([August] 2005)

DC, 2003 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
19.99 USD; 26.99 CAD
Pages:
196
On-sale date:
2005-08-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
1-4012-0455-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978140120455651999; 76194124597300111
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (senior editor, collected edition)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Squarebound; Trade Paperback
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Ordway
Colors:
Tanya Horie; Richard Horie
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Rampage [Kitty Faulkner]; Krypto; Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El] (Pocket Universe); Brainiac 5; Chemo; Mammoth

Superman: The Man of Steel Volume Four (Table of Contents)

credits / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Erik Larson; Jerry Ordway
Inks:
Dick Giordano; Jerry Ordway; Karl Kesel
Colors:
Anthony Tollin; ?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

The title page is illustrated with an image of Superman taken from the last panel on page 9 of Adventures of Superman (DC, 1987 series) #431. The following two-page credits spread has two illustrations of Superman. The first (on the left-hand page) is taken from the cover of Adventures of Superman (DC, 1987 series) #430, and the second is from the second panel on page 12 of issue #431.

Superman or Superboy? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Erik Larson
Inks:
Bob Lewis
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

The introduction is illustrated by an image of Superman taken from the third panel of page 19 of Adventures of Superman (DC, 1987 series) #431. The text explains how the importance of Superboy to the Legion of Super-Heroes required a "fix" to make the Legion compatible with the post-Crisis Superman, who had never been a Superboy.

Rampage! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Karl Kesel
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Michael Carlin; Andrew Helfer
Job Number:
G-3136

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Rampage [Kitty Faulkner; aka Karen Lou Faulkner] (first appearance; origin); Lois Lane; Dr. Tom Moyers (first appearance); Captain Maggie Sawyer; Dan Turpin; Allie; Martin
Synopsis:
When an experiment explodes, Kitty Faulkner becomes Rampage.
Reprints:

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
Editing:
Mike Carlin; Andy Helfer
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.
Reprints:

Better Dying Through Chemistry (Table of Contents)

Superman; Metal Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Michael Carlin; Andrew Helfer

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Platinum [Tina]; Tin]; Lois Lane; Doc Magnus [Will Magus]; Mr. Lydecker; Negative Woman (flashback; cameo); Chemo
Synopsis:
When Clark Kent accidently falls in a vat of chemicals, a new Chemo is born.
Reprints:

A Twist in Time (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Greg LaRocque
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo; Arne Starr (ink assist)
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Karen Berger
Job Number:
G-3052

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Blok; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Lightning Lass; Mon-El [also as Bob Cobb]; Polar Boy; Sun Boy; Ultra Boy]; Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El] (Pocket Universe); Night Girl; Circadia Senius; Lana Lang (Pocket Universe); Pete Ross (Pocket Universe); Police Chief Parker (Pocket Universe); Martha Kent (Pocket Universe); Jonathan Kent (Pocket Universe); Mr. Jones (Pocket Universe); Time Trapper
Synopsis:
After Cosmic Boy learned that history had changed and Superman had never been Superboy, the Legion attempts to travel through time to confront the Time Trapper but instead end up in Superboy's time.
Reprints:

Future Shock! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Karl Kesel
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Michael Carlin; Andrew Helfer
Job Number:
G-3158

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Blok; Brainiac 5; Cosmic Boy (flashback); Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Lightning Lad (flashback); Mon-El [as Bob Cobb] (flashback); Saturn Girl (flashback); Sun Boy; Ultra Boy (flashback)]; Night Girl (flashback); Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El] (Pocket Universe); Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Pete Ross (Pocket Universe; flashback); Police Chief Parker (Pocket Universe; flashback); Time Trapper (flashback); Fatal Five (cameo); Legion of Super-Villains (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Legion meets a Superman who never lived life as Superboy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The 4 members of the Legion correspond to the members of the Fantastic Four: Sun Boy (Human Torch), Blok (Thing), Invisible Kid (Invisible Girl), and Brainiac 5 (Mr. Fantastic).

Past Imperfect (Table of Contents)

Superman; Superboy / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne (figure inks); Keith Williams (background inks)
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Michael Carlin; Andy Helfer
Job Number:
G-3228

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Blok; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid II [Jacques Foccart]; Sun Boy]; Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El] (Pocket Universe); Pete Ross (Pocket Universe); Martha Kent (Pocket Universe); Jonathan Kent (Pocket Universe); Krypto (Pocket Universe); Time Trapper
Synopsis:
Superman encounters the inhabitants of Superboy's Smallville and battles Superboy himself, while the Time Trapper explains how and why he created the Pocket Universe.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The existence of the pre-Crisis Superboy/Legion stories are reconciled with the current Superman continuity.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Solid black page

The Greatest Hero of Them All (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Greg LaRocque
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo; Arne Starr (ink assist)
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Karen Berger
Job Number:
G-3063

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Blok; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Cosmic Boy; Dawnstar; Dream Girl; Element Lad; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Lightning Lass; Magnetic Kid; Mon-El; Phantom Girl; Polar Boy; Quislet; Saturn Girl; Sensor Girl; Shadow Lass; Shrinking Violet; Sun Boy; Tellus; Timber Wolf; Ultra Boy; White Witch; Wildfire]; Night Girl; Superboy (Pocket Universe) (dies); Lana Lang (Pocket Universe); Pete Ross (Pocket Universe); Martha Kent (Pocket Universe); Jonathan Kent (Pocket Universe); Lightning Lad (cameo); Bouncing Boy (cameo); Duo Damsel (cameo); Star Boy (cameo); Matter-Eater Lad (cameo); Time Trapper
Synopsis:
The death of Superboy.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

solid black page

They Call Him-- Doctor Stratos (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Erik Larsen
Inks:
India Inc. [John Beatty (pages 21, 22); Dick Giordano (pages 9, 16); Karl Kesel (Pages 3, 7, 12, 13); Bob Lewis (pages 15, 19); Jerry Ordway (page 18); P. Craig Russell (pages 1, 2, 6, 8); Bob Smith (pages 10, 11, 14); Robert Ian (pages 4, 5); Bill Wray (page 17, 20)]
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman
Job Number:
G-3207

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lois Lane; Cat Grant; President Ronald Reagan; Nancy Reagan; Vice-President George Bush; Premier Mikhail Gorbachev; Eddie; Gopher; Dr. Stratos [Constantine] (first appearance); Emil Markos (dies); Marianne; Hodor; The McGuffin Mob (first appearance)
Synopsis:
Superman battle Dr. Stratos, a man who thinks he's a god, and who currently has control over the world's weather.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits acknowledge special thanks to Len Wein. Inking credits from the letters page of original issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Rampage [Kitty Faulkner]
Reprints:

Superman Versus the Legion of Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
John Byrne (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Blok; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Sun Boy]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #249.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jerry Ordway [as Da Ordster] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Ordway [as Da Ordster] (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Mammoth
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints:

["Chemo is Back!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
John Byrne (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Chemo (shaped like Superman); Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Platinum; Tin]
Reprints:

["Smallville isn't big enough for the both of us, Superman!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superboy (Pocket Universe); Legion of Super-Heroes [Bloc; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid II [Jacques Foccart]; Sun Boy]; Krypto
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Lightle (signed)
Inks:
Steve Lightle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy (Pocket Universe); Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Ultra Boy]; Night Girl
Reprints:

The Greatest Hero of Them All (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Inks:
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Colors:
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy (Pocket Universe); Legion of Super-Heroes
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers are blank.

Superman and Superboy? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Karl Kesel
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

The back cover contains text promoting the contents of this volume and is illustrated by art taken from the first panel of page 4 of Superman (DC, 1987 series) #8 and by small images of the first three volumes in this series.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman: The Man of Steel Volume Four
  3. 2. Superman or Superboy?
    Superman
  4. 3. Rampage!
    Superman
  5. 4. Homeward Bound!
    Superman
  6. 5. Better Dying Through Chemistry
    Superman; Metal Men
  7. 6. A Twist in Time
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. Future Shock!
    Superman
  9. 8. Past Imperfect
    Superman; Superboy
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. The Greatest Hero of Them All
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. They Call Him-- Doctor Stratos
    Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  15. 14. Superman Versus the Legion of Super-Heroes!
    Superman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  18. 17. ["Chemo is Back!"]
    Superman; Metal Men
  19. 18. ["Smallville isn't big enough for the both of us, Superman!"]
    Superman; Superboy
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  21. 20. The Greatest Hero of Them All
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
  23. 22. Superman and Superboy?
    Superman
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