(1995)

Little, Brown, 1995 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
40.00 USD; 52.00 CAD
Pages
264
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Little, Brown and Company
Brand
?
ISBN
0-8212-2076-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780821220764 90000
Editing
Steven Korté (editor); Judy Fireman (project director); Natasha Lessnik (art direction)
Color
color
Dimensions
9.25" x 12"
Paper Stock
glossy
Binding
hardcover
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

Heavily-illustrated history of DC Comics and characters written by Les Daniels. Includes many other smaller color cover reprints than those listed with reprint links. Hardcover with dustjacket.

Keywords
history; movies; radio; television; toys

The individual issues of this series are each less than 50% comics. Only comics sequences are indexed and cover scans are accepted only if the issue has 10% indexed comics content.

[Two page origin of Superman] (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Shuster

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Ma (Mary) Kent (introduction, death); Pa Kent (introduction, death)
Synopsis
A rocketship, carrying an infant, rockets from the planet Krypton as it blows up, and lands on the Earth where a couple named the Kents find the baby inside the rocket and eventually adopt him. This infant boy grows up to be Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

Indexer Notes

Printed on inside front covers of the book.
First version that mentions Krypton and foster parents. First line: "Just before the doomed planet, Krypton, exploded to fragments, a scientist placed his infant son within an experimental rocket-ship, launching it toward Earth!"

[Don Nogales, Cattle Rustler: Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Jack Woods / cover / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
Lyman Anderson (signed)
Inks
Lyman Anderson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; western-frontier
Characters
Jack Woods (introduction); Don Nogales (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Jack is captured in the middle of the night by Don Nogales and his assistant Miguel. The men carry him to Don Nogales' ranch in Mexico. Once arrived there, Jack manages to ditch the custody of Miguel by his own physical prowess, throwing him to the ground and taking away his gun. When he goes in search of Don Nogales, the fallen man stands with the intention of throwing a knife at Jack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 15.
The cover is a one-page story.

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

Dr. Fu Manchu / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dr. Fu Manchu
Reprints
Keywords
chemistry; laboratories; retorts; test tubes

Indexer Notes

Page 19.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / cover / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles

Indexer Notes

Page 20.
Error Report #2990 by Mike DeLisa states the following: "Cover was not by Shuster, actually by unknown member of DC staff based on one interior panel. Coloring was not by Jack Adler; Adler states that the work was done by DC staff. My source is the Court record and decision, which includes affidavits from Siegel, Shuster, and Adler."
Superman/Batman #41 identifies bystander on cover as Rick Radomski of Radomski Hardware. Though this takes place during a dream sequence, the name could be considered canon.

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

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster (see notes); Leo O'Mealia (see notes)
Inks
Joe Shuster (see notes); Leo O'Mealia (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?; Joe Shuster (logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 22.
This cover is from the opening Shuster panel in the Superman story in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #10 (March 1939). Per Comic Book Marketplace (Gary Carter, 1990 series) # ?, Leo O'Mealia's son Leo Jr. uncovered evidence of his father's work on this cover from his records.
Per Alter Ego (Twomorrows, 1999 series) #27 (August, 2003), Ken Gale and Rich Morrissey interview Vin Sullivan who remembered O'Mealia. Rich then states that O'Mealia photostatted and cut out the Shuster work from the first panel from Action #10 for the cover and drew the ornate detailing surrounding it. Sullivan did not seem to recall the events of the cover.
Joe Shuster did the Superman figure and buildings originally and Leo O'Mealia did a photostat retracing and/or retouching of the figure and building backgrounds, and added the ornate detail (updated 14 October 2015).
Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois 4XR
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 25.

The Super-Courtship of Lois Lane! (Table of Contents: 7)

Lois Lane / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 25.

The Lost Secrets of Krypton! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / cover / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 27.

Superman Alias Superman (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / cover / 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

Page 30.
Verified by Jack Burnley.

The Phantom Superman! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
buses

Indexer Notes

Page 31.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Batman / cover / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
bat rope; revolvers

Indexer Notes

Page 33.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / cover / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Julie Madison; The Monk
Reprints
Keywords
bats; castles

Indexer Notes

Page 35.

The Origin of Batman! (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Bruce Wayne
Reprints
Keywords
Bat Signal; Batmobile; Batplane

Indexer Notes

Page 42.
Pencils:
1. Bob Kane (Verified by Schwartz to Craig Delich at Kansas City Comic Book convention in 1992. Craig showed the cover and story to Schwartz, along with tons of other art credited to Schwartz, and Lew went through each one and verified what he did and what Kane did. Lew specifically stated, that, on MOST of the Batman stories, he was told by Kane to very lightly sketch in or pencil the Batman and Robin figures, then send the art to Kane for finishing off before being submitted to the inker. For this particular cover and story, Schwartz categorically stated that he had NOTHING to do with this cover or the accompanying story. Added by Craig Delich 2014-3-20).

2. Lew Sayre Schwartz (stated by Les Daniels in the book "Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes"). Lew Sayre Schwartz himself denies pencilling this so this tips the scale towards Kane pencils.

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris. Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Joker's Utility Belt! (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (images)
Reprints
Keywords
Utility belt

Indexer Notes

Page 73.
Pencil credit verified by Sprang, inker credit verified by Paris and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Introducing The Flash... Fastest Man Alive! (Table of Contents: 15)

The Flash / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Hawkman [Carter Hall] (inset); Johnny Thunder (inset); The Whip [Rodney Gaynor] (inset); Cliff Cornwall (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 51.
Flash has lightning bolts on his trousers and on his belt buckle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Hawkman / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; The Flash [Jay Garrick] (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 51.
Oddity: Hawkgirl is not wearing a mask.

The Terror of the Talismans (Table of Contents: 17)

Green Lantern / cover / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern; the Harlequin (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 52.

Food for Starving Patriots! (Table of Contents: 18)

The Justice Society of America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Gallagher
Inks
Joe Gallagher
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Johnny Thunder; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Specte [Jim Corrigan]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 56.
ODDITY: Hawkman's green tights are missing on this cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman; Batman with Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Page 57.
DC Comics: Sixty Years of The World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes by Les Daniels in 1995 indicates this cover is by Jerry Robinson. The two reprint sources indicate Fred Ray. Thanks to Arnie Grieves for pointing this out. Note from Craig Delich: Jack Burnley verified Ray as the artist on this cover when he visited him personally in 1989.

Fred Ray sent a listing of all of his comic book credits to Jack Burnley in 2003, and part of the list was published in Alter-Ego #25 for June of 2003. In it, Ray states his on-going feud with Robinson, who was claiming to do work that Ray actually did. These credits by Ray verify that Ray did the full art for this cover as indicated. Ray, like Jack Burnley, tore all the covers off the comics that he did the covers to, and he sent scans of these covers to Burnley and Roy Thomas to verify his claim.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Wonder Woman / cover / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry G. Peter (Wonder Woman only); Jon L. Blummer
Inks
Harry G. Peter (Wonder Woman only); Jon L. Blummer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 59.
Wonder Woman figure based on splash of story in All-Star #8. Credits by Jerry Bails.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Wonder Woman / cover / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Mars
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 60.
Mars' armor is colored blue, white, and orange here, whereas inside it's all orange with a green emblem.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry G. Peter
Inks
Harry G. Peter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 62.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Lila; Buenos Noches; Doctor Psycho
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 63.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Boy Commandos / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson ?

Genre
children; war
Characters
Rip Carter; Alfy; Brooklyn; Andre; Jan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 64.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The news that Superman has solemnly agreed not to advertise Teenie Weenies...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Superman makes an eclipse of the moon as an advertising stunt.
Reprints
  • from Superman Sunday newspaper strip from 1947-09-28.

Indexer Notes

Page 71.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
atomic bomb; motion picture camera; mushroom cloud

Indexer Notes

Page 81.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yum yum -- I see you've got blueberry pie for dessert, Mother!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Ma Kent
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 89.

Know Your Country (Table of Contents: 28)

Superboy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Superboy helps an immigrant girl from Sweden be accepted by her classmates.
Reprints
  • from various DC issues in January 1955.

Indexer Notes

Page 93.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Bob Hope / cover / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doing anything tonight, honey?
Genre
humor
Characters
Bob Hope
Reprints
Keywords
bournouses; French Foreign Legion; keffiyeh; scimitars

Indexer Notes

Page 96.

Nine Worlds To Conquer (Table of Contents: 30)

Knights of the Galaxy / cover / 0.6 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lyle; Ora
Reprints
Keywords
spacecraft

Indexer Notes

Page 102

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Crime SuspenStories / cover / 0.3 page (report information)

Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
hatchets; headings

Indexer Notes

Page 115.
This cover became infamous during the 1954 Senate hearings on comics.

The Battle of the Super-Pets! (Table of Contents: 32)

Superman; Supergirl / cover / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; Streaky; Krypto
Reprints
Keywords
tug of war

Indexer Notes

Page 119.

