([July] 2016)

DC, 2013 Series
Volume
2
Price
75.00 USD; 85.00 CAD
Pages
740
On-sale date
2016-07-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [peel]
ISBN
978-1-4012-6324-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401263249 57500
Editing
Paul Santos (editor - collected edition); Vin Sullivan (editor - original series); Whitney Ellsworth (editor - original series); Murray Boltinoff (editor - original series)
Color
Color
Dimensions
7.5 " x 11"
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects Superman stories from Action Comics #32-47, Superman #8-15, World's Best Comics #1, World's Finest Comics #2-5.

Superman #2-11 originally had a frontispiece featuring a collage of Superman illustrations titled "Superman The Man of Tomorrow" or "America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character". The frontispieces included in this collection are not from the issue that they are attributed to. The frontispieces included with Superman #8 and #9 in this volume are actually from Superman #2 and #3 respectively. (No frontispieces were included in Volume One of this series.) The frontispieces included with Superman #10-13 in this volume are actually from Superman #8-11 respectively.

The one-page features following the covers of Superman #14 and #15 in this collection are actually from Superman #2 and #3 respectively. They were also not included in Volume One of this series.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
Darwyn Cooke
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane

Indexer Notes

Original retro-style cover illustration by Darwyn Cooke

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

Superman / insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leo Nowak
Inks
Leo Nowak; John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane

Indexer Notes

Front interior dust jacket with brief synopsis of this collection, includes illustrations from Superman #14 "The Undersea City" and "The Invention Thief".

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley; Joe Shuster; Leo Nowak
Inks
Jack Burnley; Leo Nowak; Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Title page includes illustrations from Action Comics #32, #32 Cover, #32, and #44.

[Title and Credits] (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Leo Nowak; Jack Burnley; Fred Ray; Paul Cassiday
Inks
Leo Nowak; Jack Burnley; Fred Ray; Ed Dobrotka; Leo Nowak ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustrations from World's Finest Comics #4, Action Comics #33, Action Comics #36 Cover, Action Comics #38, and World's Finest Comics #2.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information, includes illustrations from Action Comics #32, #32, #34, and Superman #9 Cover.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 5)

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Table of contents, includes illustration from Action Comics #32.

The Table of Contents is off by one page for every issue, starting with the first story in the collection from Action #32. The foreword, which was reprinted from Superman Archives #4, was 4 pages in its original printing, but was reprinted here using a smaller font and only needed 3 pages. It appears that the Table of Contents was done assuming the foreword was 4 pages instead of 3, resulting in everything after that being off by one page.

Foreword (Table of Contents: 6)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Leonard Maltin
Pencils
Joe Shuster; Wayne Boring; Fred Ray; Leo Nowak
Inks
Wayne Boring; Don Komisarow ?; Fred Ray; Joe Shuster ?; Leo Nowak; Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Foreword by Leonard Maltin, dated 1994, was originally published in Superman Archives Volume 4 (1989 series). Includes illustrations from Superman #8 "Perrone and the Drug Gang", World's Best Comics #1, Action Comics #41 Cover, Action Comics #39, World's Finest Comics #4, World's Best Comics #1, Actions Comics #38, and Action Comics #45.

[Action Comics #32] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Leo Nowak
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the cover art to Fred Ray.

[The Gambling Racket in Metropolis] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Krypto raygun (introduction); George Taylor (unnamed); Lois Lane; Mayor Worth; Preston (villain)
Synopsis
Clark Kent is bound and determined to find out why gambling is allowed in the city of Metropolis when city ordinance doesn't allow it. But it's Superman's use of the Krypto Raygun that cinches the case against the perpetrator.
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Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Gambling Racket in Metropolis". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Preston Gambling Racket".

Superman uses Krypto raygun for the first time. Made of Kryptonite, this captured and projected pictures. (Gun was sold as a toy.) Blue "S" on cape.

[Superman #8] (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

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the cover art to Paul Cassidy.

Superman the Man of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Despite its placement in this collection, this page is not from Superman #8, it is actually the frontispiece from Superman #2. Table of contents reflects Wayne Boring as the artist. Boring did draw the actual frontispiece for Superman #8, but this is not that page. The frontispiece that originally appeared in Superman #8 appears in this collection with Superman #10.

[The Giants of Professor Zee] (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Paul Cassidy ?; Wayne Boring ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Professor Zee (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Cardos (villain, introduction, death); several giants (villains, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Two hard working professors succeed in creating a process to enlarge the size of living organisms, but when they choose to try the process on human beings, and succeed with dreadful results, the Man of Steel must intervene.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index of original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Paul Cassidy as the sole artist.

[The Fifth Column] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Wayne Boring [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Frank Martin (death); Jeff Carlton (villain); General Sagdorf (villain, introduction); Eric Reibel (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Warned by a friend of his of 5th Columnists landing by boat in the city of Metropolis, Clark Kent, as Superman, investigates and discovers that they are planting skilled workmen as spies and saboteurs with American armament factories, as well as having a secret base in a mountainous valley, complete with a subversive army capable of striking terror and destruction from the rear when U.S. military forces are attempting to defend coastal areas against foreign invasion.
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[The Carnival Crooks] (Table of Contents: 13)

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
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White (un-named); Lois Lane; Jackel (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
After Clark is fleeced at a local carnival, Lois is given permission by the editor of the Planet to get evidence of the crookedness of the games there and ends up discovering that the carnival also has pickpockets roaming the grounds, robbing the guests.
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[Perrone and the Drug Gang] (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Nate Grant (villain, death); John Parrone (villain, introduction); Brokenshire (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Lois and Clark attempt to get the low down on thefts of morphine, as well as trying to prove the guilt of a lawyer who manages to get his clients freed in court on technicalities.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman has a blue "S" on his cape.

[Action Comics #33] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the cover art to Fred Ray.

[Something Amiss at the Lumber Camp] (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White (1st appearance in Action); Lois Lane; Ken Hall (death); Francois Bernier (villain, death); Brett Hall (villain, death); Cliff (villain, death)
Synopsis
When the profits from a huge lumber mill operations, which normally go to under-privileged children, start disappearing, it becomes a job for the Man of Steel!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "Something Amiss at the Lumber Camp". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Lumber Millionaire's Will".

Superman has a blue "S" on cape.

[Action Comics #34] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
dams

[The Beautiful Young Heiress] (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Doris Laurey; Jim Laurey (villain); Crawford (villain)
Synopsis
Clark Kent gets the assignment to look into a young heiress, who has only only inherited her late father's coal mines, but intends to operate them.....that is, until her Uncle decides to put her out of the way.
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Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Beautiful Young Heiress". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Coal Mine Heiress".

[Superman #9] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character!] (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Despite its placement in this collection, this page is not from Superman #9, it is actually the frontispiece from Superman #3. Table of contents reflects Paul Cassidy as the artist. Cassidy did draw the actual frontispiece for Superman #9, but this is not that page. The frontispiece that originally appeared in Superman #9 appears in this collection with Superman #11.

[The Phony Pacifists] (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Major Lester; The Committee Against Militarism (some villains, intro); Senator Galsworthy (intro); Derwing (villain, intro)
Synopsis
Superman battles against some members of the Committee Against Militarism, whose leader is actually employed by a warring totalitarian nation, which wants to see to it that the United States does not re-arm, thus making it ripe for take-over.
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[Joe Gatson, Racketeer] (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Judge Crane; Sylvia Crane; Joe Gatson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Superman prevents Judge Crane from committing suicide, and, after talking with the judge, discovers that his daughter has been kidnapped and will not be released unless the judge declares racketeering defendant Joe Gatson not guilty for his crimes.
Reprints

[Mystery in Swasey Swamp] (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Krawl (villain, introduction, death); Tom Jepson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Editor White sends Clark out to Lamson Laboratories to get to the bottom of an unknown person or persons causing problems at the lab in an attempt to force the W-142 formula out of Lamson, and Lois is sent to Swasey Swamp, which is said to be emanating powerful electrical discharges. When someone attempts to kill Kent, Superman begins to see a conection between the two situations, and intervenes in time to save the formula.
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[Jackson's Murder Ring] (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Morton Carling (cameo, death); Marjorie Farnsworth; Mr. Lassiter (villain, introduction); Mr. Jackson (villain, introduction); Mr. Nelson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The death of Morton Carling leads Lois, Sgt. Casey and Superman to uncovering the fact that the Jackson Jewelry Company was a front for a murder syndicate, which disguised the transfer of blood money as jewelry payments.
Reprints

[World's Best Comics #1] (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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

[Superman vs. The Rainmaker] (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Wayne Boring [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; B. Drexel Rutherford; Rainmaker (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A criminal scientist learns how to control the weather and uses his power for extortion, and he even nearly stops the Man of Tomorrow from interfering when he uses a paralysis gas on the Man of Steel.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the art to Paul Cassidy.

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "Superman vs. The Rainmaker". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "When a criminal scientist becomes master of one of nature's most beneficial phenomenons...".

[Action Comics #35] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
machine guns

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the cover art to Wayne Boring. A note in the index for the original issue explicitly states that the Wayne Boring credit is incorrect.

[The Guybart Gold Mine] (Table of Contents: 28)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Wayne Boring [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Leo Nowak ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Benjamin Sims; Emily Sims; Brock Walters (villain)
Synopsis
Lois Lane decides to help an elderly couple, Benjamin and Emily Sims, who have fallen on hard times and are mulling an offer to sell some Guybart gold mine stock. Lois finds out that the stock is worthless and investigates why someone would want to buy it. Lois is suddenly beset by attempts to steal the stock from her possession, and Superman must protect her while she investigates further.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the art to Joe Shuster.

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Guybart Gold Mine". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Worthless Gold Mine".

[Action Comics #36] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
robots

[The Enemy Invasion] (Table of Contents: 30)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (page 1); Joe Shuster (pp 2-13)
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Ted Allen (villain); Stuart Pemberton (villain)
Synopsis
The Volunteers for Peace try to stir up anti-rearmament talk among their members, hoping they will help sabotage strategic centers in the U.S. thereby paving the way for an invasion by a "Nation X". But Superman intervenes, stopping that invasion and saving Lois' life in the process!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the art to Joe Shuster only.

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Enemy Invasion". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "Fifth Columnists".

[Superman #10] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the cover art to Paul Cassidy and Joe Shuster.

[World's Greatest Adventure Character] (Table of Contents: 32)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset (some)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

While the artwork for this frontispiece matches the one in Superman #10, it uses a different coloring scheme and appears to have been reprinted from Superman #8 instead. The version of the frontispiece with the coloring used in Superman #10 appears in this collection with Superman #12.

[The Invisible Luthor] (Table of Contents: 33)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Luthor (villain, bald at last); Bob Dunning (villain)
Synopsis
Metropolis is struck first by invisible robbers, then disappearing and reappearing buildings, and finally all water being shut off to residents. Superman discovers that Luthor is behind the scheme, who demands $100 million from the city and that it be delivered by the Man of Tomorrow.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Luthor is bald, the first in comics. Earlier bald appearance was in the Sunday newspaper strip.

[The Talent Agency Fraud] (Table of Contents: 34)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed); Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Shuster Shop [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mrs. Wallburn; Mr. Grady (villain, introductioin)
Synopsis
When Lois Lane announces to members of the Daily Planet staff that she plans to leave her reporter's job for the life of a stage and screen star, Clark smells a rat, and investigates the Grady Talent Agency, and learns that Grady is promising many women the same life career, while draining their bank accounts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the art to Leo Nowak only.

[The Spy Ring of Righab Bey] (Table of Contents: 35)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Jim Gregg; Mary Grogan; Carter; Righab-Bey (villain, introduction); Raj (villain, Bey's assistant)
Synopsis
Lois and Clark see Jim Gregg, a clerk in the Ordnance Division of the War Department, coming out of an astrologer's office, and find it odd the man wold visit such a place. Separately, Lois, then Clark visit the evil Righam-Bey trying to learn what he is up to, but it is Superman who discovers that the ordnance clerk knows about a new bomb being tested that responds to the engines of enemy ships, and the astrologer is attempting to learn that secret for himself.
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[The Dukalia Spy Ring] (Table of Contents: 36)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lt. Ferguson; ex-Captain Lang; Karl Wolff (villain, introduction, death); Hall (villain)
Synopsis
A former Naval officer, discharged for conduct unbecoming to an officer, draws the attention of Karl Wolff, consul for Dukalia, a nation which believes it is superior to America, and desires to take the U.S. over. Superman investigates and discovers that this Naval officer has invented a submarine that can operate in the air, as well as on or below the surface of the ocean, and that he is a double agent being used to facilitate the capture of these spies.
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[Action Comics #37] (Table of Contents: 37)

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
Keywords
sabotage; saboteurs

[Commissioner Kent] (Table of Contents: 38)

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
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Mayor Garson; Commissioner Larrimore (death); ex-Commissioner Kennedy (villain)
Synopsis
The criminal element of Metropolis is killing every Police Commissioner appointed, and Clark sees a connection between the criminal element and certain crooked politicians. But Clark is dumbfounded when it is suggested he take the job to crack down on that criminal element!
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Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "Commissioner Kent". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "Clark Kent, Police Commissioner".

Superman is still sought by the police for working outside the law.

[World's Finest Comics #2] (Table of Contents: 39)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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

[The Unknown X] (Table of Contents: 40)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Leo Nowak ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Russell Walker; The Unknown X [Arthur Jameson] (villain, introduction); Benjie (villain)
Synopsis
Superman must find out the identity of the mysterious gang leader known as the Unknown X who has organized one of the most thorough criminal organizations Metropolis has ever seen.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Unknown X". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "A new mastermind of crime, 'The Unknown X,' victimizes Metropolis...".

[Action Comics #38] (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
mountain climbing

Indexer Notes

Blue "S" on cape.

[Radio Control] (Table of Contents: 42)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Perry White; Harold Morton (villain)
Synopsis
Superman is puzzled as several well respected citizens commit crimes, then remember nothing about the incidents!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "Radio Control". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "Hypnosis by Radio".

[Superman #11] (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[Superman: America's Greatest Adventure-Strip Character] (Table of Contents: 44)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

While the artwork for this frontispiece matches the one in Superman #11, it uses a different coloring scheme and appears to have been reprinted from Superman #9 instead. The version of the frontispiece with the coloring used in Superman #11 appears in this collection with Superman #13.

