Superman Archives #1 [19.95 Cover Price Edition]

DC, 1989 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
19.95 USD; 30.95 CAD
Pages:
280
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
DC Archive Editions
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Mark Waid; Richard Bruning
Color:
Color
Binding:
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Superman Archives (DC, 1989 series) #1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Superman illustration based on the cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #1.

Superman Archives Volume I (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster (illustration)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (illustration)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Title page.
Illustration from the back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Superman illustration from the cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #2.

[Superman #1] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan

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

Indexer Notes

no date- on sale May 1939

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproduced at quarter-size, the back cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

A small blue and white reproduction of the Superman figure from the front cover.

[Two page Origin of Superman] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mary Kent (introduction, death); Mr. Kent (introduction, death)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

Indexer Notes

Krypton 1st named in comic book.

[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:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
Joe Shuster

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Sims; Evelyn Curry; Bea Carroll
Reprints:

[The Coming of Superman] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

continued in next story

["And so begins the startling adventures..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Revolution in San Monte] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Lola Cortez; Alex Greer; Emil Norvell
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lois given last name, Clark works for the Evening News, Cleveland Oh

["Attention all American youth!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Superman & Action Comics Invite You to Become a Charter Member of the Supermen of America (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[The Blakely Mine Disaster] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Stanislaw Kober; Thornton Blakely
Reprints:

["Hey Fellers!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Superman Plays Football] (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 (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Tommy Burke; Mary; Oliver Stanley; Coach Randall
Reprints:

Acquiring Super-Strength (Table of Contents)

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

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

Reprints:

[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 (Superman illustration); ? (photos)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (Superman illustration); ? (photos)
Colors:
Bob LeRose; Daniel Vozzo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jerry Siegel; Joe Shuster
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Features photos and biographies of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the creators of Superman.

["Smashed desks, overturned filing cabinets,..."] (Table of Contents)

Superman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Sergeant Blake; Harvey Brown; Biff Dugan
Reprints:

["Follow the adventures of the one and only Superman in every issue of Action Comics!!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Superman #2] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
Bob LeRose; Daniel Vozzo
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Vin Sullivan

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

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[Daisy Air Rifles] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

A small blue and white reproduction of the Superman figure from the front cover.

Superman the Man of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

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

[The Comeback of Larry Trent] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Larry Trent; Charlie Bennett; Jock Kane; Slugger Barnes; Tom Croy
Reprints:

Superman's Tips for Super Health (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Superman at the World's Fair! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Superman Champions Universal Peace! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Adolphus Runyan; Bartow; Lubane
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

George Taylor named for the first time.

[Supermen of America -- Action Comics] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Superman and the Skyscrapers (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Pete Asconio; Nat Grayson; Butch Grogan
Reprints:

["Down the steps of Police Headquarters hurried 'Big Mike' Caputo,..."] (Table of Contents)

Superman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Big Mike Caputo; Sneer; Fink
Reprints:

Superman! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Superman #3] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Editing:
Vin Sullivan

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Frankie Dennis
Reprints:

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[Wilson Chem Co.] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[Daisy Air Rifles] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

A small blue and white reproduction of the Superman figure from the front cover.

Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character! (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[Superman and the Runaway] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Dennis Neville [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Frankie Dennis; Lyman
Reprints:
  • US from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #3 (Winter 1939-1940)
  • which is reprinted
    • from Superman daily (McClure syndicate, 1939 series) 1939.06.12 - 1939.07.22

The Greatest Contest in Comic Magazine History! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Superman and the Dam] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Lois and Superman's 1st kiss

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Papp ?
Pencils:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes: 1) there is enough phosphorous in three old style kitchen matches to kill a person; 2) men once paid taxes on their beards; 3) gangster films were the reason the sales of men's caps had declined over the last ten years; 4) Humuhumunukunkuapuaa is the name given by natives to Hawaii's smallest fish; and 5) the water around an iceberg is warm.

Death By the Stars (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bert Lexington (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Emil Brandwan ; Sergeant Steve Hanley; Professor Louis Morton; Stephen Gregory; Jack Lowell; Robert Shelton
Reprints:

[Superman's Phoney Manager] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Jimmy Olsen (unnamed); Nick Williams
Synopsis:
Nick Williams claims to be Superman's manager and sells the commercial rights to his name.
Reprints:

Muscle-Training (Table of Contents)

Acquiring Super-Strength / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Attaining Super-Health: A Few Hints From Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Johnny; Larry
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational

Good Luck Charm (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Hugh Langley (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Tony Carrenzo; Lucky Malone; Rhani Kor
Reprints:

["Danger! Keep Away"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Shorty
Reprints:

[Superman and the Jewel Smugglers] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Jimmy Olsen (unnamed); Lew Frawley
Reprints:
  • US from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #3 (Winter 1939-1940)
  • which is reprinted
    • from Superman daily (McClure Syndicate, 1939 series) 1939.03.20 - 1939.04.01

Superman! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Superman #4] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

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

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[Daisy Air Rifles] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

A small blue and white reproduction of the Superman figure from the front cover.

Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character! (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster; Paul Cassidy
Inks:
Joe Shuster; Paul Cassidy
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

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

[The Challenge of Luthor] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Professor Martinson; Lex Luthor
Synopsis:
Luthor challenges Superman to a duel, brains vs brawn.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Planet

Indexer Notes

Yellow S in shield on cape

["Tommy Blake, because of his frail physique..."] (Table of Contents)

Attaining Super Strength / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Tommy Blake
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational

["Oil Paintings for Sale"] (Table of Contents)

This Doggone World / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

From the 4 Corners / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff ?

