstar (last appearance in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #251; next appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #263), Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad (last appearance for both in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #254; both next appear in DC SPECIAL SERIES #21); Legion as a whole appears between SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #254 / 255)
GS: Superman robots
Supporting Characters: Pete Ross (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #182), Jonathan Ross (last appearance in SUPERMAN #315; next appears in issue #25), Steve Lombard (last appearance in SUPERMAN #338; next appears in ACTION COMICS #498)
Villains: The Nrvynians (first appearance)
Comment: In this story, Superman finally learns that Pete Ross knows his secret identity.
Synopsis: Superman tries to stop the Nrvynian race from making war in space, but the Legion of Super-Heroes come back in time to stop him, telling him that Nrvyn will someday be an ally of Earth’s in a future war.  Moreover, the Nrvynians have kidnapped Pete Ross’s son Jon...and the Legionnaires insist they must be allowed to keep him.

DC Comics Presents No. 14
October 1979
Cover: Superman in Kryptonite chains, Superboy sending Kryptonite shell from bazooka at him, and Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane watching //Dick Dillin / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Judge, Jury, and No Justice” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD OF KRYPTON #3; next appears in SUPERMAN #339), Superboy (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #197; next appears in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #296)
GS: Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #192)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #197; next appears in SUPERMAN #339), Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #197; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #500), Steve Lombard (between ACTION COMICS #498 / 500)
Villains: Pete Ross (next appears in issue #25), the Sidecar Bandits (last appearance in SUPERMAN #336; last appearance)
Synopsis: Pete Ross brings Superboy to the present, displaces his mind into the Boy of Steel’s body to prevent time displacement (and puts Superboy’s mind in his own body), and attacks Superman for not having recovered his son Jon.

DC Comics Presents No. 15
November 1979
Cover: Sabromian hitting the Atom with Superman //Joe Staton / Frank McLaughlin (signed)
Story: “Plight of the Giant Atom” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #259; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #122), the Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #161; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #260)
GS: Batman (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #156; next appears in BATMAN #316)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring Palmer (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #489; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #260)
Villains: Saba-1, Precor, Juym (three Sabronians), a gang of muggers (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman’s Fortress of Solitude is about to be destroyed by vengeful aliens, and the only opposing forces are a powerless Superman and an Atom who is stuck at six-foot height.

DC Comics Presents No. 16
December 1979
Cover: Superman and Black Lightning vs. energy-creature //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The De-Volver” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Charactrers: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #501; next appears in SUPERMAN #342), Black Lightning (between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #259 / 260)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #198; both next appear in SUPERMAN #342)
Intro: Trina (dies in this story), Johnny
Villain: An energy-creature (alias Hugh Bryant), a gang of muggers (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman and Black Lightning must deal with an energy-creature who menaces Metropolis with the powers of devolution.

DC Comics Presents No. 17
January 1980
Cover: Killer Frost and Superman vs. Firestorm //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Story: “The Ice Slaves of Killer Frost” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inker: Steve Mitchell
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #184; next appears in ACTION COMICS #503),  Firestorm (last chronological appearance in FURY OF FIRESTORM #37 (flashback); next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #179)
Supporting Characters: Doreen Day, Cliff Carmichael (last appearance for both in CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #1; both next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #179)
Intro: Prof. Knudson (only appearance)
Villain: Killer Frost (last appearance in FIRESTORM #3; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195)
Comment: In this story, Superman first proposes Justice League membership to Firestorm.
Synopsis: Superman thaws Killer Frost out of an icy prison, and soon becomes her slave in a battle against Firestorm.

DC Comics Presents No. 18
February 1980
Cover: Superman (on flying carpet) and Zatanna vs. giant birds //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Night It Rained Magic” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #199; next appears in SUPERMAN #344), Zatanna (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #174 / 175)
GS: Zatara (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #166; next appears in SWAMP THING (second series) #49)
Intro: Madame Van Jung, Muri the Sorceror (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearance: Jor-El, Lara (as statues)
Villain: Caligro (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story shows that Superman has a copy of the Necronomicon, the book of magic from H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulu Mythos stories.
 Zatanna’s hypothesis that Superman, being from Krypton, has no homo magus genes is possibly incorrect, as some Kryptonians have been shown as sorcerors.
Synopsis: Superman tries to immunize himself to magic at the same time that Zatanna and Zatara open a portal to the “magic dimension” which is the source of their power.  As a result, magic power pours chaotically into Earth and endangers it.

DC Comics Presents No. 19
March 1980
Cover: Superman and Batgirl vs. Dr. Horus //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Who Haunts This House?”  (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #261; next appears in SUPERMAN #345), Batgirl (between DETECTIVE COMICS #488 / 489)
Intro: Caleb Gurk (only appearance)
Villain: Dr. Horus (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman and Batgirl are invited (in their civilian identities) to a strange old house in the desert and find themselves fighting the mystic power of Dr. Horus.

DC Comics Presents No. 20
February 1980
Cover: Green Arrow caught in geyser, Superman, and Bo Force //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Inferno From the Sky” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in THE FLASH #276; next appears in SUPERMAN #346), Green Arrow (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #174 / 177)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #199; next appears in ACTION COMICS #505), Lois Lane (between SUPERMAN #344 / 346)
Intro: Fred Garmer (dies in this story)
Villains: Bo Force and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman and Green Arrow are both drawn by a murder investigation to a geyser owned by fat-cat Bo Force, whose waters have strange energy powers.

DC Comics Presents No. 21
May 1980
Cover: Superman grabbing Elongated Man between Jor-El and Lara statues in Fortress of Solitude //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Alien Epidemic” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #262; next appears in SUPERMAN #347), Elongated Man (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #488; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #179)
Supporting Character: Sue Dibny (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #488; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #182)
Cameo appearance: Jor-El, Lara (as statues)
Villains: Aliens (first and only appearance), The Masters (no actual appearance; name only mentioned; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Elongated Man is affected by a virus that mutates humans into the image of alien invaders, and he goes to Superman for help.

DC Comics Presents No. 22
June 1980
Cover: Superman attacked by Captain Comet turning into comet //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story: “Plight of the Human Comet” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #201; next appears in SUPERMAN #348), Captain Comet (last appearance in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #15; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5; origin retold in this story)
GS: Wonder Woman (between WONDER WOMAN #266 / 267)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (as a voice; last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #201; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #508), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #201; next appears in flashback in ACTION COMICS #580 (1))
Villain: Starstriker (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Captain Comet is being turned into a human comet as his powers wane, so Superman agrees to help him find the comet that originally gave him his powers and re-expose him to it, both of them not knowing that a super-villain named Starstriker intends to gain similar powers from the comet.

DC Comics Presents No. 23
July 1980
Cover: Dr. Fate seeing Superman chained to ship’s oars by Captain Ezra Hawkins //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Curse Out of Time” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #580 (1) flashback; next appears in SUPERMAN #349), Dr. Fate (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #156; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #183)
Supporting Characters: Inza Nelson (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #465; next appears in THE FLASH #306), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS No. 508; next appears in SUPERMAN #349), Jimmy Olsen (between ACTION COMICS #580 (1) flashback / 509)
Villains: Captain Ezra Hawkins, El Muchacho (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: To free his wife from a monstrous curse, Dr. Fate must battle an imp and a time-lost pirate who has enslaved Superman.

DC Comics Presents No. 24
August 1980
Cover: Deadman possessing Superman’s body as he runs amok //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story: “The Man Who Was the World” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Len Wein
Artist: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #202; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #180), Deadman (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #466; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #500)
Supporting Characters: Rama Kushna (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #463; last appearance), Dr. Jenet Klyburn (last appearance in SUPERMAN #347; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #266), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #202; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #263)
Cameo: Abraham Gold, Jack Gold, Caprice (in flashback)
Intro: Alex Atley, Carol Atley, Death (only appearance for all)
Villains: Mr. Genarian (first appearance; dies in this story), Beef, Dennis, other gangsters (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A scientist’s pacemaker is setting off quakes in Metropolis, a gangster wants the pacemaker, Deadman is about to give up his mission for Rama Kushna, and Superman tries to set things aright.

DC Comics Presents No. 25
September 1980
Cover: Superman smashing through starship; Phantom Stranger vs. Tala; vignettes of Jon Ross and Hourman //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Judgment Night” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #264; next appears in SUPERMAN #350), Phantom Stranger (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #21; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #500)
Supporting Characters: Pete Ross (last appearance in issue #14; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #200), Jonathan Ross (last appearance in issue #13; next appears in ACTION COMICS #572), Lois Lane (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #264; next appears in SUPERMAN #350)
Villains: Tala (last appearance in DC SUPER-STARS #18; last appearance), Madame Benita (first and only appearance), Nyrvnians (last appearance in issue #13; last appearance)
Synopsis: Superman sets out to retrieve Jon Ross from Nrvyn, while the Phantom Stranger fights Tala, who has placed a spell on the Man of Steel.

DC Comics Presents No. 26
October 1980
Cover: Green Lantern weakening Superman with Kryptonite as N’gon looks on //Jim Starlin (signed)
Story: “Between Friend and Foe” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter, penciller: Jim Starlin
Scripter: Marv Wolfman
Inker: Steve Mitchell
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Clark Kent story in SUPERMAN FAMILY #203; next appears in SUPERMAN #352), Green Lantern (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #182; next appears in SUPERMAN #352)
Intro: Archon Z’Gamora (Green Lantern of Cygnus; dies in this story), Archie Jones (only appearance)
Villains: The N’gon (two aliens; only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Green Lantern is captured and imitated by an alien who steals his ring and uses it to deceive and attack Superman.

DC Comics Presents No. 27
November 1980
Cover: Superman, J’onn J’onzz, and Mongul //Jim Starlin (signed)
Story: “The Key That Unlocked Chaos” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Len Wein
Penciller, plotter: Jim Starlin
Inkers: Quickdraw Studios
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #266), J’onn J’onzz, Manhunter from Mars (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #178 / 200)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #206), Steve Lombard (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #205)
Intro: The Largas (in flashback; all die in this story)
Villains: Mongul (first appearance), the Warzoon (in flashback; first appearance; all die in this story)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Mongul, an interplanetary conqueror, forces Superman to battle J’onn J’onzz for a crystal key that will give him control of Warworld, an artificial weapons-planet.

DC Comics Presents No. 28
December 1980
Cover:  Superman, Mongul, Supergirl, and Warworld  //Jim Starlin (signed)
Story:  "Warworld"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Len Wein
Plotter, penciller:  Jim Starlin
Inker:  Romeo Tanghal
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters:  Superman and Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #206)
Cameo:  J'onn J'onzz, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Steve Lombard (in flashback)
Intro:  Mongul's race (in flashback)
Villains:  Mongul (next appears in issue #36), the Arkymandrite (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue, in which Supergirl did not appear, and continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Mongul has already laid claim to Warworld, and controls its sensors and war-making machinery (including incredibly-powerful missles) from a headset in its command chair.  Superman and Supergirl find Warworld and are beset by its missles, sent by Mongul, any of which has the power to kill them.  The two heroes defeat Mongul by forcing him to use all the weapons on Warworld against them, which causes him to pass out from the mental strain imposed by the headset.  But the planet is still sending out weaponry against them, now that it has been activated.  Supergirl flies out a great distance in space, then pours on full speed, achieves a velocity greater than she ever has before, and punches straight through Warworld, destroying its computer core and deactivating it.  She comes out on the other side and hurtles headlong into space, unable to stop herself.  Superman enters, discovers Mongul has somehow escaped Warworld, and programs the planet to destroy itself, which it does.  But he still has to track down Supergirl, wherever she has gone.

DC Comics Presents No. 29
January 1981
Cover:  Superman, Spectre, Death, Jonathan Kent, Jor-El, and Krypton  //Jim Starlin (signed)
Story:  "Where No Superman Has Gone Before"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writers:  Len Wein
Plotter, penciller:  Jim Starlin
Inker:  Romeo Tanghal
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #355), the Spectre (last appearance in SHOWCASE #100; next appears in GHOSTS #97)
GS:  Supergirl (next appears in SECRETS OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1)
GA:  The Voice
Cameo:  Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Steve Lombard, Mongul, J'onn J’onzz (in flashback), Jor-El, Jonathan Kent, Lara, Death (as an illusion)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Superman calculates Supergirl's flight path and flies after her, building up speed to equal the unconscious Kara's, breaking through every barrier he has encountered before.  Then,
with Supergirl in sight, Superman is halted by The Spectre, who materializes before him.  The Spectre warns Superman that he must stop, that the realm before him is one which no living
mortal may enter.  Unable to persuade the Spectre to let him by, Superman tries to fight his way past, but his powers are totally ineffectual against those of the Ghostly Guardian.  Supergirl has
already passed from sight.  The Spectre, to teach Superman his limitations, reruns the explosion of Krypton and the death of Jonathan Kent for him in simulation, two tragedies that, despite his power, Superman was powerless to prevent.  Finally, the Spectre conjures up a "dark Superman" to do battle with the Man of Steel.  The Spectre calls the doppleganger (who pummels Superman unmercifully) "pure, unadulterated power...without conscience or remorse...power that can ultimately destroy you...if you allow it to run amok!"  When Superman realizes the "evil Superman" is just a manifestation of the arrogant and headstrong attitude he has been displaying of late, it fades away.  Superman asks for forgiveness, and The Voice, the Master of the Spectre, tells Superman that he has started on the path to true wisdom.  The Spectre then tells Superman that Supergirl has gone beyond the boundaries of the living, into the Afterworld.  Superman asks the Voice to restore his cousin to him.  The Spectre, saying that all he had to do was ask, materializes an unconscious Supergirl in his arms, hands her to Superman, and departs.  Superman admits that power without conscience is meaningless, and thanks the absent Spectre.  Supergirl, who has been unconscious during her entire journey into the realms beyond death, wakes up.  She asks what has happened to her, and, as they head for Earth, Superman begins to tell her.

DC Comics Presents No. 30
February 1981
Cover: Dr. Destiny and demons vs. Black Canary and Superman; Earth-Two Atom vignette //Rich Buckler / Steve Mitchell (signed)
Story: “A Dream of Demons” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #355; next appears in ACTION COMICS #515), Black Canary (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #186; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #267)
Cameo appearances: Black Canary I, Larry Lance, Superman, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman of Earth-Two, Flash, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Batman, Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Dr. Mid-Nite
Intro: Harry, Frank (only appearance for both)
Villain: Dr. Destiny (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #176; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1)
Comment: Though she does not know it as of this story, the Black Canary is actually the daughter of the Black Canary who last appeared in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #74.
Synopsis: Dr. Destiny lures the Black Canary and Superman into a dream dimension with visions of the late Larry Lance, intending to destroy them both.

DC Comics Presents No. 31
March 1981
Cover: Sulperman and Robin vs. circus performers; Robotman vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Deadliest Show on Earth” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #171; next appears in SUPERMAN #356), Robin (last appearance in BATMAN #331; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #500)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #516; next appears in SUPERMAN #357), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #516; next appears in SUPERMAN #356)
Intro: Waldo Flynn (next appears in BATMAN #337), Half-and-Half, Angie (only appearance for both)
Villain: An unnamed mastermind (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Robin comes upon a circus of mind-controlled performers whose number includes Superman.

DC Comics Presents No. 32
April 1981
Cover: Lois Lane, Steve Trevor, Eros, Superman, and Wonder Woman //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Super-Prisoners of Love” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #517; next appears in SUPERMAN #358), Wonder Woman (between NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #5 (flashback) / 4)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #517; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #207), Lana Lang (between ACTION COMICS #517 / 519), Steve Trevor II (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #278), Queen Hippolyte (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #271; next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (1st series) #11)
Other character: Aphrodite (between WONDER WOMAN #271 / 308)
Villains: Eros (first appearance; chronologically between WONDER WOMAN #322 (flashback) / 317), a minotaur (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Eros falls in love with Wonder Woman but is rejected by him. In revenge, he fires love-arrows into her and Superman and cause them to fall in love with each other.

DC Comics Presents No. 33
May 1981
Cover: Superman and Captain Marvel in switched costumes //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Man and Supermarvel” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: Gerry Conway
Scripter: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN IN “VICTORY BY COMPUTER” #1), Captain Marvel (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #268)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #207), Ma Potter (between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #258 / 270)
Cameo appearances: Supergirl, Mary Marvel (in flashback)
Villains: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in SUPERMAN #351), Mr. Mind (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #267), the River-Rat Gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Superman and Captain Marvel discover that their powers and costumes have been magically exchanged by Mr. Mxyzptlk, who has struck an alliance with Mr. Mind.

DC Comics Presents No. 34
June 1981
Cover: Mr. Mind with captive Superman, Captain Marvel, Jr., Mary Marvel, and Captain Marvel at the United Nations, and shadow of Captain Marvel Bunny //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Beast-Man That Shouted ‘Hate’ At the Heart of the U.N.”  (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: Gerry Conway
Scripter: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #360), Captain Marvel (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #270), Captain Marvel, Jr. (between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #269 / 275), Mary Marvel (between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #267 / 272), Uncle Marvel (last appearance in SHAZAM! #34; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #282)
GS: Captain Marvel Bunny (Hoppy; last appearance in FAWCETT’S FUNNY ANIMALS #68; last appearance), Shazam (between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #267 / 278)
Supporting Characters: Millie Bunny (last appearance in FAWCETT’S FUNNY ANIMALS #?; last appearance), Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN #360)
Cameo: Dr. Sivana, Captain Nazi, a crocodile man, Nippo, Mr. Banjo, Ibac (the Monster Society of Evil; in flashback)
Villains: Mr. Mxyzptlk (next appears in issue #53), Mr. Mind (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #281), King Kull (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #267; last appearance)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Superman and the Marvel Family are faced by the alliance of Mr. Mxyzptlk, Mr. Mind, and King Kull, who has gained four times as much power as any one of the heroes.

DC Comics Presents No. 35
July 1981
Cover: Atomic Skull and Felicia vs. Superman and Man-Bat //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Metamorphosis Machine” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #269; next appears in SUPERMAN #361), Man-Bat (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #165; next appears in BATMAN #341)
Supporting Characters: Steve Lombard, Josh Coyle (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #207; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #522), Francine Langstrom, Rebecca Langstrom (last appearance for both in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #165; both next appear in BATMAN #342)
Villains: The Atomic Skull (last appearance in THE FLASH #293; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #270), Felicia (a hyper-evolved black panther; first and only appearance; restored to animal form in this story)
Synopsis: To save Rebecca Langstrom’s life, Superman and her father, the Man-Bat, must treat her with a device from the Fortress of Solitude, but the Atomic Skull attacks in a bid to steal the device.
 
DC Comics Presents No. 36
August 1981
Cover: Superman, Starman, and Mongul //Jim Starlin
Story: “Whatever Happened To Starman?”  (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter, artist: Jim Starlin
Scripter: Paul Levitz
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #208; next appears in SUPERMAN #362), Starman III (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #478; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10)
Supporting Characters: Lady Merria, Jediah Rikane, Mn’torr (as a ghost; last appearance for all in ADVENTURE COMICS #478; last appearance for all), Clryssa (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #476; dies before this story opens; as a corpse and in flashback)
Intro: Beldar (in flashback; dies in this story), Sharakan (only appearance)
Villains: Mongul (last appearance in issue #28; next appears in issue #43), Rilsom (in flashback; first appearance; dies before this story begins)
Comment: Story continues in part from ADVENTURE COMICS #478.
 Starman dies in his next appearance, in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10.
Synopsis: Mongul kills Starman’s sister and marries Lady Merria forcibly to gain rulership--and the power of destruction--over an empire of a hundred worlds, and only Superman and Starman can stop him.

