([April] 2000)

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Volume
5
Price
49.95 USD; 76.00 CAD
Pages
232
On-sale Date
2000-02-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Archive Editions
ISBN
1-56389-602-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941201528 00511
Editing
Dale Crain (collection editor); Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Issue Notes

Color reconstruction by Digital Chameleon.
Black and White reconstruction by Rick Keene.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
Jason Lyons

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Superman illustration from first Superman story in Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #17 page 7.

[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 / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Carlin
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
Digital Chameleon (reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Lois Lane
Reprints

[Superman #17] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Adolf Hitler; Superman [Clark Kent]; Tojo
Reprints

Man or Superman? (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (cameo); Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Talon [Albert Caldwell] (introduction); Ultra-Humanite (cameo); Eustace Watson (cameo)
Synopsis
Lois first suspects that Clark Kent is Superman, but he quickly convinces her he is not with some razzle dazzle super speed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils credited to John Sikela in Superman Archives 5. This is the only story during the 1940's in which Lois thinks Clark is Superman.

The Human Bomb (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Leo Nowak (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Watkins (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" on red background on his cape.

Muscles for Sale (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; George Brant; Nat Folsom; Mike Mosby; Jake Massey (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Superman's Mountain Retreat, the precursor to the Fortress of Solitude.

When Titans Clash! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lex Luthor
Reprints
Keywords
Powerstone

Indexer Notes

Sequel to story in ACTION COMICS #47.

[Superman #18] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

The Conquest of a City (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Carl Bland (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman has a red "S" on yellow background on his cape.

The Heat Horror (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Leo Nowak (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Ken Mellow; Glenn Calloway; Lex Luthor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" on yellow background on his cape.

The Man With the Cane (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Rita Allen; John Fleming; Count Armaund; Man With the Cane [Jim Mason]
Synopsis
Perry goes on vacation and leaves Lois as editor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" in yellow shield on his cape, except when it's red.

The Snake (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Leo Nowak (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Big Luke; Matt Hickey; The Snake [Bill Chantey]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Yellow S on yellow Shield on cape.

[Superman #19] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Case of the Funny Paper Crimes (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sergeant Casey; Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Funnyface (introduction); Detective Craig; Prince Peril; Solitary Rider; Streak Duga; Happy Daze; Torgo; Machine-Gun Mike; Black Raider; Goola; Viper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Funny Face is a dead ringer for Jerry Siegel.

[Superman's Amazing Adventure] (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Leo Nowak (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Skeet Monahan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Most of the story is a dream. Superman has a yellow "S" on his cape.

[The Canine and the Crooks] (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Leo Nowak (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Mr. Z [Oscar Lanchester]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman has a red "S" on his cape, except when it's yellow.

Superman, Matinee Idol (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed as Jerome Siegel)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (pencil layouts); Ed Dobrotka (finished pencils)
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White
Synopsis
Clark and Lois go to the movies to watch the first Fleisher Superman cartoon, "The Mad Scientist".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Archives do not credit Shuster's pencil layouts. This story is sometimes included in lists of "Imaginary Stories" but technically it's not.

[Superman #20] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Superman's Secret Revealed! (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (cameo); The Prankster (cameo); Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Ironjaw Grogan (introduction); Puzzler (cameo)
Synopsis
A practical joke by Lois exposes Clark's secret identity, forcing Clark Kent to "masquerade" as Superman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Newspaper text on splash mentions Ed Dobrotka, Wayne Boring, Whitney Ellsworth, Harry Donenfeld, & Jack Liebowitz. Superman has a yellow "S" on his cape.

Destroyers from the Depths (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Tom; Adolf Hitler; Herr Fange
Synopsis
Superman battles a Nazi controlled Sea Serpent.
Reprints

Lair of the Leopard (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Cal Johnson; Herman the Heroic [Herman Hoskins](introduction); Leopard [Sam Kennedy]
Synopsis
Superman meets Herman The Heroic, a super hero wantabe.
Reprints

Not in the Cards (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster) (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Harlow Gates; Jim Cameron; Peter Fellows; Philip Brandon; Jake Clymer; Morton Thornton; PuzzlerSuperman; The Puzzler
Synopsis
The Puzzler, defeated in various card championships, vows to escape from prison and kill every one of the winners.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

yellow S on cape. Pencils credited to Ed Dobrotka in the Archive.

[Biographies] (Table of Contents: 24)

Contributors / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Desris; Rich Morrissey; Mark Waid
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

bios of Jerry Siegel; Joe Shuster; Jack Burnley; Ed Dobrotka; Leo Nowak; Fred Ray; and John Sikela.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray; Jack Burnley
Inks
Fred Ray; Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Adolf Hitler; Superman [Clark Kent]; Hideki Tojo
Reprints
  • US from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #17 (July-August 1942) [back cover; 1/4 page], #18 (September-October 1942) [back cover; 1/4 page], #19 (November-December 1942) [back cover; 1/4 page], #20 (January-February 1943) [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 #17]
    Superman
  6. 5. Man or Superman?
    Superman
  7. 6. The Human Bomb
    Superman
  8. 7. Muscles for Sale
    Superman
  9. 8. When Titans Clash!
    Superman
  10. 9. [Superman #18]
    Superman
  11. 10. The Conquest of a City
    Superman
  12. 11. The Heat Horror
    Superman
  13. 12. The Man With the Cane
    Superman
  14. 13. The Snake
    Superman
  15. 14. [Superman #19]
    Superman
  16. 15. Case of the Funny Paper Crimes
    Superman
  17. 16. [Superman's Amazing Adventure]
    Superman
  18. 17. [The Canine and the Crooks]
    Superman
  19. 18. Superman, Matinee Idol
    Superman
  20. 19. [Superman #20]
    Superman
  21. 20. Superman's Secret Revealed!
    Superman
  22. 21. Destroyers from the Depths
    Superman
  23. 22. Lair of the Leopard
    Superman
  24. 23. Not in the Cards
    Superman
  25. 24. [Biographies]
    Contributors
  26. 25. [Back Cover]
    Superman
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