([May] 2005)

DC, 1997 Series
Volume:
4
Price:
49.99 USD; 69.99
Pages:
232
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC Archive Editions
ISBN:
1-4012-0408-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
76194120991300411
Editing:
Dale Crain
Color:
color
Dimensions:
glossy paper interior
Binding:
hardcover with dust jacket; bound

Issue Notes

Color reconstruction by Jamison.
Black-and-White reconstruction by Rick Keene and Jamison.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sam Citron
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
Jamison (reconstrucdtion)

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

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Superman story in Action Comics (DC, 1938 Series) #67 page 1.
inker id by Bob Hughes.

[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)

Superman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Schelly
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

[Action Comics #53] (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:

The Man Who Put Out the Sun! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Night Owl (introduction); Marty Kelly
Reprints:
Keywords:
Superman's Mountain Retreat

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

[Action Comics #54] (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:

The Pirate of Pleasure Island (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; Captain Ironfist [Stanley Finchcomb] (introduction)
Reprints:

[Action Comics #55] (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:

A Goof Named Tiny Rufe (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Tiny Rufe (introduction); Maisie Day (introduction); Al Hatt (introduction); Whitney Ellsworth (cameo); Murray Boltinoff (cameo); Mort Weisinger (cameo)
Synopsis:
Parody of L'il Abner comics strip. Cartoonist Al Hatt gets his inspiration from real hillbillies and he doesn't want them to get married.
Reprints:

[Action Comics #56] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?

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

Indexer Notes

art id by Craig Delich

Design for Doom! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Gateson; Emil Loring (introduction)
Synopsis:
An insane architect tries to destroy structures that might overshadow his creation.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

[Action Comics #57] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?

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

Crime's Comedy King! (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; King Ruggles; Prankster
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

John Sikela's name appears on Page 8.

[Action Comics #58] (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:

The Face of Adonis! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Fred Chandler; Detective Sergeant Hennigson; Adonis [James Trevor] (introduction); Doctor Menace (introduction)
Synopsis:
An insane plastic surgeon gives an ageing actor a rubber face.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

[Action Comics #59] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
John Sikela ?
Inks:
John Sikela ?
Colors:
?

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

Cinderella--a la Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Susie Tompkins (introduction)
Synopsis:
Dream sequence in which Superman re-enacts the Cinderella story.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Dream

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

[Action Comics #60] (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:

Lois Lane--Superwoman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Doctor Skowl (introduction)
Synopsis:
A dream story. After Lois is hit by a car, she dreams a transfusion of Superman's blood gives her super powers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dream

Indexer Notes

Art id by Pat Lang, Craig Delich and Bob Hughes. This volume credits this story to John Siekla. First mention of Superman being able to fly?

[Action Comics #61] (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:

The Man They Wouldn't Believe! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Craig Shaw
Synopsis:
Clark Kent tries to convince Lois Lane he's Superman, but fails.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

art id by Craig Delich, Pat Lang and Bob Hughes.

[Action Comics #62] (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:

There'll Always Be a Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Captain Storme; Captain Zeb Storme; Admiral von Storff
Synopsis:
In the year 2143 an old man tells children about one of Superman's incredible adventures.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman is shown to be still alive and functioning 200 years in the future.

[Action Comics #63] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

When Stars Collide! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Doctor Jaspar Meekins; Professor Praline; Spike Jaeger
Synopsis:
Superman collides with a meteor and loses his memory.
Reprints:

[Action Comics #64] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka
Colors:
?

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

The Terrible Toyman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

[Action Comics #65] (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:

The Million-Dollar Marathon! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Truman Treadwell; Brandon; Roger; Lawton; Tug Moxton
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

[Action Comics #66] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?

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

Indexer Notes

pencils confirmed by Jack Burnley

The Boy Who Came Back! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jackie Barnett; John Barnett; Mr. Annister; Ferret Falvey; Roscoe Rinser; Sparks Barron
Reprints:

[Action Comics #67] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?

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

Indexer Notes

pencils confirmed by Jack Burnley. inker id by Bob Hughes

Make Way for Fate! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; General McTurk; Mr. Writt; Samuel Rayburn; Martha Hoskins; Reginald Sykes; Soapy Waters; Soft-Shoe Sapper; Flossie
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

[Action Comics #68] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Wayne Boring (Superman only); Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Susie Tompkins
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

art id by Bob Hughes

Superman Meets Susie! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Susie Tompkins; Hank Beaker; Tug Graff; Sparky Hahn; Beaker Beales
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story gives the impression this is Superman's first meeting with Susie, but she actually appeared in Action 59. inker id by Bob Hughes

Biographies (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Desris
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Biographies on Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Jack Burnley, Don Cameron, Sam Citron, Ed Dobrotka, Stan Kaye, John Sikela, Ira Yarbnrough, Wayne Boring, Paul Cassidy, and Leo Nowak.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley; John Sikela; Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
Jack Burnley; John Sikela; Ed Dobrotka
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Toyman
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Foreword
    Superman
  5. 4. [Action Comics #53]
    Superman
  6. 5. The Man Who Put Out the Sun!
    Superman
  7. 6. [Action Comics #54]
    Superman
  8. 7. The Pirate of Pleasure Island
    Superman
  9. 8. [Action Comics #55]
    Superman
  10. 9. A Goof Named Tiny Rufe
    Superman
  11. 10. [Action Comics #56]
    Superman
  12. 11. Design for Doom!
    Superman
  13. 12. [Action Comics #57]
    Superman
  14. 13. Crime's Comedy King!
    Superman
  15. 14. [Action Comics #58]
    Superman
  16. 15. The Face of Adonis!
    Superman
  17. 16. [Action Comics #59]
    Superman
  18. 17. Cinderella--a la Superman!
    Superman
  19. 18. [Action Comics #60]
    Superman
  20. 19. Lois Lane--Superwoman!
    Superman
  21. 20. [Action Comics #61]
    Superman
  22. 21. The Man They Wouldn't Believe!
    Superman
  23. 22. [Action Comics #62]
    Superman
  24. 23. There'll Always Be a Superman!
    Superman
  25. 24. [Action Comics #63]
    Superman
  26. 25. When Stars Collide!
    Superman
  27. 26. [Action Comics #64]
    Superman
  28. 27. The Terrible Toyman!
    Superman
  29. 28. [Action Comics #65]
    Superman
  30. 29. The Million-Dollar Marathon!
    Superman
  31. 30. [Action Comics #66]
    Superman
  32. 31. The Boy Who Came Back!
    Superman
  33. 32. [Action Comics #67]
    Superman
  34. 33. Make Way for Fate!
    Superman
  35. 34. [Action Comics #68]
    Superman
  36. 35. Superman Meets Susie!
    Superman
  37. 36. Biographies
  38. 37. [Back Cover]
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Katie
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes