([March] 2000)

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Volume:
5
Price:
49.95 USD; 76.00 CAD
Pages:
232
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC Archive Editions
ISBN:
1-56389-602-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
76194120152800511
Editing:
Dale Crain (collection editor); Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)
Color:
Color
Binding:
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Color reconstruction by Digital Chameleon.
Black and White reconstruction by Rick Keene.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
Jason Lyons

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Superman illustration from first Superman story in Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #17 page 7.

[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 / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Carlin
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
Digital Chameleon (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Lois Lane

[Superman #17] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Tojo; Hitler
Reprints:

Man or Superman? (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [ as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Talon [Albert Caldwell] (introduction); Lex Luthor (cameo); Ultra-Humanite (cameo); Eustace Watson (cameo)
Synopsis:
Lois first suspects that Clark Kent is Superman, but he quickly convinces her he is not with some razzle dazzle super speed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils credited to John Sikela in Superman Archives 5. This is the only story during the 1940's in which Lois thinks Clark is Superman.

The Human Bomb (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Watkins (introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" on red background on his cape.

Muscles For Sale (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; George Brant; Nat Folsom; Mike Mosby; Jake Massey (introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Superman's Mountain Retreat, the precursor to the Fortress of Solitude.

When Titans Clash! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lex Luthor
Reprints:
Keywords:
Powerstone

Indexer Notes

Sequel to story in ACTION COMICS #47.

[Superman #18] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

The Conquest of a City (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Carl Bland (introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman has a red "S" on yellow background on his cape.

The Heat Horror (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Ken Mellow; Glenn Calloway; Lex Luthor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" on yellow background on his cape.

The Man With the Cane (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Rita Allen; John Fleming; Count Armaund; Man With the Cane [Jim Mason]
Synopsis:
Perry goes on vacation and leaves Lois as editor.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" in yellow shield on his cape, except when it's red.

The Snake (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Big Luke; Matt Hickey; The Snake [Bill Chantey]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Yellow S on yellow Shield on cape.

[Superman #19] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?

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

Case of the Funny Paper Crimes (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Funnyface (introduction); Detective Craig; Prince Peril; Solitary Rider; Streak Duga; Happy Daze; Torgo; Machine-Gun Mike; Black Raider; Goola; Viper
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Funny Face is a dead ringer for Jerry Siegel.

[Superman's Amazing Adventure] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Skeet Monahan
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Most of the story is a dream. Superman has a yellow "S" on his cape.

[The Canine and the Crooks] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Mr. Z [Oscar Lanchester]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman has a red "S" on his cape, except when it's yellow.

Superman, Matinee Idol (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (pencil layouts); Ed Dobrotka (finished pencils)
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Clark and Lois go to the movies to watch the first Fleisher Superman cartoon, "The Mad Scientist".
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Archives do not credit Shuster's pencil layouts. This story is sometimes included in lists of "Imaginary Stories" but technically it's not.

[Superman #20] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?

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

Superman's Secret Revealed! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Ironjaw Grogan (introduction); Luthor (cameo); Puzzler (cameo); Prankster (cameo)
Synopsis:
A practical joke by Lois exposes Clark's secret identity, forcing Clark Kent to "masquerade" as Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Newspaper text on splash mentions Ed Dobrotka, Wayne Boring, Whitney Ellsworth, Harry Donenfeld, & Jack Liebowitz. Superman has a yellow "S" on his cape.

Destroyers from the Depths (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Tom; Adolf Hitler; Herr Fange
Synopsis:
Superman battles a Nazi controlled Sea Serpent.
Reprints:

Lair of the Leopard (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Cal Johnson; Herman the Heroic [Herman Hoskins](introduction); Leopard [Sam Kennedy]
Synopsis:
Superman meets Herman The Heroic, a super hero wantabe.
Reprints:

Not in the Cards (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Puzzler
Synopsis:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Harlow Gates; Jim Cameron; Peter Fellows; Philip Brandon; Jake Clymer; Morton Thornton; Puzzler
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

yellow S on cape. Pencils credited to Ed Dobrotka in the Archive.

[Biographies] (Table of Contents)

Contributors / text article / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

bios of Jerry Siegel; Joe Shuster; Jack Burnley; Ed Dobrotka; Leo Nowak; Fred Ray; and John Sikela.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray; Jack Burnley
Inks:
Fred Ray; Jack Burnley
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Adolf Hitler; Hideki Tojo
Reprints:
  • United States from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #17 (July-August 1942) [back cover; 1/4 page], #18 (September-October 1942) [back cover; 1/4 page], #19 (November-December 1942) [back cover; 1/4 page], #20 (January-February 1943) [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 #17]
    Superman
  6. 5. Man or Superman?
    Superman
  7. 6. The Human Bomb
    Superman
  8. 7. Muscles For Sale
    Superman
  9. 8. When Titans Clash!
    Superman
  10. 9. [Superman #18]
    Superman
  11. 10. The Conquest of a City
    Superman
  12. 11. The Heat Horror
    Superman
  13. 12. The Man With the Cane
    Superman
  14. 13. The Snake
    Superman
  15. 14. [Superman #19]
    Superman
  16. 15. Case of the Funny Paper Crimes
    Superman
  17. 16. [Superman's Amazing Adventure]
    Superman
  18. 17. [The Canine and the Crooks]
    Superman
  19. 18. Superman, Matinee Idol
    Superman
  20. 19. [Superman #20]
    Superman
  21. 20. Superman's Secret Revealed!
    Superman
  22. 21. Destroyers from the Depths
    Superman
  23. 22. Lair of the Leopard
    Superman
  24. 23. Not in the Cards
    Superman
  25. 24. [Biographies]
    Contributors
  26. 25. [Back Cover]
    Superman
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