([November] 2016)

DC, 2016 Series
Price
19.99 USD; 25.99 CAD
Pages
412
On-sale date
2016-11-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-6530-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401265304 51999
Editing
Vincent Sullivan (Editor - Original Series); Whitney Ellsworth (Editor - Original Series); Jeb Woodard (Group Editor - Collected Editions); Paul Santos (Editor - Collected Edition)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Card stock covers; glossy interiors
Binding
Trade paperback
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Reprints Superman stories from Action Comics #20-31, Superman #4-7, New York World's Fair Comics #2.

This collection includes 7 one-page features/promos from Superman #4-7 that were not included in Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 1. These include the frontispieces from each issue and other one-page features.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Cho
Inks
Michael Cho
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

original cover art by Michael Cho

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Michael Cho
Inks
Michael Cho
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration from cover

[Creator Credits] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Credits for Jerry Siegel (writer), Joe Shuster, Jack Burnley, and Wayne Boring (artists), Michael Cho (cover artist)

Includes the notation: "Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. By special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family."

[Superman] (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Cho
Inks
Michael Cho
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Superman illustration from front cover

[Indicia and Publisher information] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia listing publisher credits

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

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Action Comics #20] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
bank vaults

[Superman and the Screen Siren] (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (unnamed); Dolores Winters (death); VILLAIN: Ultra-Humanite
Synopsis
After Clark Kent saves Dolores Winters from harm, he is granted a special interview. When that interview is cancelled and she kidnaps a boatload of wealthy citizens, Superman intervenes and discovers that Ultra has had his mind transplanted into her body.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the only artist for this story.

The last panel of the story is an illustrated ad for Sandman in Adventure Comics and Batman in Detective Comics.

[Action Comics #21] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
torpedoes; warships

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the sole artist for this cover.

[The Atomic Disintegrator] (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Dennis Neville ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Terry Curtis (introduction); Ultra-Humanite; George Taylor
Synopsis
Ultra hears of the invention by Terry Curtis of an atomic disintegrator he has created and vows to get it, all in order to further advance his plan to dominate the world.
Reprints
Keywords
Metropolis

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the only artist for this story.

The last panel of the story introduces by illo and text a new feature called The Spectre.

[Action Comics #22] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
steamshovels

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the sole artist for this cover.

"S" on cape; 1st issue to feature "World's Largest Selling Comic Magazine" on cover.

[Europe at War, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (un-named in story); T-21 [Lita Laverne] (villain, introduction, foreign actress)
Synopsis
When Toran suddenly invades Galonia, Clark and Lois are sent to cover the war. On the ship to Europe, Clark saves the life of Lita Laverne, a famous foreign actress. When she later snubs him, Clark and Lois attend a reception for Lita to investigate. The reception is cut short when the city is bombed. Superman ends the bombing but discovers a neutral steamship is under attack and that Lita might have a connection.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Star; Galonia-Toran War

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the only artist for this story.

"S" on cape. The last panel is an illustrated promotional ad for The Spectre, with illustration by Bernard Baily.

[Action Comics #23] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the sole artist for this cover.

[Europe at War, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Villains: Luthor (introduction, no first name given in this story); General Lupo
Synopsis
While on assignment with Lois Lane as Clark Kent, Superman investigates the conflict between Galonia and Toran and finds munitions manufacturer Luthor behind it. When Lois is kidnapped and taken to Luthor's colossal dirigible, Superman follows and puts an end to Luthor and the war.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the only artist for this story.

First mention of Daily Planet in comic book.

Superman #4 went on sale 2/15/40, which predates Action 23. However, careful examination of the two Luthor stories in Superman #4 and the Luthor story here, it becomes clear that this Luthor story in Action #23 comes first. One telltale clue is to see Superman asking someone "Who is Luthor?"

The last panel of this story is an illustrated promo ad for the Sandman in Adventure Comics.