[Zimba's Gold Badge Terrorists] (Table of Contents: 45)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Rolf Zimba (villain, introduction, death); Gold Badge Organization (villains, introduction, deaths)
Synopsis
When the ruthless Gold Badge Organization causes tremendous damage in the city of Metrodale through the use of bombs, its leaders then turn their attention to the city of Metropolis. But when they threaten, and nearly destroy, the Daily Planet building, Superman devises a plan to impersonate the group's leader, call a meeting of all members in one place, and have the Police round them up, all in one fell swoop.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet building (globe with ring)

[The Corinthville Caper] (Table of Contents: 46)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Emil Carlstrom (introduction); Carol Carlstrom (introduction); Grant Fellows (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Editor White sends Lois and Clark to Corinthville in response to public sightings of giant animals, and they visit the laboratory of Dr. Carlstrom, who assures the pair that his experiments are being done to try to extend the life span of animals. Later, Superman confronts the culprit involved who explains that he made up the story about giant animals, and only used a large gorilla and snake to support his story, because he had discovered a hidden gold mine beneath Carlstrom's lab.
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[The Yellow Plague] (Table of Contents: 47)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dr. Sanford Franklin; Pedro Carlos (death); Dr. Karl van Breeden; Major Burt Crandall; Wacouches (Chirroba Chief); Quismado (villain, introduction, death); un-named gangster (villain, intro, death)
Synopsis
Assigned by Perry White to write an article on the life of an internee, Lois and Clark meet with their friend, Dr. Sanford Frank, who then introduces them to internee Pedro Carlos from Latin America. The reporters soon learn that Carlos is a member of a South American tribe, the Chirrobans, who suffer from a yellow plague that is now affecting people in Metropolis, thanks to Quismado, a Chirroban. Heading to South America, Superman succeeds in stopping Quismado and securing a cure for the yellow plague in Metropolis.
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[The Plot of Count Bergac] (Table of Contents: 48)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Patricia Randall (introduction); Henry Walters; Count Bergac [Ricky Hanlon](villain)
Synopsis
Patricia Randall returns from overseas and calls a Board of Directors meeting for the Randall Department Store Company, and informs them that from that point on, she was taking charge. After she leaves, a French Count in attendance informs the board that if he has his way and marries her, that he would return control of the company to them: for $100,000 a year!
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[Action Comics #39] (Table of Contents: 49)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
spotlights

Indexer Notes

Superman has a blue "S" on cape.

[The Radioactive Man] (Table of Contents: 50)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Perry White; District Attorney Tom Spaulding; May Bryson; The Ghost [Brett Bryson] (villain, introduction, death); Frank Chalmers (villain); Davis (villain)
Synopsis
A disaster at Chalmers Laboratories involving radium kills Brett Bryson. His bosses are tried for negligence but acquitted. A hooded figure later robs a jewelry store, leaving a watchman dead of radium burns. Superman is implicated, and he must clear his name before Sgt. Casey arrests him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the inks to Joe Shuster. The Archives credit Leo Nowak for the inks.

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Radioactive Man". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Man with the Radioactive Touch".

Superman is called the Man of Tomorrow.

[Action Comics #40] (Table of Contents: 51)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
tanks

[The Billionaire's Daughter] (Table of Contents: 52)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Nancy Thorgeson; Morgan Thorgeson; Parello (villain)
Synopsis
A millionaire agrees to pay $100,000 to charity if Superman helps to straighten out his wayward daughter who spends money as if it were water as various gambling establishments. Only when an emergency arises does the girl see herself in a different vein.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Billionaire's Daughter". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Reformation of Nancy Thorgenson".

[World's Finest Comics #3] (Table of Contents: 53)

Superman; Batman with Robin / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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

[The Case of the Death Express] (Table of Contents: 54)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Douglas Grant (lawyer); Atkinson (railroad President); "Sparky" Waters (villain); Thorton Bigsby (villain)
Synopsis
Clark Kent [a.k.a. Superman] investigates a series of railroad accidents that turn out to be anything BUT accidental!
Reprints

[Superman #12] (Table of Contents: 55)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
Army; Navy; sailor; Veteran's Day

[Superman: World's Greatest Adventure Character] (Table of Contents: 56)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Shuster Shop
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Despite its placement in this collection, this is actually the frontispiece from Superman #10. Superman #12 did not have a frontispiece. Table of contents reflects Paul Cassidy as the artist. The actual frontispiece for Superman #10 has been credited to Wayne Boring.

[Peril on Pogo Island] (Table of Contents: 57)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (layouts) (signed); Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Niles Grant; Nan Wilson; Carl Bogart (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
For doing such a great job, Lois and Clark are given a cruise vacation aboard the "Grenodier", where they meet Nan Wilson, who has inherited Pogo Island, and she invites the two to visit her island. But the superstitious natives believe that Nan is a witch and several attempts are made on her life. Superman, however, discovers that the island is being used as a base for submarines belonging to a foreign nation which prey on merchant marine vessels in neutral waters.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the art to Leo Nowak only.

[The Suicide Murders] (Table of Contents: 58)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Thomas Corday (cameo, death); Daniel Steele (cameo, death); Robert Starbuck (cameo, death); Eugene Starbuck; Burton Steele; Senator McPhail; Max Binder; Malford; Bryson; "The Boss" (villain, introduction); Chips (villain, death)
Synopsis
After investigating three mysterious deaths, Clark Kent writes an article on the deaths, which he believes are actually murders, carried out by the same man, a man of unusual criminal intelligence. When Superman investigates, he discovers the case is much more complex than he first thought, but proves his theory to be correct.
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[The Grotak Bund] (Table of Contents: 59)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Stanley Pelham; Sam Spencer; Calvin Denby (villain, introduction); The Grotak Bund (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
After a series of explosions at American defense industries, Superman rounds up members of the Grotak Bund, an organization that has orders to destroy certain American factories to seriously slow down U.S. defense operations.
Reprints

[The Beasts of Luthor] (Table of Contents: 60)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dudley Barnes (death); Allen Masters (villain, death); Stephen Cardine (villain, reforms, death); Lex Luthor (villain); Bill Grimes (villain, reforms, death); von Harbitz (villain, reforms, death)
Synopsis
Lois and Clark excitedly listen to a story by a scientist, who tells them of a forced visit he made to Baracoda Island, where giant animals were artifically being breeded. However, when he discovered that he had become part of a plot to use the animals to conquer the world and set up a scientific dictatorship, he wanted no part of it and escaped to warn the outside world.
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[Action Comics #41] (Table of Contents: 61)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
locomotives

[The Saboteur] (Table of Contents: 62)

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
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Jeff Stanton; Steve Grant (villain); Ralph Cowan (villain)
Synopsis
Superman follows up leads in a case involving the sabotage of the Gargan Factory by saboteurs bent on causing wide-spread destruction.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the art to John Sikela.

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Saboteur". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Sabotage Ring".

[Action Comics #42] (Table of Contents: 63)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
machine guns

Indexer Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" on blue triangle on his cape.

[City in the Stratosphere] (Table of Contents: 64)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen [cameo]; Carl Bransom; Nick Flaerty; John Standing; Freeman Chase; Luthor [as Zytal] (villain, bald); Jake Mobray (villain, death) Dirk Chadwick (villain, death)
Synopsis
A series of strange disappearances of prominent men in the city of Metropolis makes Clark Kent believe the kidnappings weren't under ordinary circumstances. When, as Superman, he tries to get information from local mobsters, they are suddenly destroyed by a ray out of the blue. He later discovers that Luthor built a giant city in the sky, and the arch for then hypnotizes Superman into doing his bidding.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the art to John Sikela.

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "City in the Stratosphere". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Empire in the Sky".

[Superman #13] (Table of Contents: 65)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; the Nazis
Reprints

[Superman: America's Greatest Adventure-Strip Character] (Table of Contents: 66)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Despite its placement in this collection, this is actually the frontispiece from Superman #11. Superman #13 did not have a frontispiece. Table of contents reflects Joe Shuster as the artist. The actual frontispiece for Superman #11 has been credited to Paul Cassidy.

[The Light] (Table of Contents: 67)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (layouts)(signed); Leo Nowak (finishes) [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Senator Tom Billingsley; The Light [Lex Luthor] (villain)
Synopsis
Superman must battle Lex Luthor who is disguised as The Light, a criminal who kidnaps prominent men from many different fields, hypnotizes them with colored lights, and makes them do his bidding.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the art to Leo Nowak only.

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Light". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Machinations of The Light".

[The Archer] (Table of Contents: 68)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak [ghosting for Joe Shuster]
Inks
Leo Nowak [ghosting for Joe Shuster]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen (name Jimmy revealed); Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Thomas Gayford (death); Amos Kendrick; The Archer [Quigley] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A new villain hits the front pages of Metropolis' newspapers, a villain who prefers hunting human beings for profit rather than animals, and when Perry White cannot locate Lois or Clark to cover the story, a young office boy at the Daily Planet takes on the job himself --- and gets his first by-line!
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Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Archer". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "Superman versus The Archer".

Jimmy Olsen is blonde-haired in this story; last name Olsen not used until issue #15. This is Jimmy's first definite appearance in a comic book. First named appearance was on the Superman radio program.