Characters:
Bill Dickey; Paul Muni
Reprints:

[Luthor's Undersea City] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Lex Luthor
Synopsis:
Luthor raises a sunken city from the Pacific in order to loot its treasures.
Reprints:

Supermen of America (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Changer of Destiny (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Hugh Langley (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
Bob Le Rose; Daniel Vozzo
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
George Rankin
Reprints:

[The Economic Enemy] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Paul Dorgan; Barney Calhoun; Joe Curtis; Louie
Reprints:

Superman Says (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Pencils:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Ed Barrett; Mrs. D. Beach
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational

Six Big Headline Features for the 'Big Six' Comic Magazines! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Pioneer into the Unknown (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bert Lexington (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
James Rolland; Professor Greystroke; Bixby
Reprints:

[Terror in the Trucker's Union] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Carlson; Amy Carlson; Gus Snide; Nick; Pete
Reprints:

Superman Appears in Action Comics! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Afterword (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reconstruction); Daniel Vozzo (reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia; Joe Shuster
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia; Joe Shuster; Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
  • US from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #1 (Summer 1939) [backcover; 1/4 page], #2 (Fall 1939) [backcover; 1/4 page], #3 (Winter 1939-1940) [backcover; 1/4 page], #4 (Spring 1940) [back cover; 1/4 page]

Indexer Notes

4 small repros of the covers of the issues included in this volume.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman Archives Volume I
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Foreword
  5. 4. [Superman #1]
    Superman
  6. 5. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  7. 6. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  8. 7. [Back Cover]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  10. 9. [Two page Origin of Superman]
    Superman
  11. 10. [Clark Kent Gets a Job]
    Superman
  12. 11. [The Coming of Superman]
    Superman
  13. 12. ["And so begins the startling adventures..."]
    Superman
  14. 13. [Revolution in San Monte]
    Superman
  15. 14. ["Attention all American youth!"]
  16. 15. Superman & Action Comics Invite You to Become a Charter Member of the Supermen of America
  17. 16. Scientific Explanation of Superman's Amazing Strength--!
    Superman
  18. 17. [The Blakely Mine Disaster]
    Superman
  19. 18. ["Hey Fellers!"]
  20. 19. [Superman Plays Football]
    Superman
  21. 20. Acquiring Super-Strength
    Acquiring Super-Strength
  22. 21. [Boys and Girls: Meet the creators of the one and only Superman - America's Greatest Adventure Strip!]
  23. 22. ["Smashed desks, overturned filing cabinets,..."]
    Superman
  24. 23. ["Follow the adventures of the one and only Superman in every issue of Action Comics!!]
  25. 24. [Superman #2]
    Superman
  26. 25. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  27. 26. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  28. 27. [Daisy Air Rifles]
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  30. 29. Superman the Man of Tomorrow!
    Superman
  31. 30. [The Comeback of Larry Trent]
    Superman
  32. 31. Superman's Tips for Super Health
    Superman
  33. 32. Superman at the World's Fair!
  34. 33. Superman Champions Universal Peace!
    Superman
  35. 34. [Supermen of America -- Action Comics]
    Superman
  36. 35. Superman and the Skyscrapers
    Superman
  37. 36. ["Down the steps of Police Headquarters hurried 'Big Mike' Caputo,..."]
    Superman
  38. 37. Superman!
    Superman
  39. 38. [Superman #3]
    Superman
  40. 39. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  41. 40. [Wilson Chem Co.]
  42. 41. [Daisy Air Rifles]
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  44. 43. Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character!
    Superman
  45. 44. [Superman and the Runaway]
    Superman
  46. 45. The Greatest Contest in Comic Magazine History!
  47. 46. [Superman and the Dam]
    Superman
  48. 47. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Facts
  49. 48. Death By the Stars
  50. 49. [Superman's Phoney Manager]
    Superman
  51. 50. Muscle-Training
    Acquiring Super-Strength
  52. 51. Attaining Super-Health: A Few Hints From Superman!
    Superman
  53. 52. Good Luck Charm
  54. 53. ["Danger! Keep Away"]
    Shorty
  55. 54. [Superman and the Jewel Smugglers]
    Superman
  56. 55. Superman!
  57. 56. [Superman #4]
    Superman
  58. 57. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  59. 58. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  60. 59. [Daisy Air Rifles]
  61. 60. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  62. 61. Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character!
    Superman
  63. 62. [The Challenge of Luthor]
    Superman
  64. 63. ["Tommy Blake, because of his frail physique..."]
    Attaining Super Strength
  65. 64. ["Oil Paintings for Sale"]
    This Doggone World
  66. 65. [no title indexed]
    From the 4 Corners
  67. 66. [Luthor's Undersea City]
    Superman
  68. 67. Supermen of America
  69. 68. Changer of Destiny
  70. 69. [The Economic Enemy]
    Superman
  71. 70. Superman Says
  72. 71. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Facts
  73. 72. Six Big Headline Features for the 'Big Six' Comic Magazines!
  74. 73. Pioneer into the Unknown
  75. 74. [Terror in the Trucker's Union]
    Superman
  76. 75. Superman Appears in Action Comics!
    Superman
  77. 76. Afterword
  78. 77. [Back Cover]
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Stangas
  • Kauldi Gilibert
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes