([December] 2016)

DC, 2013 Series
Volume
3
Price
75.00 USD; 99.00 CAD
Pages
796
On-sale date
2016-12-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-7011-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401270117 57500
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (Editor - Original Series); Jack Schiff (Editor - Original Series); Jeb Woodard (Group Editor - Collected Editions); Paul Santos (Editor - Collected Edition)
Color
Color
Dimensions
7.5 " x 11"
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Reprints Superman stories from Action Comics #48-65, Superman #16-24, and World's Finest Comics #6-10.


[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
Keywords
Daily Planet

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
John Sikela; Fred Ray
Inks
Ed Dobrotka; Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Front interior dust jacket with brief synopsis of this collection, includes illustrations from Action Comics #59 and #50 Cover.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray; George Roussos; Ed Dobrotka; Jack Burnley
Inks
Fred Ray; George Roussos; Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Zatara

Indexer Notes

Title page includes illustrations from Action Comics #52 Cover, #60, #65, and Superman #24 Cover.

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

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray; John Sikela; Ed Dobrotka
Inks
Fred Ray; George Roussos; John Sikela; Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustrations from Action Comics #51 Cover, #56, World's Finest Comics #10, Superman #22 "The Great ABC Panic", and Superman #16 "Terror From the Stars".

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray; Leo Nowak; George Roussos
Inks
Fred Ray; Leo Nowak; George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information, includes illustrations from Superman #18 Cover, #18 "The Heat Horror" (2 pictures), and Action Comics #60.

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

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Ed Dobrotka
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Table of contents, includes illustration from Superman #20 "Superman's Secret Revealed".

Foreword (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Mike Carlin
Pencils
John Sikela; Leo Nowak; Ed Dobrotka; Ira Yarbrough; Jack Burnley
Inks
John Sikela; Leo Nowak; Ira Yarbrough; Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Herman the Heroic [Herman Hoskins]; Prankster jack-in-the-box

Indexer Notes

Foreword by Mike Carlin, dated 2000, was originally published in Superman Archives Volume 5. The first paragraph is slightly modified for this collection: the original referenced that it was a foreword for the fifth Superman Archive, this version is modified to reference that this is the 3rd volume of the Superman Omnibus series.

Includes illustrations from Action Comics #57, Superman #19 "Superman's Amazing Adventure", World's Finest Comics #10, Action Comics #63, #61 Cover, Superman #20 "Lair of the Leopard", Action Comics #57, and #57 Cover.

[Action Comics #48] (Table of Contents: 7)

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
aircraft carriers; fighter planes; stereotyping of the Japanese

The Merchant of Murder (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Lois Lane; The Top [Jefferson Smith] (villain, introduction); Sid Speed (villain)
Synopsis
Clark Kent crusades against The Top, an avaricious owner of a second-hand auto business who deliberately and knowingly sells cars in seriously bad condition.
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Indexer Notes

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

[Superman #16] (Table of Contents: 9)

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]; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
Superman statue

The World's Meanest Man (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak (pages 1-6); John Sikela (pages 7-13) [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Leo Nowak (pages 1-6); Ed Dobrotka (pages 7-13) [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Charlie Grayson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When Lois and Clark take slum kids out into the country for a day, editor White decides to have the Planet sponsor a fund-raising campaign to build a resort for the underprivileged children out in the country. But Superman has to deal with someone who doesn't want that resort built because he has a grudge against the newspaper.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection credits John Sikela as the only artist for this story.

[Terror from the Stars] (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 12 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; Lois Lane; Professor Derman (death); Mr. Warren; Stan Emerson; Tom Nelson (villain, introduction); Abou Sabut (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Since nothing is really cooking in Metropolis, Perry orders Kent to write up an article on some hot controversial topic, and Clark picks out astrology as being a fake science. But when an eminent astrologer's predictions apparently come true, Superman enters the picture to uncover the truth and make the villain see stars!
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Case of the Runaway Skyscrapers! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mister Sinister (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Superman has to respond the to threats made by a Mr. Sinister, who uses a special ray-cannon to transport buildings, including the Daily Planet, into the Fourth Dimension, then return them again for profit.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection credits John Sikela as the only artist for this story.

Racket on Delivery! (Table of Contents: 13)

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; Mr. Golden (shop keeper); Slats Morgan (villain, introduction); Vernon Hale (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Lois and Clark's lives are nearly forfeit when they bear down in their newspaper articles on local racketeers who are demanding fees from every truck that unloads in Metropolis.
Reprints

[Action Comics #49] (Table of Contents: 14)

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
automobiles; machine guns

The Puzzler (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); The Puzzler (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Superman must battle a twisted intellect who utilizes the principles of parlor games, tricks and puzzles to commit clever crimes.
Reprints

[World's Finest Comics #6] (Table of Contents: 16)

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
Keywords
United States Army; United States Navy

Man of Steel versus Man of Metal (Table of Contents: 17)

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; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Metalo (villain, introduction, unnamed scientist-inventor)
Synopsis
Superman meets Metalo, a scientist who has super strength and a metal suit and who has been committing crimes that were blamed on the Man of Steel.
Reprints

[Action Comics #50] (Table of Contents: 18)

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
mines

[The Professional Baseball Player] (Table of Contents: 19)

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; Perry White; Stan Doborak (introduction); Mike Caputo (villain); Mabel Dawson (villain)
Synopsis
Clark and Lois are on the way to Florida to check out the status of the Metropolis baseball club, when they accidentally miss the train in a small town. Waiting for the next one, they spy a young man who has great prowess at pitching...a guy who wishes he could play for a professional club. Superman helps that small town boy become a professional baseball player.
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Indexer Notes

In the Table of Contents for this collection, this story is titled "Play Ball!". It has been indexed elsewhere with the title "The Professional Baseball Player".

The "pullman window" joke on page 7 is a direct reference to Jerry Siegel's appearance on Fred Allen's radio program.

[Superman #17] (Table of Contents: 20)

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]; Adolf Hitler; Hideki Tojo
Reprints

Man or Superman? (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Talon [Albert Caldwell] (introduction, villain); Lois Lane; Perry White; Luthor (cameo, villain); Ultra-Humanite (cameo, villain); Eustace Watson (cameo)
Synopsis
Lois first suspects that Clark Kent is Superman, but he quickly convinces her he is not with some razzle dazzle super speed.
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The Human Bomb (Table of Contents: 22)

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]; Sgt. Casey; Perry White; Lois Lane; Watkins (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
A vicious criminal uses innocent people, trapped by hypnotic power, who are armed with a bomb apparatus which makes it possible for them to rob without opposition from the Police.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Muscles for Sale (Table of Contents: 23)

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]; Jake Massey (introduction, villain); Lois Lane; George Brant; Mrs. Brant; Mike Mosby (villain); Nat Folsom
Synopsis
Superman must solve a series of bold crimes that were pulled by ungangly men who look anything but formidable.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

When Titans Clash (Table of Contents: 24)

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]; Carlyle Allerton [Lex Luthor] (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Lex Luthor survives his execution in the electric chair, which only makes him more powerful, but yet he still can't match the strength of Superman...that is, until he discovers a way to fool Superman into handing over the Powerstone to him.
Reprints
Keywords
Powerstone

Indexer Notes

Sequel to story from Action Comics #47, which was reprinted in Volume 2 of this series.

[Action Comics #51] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Prankster (villain)
Reprints
Keywords
water pistols

The Case of the Crimeless Crimes (Table of Contents: 26)

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]; the Prankster (villain, introduction); Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Perry White
Synopsis
Clark and Lois are directed to a story involving a weird figure calling himself the Prankster, who breaks into a bank, only to leave a black bag "on deposit" that is chock full of money.
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[Action Comics #52] (Table of Contents: 27)

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]; Zatara; Congo Bill; Vigilante; Americommando
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This cover, featuring all of the Action heroes, has been reprinted often.

The Emperor of America (Table of Contents: 28)

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; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; The Emperor of America (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The President of the United States vacates his position in favor of The Emperor, who uses a non-resistance ray to take over America without firing a shot. He doesn't count on Superman providing any opposition, however.
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Indexer Notes

An imaginary story in post-war America.

[World's Finest Comics #7] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Burnley.

The Eight Doomed Men! (Table of Contents: 30)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Andrew P. Stone; Heels (death); Charlie Goodfellow (death); Chick Ryan; Dr. Dan Mallory; Conrad Thorndike; Henry Kimball (death); Albert Damon (death); Jenkins (villain, Stone's chauffeur, death)
Synopsis
The members of the Elkhart University Pi Theta Dau fraternity vow upon graduation to meet 20 years later, and that they do...where someone vows to kill each and every one of them!
Reprints
Keywords
Superman's Mountain Retreat; X-Ray vision

Indexer Notes

Art credits from GCD index for original issue. The table of contents for this collection credits Leo Nowak as the penciller for this story.

[Superman #18] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

The Conquest of a City (Table of Contents: 32)

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; Lois Lane; Carl Bland (introduction, villain); Nazi sympathizers
Synopsis
Clark Kent, concerned that the people of Metropolis seem oblivious to the Nazi threat in the world, approaches editor White about writing a series of stories that will wake the citizens up to the realization that they are in danger as well.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Heat Horror (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]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Professor Glenn Calloway; Lex Luthor (villain)
Synopsis
When an astronomer discovers the existence of a strange meteorite, Superman correctly guesses that it has something to do with the terrible heat wave engulfing Metropolis.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Man with the Cane (Table of Contents: 34)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Rita Allen; John Fleming; The Man With the Cane [Jim Mason](introduction, villain)
Synopsis
When editor White decides to take his first vacation in years, he appoints Lois to take his place, and her first order is to assign Clark to the love-lorn column. This assignment, however, leads the Man of Tomorrow into a case of intrigue and murder, as a mysterious man with a cane attempts to wrest secret plans for a tank-plane away from a young inventor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Snake (Table of Contents: 35)

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; Big Luke (dies); The Snake [Bill Chantey] (introduction, villain, dies)
Synopsis
When a miner dies of a mysterious snake bite, Superman disguises himself as a miner and secures work at the mine in hopes of uncovering the person responsible.
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[Action Comics #53] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

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

The Man Who Put out the Sun (Table of Contents: 37)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; The Night Owl (villain, introduction); Kelly (villain)
Synopsis
Superman must battle a renegade scientist who has mastered the ability to control darkness in order to subject Metrolpolis to a crime wave.
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Indexer Notes

The last panel of the story promotes the story, "Superman, Matinee Idol," found in the pages of Superman #19 on sale September 4th.

[Action Comics #54] (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
passenger liners; submarines; U-boats; World War II

The Pirate of Pleasure Island (Table of Contents: 39)

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; Captain Ironfist [Stanley Finchcomb] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Man of Tomorrow must face what appears to be the worst buccaneer that ever plagued the Seven Seas in years past, who has mysteriously returned to attack 20th Century merchantmen.
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[Superman #19] (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Case of the Funny Paper Crimes (Table of Contents: 41)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Funnyface (introduction, villain); Torgo (villain); Machine-Gun Mike (villain); Black Raider (villain); Goola (villain); Viper (villain); Detective Craig (introduction); Prince Peril (introduction); Solitary Rider (introduction); Streak Duga (introduction); Happy Daze (introduction)
Synopsis
Superman must battle a new villain who has invented a machine that can materialize two-dimensional figures out of the comics to rob for him.
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Indexer Notes

Funny Face is a dead ringer for Jerry Siegel.

[Superman's Amazing Adventure] (Table of Contents: 42)

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; Skeet Monahan (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Lois and Clark are marked for death by a gang of protection racketeers for writing stinging newspaper articles asking the Police to put a stop to it and by identifying the leader of the gang.
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Indexer Notes

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

[The Canine and the Crooks] (Table of Contents: 43)

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; Jimmy Olsen; Mr. Z [Oscar Lanchester] (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
When Clark and later Superman investigate as to why a Mr. Z is out to kill a dog, they discover that the man's aunt had left a fortune to that dog, and only when the animal died would the man get the inheritance!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Superman, Matinee Idol (Table of Contents: 44)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; animated Superman; animated Lois Lane; animated Mad Scientist (villain)
Synopsis
Clark and Lois decide to go to the movies, but when Clark discovers that it's the the latest Fleisher Superman cartoon, he has to think fast to keep Lois from discovering that he is Superman.
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[Action Comics #55] (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
aircraft; bombers; engines; World War II

A Goof Named Tiny Rufe (Table of Contents: 46)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Tiny Rufe (introduction); Maisie Day (introduction); Al Hatt (introduction); Whitney Ellsworth (cameo); Murray Boltinoff (cameo); Mort Weisinger (cameo)
Synopsis
In this parody of the famed Li'l Abner comic strip by Al Capp, cartoonist Al Hatt gets his inspiration from real hillbillies and he doesn't want them to get married.
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[World's Finest Comics #8] (Table of Contents: 47)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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