[Baby on the Doorstep] (Table of Contents: 69)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak [ghosting for Joe Shuster]
Inks
Leo Nowak [ghosting for Joe Shuster]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Bob Pierson (a baby, introduction); Clara Pierson (his mother); Leila (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Clark Kent receives a note to go to a certain address to pick up a baby and to care for it for a few days. But when attempts are made to kidnap the child, Superman intervenes and discovers that the mother was trying to protect the child from enemy agents who believed she knew the secret of her late husband's war-time invention.
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[The City Beneath the Earth] (Table of Contents: 70)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [ghosting for Joe Shuster]
Inks
John Sikela [ghosting for Joe Shuster]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Tulan (introduction); Kyack (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Superman discovers an underground civilization beneath Metropolis that has been using a ray apparatus to destroy buildings in Metropolis and elsewhere. He meets with Kyack and learns that this civilization once populated the Earth before the ice age, and the glaciers forced them underground, where they built their new civilization. Now they are planning an invasion of the Earth's surface and restore the rule they once had over it.
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[World's Finest Comics #4] (Table of Contents: 71)

Superman; Batman; Robin / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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
skiing

[The Case of the Crime Crusade] (Table of Contents: 72)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Hugh Manton; Dan Bransom (villain)
Synopsis
A series of unusual streetcar accidents are being masterminded by someone and Clark & Lois begin an investigation to uncover the person sabotaging the rail system.
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[Action Comics #43] (Table of Contents: 73)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
Nazis; parachuting

[The Crashing Planes] (Table of Contents: 74)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; un-named butler (villain, death); Dutch O'Leary (villain); his gang (villains)
Synopsis
Several planes belonging to Skyway Airlines have mysteriously crashed and Perry White assigns Lois to investigate, all of which leads to peril facing Clark and Lois until Superman figures out the true culprit.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the art to Leo Nowak only.

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Crashing Planes". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Pilot's Revenge".

[Action Comics #44] (Table of Contents: 75)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
artillery; Nazis; Wehrmacht

[The Caveman Criminal] (Table of Contents: 76)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Dr. Kemper (death); The Dawn Man (introduction, death); Professor Steffens (villain); Duke Brady (villain); Pugsy (villain, death)
Synopsis
A scientist revives a prehestoric man he had discovered in Alaska and attempts to frame him for murder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. Table of Contents for this collection credits the art to Leo Nowak only.

[Superman #14] (Table of Contents: 77)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
American flag

Superman's Tips For Super-Health (Table of Contents: 78)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Despite its placement in this collection, this feature is not from Superman #14. It originally appeared in Superman #2. Table of contents titles this as a Superman pin-up and reflects Joe Shuster as the sole artist, but the GCD index for the original issue credits the inks to Paul Cassidy.

Both the Superman Archives and Superman: The Golden Age TPB series correctly reprint this feature with Superman #2. It was not included with Superman #2 in Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 1.

[Concerts of Doom] (Table of Contents: 79)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Rudolph Krazinski (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
When people who attend a concert at Plymouth Hall are robbed, seemingly without their knowledge, Clark and Lois attend the next evening's concert to see if lightning strikes twice. It does, and Clark discovers that mass hypnotism is involved, which makes it all the worse a few nights later when the concert is broadcast over the airwaves, making people fall asleep while listening to the program, and allowing criminals to rob them blind.
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[The Invention Thief] (Table of Contents: 80)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Chet Farnsworth (intro); Jim Baldwin (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When young Chet Farnsworth's invention, a fire extinguishing powder, is successfully used to put out a tenement fire, the young man hastily signs a contract with an unscrupulous man, not realizing that he has just signed the rights and any profits away to him.
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The Undersea City (Table of Contents: 81)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Chet Furnall; Princess Kuella (introduction, death); King Saffro (introduction, death); the Mer-people (deaths); Akthar (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Perry sends Lois and Clark out to cover a fisherman's story that he has spotted a living mermaid. Lois dismisses it after the interview, but Clark decides to investigate further and discovers the man is telling the truth. The mermaid tells the Man of Tomorrow that her father's evil adviser is planning to invade the land world and must be stopped.
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Indexer Notes

1st Mermaid story

The Lightning Master (Table of Contents: 82)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lightning Master (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Superman responds to a horrible lightning storm that is reeking havoc all over Metropolis
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[Action Comics #45] (Table of Contents: 83)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[Superman's Ark] (Table of Contents: 84)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Charles; Mr. Morgan; Count von Henzel (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
When Clark and Lois visit the Metropolis Zoo on their day off, they discover the place is virtually deserted. So Superman takes a hand, capturing a variety of new animals, but encountering a foe that nearly destroys the Man of Tomorrow.
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[Action Comics #46] (Table of Contents: 85)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
circuses; roller coasters

The Devil's Playground (Table of Contents: 86)

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
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jim Gantry; The Domino [Jeff Farnham] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Domino terrorizes the Gantry Amusement Park, trying to get gambling stands into the place, but Superman decides otherwise.
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[World's Finest Comics #5] (Table of Contents: 87)

Superman; Batman; Robin / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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

The Tower of Terror (Table of Contents: 88)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Brent Matthews; Lemuel P. Potts (villain, death)
Synopsis
A manufacturer purchases a sacred Indian tower and tries to move it, but is faced with many attempts on his life, unaware that an ancient manuscript indicates priceless Indian valuables were secreted in the tower.
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[Superman #15] (Table of Contents: 89)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The scene for this cover originally appeared in the 1st color Superman cartoon by Fleisher, titled "The Mad Scientist".

Attaining Super-Health: A Few Hints From Superman! (Table of Contents: 90)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; superhero
Characters
Superman; Johnny; Larry
Synopsis
Readers are encouraged by Superman to have regular, daily exercise, join an exercise club, don't slouch, and eat a well-rounded diet.
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Indexer Notes

Despite its placement in this collection, this feature is not from Superman #15. It originally appeared in Superman #3. Table of contents titles this as a Superman pin-up and reflects Joe Shuster as the artist, he was also credited with the art for this feature in the GCD index for the original issue.

Both the Superman Archives and Superman: The Golden Age TPB series correctly reprint this feature with Superman #3. It was not included with Superman #3 in Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 1.

[The Cop Who Was Ruined] (Table of Contents: 91)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Sgt. Bob Branigan; Bill Talley (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Lois and Clark stand by Sgt. Branigan and seek to assist him after he was blinded during a tussle with mobsters as well as being dismissed from the Police force for accidentally killing a woman while supposedly misusing his powers as a Police officer. To make things worse, Branigan is approached by the very mobsters he fought earlier and they are demanding protection money from him for his new business.
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Indexer Notes

1st time Jimmy is given a last name.

[Saboteurs from Napkan] (Table of Contents: 92)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Secretary of the Navy Hank Fox; Hokopoko (villain, introduction, death); Utsum (villain, introduction, death); the Black Circle (villains, introduction, deaths)
Synopsis
Superman discovers that Battleship Y-92 had been sabotaged by agents of the war-like nation of Napkan upon launching. He later discovers that pro-Napkan parties have been established in South American, and the enemy wishes to have more formed in Central American nations that will turn anti-American, thus allowing Napkan to openly invade the United States without opposition.
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Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, and in the Archives, this story is titled "Saboteurs from Napkan". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Napkanese Saboteurs".

[Superman in Oxnalia] (Table of Contents: 93)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; King Boris; Prince Micheal; Razkal (villain, introduction, death); Lord Murgot (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Superman heads to Europe to assist the democratic nation of Numark against the war-like attacks being made on it by Oxnalia, saving Numark's young Prince as well as bringing about peace between the two nations.
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Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, and in the Archives, this story is titled "Superman in Oxnalia". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Oxnalian Revolution".

The Evolution King (Table of Contents: 94)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Sgt. Casey; Phil Carter; Tim (a newspaper boy); The Evolution King (villain, introduction, death); Tony Rico (villain); Joe Glower (villain)
Synopsis
Superman must battle the Evolution King, a man who has developed a way to advance or revert the ages of prominent athletes, forcing them to pay him blackmail, else he keeps them in an old and decrepit condition.
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[Action Comics #47] (Table of Contents: 95)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor
Reprints

Powerstone (Table of Contents: 96)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Luthor; Perry White; Lois Lane; Brett Calhoun
Synopsis
Luthor gains super strength in order to battle Superman in hand-to-hand combat after Brett Calhoun announces that he is going to give away half of his fortune ($3 million) to any man who can prove he is the richest man in Metropolis.
Reprints
Keywords
Powerstone (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story continued in part in Superman #17.

[Biographies] (Table of Contents: 97)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Biographies of Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Wayne Boring, Hardin "Jack" Burnley, Paul Cassidy, Fred Ray, Leo Nowak, John Sikela, Ed Dobrotka, and Don Komisarow.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 98)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Leo Nowak; John Sikela; Fred Ray
Inks
Leo Nowak; John Sikela; Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Includes illustrations from Superman #14 "The Lightning Master", Superman #15 "Superman in Oxnalia", Action Comics #36 Cover, World's Finest Comics #4, and Superman #15 "The Cop Who was Ruined".

[Title Page at end of volume] (Table of Contents: 99)

Superman / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Leo Nowak; Fred Ray; Paul Cassidy
Inks
Leo Nowak; Fred Ray; Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Title page at end of volume includes illustrations from Superman #15 "Concerts of Doom", Superman #15 Cover, and Action Comics #46.

[Biographies] (Table of Contents: 100)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Back interior dust jacket with biographies of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Includes illustration from Superman #15 Cover.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 101)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring; John Sikela
Inks
Don Komisarow ?; John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustrations from Superman #8 "The Fifth Column" and Superman #15 "Superman in Oxnalia".