The Secret of Silver Kryptonite! (Table of Contents: 33)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman
Reprints
Keywords
silver kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Page 120.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 0.6 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino (Supergirl); Paris Cullins (Invisible Kid); George Perez (Colossal Boy); Joe Kubert (Dawnstar); Kurt Schaffenberger (Superboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Sun Boy); Don Heck (White Witch); Jim Aparo (Karate Kid); Jan Duursema (Queen Projectra); Gene Colan (Timber Wolf); Dave Cockrum (Phantom Girl); Walter Simonson (Blok); George Tuska (Star Boy); Jim Sherman (Dream Girl); Howard Chaykin (Brainiac 5); Curt Swan (Ultra Boy); Howard Bender (Wildfire); Keith Giffen (Cosmic Boy, Proty II); Dick Giordano (Saturn Girl); Larry Mahlstedt (Lightning Lad); Gil Kane (Mon-El); Trevor von Eeden (Element Lad); Joe Orlando (Chameleon Boy); Ross Andru (Shadow Lass); Ernie Colon (Duo Damsel); Joe Staton (Bouncing Boy)
Inks
Bob Oksner (Supergirl); Paris Cullins (Invisible Kid); George Perez (Colossal Boy); Joe Kubert (Dawnstar); Kurt Schaffenberger (Superboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Sun Boy); Don Heck (White Witch); Jim Aparo (Karate Kid); Jan Duursema (Queen Projectra); Frank Giacoia (Timber Wolf); Dave Cockrum (Phantom Girl); Walter Simonson (Blok); Mike DeCarlo (Star Boy); Jim Sherman (Dream Girl); Howard Chaykin (Brainiac 5); Curt Swan (Ultra Boy); Dave Hunt (Wildfire); Larry Mahlstedt (Cosmic Boy); Dick Giordano (Saturn Girl); Keith Giffen (Lightning Lad); Gil Kane (Mon-El); Trevor von Eeden (Element Lad); Joe Orlando (Chameleon Boy); Dan Adkins (Proty II); Romeo Tanghal (Shadow Lass); Ernie Colon (Duo Damsel); Joe Staton (Bouncing Boy)
Colors
Anthony Tollin

Job Number
C-289
Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Superboy; Sun Boy; White Witch; Karate Kid; Queen Projectra; Timber Wolf; Phantom Girl; Blok; Star Boy; Dream Girl; Brainiac Five; Ultra Boy; Wildfire; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Mon-El; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Proty II; Shadow Lass/Woman; Duo Damsel; Bouncing Boy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 122.
The cover of this book was a part of a contest. Readers could try to identify the artist who drew each character. The reader that guessed the most correctly won an autographed page of Giffen/Mahlstedt art from this issue. The contest winner was David C. Zimmerman of St. Louis, MO. Second-prize winners won a Legion poster. Cover credits are credited as revealed in the letter column for Legion of Super-Heroes #306 (December 1983).
Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Menace of the Runaway Missile! (Table of Contents: 35)

Green Lantern / cover / 0.3 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Gil Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 125.
Some sources credit Joe Giella with the cover inking, including Green Lantern Annual, No 1, 1963 issue (DC, 1998 series) #[nn]. The cover is signed with a K over G, which at this time meant that Gil Kane did the inking also. The Schwartz pay records also list solely Gil Kane on this cover. Art Spotters Bob Bailey, Michael Evans, David Bachman and Gene Reed all agree that it is Gil Kane inks. Schwartz pay records provided by DC Comics.

Cosmic Enemy Number One! (Table of Contents: 36)

Green Lantern / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Roger Vicker [as Green Lantern]; actors [as Green Lantern Corps]; actor [as a Guardian of the Universe]
Synopsis
The Green Lantern Corps appears ready to execute Green Lantern Hal Jordan.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 125.
Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007).

Starro the Conqueror! (Table of Contents: 37)

Justice League of America / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp (letters and JLA logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]]; Starro
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 126.
Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission.

The Double Life of Star Sapphire (Table of Contents: 38)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Star Sapphire [Carol Ferris]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 128.

Doom of the Star Diamond! (Table of Contents: 39)

Justice League of America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman; Martian Manhunter; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 129.
Pencil and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, August 2008.

The Birds in the Gilded Cage! (Table of Contents: 40)

Hawkman / cover / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 131.

Flash of Two Worlds! (Table of Contents: 41)

The Flash / cover / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Flash [Jay Garrick]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 132.
Cover art is an homage to the cover of Our Fighting Forces (DC, 1954 series) #48 August 1959. Pencil and ink credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, November 2008.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

New Teen Titans / cover / 0.3 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood ?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?; typeset

Job Number
C-430
Genre
superhero
Characters
Teen Titans [Starfire [Koriand'r]; Raven [Rachel Roth]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Changeling [Gar Logan]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 134.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

Metamorpho / cover / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Metamorpho [Rex Mason]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 137.

