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Volume
8
Price
16.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages
244
On-sale Date
2013-12-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [peel]
ISBN
978-1-4012-4391-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401243913 51699
Editing
Mike Carlin (credited) (editor - original series); Renee Witterstaetter (credited) (assistant editor - original series); Scott Nybakken (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

Collects:
Superman (DC, 1987 series) #16-18
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #598-600
Adventures of Superman (DC, 1987 series) #439-440

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed); Jerry Ordway (inset)
Inks
George Pérez (signed); Dennis Janke (inset)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Cover illustrations taken from Action Comics #600 alternate cover and Adventures of Superman #440.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (credited); John Beatty (credited) (painting)
Inks
John Beatty (credited) (painting)
Colors
John Beatty (credited) (painting); Anthony Tollin (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman (robot); Lois Lane; Clark Kent

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration from Adventures of Superman #439.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (credited); Ross Andru (credited)
Inks
Ty Templeton (credited); John Byrne (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as Petra Scotese)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Kryptonoid Man

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustrations from Action Comics #598 and #599.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Inks
Dennis Janke (credited)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (credited as Tony Tollin)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information, includes illustration from Adventures of Superman #440.

Checkmate Blows into Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 4)

Checkmate [espionage super-team]; Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
mushroom cloud; nuclear explosion

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Inks
Dennis Janke (credited)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (credited as Tony Tollin)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration from Adventures of Superman #440.

Checkmate! (Table of Contents: 6)

Checkmate [espionage super-team]; Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg (credited) (co-plot, script); John Byrne (credited) (co-plot)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
Ty Templeton (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as Petra Scotese)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-3666
Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Checkmate [Harry Stein; Harvey Bullock; Knight-Two] (first appearance); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Cat Grant; Perry White; The Jackal; Morgan Edge; Achmed Khareemali (dies); The Fist of Allah (an armored terrorist, first appearance); The Jackal (first appearance); the Angels of Allah (a terrorist group, first appearance)
Synopsis
Superman and Checkmate take out the terrorists who have captured Lois Lane.
Reprints

The Perfidious Perils of the Pusillanimous Prankster! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

He Only Laughs When I Hurt! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
Karl Kesel (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Sarah Olsen; Allie; Supergirl [Matrix] (first post-Crisis appearance); Pete James Shoemaker; Betsy (Morgan Edge's secretary); Lt. Shaw; Prankster [Oswald Loomis] (first post-Crisis appearance); Morgan Edge (first post-Crisis appearance); DeSaad (disguised as Darkseid)
Synopsis
The Prankster strikes.
Reprints

[Adventures of Superman #439] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Perry White; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

Tin Soldiers (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited) (co-plot, script); Jerry Ordway (credited) (co-plot)
Pencils
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Inks
John Beatty (credited)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (credited)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman (credited)

Job Number
G-3648
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Superman robot; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Cat Grant; Adam Morgan; Jose Delgado; Inspector Bill Henderson; Allie; Sheriff Cooperman; VILLAINS: Morgan Edge; Colonel Morrison; Mr. Parker
Synopsis
A Superman robot goes out of control.
Reprints

Kryptonitemare! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Platinum; Tin]
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Element 126 (Table of Contents: 12)

Metal Men; Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited)
Inks
John Byrne (credited) (figure inks); Keith Williams (credited) (background inks)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as Petra Scotese)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-3493
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Platinum; Tin]; Doc Magnus [Will Magnus]; Lex Luthor; Dr. Tinker (first appearance, dies); Kryptonoid Man (first appearance); Miss Markham (first appearance)
Synopsis
Luthor uses Tin's components to build a Kryptonoid Man.
Reprints

[Superman #17] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Silver Banshee
Reprints

Cries in the Night (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
John Byrne (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as Petra Scotese)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-3664
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El; also disguised as Batman]; Bevan McDougal (first appearance); Captain Maggie Sawyer; Dan Turpin; Jimmy Olsen; Sarah Olsen; Lois Lane; Lucy Lane; Perry White; Pete James Shoemaker; Mrs. Keane; Allie; Silver Banshee [Siobhan McDougal]
Synopsis
Silver Banshee returns.
Reprints

[Adventures of Superman #440] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed as Da Ordster)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

The Hurrieder I Go (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited) (co-plot, script); Jerry Ordway (credited) (co-plot)
Pencils
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Inks
Dennis Janke (credited)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (credited as Tony Tollin)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman (credited)

Job Number
G-3723
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Superman robot; Wonder Woman [Diana]; Lois Lane; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Professor Emil Hamilton; Jerry White; Jose Delgado; Supergirl [Matrix] (cameo); Martha Kent; Lex Luthor; Morgan Edge; Pearl
Synopsis
Batman gives Superman the results of the mysterious scrapbook, noting that he now knows Superman is Clark Kent, with Superman responding that he knows Batman is Bruce Wayne. Superman gives the scrapbook to Ma Kent for safekeeping, only to find out it was hers all along, and that it's been missing for awhile.
Reprints

[Action Comics #600] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne; Kurt Schaffenberger; Dick Giordano; Curt Swan; Mike Mignola
Inks
George Pérez; Jerry Ordway; John Beatty; Murphy Anderson; Mike Mignola
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor; Man-Bat
Reprints
Keywords
signal watch; Superman statues

Indexer Notes

Cover art is an homage to the cover of Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #7.

Action Comics #600 (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman; Wonder Woman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
George Pérez (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alternative cover for Action Comics #600, fully lettered.

Different Worlds (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman; Wonder Woman / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited) (breakdowns); George Pérez (credited) (finishes)
Inks
George Pérez (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-3579
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana]; Hermes; Myndi Mayer; Chrissie Fenton; Darkseid; Desaad; Amazing Grace; Kalibak
Synopsis
Hermes summons Wonder Woman to Olympus from her romantic meeting with Superman, and the Man of Steel follows, but they arrive in different locations. After Hermes explains to Diana that Olympus has been taken over by Darkseid, the New God toys with the heroes, making them battle, as he discusses with Desaad his plans. When Superman and Wonder Woman find Darkseid and point out that he has conquered nothing as the Olympians abandoned their home, Darkseid sets off explosives throughout Olympus and leaves. But Olympus immediately regenerates and Wonder Woman and Superman return home as friends.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story broken up into chapters: "Chapter One: First Date...," pp. 1-7; "Chapter Two: Fallen Idols," pp. 8-12; "Chapter Three: Broken Mirrors," pp. 13-20; "Chapter Four: Battle!," pp. 21-24; and "Chapter Five: This Hollow Victory...," pp. 25-32. Darkseid tells Desaad that the Olympian gods are creations of the same energy released by the battle of the old gods that created Apokolips and New Genesis, though Circe describes a very different process of the generation of the gods in Wonder Woman #19 when she explains to Diana that the New Gods had their genesis in the energy released by the Titans conflict with the Olympians.

[True Love] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
John Byrne (credited) (plot); Roger Stern (credited) (script)
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger (credited)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as Petra Scotese)
Letters
Bill Oakley (credited)

Job Number
G-3579
Genre
superhero; adventure
Characters
Lois Lane; Perry White; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Cholly; George Kozak (first appearance)
Synopsis
Lois is upset that the papers are saying that Superman and Wonder Woman are dating. Clark, knowing the truth, shows up at Lois' to talk, but then disappears to answer his signal watch.
Reprints

Games People Play (Table of Contents: 21)

Lex Luthor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
Dick Giordano (credited)
Inks
John Beatty (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman (credited)

Job Number
G-3579
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Maggie Sawyer; Sgt. Dan Turpin; Pearl; Sandra; Lex Luthor; Dr. Gretchen Kelley
Synopsis
Lex threatens to reveal to the public that Maggie is a lesbian. Lex learns that he has kryptonite poisoning.
Reprints

A Friend in Need (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
John Byrne (credited) (plot); Roger Stern (credited) (script)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman (credited)

Job Number
G-3579
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Synopsis
Superman goes to Millersburg to answer Jimmy's signal watch, but weakens from kyptonite poisoning. Jimmy takes Superman to a cave and then goes for help.
Reprints

The Dark Where Madness Lies (Table of Contents: 23)

Man-Bat; Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
Mike Mignola (credited)
Inks
Mike Mignola (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as Petra Scotese)
Letters
Bill Oakley (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]; Hawkman [Carter Hall; Katar Hol] (cameo)
Synopsis
Weakened by the kryptonite, Superman thinks Man-Bat is a monster and tries to destroy him. Once he comes to his senses, he sends Man-Bat for help.
Reprints

Return to Krypton (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed)
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jor-El; Lara
Reprints

Return to Krypton (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
Mike Mignola (credited)
Inks
Karl Kesel (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as Petra Scotese)
Letters
Bill Oakley (credited)

Job Number
G-3665
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Hawkman [Carter Hall; Katar Hol]; Hawkwoman [Shiera Hall; Shayera Thal]; Jor-El (hallucination); Lara (hallucination)
Synopsis
Hawkman and Hawkwoman take Superman to Krypton.
Reprints

[Superman and Friends] (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Linda Medley (signed)
Inks
Arthur Adams (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Mr. Miracle [Scott Free]; Wonder Woman [Diana]; Dr. Fate; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter]; Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Martin Stein]; Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Creeper [Jack Ryder]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Flash [Wally West]; Robin [Jason Todd]
Reprints

[Superman] (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jon Bogdanove (signed)
Inks
Jon Bogdanove (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

[Superman] (Table of Contents: 28)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Maguire (signed)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

[Superman and Lois Lane] (Table of Contents: 29)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Zeck (signed)
Inks
Mike Zeck (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

[Superman and Brainiac] (Table of Contents: 30)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walter Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walter Simonson (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Brainiac [Vril Dox]
Reprints

Kryptonite Forevermore! (Table of Contents: 31)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
Ty Templeton (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as Petra Scotese)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; The Fist of Allah

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from Action Comics #598.

Editing
Related Scans
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Checkmate Blows into Metropolis!
    Checkmate [espionage super-team]; Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. Checkmate!
    Checkmate [espionage super-team]; Superman
  8. 7. The Perfidious Perils of the Pusillanimous Prankster!
    Superman
  9. 8. He Only Laughs When I Hurt!
    Superman
  10. 9. [Adventures of Superman #439]
    Superman
  11. 10. Tin Soldiers
    Superman
  12. 11. Kryptonitemare!
    Metal Men; Superman
  13. 12. Element 126
    Metal Men; Superman
  14. 13. [Superman #17]
    Superman
  15. 14. Cries in the Night
    Superman
  16. 15. [Adventures of Superman #440]
    Superman
  17. 16. The Hurrieder I Go
    Superman
  18. 17. [Action Comics #600]
    Superman
  19. 18. Action Comics #600
    Superman; Wonder Woman
  20. 19. Different Worlds
    Superman; Wonder Woman
  21. 20. [True Love]
    Lois Lane
  22. 21. Games People Play
    Lex Luthor
  23. 22. A Friend in Need
    Jimmy Olsen; Superman
  24. 23. The Dark Where Madness Lies
    Man-Bat; Superman
  25. 24. Return to Krypton
    Superman
  26. 25. Return to Krypton
    Superman
  27. 26. [Superman and Friends]
    Superman
  28. 27. [Superman]
    Superman
  29. 28. [Superman]
    Superman
  30. 29. [Superman and Lois Lane]
    Superman
  31. 30. [Superman and Brainiac]
    Superman
  32. 31. Kryptonite Forevermore!
    Superman
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