[Spine of Book] (Table of Contents: 102)

Superman / insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Title of book with illustration from Superman #14 Cover and DC Peel logo.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  3. 2. [Title Page]
  4. 3. [Title and Credits]
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. [Table of Contents]
  7. 6. Foreword
  8. 7. [Action Comics #32]
    Superman
  9. 8. [The Gambling Racket in Metropolis]
    Superman
  10. 9. [Superman #8]
    Superman
  11. 10. Superman the Man of Tomorrow!
    Superman
  12. 11. [The Giants of Professor Zee]
    Superman
  13. 12. [The Fifth Column]
    Superman
  14. 13. [The Carnival Crooks]
    Superman
  15. 14. [Perrone and the Drug Gang]
    Superman
  16. 15. [Action Comics #33]
    Superman
  17. 16. [Something Amiss at the Lumber Camp]
    Superman
  18. 17. [Action Comics #34]
    Superman
  19. 18. [The Beautiful Young Heiress]
    Superman
  20. 19. [Superman #9]
    Superman
  21. 20. [Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character!]
    Superman
  22. 21. [The Phony Pacifists]
    Superman
  23. 22. [Joe Gatson, Racketeer]
    Superman
  24. 23. [Mystery in Swasey Swamp]
    Superman
  25. 24. [Jackson's Murder Ring]
    Superman
  26. 25. [World's Best Comics #1]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  27. 26. [Superman vs. The Rainmaker]
    Superman
  28. 27. [Action Comics #35]
    Superman
  29. 28. [The Guybart Gold Mine]
    Superman
  30. 29. [Action Comics #36]
    Superman
  31. 30. [The Enemy Invasion]
    Superman
  32. 31. [Superman #10]
    Superman
  33. 32. [World's Greatest Adventure Character]
    Superman
  34. 33. [The Invisible Luthor]
    Superman
  35. 34. [The Talent Agency Fraud]
    Superman
  36. 35. [The Spy Ring of Righab Bey]
    Superman
  37. 36. [The Dukalia Spy Ring]
    Superman
  38. 37. [Action Comics #37]
    Superman
  39. 38. [Commissioner Kent]
    Superman
  40. 39. [World's Finest Comics #2]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  41. 40. [The Unknown X]
    Superman
  42. 41. [Action Comics #38]
    Superman
  43. 42. [Radio Control]
    Superman
  44. 43. [Superman #11]
    Superman
  45. 44. [Superman: America's Greatest Adventure-Strip Character]
    Superman
  46. 45. [Zimba's Gold Badge Terrorists]
    Superman
  47. 46. [The Corinthville Caper]
    Superman
  48. 47. [The Yellow Plague]
    Superman
  49. 48. [The Plot of Count Bergac]
    Superman
  50. 49. [Action Comics #39]
    Superman
  51. 50. [The Radioactive Man]
    Superman
  52. 51. [Action Comics #40]
    Superman
  53. 52. [The Billionaire's Daughter]
    Superman
  54. 53. [World's Finest Comics #3]
    Superman; Batman with Robin
  55. 54. [The Case of the Death Express]
    Superman
  56. 55. [Superman #12]
    Superman
  57. 56. [Superman: World's Greatest Adventure Character]
    Superman
  58. 57. [Peril on Pogo Island]
    Superman
  59. 58. [The Suicide Murders]
    Superman
  60. 59. [The Grotak Bund]
    Superman
  61. 60. [The Beasts of Luthor]
    Superman
  62. 61. [Action Comics #41]
    Superman
  63. 62. [The Saboteur]
    Superman
  64. 63. [Action Comics #42]
    Superman
  65. 64. [City in the Stratosphere]
    Superman
  66. 65. [Superman #13]
    Superman
  67. 66. [Superman: America's Greatest Adventure-Strip Character]
    Superman
  68. 67. [The Light]
    Superman
  69. 68. [The Archer]
    Superman
  70. 69. [Baby on the Doorstep]
    Superman
  71. 70. [The City Beneath the Earth]
    Superman
  72. 71. [World's Finest Comics #4]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  73. 72. [The Case of the Crime Crusade]
    Superman
  74. 73. [Action Comics #43]
    Superman
  75. 74. [The Crashing Planes]
    Superman
  76. 75. [Action Comics #44]
    Superman
  77. 76. [The Caveman Criminal]
    Superman
  78. 77. [Superman #14]
    Superman
  79. 78. Superman's Tips For Super-Health
    Superman
  80. 79. [Concerts of Doom]
    Superman
  81. 80. [The Invention Thief]
    Superman
  82. 81. The Undersea City
    Superman
  83. 82. The Lightning Master
    Superman
  84. 83. [Action Comics #45]
    Superman
  85. 84. [Superman's Ark]
    Superman
  86. 85. [Action Comics #46]
    Superman
  87. 86. The Devil's Playground
    Superman
  88. 87. [World's Finest Comics #5]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  89. 88. The Tower of Terror
    Superman
  90. 89. [Superman #15]
    Superman
  91. 90. Attaining Super-Health: A Few Hints From Superman!
    Superman
  92. 91. [The Cop Who Was Ruined]
    Superman
  93. 92. [Saboteurs from Napkan]
    Superman
  94. 93. [Superman in Oxnalia]
    Superman
  95. 94. The Evolution King
    Superman
  96. 95. [Action Comics #47]
    Superman
  97. 96. Powerstone
    Superman
  98. 97. [Biographies]
  99. 98. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  100. 99. [Title Page at end of volume]
    Superman
  101. 100. [Biographies]
  102. 101. [Back Cover]
    Superman
  103. 102. [Spine of Book]
    Superman
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