Introducing Deadman (Table of Contents: 44)

Deadman / cover / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Arnold Drake (layout); Carmine Infantino (signed)
Inks
George Roussos (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; the Hook (partial)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 150.
Script and layout credits from Henry R. Kujawa, 2006-09-28.

Where Lurks The Menace? (Table of Contents: 45)

The Creeper / cover / 0.3 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Creeper [Jack Ryder]; The Terror
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 151.

The Secret Six! (Table of Contents: 46)

Secret Six / cover / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Springer
Inks
Frank Springer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
adventure; spy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 151.

Forget the Old... The New Wonder Woman Is Here! (Table of Contents: 47)

Wonder Woman / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 156.

Bat Out of Hell! (Table of Contents: 48)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-1354
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 162.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

Swamp Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Totleben (painting)
Inks
John Totleben (painting)
Colors
John Totleben (painting)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing; Abigail Cable
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Page 163.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 50)

Shazam! / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
C. C. Beck
Inks
C. C. Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1476
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]
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Page 169.
Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007]

This Is It! Double-Size Shocker! (Table of Contents: 51)

Crisis on Infinite Earths / cover / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (signed)
Inks
George Perez (signed)
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blackhawk; Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Elongated Man; Deadman; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Rocky Davis; Ragman; Amethyst; Phantom Stranger; Zatanna; Dolphin; Flash [Barry Allen]; Atomic Knight; Kole; Mister Miracle; Warlord; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Cinnamon; Plastic Man; Big Bear; Shade the Changing Man; Lori Lemaris; Jemm, Son of Saturn; Changeling [Gar Logan]; Tarantula; OMAC; Robin [Jason Todd]; Brainiac 5; Creeper; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Sgt. Rock; Proty; Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Jonni Thunder; The Question; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Firestorm; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Colossal Boy; Tomahawk; Kamandi; Power Girl; Superman (Earth-2); Swamp Thing; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Broot; Star Boy; King Solovar; Fury; Cyborg; Vigilante [Adrian Chase]; Gypsy; Metamorpho; Doll Man; Nuklon; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jonah Hex; Blue Devil; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Batman (Earth-1); Adam Strange; Wonder Woman (Earth-1); Gold; Dr. Fate; Superman (Earth-1); Supergirl (Earth-1)
Synopsis
Superman (Earth-1) is holding Supergirl (Earth-1)'s dead body as he cries in agony. All other heroes are in silent mourning.
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Page 188.
Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 52)

Crisis on Infinite Earths / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (signed)
Inks
George Perez (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sivana; Cheetah [Priscilla Rich]; Copperhead; Sinestro; Gorilla Grodd; Clock King; Deathstroke the Terminator; Lex Luthor (Earth-1); The Joker; Silver Ghost; Predator; Mirror Master; Per Degaton; Tsunami; Kobra; Poison Ivy; Solomon Grundy; Plasmus; Punch; Jewelee; Eclipso; Captain Cold; Blackstarr; Lady Lunar; Captain Nazi; Shakedown; Circe; Blockbuster; Scarecrow; Hyena; Black Manta; Black Mass; Shadow-Thief; Validus; Bolt; Black Adam; Killer Frost; Star Sapphire; Starro; Trickster; Silver Swan; Lightning Lord; Queen Bee; Chemo; Doctor Polaris; Gizmo; Shrike; Psimon; Penguin; Brainiac; The Ghost; Doctor Double X
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Page 189.
Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Scott Hampton (painted)
Inks
Scott Hampton (painted)
Colors
Scott Hampton (painted)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
Batman
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Page 210. The caption in the book mistakenly refers to this as the 1992 issue.

The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch (Table of Contents: 54)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean
Inks
Dave McKean
Colors
Dave McKean
Letters
?

Genre
drama
Characters
Mr. Punch
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Page 211.
Listed as a "photographed still life" in the original.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 55)

Hellblazer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kent Williams (signed)
Inks
Kent Williams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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Page 226.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 56)

Superman / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom Grummett
Inks
Doug Hazlewood
Colors
Glenn Whitmore

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
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Page 228.
Enhanced edition has foil background on cover.

[A cog in the corporate machine is about to strip some gears...] (Table of Contents: 57)

Hardware / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Denys Cowan (signed)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (signed)
Colors
Noelle C. Giddings
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hardware
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Page 233.

The Nude Housewife (Table of Contents: 58)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jan Harold Brunvand
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
?

Genre
humor
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Page 239.

