([October] 2005)

DC, 2005 Series
 
Volume:
?
Price:
19.99 USD; 26.99 CAD
Pages:
196
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
1401204570 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (Editor, Collected Edition); Vincent A. Sullivan (Editor, Original Series); Whitney Ellsworth (Editor, Original Series); Jack Schiff (Editor, Original Series); Mort Weisinger (Editor, Original Series)
Format:
Color; Standard Modern Age US; Squarebound; Trade Paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
David Tanguay
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
  • from ? [from a Supermen of America promo per Bob Greenberger via Bob Hughes]

Superman in the Forties (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Title page.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

When the World Needed a Champion, Superman Showed Us What One Looked Like (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Hughes
Pencils:
? (Superman carrying boy vignette); Ed Dobrotka (Toyman vignette); Wayne Boring (Superman punching vignette)
Inks:
? (Superman carrying boy vignette) ; George Roussos (Toyman vignette); Stan Kaye (Superman punching vignette)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Superman; Toyman

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a Toyman vignette from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #64, an image of Superman punching from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #58, and an image of Superman carrying a boy from an unidentified source.

Milestones (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (Action #1 & Superman #1); Jack Burnley (New York World's Fair #2); Henry Boltinoff (More Fun #104)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (Action #1 & Superman #1); Jack Burnley (New York World's Fair #2); Henry Boltinoff (More Fun #104)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; Typeset

Characters:
Superman; Robin; Batman; Superboy; Dover; Clover
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Introduction to this segment of the book which features such milestones as Superman's first appearance, his first origin, and the first appearance of a character named Supergirl.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Evelyn Curry; Lois Lane (last name not given); George Taylor (unnamed); Butch Matson; Senator Barrows; Alex Greer
Synopsis:
After a brief explanation of Superman's great abilities, Superman delivers a witness to the governor to stop an execution. Then Superman 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:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Alex Greer; Emil Norvell; Lois Lane; Lola Cortez; George Taylor (unnamed)
Synopsis:
Superman forces Alex Greer to give him the name of the munitions producer, Emil Norvell, behind the effort to draw the U.S. into war. Superman forces Norvell to board a ship for San Monte, on which Lois and Clark are also travelling. In San Monte Superman forces Norvell to change his mind about producing weapons and saves Lois from a firing squad after a stolen document is planted in her room.
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Lois Lane Loves Clark Kent (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
William Woolfolk
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Lois' doctor advises her to try to transfer her love for Superman to a normal human, but her attempt to fall in love with Clark fails.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Sergeant Blake; Biff Dugan
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:

The Origin of Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Jor-El; Lara; Lex Luthor (cameo); John Kent (per his tombstone); Mary Kent (per her tombstone)
Synopsis:
After a prologue which demonstrates Superman's amazing abilities, his origin is recounted. On the scientifically advanced planet of Krypton, Jor-El fails to convince the Council of Five that Krypton is doomed. As Krypton explodes, Jor-El and Lara send their son to Earth, where he is found and adopted by the elderly Kents. As Clark grows to maturity he manifests abilities far beyond that of mortal men. On his deathbed, his father urges Clark to become a powerful force for good as Superman.
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Superman Returns to Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Swami Riva [Dan Rivers]; Jor-El; Lara
Synopsis:
Superman tails Lois as she investigates Swami Riva. When the swami hexes Superman, he appears to weaken, and the swami begins to sell his ability to hex Superman to members of the underworld. Superman traces the gem in the swami's turban to a meteorite, then follows the path of the meteorite back in time and across space to the planet Krypton, which he surveys as a phantom. He learns how Jor-El failed to convince his people of their impending down and sent his son to Earth where he was adopted by the elderly Kents. Superman returns to the present and puts Swami Riva out of business.
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Superboy Meets Supergirl! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
William Woolfolk
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superboy [also as Clark Kent]; Queen Lucy [also as Lucy Regent]; Duke Norvello; Elena
Synopsis:
Queen Lucy of Borgonia enrolls in school in Smallville incognito, where her athletic ability and intelligence alienate her from all of the students except Clark Kent. When she helps Superboy stop some thieves, the mayor asks her to appear in a benefit with Superboy as Supergirl where Superboy makes it appear that she can perform the same sort of feats that he can. Lucy is kidnapped back to Borgonia by Duke Norvello who attempts to discredit her in the eyes of her people. Superboy arrives and reveals Duke Norvello's duplicity and Lucy takes her place as queen of her people.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inking ID from Bob Hughes; credited to John Sikela on item.

Opponents (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Ray (#43 & 47); John Sikela (#57); Wayne Boring (#112)
Inks:
Fred Ray (#43 & 47); John Sikela (#57); Stan Kaye (#112)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; The Prankster; Mr. Mxyztplk
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Introduction to this segment of the book which features the Superman's classic vilains from the 1940's.

[Superman Meets the Ultra-Humanite] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Paul Cassidy
Inks:
Paul Cassidy?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; City Inspector Hughes; Lyons; Ultra-Humanite
Synopsis:
While investigating the collapse of a subway tunnel Superman encounters the Ultra-Humanite, a bald, evil genius bent on world domination.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from table of contents. Art credited to "Joe Shuster, Paul Cassidy, and Paul J. Lauretta" on item.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; General Lupo; Lex Luthor (no first name given in this story)
Synopsis:
While on assignment with Lois Lane as Clark Kent, Superman investigates the conflict between Galonia and Toran and finds munitions manufacturer Luthor behind it. When Lois is kidnapped and taken to Luthor's colossal dirigible, Superman follows and puts an end to Luthor and the war.
Reprints:

The Terrible Toyman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; The Toyman
Synopsis:
The Toyman uses toys to commit two robberies. But after Superman foils his third robbery, The Toyman snatches Lois Lane and is about to kill her with poisonous dolls, when Superman discovers his hidden lair, frees Lois, and turns The Toyman over to the police.
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Journey into Ruin (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough
Inks:
Ira Yarbrough
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Wilbur Wolfingham; Gloria Partridge; Taylor Baldwin; John Armitage; ex-Senator Trent; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Wilbur Wolfingham plots to swindle several wealthy people by convincing them that he can put them in suspended animation for 25 years, then revive them in a fantastic future world with their youth intact. When Wolfingham knocks out his clients for what should only be a few hours, Superman intervenes and puts Wolfingham out too, then creates a fake Metropolis of the future, racked by poverty and despair. Superman explains to Wolfingham and his marks that because people did not strive to create a better world, it fell into ruin. When they see the error of their ways, Superman reveals his ruse.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from GCD index of original printing; inks credited to Stan Kaye on item.

The Mxyztplk-Susie Alliance! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyztplk; Susie; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Lois thinks Superman is making Susie's fibs come true again, but Susie is actually telling the truth about things Mr. Mxyztplk is doing. Superman prevents any real damage from Mr. Mxyztplk's tricks until he can get him to say his name backwards and return to his own dimension.
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The American Way (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring (Action #93 & 105); Fred Ray (Superman #18); Jack Burnley (Superman #24)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (Action #93 & 105); Fred Ray (Superman #18); Jack Burnley (Superman #24)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman; Santa Claus
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Introduction to this segment of the book which features Superman stories that reflect the American spirit.

America's Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Sam Citron
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Colonel McNab; Lieutenant-General Bullitt; General Armor; General Starrett
Synopsis:
Superman participates in war games, but proves that America's secret weapon is the courage of the common soldier.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Letters:
Joe Shuster?; Jack Burnley?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Superman fails his army physical when he reads the eye chart in the adjoining room.
Reprints:
  • from the Superman newpaper strip (February 16-19, 1942)

[How Superman Would End the War] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Adolf Hitler; Josef Stalin
Synopsis:
If Superman actually existed, he would snatch Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin and bring them to trial at the League of Nations.
Reprints:
  • from Look Magazine (February 27, 1940)

Indexer Notes

Title from table of contents.

The Superman Story! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Joey Crane; Jack Donovan; Mart Lane; Horace Mills
Synopsis:
Perry White assigns several reporters to follow a day in the life of Superman and compete for the best story. Young photographer Joey Crane asks to go along, but always remains a step behind Superman and the other reporters. But Joey wins the competition as he is able to capture the effect Superman's good deeds have on the people he helps.
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Christmas 'Round the World (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Pablo; Mai-Ling; Jon Bjornsen; Eric Bjornsen; Ed; George; Chief Kukulak; Li-Tan; Tashya Vatkoff; Sonya Vatkoff; Ivan Vatkoff; Boris Vatkoff; Hans Vroom; Juan
Synopsis:
As Superman reunites refugees with their families all over the world, he witnesses many different ways of celebrating Christmas.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman's attempt to help out a private with his mess duty backfires.
Reprints:
  • from Fort Meade Post (August 13, 1943)

Biographies (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin O'Hearn; Joe Desris; Jerry Bails
Letters:
Typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman in the Forties
    Superman
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. When the World Needed a Champion, Superman Showed Us What One Looked Like
  5. 4. Milestones
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  8. 7. Lois Lane Loves Clark Kent
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  10. 9. The Origin of Superman
    Superman
  11. 10. Superman Returns to Krypton
    Superman
  12. 11. Superboy Meets Supergirl!
    Superboy
  13. 12. Opponents
  14. 13. [Superman Meets the Ultra-Humanite]
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  16. 15. The Terrible Toyman
    Superman
  17. 16. Journey into Ruin
    Superman
  18. 17. The Mxyztplk-Susie Alliance!
    Superman
  19. 18. The American Way
  20. 19. America's Secret Weapon!
    Superman
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  22. 21. [How Superman Would End the War]
    Superman
  23. 22. The Superman Story!
    Superman
  24. 23. Christmas 'Round the World
    Superman
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  26. 25. Biographies
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