Talent, Unlimited! (Table of Contents: 48)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Mr. Carroll (Sally's father); Mulligan (detective); Mr. Tollivar (talent agency director); un-named talent agency secretary; Sally Carroll [aka Polly Hughes]; Peter Penn (artist); Reginald Poindexter (actor); E. J. Calkins (writer); Tom Chester (musician); Crakewski (musicial conductor)
Synopsis
Clark Kent is given the assignment by Editor White to find a missing heiress, but along the way manages to help five other people realize their dreams...as the Man of Steel!
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Keywords
Daily Planet

[Action Comics #56] (Table of Contents: 49)

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

Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
missiles; pyramids; Sphinx

Design for Doom (Table of Contents: 50)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Emil Loring (Intro)
Synopsis
An insane architect tries to destroy some of America's greatest historical structures so that they might not overshadow his creation of what he believes to be the world's tallest building.
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[Action Comics #57] (Table of Contents: 51)

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

Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Prankster (Villain)
Reprints
Keywords
jack-in-the-boxes

Crime's Comedy King (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; Perry White; The Prankster (villain)
Synopsis
The Prankster creates an organization called the Appreciation Society as a front for robberies, even claiming that he knows the secret to Superman's invulnerability.
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Indexer Notes

Sikela's name on a sign on page 8.

[Superman #20] (Table of Contents: 53)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Superman's Secret Revealed! (Table of Contents: 54)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Ironjaw Grogan (villain, introduction), Lois Lane; Perry White; Luthor (cameo, villain); Puzzler (cameo, villain); Prankster (cameo, villain); Adonis (cameo, villain); Ultra (cameo, villain); Bruce Wayne (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo)
Synopsis
A practical joke by Lois exposes Clark's secret identity, forcing Clark Kent to "masquerade" as Superman.
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Indexer Notes

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

Destroyers from the Depths (Table of Contents: 55)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Tom; Adolf Hitler (villain); Herr Fange (villain, introduction, dies)
Synopsis
A German inventor creates an army of Nazi controlled sea serpents that Hitler plans on using against Allied convoys.
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Lair of the Leopard (Table of Contents: 56)

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; Cal Johnson; Herman the Heroic [Herman Hoskins] (introduction); The Leopard [Sam Kennedy] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Superman has to deal with an ardent admirer who costumes himself and wants to help the Man of Tomorrow on his dangerous case against the Leopard.
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Not in the Cards (Table of Contents: 57)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Harlow Gates (dies); Jim Cameron; Peter Fellows; Philip Brandon; Jake Clymer; Morton Thornton; The Puzzler (villain)
Synopsis
The Puzzler, defeated in various card championships, vows to escape from prison and kill every one of the winners.
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[Action Comics #58] (Table of Contents: 58)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
printing presses; stereotyping of the Japanese; war bonds

The Face of Adonis (Table of Contents: 59)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Adonis [John Trevor] (villain, intro, death); Doctor Menace (villain, intro, death)
Synopsis
An insane plastic surgeon gives an aging actor a rubber face and will not restore his looks unless he pulls some jobs involving his wealthy friends.
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[Action Comics #59] (Table of Contents: 60)

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

Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Cinderella -- a la Superman (Table of Contents: 61)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Susie Tompkins (introduction)
Synopsis
Clark Kent, believing that he has a date with Lois, finds out he is to babysit her sister's daughter Susie. When Clark sits down to read to her, he falls asleep and that initiates a dream sequence in which Superman re-enacts the Cinderella story.
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[Superman #21] (Table of Contents: 62)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[The X-Alloy] (Table of Contents: 63)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Frank Lingle; Carlton Graul (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Clark Kent is the only reporter invited to the testing of a cannon made of the new X-Alloy, but when it explodes, it leads Superman to the Lingle Steel Corporation, manufacturer the alloy, only to discover the plant honeycombed with spies.
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The Four Gangleaders (Table of Contents: 64)

