([September] 1999)

DC, 1999 Series
 
Price:
19.95 USD; 31.00 CAD
Pages:
248
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [bullet]
ISBN:
1-56389-522-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
76194121741300111
Editing:
Dale Crain (Editor, Collected Edition); Michael Wright (Assistant Editor, Collected Edition); Mort Weisinger (Editor, Original Series); E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor, Original Series)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern age US
Binding:
softcover
Publishing Format:
collected edition

Issue Notes

Date listed is on sale date.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover uses only main figure from original cover. Al Plastino credited for cover inks in item. When asked in February 2009 by Bryan Stroud, Plastino said he was "pretty sure" the entire cover was inked by Stan Kaye, which agrees with the credit from the GCD index of the original printing.

[Blank Pages] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover are blank.

Superman in the Sixties (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman; Luma Lynai

Indexer Notes

Title page. The artwork consists of a single panel from the story in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #289, blown up, with a new background, and with Luma Lynai colored as if she were Supergirl.

[Dedication Page] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
  • from ? [illustration]

Indexer Notes

This volume dedicated to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mark Waid
Pencils:
Curt Swan (illustration)
Inks:
George Klein (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Supergirl; Krypto

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a detail from the splash page of "Part II: The Super-Comrades of All Time!" from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #156.

The Mythology (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
KC Carlson
Pencils:
Curt Swan (cover repros)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (Superman #141 cover repro); Sheldon Moldoff (Superman #146 cover repro); George Klein (Superman #187 cover repro)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; ? (cover repros)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lara; Jor-El
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Introduction to this section of the book. Inks for cover of Superman #141 credited to Wayne Boring in item; Stan Kaye credit from GCD index of original issue.

["Best wishes from your friend Superman"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; Wayne Boring
Inks:
?; Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Superman figure was taken from the cover of Superman (DC, 1939 series) #53, with a redrawn cape and new background.

The Story of Superman's Life! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Superboy; also as Superbaby]; Jor-El; Zor-El; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lex Luthor (cameo); Lana Lang; Krypto; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Superboy robot
Synopsis:
Recap of Superman's life beginning with his escape from the destruction of Krypton, through his adoption and raising by the Kents, his training and career as Superboy, up to his leaving Smallville for Metropolis and joining the Daily Planet after the deaths of his adoptive parents.
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Keywords:
green kryptonite; Krypton

Flag of Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / filler / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
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The Last Days of Ma and Pa Kent! (Table of Contents)

Superman; An Untold Story of Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Superboy]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Pegleg Morgan; Blackbeard; Lana Lang; Lex Luthor; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)
Synopsis:
On the anniversary of his adoptive parents' deaths, Superman recalls how he, as Superboy, sent his parents on a Caribbean cruise on which they contracted the fever plague that, despite his best efforts to cure them, led to their sad passing.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Phantom Zone

Superman's Return to Krypton! Part I: Superman Meets Jor-El and Lara Again! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

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

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

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

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El]; Jor-El; Lara; Lyla Lerrol
Synopsis:
Superman accidentally escapes Krypton, leaving behind Lyla.
Reprints:

Map of Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Credits from GCD index of original publication.

The Lair of Brainiac! (Table of Contents)

Superboy; An Untold Story of Superbaby / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent; also as Superbaby]; Brainiac; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Krypto (cameo); Tagor; Renlo; Koko; Jor-El (cameo); Lara (cameo)
Synopsis:
Brainiac kidnaps baby Kal-El intending to blackmail Jor-El into turning over one of his inventions, but under a yellow sun baby Kal-El gains super-powers and proves more than Brainiac can handle.
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Indexer Notes

Brainiac mentions that his home planet is Bryak, and that its population was wiped out by a plague. An editor's note says that Brainiac has a 200-year lifespan.

