([December] 2006)

DC, 2004 Series
Volume:
2
Price:
19.99 USD; 26.99 CAD
Pages:
196
On-sale date:
2006-12-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
1-4012-0956-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978140120956851999
Editing:
Anton Kawasaki (editor - collected edition)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
squarebound; trade paperback

Issue Notes

Interior color reconstruction by Jamison.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Ross (painted)
Inks:
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors:
Alex Ross (painted)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Volume Two (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Ross (painting)
Inks:
Alex Ross (painting)
Colors:
Alex Ross (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a portion of the same illustration of the cover, enlarged and cropped.

[Publication Data] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a detail from Superman (DC, 1987 series) #2.

Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert Greenberger
Letters:
typeset

The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Mr. Mxyztplk
Synopsis:
An imp from another dimension plagues Superman with practical jokes until he can make him say his name backwards.
Reprints:

Superman's Other Life, Part 1: Krypton Lives On (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Superman's Other Life, Part 2: Futuro, Super-Hero of Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Superman's Other Life, Part 3: The Superman of Two Worlds (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

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; Professor Galsworthy; Lyla Lerrol
Synopsis:
Superman accidentally travels through time and across space to Krypton, where he meets actress Lyla Lerrol and his parents.
Reprints:

Superman's Return to Krypton! 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; Lyla Lerrol; Jonathan Kent; Martha Clark; Snark McGill; Brainiac (cameo); Koko (cameo); Jor-El; Lara; Gregg Halliday; Robo (robot); Ken-Dal
Synopsis:
Superman romances Lyla and witnesses Jonathan Kent's proposal to Martha, while Brainiac shrinks and steals Kandor.
Reprints:

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; Jor-El; Lara; Lyla Lerrol
Synopsis:
Superman accidentally escapes Krypton, leaving behind Lyla.
Reprints:

The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! Part I: The Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton; Cary Bates (plot)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Brainiac II; Superman (flashback); Var-Don
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor escapes prison and discovers the existence of Brainiac.
Reprints:

The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! Part II: The Downfall of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton; Cary Bates (plot)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Tharla; Lexorians; Superman [Kal-El]
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor releases Brainiac from prison, re-programs him, and teams with him to shrink Superman.
Reprints:

The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! Part III: The Hour of Kandor's Vengeance! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton; Cary Bates (plot)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Superman [Kal-El]; Superman Emergency Squad; Tharla
Synopsis:
With the help of the Kandorians, Superman turns the tables on Luthor and Brainiac.
Reprints:

Superman Breaks Loose (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Professor Bolden; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Morgan Edge; Perry White; Sand Superman
Synopsis:
A scientific experiment turns all the kryptonite on Earth to iron, as Clark Kent moves from newspaper to television journalism.
Reprints:

The Legend from Earth Prime (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Frank Miller
Inks:
Frank Miller
Colors:
Lynn Varley
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Olsen; Dr. Noah Mandell
Synopsis:
In the future, Dr. Noah Mandell finds a copy of the Earth-Prime Superman TV show and discovers what Superman's secret identity was.
Reprints:

The Secret Revealed! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin; Keith Williams (backgrounds)
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-2906

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Amanda McCoy; Ms. Dunlop; Ms. Poole; Mr. Happersen; Dr. Kelley; Lex Luthor; Metallo; Mr. Jenner; Mr. Breen
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor uses every method available to him to learn the connection between Clark Kent and Superman, including drugging Ma and Pa Kent and torturing Lana Lang. The computer calculates that Clark Kent is Superman, which Lex feels is illogical, and so he has the computer data deleted and Amanda McCoy fired.
Reprints:

Life After Death! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Ordway
Pencils:
Tom Grummett
Inks:
Doug Hazlewood
Colors:
Glenn Whitmore
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lois Lane; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Gangbuster [Jose Delgado]; Kismet; Harry Kent (hallucination); Cat Grant; Peter; Vincent Edge; Ty; Jimmy Olsen; Ron Troupe; High-Pockets; Cindy; Clarice Day; Inspector Bill Henderson; Cleric (demon); Blaze [Angela Blaze]; Prankster [Oswald Loomis]
Synopsis:
After suffering a heart attack, Jonathan's spirit joins Clark's in the astral plane. Jonathan must get Clark to clear his head, or else he might end up in Blaze's domain... forever.
Reprints:

Pinup / Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Scott McDaniel
Inks:
Andy Owens
Colors:
Tanya Horie; Richard Horie
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

The Road to Ruin: Narrative Interruptus Tertiarus (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Rucka
Pencils:
Matthew Clark
Inks:
Andy Lanning
Colors:
Tanya Horie; Richard Horie
Letters:
Pat Brosseau

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lois Lane; Mister Mxyzptlk
Synopsis:
Mr. Mxyzptlk overhears Clark and Lois talking about a baby and decides to show them what it would be like if they had a child.
Reprints:

The Never-Ending Battle Continues! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Ross (painting)
Inks:
Alex Ross (painting)
Colors:
Alex Ross (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

On the back cover. Illustrated with a portion of the same illustration as the front cover, enlarged and cropped.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Volume Two
  3. 2. [Publication Data]
  4. 3. Contents
  5. 4. Introduction
  6. 5. The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk!
    Superman
  7. 6. Superman's Other Life, Part 1: Krypton Lives On
    Superman
  8. 7. Superman's Other Life, Part 2: Futuro, Super-Hero of Krypton
    Superman
  9. 8. Superman's Other Life, Part 3: The Superman of Two Worlds
    Superman
  10. 9. Superman's Return to Krypton! Part I: Superman Meets Jor-El and Lara Again!
    Superman
  11. 10. Superman's Return to Krypton! Part II: Superman's Kryptonian Romance!
    Superman
  12. 11. Superman's Return to Krypton! Part III: The Surprise of Fate!
    Superman
  13. 12. The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! Part I: The Deadly Duo!
    Superman
  14. 13. The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! Part II: The Downfall of Superman!
    Superman
  15. 14. The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! Part III: The Hour of Kandor's Vengeance!
    Superman
  16. 15. Superman Breaks Loose
    Superman
  17. 16. The Legend from Earth Prime
    Superman
  18. 17. The Secret Revealed!
    Superman
  19. 18. Life After Death!
    Superman
  20. 19. Pinup / Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
    Superman
  21. 20. The Road to Ruin: Narrative Interruptus Tertiarus
    Superman
  22. 21. The Never-Ending Battle Continues!
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