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Volume:
8
Price:
59.99 USD; 69.99 CAD
Pages:
264
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC Archive Editions
ISBN:
978-1-4012-2885-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978140122885955999
Editing:
Scott Nybakken (Collection Editor); Bob Harras (Group Editor); Jack Schiff (original editor)
Color:
Color
Binding:
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Color reconstruction by Digikore.
Black and White reconstruction by Pacific Rim Graphics.
Note: Note for many years, fans have had the identification of Sam Citron and Pete Riss as Superman artists backwards. Thanks to the work of Martin O'Hearn this mis-identification has been corrected.
See http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html,


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Illustration of Superman from cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #32.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 4 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

"Look!" "Up in the Sky!" "It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's an--Imp?" (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Evan Dorkin
Letters:
typeset

[Superman #30] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Verified by Jack Burnley.

Superman Alias Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; McGinnis; Silver Foxx (introduction); Smokey; Snake; Pinky
Synopsis:
Lois Lane thinks Clark Kent is trying to trick her into believing he's Superman!
Reprints:

[The Arch-Swindler] (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Parsons [Jack Dover]; Joe
Synopsis:
Lois is taken prisoner by the Dover gang, which hopes to prevent her from testifying in court against Dover's swindling capers.
Reprints:

The King's Substitute! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Poltus VI (introduction; flashback); Andronicus (introduction; flashback); Johnny Poly [King Poltus VII] (introduction); Emily
Synopsis:
Unhappy because his father-in-law to be considers him to be a nobody, Johnny Poly goes to Poltavia to bid on a picture of the nation's ancient monarch. The current King's ministers see Johnny and note his resemblance to the ancient monarch, and offer him the chance to be the new King of Poltavia. He accepts, not knowing the ministers plan to use Johnny to strip the nation of its wealth.
Reprints:

The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Ira Yarbrough
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Mr. Mxyztplk (introduction)
Synopsis:
An imp from another dimension plagues Superman with practical jokes until he can make him say his name backwards.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mxyztplk is pronounced "Mix-yizt-pulk" according to Alvin Schwartz. Name was changed to Mxyzptlk in 1958.

[Superman #31] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Tune Up Time for Crime! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Joe Nitro; Lex Luthor
Synopsis:
Superman's arch enemy, Lex Luthor, invents a giant-sized tuning fork, whose concentrated vibrations cause buildings to collapse and safes to crumble.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credited to Sam Citron in Archive edition.

A Dog's Tale! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Flip (introduction); Mrs. Pendergast; Mrs. Loddy; Tommy Loddy; Herman; Rocky Grimes; Mr. Withers; Joe
Synopsis:
Lois and Clark set out to investigate a series of vicious dog nappings, but it's Superman (whose secret identity becomes known to Lois' dog) who tracks down the true perpetrators of this racket.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credited to Sam Citron in Archive Edition.

[The Aces Doonan Gang] (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Sari Mallon; Lee Grandon; Aces Doonan
Synopsis:
Lois believes she is interviewing star Sari Mallon about a phony story concocted by her publicity agent, not knowing that a group of criminals are actually after the star's jewels.
Reprints:

The Treasure House of History! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Doctor Hiram Carter; Doctor Porter; Dr. Jon Ericsson; Van Croft; Charlie; Joe
Synopsis:
Superman investigates the disappearance of a noted explorer and discovers that a member of the Metroplis Museum Board has kidnapped the explorer and swindled the museum of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credited to Sam Citron in Archive

[Superman #32] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Superman's Search for Clark Kent! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Doctor J. Stokel; Ladislow Bulge; Van Gildedge; Mart Mink; Squiffy
Synopsis:
Superman agrees to undergo the powerful rays of a machine designed to study brain tissue, but, instead, ends up with temporary amnesia and he forgets his secret identity.
Reprints:

Crime on Skis! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Heron; Professor Crane; Detective Drake; Mr. Kite; Joe Black Eagle; Clip Gimmick; Ted Swan
Synopsis:
Superman, in the guise of Clark Kent, travels with Lois to Ski Valley, which is being threatened by a death bird: a half-man, half-bird creature of Indian lore, and discovers a gang of crooks using this "bird" to scare off patrons so they can successfully smuggle out stolen furs.
Reprints:

[Monkey Business] (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White
Synopsis:
Lois is assigned to cover a story at the City Park Zoo, but runs into a group of park pickpockets that changes the angle of the story.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn and Rich Morrissey, inker identification by Bob Hughes 12/04.
The Archive edition titles this story "Monkey Business".

Toys of Treachery! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mrs. Withers-Wade; Mr. Asterbrook; Mabel Asterbrook; George Rapp; George Rapp III; Toyman [Winslow Percival Schott]
Synopsis:
The Toyman, having read up on the French Revolution, discovers that many rich noblemen, before being seized and executed, hid their treasures in a variety of things. Superman must stop the diabolical genius from actually succeeding in seizing that loot.
Reprints:

[Superman #33] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Dimensions of Danger! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mr. Mxyztplk; King Brpxz
Synopsis:
Lois Lane says "Kltpzyxm" and accidentally transports herself to Mxyztplk's home world, so Superman has to go there to rescue her.
Reprints:

The Country Doctor! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Doctor David Brown; Ann Lacy; Doctor David Brown, Jr.; Mr. Prentiss; Mrs. Prentiss; Zeke Potter; Pete Potter
Synopsis:
An under-appreciated doctor is appalled when his doctor son refuses to practice medicine along side his elderly father in a small country area. But the people of that community, not Superman for once, sways that decision!
Reprints:

[The Purloined Piggy Bank] (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Mrs. Googenslocker; Willie Googenslocker; Harry Lars; Gus; Jo-Jo
Synopsis:
The report of a stolen piggy bank leads Lois on the trail of a story that other reporters just laugh off...but Lois has the last laugh on them!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn and Richard Morrissey. The Archive edition titles this story "The Purloined Piggy Bank".

The Compass Points to Murder! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Inspector Grogan; Captain Gale; Captain Webart; Captain Chate
Synopsis:
A deceased merchant fleet owner leaves a compass and end word from a newspaper as clues Superman must follow in order to track down the killer.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Planet

[Superman #34] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

The United States Navy! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Shep Shepard; Al Wade; Dan Ryan
Synopsis:
Superman has his hands full trying to convince Shep that both of his college buddies, now serving in various branches of the armed services, have an equally important job to do in the war effort.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credited to Sam Citron in Archive

[The Foiled Frame-Up] (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Keefer Marvin; Harry; Jake
Synopsis:
Lois turns the tables on a real estate broker who tries to get Lois to make a recorded statement incriminating her boss, Perry White.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credited to Sam Citron in Archive

The Canyon that Went Berserk! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; John Prester; Pick Perkins; King Conn; Lefty; Torch
Synopsis:
Lois and Clark, not able to find anything exciting enough to write about, visit a fortune teller, and Clark sees an amazing thing in the mystic's crystal ball.
Reprints:
Keywords:
imaginary story

Indexer Notes

credited to Sam Citron in Archive

When the World Got Tired! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lex Luthor; Koda; Goki
Synopsis:
Luthor enlists the aid of two aliens from the planet Attar to conquer the world by using a ray on the earth people that makes them lazy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credited to Sam Citron in Archive

[Superman #35] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Credits by Bob Hughes 12/04, pencils confirmed by Burnley to Craig Delich.

Fame for Sale! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Blitz; Caleb McCaleb; Mayor Bragg; Mabel Murgatroyd; Mrs. Van Vallum; J. Wilbur Wolfingham; Scarface Nick; Machine Gun Morry
Synopsis:
Wilbur Wolfingham acts as a publicity agent for several well-known people, then gets actors to impersonate them and make outlandish statements that mar their character.
Reprints:

[The Drug Swindle] (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Rufus Hyatt; Blackjack Hart; Doctor Klemm
Synopsis:
Clark berates women reporters as too intuitive and emotional, not allowing reason to rule. But Lois decides to prove that she doesn't need Superman to solve a case, a move that nearly costs her her life.
Reprints:

Like Father, Like Son! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Howard Brent; Raymond Brent; Mr. Hodges; Officer Clancey; Jed Scapely; Joe
Synopsis:
Two men are running for the job of Public Works Commissioner, but one of them, Jed Scapely, uses an underhanded technique to undermine his opponent.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Smallville is not the town Superman grew up in in this story.

The Genie of the Lamp! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Bernard Demarest, Jr.; Crawfish Cole
Synopsis:
A wealthy cynic and misguided young man, is interested in collecting antiques, and gets the chance to buy Aladdin's Lamp...with disastrous results.
Reprints:

Biographies (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Desris
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Short biographies on Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Wayne Boring, Jack Burnley, Don Cameron, Sam Citron, Ed Dobrotka, Whitney Ellsworth, Bill Finger, Stan Kaye, George Roussos, Alvin Schwartz, and Ira Yarbrough.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring; Jack Burnley
Inks:
George Roussos; Jack Burnley
Colors:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Small images of four Superman covers #31,33,34 and 35. Full size reprints are contained inside.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. "Look!" "Up in the Sky!" "It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's an--Imp?"
  5. 4. [Superman #30]
    Superman
  6. 5. Superman Alias Superman
    Superman
  7. 6. [The Arch-Swindler]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  8. 7. The King's Substitute!
    Superman
  9. 8. The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk!
    Superman
  10. 9. [Superman #31]
    Superman
  11. 10. Tune Up Time for Crime!
    Superman
  12. 11. A Dog's Tale!
    Superman
  13. 12. [The Aces Doonan Gang]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  14. 13. The Treasure House of History!
    Superman
  15. 14. [Superman #32]
    Superman
  16. 15. Superman's Search for Clark Kent!
    Superman
  17. 16. Crime on Skis!
    Superman
  18. 17. [Monkey Business]
    Lois Lane
  19. 18. Toys of Treachery!
    Superman
  20. 19. [Superman #33]
    Superman
  21. 20. Dimensions of Danger!
    Superman
  22. 21. The Country Doctor!
    Superman
  23. 22. [The Purloined Piggy Bank]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  24. 23. The Compass Points to Murder!
    Superman
  25. 24. [Superman #34]
    Superman
  26. 25. The United States Navy!
    Superman
  27. 26. [The Foiled Frame-Up]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  28. 27. The Canyon that Went Berserk!
    Superman
  29. 28. When the World Got Tired!
    Superman
  30. 29. [Superman #35]
    Superman
  31. 30. Fame for Sale!
    Superman
  32. 31. [The Drug Swindle]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  33. 32. Like Father, Like Son!
    Superman
  34. 33. The Genie of the Lamp!
    Superman
  35. 34. Biographies
  36. 35. [Back Cover]
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Bob Hughes
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