([May] 1994)

DC, 1989 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
49.95 USD; 76.00 CAD
Pages:
232
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC Archive Editions
ISBN:
1-56389-107-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
76194120152800412
Editing:
Bob Kahan (collection editor); Whitney Ellsworth (orginal editor)
Color:
Color
Binding:
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

First archive not to include fillers and text pages. Also first to feature credits.
Color reconstruction by Bob Le Rose.
Black and White reconstruction by Rick Keene.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
Brian Pearce
Letters:
Alex Jay/Studio J

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Illustration of Superman from cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #14.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Leonard Maltin
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

[Superman #13] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

[The Machinations of the Light] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (layouts); Leo Nowak
Inks:
Leo Nowak
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Senator Tom Billingsley; Light [Lex Luthor]
Synopsis:
The mysterious Light (Luthor) kidnaps scientists and senators to help him rule the world. He hypnotizes Superman into going on a rampage.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Red S on cape

[Superman versus The Archer] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak
Inks:
Leo Nowak
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen (name Jimmy revealed); Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Thomas Gayford; Amos Kendrick; Archer [Quigley] (introduction)
Synopsis:
Jimmy gets his first by-line as he helps Superman capture his first costume villain.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Red S on cape

[Baby on the Doorstep] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak
Inks:
Leo Nowak
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Bob Pierson; Clara Pierson; Leila
Synopsis:
Clark guards an abandoned baby from enemy agents.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

red S on cape

[The City Beneath the Earth] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Tulan; Kyack
Synopsis:
Superman finds an underground civilization under Metro where he ends a civil war and stops an invasion of Metropolis.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

red S on cape

[Superman #14] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

[Concerts of Doom] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak
Inks:
Leo Nowak
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Rudolph Krazinski
Synopsis:
Superman is hypnotized by music.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Yellow S on Red Shield on cape

[The Invention Thief] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak
Inks:
Leo Nowak
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Chet Farnsworth; Jim Baldwin
Synopsis:
Jim Baldwin the famous promoter makes a living stealing the ideas of naive young inventors.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

red S on yellow Shield

The Undersea City (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Chet Furnall; Princess Kuella; King Saffro; Akthar
Synopsis:
Superman meets a mermaid named Kuella. Her father is King of the Undersea city and must put down an uprising by the warlike Akthar.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st Atlanteans in a DC Comic?. red S on yellow shield.

The Lightning Master (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak
Inks:
Leo Nowak
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sergeant Casey; Lightning Master (introduction)
Synopsis:
The Lightning Master threatens Metropolis with destruction unless the city pays him $300,000.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Roy Thomas revived the Lightning Master in ALL-STAR SQUADRON ANNUAL #2, Yellow S on red shield

[Superman #15] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

[The Cop Who Was Ruined] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak
Inks:
Leo Nowak
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Sergeant Bob Branigan; Bill Talley
Synopsis:
Sgt Branigan is accused of shooting an innocent bystander during an altercation with gangster Bill Talley- an altercation which leaves Branigan blind.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

yellow S on yellow shield

[Saboteurs from Napkan] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Hank Fox; Hokopoko; Utsum
Synopsis:
Superman investigates naval sabotage instigated by the Ambassador from Napkan, Hokopoko. Also Napkan has infiltrated the South American country of Equaru where its Black Circle Society is trying to overthrow the government. Superman also saves the Panama Canal from destruction and Clark Kent is kidnapped to stop him reporting on sabotage.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Red S on Shield

[The Oxnalian Revolution] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; King Boris; Prince Micheal; Razkal; Lord Murgot
Synopsis:
Oxnalia invades Numark. Superman flies to Europe to teach dictator Razkal a lesson.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

red S on yellow shield half the time; yellow S on yellow shield the other half.

The Evolution King (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Sergeant Casey; Phil Carter; Tim; Joe Glower; Evolution King; Tony Rico
Synopsis:
When Lois Lane's beau disappears, Sgt Casey practically accuses Clark of murder. Then an old geezer shows up who claims to be the missing Phil Carter. Superman discovers the Evolution King has discovered how to make people older or younger.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Red S on yellow Shield

[Superman #16] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st Lois Lane appearance on a Superman cover.

The World's Meanest Man (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak (1-6), John Sikela (7-13)
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lois Lane; Sergeant Casey; Charlie Grayson
Synopsis:
Gangster tries to disrupt a camp for underprivileged children.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

red S on yellow shield

[Terror from the Stars] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Professor Derma; Mr. Warren; Stan Emerson; Tom Nelson; Abou Sabut
Synopsis:
Clark exposes astrology.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Red S on yellow shield

Case of the Runaway Skyscrapers (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (layouts); John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mister Sinister
Synopsis:
Mr Sinister makes buildings disappear into the 4th Dimension and demands a ransom to have them returned. When he steals the Daily Planet he gets Superman too.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

red S on yellow shield, mind altering special effects panels, Craig Delich says Wayne Boring did the layouts.

Racket on Delivery (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Shuster Shop

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mr. Golden; Slats Morgan; Vernon Hale
Synopsis:
Superman breaks up a protection racket.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Red S on yellow shield. Superman falls out of a window and saves himself by grabbing the ledge.

Biographies (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid; Joe Desris; Richard Morrissey
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Biographies on Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Leo Nowak, Fred Ray, and John Sikela.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints:
  • US from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #13 (November-December 1941) [back cover; 1/4 page], #14 (January-February 1942) [back cover; 1/4 page], #15 (March-April 1942) [back cover; 1/4 page], #16 (May-June 1942) [back cover; 1/4 page]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Foreword
  5. 4. [Superman #13]
    Superman
  6. 5. [The Machinations of the Light]
    Superman
  7. 6. [Superman versus The Archer]
    Superman
  8. 7. [Baby on the Doorstep]
    Superman
  9. 8. [The City Beneath the Earth]
    Superman
  10. 9. [Superman #14]
    Superman
  11. 10. [Concerts of Doom]
    Superman
  12. 11. [The Invention Thief]
    Superman
  13. 12. The Undersea City
    Superman
  14. 13. The Lightning Master
    Superman
  15. 14. [Superman #15]
    Superman
  16. 15. [The Cop Who Was Ruined]
    Superman
  17. 16. [Saboteurs from Napkan]
    Superman
  18. 17. [The Oxnalian Revolution]
    Superman
  19. 18. The Evolution King
    Superman
  20. 19. [Superman #16]
    Superman
  21. 20. The World's Meanest Man
    Superman
  22. 21. [Terror from the Stars]
    Superman
  23. 22. Case of the Runaway Skyscrapers
    Superman
  24. 23. Racket on Delivery
    Superman
  25. 24. Biographies
  26. 25. [Back Cover]
    Superman
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