([October] 1990)

DC, 1989 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
39.95 USD; 47.95 CAD
Pages:
280
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Archive Editions
ISBN:
0-930289-76-5 Search at WorldCat
Editing:
Dale Crain
Color:
Color
Binding:
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Selected stories bleached and reconstructed by Greg Theakston. Additional color removal by Rick Keene. Art reconstruction by Joseph Ruiz Design. Colored by Bob Le RoseJacket and text design by Alex J Studio.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Illustration of Superman from Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #6.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Ron Goulart
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Lauretta ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Superman #5] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Paul Lauretta ?
Colors:
?

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

[Johnson Smith and 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) #1. (It is supposed to be the inside front cover of Superman #5.)

[Announcing the New Superman Krypto Raygun] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the ad page from the inside back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #7. (It is supposed to be the inside back cover of Superman #5.)

[Be a Cowboy!] (Table of Contents)

Red Ryder / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the ad page from the back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #7. (It is supposed to be the back cover of Superman #5.)

[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 of Superman Archives (DC, 1989 series) #1.

[Superman, World's Greatest Adventure Character] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Wayne Boring
Colors:
?

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

The Slot Machine Racket (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Cassidy (pp. 1-8); Wayne Boring (pp. 9-13)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy (pp. 1-8); Paul Lauretta (pp. 9-13)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Jensen; Harde; Slug Kelly
Reprints:

Super Strength: Rules for Summer Living (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Dennis Neville ?
Inks:
Dennis Neville ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

["Well, Members, here we are again with another issue of Superman, chock-full of the exploits and adventures of The Man of Tomorrow,"] (Table of Contents)

Supermen of America / text article / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

[Campaign Against the Planet] (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:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Zachary Collum (introduction); Burt Mason (introduction); Representative Barnes; Alex Evell
Reprints:
Keywords:
Morning Pictorial

Power of the Press (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Shute (signed)
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Bill Harkness; The Great Gordon
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The text story is surrounded by a variety of ads for such things as Baby Ruth candy bars, roller skates and more.

[Luthor's Incense Menace] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Mr. Gregory; Borden Mosely; Lex Luthor
Synopsis:
Luthor enslaves business leaders and uses them to create a depression.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st telescopic x-ray vision, face changing power

[The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; \Sandman; Batman; Ultraman; Spectre; Flash
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

House ad promoting the characters starring in DC's top six magazines: Action, Adventure, Detective, All-American, More Fun and Flash Comics, with inset pictures of each.

Murder in the Wind (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Wallis (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Pert Blair; Clare Sanders; Doc Chalmers; Tom Larkin; Jared Greene
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Both pages are surrounded by a series of promotional ads including for fireworks by the Baltimore Fireworks Company and making your own records at home by the Home Recording Company.

["Yip! Yip!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab

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

["There! Let that be a lesson to you!"] (Table of Contents)

Jest Jokes / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Whitney Ellsworth
Inks:
Whitney Ellsworth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents)

Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

An ad for Superman on the radio, and has a listing of the stations broadcasting it.

["For thrills and adventure don't miss this first issue of All-Star Comics"] (Table of Contents)

All-Star Comics #1 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Sandman; Ultra-Man; Flash; Spectre
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for All-Star Comics #1 with covers and illustrations.

["Here It Is!"] (Table of Contents)

Batman #1 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for Batman #1 with cover.

[The Wonder Drug] (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); Shuster shop
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Morton Craig; Professor Carl Grinstead; Dr. Bren; Carlin; Nick Blake; Butch; Jimmy
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

three different S designs, page 5, page 8, page 9

["Superman and a raft of other headline adventure features..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster (spot illustration)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for Action Comics, starring Superman.

[Superman #6] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?

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

[Johnson Smith and 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) #2. (It is supposed to be the inside front cover of Superman #6.)

