(1983)

Crown Publishers, 1983 Series
 
Price:
15.95 USD
Pages:
392
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Crown Publishers, Inc.
Brand:
Crown
ISBN:
0517551004 Search at WorldCat
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color:
color cover; color and black & white interior
Dimensions:
7.75" x 9.5"
Paper Stock:
white matte; some glossy
Binding:
hardcover with dust jacket
Publishing Format:
collected edition

Issue Notes

Small reproductions of various covers on front and back covers.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Superman figure)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (Superman figure)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Foreword (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jenette Kahn
Letters:
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?; Jack Adler ? (original colorist)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
automobiles

Indexer Notes

In color.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; Joe Shuster (logo design)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In color.

Superman in the 1930s (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster; Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Joe Shuster; Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Superman in the 1940s (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
  • US from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #4 (Spring 1940), #7 (November-December 1940), #12 (September-October 1941), #14 (January-February 1942), #17 (July-August 1942), #18 (September-October 1942), #19 (November-December 1942), #20 (January-February 1943), #22 (May-June 1943), #23 (July-August 1943), #25 (November-December 1943), #26 (January-February 1944), #29 (July-August 1944), #32 (January-February 1945), #38 (January-February 1946), #41 (July-August 1946), #45 (March-April 1947), #50 (January-February 1948)

[Two page origin of Superman] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Ma (Mary) Kent (introduction, death); Pa Kent (introduction, death)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

Indexer Notes

In color.

[Revolution in San Monte pt I] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[Revolution in San Monte pt II] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[Luthor's Earthquake Machine] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[The Sky Sub] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[The Machinations of The Light] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Leo Nowak
Inks:
Leo Nowak
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[Superman versus The Archer] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Leo Nowak
Inks:
Leo Nowak
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Al Wenzel
Inks:
George Roussos
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Man or Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Page 7 deleted. Original page numbering remains, 1-6 and 8-13.

Case of the Funny Paper Crimes (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka ?
Inks:
John Sikela
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Superman, Matinee Idol (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (pencil layouts); Ed Dobrotka (finished pencils)
Inks:
John Sikela
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cut: page 11 panel 3 and page 12 panel 2. On the splash page, the original Siegel & Shuster byline has been replaced with a circle stating "Our Very First Imaginary Story."

America's Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Sam Citron; John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster ?; Ira Yarbrough
Inks:
Ira Yarbrough
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Mr. Mxyztplk (introduction)
Reprints:

Lois Lane, Superwoman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
George Roussos
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The reprint is taken from a British reprint that had some changes, such as guineas instead of dollars.

The Battle of the Atoms! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
George Roussos
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White
Reprints:

Superman in the 1950s (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Superman in the 1960s (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Black Magic on Mars (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:
Keywords:
Martians

The Girls in Superman's Life! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Terrible Trio! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; Toyman; Prankster
Reprints:

The Girl in Superman's Past (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris (Introduction); Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Superman recalls his college romance with Lori Lemaris, a mermaid from sunken Atlantis.
Reprints:

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, origin); Zor-El (introduction, flashback); Miss Hart (introduction); Superboy (on a poster)
Synopsis:
Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.
Reprints:

The Super-Duel in Space (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Brainiac (Introduction); Lois Lane; Koko; Kimda; Martha Kent (cameo); Jonathan Kent (cameo)
Synopsis:
While on an experimental rocket, Clark and Lois encounter the alien Brainiac, who plans to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth and then use them to repopulate his planet. Superman gets inside Brainiac’s ship when the villain snatches Metropolis and there finds a bottle with the Kryptonian city of Kandor. He enters the bottle and with the help of a scientist there restores the cities of Earth while Brainiac lies in suspended animation for his trip home. Because there is not enough power to restore Kandor, Superman places the city in his Fortress, as Brainiac rockets away empty-handed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Indexer Notes

First Kandor (bottle city).

How Luthor Met Superboy! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Kal-El, a.k.a. Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor (origin); Krypto; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang
Synopsis:
Young Lex and Superboy start out as friends, but after Superboy accidentally destroys Luthor's laboratory and accidentally causes Lex to lose his hair, Luthor vows revenge.
Reprints:

The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Lexor.

Superman in the 1970s (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Superman in the 1970s (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

The Origin of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell; Carmine Infantino (plot)
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (Layouts); Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (Editorial Advisor, original); E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor, original); Sol Harrison (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El, aka Clark Kent] (origin); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Superman's origin is retold.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Infantino plot credit is dubious. This origin is based strongly on the corresponding story in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #53 (1948).

In color; the story was originally printed in black and white, with shading. The art on all pages was extended on the edges (not by the original artists) to widen them for reprinting in Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-31 (1974); that's why many captions are not left-aligned.

The Pied Piper of Steel (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Letters:
?
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Morgan Edge; Cy Harkin
Reprints:

Superman, You're Dead...Dead...Dead (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Letters:
?
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; George Custer
Reprints:

Superman in the 1980s (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #322; from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #323; from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #340; from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #344; from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #363; from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #508

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
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

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
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Foreword
  3. 2. Introduction
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  6. 5. Superman in the 1930s
    Superman
  7. 6. Superman in the 1940s
    Superman
  8. 7. [Two page origin of Superman]
    Superman
  9. 8. [Revolution in San Monte pt I]
    Superman
  10. 9. [Revolution in San Monte pt II]
    Superman
  11. 10. [Luthor's Earthquake Machine]
    Superman
  12. 11. [The Sky Sub]
    Superman
  13. 12. [The Machinations of The Light]
    Superman
  14. 13. [Superman versus The Archer]
    Superman
  15. 14. How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane
    Superboy
  16. 15. Man or Superman
    Superman
  17. 16. Case of the Funny Paper Crimes
    Superman
  18. 17. Superman, Matinee Idol
    Superman
  19. 18. America's Secret Weapon!
    Superman
  20. 19. The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk!
    Superman
  21. 20. Lois Lane, Superwoman!
    Superman
  22. 21. The Battle of the Atoms!
    Superman
  23. 22. Superman in the 1950s
    Superman
  24. 23. Superman in the 1960s
    Superman
  25. 24. Black Magic on Mars
    Superman
  26. 25. The Girls in Superman's Life!
    Superman
  27. 26. The Terrible Trio!
    Superman
  28. 27. The Girl in Superman's Past
    Superman
  29. 28. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  30. 29. The Super-Duel in Space
    Superman
  31. 30. How Luthor Met Superboy!
    Superboy
  32. 31. The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman
    Superman
  33. 32. Superman in the 1970s
    Superman
  34. 33. Superman in the 1970s
    Superman
  35. 34. The Origin of Superman!
    Superman
  36. 35. The Pied Piper of Steel
    Superman
  37. 36. Superman, You're Dead...Dead...Dead
    Superman
  38. 37. Superman in the 1980s
    Superman
  39. 38. The Miraculous Return of Jonathan Kent
    Superman
  40. 39. The Secret World of Jonathan Kent
    Superman
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