The Man of Steel #1 [Standard Cover]
(October 1986)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-weekly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Andrew Helfer
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
limited series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

This comic contains no ads.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

This cover depicts the explosion of Krypton.

[The Man of Steel] (Table of Contents)

Meanwhile... / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dick Giordano discusses the new direction for Superman.

Prologue: From Out the Green Dawn... (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-2725

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jor-El (post-Crisis intro); Lara (post-Crisis intro); Kelex (intro); Kelor; Kal-El (as baby, post-Crisis intro)
Synopsis:
Lara and Jor-El discuss their unborn son, and how Jor-El intends to protect him. As Krypton begins its final eruptions, Jor-El sends Kal-El to Earth.
Reprints:

Chapter One: The Secret (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent [Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent (post-Crisis intro); Martha Kent (post-Crisis intro); Lana Lang (post-Crisis intro)
Synopsis:
Clark Kent is now a star football player, helped by additional strength. But his foster father reveals that he is adopted and is an alien from another planet.
Reprints:

Chapter Two: The Exposure (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent [Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lois Lane (post-Crisis intro)
Synopsis:
After helping out secretly for years, Clark Kent is forced into doing his first public super-deed, saving the space-plane Constitution. In doing so, he has his first meeting with Lois Lane.
Reprints:

Epilogue: The Super-Hero (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis:
The Kents design and make a costume for Clark, and come up with a way for him to look different in both identities as he adopts his Superman identity.
Reprints:

Superman: A Personal View (Table of Contents)

Superman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-2472

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

John Byrne talks about his introduction to Superman.

Coming Every Two Weeks! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

On the back cover. Displays black and white versions of all six covers for this series, minus the cover text.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [The Man of Steel]
    Meanwhile...
  3. 2. Prologue: From Out the Green Dawn...
    Superman
  4. 3. Chapter One: The Secret
    Superman
  5. 4. Chapter Two: The Exposure
    Superman
  6. 5. Epilogue: The Super-Hero
    Superman
  7. 6. Superman: A Personal View
    Superman
  8. 7. Coming Every Two Weeks!
    Superman
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
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