DC Comics Presents No. 37
September 1981
Cover: Superman, Hawkgirl, and bird-demon in X-dimension //Jim Starlin (signed)
Story: “The Stars, Like Moths” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter, artist: Jim Starlin
Scripter: Roy Thomas
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #270; next appears in SUPERMAN #262), Hawkgirl (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #2; next appears in RED TORNADO #1)
Intro: Dr. Irvin Wright (only appearance), Var-El (Superman’s great-grandfather; in flashback; next appears in issue #51)
Synopsis: Superman and Hawkgirl learn that Superman’s great-grandfather came to Earth over 100 years ago, established a laboratory there, and created a gateway between their universe and an X-Dimension which stores expended energy from suns.

DC Comics Presents No. 38
October 1981
Cover: Superman watching Flash freeze citizens; Crimson Avenger vignette //George Perez (signed)
Story: “Stop the World, I Want To Go Home” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Martin Pasko
Artist: Don Heck
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #271; next appears in SUPERMAN #364), the Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #194; next appears in THE FLASH #301)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #271; next appears in SUPERMAN #364), Fiona Webb (between THE FLASH #295 / 304)
Intro: The Elykaarians (only appearance)
Villains: Syryna, Klaanu, Minaar, a gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman and the Flash are tricked into fighting each other by an other-dimensional tyrant who wishes to siphon off their super-energies in order to return to her own world.

DC Comics Presents No. 39
November 1981
Cover: Plastic Man and Superman vs. Toyman, Fliptop, and Dollface; Richard Dragon vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Thing That Goes Woof In the Night” (19 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #211; next appears in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1), Plastic Man (last appearance in SUPER FRIENDS #45; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #273)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #211), Woozy Winks, NBI Chief Branner (last appearance for both in SUPER FRIENDS #45; both next appear in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #273)
Intro: Hanrahan (only appearance)
Villains: The Toyman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #184; next appears in issue #67), Fliptop, Dollface (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Plastic Man and Superman team up to bring in the Toyman and two Acme City crooks who have stolen one of his toys, a wind-up fake dog, to help in a bank robbery.

DC Comics Presents No. 40
December 1981
Cover: Superman, Metamorpho, Java with Orb of Ra, and Sapphire Stagg; Air Wave vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Day the Elements Went Wild” (19 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #212; next appears in ACTION COMICS #525), Metamorpho (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #154; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1; origin retold in this story)
Supporting Characters: Sapphire Stagg (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #154; next appears, as a voice, in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #8), Simon Stagg (last appearance in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #3; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #8), Morgan Edge (last appearance in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #3; next appears in ACTION COMICS #525)
Intro: Lou, mayor of Haneyville (only appearance)
Villain: Java (last appearance in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #3; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #16)
Comment: Metamorpho’s home city, Haneyville, is named in this story.
Synopsis: Simon Stagg duplicates the Orb of Ra in an attempt to cure Metamorpho, but Java the caveman acquires it and uses it to cause havoc.  Superman and the Element Man team up to stop him.

DC Comics Presents No. 41
January 1982
Cover: Superman, Joker, and Perry White and Prankster in helicopter; Wonder Woman cover insert vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Terrible Tinseltown Treasure-Trap Treachery” (27 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #274; next appears in ACTION COMICS #527), the Joker (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #504; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #276)
GA: Batman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #274; next appears in SUPERMAN #367), Robin (between BATMAN #343 / 344)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #274; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #213), Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #274; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #527), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in BATMAN #343; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #275)
Villains: The Joker, the Prankster (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #184) and his gang (first and only appearance), assorted crooks (first and only appearance), Jerry Travis (no appearance; name only mentioned; first appearance; dies before this story begins)
Synopsis: Superman must briefly team with the Joker to find the whereabouts of a comedian-cum-crime boss’s hidden hoard, which the Prankster is also seeking.

DC Comics Presents No. 42
February 1982
Cover: Superman and the ghost of the Unknown Soldier at his gravesite; Sandman vignette //Ross Andru? / Dick Giordano?
Story: “The Specter of War” (19 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #275; next appears in SUPERMAN #365), the Unknown Soldier (last chronological appearance in UNKNOWN SOLDIER #268; last appearance; see Comment below)
GA: Red Tornado (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #213; next appears in SUPERMAN #366)
Intro: Gen. Wilson (only appearance)
Villains: Gen. Amos, Dr. Klest, and their staff (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: The nature of the Unknown Soldier who appears in this story is uncertain.  The Unknown Soldier of World War II, whom he is identified with, died during that war in UNKNOWN SOLDIER #268.  However, given the fact that he is pictured appearing in ghost-form from below a grave on the cover and that he is able to be in far-apart locales in a short matter of time in this story, and also has inside information on many things (including Superman’s secret identity), the possibility is that the Unknown Soldier in this story is a ghost, come back to save the world from nuclear war.
Synopsis: A group of survivalists intends to trigger an atomic war, and only Superman and a strange ally who may be the Unknown Soldier of World War II may be able to avert it.
 
DC Comics Presents No. 43
March 1982
Cover: Cosmic Boy, Brainiac 5, Wildfire, Element Lad, Shadow Lass, Sun Boy, and Mongul holding Superman imprisoned in a cube //Brian Bolland (signed)
Story: “In Final Battle” (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Thousand-Year Doom” (10 pages)
 Part 3: “Showdown In the Stars” (8 pages)
 Epilogue (1 page)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #276; next appears in SUPERMAN #369), the Legion of Super-Heroes (Brainiac 5, Shadow Lass (both between LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #284 / 285), Wildfire (last appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #284; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #284), Cosmic Boy, Element Lad (both between LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series #284 / 287),  Sun Boy (between LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #284 / 286); Legion as a whole appears between LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #284 / 285)
GS: Green Lantern (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #199 / 200), Red Tornado (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #200), Black Canary (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #197 / 200; all appear, with Superman, as the Justice League of America; between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #199 / 200), Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #368; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #215)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #215)
Cameo appearance: Ferro Lad (in flashback)
Villain: Mongul (last appearance in issue #36; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11)
Synopsis: Mongul takes Superman captive as he menaces Earth with the Sun-Eater, and Jimmy Olsen summons the Legion of Super-Heroes to help.

DC Comics Presents No. 44
April 1982
Cover: Superman and Sphera vs. Ogre //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Man Who Created Villains” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: Bob Rozakis
Scripter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #277; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #201), the Dial H For Hero team (Chris King (becomes Ogre and Prism in this story), Vicki Grant (becomes Sphera and Blazerina in this story); last appearance for both in ADVENTURE COMICS #490; both next appear in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #28)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #277; next appears in ACTION COMICS #528), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #216; next appears in ACTION COMICS #528), Morgan Edge (voice on telephone only; last appearance in SUPERMAN #367 (2); next appears in ACTION COMICS #528)
Villains: The Master (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #484; next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #35), a flaming villain, the Nullifier (first appearance for both; both die in this story)
Synopsis: Superman goes to Fairfax to investigate the rash of new heroes there, just as Chris King turns himself into a monster by dialing H-O-R-R-O-R.

DC Comics Presents No. 45
May 1982
Cover: Superman and Firestorm vs. Kriss-Kross on aircraft carrier deck //Ross Andru / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “The Chaos Network” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #278; next appears in SUPERMAN #370), Firestorm (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #200 / 202)
Supporting Character: Professor Martin Stein
Intro: Gleason (only appearance)
Villain: Kriss-Kross (Kristopher Kross), Corply, the Colonel and other terrorists (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman and Firestorm are opposed by Kriss-Kross, a terrorist whose body fused with the high-tech equipment he was stealing to give him super-powers.

DC Comics Presents No. 46
June 1982
Cover: Superman, Rising Sun, Jack O’Lantern, Little Mermaid, Seraph, Olympian, and Green Fury vs. Thaumar Dhai and Easter Island statue; Global Guardians vignettes //Ross Andru / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “The Wizard Who Wouldn’t Stay Dead” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #218; next appears in SUPERMAN #372), the Global Guardians (Dr. Mist, the Rising Sun, the Little Mermaid (last appearance for all in SUPER FRIENDS #46; all next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12), the Seraph,  the Olympian (last appearance for both in SUPER FRIENDS #46; last appearance for both), Green Fury (last appearance in SUPER FRIENDS #47; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12), Jack O’Lantern (last appearance in SUPER FRIENDS #44; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12))
Supporting Characters: Fergus
Villains: Thaumar Dhai (first appearance; dies in this story), Ashtoreth, Moloch, Echidne, the Sea-Troll, Dubh Magus, Lupus, El Dorado, Yuki-Onna, the Oni (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: The Global Guardians’ earlier appearances are not considered to be in normal DC continuity.
Synopsis: Dr. Mist summons Superman to help the international heroes of the Global Guardians stop a band of super-villains from raising an evil sorceror from the dead.

DC Comics Presents No. 47
July 1982
Cover: Skeletor causing Superman to attack He-Man //Ross Andru / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “From Eternia--With Death” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Mike DeCarlo
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #219; next appears in SUPERMAN #373 (2)), He-Man (Prince Adam), Battle Cat (Cringer; both appear as the Masters of the Universe; first appearance for both; both next appear in issue #51)
Supporting Characters: Teela, the Sorceress (first appearance for both; both next appear in isssue #51), Man-At-Arms (first appearance; next appears in ?), Josh Coyle (last appearance in SUPERMAN #367; next appears in ACTION COMICS #532)
Villains: Skeletor, Beastman (first appearance for both; both next appear in issue #51)
Comments: The Masters of the Universe characters are based on the Masters of the Universe toys created by Mattel Toys.
Synopsis: Superman is drawn into another dimension to help He-Man and Battle Cat fight off Skeletor and Beastman, who are attempting to take over Castle Grayskull.

