(1999)

Chronicle Books, 1999 Series
 
Volume:
?
Price:
0 Free
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (Original Editor); M.C. Gaines (Original Editor, uncredited)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
7.25" x 10"
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
one-shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
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[Two page origin of Superman] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Ma (Mary) Kent (intro); Pa Kent (intro); Krypton
Synopsis:
After the planet Krypton blows up, a couple finds a baby in a rocket and adopt him. The young boy grows up to be Superman.
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[Clark Kent Gets a Job] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent; George Taylor (intro; not named); Bea Carroll (villain)
Synopsis:
Clark Kent applies for a job at the Daily Star, but is turned down until Superman stops a lynching and Clark phones in the story. Then Superman gets singer Bea Carroll to confess to the murder of Jack Kennedy.
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[The Coming of Superman] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Shuster

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; George Taylor (intro, not named); Lois Lane (intro); Daily Star; Evelyn Curry; Bea Carroll (villain); Butch Matson (villain); Senator Barrows (villain); Alex Greer (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman breaks into the Governor's mansion to stop the execution of an innocent woman. Lois is kidnapped by gangsters, no thanks to that spineless milksop Clark Kent, but she is rescued by Superman! Superman also tackles a corrupt Senator in Washington.

[Revolution in San Monte] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Shuster

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Alex Greer (villain); Emil Norvell (villain); Lois Lane; Lola Cortez; George Taylor (cameo)
Synopsis:
Clark Kent and Lois Lane go to San Monte in South America to cover the war brewing. Superman proves the war is being fomented by munitions manufacturers.
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[Superman & Action Comics Invite You to Become a Charter Member of the Supermen of America] (Table of Contents)

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (illustration)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Supermen of America fan club application. Illustration accompanying promo also used on the pinup on the back cover.

Scientific Explanation of Superman's Amazing Strength--! (Table of Contents)

Superman / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Shuster ?

Characters:
Krypton
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Indexer Notes

Adapted (not reprinted) from page 1 in Action Comics #1.

[The Blakely Mine Disaster] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Shuster

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent; George Taylor; Stanislaw Kober; Thornton Blakely (villain)
Synopsis:
Clark investigates accidents in a shoddily run mine.
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[Superman Plays Football] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Shuster

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Coach Randall (villain); Tommy Burke; Mary; Wallace Dodd (cameo)
Synopsis:
Superman impersonates a football player to straighten out a fixed game.
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["Boys and Girls: Meet the creators of the one and only Superman - America's Greatest Adventure Strip!"] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Superman (inset); Jerry Siegel (photo); Joe Shuster (photo)
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[Biff Dugan] (Table of Contents)

Superman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (illustration)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Biff Dugan (intro, villain); Sergeant Blake
Synopsis:
After Superman eludes Sergeant Blake by changing to Clark Kent, Clark blackmails the detective into allowing him a jailhouse interview with Biff Dugan. When Dugan escapes, Clark switches to Superman and returns Dugan to his cell.
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[House Advertisement] (Table of Contents)

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

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Indexer Notes

House ad for Action Comics #14 (July 1939) with on sale date of June 2nd.

[Pin-Up] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?

Characters:
Superman
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[Ads] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

Ads for new 576 page catalog of novelties from Johnson Smith & Co., with full pages of novelties available. Appear on pages 2 and 67 in this issue.