([December] 1997)

DC, 1997 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
49.95 USD; 82.95 CAD
Pages:
232
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC Archive Editions
ISBN:
1-56389-335-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
76194120991300112
Editing:
Bob Kahan
Format:
Color; Hardcover with Dust jacket; bound; glossy paper

Issue Notes

Color reconstruction by Bob Le Rose.
Black-and-White reconstruction by Eddie Ortiz.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from part of the cover of Action Comics (DC, 1938 Series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Letters:
typeset

[Action Comics #1] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

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

["As a distant planet was destroyed by old age,..."] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (1st appearance, brief origin)
Reprints:

[Superman, Champion of the Oppressed!] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane (1st appearance); George Taylor (unnamed); Evelyn Curry; Bea Carroll; Butch Matson; Senator Barrows; Alex Greer
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Star

Indexer Notes

originally prepared for newspaper publication, cut up and repaged. Black shading used.

["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.

[Action Comics #2] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.75 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Inks:
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

[War in San Monte, Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Superman / recap / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Synopsis of the story.

[Action Comics #3] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Inks:
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

[Superman Battles Death Underground] (Table of Contents)

Superman / recap / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Synopsis of the story.

[Action Comics #4] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

[Superman, Gridiron Hero] (Table of Contents)

Superman / recap / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Synopsis of story.

[Action Comics #5] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Inks:
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

[The Big Scoop] (Table of Contents)

Superman / recap / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Synopsis of story.

[Action Comics #6] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Inks:
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

Genre:
jungle
Reprints:

[The Man Who Sold Superman] (Table of Contents)

Superman / recap / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Synopsis of story.

[Action Comics #7] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

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

[Superman Joins the Circus] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (unnamed); Curly; Jordan; Derek Niles; Trigger
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

wears yellow boots, S Symbol is all yellow

[Action Comics #8] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

Genre:
historical
Reprints:

Superman in the Slums (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; Paul Lauretta ?
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Paul Lauretta

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Frankie Marello; Box-Ears; Nick; Pinky; Gimpy
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

wears red boots, S symbol is all yellow. Uses super-hearing for the first time.

Super-Vision (Table of Contents)

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

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

Reprints:

[Action Comics #9] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

Genre:
sports
Reprints:

[Wanted: Superman] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster; Paul Lauretta ?
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Paul Lauretta

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (unnamed); Detective Captain Reilly; Mortimer Snoop
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman wears red boots; yellow S symbol on shirt

[Action Comics #10] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

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

[Superman Goes to Prison] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster; Paul Lauretta ?
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)
Letters:
Paul Lauretta

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (unnamed); Walter Crane; Governor Bixby; Superintendent Wyman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st red S on chest symbol

[Action Comics #11] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

[Superman and the "Black Gold" Swindle] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (unnamed); Meek; Bronson
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

uses X-ray vision. 1st reference Man of Steel

[Action Comics #12] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as Guardineer] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as Guardineer] (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara
Reprints:

[Superman Declares War on Reckless Drivers] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (unnamed)
Reprints:

[Action Comics #13] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

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

[Superman vs. the Cab Protective League] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Carlyle; Reynolds; Pete; Ultra-Humanite (introduction)
Reprints:

[Action Comics #14] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara
Reprints:

[Superman Meets the Ultra Humanite] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; City Inspector Hughes; Lyons; Ultra-Humanite
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

on sale 6/2/39; 1st S symbol on cape.

[Action Comics #15] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

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

[Superman on the High Seas] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (not named); Holloway; Warren Kenyon; Big Boy Chaney; Marchetti; Mugsy
Reprints:

[Action Comics #16] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Superman and the Numbers Racket (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (unnamed); Police Commissioner Watson; Marty Kaye; Butch; Nick; Pete; Jack O'Leary
Reprints:

[Action Comics #17] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

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

[The Return of the Ultra Humanite] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (unnamed); Ultra-Humanite
Reprints:

[Action Comics #18] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as Guardineer] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as Guardineer] (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Superman's Super Campaign (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (unnamed); Gene Powers; Senator Hastings; Trixie; Benny; Hamilton
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

uses X-Ray vision

[Action Comics #19] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

[Superman and the Purple Plague] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Henry Travers; Ultra-Humanite
Reprints:

[Action Comics #20] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction)

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

[Superman and the Screen Siren] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (unnamed); Dolores Winters; Ultra-Humanite
Reprints:

Biographies (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Biographies for Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Foreword
  5. 4. [Action Comics #1]
    Superman
  6. 5. ["As a distant planet was destroyed by old age,..."]
    Superman
  7. 6. [Superman, Champion of the Oppressed!]
    Superman
  8. 7. ["And so begins the startling adventures..."]
    Superman
  9. 8. [Action Comics #2]
  10. 9. [War in San Monte, Part 2]
    Superman
  11. 10. [Action Comics #3]
  12. 11. [Superman Battles Death Underground]
    Superman
  13. 12. [Action Comics #4]
  14. 13. [Superman, Gridiron Hero]
    Superman
  15. 14. [Action Comics #5]
  16. 15. [The Big Scoop]
    Superman
  17. 16. [Action Comics #6]
  18. 17. [The Man Who Sold Superman]
    Superman
  19. 18. [Action Comics #7]
    Superman
  20. 19. [Superman Joins the Circus]
    Superman
  21. 20. [Action Comics #8]
  22. 21. Superman in the Slums
    Superman
  23. 22. Super-Vision
    Acquiring Super-Strength
  24. 23. [Action Comics #9]
  25. 24. [Wanted: Superman]
    Superman
  26. 25. [Action Comics #10]
    Superman
  27. 26. [Superman Goes to Prison]
    Superman
  28. 27. [Action Comics #11]
  29. 28. [Superman and the "Black Gold" Swindle]
    Superman
  30. 29. [Action Comics #12]
    Zatara
  31. 30. [Superman Declares War on Reckless Drivers]
    Superman
  32. 31. [Action Comics #13]
    Superman
  33. 32. [Superman vs. the Cab Protective League]
    Superman
  34. 33. [Action Comics #14]
    Zatara
  35. 34. [Superman Meets the Ultra Humanite]
    Superman
  36. 35. [Action Comics #15]
    Superman
  37. 36. [Superman on the High Seas]
    Superman
  38. 37. [Action Comics #16]
  39. 38. Superman and the Numbers Racket
    Superman
  40. 39. [Action Comics #17]
    Superman
  41. 40. [The Return of the Ultra Humanite]
    Superman
  42. 41. [Action Comics #18]
  43. 42. Superman's Super Campaign
    Superman
  44. 43. [Action Comics #19]
    Superman
  45. 44. [Superman and the Purple Plague]
    Superman
  46. 45. [Action Comics #20]
    Superman
  47. 46. [Superman and the Screen Siren]
    Superman
  48. 47. Biographies
  49. 48. [Back Cover]
    Superman
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