(December 2000)

DC, 2000 Series
 
Price:
3.95 USD; 6.25 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC Comics Millennium Edition
Barcode:
76194122436700111
Editing:
Adam Phillps (collected edition); Nick J. Napolitano (associate, collected edition); Vin Sullivan (original 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 1939 edition of Superman #1: a house ad for Action Comics, 1/3 page fillers at the end of the third, fourth, and fifth story sequences; and ads from the inside front cover and inside back cover. Some sequences were moved, as noted below. Whitney Ellsworth is incorrectly attributed as the original series editor in this reprint.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

There is also a Chromium Edition of this comic that has a metallic foil cover instead of a regular cover, was limited to a press run of 7500 copies, and sold for 9.95 USD. The only content difference is the "Remembering the Millennium" feature isn't printed, and the back cover is replaced with a house ad for the Millennium Editions.

Superman #1 The Man of Steel's First Solo Flight (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Carlin
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

An overview of the context of this issue and the characters, stories, and credits, stating that this issue was the first time a new character had ever carried an entire issue on his own. Appears on inside of front and inside of back covers. This did not appear in the Chromium Edition of this book (just blank (metallic) pages; the indicia was moved to page 3).

[Two page origin of Superman] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Ma (Mary) Kent (introduction); Pa Kent (introduction)
Synopsis:
After the planet Krypton is blown up, a couple finds a baby in a rocket and adopt him. The young boy grows up to be Superman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

Indexer Notes

First version that mentions Krypton and foster parents. First line: "Just before the doomed planet, Krypton, exploded to fragments, a scientist placed his infant son within an experimental rocket-ship, launching it toward Earth!"

[Clark Kent Gets a Job] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (not named); Sims; Evelyn Curry; Bea Carroll (villain)
Synopsis:
Clark Kent applies for a job at the Daily Star, but is turned down until Superman stops a lynching and Clark phones in the story. Then Superman gets singer Bea Carroll to confess to the murder of Jack Kennedy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Redrawn sequence edited out of the story from Action #1 when it was recut from comic strip format to comic book format. Superman wears red boots. Story continues in next sequence. In this reprint, this untitled story (including the next sequence as one story) is given the title of "Superman -- Champion of the Oppressed!" First line: "Outer waiting-room of the Daily Star..."

[The Coming of Superman] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (intro, not named); Lois Lane (introduction); 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 D.C. 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

Continued in next story sequence. Superman wears blue boots in this story. First line: "A tireless figure races thru the night."

["An adventure a day keeps the bad guys away!"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Ad for Superman the Dailies 1939-1942.

[Superman: Lex2000] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor

[Revolution in San Monte] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Alex Greer (villain); Emil Norvell (villain); Lois Lane; Lola Cortez; George Taylor (cameo)
Synopsis:
Clark Kent and Lois Lane go to San Monte in South America to cover the war brewing. Superman proves the war is being fomented by munitions manufacturers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Clark apparently works for the [Cleveland] Evening News, as he sends pictures there. Superman wears blue boots. First line: "As they topple like a plummet to the street below, eighty stories distant, Greer shrieks insanely the entire length of the building!"

["He's the slyest, slippery-est, slinky-est super-hero of them all!"] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Plastic Man

Indexer Notes

Ad for the Plastic Man Archives.

Scientific Explanation of Superman's Amazing Strength--! (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
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

Indexer Notes

Adapted (not reprinted) from page 1 in Action Comics #1. In the original, this sequence came after the Supermen of America sequence.

Superman & Action Comics Invite You to Become a Charter Member of the Supermen of America (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Supermen of America fan club application. Illustration accompanying promo also used on the pinup on the back cover. In the original, this sequence came before the Scientific Explanation of Superman's Amazing Strength sequence.

[The Blakely Mine Disaster] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Elsa Maxwell; Stanislaw Kober; Thornton Blakely (villain)
Synopsis:
Clark investigates accidents in a shoddily run mine.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman appears in only one panel in this story, wearing blue boots. In this reprint, this untitled story is given the title of "Cave-In at the Blakely Mine!" First line: "A creaking of timber - an ominous rumble - and then, with a terrific crash, the Blakely coal mine caves in, entrapping a lone miner within its terrible confines!"

["They're magical! They're Mythological! They're Mighty!"] (Table of Contents)

Shazam; Wonder Woman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shazam [Billy Batson]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]

Indexer Notes

Ad for Shazam! Archives and Wonder Woman Archives.

[Superman Plays Football] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Coach Randall (villain); Tommy Burke; Mary; Wallace Dodd (cameo)
Synopsis:
Superman impersonates a football player to straighten out a fixed game.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Clark works for the Evening News in this story. Superman wears blue boots. In this reprint, this untitled story is given the title of "Superman -- Football Hero!" First line: "Exhilarated by the demon Speed, a drunken, irresponsible driver races faster -- faster still!"

Acquiring Super-Strength (Table of Contents)

Acquiring Super-Strength / activity / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

[Biff Dugan] (Table of Contents)

Superman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Biff Dugan (introduction, villain); Sergeant Blake
Synopsis:
After Superman eludes Sergeant Blake by changing to Clark Kent, Clark blackmails the detective into allowing him a jailhouse interview with Biff Dugan. When Dugan escapes, Clark switches to Superman and returns Dugan to his cell.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In the original, this sequence came after the Meet the Creators sequence. First line: "Smashed desks, overturned filing cabinets, strewn plaster, gaping holes in the walls, shining steel fixtures drooping in sad caricature of their former modernistic splendor, greeted the startled Detective Sergeant's eyes as he swung open the office door to the firm Harvey Brown, Patent Attorney."

[Boys and Girls: Meet the creators of the one and only Superman - America's Greatest Adventure Strip!] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent] (inset); Jerry Siegel (photo); Joe Shuster (photo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Has photos and bios of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. In the original, this sequence came before the Text Story sequence, and the opening paragraph was in red text instead of black text. First line: "Boys and Girls: Meet the creators of the one and only Superman - America's Greatest Adventure Strip!"

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?

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

Indexer Notes

This illustration was used for Supermen of America club. This did not appear in the Chromium Edition of this book (replaced with a house ad for DC Millennium Editions). On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman #1 The Man of Steel's First Solo Flight
    Remembering the Millennium
  3. 2. [Two page origin of Superman]
    Superman
  4. 3. [Clark Kent Gets a Job]
    Superman
  5. 4. [The Coming of Superman]
    Superman
  6. 5. ["An adventure a day keeps the bad guys away!"]
    Superman
  7. 6. [Superman: Lex2000]
    Superman
  8. 7. [Revolution in San Monte]
    Superman
  9. 8. ["He's the slyest, slippery-est, slinky-est super-hero of them all!"]
    Plastic Man
  10. 9. Scientific Explanation of Superman's Amazing Strength--!
    Superman
  11. 10. Superman & Action Comics Invite You to Become a Charter Member of the Supermen of America
  12. 11. [The Blakely Mine Disaster]
    Superman
  13. 12. ["They're magical! They're Mythological! They're Mighty!"]
    Shazam; Wonder Woman
  14. 13. [Superman Plays Football]
    Superman
  15. 14. Acquiring Super-Strength
    Acquiring Super-Strength
  16. 15. [Biff Dugan]
    Superman
  17. 16. [Boys and Girls: Meet the creators of the one and only Superman - America's Greatest Adventure Strip!]
  18. 17. [Back Cover]
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Allen Ross
  • Merlin Haas
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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