([December] 2008)

DC, 2008 Series
 
Price:
19.99 USD; 22.99 CAD
Pages:
196
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?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Bob Joy
Format:
Color; Standard Modern Age US; Squarebound; Trade Paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carlos Pacheco (signed)
Inks:
Jesus Merino (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jaxon the Mighty; Abraham Lincoln; Lois Lane; Jor-El; Lara; Muto

Indexer Notes

Cover credited only to Pacheco on item, but signed by Pacheco & Merino on cover and credited to the duo on the DC website. Cover includes small reproductions of panels from the stories included in the volume.

Superman: Past and Future (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan; John Sikela
Inks:
George Klein; John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superman (the father of Klar Ken T5477)

Indexer Notes

Frontispiece. Illustrated with panels from the stories from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #338 and Superman (DC, 1939 series) #48.

Superman: Past and Future (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Pollard; George Papp; Curt Swan; Al Plastino
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo; George Papp; George Klein; Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Superman; Superboy; Superman (the father of Klar Ken T5477)

Indexer Notes

Title page. Illustrated with panels from DC Comics Presents Annual (DC, 1982 series) #2, Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #85, Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #338, and Superman (DC, 1939 series) #300.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a panel from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #300.

The Impossible Mission! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Tad Lincoln; Lex Luthor; John Wilkes Booth; red kryptonite
Synopsis:
Superboy travels to the past to prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but runs into the adult Lex Luthor who immobilizes Superboy with red kryptonite. When Luthor realizes he has prevented Superboy from saving Lincoln, he remorsefully flees the past in his time machine.
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Autograph, Please! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (Original Editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Johnny Terrill; Alexander Breckenridge III; Dr. Mason; Sharpley; Mugsy; George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; Julius Caesar; Napoleon Bonaparte; Harry S. Truman; General Dwight D. Eisenhower; Walter Winchell; Danny Kaye; Eddie Kantor; Ray Milland; Marguerite Chapman; Leonardo Da Vinci; Rembrandt van Rijn; Robert Fulton; Sir Isaac Newton; Benjamin Franklin; Alexander Graham Bell
Synopsis:
When the Daily Planet mounts an autograph contest, Superman helps Johnny Terrill collect signatures from around the globe and across time to give him the confidence to walk again. But Johnny has to compete against a young heir and his crooked bodyguards, who actually want to collect signatures so they can later forge checks. When Lois and the heir discover the bodyguards’ plans, Superman comes to their rescue, and then supplies Johnny with the winning autograph.
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Indexer Notes

Story by-lined “by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.”

Rip Van Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (Original Editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Drago
Synopsis:
After over-exerting himself, Superman falls into a coma and awakens 1,000 years in the future. There he foils the plans of renegade scientist Drago and teaches the people of the future the folly of letting machines rule over them. As thanks, they use an experimental time travel machine to send him back to his own day, where he awakens from his coma.
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Indexer Notes

The story makes no logical sense, as Superman awakens from his coma after a week AND sleeps for a thousand years.

Superman Under the Red Sun! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13.667 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Al Platino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; The Superman Revenge Squad; Mr. Mxyzptlk robot; Perry White robot; Jimmy Olsen robot; Supergirl robot; Lex Luthor robot; Lois Lane robots; Martha Kent (memory); Jonathan Kent (memory); Lana Lang (memory); Chief Parker (memory); Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Red Kryptonite
Synopsis:
The Superman Revenge Squad tricks Superman into following them into the far future where the sun has turned red and Superman loses his powers. Superman crosses the barren and strange future world to reach the Fortress of Solitude where he finds the means to return home.
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Jimmy’s D-Day Adventure! (Table of Contents)

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8.667 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Adolf Hitler; General Dwight D. Eisenhower; Hermann Goering; Lotte Lutz
Synopsis:
After Jimmy sees film of a look-alike Nazi officer standing with Adolf Hitler, he takes a time travel device of Professor Potter’s and joins the allied forces at D-Day. Accidentally infiltrating the Nazis, he uses his knowledge of the war to rise within the ranks, eventually posing for the newsreel footage he saw, before returning to the present.
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit from GCD index of the original printing.

Lois Lane’s Romance with Jor-El (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane [also as Lo-Ane]; Jor-El; Lara; Superman [also as baby Kal-El]; Jax-Ur (unidentified); Marok; Zan-Ar; Ran-Zo; Prof. Gordon; Jimmy Olsen; Brainiac; Phantom Zone
Synopsis:
Lois travels across space and back in time to prevent Krypton from exploding and becomes Lara’s rival for Jor-El’s affections.
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit from GCD index of original printing.

The Superman of 2965! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Superman [Clark Kent] (in video); Jay Senohl; Than Quor; PW-5598 (a computer); Jay L-3388 (unnamed); Lyra 3916 (intro); Muto (in photo); green kryptonite
Synopsis:
In the year 2965, Klar Ken T5477 takes over the role of Superman from his father, a role passed from father to son since the original Superman 1,000 years before. Like his ancestor, Klar works in the news business, but unlike his ancestor he is immune to the effects of kryptonite, and paralyzed by seawater, which has been irradiated by a past atomic war. Assigned to track down the story on Muto, last seen on Neptune, Klar says good-bye to his co-worker and girlfriend Lyra 3916, who likes Klar, but dislikes Superman.
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Muto – Monarch of Menace! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Muto; Lyra 3916; PW-5598; Lex Luthor (in video), Superman [Clark Kent] (in video); Lois Lane (in video); Superman the 5th (in video); Vyldan (in video); Jay L-3388; Superman the 4th (flashback); Superman the 7th [Kanton K-73] (flashback); Yann; Thargo; Von-Don
Synopsis:
Superman tracks Muto to sector Z-44, where the villain springs a series of traps on the hero, finally luring him into saving a trio of android children in the path of a wave of paralyzing toxic seawater.
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Muto Versus the Man of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Muto; Lyra 3916; Jay L-3388; PW-5598
Synopsis:
Using his heat vision, Superman reprograms the android children so they save him from the paralyzing seawater. Later, back on Earth, Muto challenges Superman again, but Superman creates a super-electric discharge to open a space-warp to Muto’s dimension and the villain is drawn home.
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The Danger of the Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (Original Assistant Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Batman [Bron Wayn E7705]; Joker (of 2967); Muto; Batman VI (flashback); Superman VI (flashback); Batman XV (flashback); Superman XV (flashback); Batman XIX (flashback)
Synopsis:
When Muto teams with the Joker of 2967 to battle Superman, the last descendant of Batman takes up the cape and cowl to help Superman and get revenge against the Joker, who's father killed his father.
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Indexer Notes

Story incorrectly credited to Edmond Hamilton on item. The story refers to Superboy (not Superman) recently trapping Muto in his home dimension. In this story, exposure to seawater weakens Superman like kryptonite, rather than paralyzing him as previously.

Costume, Costume—Who’s Got the Costume? (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Green Lantern [Xenofobe; also as Father Time]; Jimmy Olsen; Josh Coyle; Lois Lane; Jaxon the Mighty; Legion of Super-Heroes [Mon-El; Duo Damsel; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Element Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy]; Time Trapper (behind the scenes); Madame Olga; Fortress of Solitude
Synopsis:
Father Time steals Superman’s costume and Superman follows it to 2975, a future unlike the future he knows, an “Earth after disaster.” There, Superman meets Jaxon, who wears his costume and the two battle until they end up back in 1975. Father Time arrives and reveals that he is a Green Lantern from the 30th century. He explains that the Time Trapper eliminated all the other possible timelines, leaving only the one in which civilization is destroyed by a Great Disaster, so he pitted Superman against Jaxon so that the energy their fight generated could restore all of the possible futures.
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Indexer Notes

The Green Lanterns’ battle with the Time Trapper must have been earlier than contemporaneous Legion stories, as Duo Damsel (retired) and Invisible Kid (deceased) are shown as active members. This story was part of a larger attempt by DC to explain their two primary timelines. See The Amazing World of DC Comics (DC, 1974 series) #12.

Superman, 2001! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates; Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor); Bob Rozakis (Original Co-Editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Skyboy]; Jor-El; Lara; Lt. Thomas Clark; Gen. Kent Garrett; Pres. Wiener; Premier Leonov; Moka
Synopsis:
What if Baby Kal-El landed on Earth in 1976? Found by the American military just ahead of the Soviets, Kal-El is raised as a ward of the Army. Tensions over the alien superhuman, now called Skyboy, boil over in 1990 with both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. launching missiles. Skyboy destroys all of the weapons and abandons his Skyboy identity to live as Clark Kent. In 2001, the Soviets send Moka to Times Square to declare himself the person who saved the planet in 1990 and the rightful ruler of mankind, but Clark comes out of retirement, this time as Superman, and exposes Moka for the fraud he is.
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The Last Secret Identity! Part 1: The Superwoman of Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Superwoman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Keith Pollard
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo (finishes); Tod Smith (“with a special inking assist”)
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Todd Klein
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superwoman [Kristin Wells]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen [also dressed as Elastic Lad]; King Kosmos; Linda Danvers [Supergirl]; Lana Lang (cameo); Morgan Edge
Synopsis:
29th century professor Kristin Wells travels to the present to try and determine the alter ego of Superwoman, the last unrevealed secret identity. Arriving just before Superwoman makes her public debut fighting King Kosmos, Kristin suspects that Lois Lane or Supergirl wore the costume, but when they are knocked out when Kosmos arrives, Kristin herself has to go into action as Superwoman.
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The Last Secret Identity! Part 2: A Madman Loose in Time (Table of Contents)

Superman and Superwoman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Keith Pollard
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo (finishes); Tod Smith (“with a special inking assist”)
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Todd Klein
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor); Bob Rozakis (Original Co-Editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superwoman [Kristin Wells]; King Kosmos; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Flash [Barry Allen] (cameo); Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (cameo); Wonder Woman (cameo); Alfred Pennyworth; Robin [Dick Grayson] (cameo)
Synopsis:
Superman revives and joins Superwoman in chasing King Kosmos across time.
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A Hero Across the Eons (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Superman [Clark Kent] (statue)

Indexer Notes

On the back cover. Illustration from the splash page of Superman (DC, 1939 series) #181.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman: Past and Future
    Superman
  3. 2. Superman: Past and Future
  4. 3. [Table of Contents]
  5. 4. The Impossible Mission!
    Superboy
  6. 5. Autograph, Please!
    Superman
  7. 6. Rip Van Superman
    Superman
  8. 7. Superman Under the Red Sun!
    Superman
  9. 8. Jimmy’s D-Day Adventure!
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  10. 9. Lois Lane’s Romance with Jor-El
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  11. 10. The Superman of 2965!
    Superman
  12. 11. Muto – Monarch of Menace!
    Superman
  13. 12. Muto Versus the Man of Tomorrow!
    Superman
  14. 13. The Danger of the Deadly Duo!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  15. 14. Costume, Costume—Who’s Got the Costume?
    Superman
  16. 15. Superman, 2001!
    Superman
  17. 16. The Last Secret Identity! Part 1: The Superwoman of Metropolis!
    Superman and Superwoman
  18. 17. The Last Secret Identity! Part 2: A Madman Loose in Time
    Superman and Superwoman
  19. 18. A Hero Across the Eons
    Superman
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