[Superman #4] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character!] (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster; Paul Cassidy
Inks
Joe Shuster; Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Frontispiece.

[The Challenge of Luthor] (Table of Contents: 16)

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]; George Taylor; Professor Martinson (death); Luthor (villain, with red hair, 2nd appearance)
Synopsis
When Clark Kent begins to investigate a new weapon being tested by the Army that artifically causes earthquakes, little does he know that Lex Luthor is hot on the trail of securing the plans for that invention, one way or the other.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the artist for this story.

DAILY STAR becomes the DAILY PLANET. One panel ad for the Spectre series in More Fun Comics at the end of the story, with art by Bernard Baily.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Attaining Super-Strength / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tommy Blake, because of his frail physique...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Tommy Blake
Synopsis
Author relates how a good breakfast and regular exercise can lead to better strength.
Reprints

[Luthor's Undersea City] (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (cameo); Lois Lane; Luthor (villain, with red hair)
Synopsis
Superman faces off once again with the evil Luthor, who first has tapped oil from oil wells all over the world for his purposes, then inundating the western coast of the U.S. when he raises a glass-enclosed city of ancient weird design from the murky depths.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the only artist for this story.

One panel promo for the Sandman, appearing in Adventure Comics, is found at end of the story, with art by Creig Flessel.

[The Economic Enemy] (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Paul Dorgan (cameo, death); Barney Calhoun (introduction, death); J. F. Curtis (villain, introduction, death, killed by Superman); Louie (villain, death)
Synopsis
The suicide of the author of a manuscript, which states that sinister forces seek to retard this nation's return to prosperity, prods Superman to dart from place to place, averting the disasters that have been planned by these forces to disrupt vital aspects of national industries.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the only artist for this story.

One panel ad for Batman appearing in Detective Comics appears at the end of the story, with art by Bob Kane.

[Terror In the Trucker's Union] (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Carlson; Amy Carlson; Gus Snide (villain, intro); Nick (villain); Pete (villain)
Synopsis
Superman pretends to join a group of racketeers who want to control the city's truck drivers' union so that they can paralyze food distribution and demand blackmail.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the only artist for this story.

[Action Comics #24] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the sole artist for this cover.

[Carnahan's Heir] (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Rufus Carnahan; Peter Carnahan; Jenkins; Jake Brent (villain); Benny Farrel
Synopsis
A dying millionaire requests the aid of the Man of Tomorrow to help straighten out his worthless son, who is a gambler, spendthrift, and a weak-kneed sop.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the only artist for this story.

[Action Comics #25] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
speedboats

[Amnesiac Robbers] (Table of Contents: 24)

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]; George Taylor (named); Lois Lane; Galbraith; Medini (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A weird case of bank guards, messengers, etc. suffering from amnesia while on missions to transport large amounts of money spurs Superman to get involved.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the artist for this story.

"S" on cape, large "S" shield on shirt begins; Jimmy Olsen introduced 4/15/40 on radio.

[Superman #5] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Paul Lauretta ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the artist for this cover.

[Superman, World's Greatest Adventure Character] (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Frontispiece.

[The Slot Machine Racket] (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy (pages 1-8); Wayne Boring (pages 9-13) [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Paul Cassidy(pages 1-8); Paul Lauretta (pages 9-13) [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor; Jensen; Harde; Slug Kelly (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Lois and Clark are very concerned when they see business owners trying to induce children into their stores to play slot machines, placed there by the goons of "Slug" Kelly. When the duo are held captive by Kelly and threatened with death, Superman takes over to clean house of the machines and the mugs responsible for them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the artist for this story.

The Planet's rival paper, The Morning Pictorial, is introduced.

Super Strength: Rules for Summer Living (Table of Contents: 28)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Dennis Neville ?; Joe Shuster (inset)
Inks
Dennis Neville ?; Joe Shuster (inset)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Superman reminds his readers to get plenty of rest, eat right, gets lots of exercise and drink plenty of milk.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The page features an inset picture of Superman, illustrated by Joe Shuster.