[Announcing the Sensational New Daisy 1000 Shot Red Ryder Carbine] (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 back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #5. In fact it's labeled number 5-IBC along the lower edge. (It is supposed to be the inside back cover of Superman #6.)

[Fireworks] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the ad page from the back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #5. (It is supposed to be the back cover of Superman #6.)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
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 of Superman Archives (DC, 1989 series) #1.

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

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?

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

[Lois Lane, Murderer] (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:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sergeant Casey; Scoop Carter; John Davis; Henry Davis; Burkley
Reprints:
Keywords:
Morning Pictorial

["Well, Members, now that we're all together again this month, let's talk about something that's on everyone's lips today: building up a reserve!"] (Table of Contents)

Supermen of America / text article / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Too Big for Marbles (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Shute (signed)
Pencils:
Don Komisarow [as K] (signed)
Inks:
Don Komisarow [as K] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Wally Brennan; Bill Trent; Bruno; Luigi
Reprints:

[The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Sandman; Batman; Green Lantern; Spectre; Flash
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

House ad promoting DC's top six comic magazines: Action, Adventure, Detective, All-American, More Fun and Flash Comics, with head views of the stars of each of the magazines. The bottom one third of the page is a B/W ad for Baby Ruth candy bars.

["I'm hungry enuff t' eat a bull dog..."] (Table of Contents)

Driftin' Dave / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Russel Cole

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dave
Reprints:

[Racketeer Terror in Gateston] (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:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Mr. Mason; Jim Tirrell; George Tirrell; Dick Daniels; Calvin Chalmers; Brute Bashby; Morton Twist
Reprints:

Super-Strength (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[For swell vacation reading, don't miss thee two!] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff; Sandman; Spectre; Flash; Ultra-Man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

House ad promoting All-Star Comics #1 and Mutt and Jeff's new issue, with cover.

[Up! Goes the popularity of this sensational adventure strip!] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Synopsis:
House ad promoting Batman #2 (on sale July 20th), with cover.
Reprints:

[Terror Stalks San Caluma] (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:
?
Letters:
?

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

The Strangest Case (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Don Komisarow [as K] (signed)
Inks:
Don Komisarow [as K] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Java Colt; Jason Dent; Ross
Reprints:

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents)

Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

An ad for Superman on the radio, and has a listing of the stations broadcasting it.

Sore Arm Puzzle! (Table of Contents)

Sports Close-Ups / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Burnley
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Reprints:

[The Construction Scam] (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:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Sergeant Clancy; Sam Goetz; Mr. Jackson; Mayor Hansen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Clark gives Lois a blood transfusion

[Superman in Action Comics] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

House ad promoting Superman appearing in Action Comics, on sale the 21st of every mnonth.

[Superman #7] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Wayne Boring
Colors:
?

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. (It is supposed to be the inside front cover of Superman #7.)

[Announcing the New Superman Krypto Raygun] (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) #7.

[I'll Help You Get a Daisy for Christmas] (Table of Contents)

Red Ryder / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the ad page from the inside back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #8. (It is supposed to be the back cover of Superman #7.)

[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 of Superman Archives (DC, 1989 series) #1.

Superman, World's Greatest Adventure Character (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?

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

[Metropolis's Most Savage Racketeers] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White (introduction); Sergeant Casey; Police Chief Watson; George Lash; Nick Norton; Mike Moran; Billings
Reprints:

"Greetings again, Members! This time I want to talk to you about Hitting the Line Hard--..." (Table of Contents)

Supermen of America / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman discusses the Supermen of America Club and its motto: Strength, Courage and Justice. A coupon is provided for readers to join if they wish.

["The Loudest Noise On Earth!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Papp (signed)
Pencils:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Facts presented include the musk odor of deer; chewing gum use among stone-age people; the loudest sound on Earth when the volcano, Krakatoa, exploded; and the fact that Chalchas laughed himself to death.

Superman is on the Radio! (Table of Contents)

Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

[Fine Prizes, Choose Yours Now!] (Table of Contents)

Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

An illustrated ad from the American Specialty Company.

