([September] 2005)

DC, 2005 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
9.99 USD; 13.50 CAD
Pages:
564
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
1-4012-0758-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978140120758850999
Editing:
Robert Greenberger
Format:
Color Covers, Black & White Interiors; 6.75" x 10.25"; Softcover; Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
Alex Sinclair

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Brainiac
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover art is altered from original, with Superman figure moved higher on the page. Word balloons on the original cover have been removed.

[Blank Pages] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover has Direct Sales UPC box, otherwise blank. Inside back cover is blank.

Showcase Presents Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan (illustration); Al Plastino (illustration)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (illustration); Al Plastino (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Brainiac

Indexer Notes

Title page, with editorial credits and publication data. Illustrations from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #242.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Super-Key to Fort Superman! [Action Comic #241 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

The Super-Key to Fort Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Batman; Joker (on trophy)
Synopsis:
Someone has broken into Superman's Fortress of Solitude, so Superman searches the place for clues.
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Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude (introductio); green kryptonite

The Super-Sergeant! [Superman #122 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

The Secret of the Space Souvenirs (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Superman is compelled to collect trophies from space, but doesn't know why.
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Superman in the White House (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
When Jimmy is knocked out, he dreams of what it would be like if Superman were president of the United States.
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The Super-Sergeant (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Sgt. Jones; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
While testing a new device, Superman accidentally gives Private Jones super-powers. Superman uses the soldier, who is promoted to sergeant, to make a pair of foreign spies think that he can create an army of American super-soldiers.
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The Super-Duel in Space! [Action Comics #242 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Brainiac
Reprints:

The Super-Duel in Space (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Brainiac; Lois Lane; Koko; Kimda; Martha Kent (cameo); Jonathan Kent (cameo)
Synopsis:
While on an experimental rocket, Clark and Lois encounter the alien Brainiac, who plans to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth and then use them to repopulate his planet. Superman gets inside Brainiac’s ship when the villain snatches Metropolis and there finds a bottle with the Kryptonian city of Kandor. He enters the bottle and with the help of a scientist there restores the cities of Earth while Brainiac lies in suspended animation for his trip home. Because there is not enough power to restore Kandor, Superman places the city in his Fortress, as Brainiac rockets away empty-handed.
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The Girl of Steel! [Superman #123 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Super-Girl
Reprints:

[The Girl of Steel] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Super-Girl; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El; Lara; Kil-Lor
Synopsis:
Jimmy finds an ancient totem that grants three wishes and first wishes for a companion for Superman. But before he can make his second wish, the totem is stolen by thugs who wish Superman had no powers. Finally Jimmy makes his third wish in writing, but mistypes and has Superman mate his parents, rather than simply meet them.
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The Lady and the Lion! [Action Comics #243 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane
Reprints:

The Lady and the Lion (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Circe; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Circe gives Superman a potion that causes him to have the head of a lion until he discovers the antidote.
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Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Inks credited to Wayne Boring on item.

The Black Knight's Super-Sword! [Superman #124 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

The Super-Sword (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; "Bull" Mathews
Synopsis:
After Superman releases the Black Knight from a block of ice after nearly 1,000 years, the villain goes on a crime spree. When the knight wounds Superman with his magical sword, criminal "Bull" Mathews offers to buy it, but finds it was all a set-up to trap him.
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Mrs. Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Chief Mawmba
Synopsis:
When Clark and Lois are trapped on a remote island, Clark reveals his double identity to Lois and proposes marriage. But when he discovers that he can leave the island, Clark must convince Lois he faked the super-feats he performed on the island in order to get out of the engagement.
Reprints:
Keywords:
kryptonite

The Steeplejack of Steel (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Bart Benson
Synopsis:
Superman takes a construction job undercover as Kirk Brent to expose a shady contractor.
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Superman's Undersea Kingdom! [Action Comics #244 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

The Super-Merman of the Sea (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Vul-Kor (villain); Lya-La (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman pretends to join forces with underwater-dwelling aliens in order to trick them into believing Earth's seas are too salty for them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
kryptonite; Undersea Fortress of Solitude (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Ink credit in dispute, see index of original printing.

The Shrinking Superman! [Action Comics #245 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Zak-Kul
Reprints:

The Shrinking Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Zak-Kul (villain)
Synopsis:
When Lois visits Superman's Fortress, she accidentally releases the criminal Zak-Kul from Kandor. The villain traps Superman in Kandor and takes over his life until Superman escapes and returns Zak-Kul to the bottle city.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Superman's New Power! [Superman #125 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Lois Lane's Super-Dream (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Lois dreams she and Clark gain super-powers and become Power-Girl and Power-Man.
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Clark Kent's College Days (Table of Contents)

Superman; Untold Tales of Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Thaddeus V. Maxwell
Synopsis:
Superman recalls his college days, particularly the professor who tried to scientifically prove that Clark Kent was Superboy.
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Superman's New Power! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
When Superman is exposed to the radiation from the explosion of an alien space ship, he loses his powers but gains the ability to create a miniature version of himself with his powers to carry out his super-duties.
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The Doom from Krypton! [Action Comics #246 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Krypton on Earth! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Jonas Smith
Synopsis:
Real estate promoter Jonas Smith creates the planned community of Krypton Island, which opens with a pageant featuring a re-enactment of Jor-El and Lara sending Baby Kal-El to Earth. But Superman realizes Smith is a wanted criminal and stops him from smuggling off Krypton Island diamonds that Superman made from coal.
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The Return of Superman's Lost Parents! [Action Comics #247 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Cedric Carson [as Jonathan Kent]; Millicent Carson [as Martha Kent]
Reprints:

Superman's Lost Parents! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Cedric Carson [as Jonathan Kent] (villain); Millicent Carson [as Martha Kent] (villain); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superboy (statue, image); Lois Lane; Superman robots; Lana Lang (image); Professor Lang (image)
Synopsis:
Ma and Pa Kent seemingly arrive in the present in a time bubble, and Superman is so happy to see them that he shows them all the secrets of his adult life. But Ma and Pa turn out to be con artists who blackmail Superman with the knowledge of his double identity secret.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Incorrectly called "The Return of Superman's Lost Parents" in the table of contents.

Superman's Lost Identity! [Superman #126 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Superman's Hunt for Clark Kent! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Clarence Kelvin]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
When Superman loses his memory, he adopts the persona of Clarence Kelvin and takes a job at the Daily Planet while he tries remember his true identity.
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The Spell of the Shandu Clock (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Shandu; Perry White; The Fallon Gang (Intro)
Synopsis:
Superman pretends to be under the influence of a mystical clock in order to make the Fallon Gang think he is helpless against their new weapon.
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The Two Faces of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Chet Hartley
Synopsis:
When Superman sees Lois get out of a date by making herself look ridiculous, he changes his appearance to teach her a lesson.
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Indexer Notes

Superman makes himself look like Alfred E. Neuman.

The Man No Prison Could Hold! [Action Comics #248 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Von Kamp; Congorilla (inset)
Reprints:

The Man No Prison Could Hold! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Von Kamp (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman becomes a prisoner of an island work camp in order to discover what weapon a nazi scientist is creating.
Reprints:

Titano! [Superman #127 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Titano
Reprints:

When There Was No Clark Kent! (Table of Contents)

Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Superman recalls a time when it appeared that Clark Kent had died, so he abandoned his double life and moved in with Jimmy Olsen. But Superman quickly learned the value of a secret identity and resurrected Clark.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credited to Stan Kaye on item.

The Make-Believe Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Tommy Winters; Harry Winters
Synopsis:
Harry Winters dreads the day he is supposed to dress in the clothes in which he did his most heroic dead for his son's school because he thinks he has never done anything heroic. Putting on a Superman costume from a masquerade ball, however, Harry Winters heroically helps the real Superman.
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Titano the Super-Ape! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Titano [Toto]
Synopsis:
Lois befriends the intelligent chimp Toto just before he is sent into orbit inside a satellite. While in orbit, the satellite passes by a collision of a uranium metorite with a kryptonite one, which causes the chimp to grow to enormous size and shoot kryptonite beams from his eyes. Because of this change, Lois re-names him Titano. Though not meaning any harm, Titano poses a threat to humanity and Superman, so the army traps the giant chimp, planning to execute him. But Lois devises a way to block Titano's kryptonite vision so Superman can send him into the past where he cannot harm anyone.
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The Kryptonite Man! [Action Comics #249 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor
Reprints:

The Kryptonite Man! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Luthor takes a liquid kryptonite serum which makes it impossible for Superman to get near him. Superman makes a lead suit to protect himself, but Luthor has discovered a way to turn lead into glass. Eventually, Superman tricks Luthor into thinking he has become immune to Luthor's kryptonite radiations and Luthor takes an antidote, leaving himself open to capture.
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Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; kryptonite

The Eye of Metropolis! [Action Comics #250 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; John Bates
Reprints:

The Eye of Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; John Bates; Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
John Bates has Clark Kent appear on his TV show "The Eye of Metropolis" in order to expose his double life as Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credited to Wayne Boring on item; see original printing for inker ID.

Superman Duels the Futuremen! [Superman #128 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Superman Versus the Futuremen (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Vard; Boka; Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Earth Bureau of Investigation agents from the year 2000 arrive in the present and claim that Superman is an escaped criminal from their time. In order to arrest him, they expose Superman to red kryptonite, which takes aware his powers for two hours. After they capture Superman and take him to the future, the EBI agents reveal that they are not agents at all, but criminals who want Superman to help them blackmail Earth.
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Indexer Notes

2-chapter story, with the final page of each chapter a 2/3 page.

The Sleeping Beauty from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lara (in picture); Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis:
Lois poses as Rama, a survivor from Krypton, in order to find out Superman's secret identity. But after he reveals his identity, Superman realizes that Rama is really Lois and has to rely on the help of a friend to restore his double identity.
Reprints:

The Oldest Man in Metropolis! [Action Comics #251 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

The Oldest Man in Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Prof. Vance; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Superman robot; The Clock (villain)
Synopsis:
When Clark Kent drinks Prof. Vance's life-extending vitamin serum, which contains particles of Kryptonite, it ages him to about 70 years old. Since his robots won't respond to his aged voice, Superman must fulfill his duties as the Old Man of the Sea, Santa Claus, and Father Time so that no one realizes that Clark Kent is Superman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude

The Ghost of Lois Lane! [Superman #129 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Reprints:

The Ghost of Lois Lane (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Professor Grail
Synopsis:
After Superman accidentally causes Professor Grail's experimental teleporter chair to explode while Lois is sitting in it with his x-ray vision, he sees visions of a ghostly Lois. But Lois communicates through Jimmy's new typewriter to let Superman know that she is trapped in the fourth dimension and can be returned by the pull of a lever in Professor Grail's lab.
Reprints:

Clark Kent, Fireman of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
Assigned to join the fire department for a few days for a story, Clark must protect his secret identity and deal with a skeptical fire chief.
Reprints:

The Girl in Superman's Past! (Table of Contents)

Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Superman recalls his college romance with Lori Lemaris, a mermaid from sunken Atlantis.
Reprints:

The Supergirl from Krypton! [Action Comics #252 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints:

The Menace of Metallo! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Metallo [John Corben] (intro, villain); Professor Vale; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen (unnamed)
Synopsis:
Criminal John Corben, who is nearly killed in an auto accident, is given a robot body powered by uranium. When he is hit by bullets meant for Lois, she assumes he is really Superman. Recognizing a good idea, Corben impersonates Superman to collect more uranium. Running out of sources of uranium, Corben learns that he can also be powered by kryptonite. But he doesn't realize that the kryptonite he steals is fake, prop kryptonite and collapses.
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The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, origin); Zor-El (introduction, flashback); Miss Hart (introduction); Superboy (on a poster)
Synopsis:
Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.
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Indexer Notes

Ink credits listed as "Unknown" on item.

The War between Jimmy Olsen and Superman! [Action Comics #253 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen
Reprints:

The War between Superman and Jimmy Olsen! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; El Gar Kur (villain)
Synopsis:
A criminal from Kandor switches places with Jimmy Olsen and forces Superman to reveal the location of his Fortress of Solitude, so he can destroy the bottled city. But scientists in Kandor reverse the switch just in time.
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Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor (unnamed)

The Town That Hated Superman! [Superman #130 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

The Curse of Kryptonite! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Superboy]; Superman robots; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); Krypto
Synopsis:
When Superman accidentally exposes himself to kryptonite, he recalls his lifetime of experience with the mineral from his home planet.
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The Super-Servant of Crime (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Giunta ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Mark Mulloy; Baldy; Perry White
Synopsis:
When Mark Mulloy, the owner of property from which Superman has been mining gold, returns to claim his rights, Superman agrees to perform six tasks for him as compensation. But Superman interprets Mulloy's requests so literally that Mulloy can't benefit from the deal.
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Indexer Notes

Inks incorrectly credited to John Sikela. Inker id John Giunta by Bob Hughes 3/09

The Town That Hated Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Bruce Cyrus
Synopsis:
When Superman is shocked to find a town that prohibits his entrance, he investigates as Kent Clark and discovers that Mayor Bruce Cyrus blames Superman for his not being adopted as a child.
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The Battle with Bizarro! [Action Comics #254 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Bizarro
Reprints:

The Battle with Bizarro! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bizarro; Lex Luthor; Vekko; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Luthor steals Professor Dalton's duplicating machine and creates an adult Bizarro to menace Superman, but this Bizarro turns on its creator, hands him over to the authorities, and attempts to help Superman. When the people he has helped react in horror to him, Bizarro gets depressed. He misinterprets Lois' sympathy to his plight for true affection and takes her to a remote island. But when she rejects him, he turns the duplicator ray on himself and creates a handsome bizarro duplicate, whom Lois mistakes for the real Superman.
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Indexer Notes

Inking credit listed as "Unknown" on item; corrected by DC at http://www.dccomics.com/errata/?action=showcase. Story continues in next story from Action Comics, "The Bride of Bizarro!"

Superman's Future Wife! [Superman #131 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Mr. Mxyzptlk returns and this time he has an alarm in his hat to warn him when he is about to say his name backwards.
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Superman's Future Wife! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
In an enchanted cottage, Lois has visions of the future and learns that Superman will marry and father twins...but doesn't learn WHO Superman will marry!
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The Unknown Super-Deeds! (Table of Contents)

Superman; An Untold Story of Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Martha Kent; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Bored one summer afternoon, Superboy performs three seemingly insignificant super-feats, never knowing he performed them for three people who one day will be very important to him.
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The Bride of Bizarro! [Action Comics #255 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Bizarro; Bizarro-Lois Lane
Reprints:

The Bride of Bizarro! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Bizarro; Bizarro-Lois Lane; New Bizarro
Synopsis:
Bizarro keeps the real Superman from revealing to Lois that she has been proposed to by Bizarro's duplicate, whom he calls New Bizarro, with a kryptonite meteorite, but Lois realizes New Bizarro is not the true Man of Steel. But New Bizarro doesn't give up easily, and the duplicates fight each other. Bizarro seeks out Superman's help and destroys the kryptonite, turning it into a dust cloud which destroys New Bizarro. Bizarro resumes courting Lois, until Lois creates a duplicate of herself so that Bizarro can have his own Bizarro-Lois.
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Indexer Notes

Inking credit listed as "Unknown" on item; corrected by DC at http://www.dccomics.com/errata/?action=showcase. Story continues from previous Action Comics story, "The Battle with Bizarro!"

The Superman of the Future! [Action Comics #256 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane
Reprints:

The Superman of the Future (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Dirk Folgar [Agent X-3] (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman poses as the Future Superman, who has the power to predict the future, to smoke out Agent X-3 and prevent an attempt on the life of the President.
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[Superman's Other Life! [Superman #132 cover]] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kal-El [Superman]; Futuro
Reprints:

Superman's Other Life (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El]; Jor-El; Lara; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Zal-El; Xan-Du [Futuro]; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin show Superman what his life would have been like if Krypton had not exploded, where he has a younger brother, becomes the sidekick of Krypton's superhero Futuro, and becomes Superman when Futuro leaves Krypton to be with Lois Lane on Earth.
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Indexer Notes

3-part story, each chapter of which ends with a 2/3 page.

Clark Kent, the Reporter of Steel! [Action Comics #257 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor
Reprints:

The Reporter of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superman Robots; Lex Luthor (villain)
Synopsis:
Luthor creates a ray that gives super-powers and uses it on Clark Kent. But Clark convinces Luthor it also compels him to be super-generous, and Luthor destroys the device.
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Superman Joins the Army! [Superman #133 cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

The Super-Luck of Badge 77 (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Police Chief Smith; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Clark joins the police force for a story and lets Police Chief Smith believe that he is protected by the luck in badge #77 when he is actually using his super-abilities.
Reprints:

How Perry White Hired Clark Kent! (Table of Contents)

Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
In a flashback story, though Perry White tries to brush him off, Clark proves that he has what it takes to be a reporter at the Daily Planet.
Reprints:

Superman Joins the Army! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Captain Jonathan Grimes; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Captain Grimes insists that Superman should be drafted and treated like any other draftee.
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[Superman Logo] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 13.22 pages (report information)

Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Superman logo used as filler for the third-pages at the end of many sequences, which were originally used for promos or ads.

[Superman Volume 1] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
(various)
Inks:
(various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Teaser for this issue. Also small covers depicted for Showcase Presents Jonah Hex, Showcase Presents Justice League of America, Showcase Presents Metamorpho; and Showcase Presents Green Lantern.

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Blank Pages]
  3. 2. Showcase Presents Superman
    Superman
  4. 3. Table of Contents
  5. 4. The Super-Key to Fort Superman! [Action Comic #241 cover]
    Superman
  6. 5. The Super-Key to Fort Superman
    Superman
  7. 6. The Super-Sergeant! [Superman #122 cover]
    Superman
  8. 7. The Secret of the Space Souvenirs
    Superman
  9. 8. Superman in the White House
    Superman
  10. 9. The Super-Sergeant
    Superman
  11. 10. The Super-Duel in Space! [Action Comics #242 cover]
    Superman
  12. 11. The Super-Duel in Space
    Superman
  13. 12. The Girl of Steel! [Superman #123 cover]
    Superman
  14. 13. [The Girl of Steel]
    Superman
  15. 14. The Lady and the Lion! [Action Comics #243 cover]
    Superman
  16. 15. The Lady and the Lion
    Superman
  17. 16. The Black Knight's Super-Sword! [Superman #124 cover]
    Superman
  18. 17. The Super-Sword
    Superman
  19. 18. Mrs. Superman
    Superman
  20. 19. The Steeplejack of Steel
    Superman
  21. 20. Superman's Undersea Kingdom! [Action Comics #244 cover]
    Superman
  22. 21. The Super-Merman of the Sea
    Superman
  23. 22. The Shrinking Superman! [Action Comics #245 cover]
    Superman
  24. 23. The Shrinking Superman
    Superman
  25. 24. Superman's New Power! [Superman #125 cover]
    Superman
  26. 25. Lois Lane's Super-Dream
    Superman
  27. 26. Clark Kent's College Days
    Superman; Untold Tales of Superman
  28. 27. Superman's New Power!
    Superman
  29. 28. The Doom from Krypton! [Action Comics #246 cover]
    Superman
  30. 29. Krypton on Earth!
    Superman
  31. 30. The Return of Superman's Lost Parents! [Action Comics #247 cover]
    Superman
  32. 31. Superman's Lost Parents!
    Superman
  33. 32. Superman's Lost Identity! [Superman #126 cover]
    Superman
  34. 33. Superman's Hunt for Clark Kent!
    Superman
  35. 34. The Spell of the Shandu Clock
    Superman
  36. 35. The Two Faces of Superman!
    Superman
  37. 36. The Man No Prison Could Hold! [Action Comics #248 cover]
    Superman
  38. 37. The Man No Prison Could Hold!
    Superman
  39. 38. Titano! [Superman #127 cover]
    Superman
  40. 39. When There Was No Clark Kent!
    Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman
  41. 40. The Make-Believe Superman!
    Superman
  42. 41. Titano the Super-Ape!
    Superman
  43. 42. The Kryptonite Man! [Action Comics #249 cover]
    Superman
  44. 43. The Kryptonite Man!
    Superman
  45. 44. The Eye of Metropolis! [Action Comics #250 cover]
    Superman
  46. 45. The Eye of Metropolis!
    Superman
  47. 46. Superman Duels the Futuremen! [Superman #128 cover]
    Superman
  48. 47. Superman Versus the Futuremen
    Superman
  49. 48. The Sleeping Beauty from Krypton!
    Superman
  50. 49. The Oldest Man in Metropolis! [Action Comics #251 cover]
    Superman
  51. 50. The Oldest Man in Metropolis!
    Superman
  52. 51. The Ghost of Lois Lane! [Superman #129 cover]
    Superman
  53. 52. The Ghost of Lois Lane
    Superman
  54. 53. Clark Kent, Fireman of Steel!
    Superman
  55. 54. The Girl in Superman's Past!
    Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman
  56. 55. The Supergirl from Krypton! [Action Comics #252 cover]
    Superman
  57. 56. The Menace of Metallo!
    Superman
  58. 57. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  59. 58. The War between Jimmy Olsen and Superman! [Action Comics #253 cover]
    Superman
  60. 59. The War between Superman and Jimmy Olsen!
    Superman
  61. 60. The Town That Hated Superman! [Superman #130 cover]
    Superman
  62. 61. The Curse of Kryptonite!
    Superman
  63. 62. The Super-Servant of Crime
    Superman
  64. 63. The Town That Hated Superman!
    Superman
  65. 64. The Battle with Bizarro! [Action Comics #254 cover]
    Superman
  66. 65. The Battle with Bizarro!
    Superman
  67. 66. Superman's Future Wife! [Superman #131 cover]
    Superman
  68. 67. The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk!
    Superman
  69. 68. Superman's Future Wife!
    Superman
  70. 69. The Unknown Super-Deeds!
    Superman; An Untold Story of Superman
  71. 70. The Bride of Bizarro! [Action Comics #255 cover]
    Superman
  72. 71. The Bride of Bizarro!
    Superman
  73. 72. The Superman of the Future! [Action Comics #256 cover]
    Superman
  74. 73. The Superman of the Future
    Superman
  75. 74. [Superman's Other Life! [Superman #132 cover]]
    Superman
  76. 75. Superman's Other Life
    Superman
  77. 76. Clark Kent, the Reporter of Steel! [Action Comics #257 cover]
    Superman
  78. 77. The Reporter of Steel!
    Superman
  79. 78. Superman Joins the Army! [Superman #133 cover]
    Superman
  80. 79. The Super-Luck of Badge 77
    Superman
  81. 80. How Perry White Hired Clark Kent!
    Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman
  82. 81. Superman Joins the Army!
    Superman
  83. 82. [Superman Logo]
  84. 83. [Superman Volume 1]
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