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''DC Comics Presents'' was a Creator/DCComics comic book starring Franchise/{{Superman}} and a series of guest stars in [[CrossOver team-up stories]] during the BronzeAge of comics, surviving the mass cancellation of titles known as the "DCImplosion". The series lasted for 97 issues, a respectable run by modern standards, from 1978 to 1986. It was canceled during DC's first [[RetCon mass relaunch]] (after the ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths) but the ''Action Comics'' series then became the new Superman teamup book for a while.

Notable events from the series:
* The ultimate Superman[=/=][[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]] race (to the very End of Time) in issues #1-2.
* The introduction of ComicBook/AmbushBug, first as a recurring villain and then as guest star himself;
* The introduction of major Superman foe Mongul (a ComicBook/{{Thanos}} CaptainErsatz, even co-created by Thanos' creator.)
* Two teamups with Comicbook/SwampThing, one of them written by Creator/AlanMoore;
* [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]], with the introduction of the Prince Adam identity.
* The introduction of [[MiracleMonday Superwoman]] (as her own character and not an identity for ComicBook/LoisLane.)
* Two team up stories with... Clark Kent?
* Similarly, a team up with the original ComicBook/{{Superboy}} (eg. [[TimeTravel himself!]])
* A Team Up with SantaClaus (AllJustADream... OrWasItADream?)
* The formal introduction of the ComicBook/GlobalGuardians (from the WesternAnimation/SuperFriends comic) into [[Franchise/TheDCU the DC Universe]];
* The introduction of ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Prime (not yet an insane menace.)

The'' [[Comicbook/TeenTitans New Teen Titans]]'' also launched in this series, but in an insert story where Superman was not involved.

As part of their [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} 2011 relaunch]], the series was brought back this time under the name ''DC Universe Presents''. It is an anthology series, with each arc featuring a different DC character(s).
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!!Tropes in DC Comics Present include:
* DependingOnTheWriter: Most of the stories were OK, but some had Superman acting way out of character ex. in his fight with ComicBook/MartianManhunter.
** Lampshaded in ComicBook/TheSpectre issue (#29)- the Spectre calls Superman on his unusually brash behavior in the previous few issues.
** The series had no regular writer or artist, resulting in the style of each issue varying wildly. YMMV on whether that was a good or bad thing.
* TheJoyOfX (the "Whatever Happened To " backups)
** The crossover with (the space-based) ComicBook/{{Starman}} was basically a wrap-up for his canceled series (in the Anthology series Adventure Comics) -and it featured Mongul too. In fact, given it was drawn by Creator/JimStarlin, it could be considered a homage to Starlin's work on Marvel Comic's [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]].)
* PlotTailoredToTheParty: [[StoryBreakerTeamUp Given how powerful Superman is]] (specially Pre-Crisis), some of the stories had to get very creative to justify his needing other heroes' help or being able to fight him.
* StandAloneEpisode: The original series did not have much continuity between issues. Of course, comics were different back then, and the StoryArc and {{Decompressed Comic}}s were much rarer.
** There were exceptions, like the three-issue story that introduced Mongul and Warworld (costarring ComicBook/MartianManhunter, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and ComicBook/TheSpectre) and the two-part story involving Superman's SecretKeeper Pete Ross (back when he was white) co-starring the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} and... Superboy?)
*** Also, a two-parter where Mxyzptlk and Mr. Mind teamed up to torment Superman and [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]].
* TeamUpSeries: Superman teams up with guest stars.
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