In this reprint, the title has been removed from the feature for some reason, leaving a big blank space at the top of the page where the title should be.

[Campaign Against the Planet] (Table of Contents: 29)

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]; Zachary Collum (introduction, publisher of the Morning Pictorial); Lois Lane; Burt Mason (introduction, publisher of the Daily Planet); George Taylor; Representative Barnes; Alex Evell (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Punk politician Alex Evell, because of his growing political power, is out to buy the Planet's competitor, so that he will have a newspaper to back up his political dealings. But Evell doesn't like Clark Kent and his scathing articles about him, so the crook sets out to buy out the Planet as well..or else!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the artist for this story.

[Luthor's Incense Machine] (Table of Contents: 30)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Mr. Gregory (villain, death); Borden Mosely (villain); Lex Luthor (villain, with grey hair)
Synopsis
Clark Kent smells a rat when he enters several offices of financial wizards, hoping to find out why they are profiting during a time of extreme depression, and noting a sickening sweet smell of incense in the air. Superman discovers that it involves a plot by Luthor, who uses the narcotic incense to inslave the men and thus profit off their ventures.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "Luthor's Incense Machine". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "Luthor's Incense Menace".

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the only artist for this story.

Superman uses his powers to reshape his features for the first time.

[The Wonder Drug] (Table of Contents: 31)

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; George Taylor; Morton Craig; Professor Carl Grinstead; Dr. Bren (villain); Carlin (villain, introduction); Nick Blake (villain); Butch (villain); Jimmy (villain)
Synopsis
Superman investigates why a noted chemist's serum, parabiolene, financed by a noted gangster named Carlin, is being used on noted people, making them virtual slaves to do the bidding of Carlin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the artist for this story.

Superman uses x-ray vision and super hearing.

[New York World's Fair Comics #[2]] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[Superman at the World's Fair] (Table of Contents: 33)

Superman / comic story / 10 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]; George Taylor; Lois Lane; Blackie Sarto (villain)
Synopsis
Lois and Clark are given an assignment to get the feminine slant of the new World's Fair, and overhear a plot by an international jewel thief to steal the Madras Emerald before it can be displayed at the Fair in the House of Jewels.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "Superman at the World's Fair". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "Superman at the 1940 World's Fair".

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the artist for this story.

[Action Comics #26] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster and Wayne Boring as the artists for this cover.

Yellow "S" on blue shield on cape.

[Professor Cobalt's Clinic] (Table of Contents: 35)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul J. Lauretta (pages 1-5); Paul Cassidy (pages 6-13)
Inks
Shuster Shop
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (unnamed); Tommy; Little Mary; Dr. Wortington; Professor Clarence Cobalt (villain); Grafton (villain)
Synopsis
Professor Cobalt, proprietor of the Cobalt Clinic, has his advertisement turned down by the Daily Planet because it makes spurious claims. Clark runs him out after Cobalt gets aggressive with George Taylor. George gets Clark and Lois to investigate the clinic for an exposé.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the artist for this story.

Includes a one-panel plea after the end of the story for contributions to President Roosevelt's Infantile Paralysis Fund.

[Action Comics #27] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Pencils
Paul Cassidy
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
circuses; lions

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Wayne Boring as the artist for this cover.

[Brentwood Home for Wayward Youth] (Table of Contents: 37)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Villains: Mr. Tweed; Mrs. Tweed; Davey Merrill
Synopsis
Clark arrives for a date with Lois, who is making a donation to the Brentwood Rehabilitation Home. Clark tells her that the place is more interested in money than their young charges. Lois decides they should visit the home so that she can disprove Clark. After a pleasant visit, Lois and Clark are stopped by a charge, Davey Merrill, who cut his hands climbing the wall just to ask for something to eat. Once they feed him, he tells them all about the horrible conditions at the home.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the artist for this story.

