(1998)

DC, 1998 Series
 
Price:
4.95 USD; 6.95 CAD
Pages:
86
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
ISBN:
1-56389-466-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
76194121497900111
Editing:
Bob Kahan (replica edition); Rick Taylor (replica edition); Jim Spivey (associate editor replica edition); Mort Weisinger (original editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Cover and some interior art reconstruction by Rick Keene.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superbaby; Lois Lane; Superboy; Jimmy Olsen; Krypto; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Jor-El; Lana Lang; Lori Lemaris; Perry White
Reprints:
Keywords:
Eiffel Tower; mermaid

Indexer Notes

Front cover folds out.

Every Comic Book Is Someone's First Comic Book (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Carlin
Letters:
typeset

Superman's First Exploit (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Witch of Metropolis (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Lois thinks she turns into a witch at night.
Reprints:

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, first appearance, origin); Zor-El (introduction); Miss Hart (introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.
Reprints:

Flag of Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / filler / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Krypton Flag
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Notes that the Krypton flag was first introduced in Action Comics #246.

A Visit from Superman's Pal (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Jimmy Olsen
Reprints:

The Girl in Superman's Past! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris (introduction, first appearance); Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Superman recalls his college romance with Lori Lemaris, a mermaid from sunken Atlantis.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Lori Lemaris.

Map of Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jor-El; Lara; Kal-El
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequentially after page 7 of the previous sequence.

Coming... in the Next Giant Superman Annual (Table of Contents)

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

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Announces the theme of the next Superman Annual: All-Menace issue featuring monsters and villains from past stories. Readers are invited to vote for their favorite menace via postcard.

The Execution of Krypto (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder?
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Krypto
Reprints:

The Fattest Girl in Metropolis (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman; Professor Colby; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lois gets candy from "Schaff's Candy", a self-reference by Kurt Schaffenberger.

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

House ad for Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #19, Action Comics #267, and Adventure Comics #275.

The Super-Brain of Jimmy Olsen (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Superman; Perry White; Professor Potter (first appearance)
Reprints:

The Super-Key to Fort Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Batman; Joker (image on trophy)
Synopsis:
Someone has broken into Superman's Fortress of Solitude, so Superman searches the place for clues.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude (intro); green kryptonite

[These Three Strips] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Black and white Superman daily newspaper strips (strips #4503-4505). Promo to ask the reader to contact their local newspaper to add the strip.

Famous First Issues! [Superman #1] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

"No. 1" added.

Famous First Issues! [Superboy #1] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (no Superboy)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Minus Red Cross symbol and price moved.

Famous First Issues! [Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #1] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"No. 1" added and Independent Distributors logo removed.

Famous First Issues! [Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #1] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

"No. 1" added, but minus the price and the Independent Distributors logo.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Every Comic Book Is Someone's First Comic Book
  3. 2. Superman's First Exploit
    Superman
  4. 3. The Witch of Metropolis
    Lois Lane
  5. 4. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  6. 5. Flag of Krypton
    Superman
  7. 6. A Visit from Superman's Pal
    Superboy
  8. 7. The Girl in Superman's Past!
    Superman
  9. 8. Map of Krypton
    Superman
  10. 9. Coming... in the Next Giant Superman Annual
  11. 10. The Execution of Krypto
    Superboy
  12. 11. The Fattest Girl in Metropolis
    Lois Lane
  13. 12. Coming... Super-Attractions!
  14. 13. The Super-Brain of Jimmy Olsen
    Jimmy Olsen
  15. 14. The Super-Key to Fort Superman
    Superman
  16. 15. [These Three Strips]
    Superman
  17. 16. Famous First Issues! [Superman #1]
    Superman
  18. 17. Famous First Issues! [Superboy #1]
    Superboy
  19. 18. Famous First Issues! [Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #1]
    Jimmy Olsen
  20. 19. Famous First Issues! [Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #1]
    Lois Lane
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