The Cast of Characters (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
KC Carlson
Pencils:
Curt Swan (cover repros)
Inks:
George Klein (Action #285 cover repro); Sheldon Moldoff (Action #309 cover repro); Stan Kaye (Superman #139 cover repro)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; ? (cover repros)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Lori Lemaris; Legion of Super-Heroes [Element Lad; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy]; Chief Parker; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Perry White; Lois Lane; John F. Kennedy [as Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Introduction to this section of the book. The cover repro for Action #285 is somewhat trimmed. Sheldon Moldoff credited for inking of the cover of Superman #139 in item; Kaye credit from GCD index of original publication.

Superman's Super-Courtship! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Cupid (cameo); Superman; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Helen of Troy; Rhondous; Patronius; Legion of Super-Heroes [Phantom Girl [also as Phantom Woman]; Cosmic Boy [as Cosmic Man]; Saturn Girl [also as Saturn Woman]; Lightning Lad [also as Lightning Man]; Chameleon Boy [as Chameleon Man]; Triplicate Girl [as Triplicate Woman]; Sun Boy [as Sun Man]]; Jor-El (in photo); Lara (in photo); Zor-El (in photo); Allura (in photo); Luma Lynai
Synopsis:
Supergirl tries to play matchmaker for her cousin Superman with Helen of Troy, Saturn Woman, and Luma Lynai of Staryl, but realizes she needs to leave Superman's love life up to fate.
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How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superbaby [Kal-El]; Krypto
Reprints:

The Last Days of Superman! Part I: Superman's Death Sentence! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superman Emergency Squad; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El (flashback); Tharb-El (flashback); Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Perry White; Supergirl; Krypto; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy]; Superman robots
Synopsis:
A Kryptonian artifact containing samples of Virus X crashes on Earth, and though Superman drives it deep underground with a huge boulder, he appears to have been exposed to the virus, which kills Kryptonians in 30 days.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flying newsroom; Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor

Part II: The Super-Comrades of All Time! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superman Emergency Squad; Legion of Super-Heroes [Bouncing Boy; Triplicate Girl; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid; Shrinking Violet]; Supergirl; Krypto; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lori Lemaris; Superman robots
Synopsis:
As Superman lies near death, Supergirl recruits Superman's allies to help perform all the great tasks Superman planned to do before he died to secure the safe future of Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flying newsroom; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Cosmic Boy is mistakenly referred to as Cosmic King in one panel.

Part III: Superman's Last Day of Life! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen; Superman Emergency Squad; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Shrinking Violet; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Bouncing Boy; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy]; Lois Lane; Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Lana Lang; Lyla Lerrol (flashback); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lori Lemaris; Krypto; Mon-El; Tharb-El; Superman robots
Synopsis:
After Superman says his final good-byes, Supergirl discovers that Superman was not exposed to Virus X, and Mon-El is finally able to make contact from the Phantom Zone to reveal the real cause of Superman's distress.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flying newsroom; Phantom Zone

Secrets of the Fortress of Solitude (Table of Contents)

Superman / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Guide to the following sequence. Re-typeset from original.

The Secrets of the Fortress of Solitude (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent] (statue); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (statue); Robin [Dick Grayson] (statue); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (statue); Linda Lee (statue); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Jonathan Kent (statue); Martha Kent (statue); Superboy (statue); Lois Lane (statue); Jimmy Olsen (statue); Perry White (statue)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Cut-away view of the Fortress of Solitude.

Lois Lane's Super-Daughter! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Linda Lee; Kara Zor-El]; Miss Hart; Mrs. Clayton; Clark Kent robot; Linda Lee robot
Synopsis:
In this imaginary story, after Superman reveals his secret identity to Lois, Lois and Clark marry, and Clark reveals that his Kryptonian cousin also resides on Earth. He suggests they adopt Linda, but the orphanage insists that Lois quit her job first. Though Lois feels left out as Superman and Supergirl go out on missions, she tries to make the best of the situation, until a series of misunderstandings causes the investigator from the orphanage to revoke the adoption.
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The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman Revenge Squad; Batman Revenge Squad ["Cash" Carew; "Barney the Blast"; The "Flamethrower"]; Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; James Gordon
Synopsis:
A group of thugs form the Batman Revenge Squad, getting the attention of the Superman Revenge Squad, who fear the Batman Revenge Squad will interfere with their plans to attack Superman during the upcoming annual contest where Superman pits his crime-fighting skills against Batman's.
Reprints:

Part II: To the Victor Comes Death! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman Revenge Squad; Batman Revenge Squad; Flash [Barry Allen]; Jim Gordon
Synopsis:
The Revenge Squads rig the trophies that Superman and Batman win in their contests so that they can kill the heroes by remote-control, but Robin and Jimmy discover the tampering and trace the activation signal back to the villains.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gold kryptonite

Classic Tales (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
KC Carlson
Pencils:
Curt Swan (cover repros)
Inks:
George Klein (Action #289 & Superman #164 cover repros); Stan Kaye (Superman #149 cover repro)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; ? (cover repros)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Luma Lynai; Supergirl; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Introduction to this section of the book. Cover inks for Superman #149 credited to Sheldon Moldoff in item; Kaye credit from GCD index of original printing.

The Impossible Mission! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Tad Lincoln; Lex Luthor; John Wilkes Booth
Synopsis:
Superboy travels to the past to prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but runs into the adult Lex Luthor who immobilizes Superboy with red kryptonite. When Luthor realizes he has prevented Superboy from saving Lincoln, he remorsefully flees the past in his time machine.
Reprints:
Keywords:
red kryptonite

Part I: The Showdown between Luthor and Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El (flashback)
Synopsis:
When Luthor escapes from jail, he challenges Superman to meet him in a fair fight without his super powers. The two head to a desert-like world where they brawl until Superman knocks out the villain. Luthor retaliates by using secret weapons hidden in his shirt pocket.
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Part II: The Super-Duel! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; Jor-El (hallucination); Lara (hallucination)
Synopsis:
While Superman struggles to survive, Luthor meets the few remaining inhabitants of the planet and becomes their hero when he reactivates their scientific machines and temporarily solves their water shortage problem. But Superman finds Luthor, defeats him in combat, and returns him to prison on Earth, after providing the people of the planet with sufficient water on which to survive.
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Indexer Notes

The planet is unnamed here, but its inhabitants will rename it Lexor in honor of their hero sometime after this story.

The Sweetheart Superman Forgot! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Jim White]; Sally Selwyn; Digby Selwyn; Hawkins; Bart Benson; Lori Lemaris; Aquaman (off-panel); Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Under the influence of a strange type of red kryptonite, Superman loses his powers and his memory. He wanders onto a farm, where he meets and romances Sally Selwyn, assuming the name Jim White. But Bart Benson wants Sally for himself and tries to sabotage "Jim" at every turn, eventually knocking "Jim" into a river. Saved by Aquaman and Lori Lemaris, Superman awakens recovered, but with no memory of his time as Jim White.
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Relevance (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
KC Carlson
Pencils:
Neal Adams (Action #358 & Superman #215 cover repros); Joe Kubert (Superman #216 cover repro)
Inks:
Neal Adams (Action #358 & Superman #215 cover repros); Joe Kubert (Superman #216 cover repro)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; ? (cover repros)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Introduction to this section of the book.

Superman's Mission for President Kennedy! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger; E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; President John F. Kennedy; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; John Glenn (cameo); Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Supergirl (cameo)
Synopsis:
Superman joins President Kennedy's campaign for physical fitness.
Reprints:

[Giant Superman Annual #1 ad] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Superbaby; also as Superboy]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Krypto; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Jor-El; Lana Lang; Lori Lemaris; Perry White
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

This is actually a promo for the facsimile edition reprint, but modeled on the original house ad, with only the prefix "Re-" added in front of "Presenting".

Lighthearted Fun (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Bizarro World; Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
KC Carlson
Pencils:
Curt Swan (Adventure #285 & 298 cover repros); Neal Adams (Jimmy Olsen #118 cover repro)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (Adventure #285 cover repro); George Klein (Adventure #298 cover repro); Neal Adams (Jimmy Olsen #118 cover repro)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; ? (cover repros)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bizarro; Superboy; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen; Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Introduction to this section of the book. Inking for Adventure covers credited to Sheldon Moldoff in item; Kaye and Klein credits from GCD indexes of original printings.

The Giant Turtle Man! (Table of Contents)

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lori Lemaris; Goxo
Synopsis:
Jimmy finds an enlarging ray-gun and accidentally fires it through a turtle, striking himself, turning him into a giant turtle-man. When Jimmy begins to collect tons of steel objects, dumping them in an island volcano, Superman is called out to stop him. But Lori Lemaris tells Superman that an Atlantean criminal created the ray-gun and controlled Jimmy telepathically as part of a plan to protect pirate treasure buried on the volcanic island. Superman restores Jimmy with Brainiac's shrinking ray and recovers the pirate loot.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

Inspired by the cover of the July 1940 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories.

The Halloween Pranks of the Bizarro Supermen! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Bizarro World / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Bizarro; Bizarro Lois, Bizarro-Krypto; Bizarro-Lana Lang; Bizarro-Kltpzyxm; Krypto; Bizarro-Luthor
Synopsis:
On Bizarro world, it's the adults who wear masks and play pranks on Halloween. But when Bizarro No. 1 plays cruel tricks on him, Bizarro-Krypto searches for a better companion.
Reprints:
Keywords:
blue kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Inking credited to George Klein on item; Forte credit from Bob Hughes. For Halloween, the Bizarros wear Mickey Mantle, Jerry Lewis, John F. Kennedy, and Marilyn Monroe masks.

The Romance of Superbaby and Baby Lois! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane (cameo)
Synopsis:
Lois receives a blow to the head that causes a temporary personality change. She ruthlessly blackmails Superman into marrying her, but her efforts are complicated when she uses a rejuvenation spray from Superman's Fortress of Solitude that makes her and Superman appear progressively younger.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude

Superman Around the World! (Table of Contents)

Superman / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Brainiac; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprints of foreign comic covers featuring Superman; from Italy, Sweden, Mexico, and Brazil.

Strange Transformations (Table of Contents)

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
KC Carlson
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein (Jimmy Olsen #81); Mike Esposito (Jimmy Olsen #116); Sheldon Moldoff (Lois Lane #27)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; ? (cover repros)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Lois Lane
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The text of this page is much briefer than the text of the section intro pages, so the cover repros are larger. But oddly, they are not reproduced in color, nor are full credits given for them in the Table of Contents.

The Bizarro Invasion of Earth! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Bizarro #1; Bizarros; Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
The Bizarro Supermen come to Earth and perform "good deeds."
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Also known as "The Great DC Contest!" The contest of this story is that the letters D and C only appeared once, at the bottom of page 3 as "CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE FOLLOWING". But the irony is in this reprint, DC eliminated that caption, while still challenging the reader to find the hidden letters!

The Red-Headed Beatle of 1,000 B.C.! (Table of Contents)

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Samson [Mighty Youth]; Kasmir; Ben-Robba; Delilah; Superman
Synopsis:
Jimmy is tricked by the villain Kasmir into piloting a Legion time bubble into the past for him. Once there, Kasmir turns on Jimmy, but he is rescued by Mighty Youth. Later Kasmir takes his revenge by framing Jimmy as a thief, and he is thrown in jail. Jimmy is released by Mighty Youth, who reveals himself as Samson. Kasmir follows Samson and Jimmy to Samson's fortress, but Samson once again saves Jimmy, just before Superman arrives to rescue Jimmy and return Kasmir to the 30th century.
Reprints:

Meet the Legion of Super-Pets! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Comet, the Super-Horse; Krypto; Beppo, the Super-Monkey; Streaky, the Super-Cat
Reprints:
  • from ?

Contributors (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Short biographies of the primary creators of the stories in this volume.

The Superman Family (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Key to the Superman Family portrait. Re-typeset from original.

The Superman Family (Table of Contents)

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?

Characters:
Superman; Krypto; Streaky; Comet, the Super-Horse; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Lighting Lad; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy]; Martha Kent (statue); Jonathan Kent (statue); Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Perry White; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Professor Potter; Bizarro No. 1; Lara (statue); Jor-El (statue); Beppo, the Super-monkey; Lori Lemaris
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The original was one page sideways; this reprint is enlarged to a two-page foldout, and is not sideways.

The Sixties... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger (Superman figure)
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger (Superman figure)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Teaser for the book with two illustrations, one of which (the Superman figure) is from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #20.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Blank Pages]
  3. 2. Superman in the Sixties
  4. 3. [Dedication Page]
    Superman
  5. 4. Table of Contents
  6. 5. Introduction
  7. 6. The Mythology
    Superman
  8. 7. ["Best wishes from your friend Superman"]
    Superman
  9. 8. The Story of Superman's Life!
    Superman
  10. 9. Flag of Krypton
    Superman
  11. 10. The Last Days of Ma and Pa Kent!
    Superman; An Untold Story of Superman
  12. 11. Superman's Return to Krypton! Part I: Superman Meets Jor-El and Lara Again!
    Superman
  13. 12. Part II: Superman's Kryptonian Romance
    Superman
  14. 13. Superman's Return to Krypton! Part III: The Surprise of Fate!
    Superman
  15. 14. Map of Krypton
    Superman
  16. 15. The Lair of Brainiac!
    Superboy; An Untold Story of Superbaby
  17. 16. The Cast of Characters
    Superman
  18. 17. Superman's Super-Courtship!
    Supergirl
  19. 18. How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
    Superman
  20. 19. The Last Days of Superman! Part I: Superman's Death Sentence!
    Superman
  21. 20. Part II: The Super-Comrades of All Time!
    Superman
  22. 21. Part III: Superman's Last Day of Life!
    Superman
  23. 22. Secrets of the Fortress of Solitude
    Superman
  24. 23. The Secrets of the Fortress of Solitude
    Superman
  25. 24. Lois Lane's Super-Daughter!
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  26. 25. The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  27. 26. Part II: To the Victor Comes Death!
    Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  28. 27. Classic Tales
    Superman
  29. 28. The Impossible Mission!
    Superboy
  30. 29. Part I: The Showdown between Luthor and Superman!
    Superman
  31. 30. Part II: The Super-Duel!
    Superman
  32. 31. The Sweetheart Superman Forgot!
    Superman
  33. 32. Relevance
    Superman
  34. 33. Superman's Mission for President Kennedy!
    Superman
  35. 34. [Giant Superman Annual #1 ad]
    Superman
  36. 35. Lighthearted Fun
    Tales of the Bizarro World; Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  37. 36. The Giant Turtle Man!
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  38. 37. The Halloween Pranks of the Bizarro Supermen!
    Tales of the Bizarro World
  39. 38. The Romance of Superbaby and Baby Lois!
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  40. 39. Superman Around the World!
    Superman
  41. 40. Strange Transformations
    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  42. 41. The Bizarro Invasion of Earth!
    Superman
  43. 42. The Red-Headed Beatle of 1,000 B.C.!
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  44. 43. Meet the Legion of Super-Pets!
    Superboy
  45. 44. Contributors
  46. 45. The Superman Family
  47. 46. The Superman Family
  48. 47. The Sixties...
    Superman
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