DC Comics Presents No. 48
August 1982
Cover: Superman and Aquaman vs. giant octopus; Black Pirate vignette  //Gil Kane / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “Eight Arms of Conquest” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #281; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #203), Aquaman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #530; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #203)
Supporting Character: Dr. Jenet Klyburn (last appearance in SUPERMAN #355; next appears in BLUE DEVIL #2)
Intro: Dr. Pierre Marche’ (only appearance)
Villains: Alien octopi (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Alien octopi have invaded the Earth, and only Superman and Aquaman can stop them.

DC Comics Presents No. 49
September 1982
Cover: Superman and Captain Marvel vs. Black Adam //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: [untitled] (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: Roy Thomas
Scripter: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: John Calnan
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #282; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #1), Captain Marvel (between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #281 / 282)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #221; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #1)
Intro: Billy Batson and Dudley Batson of Earth-One (first and only appearance for both)
Cameo appearances: Shazam, Shazam’s Messenger (in a dream)
Villain: Black Adam (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #267; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9)
Synopsis: After the Billy Batson of Earth-One has a dream of becoming Captain Marvel, Black Adam turns up on his Earth to oppose Superman and attempt planetary conquest, and Captain Marvel is blocked from leaving Earth-S.

DC Comics Presents Annual No. 1
1982
Cover: Superman of Earth-One, Superman of Earth-Two, Lex Luthor of Earth-One, and Lex Luthor of Earth-Two //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Crisis On Three Earths” (1 page)
 Part 1: “Million-Dollar Mayhem” (3 pages)
 Part 2: “Missles Over Metropolis” (3 pages)
 Part 3: “A Switch In Time” (13 pages)
 Part 4: “When Menaces Meet” (3 pages)
 Part 5: “The Summoning of Supermen” (4 pages)
 Part 6: “Earth’s First Super-Hero” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #49; next appears in FURY OF FIRESTORM #4), Superman of Earth-Two (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #197; next chronological appearance in INFINITY, INC. #6 (flashback))
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #221; next appears in SUPERMAN #374), Lois Lane Kent (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #222; next appears in AMERICA VS. THE JUSTICE SOCIETY #2), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #49; next appears in SUPERMAN #373), Lois Lane of Earth-Three (last appearance in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #14; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #1), Perry White (as a voice; last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #221; next appears in SUPERMAN #375)
Intro: Alexander Luthor (of Earth-Three; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #1), Jackson (only appearance)
Villains: Lex Luthor (between flashbacks in SUPERMAN #416), Alexi Luthor of Earth-Two (last appearance in ?; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5), Ultraman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #30; next appears in ALL-STAR SQUADRON #14), Smithfield (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Luthors of Earths One and Two team up with Ultraman, Superman’s evil counterpart from Earth-Three, to threaten two Earths with destruction and to attack their respective Supermen.

DC Comics Presents No. 51
November 1982
Cover: Atom on Superman’s tombstone; Superman vignette //Alex Saviuk / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “Rezendevous With Death” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Dan Mishkin
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #284), the Atom (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #284; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #213)
Supporting Characters: Var-El (between issues #37 / 74), Prof. Alpheus V. Hyatt (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #524; last appearance)
Villains: Orgons (first appearance; next appear in issue #74)
Synopsis: The Atom goes back in time to the Old West of the 19th Century, sees Superman apparently killed battling aliens, and goes back to the present to see if he and Superman can avert the Man of Steel’s seeming destiny.

Story: “Fate Is the Killer” (14 pages)
Editor: Dave Manak
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Characters: He-Man, Battle Cat (the Masters of the Universe; last appearance in issue #47; next appear in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1)
GS: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #377)
Supporting Characters: King and Queen of Eternia (first appearance for both; both next appear in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1), the Sorceress, Teela, Man-At-Arms (last appearance for all in issue #47; all next appear in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1)
Villains: Skeletor, Beastman (last appearance for both in issue #47; both next appear in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1), Zodac, Mer-Man (first appearance for both; both next appear in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1)
Comment: This story continues in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1.
 This special insert also appears in ACTION COMICS #537.
Synopsis: Superman is drawn into another battle on Eternia between He-Man and Skeletor, while the mysterious Zodac arrives on the scene.

DC Comics Presents No. 52
December 1982
Cover: Superman vs. the New Doom Patrol //Keith Giffen / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Negative Woman Goes Berserk” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Keith Giffen
Inker: Sal Trapani
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (between SUPERMAN #377 / 378), the new Doom Patrol  (Robotman (last appearance in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #15; next appears in SUPERGIRL #8), Negative Woman (origin revealed in this story; last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #193; next appears in SUPERGIRL #7), Celsius, Tempest (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #193; both next appear in SUPERGIRL #8))
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (between SUPERMAN #377 / 378), Lois Lane (last appearance in issue #50; next appears in ACTION COMICS #534), Josh Coyle (last appearance in  SUPERMAN #375; next appears in issue #54)
Intro: District Attorney Syms (dies in this story)
Cameo appearances: Cerberus the Aardvark, Skywise (from Elfquest), Judge Dredd, Captain Kentucky (as balloons in a parade)
Villain: Ambush Bug (Irwin Schwab; first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in ACTION COMICS #560; next appears in issue #59)
Synopsis: A new villain called the Ambush Bug appears and kills the Metropolis District Attorney, while Negative Woman runs berserk and her Doom Patrol teammates and Superman try to catch her.

DC Comics Presents No. 53
January 1983
Cover: Superman, Cain, and monsters at the House of Mystery //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Haunting Dooms of Halloween” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Dan Mishkin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Tony DeZuniga
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #541; next appears in SUPERMAN #376 (2)), Cain (between HOUSE OF MYSTERY #? / ?)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #540; next appears in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #541; next appears in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1), Jimmy Olsen, Lana Lang (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #541; both next appear in SUPERMAN #379), Steve Lombard (between SUPERMAN #377 / 379)
Intro: Mrs. Fenster, Ricky and other children (only appearance for all)
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in issue #34; next appears in ACTION COMICS #563)
Comment: This story is billed as “Superman in the House of Mystery”.
Synopsis: Mr. Mxyzptlk lures Superman into the House of Mystery on Halloween night to save Lois Lane and some transformed trick-or-treaters.

DC Comics Presents No. 54
February 1983
Cover: Superman and Green Arrow //Don Newton / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Price of Progress” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #379; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #300), Green Arrow (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #522; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #300)
GS: Black Canary (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #209; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #300)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #379; next appears in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1), Lana Lang (between SUPERMAN #379 / 380), Josh Coyle (last appearance in issue #52; next appears in SUPERMAN #381)
Villains: Dr. Titus Selinger, various crooks (first and only appearance for all), an energy-being (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: Superman and Green Arrow are forced to battle against a scientist’s energy-harnessing apparatus that causes tremendous air pollution as a by-product.

DC Comics Presents No. 55
March 1983
Cover: Superman and Air Wave vs. The Parasite //Alex Saviuk / Bob Smith (signed)
Story: “The Parasite’s Power Ploys” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #300; next appears in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1), Air Wave (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #535; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #4; also appears in flashback, between issue #40 (2) / GREEN LANTERN #100; origin revealed in this story)
GS: Superboy (last appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #37; next appears in SUPERMAN #379), Air Wave I (last chronological appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #137; next chronological  appearance in  issue #40 (2))
Supporting Characters: Jan Jordan, Jennifer Jordan, Jason Jordan (last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #535; last appearance for all), Helen Jordan (last appearance in issue #40; last appearance)
Intro: The Superdroid (only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Quex-Ul, Green Lantern (in flashback)
Villains: The Parasite (last appearance in SUPERMAN #369), Casey, two crooks (latter two in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superboy and the original Air Wave had a brief encounter in the past.  Now, Superman and Air Wave II are teamed together to fight the Parasite.

DC Comics Presents No. 56
April 1983
Cover: Superman holding battered Power Girl //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Death In a Dark Dimension” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #289; next appears in SUPERMAN #280), Power Girl (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #300; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #219)
Intro: King of Blimaar (dies in this story)
Villain: Maaldor (first appearance; next appears in issue #65)
Synopsis: Superman and Power Girl are teleported to a universe conquered by a villain named Maaldor, who forces them to compete in gladiatorial games or see the people of that universe destroyed.

DC Comics Presents No. 57
May 1983
Cover: Superman and the Atomic Knights //Alex Saviuk / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Days of Future Past” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Andy Kubert
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #291), Gardner Grayle (the Atomic Knight; last appearance in HERCULES UNBOUND #11; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #322), the Atomic Knights (last appearance in HERCULES UNBOUND #11; last appearance; revealed as illusions in this story)
GS: Hercules (last appearance in HERCULES UNBOUND #12; last appearance; revealed as an illusion in this story)
Intro: Marlene Herald
Comment: This story reveals that the Atomic Knights stories in STRANGE ADVENTURES and the Hercules stories in HERCULES UNBOUND were only adventures played out in Gardner Grayle’s mind.  However, this is unlikely, as Hercules and the Knights are shown existing in the world of Kamandi (in HERCULES UNBOUND #4-5) and Omac (in HERCULES UNBOUND #10).  Since Kamandi’s world is a definite reality, proven by his teamups with Superman and Batman and his appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, it is likely that the Earth-One Gardner Grayle is mentally “tuning in” on events in the Omac / Kamandi / Hercules / Atomic Knights Earth, a parallel world to Earth-One.
Synopsis: A series of false military start-ups throughout the world leads Superman and S.T.A.R. scientist Marlene Herald to the isolation tank of Gardner Grayle, whose mind has been manufacturing adventures of himself leading a group of Atomic Knights in a post-holocaust world.

