([May] 1994)

DC, 1989 Series
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Volume
4
Price
49.95 USD; 76.00 CAD
Pages
232
On-sale date
1994-05-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Archive Editions
ISBN
1-56389-107-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941201528 00412
Editing
Bob Kahan (collection editor); Whitney Ellsworth (orginal editor)
Color
Color
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

First archive not to include fillers and text pages. Also first to feature credits.
Color reconstruction by Bob Le Rose.
Black and White reconstruction by Rick Keene.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
Brian Pearce
Letters
Alex Jay/Studio J

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Illustration of Superman from cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #14.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Leonard Maltin
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

[Superman #13] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[The Machinations of the Light] (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (layouts); Leo Nowak
Inks
Leo Nowak
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Senator Tom Billingsley; Light [Lex Luthor]
Synopsis
The mysterious Light (Luthor) kidnaps scientists and senators to help him rule the world. He hypnotizes Superman into going on a rampage.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Red S on cape

[Superman versus The Archer] (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak
Inks
Leo Nowak
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen (name Jimmy revealed); Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Thomas Gayford; Amos Kendrick; Archer [Quigley] (introduction)
Synopsis
Jimmy gets his first by-line as he helps Superman capture his first costume villain.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Red S on cape

[Baby on the Doorstep] (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak
Inks
Leo Nowak
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Bob Pierson; Clara Pierson; Leila
Synopsis
Clark guards an abandoned baby from enemy agents.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

red S on cape

[The City Beneath the Earth] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Tulan; Kyack
Synopsis
Superman finds an underground civilization under Metro where he ends a civil war and stops an invasion of Metropolis.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

red S on cape

[Superman #14] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[Concerts of Doom] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak
Inks
Leo Nowak
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Rudolph Krazinski
Synopsis
Superman is hypnotized by music.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Yellow S on Red Shield on cape

[The Invention Thief] (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak
Inks
Leo Nowak
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Chet Farnsworth; Jim Baldwin
Synopsis
Jim Baldwin the famous promoter makes a living stealing the ideas of naive young inventors.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

red S on yellow Shield

The Undersea City (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Chet Furnall; Princess Kuella; King Saffro; Akthar
Synopsis
Superman meets a mermaid named Kuella. Her father is King of the Undersea city and must put down an uprising by the warlike Akthar.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st Atlanteans in a DC Comic?. red S on yellow shield.

The Lightning Master (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak
Inks
Leo Nowak
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sergeant Casey; Lightning Master (introduction)
Synopsis
The Lightning Master threatens Metropolis with destruction unless the city pays him $300,000.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Roy Thomas revived the Lightning Master in ALL-STAR SQUADRON ANNUAL #2, Yellow S on red shield

[Superman #15] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[The Cop Who Was Ruined] (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak
Inks
Leo Nowak
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Sergeant Bob Branigan; Bill Talley
Synopsis
Sgt Branigan is accused of shooting an innocent bystander during an altercation with gangster Bill Talley- an altercation which leaves Branigan blind.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

yellow S on yellow shield

[Saboteurs from Napkan] (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Hank Fox; Hokopoko; Utsum
Synopsis
Superman investigates naval sabotage instigated by the Ambassador from Napkan, Hokopoko. Also Napkan has infiltrated the South American country of Equaru where its Black Circle Society is trying to overthrow the government. Superman also saves the Panama Canal from destruction and Clark Kent is kidnapped to stop him reporting on sabotage.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Red S on Shield

[The Oxnalian Revolution] (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; King Boris; Prince Micheal; Razkal; Lord Murgot
Synopsis
Oxnalia invades Numark. Superman flies to Europe to teach dictator Razkal a lesson.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

red S on yellow shield half the time; yellow S on yellow shield the other half.

The Evolution King (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Sergeant Casey; Phil Carter; Tim; Joe Glower; Evolution King; Tony Rico
Synopsis
When Lois Lane's beau disappears, Sgt Casey practically accuses Clark of murder. Then an old geezer shows up who claims to be the missing Phil Carter. Superman discovers the Evolution King has discovered how to make people older or younger.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Red S on yellow Shield

[Superman #16] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)

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

Indexer Notes

1st Lois Lane appearance on a Superman cover.

The World's Meanest Man (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak (1-6); John Sikela (7-13)
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lois Lane; Sergeant Casey; Charlie Grayson
Synopsis
Gangster tries to disrupt a camp for underprivileged children.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

red S on yellow shield

[Terror from the Stars] (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Professor Derma; Mr. Warren; Stan Emerson; Tom Nelson; Abou Sabut
Synopsis
Clark exposes astrology.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Red S on yellow shield

Case of the Runaway Skyscrapers (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (layouts); John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mister Sinister
Synopsis
Mr Sinister makes buildings disappear into the 4th Dimension and demands a ransom to have them returned. When he steals the Daily Planet he gets Superman too.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

red S on yellow shield, mind altering special effects panels, Craig Delich says Wayne Boring did the layouts.

Racket on Delivery (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
Bob Le Rose (reconstruction)
Letters
Shuster Shop

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mr. Golden; Slats Morgan; Vernon Hale
Synopsis
Superman breaks up a protection racket.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Red S on yellow shield. Superman falls out of a window and saves himself by grabbing the ledge.

Biographies (Table of Contents: 24)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid; Joe Desris; Richard Morrissey
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Biographies on Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Leo Nowak, Fred Ray, and John Sikela.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints
  • US from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #13 (November-December 1941) [back cover; 1/4 page], #14 (January-February 1942) [back cover; 1/4 page], #15 (March-April 1942) [back cover; 1/4 page], #16 (May-June 1942) [back cover; 1/4 page]
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Foreword
  5. 4. [Superman #13]
    Superman
  6. 5. [The Machinations of the Light]
    Superman
  7. 6. [Superman versus The Archer]
    Superman
  8. 7. [Baby on the Doorstep]
    Superman
  9. 8. [The City Beneath the Earth]
    Superman
  10. 9. [Superman #14]
    Superman
  11. 10. [Concerts of Doom]
    Superman
  12. 11. [The Invention Thief]
    Superman
  13. 12. The Undersea City
    Superman
  14. 13. The Lightning Master
    Superman
  15. 14. [Superman #15]
    Superman
  16. 15. [The Cop Who Was Ruined]
    Superman
  17. 16. [Saboteurs from Napkan]
    Superman
  18. 17. [The Oxnalian Revolution]
    Superman
  19. 18. The Evolution King
    Superman
  20. 19. [Superman #16]
    Superman
  21. 20. The World's Meanest Man
    Superman
  22. 21. [Terror from the Stars]
    Superman
  23. 22. Case of the Runaway Skyscrapers
    Superman
  24. 23. Racket on Delivery
    Superman
  25. 24. Biographies
  26. 25. [Back Cover]
    Superman
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