(1997)

DC, 1997 Series
 
Price:
3.95 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
DC [bullet]
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Ruben Diaz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern US
Binding:
squarebound

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Supermen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Tom McCraw

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bizarro; Prankster; Toyman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallo; Legion of Super-Heroes (obscured)
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #423 (September 1986)

Indexer Notes

Cover images rearranged.

The Time Has Come (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? The Deluxe Edition (DC, 2009 series) #[nn]

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? part 1 (Table of Contents)

Supermen / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Perez
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo (original colors); Tom McCraw (color interpretations)
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane Elliot; Tim Crane; Jonathan Elliot; Jimmy Olsen; Bizarro; Lana Lang; Pete Ross (deceased); Prankster; Toyman [Winslow Schott]; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallo; Perry White; Alice White; Krypto; Kryptonite Man; Legion of Super-Heroes [Supergirl; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]]; Perry White; Alice White
Synopsis:
Tim Crane interviews Lois Lane Elliot about Superman’s final days on the 10th anniversary of his disappearance. Lois relates how Bizarro suddenly became murderous, then the Toyman and the Prankster attacked revealing Superman’s secret identity, and finally a group of Metallos attacked the Daily Planet. In response, Superman took his closest friends to the Fortress of Solitude for protection. As, Brainiac took over Luthor's body and recruited the Kryptonite Man, the Legion of Super-Heroes accompanied by Supergirl visited Superman and presented him with a statuette.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #423 (September 1986)

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? part 2 (Table of Contents)

Supermen / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger; Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo (original colors); Tom McCraw (color interpretations)
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [Jordan Elliot; also as Nightwing (in photo)]; Lois Lane Elliot; Tim Crane; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen [also as Elastic Lad; also as Flamebird (in photo)]; Perry White; Alice White; Krypto; Brainiac; Lex Luthor; Kryptonite Man; Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Vartox; Superwoman [Kristin Wells]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Martian Manhunter; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Jonathan Elliot; Fortress of Solitude; Time Bubble; Phantom Zone; Gold Kryptonite
Synopsis:
Lois continues to relate how when Superman was holed up in the Fortress with his closest friends, being attacked by Brainiac (having taken over Luthor's body), the Kryptonite Man, and the Legion of Super-Villains, he realized who the mastermind behind it all was, and called on Mr. Mxyzptlk to show himself. Just as Superman sent Mxyzptlk into the Phantom Zone, Mxy fled to his own dimension, tearing himself apart. Having taken a life, Superman exposed himself to gold kryptonite and retired. The interview over, Lois, her husband Jordy, and their infant son Jonathan settle in for a quiet evening.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #583 (September 1986)

[Superman #423] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bizarro; Prankster; Toyman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallo; Legion of Super-Heroes (obscured)
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #423 (September 1986)

Superman in "Superman" (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Recapping the Superman series from it's early days to this, the final issue.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • From Superman (DC, 1939 series) #423 (September 1986)

[Action Comics #583] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Ed Hannigan (layouts, uncredited); Curt Swan [as Swanderson] (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson [as Swanderson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Robin [Jason Todd]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]; Martian Manhunter (miscolored); Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Lois Lane; Krypto; Julius Schwartz; Jenette Kahn; Murphy Anderson; Curt Swan
Reprints:
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  • from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #583 (September 1986)

Superman in Action (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • From Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #583 (September 1986)

Indexer Notes

The history of Superman in Action Comics.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Supermen
  2. 1. The Time Has Come
  3. 2. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? part 1
    Supermen
  4. 3. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? part 2
    Supermen
  5. 4. [Superman #423]
    Superman
  6. 5. Superman in "Superman"
  7. 6. [Action Comics #583]
    Superman
  8. 7. Superman in Action
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Ralf Haring
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll