(February 2000)

DC, 2000 Series
 
Price:
3.95 USD; 6.25 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC Comics Millennium Edition
Barcode:
76194122339100111
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan (original editor); Dale Crain (collected edition editor); Michael Wright (collected edition assistant editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
one-shot

Issue Notes

This edition is missing the following from the original 1938 edition of Action Comics #1: a contest page from the inside front cover, an "Odds 'N' Ends" sports facts feature from the inside back cover, and an ad on the back cover. Cover and logo design by Glen Parsons.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Jack Adler

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
  • United States from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #1 (June 1938) [minus the price, and (like all reprints of this issue) flying rocks, one bead of sweat, and about an inch off the bottom of the cover]

Action Comics #1 Birth of the Super-Hero (Table of Contents)

Remembering the Millennium / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Greenberger
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

An overview of the context of this issue and the characters, stories, and credits, and the difficulties that Siegel and Shuster had in marketing Superman. Appears on inside front and inside back cover.

[One Page Origin of Superman] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Shuster

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (intro, brief origin)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton (not named)

Indexer Notes

This strip was originally prepared for newspaper publication, cut up and repaged. Black shading used.

[The Coming of Superman] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Shuster?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; George Taylor (intro, not named); Lois Lane (intro); Evelyn Curry; Bea Carroll (villain); Butch Matson (villain); Senator Barrows (villain); Alex Greer (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman delivers a witness to the governor to stop an execution, then stops a wife-beater. Later Superman, as Clark Kent goes out with Lois, but she earns the wrath of Butch Matson and Superman must save her. Finally, Clark is assigned a story on the South American republic of San Monte. He heads to Washington DC to find out who is behind Senator Barrows pushing legislation which will embroil the United States in a war in Europe by grabbing lobbyist Alex Greer and scaring the truth out of him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Star

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #2. Originally prepared for newspaper publication, cut up and repaged by Joe Shuster- not Harry Lampert as often claimed. Black shading used. Superman wears blue boots.

[The A-G Gang] (Table of Contents)

Chuck Dawson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Homer Fleming?
Pencils:
Homer Fleming
Inks:
Homer Fleming
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; western-frontier
Characters:
Charles "Chuck" Dawson (intro); Uncle Dan; Notch Logan; John Burwell; Trigger Holt; Butch; Blacky (Chuck's horse)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Black and white. Story continued in Action Comics (1938 series) #2.

The Mystery of the Freight Train Robberies (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Guardineer
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Guardineer ?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Zatara (intro); Tong (intro); Detective Brady (dies); Detective Brown; Captain Kennedy; Train Inspector Babcock; Monk; the Tigress (villain)
Reprints:

South Sea Strategy [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Capt. Frank Thomas
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bret Coleman; Cottonball; Samuel Newton; Aruba (boat)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continued in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #2.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Sticky-Mitt Stimson / filler / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Russell Cole?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Sticky-Mitt Stimson
Reprints:

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Marco Polo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sven Elven
Inks:
Sven Elven
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sven Elven?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Marco Polo; Signor Polo; Niku
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics #2.

[The Light Heavyweight Championship] (Table of Contents)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Guardineer ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pep Morgan; Sailor Sorenson; Pop Burkett; Doc Lowry; Boomerang; O'Rourke
Reprints:

[The International Jewel Thief] (Table of Contents)

Scoop Scanlon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Ely
Pencils:
Will Ely
Inks:
Will Ely
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Scoop Scanlon; Rusty; Arnold
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Black and white.

[Murder in England] (Table of Contents)

Tex Thomson / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tex Thomson (intro, later Mr. America [in #33], later Americommando [in #54]); Bobby; Sonja; Monk; Betty; Sergeant Smith
Reprints:

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Stardust / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as the Star-Gazer]
Pencils:
? [as the Star-Gazer]
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Facts about Fred Astaire; Constance Bennett; Charles Boyer; and Wheeler and Woolsey. Art MIGHT be by Sheldon Moldoff (per Craig Delich, July 16, 2006).

[L2] (Table of Contents)

L2; Levi's / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Colors:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad L2 clothes from Levi's, available at Kohl's, Mervyn's, Goody's, and Sears.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Action Comics #1 Birth of the Super-Hero
    Remembering the Millennium
  3. 2. [One Page Origin of Superman]
    Superman
  4. 3. [The Coming of Superman]
    Superman
  5. 4. [The A-G Gang]
    Chuck Dawson
  6. 5. The Mystery of the Freight Train Robberies
    Zatara
  7. 6. South Sea Strategy [Part 1]
  8. 7. [untitled]
    Sticky-Mitt Stimson
  9. 8. [untitled]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  10. 9. [The Light Heavyweight Championship]
    Pep Morgan
  11. 10. [The International Jewel Thief]
    Scoop Scanlon
  12. 11. [Murder in England]
    Tex Thomson
  13. 12. [untitled]
    Stardust
  14. 13. [L2]
    L2; Levi's
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • John Wells
  • Allen Ross
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Allen Ross