([October] 1989)

DC, 1989 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
39.95 USD; 49.95 CAD
Pages:
280
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Archive Editions
ISBN:
0-980289-47-1
Editing:
Mark Waid; Richard Bruning
Color:
Color
Binding:
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Color reconstruction by Bob Le Rose and Daniel Vozzo.
Black and White reconstruction by Pure Imagination.
Reprints Superman (DC, 1939 series) #1-4, some of which was reprinted there from earlier sources.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Superman illustration based on the cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #1.

Superman Archives Volume I (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster (illustration)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (illustration)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Title page.
Illustration from the back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Superman illustration from the cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #2.

[Superman #1] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan

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

Indexer Notes

no date- on sale May 1939

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the ad page from the inside front cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #1.

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the ad page from the inside back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #1.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

A small blue and white reproduction of the Superman figure from the front cover.

[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:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Krypton 1st named in comic book.

[Clark Kent Gets a Job] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
Joe Shuster

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Sims; Evelyn Curry; Bea Carroll
Reprints:

[The Coming of Superman] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
Joe Shuster ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Lois Lane; Evelyn Curry; Bea Carroll; Butch Matson; Senator Barrows; Alex Greer
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Star

Indexer Notes

continued in next story

["And so begins the startling adventures..."] (Table of Contents)

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad for the Superman strip appearing in Action Comics.

[Revolution in San Monte] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
Joe Shuster

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Lola Cortez; Alex Greer; Emil Norvell
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lois given last name, Clark works for the Evening News, Cleveland Oh

["Attention all American youth!"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Superman & Action Comics Invite You to Become a Charter Member of the Supermen of America (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (illustration)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (illustration
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Supermen of America fan club application. Illustration of Superman from the back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #1.

Scientific Explanation of Superman's Amazing Strength--! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
Joe Shuster ?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[The Blakely Mine Disaster] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
Joe Shuster

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Stanislaw Kober; Thornton Blakely
Reprints:

["Hey Fellers!"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / pages (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for membership in The Supermen of America.

[Superman Plays Football] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.75 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Tommy Burke; Mary; Oliver Stanley; Coach Randall
Reprints:

Acquiring Super-Strength (Table of Contents)

Acquiring Super-Strength / activity / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

[Boys and Girls: Meet the creators of the one and only Superman - America's Greatest Adventure Strip!] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (Superman illustration); ? (photos)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (Superman illustration); ? (photos)
Colors:
Bob LeRose; Daniel Vozzo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jerry Siegel; Joe Shuster
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Features photos and biographies of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the creators of Superman.

["Smashed desks, overturned filing cabinets,..."] (Table of Contents)

Superman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Sergeant Blake; Harvey Brown; Biff Dugan
Reprints:

["Follow the adventures of the one and only Superman in every issue of Action Comics!!] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Zatara; Tong; Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

House ad for Action Comics #14 (July 1939).

[Superman #2] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
Bob LeRose; Daniel Vozzo
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Vin Sullivan

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

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the ad page from the inside front cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #2.

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the ad page from the inside back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #2.

[Daisy Air Rifles] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

A small blue and white reproduction of the Superman figure from the front cover.

Superman the Man of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

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

[The Comeback of Larry Trent] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Larry Trent; Charlie Bennett; Jock Kane; Slugger Barnes; Tom Croy
Reprints:

Superman's Tips for Super Health (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

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

Superman at the World's Fair! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vin Sullivan (main cover); Fred Guardineer (cover head-views); Joe Shuster (Superman upper body)
Inks:
Vin Sullivan (main cover); Fred Guardineer (cover head-views); Joe Shuster (Superman upper body)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman; Zatara; Butch the Pup; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Gingersnap
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for New York World's Fair Comics.

Superman Champions Universal Peace! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Adolphus Runyan; Bartow; Lubane
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

George Taylor named for the first time.

[Supermen of America -- Action Comics] (Table of Contents)

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for the Supermen of America Club and all the details on how to join. Uses the ubiquitous Superman illustration from the back cover of Superman #1.

Superman and the Skyscrapers (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Pete Asconio; Nat Grayson; Butch Grogan
Reprints:

["Down the steps of Police Headquarters hurried 'Big Mike' Caputo,..."] (Table of Contents)

Superman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Big Mike Caputo; Sneer; Fink
Reprints:

Superman! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
Bob Le Rose; Daniel Vozzo
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Action Comics.

[Superman #3] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Editing:
Vin Sullivan

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Frankie Dennis
Reprints:

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the ad page from the inside front cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #3.

[Wilson Chem Co.] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the ad page from the inside back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #3.

[Daisy Air Rifles] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

A small blue and white reproduction of the Superman figure from the front cover.

Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character! (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)

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

[Superman and the Runaway] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Dennis Neville [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Frankie Dennis; Lyman
Reprints:
  • US from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #3 (Winter 1939-1940)
  • which is reprinted
    • from Superman daily (McClure syndicate, 1939 series) 1939.06.12 - 1939.07.22

The Greatest Contest in Comic Magazine History! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Announcement of a contest, open only to members of the Supermen of America club, whose details would be given in the January issue of Action Comics, on sale December 1st. These pages showed the prizes that would be offered to the winners in the contest.

[Superman and the Dam] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lois and Superman's 1st kiss

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Papp ?
Pencils:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes: 1) there is enough phosphorous in three old style kitchen matches to kill a person; 2) men once paid taxes on their beards; 3) gangster films were the reason the sales of men's caps had declined over the last ten years; 4) Humuhumunukunkuapuaa is the name given by natives to Hawaii's smallest fish; and 5) the water around an iceberg is warm.

Death By the Stars (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bert Lexington (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Emil Brandwan ; Sergeant Steve Hanley; Professor Louis Morton; Stephen Gregory; Jack Lowell; Robert Shelton
Reprints:

[Superman's Phoney Manager] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Jimmy Olsen (unnamed); Nick Williams
Synopsis:
Nick Williams claims to be Superman's manager and sells the commercial rights to his name.
Reprints:

Muscle-Training (Table of Contents)

Acquiring Super-Strength / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Attaining Super-Health: A Few Hints From Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Johnny; Larry
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational

Good Luck Charm (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Hugh Langley (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Tony Carrenzo; Lucky Malone; Rhani Kor
Reprints:

["Danger! Keep Away"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Shorty
Reprints:

[Superman and the Jewel Smugglers] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Jimmy Olsen (unnamed); Lew Frawley
Reprints:
  • US from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #3 (Winter 1939-1940)
  • which is reprinted
    • from Superman daily (McClure Syndicate, 1939 series) 1939.03.20 - 1939.04.01

Superman! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for Action Comics.

[Superman #4] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

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

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the ad page from the inside front cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #4.

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the ad page from the inside back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #4.

[Daisy Air Rifles] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

A small blue and white reproduction of the Superman figure from the front cover.

Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character! (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster; Paul Cassidy
Inks:
Joe Shuster; Paul Cassidy
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

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

[The Challenge of Luthor] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Professor Martinson; Lex Luthor
Synopsis:
Luthor challenges Superman to a duel, brains vs brawn.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Planet

Indexer Notes

Yellow S in shield on cape

["Tommy Blake, because of his frail physique..."] (Table of Contents)

Attaining Super Strength / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Tommy Blake
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational

["Oil Paintings for Sale"] (Table of Contents)

This Doggone World / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

From the 4 Corners / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff ?

Characters:
Bill Dickey; Paul Muni
Reprints:

[Luthor's Undersea City] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Lex Luthor
Synopsis:
Luthor raises a sunken city from the Pacific in order to loot its treasures.
Reprints:

Supermen of America (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Changer of Destiny (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Hugh Langley (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
Bob Le Rose; Daniel Vozzo
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
George Rankin
Reprints:

[The Economic Enemy] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Paul Dorgan; Barney Calhoun; Joe Curtis; Louie
Reprints:

Superman Says (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman recommends good reading.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Pencils:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Ed Barrett; Mrs. D. Beach
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational

Six Big Headline Features for the 'Big Six' Comic Magazines! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ultra-Man; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Flash [Jay Garrick]
Reprints:

Pioneer into the Unknown (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bert Lexington (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
James Rolland; Professor Greystroke; Bixby
Reprints:

[Terror in the Trucker's Union] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Carlson; Amy Carlson; Gus Snide; Nick; Pete
Reprints:

Superman Appears in Action Comics! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

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

Afterword (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia; Joe Shuster
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia; Joe Shuster; Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
  • US from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #1 (Summer 1939) [backcover; 1/4 page], #2 (Fall 1939) [backcover; 1/4 page], #3 (Winter 1939-1940) [backcover; 1/4 page], #4 (Spring 1940) [back cover; 1/4 page]

Indexer Notes

4 small repros of the covers of the issues included in this volume.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman Archives Volume I
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Foreword
  5. 4. [Superman #1]
    Superman
  6. 5. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  7. 6. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  8. 7. [Back Cover]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  10. 9. [Two page Origin of Superman]
    Superman
  11. 10. [Clark Kent Gets a Job]
    Superman
  12. 11. [The Coming of Superman]
    Superman
  13. 12. ["And so begins the startling adventures..."]
    Superman
  14. 13. [Revolution in San Monte]
    Superman
  15. 14. ["Attention all American youth!"]
  16. 15. Superman & Action Comics Invite You to Become a Charter Member of the Supermen of America
  17. 16. Scientific Explanation of Superman's Amazing Strength--!
    Superman
  18. 17. [The Blakely Mine Disaster]
    Superman
  19. 18. ["Hey Fellers!"]
  20. 19. [Superman Plays Football]
    Superman
  21. 20. Acquiring Super-Strength
    Acquiring Super-Strength
  22. 21. [Boys and Girls: Meet the creators of the one and only Superman - America's Greatest Adventure Strip!]
  23. 22. ["Smashed desks, overturned filing cabinets,..."]
    Superman
  24. 23. ["Follow the adventures of the one and only Superman in every issue of Action Comics!!]
  25. 24. [Superman #2]
    Superman
  26. 25. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  27. 26. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  28. 27. [Daisy Air Rifles]
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  30. 29. Superman the Man of Tomorrow!
    Superman
  31. 30. [The Comeback of Larry Trent]
    Superman
  32. 31. Superman's Tips for Super Health
    Superman
  33. 32. Superman at the World's Fair!
  34. 33. Superman Champions Universal Peace!
    Superman
  35. 34. [Supermen of America -- Action Comics]
    Superman
  36. 35. Superman and the Skyscrapers
    Superman
  37. 36. ["Down the steps of Police Headquarters hurried 'Big Mike' Caputo,..."]
    Superman
  38. 37. Superman!
    Superman
  39. 38. [Superman #3]
    Superman
  40. 39. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  41. 40. [Wilson Chem Co.]
  42. 41. [Daisy Air Rifles]
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  44. 43. Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character!
    Superman
  45. 44. [Superman and the Runaway]
    Superman
  46. 45. The Greatest Contest in Comic Magazine History!
  47. 46. [Superman and the Dam]
    Superman
  48. 47. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Facts
  49. 48. Death By the Stars
  50. 49. [Superman's Phoney Manager]
    Superman
  51. 50. Muscle-Training
    Acquiring Super-Strength
  52. 51. Attaining Super-Health: A Few Hints From Superman!
    Superman
  53. 52. Good Luck Charm
  54. 53. ["Danger! Keep Away"]
    Shorty
  55. 54. [Superman and the Jewel Smugglers]
    Superman
  56. 55. Superman!
  57. 56. [Superman #4]
    Superman
  58. 57. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  59. 58. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  60. 59. [Daisy Air Rifles]
  61. 60. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  62. 61. Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character!
    Superman
  63. 62. [The Challenge of Luthor]
    Superman
  64. 63. ["Tommy Blake, because of his frail physique..."]
    Attaining Super Strength
  65. 64. ["Oil Paintings for Sale"]
    This Doggone World
  66. 65. [no title indexed]
    From the 4 Corners
  67. 66. [Luthor's Undersea City]
    Superman
  68. 67. Supermen of America
  69. 68. Changer of Destiny
  70. 69. [The Economic Enemy]
    Superman
  71. 70. Superman Says
  72. 71. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Facts
  73. 72. Six Big Headline Features for the 'Big Six' Comic Magazines!
  74. 73. Pioneer into the Unknown
  75. 74. [Terror in the Trucker's Union]
    Superman
  76. 75. Superman Appears in Action Comics!
    Superman
  77. 76. Afterword
  78. 77. [Back Cover]
    Superman
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  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Steve Dasinger
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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