Rinaldo's Revenge (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
G. B. Armbruster (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Rinaldo; Domenick; Pietro
Reprints:

[Superman Plus] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Superman; Clip Carson; Three Aces; Black Pirate; Tex Thompson; Zatara
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated house ad promoting the features offered each month in the pages of Action Comics.

[The Exploding Citizens] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jim Stanley; Kotzoff
Reprints:

["Listen to the Superman Radio Program..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Yellow Mask
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad promoting the Superman Radio Show and the new storyline, "The Return of the Yellow Mask." Also listed are the stations nationwide airing the broadcasts.

["Take that, you mutt"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab [as Schwab] (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Schwab [as Schwab] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Schwab [as Schwab] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty; Tiny; Fifi
Reprints:

[Superman's Cleanup Campaign] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Bert Runyan; Red Tyler; Ralph Dale; Nat Burly; Captain McDay
Reprints:

[Wilson Chem Co.] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ads for White Cloverine brand salve, and showing prizes like guitars, air rifles, watches, movie projectors, bicycles and more that are available in exchange for sales made.

[Here it is--Better than ever!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spectre; Green Lantern; Flash; Batman; Robin; Sandman; Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ads promoting the release of All-Star Quarterly #2, Superman #7, Detective #44, Action #29, and Batman #2, all with covers.

The Black Gang (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Kennedy; Jane Day; Peter Peeker; Frank Jordan
Reprints:

["It's fun! It's a frolic! ... and Good eating, too!"] (Table of Contents)

Baby Ruth and Butterfinger Candy bars / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Advertisement by the Curtiss Candy Company for its Treasure Hunt Contest #2, offering $100 in cash prizes to the winners after the contest closes on October 8, 1940. Full details and rules for the contest are provided along with an entry coupon.

[Superman #8] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?

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

[Johnson Smith and 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 with the indicia removed. (It is supposed to be the inside front cover of Superman #8.)

[Johnson Smith and 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 with the indicia removed. (It is supposed to be the inside back cover of Superman #8.)

I'll Help You Get a Daisy for Christmas (Table of Contents)

Red Ryder / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the ad page from the back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #8.

[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 of Superman Archives (DC, 1989 series) #1.

Superman, World's Greatest Adventure Character (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Wayne Boring
Colors:
?

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

[The Invading Giants] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Don Komisarow ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Governor Carlson; Lillian Carlson; Professor Zee (introduction, death); Doctor Cardos (introduction, death)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

yellow S on Cape

["Greetings again, Members! This time I want to talk to you on a subject that's go great importance these days--Loyalty."] (Table of Contents)

Supermen of America / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

The Editors [thru Superman] discuss the subject of Loyalty. There is a code message given in Code Mercury No. 1, a coupon for readers to join the Supermen of America Club, and a listing of the radio stations nationwide that air the Superman radio show.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Advertisements for stamps, telescopes, and toy trains.

["We're running a special this week"] (Table of Contents)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Lou Paige
Pencils:
Lou Paige [as Paige] (signed)
Inks:
Lou Paige [as Paige] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Lou Paige ?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

The Pueblo Indians (Table of Contents)

Nature News / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Information on the Pueblo Indians, rubber trees, Bison, and Hummingbirds.

[Fine Prizes, Choose Yours Now!] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

An illustrated ad from the American Specialty Company.

[The Fifth Column] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Wayne Boring [as Joe Schuster] (signed)
Inks:
Don Komisarow ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Frank Martin; Jeff Carlton; General Sagdorf (introduction); Eric Reibel (introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

uses x-ray vision and super hearing

Superman Licensed Products (Table of Contents)

Superman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

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

Indexer Notes

A page illustrating the different Superman-related products being made and sold nationwide by several companies. These products include: the Superman Krypto-Ray Gun, Superman moccasins, Superman sweat shirts, Superman shorts and shirts, Superman bubble gum and picture story cards, and Superman action toys.

[The Carnival Crooks] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Al; Chick; Jackel (introduction)
Reprints:

[Here they come again!] (Table of Contents)

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Add promoting Batman #3, which went on sale October 20th.

[Flames of death leaped upward!] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for Lionel trains.

Knotty Problem (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Carlisle (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Bob Varney; Druce; Rafael Vargos
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Page contains ads on both sides and bottom of pages.

["Here it is --All-Star no. 3---"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard (All-Star cover, surrounding JSA art & Flash cover); Bernard Baily (More Fun & Adventure covers); Sheldon Moldoff (All-American cover)
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard (All-Star cover, surrounding JSA art & Flash cover); Bernard Baily (More Fun & Adventure covers); Sheldon Moldoff (All-American cover)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Atom; Spectre; Hawkman; Green Lantern; Hourman; Doctor Fate; Sandman; Flash
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad promoting the release of All-Star Comics #3 and the new Justice Society of America. Besides the cover to this issue, the covers to Flash #12, All-American #21, More Fun #62 and Adventure #57 are shown.

["You can't speak to Sis, now. She's tied up!"] (Table of Contents)

SnapShots / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill (Signed)
Pencils:
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks:
Ray McGill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

[It's Free. This fascinating new book.] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for Chemcraft Outfits.

[Perrone and the Drug Gang] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sergeant Casey; Nate Grant; John Parrone (introduction); Brokenshire (introduction)
Reprints:

Training Counts In Building Scores (Table of Contents)

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Red Dawson (Tulane University Coach)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Baby Ruth is rich in pure Dextrose energy and is important to an athlete's dietary regimen.

[Superman Plus] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Black Pirate; Three Aces; Clip Carson; Zatara; Tex Thompson
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promotional house ad for the star features found in pages of Action Comics, published each month, in addition to Superman.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring; Joe Shuster; Fred Ray
Inks:
Paul Lauretta ?; Paul Cassidy; Wayne Boring; Fred Ray
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
  • United States from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #5 (Summer 1940) [back cover; 1/4 page], #6 (September-October 1940) [back cover; 1/4 page], #7 (November-December 1940) [back cover; 1/4 page], #8 (January-February 1941) [back cover; 1/4 page]

Indexer Notes

4 small covers of the issues included in this volume.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Foreword
  4. 3. [Superman #5]
    Superman
  5. 4. [Johnson Smith and Co.]
  6. 5. [Announcing the New Superman Krypto Raygun]
  7. 6. [Be a Cowboy!]
    Red Ryder
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  9. 8. [Superman, World's Greatest Adventure Character]
    Superman
  10. 9. The Slot Machine Racket
    Superman
  11. 10. Super Strength: Rules for Summer Living
    Superman
  12. 11. ["Well, Members, here we are again with another issue of Superman, chock-full of the exploits and adventures of The Man of Tomorrow,"]
    Supermen of America
  13. 12. [Campaign Against the Planet]
    Superman
  14. 13. Power of the Press
  15. 14. [Luthor's Incense Menace]
    Superman
  16. 15. [The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!]
  17. 16. Murder in the Wind
  18. 17. ["Yip! Yip!"]
    Shorty
  19. 18. ["There! Let that be a lesson to you!"]
    Jest Jokes
  20. 19. Superman Is on the Radio!
    Superman
  21. 20. ["For thrills and adventure don't miss this first issue of All-Star Comics"]
    All-Star Comics #1
  22. 21. ["Here It Is!"]
    Batman #1
  23. 22. [The Wonder Drug]
    Superman
  24. 23. ["Superman and a raft of other headline adventure features..."]
    Superman in Action Comics
  25. 24. [Superman #6]
    Superman
  26. 25. [Johnson Smith and Co.]
  27. 26. [Announcing the Sensational New Daisy 1000 Shot Red Ryder Carbine]
  28. 27. [Fireworks]
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  30. 29. [Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character!]
    Superman
  31. 30. [Lois Lane, Murderer]
    Superman
  32. 31. ["Well, Members, now that we're all together again this month, let's talk about something that's on everyone's lips today: building up a reserve!"]
    Supermen of America
  33. 32. Too Big for Marbles
  34. 33. [The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!]
  35. 34. ["I'm hungry enuff t' eat a bull dog..."]
    Driftin' Dave
  36. 35. [Racketeer Terror in Gateston]
    Superman
  37. 36. Super-Strength
    Superman
  38. 37. [For swell vacation reading, don't miss thee two!]
  39. 38. [Up! Goes the popularity of this sensational adventure strip!]
  40. 39. [Terror Stalks San Caluma]
    Superman
  41. 40. The Strangest Case
  42. 41. Superman Is on the Radio!
    Superman
  43. 42. Sore Arm Puzzle!
    Sports Close-Ups
  44. 43. [The Construction Scam]
    Superman
  45. 44. [Superman in Action Comics]
    Superman
  46. 45. [Superman #7]
    Superman
  47. 46. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  48. 47. [Announcing the New Superman Krypto Raygun]
  49. 48. [I'll Help You Get a Daisy for Christmas]
    Red Ryder
  50. 49. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  51. 50. Superman, World's Greatest Adventure Character
    Superman
  52. 51. [Metropolis's Most Savage Racketeers]
    Superman
  53. 52. "Greetings again, Members! This time I want to talk to you about Hitting the Line Hard--..."
    Supermen of America
  54. 53. ["The Loudest Noise On Earth!"]
    Fantastic Facts
  55. 54. Superman is on the Radio!
    Superman
  56. 55. [Fine Prizes, Choose Yours Now!]
    Superman
  57. 56. Rinaldo's Revenge
  58. 57. [Superman Plus]
  59. 58. [The Exploding Citizens]
    Superman
  60. 59. ["Listen to the Superman Radio Program..."]
    Superman Radio Program
  61. 60. ["Take that, you mutt"]
    Shorty
  62. 61. [Superman's Cleanup Campaign]
    Superman
  63. 62. [Wilson Chem Co.]
  64. 63. [Here it is--Better than ever!]
  65. 64. The Black Gang
    Superman
  66. 65. ["It's fun! It's a frolic! ... and Good eating, too!"]
    Baby Ruth and Butterfinger Candy bars
  67. 66. [Superman #8]
    Superman
  68. 67. [Johnson Smith and Co.]
  69. 68. [Johnson Smith and Co.]
  70. 69. I'll Help You Get a Daisy for Christmas
    Red Ryder
  71. 70. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  72. 71. Superman, World's Greatest Adventure Character
    Superman
  73. 72. [The Invading Giants]
    Superman
  74. 73. ["Greetings again, Members! This time I want to talk to you on a subject that's go great importance these days--Loyalty."]
    Supermen of America
  75. 74. [no title indexed]
  76. 75. ["We're running a special this week"]
    Laffs
  77. 76. The Pueblo Indians
    Nature News
  78. 77. [Fine Prizes, Choose Yours Now!]
  79. 78. [The Fifth Column]
    Superman
  80. 79. Superman Licensed Products
    Superman
  81. 80. [The Carnival Crooks]
    Superman
  82. 81. [Here they come again!]
    Batman
  83. 82. [Flames of death leaped upward!]
  84. 83. Knotty Problem
  85. 84. ["Here it is --All-Star no. 3---"]
  86. 85. ["You can't speak to Sis, now. She's tied up!"]
    SnapShots
  87. 86. [It's Free. This fascinating new book.]
  88. 87. [Perrone and the Drug Gang]
    Superman
  89. 88. Training Counts In Building Scores
    Baby Ruth
  90. 89. [Superman Plus]
  91. 90. [Back Cover]
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Katie
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes