Superman #423 [Direct]
(September 1986)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan [as Swanderson] (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson [as Swanderson] (signed)
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bizarro; Prankster; Toyman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallos; Legion of Super-Heroes (obscured)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover art is an homage to the cover of Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1.
Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Superman in Superman (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
S-4826

Synopsis:
Recapping the Superman series from it's early days to this, the final issue.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers.

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Perez
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Todd Klein
Job Number:
S-4617

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane Elliot; Tim Crane; Jonathan Elliot; Jimmy Olsen; Bizarro; Lana Lang; Pete Ross (deceased); Prankster; Toyman [Winslow Schott]; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallo; Perry White; Alice White; Krypto; Kryptonite Man; Legion of Super-Heroes [Supergirl; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]]; Perry White; Alice White
Synopsis:
Tim Crane interviews Lois Lane Elliot about Superman’s final days on the 10th anniversary of his disappearance. Lois relates how Bizarro suddenly became murderous, then the Toyman and the Prankster attacked revealing Superman’s secret identity, and finally a group of Metallos attacked the Daily Planet. In response, Superman took his closest friends to the Fortress of Solitude for protection. As, Brainiac took over Luthor's body and recruited the Kryptonite Man, the Legion of Super-Heroes accompanied by Supergirl visited Superman and presented him with a statuette.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in ACTION COMICS #583. Script, pencils, and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (20 August 2007)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman in Superman
  3. 2. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
    Superman
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