(1981)

DC, 1981 Series
 
Price:
6.95 USD
Pages:
208
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
ISBN:
0-446-30-356-9 Search at WorldCat
Editing:
Laurie S. Sutton
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
8.5" x 11"
Binding:
Perfect Bound Softcover

Issue Notes

Subtitled "Time-Honored Classics" on cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

introduction

The Origin of Superman! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

The Origin of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (Layouts); Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (Editorial Advisor, original); E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor, original); Sol Harrison (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Superman's origin is retold.
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Superboy's First Duel with Luthor! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Lex Luthor
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Keywords:
kryptonite

How Luthor Met Superboy! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

How Luthor Met Superboy! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Kal-El, a.k.a. Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor (origin); Krypto; Jonathon [Pa] Kent; Martha [Ma] Kent; Lana Lang
Synopsis:
Young Lex and Superboy start out as friends, but after Superboy accidentally destroys Luthor's laboratory and accidentally causes Lex to lose his hair, Luthor vows revenge.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 4 & 5 are printed in reverse order.

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl
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The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, origin); Zor-El (introduction); Miss Hart (introduction)
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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Superman's Return to Krypton! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jor-El; Lara
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Indexer Notes

The art has been retouched, particularly Lara's face
and the building behind her.

Superman's Return to Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Superman Meets Jor-El and Lara Again [Superman's Return to Krypton! part 1] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jor-El (marriage, death); Lara (marriage, death); Superman [Kal-El]; Lyla Lerrol; Professor Galsworthy; Krypto's parents
Synopsis:
Superman accidentally travels through time and across space to Krypton, where he meets actress Lyla Lerrol and his parents.
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Superman's Kryptonian Romance [Superman's Return to Krypton! part 2] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El]; Lyla Lerrol (death); Jor-El; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Clark; Snark McGill (intro, villain); Brainiac (cameo); Gregg Halliday
Synopsis:
Superman romances Lyla and witnesses Jonathan Kent's
proposal to Martha, while Brainiac shrinks and steals Kandor.
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The Surprise of Fate! [Superman's Return to Krypton! part 3] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El]; Jor-El; Lara; Lyla Lerrol
Synopsis:
Superman accidentally escapes Krypton, leaving behind Lyla.
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Three Nights in the Fortress of Solitude! (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Three Nights in the Fortress of Solitude! (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [Kal-El]
Synopsis:
Lois spends three nights in the Fortress of Solitude.
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The Boy of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]
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The Boy of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

The Boy of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Jimmy Olsen believes that he has gained invulnerablity by eating space cherries.
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Brainiac and Luthor Team Up to Destroy Superman! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El]; Brainiac; Lex Luthor
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The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! (Table of Contents)

Superman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

The Deadly Duo! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 1] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates (Plot); Edmond Hamilton (Script)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Brainiac
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor escapes prison and discovers the existence of Brainiac.
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The Downfall of Superman! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 2] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates (Plot); Edmond Hamilton (Script)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Superman [Kal-El]; Tharla
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor releases Brainiac from prison, re-programs him, and teams with him to shrink Superman.
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The Hour of Kandor's Vengeance! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 3] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates (Plot); Edmond Hamilton (Script)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El]; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Superman Emergency Squad; Nor Kann
Synopsis:
With the help of the Kandorians, Superman turns the tables on Luthor and Brainiac.
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Who Took the Super Out of Superman? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Clark Kent
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Who Took the Super Out of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Who Took the Super Out of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates (Plot); Elliot S! Maggin (Script)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]; Xviar; Steve Lombard; Lois Lane; Mrs. Goldstein
Synopsis:
Superman finds himself powerless when out of his Superman costume.
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Clark Kent Forever -- Superman Never! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates (Plot); Elliot S! Maggin (Script)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]; Morgan Edge; Lois Lane; Steve Lombard; May Marigold; Gregory Reed
Synopsis:
Superman tries to live his life as Clark Kent only.
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Clark Kent, Get Out of My Life! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates (Plot); Elliot S! Maggin (Script)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Morgan Edge; Xviar; Steve Lombard; Solarman; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Superman tries to live his life only as Superman.
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The Double-Or-Nothing Life of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates (Plot); Elliot S! Maggin (Script)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]; Xviar; Steve Lombard; Lois Lane; Terra-Man; The Prankster; The Toyman; Mr. Mxyzptlk; The Parasite; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Amalak; The Kryptonite Man
Synopsis:
Superman must face several of his greatest foes, but it is part of Xviar's master plan.
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[Superman Shield] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Large version of the Superman "S" shield by itself.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Origin of Superman!
  4. 3. The Origin of Superman!
    Superman
  5. 4. Superboy's First Duel with Luthor!
    Superboy
  6. 5. How Luthor Met Superboy!
    Superboy
  7. 6. How Luthor Met Superboy!
    Superboy
  8. 7. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  9. 8. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  10. 9. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. Superman's Return to Krypton!
    Superman
  12. 11. Superman's Return to Krypton!
    Superman
  13. 12. Superman Meets Jor-El and Lara Again [Superman's Return to Krypton! part 1]
    Superman
  14. 13. Superman's Kryptonian Romance [Superman's Return to Krypton! part 2]
    Superman
  15. 14. The Surprise of Fate! [Superman's Return to Krypton! part 3]
    Superman
  16. 15. Three Nights in the Fortress of Solitude!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  17. 16. Three Nights in the Fortress of Solitude!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  18. 17. The Boy of Steel!
    Jimmy Olsen
  19. 18. The Boy of Steel!
    Jimmy Olsen
  20. 19. The Boy of Steel!
    Jimmy Olsen
  21. 20. Brainiac and Luthor Team Up to Destroy Superman!
    Superman
  22. 21. The Team of Luthor and Brainiac!
    Superman
  23. 22. The Deadly Duo! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 1]
    Superman
  24. 23. The Downfall of Superman! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 2]
    Superman
  25. 24. The Hour of Kandor's Vengeance! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 3]
    Superman
  26. 25. Who Took the Super Out of Superman?
    Superman
  27. 26. Who Took the Super Out of Superman!
    Superman
  28. 27. Who Took the Super Out of Superman!
    Superman
  29. 28. Clark Kent Forever -- Superman Never!
    Superman
  30. 29. Clark Kent, Get Out of My Life!
    Superman
  31. 30. The Double-Or-Nothing Life of Superman!
    Superman
  32. 31. [Superman Shield]
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