DC Comics Presents No. 58
June 1983
Cover: Robin, Superman, and Elongated Man //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The Deadly Touch of the Intangibles” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2), Robin (between NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #32 / 33), Elongated Man (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #300; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #217)
Intro: Tom Samuels (only appearance)
Villains: The Intangibles (Frank and three others), Trish (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman, Robin, and the Elongated Man are attacked by the Intangibles, four unsolid crooks who form a defense against the Man of Steel by utilizing his own super-vision against him.

DC Comics Presents Annual No. 2
1983
Cover:  Superman and Superwoman  //Gil Kane (signed)
Story:  "The Last Secret Identity"
 Part 1: “The Superwoman of Metropolis” (23 pages)
 Part 2: “A Madman Loose In Time” (17 pages)
 Epilogue (1 page)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller:  Keith Pollard
Inkers:  Mike DeCarlo, Tod Smith
Letterer:  Todd Klein
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Characters:  Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #58; next appears in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #8 (2)), Superwoman (of Earth-One; Kristin Wells; first appearance and origin; previously appeared as a character in the novel Superman: Miracle Monday by Elliot S! Maggin; next appears in issue #4; an alternate-Earth Superwoman appears in ACTION COMICS #583; not to be confused with the Earth-Three Superwoman who first appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #29)
GS:  Linda Danvers (Supergirl; last chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #415; next appears in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #4)
GA: Batman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #291; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #199), Flash (last appearance in THE FLASH #322; next appears in ACTION COMICS #546), Wonder Woman (between WONDER WOMAN #303 / 304), Green Arrow (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #165; next appears in GREEN ARROW #1; all appear, with Superman, as the Justice League of America), Robin (between NEW TEEN TITANS (1st series) #32 / 33)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (between DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #7 / 8), Jimmy Olsen (between DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #6 / 8), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #382; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #9), Morgan Edge (between SUPERMAN #382 / 383), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #291; next appears in BATMAN #360)
Intro: Mr. Grandee, Sally Herman (only appearance for both)
Villain:  King Kosmos (first appearance; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #10)
Comments: Because of inconsistencies between the Superman comic stories and the stories told in Elliot S! Maggin’s novels Superman: Last Son of Krypton and Superman: Miracle Monday, it is possible that the Kristin Wells portrayed in the latter novel is an alternate-Earth version of the character who becomes Superwoman.
 It is revealed that in the timeline Superwoman inhabits, Jimmy Olsen will become owner of the Daily Planet, will have two children named Clark and Lois Olsen, and will be the ancestor of
Superwoman herself.
 This story takes place on March 12, 1983.
Synopsis: 29th Century history teacher Kristin Wells, who has already made a trip to meet Superman in the 20th Century, returns to that era to learn who was the Superwoman who appeared then to help the Man of Steel defeat an alien tyrant named King Kosmos, only to find that she herself has to become Superwoman.

DC Comics Presents No. 59
July 1983
Cover: Superman, Chlorophyll Kid, Stone Boy, Polar Boy, Fire Lad, and Color Kid //Keith Giffen / Mike DeCarlo (signed)
Story: “Ambush Bug II, or, Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Start Reading DC Comics Presents Again” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter, penciller: Keith Giffen
Scripter: Paul Levitz
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #292; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #213), the Legion of Substitute Heroes (Polar Boy,  Fire Lad, Chlorophyll Kid, Stone Boy, Color Kid, Infectious Lass, Porcupine Pete, Antennae Lad, Double-Header (last appearance for all in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #300; all next appear in LEGION OF SUBSTITUTE HEROES SPECIAL #1))
Supporting Character: Chief Zendak (appears between LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #298 / 303)
Villain: Ambush Bug (last appearance in issue #52; next appears in SUPERGIRL #16)
Synopsis: The Ambush Bug hops on Superman’s back as he journeys to the 30th Century, and the only ones there to help the Man of Steel capture his most lunatic foe are the Legion of Substitute Heroes.

DC Comics Presents No. 60
August 1983
Cover: Superman vs. Katma Tui and other Green Lanterns; Guardians of the Universe vignettes //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Battle For the Universe” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Tony DeZuniga
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #293; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #217), Guardians of the Universe (between GREEN LANTERN #164 / 169; Ranakar named in this story)
GS: Katma Tui, Aarkis Chummuck (both between GREEN LANTERN #150 / 172), Tomar-Re (last appearance in FLASH #122; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #172), Arisia (between GREEN LANTERN #163 / 172), Medphyl (last appearance in THE FLASH #322; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #199), Green Lantern Corps (between GREEN LANTERN #150 / 169)
Intro: Green Lantern of Rolvac (only appearance)
Villain: The Weapon-Master (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #274; last appearance)
Synopsis: The Weapon-Master steals the power of the Central Power Battery and enslaves the minds of the Green Lanterns, so the Guardians of the Universe choose one of their number and Superman to defeat him.

DC Comics Presents No. 61
September 1983
Cover: Superman and Omac vs. Murdermek //George Perez
Story: “The Once-and-Future War” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Len Wein
Penciller: George Perez
Inkers: Pablo Marcos, Rick Hoberg
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #217; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #9), Omac (last appearance in WARLORD #47; last appearance; New Earth Omac first appears in OMAC (second series) #1)
Supporting Character: Brother Eye (last appearance in WARLORD #47; last appearance)
Intro: Norman Blank (only appearance; an ancestor of Buddy Blank)
Villains: Murdermek (first appearance; destroyed in his story) and his manufacturers, Nick Bravo and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Foes of Omac send an assassin robot back to the 20th Century to destroy an ancestor of Omac’s, thus preventing his existence.  Omac travels back in time and teams up with Superman to prevent that eventuality.

DC Comics Presents No. 62
Cover: Black Condor, Uncle Sam, Doll Man, Human Bomb, Superman, and Ray vs. neo-Nazis (seen only as hands and guns) //Gil Kane (signed)
Story:   “Born On the Fourth of July” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Bob Rozakis, Dan Mishkin
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #295), the Freedom Fighters (Uncle Sam, Black Condor, Human Bomb, Doll Man ( last appearance for all in CANCELLED COMICS CAVALCADE #2), Ray (last appearance in CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #1); all next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5)
Supporting Characters: Josh Coyle (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #547)
GA: President Ronald Reagan (last appearance in SUPERMAN #387)
Villains: Neo-Nazis (first and only appearance), Communists
Synopsis: Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters come to Earth-One to stop neo-Nazis from stealing and destroying America’s most precious documents, an act which, on Earth-X, led to the Third Reich’s victory.  But Superman is busy with other national crises, and cannot help them.

DC Comics Presents No. 63
November 1983
Cover: Dark Opal vs. Amethyst and Superman //Ernie Colon (signed)
Story: “Worlds To Conquer” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inkers: Ernie Colon, Bob Smith, Gary Martin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
“Art consultant”: Keith Giffen
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #219), Amethyst (between AMETHYST, PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD #7 / 8)
Supporting Characters: Citrina (between AMETHYST, PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD #7 / 8)
Villains: Dark Opal, Carnelian, Sardonyx (all between AMETHYST, PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD #7 / 8), SKULL (last appearance in SUPERMAN #327; last appearance), Lawson (first appearance; dies in this story), a demon (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Amethyst returns to Earth to enlist Superman in her battle against Dark Opal and his allies.

DC Comics Presents No. 64
December 1983
Cover: Superman and Kamandi vs. tiger troops //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “May You Live In Interesting Times” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mark Evanier
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Michele Wolfman
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #220; next appears in ACTION COMICS #550), Kamandi (last appearance in CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #2; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #1)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #388; next appears in ACTION COMICS #550), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #388; next appears in ACTION COMICS #551), Spirit (in flashback; last appearance in CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #2; last appearance)
Intro: Victor Epoch (only appearance)
Villains: Great Caesar (last appearance in KAMANDI #52; last appearance), tiger troops (last appearance in KAMANDI #57; last appearance)
Synopsis: A scientist’s time experiment brings portions of the future to present-day Metropolis, including Kamandi, who teams with Superman to fight off the Great Caesar and his humanoid tiger-troops.

DC Comics Presents No. 65
January 1984
Cover: Superman, Madame Xanadu, and Maaldor //Grey Morrow (signed)
Story: “Slayer From the Dark Dimension” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Artist, colorist: Grey Morrow
Letterer: Rob Orzechowski
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #550; next appears in SUPERGIRL (second series) #13), Madame Xanadu (last appearance in MADAME XANADU #1; next appears in BLUE DEVIL ANNUAL #1)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (between SUPERMAN #388 / 393), Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #550)
Intro: Natalie Simons, Robert Haley, Dreyfuss (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Jor-El, Lara (as illusions)
Villain: Maaldor (between issues #56 / 72)
Synopsis: Maaldor, now a spirit, strikes at Superman and two others through their dreams, but Madame Xanadu helps the Man of Steel fight back.

DC Comics Presents No. 66
February 1984
Cover: Blackbriar Thorn vs. Superman and Demon //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: “The Resurgence of Blackbriar Thorn” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Len Wein
Artist: Joe Kubert
Letterer: Adam Kubert
Colorist: Tatjana Wood
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #551; next appears in SUPERMAN #389), the Demon (last appearance in SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #27; next appears in BLUE DEVIL #12)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (next appears in SUPERMAN #389), Prof. Lewis Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #550; next appears in SUPERMAN #405), Glenda Mark (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #282; last appearance)
Villain: Blackbriar Thorn (first and only appearance; dies in this story?)
Synopsis: Prof. Lewis Lang unveils the wooden statue of a Druid who comes to life, and Superman and the Demon must battle his sorcery.

