([April] 2006)

DC, 2006 Series
 
Price:
19.99 USD; 26.99 CAD
Pages:
196
On-sale date:
2006-04-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
1-4012-0952-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978140120952051999
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (senior editor - collected edition)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
squarebound; trade paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Byrne; ? (various)
Inks:
John Byrne; ? (various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

A figure of Superman by John Byrne from an unidentified source with small reproductions of covers featuring Superman as a background.

Superman in the Eighties (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Perez
Inks:
Brett Breeding
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Title page. Illustrated with a detail from the splash page from the story from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #644.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Includes an illustration of the Metropolis skyline.

[Publication Data] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents)

Superman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Ordway
Pencils:
Walt Simonson; Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; Gil Kane; George Perez; John Byrne
Inks:
Walt Simonson; Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; Gil Kane; George Perez; John Byrne
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a detail from the cover from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #291 and four covers (reproduced at 1/4 size).

In this book, Dick Giordano is given credit for the inks to the cover to Action Comics #546 and Jerry Ordway, Dick Giordano, and Arne Starr are given credit for the inks to the cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #7.

Pre-Crisis (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Ordway
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Walt Simonson; Eduardo Barreto; Dave Gibbons; Howard Chaykin (painting); Frank Miller
Inks:
Greg Theakston; Walt Simonson; Eduardo Barreto; Dave Gibbons; Howard Chaykin (painting); Frank Miller
Colors:
?; Howard Chaykin (painting)
Letters:
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Introduction to the first part of the book illustrated with 6 covers reproductions at 1/4 size.

The Miraculous Return of Jonathan Kent (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Job Number:
S-3328

Genre:
superhero
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The Secret World of Jonathan Kent (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
S-3334

Genre:
superhero
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If Superman Didn't Exist... (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
Tony Tollin
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
S-4329

Genre:
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Story dedicated to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

The Day the Earth Died! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Hannigan (plot); Paul Kupperberg (script)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Al Williamson
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Ed King

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Frank Jackson; Lori Lemaris; Ronal
Synopsis:
Superman contemplates disarming all the nuclear weapons on the Earth.
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Where No Superman Has Gone Before (Table of Contents)

Superman; The Spectre / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
S-3390

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Mongul (flashback); Warworld (flashback); Lois Lane (flashback); Jimmy Olsen (flashback); Steve Lombard (flashback); Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz] (flashback); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); The Grim Reaper
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Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils, and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Post-Crisis (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Ordway
Pencils:
Jerry Ordway; John Byrne; Ron Frenz; Kurt Schaffenberger; Dick Giordano; Curt Swan; Mike Mignola; George Perez
Inks:
Jerry Ordway; Walt Simonson; Brett Breeding; George Perez; John Beatty; Murphy Anderson; Mike Mignola; P. Craig Russell
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Introduction to the second part of the book illustrated with 6 cover reproductions at 1/4 size.

In this book, the Walt Simonson inks credit is missing for the cover of World of Krypton #1 and John Byrne is credited with the whole (pencils and inks) of Action Comics #600.

Homeward Bound! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Jerry Ordway
Inks:
Jerry Ordway
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman
Job Number:
G-3140

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Perry White; Cat Grant; Green Lantern Corps (cameo); Rampage (cameo); Dave; Fearsome Five [Gizmo [Mikron O'Jeneus]; Mammoth [Baran Flinders]; Shimmer [Selinda]; Deuce (also a member of The Circle); Charger (also a member of The Circle)]
Synopsis:
Clark is having a hard time reconciling his personal life with his private life. His Superman persona is interfering with his job and causes him to miss his parent's 49th wedding anniversary party.
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The Ghost of Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman; Martian Manhunter / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Keith Williams
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-3421

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Justice League [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Captain Maggie Sawyer; Dan Turpin; Silver Banshee; Lex Luthor
Synopsis:
Superman must fake his death in order to stop Silver Banshee.
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Indexer Notes

Final page of original story is not included here.

[Lois Lane] (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne (plot); Roger Stern (script)
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Jerry Ordway
Colors:
Petra Scotese
Letters:
Bill Oakley
Job Number:
G-3579

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Perry White; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Cholly; George Kozak
Synopsis:
Lois is upset that the papers are saying that Superman and Wonder Woman are dating. Clark, knowing the truth, shows up at Lois' to talk, but then disappears to answer his signal watch.
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Games People Play (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
John Beatty
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Maggie Sawyer; Sgt. Dan Turpin; Pearl; Sandra; Lex Luthor; Dr. Gretchen Kelley
Synopsis:
Lex threatens to reveal to the public that Maggie is a lesbian. Lex learns that he has kryptonite poisoning.
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Doppelganger (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Stern; George Perez
Pencils:
George Perez
Inks:
Brett Breeding
Colors:
Glenn Whitmore
Letters:
Bill Oakley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Matrix [as Superman; as Supergirl]; Kitty Faulkner [Rampage]; Starman [Will Payton]; Alvin Fitch
Synopsis:
Matrix attacks Superman, believing she is the one and only Superman and he is an imposter. Once things are resolved, Matrix leaves Earth.
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Superman and Beyond (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Ordway
Pencils:
Alex Nino; Jerry Ordway; Wayne Boring; Eduardo Barreto (painting); Kevin Maguire; George Perez; John Byrne
Inks:
Alex Nino; Jerry Ordway; Eduardo Barreto (painting); Al Gordon; George Perez; John Byrne
Colors:
?; Eduardo Barreto (painting)
Letters:
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Afterword illustrated with 6 cover reproductions at 1/4 size.

In this book, the Wayne Boring pencils credit is missing for the cover of Secret Origins #1.

Contributors (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Eighties... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Jerry Ordway
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

On the back cover. Illustrated with a detail from the Lois Lane story from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #600.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman in the Eighties
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. [Publication Data]
  5. 4. Introduction
    Superman
  6. 5. Pre-Crisis
    Superman
  7. 6. The Miraculous Return of Jonathan Kent
    Superman
  8. 7. The Secret World of Jonathan Kent
    Superman
  9. 8. If Superman Didn't Exist...
    Superman
  10. 9. The Day the Earth Died!
    Superman
  11. 10. Where No Superman Has Gone Before
    Superman; The Spectre
  12. 11. Post-Crisis
    Superman
  13. 12. Homeward Bound!
    Superman
  14. 13. The Ghost of Superman
    Superman; Martian Manhunter
  15. 14. [Lois Lane]
    Lois Lane
  16. 15. Games People Play
    Lex Luthor
  17. 16. Doppelganger
    Superman
  18. 17. Superman and Beyond
    Superman
  19. 18. Contributors
  20. 19. The Eighties...
    Superman
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