[Action Comics #28] (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Pencils
Paul Cassidy
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Wayne Boring as the artist for this cover.

[The Strongarm Assaults] (Table of Contents: 39)

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
Betty Burnley Bentley

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (named); Mr. Jenkins; Herculo (introduction); un-named clown called "the strongarm bandit" (villain)
Synopsis
Clark and Lois are led to believe that a series of robberies are being committed by a circus strongman, but it's Superman who rounds up the real perpetrator!
Reprints

[Superman #6] (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the only artist for this cover.

[Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character!] (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Frontispiece.

[Lois Lane, Murderer] (Table of Contents: 42)

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]; Samuel Norval (cameo, jewel collector, death); Burkley (villain, architect, introduction); Sgt. Casey (introduction); Lois Lane; "Scoop" Carter; John Davis; Henry Davis
Synopsis
When Lois is found at the scene of the murder of a noted jewel collector, she is arrested for that murder. Superman learns that the architect, who had installed numerous fail safe devices to protect the jeweler's gems, is responsible, and he had planned to throw the blame on the jeweler's two nephews until Lois had come upon the scene.
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Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "Lois Lane, Murderer". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "Lois Lane, Murder Suspect".

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the artist for this story.

[Racketeer Terror in Gateston] (Table of Contents: 43)

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]; George Taylor; Mr. Mason (Daily Planet publisher); Lois Lane; Jim Tirrell (death); George Tirrell; Calvin Chalmers; Brute Bashby (villain); Twist (villain)
Synopsis
Brute Bashby and his thugs roll into the town of Gateson with the sole purpose of establishing a protection racket, which means each shop owner must fork over 10% of their profits. When the local newspaper editor starts a written campaign against the racketeers, an explosion at the newspaper office kills him, which attracts the attention of Lois and Clark, who vow to do something about it.
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Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "Racketeer Terror in Gateston". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Rulers of Gateston".

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the artist for this story.

Super Strength (Table of Contents: 44)

Superman / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jack Burnley; Joe Shuster (inset)
Inks
Jack Burnley; Paul Cassidy (inset)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Superman relates and shows how regular exercises, such as chinning, deep breathing and swimming can do wonders for one's health.
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Indexer Notes

Superman inset at top of page by Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy.

[Terror Stalks San Caluma] (Table of Contents: 45)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Lois Lane; Mumsen (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Relief efforts to help the tornado and earthquake ravaged South American nation of San Caluma head out by boat but hit a snag when an aircraft carrying the relief commission officials nearly crashes. Things go from bad to worse when Superman's true identity is discovered by a thief, several witnesses to the event are killed, and Lois is nearly burned to death.
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Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "Terror Stalks San Caluma". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "Mission to San Caluma".

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the artist for this story.

[The Construction Scam] (Table of Contents: 46)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey [as Sgt. Clancy]; John (cameo, contruction company head, death); Sam Goetz; Mr. Jackson (villain, introduction); Mayor Hansen (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When a department store collapses and the head of the construction firm that erected it is slain, Clark Kent smells a story in the making, and knows it when, as Superman, he investigates the construction of the city's new Municipal Stadium. At the opening day ceremonies of the stadium it collapses, and, while Superman rescues children, Lois Lane is seriously injured and taken to the hospital where a transfusion is necessary...provided by Clark Kent!
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Indexer Notes

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

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the artist for this story.

Oddity: Clark tears open his own skin in order for the transfusion to take place.

[Action Comics #29] (Table of Contents: 47)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles

[The Life Insurance Con] (Table of Contents: 48)

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]; Lois Lane; Sergeant Casey; Mrs. Davis; Tom Davis (villain); Mr. Fullerton (villain, death); Martin (villain)
Synopsis
Superman investigates the Fullerton Insurance Company, which is selling small valued policies to poor people, who end up dying under mysterious circumstances.
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[Action Comics #30] (Table of Contents: 49)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster ?
Inks
Leo Nowak ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the sole artist for this cover.

[The Midsummer Snowstorm] (Table of Contents: 50)

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]; George Taylor (named); Lois Lane; Laura Vogel (introduction); Zolar (villain, introduction); Mr. Calvert (villain); Carlton Vogel (introduction)
Synopsis
In midsummer, the city of Metropolis is caught in the midst of a bitter snowstorm. As Clark investigates, a message from Laura Vogel comes over the radio, telling Superman to meet her in Park Ferry since she can explain the snowstorm. Before Superman arrives, some foreigners use a glowing globe to disintegrate a girl and a policeman. Superman gets there in time to save Lois from the same fate, but the Arabs get away.
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[Superman #7] (Table of Contents: 51)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster?
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 52)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title logo of book on an otherwise blank page, appears after the cover from Superman #7 and before the frontispiece from Superman #7.

[World's Greatest Adventure Character] (Table of Contents: 53)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster; Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Frontispiece.

[Metropolis's Most Savage Racketeers] (Table of Contents: 54)

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]; Perry White (introduction, 1st name revealed in issue #10, first appearance in comic book); Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Police Chief Watson; George Lash; Nick Norton (villain, introduction); Mike Moran (villain, introduction); Billings (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A clever gangster kills the wife of the prosecuting attorney, leaving evidence behind that her husband actually did it, all so that the prosecutor wouldn't be in a position to prosecute the felon and his mobster friends.
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Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "Metropolis's Most Savage Racketeers". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Three Kingpins of Crime".

[The Exploding Citizens] (Table of Contents: 55)

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]; Perry White (un-named); Lois Lane; Commissioner Jim Stanley (villain, introduction); Kotzoff (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Planet editor sends Clark packing off for Gay City, where the people within the city fall victim to a strange malady that causes them, upon contact, to disintergrate!
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Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "The Exploding Citizens". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Gay City Plague".

[Superman's Cleanup Campaign] (Table of Contents: 56)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Bert Runyan (introduction); Red Tyler (villain, introduction); Public Prosecutor Ralph Dale (villain, introduction); Nat Burly (villain, introduction); Captain McDay (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Believing the public prosecutor to be in league with the underworld, Kent convinces Perry White that the Planet should oppose candidate Red Tyler and back an honest candidate like Bert Runyan.
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Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "Superman's Cleanup Campaign". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "Bert Runyan's Campaign".

The Black Gang (Table of Contents: 57)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Kennedy (editor of the Daily Pictorial); Jane Day (villain); Peter Peeker (villain); Frank Jordan (villain); un-named other members of the Black Gang (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Superman faces a ruthless gang of men known as the Black Band, who specialize in brutal robberies of night club patrons in Metropolis, including Clark kent and Lois Lane, who disguise themselves as wealthy patrons themselves to smoke out members of the gang.
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[Action Comics #31] (Table of Contents: 58)

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
Keywords
firing squads

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the sole artist for this cover.

Superman has blue "S" on cape.

[In the Grip of Morpheus] (Table of Contents: 59)

Superman / comic story / 12 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]; Lois Lane; Baron Munsdorf (villain, introduction); Kolb (villain, death); un-named henchman (villain, death); Professor Hunter (villain)
Synopsis
Lois is taking a vacation to Brentville, but she and Clark are amazed to see the residents fast asleep, victims of a kindly professor's new "gas" invention. But Superman must stop Baron Munsdorf, who wants the plans for that gas, and other inventions of the professor, including the deadly sub-atomic death ray!
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Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection lists Joe Shuster as the artist for this story.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 60)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title logo of book on an otherwise blank page. This is the first of two consecutive identical title pages after the last story and before the biographies.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 61)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title logo of book on an otherwise blank page. This is the second of two consecutive identical title pages after the last story and before the biographies.

Biographies (Table of Contents: 62)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Biographies of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 63)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title logo of book on an otherwise blank page. This is the last interior page in the book.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 64)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Shuster; Wayne Boring
Inks
Joe Shuster; Paul Lauretta ?
Colors
?

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Back cover illustrations with text on the contents of this issue. Illustrations taken from the covers of Superman #4 and #5.

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    Superman
  3. 2. [Creator Credits]
  4. 3. [Superman]
    Superman
  5. 4. [Indicia and Publisher information]
  6. 5. [Table of Contents]
  7. 6. [Action Comics #20]
    Superman
  8. 7. [Superman and the Screen Siren]
    Superman
  9. 8. [Action Comics #21]
    Superman
  10. 9. [The Atomic Disintegrator]
    Superman
  11. 10. [Action Comics #22]
    Superman
  12. 11. [Europe at War, Part 1]
    Superman
  13. 12. [Action Comics #23]
    Superman
  14. 13. [Europe at War, Part 2]
    Superman
  15. 14. [Superman #4]
    Superman
  16. 15. [Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character!]
    Superman
  17. 16. [The Challenge of Luthor]
    Superman
  18. 17. ["Tommy Blake, because of his frail physique..."]
    Attaining Super-Strength
  19. 18. [Luthor's Undersea City]
    Superman
  20. 19. [The Economic Enemy]
    Superman
  21. 20. [Terror In the Trucker's Union]
    Superman
  22. 21. [Action Comics #24]
    Superman
  23. 22. [Carnahan's Heir]
    Superman
  24. 23. [Action Comics #25]
    Superman
  25. 24. [Amnesiac Robbers]
    Superman
  26. 25. [Superman #5]
    Superman
  27. 26. [Superman, World's Greatest Adventure Character]
    Superman
  28. 27. [The Slot Machine Racket]
    Superman
  29. 28. Super Strength: Rules for Summer Living
    Superman
  30. 29. [Campaign Against the Planet]
    Superman
  31. 30. [Luthor's Incense Machine]
    Superman
  32. 31. [The Wonder Drug]
    Superman
  33. 32. [New York World's Fair Comics #[2]]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  34. 33. [Superman at the World's Fair]
    Superman
  35. 34. [Action Comics #26]
    Superman
  36. 35. [Professor Cobalt's Clinic]
    Superman
  37. 36. [Action Comics #27]
    Superman
  38. 37. [Brentwood Home for Wayward Youth]
    Superman
  39. 38. [Action Comics #28]
    Superman
  40. 39. [The Strongarm Assaults]
    Superman
  41. 40. [Superman #6]
    Superman
  42. 41. [Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character!]
    Superman
  43. 42. [Lois Lane, Murderer]
    Superman
  44. 43. [Racketeer Terror in Gateston]
    Superman
  45. 44. Super Strength
    Superman
  46. 45. [Terror Stalks San Caluma]
    Superman
  47. 46. [The Construction Scam]
    Superman
  48. 47. [Action Comics #29]
    Superman
  49. 48. [The Life Insurance Con]
    Superman
  50. 49. [Action Comics #30]
    Superman
  51. 50. [The Midsummer Snowstorm]
    Superman
  52. 51. [Superman #7]
    Superman
  53. 52. [Title Page]
  54. 53. [World's Greatest Adventure Character]
    Superman
  55. 54. [Metropolis's Most Savage Racketeers]
    Superman
  56. 55. [The Exploding Citizens]
    Superman
  57. 56. [Superman's Cleanup Campaign]
    Superman
  58. 57. The Black Gang
    Superman
  59. 58. [Action Comics #31]
    Superman
  60. 59. [In the Grip of Morpheus]
    Superman
  61. 60. [Title Page]
  62. 61. [Title Page]
  63. 62. Biographies
  64. 63. [Title Page]
  65. 64. [Back Cover]
    Superman
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