DC Comics Presents No. 67
March 1984
Cover: Superman leading Santa Claus, his elves, reindeer, and Timmy to rooftop with Toyman in ambush //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story: “‘Twas the Fright Before Christmas” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Co-plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Co-plotter, scripter: Len Wein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #302; next appears in SUPERMAN #393; also appears, in flashback, as Baby Kal-El; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Santa Claus (of Earth-One; last appearance in FREEDOM FIGHTERS #7; last appearance)
Intro: Timmy Dickens, Santa’s elves, Santa’s reindeer (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen; Vixen not to be confused with the Justice League member; only appearance for all)
Villain: The Toyman (last appearance in issue #39; next appears in ACTION COMICS #561)
Comment: This story takes place on December 24-25, 1983.
Synopsis: The Toyman plans to make heists and destroy Superman on Christmas Eve with the help of gimmicked toys, but Santa Claus lends the Man of Steel a hand against his old enemy, and gets a hand in return in delivering toys to Metropolis children.

DC Comics Presents No. 68
April 1984
Cover: Superman and Vixen vs. Admiral Cerebrus and evil scientist //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Destiny’s Children” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #101; next appears in SUPERMAN #394), the Vixen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #521; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #2)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #296; next appears in ACTION COMICS #552)
Intro: Kip, Murph, Eddie, and other boys (only appearance for all)
Villains: Admiral Cerebus, his men (including Roy), and a group of foreign officials (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Mari McCabe’s nephew appears to vanish into a video arcade game, and she becomes the Vixen to enlist the aid of Superman in tracking him down to the clutches of the evil Admiral Cerebrus.

DC Comics Presents No. 69
May 1984
Cover: Superman, Blackhawks, and Albert Einstein //Irv Novick / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Back To World War II” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mark Evanier
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #554; next appears in SUPERMAN #394), the Blackhawks (Blackhawk, Andre, Chop-Chop, Chuck, Hendrickson, Olaf, Stanislaus; last chronological appearance in BLACKHAWK #268; next chronological appearance in BLACKHAWK #205 (2))
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #296; next appears in SUPERMAN #394; also appears in flashback to indeterminate time; see Comment below), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #552; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #303), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #552; next appears in SUPERMAN #394)
Other Character: Albert Einstein (of Earth-One)
Villains: Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler (both of Earth-One), Kleiss, Klausmeyer (first and only appearance for both), Nazis
Comment: The appearance of Clark Kent in 1941 beside Perry White creates unresolved problems.  If Kal-El / Clark Kent was alive at this time, Clark Kent should have been a phantom.  If not, this should predate Perry’s appearances in ADVENTURE COMICS, in which he was merely an aspiring reporter, not a foreign correspondent.  Also, this presents another meeting of Perry White and Clark Kent (who calls himself “John Clinton” during his time-trip) before Clark applied to work at the Daily Planet as an adult, where, despite their past meetings, Perry did not appear to recognize him.  Like most of White’s chronology, this story remains inconsistent.
Synopsis: After a plaque is found recognizing Perry White’s coverage of Adolf Hitler’s “Secret Olympics” in 1941, which Perry does not remember, Clark Kent becomes Superman, travels back to 1941 to investigates, and helps the Blackhawks save Albert Einstein from the Nazis, while meeting a younger Perry White.

DC Comics Presents No. 70
June 1984
Cover: Superman and Metal Men vs. mutant roaches //Alex Saviuk / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Survival of the Fittest” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Tony DeZuniga
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #303;  next appears in FURY OF FIRESTORM ANNUAL #2), the Metal Men (Gold, Tin, Lead, Iron, Mercury, and Tina (Platinum); last appearance for all in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #187; all next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #303; next appears in ACTION COMICS #556)
Villains: Otto Brisbane, two criminals (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Scientist Otto Brisbane captures the Metal Men and puts them through several end-of-the-world scenarios, and Superman comes to help save the robots.

DC Comics Presents No. 71
July 1984
Cover: Superman, Jimmy Olsen, Bizarro No. 1 in Clark Kent disguise, Yellow Lantern, Bizarro-Joker //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Mark of Bizarro” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller; Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #556; next appears in SUPERMAN #396), Bizarro No. 1 (last appearance in SUPERMAN #379; last appearance)
GS: Bizarro-Flash, Bizarro-Hawkman, Bizarro-Yellow Lantern, Bizarro Aquaman (all am last appear in SUPERMAN #379; last appearance for all), Bizarros and Bizarro-Lois Lanes (last appearance for all)
Intro: Bizarro-Wonder Woman (first and only apperance; she am appear with all above Bizarros as the Bizarro-Justice League; last team appearance in SUPERMAN #379; last team appearance),. Bizarro-Supergirl No. 2 (?; a young Supergirl bizarro), Graves (first and only appearance for both)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #556; both next appear in SUPERMAN #398), Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #556; next appears in SUPERMAN #399), Josh Coyle (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #555; next appears in SUPERMAN #397), Morgan Edge (between ACTION COMICS #555 / 559), Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #556; next appears in SUPERMAN #397), Bizarro-Lois Lane No. 1 (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #80; last appearance)
Villains: Bizarro-Amazo, Bizarro-Shaggy Man, Bizarro-Joker (first and only appearance of all)
Synopsis: Bizarro No. 1 creates a Bizarro-Amazo who steals the powers of all Bizarros and goes to Earth to give powers to non-super people.  Bizarro follows and enlists the help of Superman and a newly-powered Jimmy Olsen to stop him.

DC Comics Presents No. 72
July 1984
Cover: Joker vs. Superman and Phantom Stranger in mystic dimension //Alex Saviuk / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Madness In a Dark Dimension” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #557; next appears in SUPERMAN #398), the Phantom Stranger (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #8; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #231), the Joker (last appearance in BATMAN #373; next appears in SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #30)
Cameo appearances: Power Girl, Madame Xanadu
Villain: Maaldor (last appearance in issue #65; next appears in TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1)
Synopsis: In order to cope with dimensional madness created by Maaldor, Superman and the Phantom Stranger enlist the talents of the Joker.

DC Comics Presents No. 73
September 1984
Cover: Superman vs. The Flash //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Rampage In Scarlet” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #558; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3), the Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #223; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #180)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #558), Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #558; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3)
Intro: The Norkkans (only appearance)
Villains: Jax-Ur, General Zod (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #549; next appears in issue #84), Faora Hu-Ul (between ACTION COMICS #549 / 582), Kru-El (last appearance in PHANTOM ZONE #4; last appearance)
Synopsis: The Phantom Zoners force the Flash telepathically to run rampant on an alien world, and Superman is called in to stop him.

DC Comics Presents Annual No. 3
1984
Cover: Superman and Captain Marvel vs. Dr. Sivana in costume //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “With One-Magic Word” (40 pages)
Editor, co-plotter: Julius Schwartz
Co-plotter: Roy Thomas
Co-plotter, artist: Gil Kane
Scripter: Joey Cavalieri
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #73; next appears in SUPERMAN #399), Captain Marvel (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #492; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #232), Captain Marvel, Jr., Mary Marvel (last appearance for both in ADVENTURE COMICS #492; both next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6)
GS: Superman of Earth-Two (last appearance in INFINITY, INC. #11; next appears in AMERICA VS. THE JUSTICE SOCIETY #1), Shazam (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #280; last appearance), Solomon, Hercules, Achilles, Atlas, Mercury (of Earth-S; last appearance in SHAZAM! #33; last appearance for all), Zeus (of Earth-S; last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #491; last appearance)
Supporting Characters: Sterling Morris (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #260; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6), Lana Lang (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #73)
Villain: Dr. Sivana (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #273; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6)
Synopsis: Dr. Sivana siphons the powers of the Elders from the thunderbolts that change Billy Batson, Mary Batson, and Freddy Freeman into the Marvel Family and gains triple-strength super-powers from them.  Styling himself “General Sivana”, he sets out to defeat all three of them and the Supermen of Earths One and Two.

DC Comics Presents No. 74
October 1984
Cover: Superman with Hawkman’s wings, Hawkman, and Hawkwoman //Alex Saviuk / Romeo Tanghal (signed)
Story: “Wings Against the Stars” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Bob Rozakis, Dan Mishkin
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Bob LeRose
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #307; next appears in BLUE DEVIL #3), Hawkman, Hawkwoman (last appearance of both in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #230; both next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #2)
Supporting Character: Var-El (last appearance in issue #51; dies in this story)
Intro: Sarah and her husband (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Orgons (last appearance in issue #51; last appearance; one dies in this story)
Synopsis: The Orgons attack Thanagar, and Superman, Hawkman, and Hawkwoman must counterattack their foes, from whom they have recovered Superman’s time-lost great-grandfather, Var-El.

DC Comics Presents No. 75
November 1984
Cover: Superman and Arion vs. Chaon //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “Partners In Crime” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Artist: Tom Mandrake
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #308; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #10), Arion (between ARION, LORD OF ATLANTIS #? / ?)
Supporting Characters: Lady Chian (between ARION, LORD OF ATLANTIS #? / ?), Caculha (as a spirit; last appearance in ARION, LORD OF ATLANTIS #?; last appearance)
Intro: Bert, Ernie (only appearance for both)
Villain: Chaon (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Arion, mage of ancient Atlantis, comes to 1984 in search of his enemy Chaon, and encounters Superman.

DC Comics Presents No. 76
December 1984
Cover: Christine Cade engulfing Superman and Wonder Woman in living clay //Eduardo Barretto
Story: “Living Clay, Killing Clay” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn
Artist: Eduardo Barretto
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #309; next appears in SUPERMAN #402), Wonder Woman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #239; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #323; also appears in flashback; see Comment under WONDER WOMAN #78 for chronology)
GA: The Monitor, Lyla (last appearance for both in ALL-STAR SQUADRON #40; both next appear in SUPERMAN #402), Diana (the Olympian goddess; in flashback)
Supporting Character: Paula Von Gunther (in flashback)
Intro: Dr. Terhune (only appearance)
Villain: Christine Cade (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: A former Amazon uses her living clay, which is also the substance from which Wonder Woman was created, to make warriors and monsters that do her bidding, to turn herself into a beast-woman, and to turn Wonder Woman against Superman.

DC Comics Presents No. 80
April 1985
Cover: Multiple Supermen and Element Lad, Phantom Girl, Shrinking Violet, Ultra Boy, and Chameleon Boy in space //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “A World Full of Supermen” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #313; next appears in SUPERMAN #406), the Legion of Super-Heroes (Chameleon Boy, Element Lad, Phantom Girl, Shrinking Violet, Ultra Boy; all between LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (third series) #8 / 9)
Supporting Character: Gus (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #561; last appearance)
Villains: Brainiac (last appearance in NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL (second series) #1 flashback; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #3), his Superman robots (first appearance for all; all destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: The Legion of Super-Heroes step through a Stargate and end up in the 20th Century, in which Brainiac has captured the city of Metropolis and intends to use the Legionnaires as bait for a trap for Superman.

DC Comics Presents No. 81
May 1985
Cover: Ambush Bug, Kobra, and Superman //Keith Giffen / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “All This and Kobra, Too”, or, “Turning Kryptonese I Think I’m Turning Kryptonese I Really Think So”, or, “Tora Tora Tora” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter, penciller: Keith Giffen
Scripter: Robert Loren Fleming
Inker: Bob Oskner
Letterer: Bill Pearson
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #566; next apepars in SUPERMAN #407), Ambush Bug (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #565; next appears in AMBUSH BUG #1)
Villains: Kobra (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #278; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #24), Cobra Cult (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #278; next appear in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #26)
Synopsis: Superman and Ambush Bug exchange bodies due to a Red Kryptonite exposure, and the Ambush Bug in Superman’s body must take care of Kobra.

DC Comics Presents No. 82
June 1985
Cover: Superman, Adam Strange, Sardath, Alanna Strange, and scientists over a flaming Rann //Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “The Ghost of Krypton Past” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Artist, colorist: Klaus Janson
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #315; next appears in SUPERMAN #408), Adam Strange (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #190; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5)
Supporting Characters: Alanna (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #190; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5), Sardath (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #190; last appearance; first appearance of New Earth Sardath in SWAMP THING (second series) #57)
Intro: Ghosts from Krypton (only appearance)
Villain: Zazura (first and only appearance; possibly destroyed in this story)
Comment: The statement that Krypton’s red skies were caused by crystal bombs set off in its atmosphere is possibly untrue, since Krypton had red skies in several historical tales of Krypton set before this period.
Synopsis: Alanna, wife of Adam Strange, is possessed by a Kryptonian demoness named Zazura, and Adam and Superman must fight to save Rann and themselves from her.

DC Comics Presents No. 83
July 1985
Cover: Superman, Halo, Metamorpho, Batman, and Katana //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Shadow of the Outsider” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Albert De Guzman
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #568; next appears in SUPERMAN #409), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN ANNUAL #9; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #22), Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Black Lightning, Metamorpho (all between BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #21 / 22)
Villain: The Outsider (Alfred Pennyworth; last appearance in BATMAN ANNUAL #9; next appears, as Alfred Pennyworth, in DETECTIVE COMICS #552)
Synopsis: An accident turns Alfred Pennyworth into the villainous Outsider again, and Superman joins forces with Batman and the Outsiders to oppose him.

DC Comics Presents No. 84
August 1985
Cover: Superman and Challengers of the Unknown breaking through wall, Zo-Mar’s hands //Jack Kirby / Greg Theakston (signed)
Story: “Give Me Power, Give Me Your World” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Pencillers: Jack Kirby, Alex Toth
Inker, colorist: Greg Theakston
Letterer: John Costanza
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #317), Challengers of the Unknown (Prof Haley, Rocky Davis, Ace Morgan, Red Ryan; last appearance for all in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #267; all next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Jimmy Olsen (as a voice only; last appearance in SUPERMAN #409; next appears in ACTION COMICS #570)
Intro: Mr. Jenkins (dies in this story), Miss Bernstein
Villains: Zo-Mar (first and only appearance), General Zod (last appearance in issue #73; next appears in ACTION COMICS #582; also appears in flashback; see Chronology under MORE FUN COMICS #101), Jax-Ur (last appearance in issue #73; next appears in ACTION COMICS #582)
Comment: Since Dru-Zod was already a general by the time Jor-El met him, before the latter invented the space-capsule prison system, the statement that he was promoted to general in the Zo-Mar incident is probably inaccurate, unless his promotion was to a higher rank of general.
Synopsis: Zo-Mar, a Kryptonian criminal, escapes from a space-prison capsule and menaces Earth with a mystic card that negates his super-powers but gives him the power to control human minds--including those of Superman and the Challengers of the Unknown.

DC Comics Presents No. 85
September 1985
Cover: Superman blasting Swamp Thing with heat vision //Rick Veitch (signed)
Story: “The Jungle Line” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Alan Moore
Penciller: Rick Veitch
Inker: Al Williamson
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tatjana Wood
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #570), Swamp Thing (between SWAMP THING (second series) #40 / 41)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #569; next appears in ACTION COMICS #571 (1))
Intro: Dr. Everett (only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Flash, Wonder Woman, Batman, Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis: A meteorite from space bears a fungus that gives a deadly Kryptonian virus to Superman, and only Swamp Thing can save his life.
 
DC Comics Presents No. 77
January 1985
Cover: Enchantress, Ultivac, and Kraklow vs. Congorilla, Dolphin, Superman, and Animal-Man //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “Triad of Terror” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #321), Animal-Man (last appearance in RED TORNADO #3), Rip Hunter, Cave Carson, Dolphin, Immortal Man, Rick Flagg, Dane Dorrance, Congo Bill, Congorilla (last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #553; all except Superman appear as the Forgotten Heroes)
Villains: Mr. Poseidon (last appearance in SEA DEVILS #2), Ultivac (last appearance in SHOWCASE #7), the Enchantress (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #205; changes appearance in this story), Atom-Master (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #101), Kraklow (last appearance in RIP HUNTER, TIME MASTER #28), the Faceless Creature (last appearance in STRANGE ADVENTURES #153; all appear as the Forgotten Villains; first team appearance)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
 Due to the tie-in with CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, this issue and the next appear out of sequence.
Synopsis: The Enchantress forms a band of super-villains from times past called the Forgotten Villians, in search of a third wizard to form a “Triad” with her and the sorceror Kraklow.  Superman and the Forgotten Heroes team up to oppose them.

DC Comics Presents No. 78
February 1985
Cover: Kraklow, Enchantress, Atom-Master, Mr. Poseidon, and Superman entangled by tentacles //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Triad” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #2), Cave Carson (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #11), Immortal Man, Animal-Man (both next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10), Congo Bill (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12), Congorilla (last appearance; New Earth Congorilla first appears in CONGORILLA #1), Rip Hunter, Dane Dorrance (both next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5), Rick Flagg (last appearance), Dolphin (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #4; all except Superman appear as the Forgotten Heroes; next team appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #11)
GS: The Monitor, Lyla (last appearance for both in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #58; both next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #1), Space Cabby (last appearance in MYSTERY IN SPACE #47; last appearance), Chris KL-99, Jero, Halk (last appearance for all in STRANGE ADVENTURES #?; last appearance for all)
GA: Klee Pan (in flashback; last appearance in STRANGE ADVENTURES #153; last appearance)
Villains: Mr. Poseidon, the Atom-Master, Kraklow, Ultivac, the Enchantress (last appearance for all), the Faceless Creature (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10; all appear as the Forgotten Villains; last team appearance), Yggardis (first and only appearance)
Comment: The Monitor’s comment about the threat to Earth-Three places this story just before the opening of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #1.
Synopsis: The Enchantress and Kraklow form a triad with a sorcerous being that is in reality a living planet, and Superman and the Forgotten Heroes must stop the Triad from controlling the universe.

DC Comics Presents No. 86
October 1985
Cover:  Blackstarr watching Superman battle Supergirl  //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story:  "Into the Valley of the Shadow"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Rick Hoberg
Inker:  Dave Hunt
Letterer:  Gaspar Saladino
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Characters:  Supergirl (last seen in SUPERGIRL (SAFETY SPECIAL) #2; appears here isochronally with CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #4; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5), Superman (last seen in NEW TEEN TITANS (second series) #13; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5)
GS:  Batgirl (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #546; appears isochronally with CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #4; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #570; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5), Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #570; both next appear in SUPERMAN #410)
Villain:  Blackstarr (last seen in SUPERGIRL #16; last appearance)
Synopsis:  After her rezendevous with Batgirl, Supergirl is determined to find the source of the destruction threatening the universe.  She enlists Superman's aid, and together they detect a
twin black hole in deep space.  They investigate, to discover Blackstarr emerging from the black holes, into which she had been drawn during her fight with Supergirl.  Blackstarr uses her
powers to repel Superman and immobilize Supergirl.  But when she learns from Supergirl of the danger threatening her cosmos, Blackstarr makes an alliance with her foe.  After another
misunderstanding, she links her power to the two heroes and pushes the boundaries of Earth-One's universe back to their proper places.  Then she vanishes, and Supergirl is powerless to track her.

DC Comics Presents No. 95
July 1986
Cover: Superman and Hawkman vs. Kasta //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Big Kill” (22 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tony Isabella
Penciller: Richard Howell
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Letterer: Alan Gold
Colorist: John Costanza
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #413; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7), Hawkman (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5 / SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #46; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9)
GS: Shiera Hall (Hawkwoman; last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5 / SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #46; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9)
Villains: Kasta (first and only appearance), Thanagarians (some of whom die in this story), Mongul (last appearance in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11; last appearance), Gentleman Ghost (last appearance in HAWKMAN SPECIAL #1; last appearance)
Comments: The statement that this issue takes place during the Crisis on Infinite Earths puts it out of sequence.
 Despite the fact of Shiera’s cold, she apparently first felt its effects sometime after the start of the Crisis and didn’t let it prevent her from participating in that event.
Synopsis: Kasta, a Thrill-Killer from Thanagar, saps power from a black hole and comes to Earth to attempt to murder Superman, from which fate Hawkman hopes to save him.

DC Comics Presents No. 87
November 1985
Cover: Superman and Superboy of Earth-Prime over Earth-One and Earth-Prime //Ernesto Barreto (signed)
Story: “Year of the Comet” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Al Williamson
Letterer: Ed King
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7; next appears in SUPERMAN #414), Superboy of Earth-Prime (last appearance in second story of this issue; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10; also appears isochronally with SUPERMAN #414)
Villains: Superman Revenge Squad (between SUPERMAN #368 / 414), Polarians (first and only appearance)
Other Characters: Laurie Lemmon, Naomi Kent, Jerry Kent (last appearance in second story of this issue; last appearance for all; all die shortly after this story, as revealed in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10)
Comment: This story continues from CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 and the second story in this issue and continues in SUPERMAN #413.
Synopsis: While he is mourning for Supergirl, Superman is teleported by the Superman Revenge Squad to Earth-Prime, where he encounters the brand-new Superboy of that world.  He helps Superboy learn to use his powers and to defeat alien invaders from Polaris.  Later, Superboy goes to Earth-One with Superman to help in the Crisis, but is warped away by the Revenge Squad members.

Story: “The Origin of Superboy-Prime” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Al Williamson
Letterer: Ed King
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superboy of Earth-Prime (Clark Kent, nee’ Kal-El; first appearance; origin revealed in this story; next appears in first story in this issue)
Intro: Jor-El and Lara of Krypton-Prime, Durkin, Kryptonians of Krypton-Prime (all die in this story), Jerry Kent, Naomi Clarke Kent, Laurie Lemmon (all next appear in the first story in this issue)
Comment: This story continues in the first story in this issue.
Synopsis: The Krypton of the Earth-Prime universe is destroyed when its sun goes nova, but not before Jor-El teleports his son, Kal, to Earth-Prime.  There he is found and raised by Jerry and Naomi Kent, who name him Clark, though he manifests no super-powers.  Later, at a masquerade party, Clark dresses in a Superboy costume, finds himself able to fly into the sky, and meets Superman of Earth-One.

DC Comics Presents No. 88
December 1985
Cover: Superman, the Creeper, and the demon’s hands //Keith Giffen / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Prophecy of the Demon-Plague” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Keith Giffen
Inker: Karl Kesel
Letterer: Albert DeGuzman
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #415; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #8), the Creeper (between CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5 / 9)
Supporting Character: Perry White (between CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 / 11)
Intro: Grant, Charlie, and another network president, Petey (only appearance for all)
Villains: A hermit, a demon, a gang of thugs (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: During the Crisis on Infinite Earths, a hermit liberates and unites with a demon, and Superman and the Creeper team up to keep him from taking control of the people of Earth-One.

DC Comics Presents No. 89
January 1986
Cover: Thing from 40,000 A.D. (as Superman) vs. Oho-Besh, Tigorr, and Harpis //Alex Saviuk? / Ricardo Villagran?
Story: “Metropolis Wasn’t Built In a Day--Or Was It?”  (21 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Bob Rozakis, Todd Klein
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Ricardo Villagran
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12; next appears in ACTION COMICS #571), the Omega Men (Tigorr, Harpis, Oho-Besh; all between OMEGA MEN #34 / 37)
Villain: The Thing From 40,000 A.D. (last appearance in SUPERMAN #87; dies in this story)
Comment: Though it is possible that this is the first appearance of the Earth-One Thing From 40,000 A.D., the Thing’s original appearance is so close to the cutoff date between Earth-Two / Earth-One that we have assumed his debut in SUPERMAN #87 is an Earth-One story.
Synopsis: Three of the Omega Men go vacationing on the planet Kuraq, only to discover a city is being built there by a being who appears to be a brain-addled Superman--but isn’t.

DC Comics Presents Annual #4
1985
Cover: Superman, Superwoman, Lex Luthor, male and female “Luthors” (painting by Eduardo Barretto)
Story: “Welcome To Luthorcon III”
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Eduardo Barretto
Inker: Jerry Ordway
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (between ACTION COMICS #571 / 572), Superwoman (last appearance in issue #2; last appearance; origin retold in this story)
Supporting Characters: Gregory Reed (last appearance in SUPERMAN #396; last appearance), Morgan Edge, Josh Coyle (both between ACTION COMICS #571 / 577), Lana Lang, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #573)
Cameo appearances: Batgirl, Flash Gordon, Ming the Merciless, Toyman, Batman, the Shadow (as costumes), Grandee (in flashback), Ronald Reagan, Tomar-Re and other Green Lanterns,
Intro: Barry Elkin, Secretary Sanctus (only appearance for both)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #11; next appears in SUPERMAN #416) and his gang, Jamie and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: The chronosynclastic infidibulum featured in this story is taken from Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s novel The Sirens of Titan.
Synopsis: Superwoman returns to 1985 for a visit with Superman, but loses much of her memory and winds up at a Luthorcon where Superman finds himself a guest, and is shortly to be targeted by Lex Luthor.

DC Comics Presents No. 90
February 1986
Cover: Rayburn, Captain Atom, Connie Matthews, Superman, and Firestorm //Denys Cowan / Bob Smith (signed)
Story: “Escape From Solitude” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Denys Cowan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Albert De Guzman
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #323; next appears in SUPERMAN #416), Firestorm (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12; next appears in FURY OF FIRESTORM #42), Captain Atom (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12; last appearance; origin retold in this story; New Earth Captain Atom first appears in CAPTAIN ATOM #1)
Intro: Cmdr. Connie Matthews, Rick Matthews (only appearance for both)
Villain: Rayburn (Sam Raybourne; first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Superman, Captain Atom, and Firestorm battle a radioactive being named Rayburn who seeks to claim a space shuttle astronaut as his mate.

DC Comics Presents No. 91
March 1986
Cover: Superman vs. huper-evolved Captain Comet //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Brains That Stormed Metropolis” (21 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Craig Boldman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Helen Vesik
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (between ACTION COMICS #576 / 577), Captain Comet (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12; last appearance)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (between ACTION COMICS #575 / 577)
Intro: John P. Alstrom (only appearance)
Villain: Brain Storm (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5; last appearance)
Synopsis: Superman must deal with a savage, hyper-evolved Captain Comet, who is out to regain the mind-over-matter powers Brain Storm stole from him.

DC Comics Presents No. 92
April 1986
Cover: Vigilante and Superman //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “A Question of Justice” (22 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Helen Vesik
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #577; next appears in SUPERMAN #418), the Vigilante III (Ryan Chase; between VIGILANTE #? / ?)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #577; next appears in SUPERMAN #418)
Other Character: Abe Beame (of Earth-One)
Intro: Nate Block, Maxie (only appearance for all)
Villains: Arthur Bryan and his gang (including two different Jacks; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman teams up with the Vigilante to stop an extortionist from unleashing deadly nerve gas in Boston and New York.

DC Comics Presents No. 93
May 1986
Cover: Superman, Elastic Lad, Plastic Man, and Elongated Man vs. Malleable Man //Jim Starlin (signed)
Story: “That’s the Way the Heroes Bounce” (22 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Agustin Mas
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #250; next appears in SUPERMAN #419), Elastic Lad (Jimmy Olsen; between ACTION COMICS #578 / 579; last appearance as Elastic Lad), Elongated Man (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #250 / 252), Plastic Man (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5; last appearance)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #578; next appears in SUPERMAN #419), Sue Dibny (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #250 / 255)
Villains: The Malleable Man (Skizzle Shanks; last appearance, as Skizzle Shanks, in PLASTIC MAN #17; last appearance)
Synopsis: The gangster who inadvertently helped create Plastic Man gives himself stretching powers and takes mental control of Plastic Man, Elastic Lad, and Elongated Man, and Superman must free them from his domination.

DC Comics Presents No. 94
June 1986
Cover: Superman, Lady Quark, Harbinger, and Pariah vs. Volt Lord //George Perez (signed)
Story: “The Challenge of the Volt Lord” (22 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Barbara Randall, Robert Greenberger
Penciller: Tom Mandrake
Inker: Don Heck
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in BLUE DEVIL #24; next appears in SUPERMAN #420), Harbinger (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12; next appears in HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #1), Lady Quark (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12; last appearance), Pariah (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12; last appearance)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Jenet Klyburn (last appearance in BOOSTER GOLD #1; next appears in BLUE DEVIL #28), Josh Coyle (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #578; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #200)
Intro: Gerry, Linda, Susan, Mr. Ryaseki (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Lord Volt, Princess Fern
Villain: The Volt Lord (Eric Courtney; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A new villain, the Volt Lord, appears in Metropolis, with enough electrical power to fight off Superman, Harbinger, and Pariah, and begins romancing Lady Quark in his secret identity.

DC Comics Presents No. 96
August 1986
Cover: Blue Devil standing on Superman billboard as Terra-Man and aliens approach from behind //?
Story: “The Deputy” (22 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #581; next appears in HEROES AGAINST HUNGER #1), Blue Devil (between BLUE DEVIL #27 / 28)
Villains: Terra-Man (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #557; last appearance), Qwurq and other aliens (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman and Blue Devil are hard-pressed to stop the plot of Terra-Man and several aliens to wipe Metropolis off the map.

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