The New Magazine of Weird Humor! (Table of Contents: 59)

Plop! / cover / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Basil Wolverton (signed); Sergio Aragonés (marginals)
Inks
Basil Wolverton (signed); Sergio Aragonés (marginals)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Sergio Aragonés (logo design)

Genre
humor
Characters
"Arms" Armstrong
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Page 240.
Cover art is smaller version of back cover. Logo design credit from Todd Klein (confirmed by Aragonés through Mark Evanier) via his Facebook page, used with permission.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 60)

cover / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Jurgens
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
?
Letters
Timothy Zach (logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; The Flash [Wally West] (cowl only); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Waverider; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hawkman
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Page 246.
Logo design credit from Todd Klein.

Cut to the Quick! (Table of Contents: 61)

Flash / cover / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Wieringo (signed)
Inks
Jose Marzan Jr. (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash
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Page 247.

The Legend of the Batman--Who He Is and How He Came to Be! (Table of Contents: 62)

The Batman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Thomas Wayne (Bruce's father, death, flashback); Martha Wayne (Bruce's mother, death, flashback); Joe Chill (villain, un-named)
Synopsis
Bruce Wayne's parents are murdered by a cheap crook, and young Bruce vows to avenge their deaths by warring on all criminals.
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Inside back covers of the book.
The background inker and letterer credits were verified by Moldoff.

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. [Two page origin of Superman]
    Superman
  2. 2. [Don Nogales, Cattle Rustler: Part 1]
    Jack Woods
  3. 3. [no title indexed]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  4. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  5. 5. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  6. 6. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  7. 7. The Super-Courtship of Lois Lane!
    Lois Lane
  8. 8. The Lost Secrets of Krypton!
    Superman
  9. 9. Superman Alias Superman
    Superman
  10. 10. The Phantom Superman!
    Superman
  11. 11. [no title indexed]
    The Batman
  12. 12. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  13. 13. The Origin of Batman!
    Batman
  14. 14. The Joker's Utility Belt!
    Batman; Robin
  15. 15. Introducing The Flash... Fastest Man Alive!
    The Flash
  16. 16. [no title indexed]
    Hawkman
  17. 17. The Terror of the Talismans
    Green Lantern
  18. 18. Food for Starving Patriots!
    The Justice Society of America
  19. 19. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman with Robin
  20. 20. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  21. 21. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  22. 22. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  23. 23. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  24. 24. [no title indexed]
    Boy Commandos
  25. 25. ["The news that Superman has solemnly agreed not to advertise Teenie Weenies..."]
    Superman
  26. 26. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  27. 27. ["Yum yum -- I see you've got blueberry pie for dessert, Mother!"]
    Superboy
  28. 28. Know Your Country
    Superboy
  29. 29. ["Doing anything tonight, honey?"]
    Bob Hope
  30. 30. Nine Worlds To Conquer
    Knights of the Galaxy
  31. 31. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  32. 32. The Battle of the Super-Pets!
    Superman; Supergirl
  33. 33. The Secret of Silver Kryptonite!
    Jimmy Olsen
  34. 34. [no title indexed]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  35. 35. Menace of the Runaway Missile!
    Green Lantern
  36. 36. Cosmic Enemy Number One!
    Green Lantern
  37. 37. Starro the Conqueror!
    Justice League of America
  38. 38. The Double Life of Star Sapphire
    Green Lantern
  39. 39. Doom of the Star Diamond!
    Justice League of America
  40. 40. The Birds in the Gilded Cage!
    Hawkman
  41. 41. Flash of Two Worlds!
    The Flash
  42. 42. [no title indexed]
    New Teen Titans
  43. 43. [no title indexed]
    Metamorpho
  44. 44. Introducing Deadman
    Deadman
  45. 45. Where Lurks The Menace?
    The Creeper
  46. 46. The Secret Six!
    Secret Six
  47. 47. Forget the Old... The New Wonder Woman Is Here!
    Wonder Woman
  48. 48. Bat Out of Hell!
  49. 49. [no title indexed]
    Swamp Thing
  50. 50. [no title indexed]
    Shazam!
  51. 51. This Is It! Double-Size Shocker!
    Crisis on Infinite Earths
  52. 52. [no title indexed]
    Crisis on Infinite Earths
  53. 53. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  54. 54. The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch
  55. 55. [no title indexed]
    Hellblazer
  56. 56. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  57. 57. [A cog in the corporate machine is about to strip some gears...]
    Hardware
  58. 58. The Nude Housewife
  59. 59. The New Magazine of Weird Humor!
    Plop!
  60. 60. [no title indexed]
  61. 61. Cut to the Quick!
    Flash
  62. 62. The Legend of the Batman--Who He Is and How He Came to Be!
    The Batman
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