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; Cordell (villain, introduction); Graney (villain, introduction, dies); Graham (villain, introduction); Kingsley (villain, introduction, dies); Charles Clayton (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
After a run-in with four notorious underworld gang leaders (one of them being killed in the process), Lois decides to write a series of articles exposing them and to begin a crusade against them by implying there is a gang war in progress, and one of the three remaining leaders is trying to wipe out his rival.
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The Robber Knight (Table of Contents: 65)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Mr. Phelps; Lucy Trent; Sir Gauntlet [Caspar Smythe] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When Lois Lane is arrested for wearing a stolen mink coat from Lacey's Department Store, Clark Kent learns that a former employee from Lacey's sold it to her, even though she said she didn't steal it herself. The Man of Tomorrow, upon further investigation, believes that that employee, Lucy Trent, is shielding someone, as other items are also being reported as missing from the store.
Reprints
Keywords
Superman's Mountain Retreat

The Ghost of Superman! (Table of Contents: 66)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sam Jackson (dies); Manley; Blinky Moxby (villain, introduction); Knuckles (villain); Mike Chandler (villain); Luthor (villain, cameo); Ultra-Humanite (villain, cameo); The Puzzler (villain, cameo); Metalo (villain, cameo); The Prankster (villain, cameo); Adolf Hitler (villain, cameo); Hideki Tojo (villain, cameo)
Synopsis
The murder of Sam Jackson, a man involved in a street grafting operation, is blamed on a city commissioner, who informs Police that Mike Chandler did it, and his only witness to that event is another criminal, "Blinky" Moxby. Superman goes to great lengths to find Moxby and get proof of the commissioner's innocence, including allowing Moxby to think he has actually killed the Man of Steel!
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[World's Finest Comics #9] (Table of Contents: 67)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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]; Adolf Hitler; Benito Mussolini; Hideki Tojo
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One Second to Live! (Table of Contents: 68)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger ? [as 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; Sgt. Casey; Jimmy Olsen (?, cameo); Allen Cartright (death); Harold Denton (Cartright's secretary); Mr. Higgins (Cartright's former butler, death); Jane Cartright (villain)
Synopsis
The murder of a famous explorer leaves the Man of Tomorrow only one second to gather the evidence necessary to free an accused man from dying in the electric chair.
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[Action Comics #60] (Table of Contents: 69)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

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

Lois Lane -- Superwoman (Table of Contents: 70)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Dr. Skowl (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
After Lois is hit by a truck, she dreams a transfusion of Superman's blood gives her super powers, and she even gets Superman to accept her proposal of marriage, not realizing that it is only a dream!
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[Action Comics #61] (Table of Contents: 71)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
firefighters; oil wells

The Man They Wouldn't Believe (Table of Contents: 72)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Craig Shaw (villain)
Synopsis
Lois writes an article critical of a certain playboy, but it backfires when he falls in love and proposes to her, making even Clark Kent jealous enough to reveal his secret identity to her.
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[Superman #22] (Table of Contents: 73)

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

Meet the Squiffles (Table of Contents: 74)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Paul Brodie; Mr. Carson; Adolf Hitler (villain); Ixnayalpay (villain, introduction); Gremlins (villains, introduction); Squiffles (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Clark investigates the mysterious crashes of military aircraft manufactured by the Elmont Aircraft Corporation, and discovers that their test pilots have reported strange elves invading their cockpits, causing them to lose control. No one believes them until Clark and Lois fall victim to the Squiffles, as they call themselves, then Superman steps in to take charge of the matter.
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Indexer Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" on his cape.

The Luck of O'Grady (Table of Contents: 75)

Superman / comic story / 12 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; Lucky O'Grady; Carleton Shipley; Jack Morton (villain); Morris Masterson (villain)
Synopsis
Racing tout Lucky O'Grady seems to have a streak of good luck that won't end, that is, until he crosses horns with protection racketeer Morton, who is trying muscle in on a slum section of Metropolis called Roaring Kitchen.
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The Great ABC Panic! (Table of Contents: 76)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Ben Graham; Mr. Murgatroyd; The Prankster (villain); P. Motgomery Smith (villain); Bugs Halloway (villain)
Synopsis
The Prankster kidnaps the real copyright registrar and replaces him with one of his confederates, then begins his "Great ABC Panic" in which he copyrights the English alphabet, blackmailing anyone wishing to use the alphabet in any way, shape or form.
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A Modern Robin Hood! (Table of Contents: 77)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Sgt. Casey; Lois Lane; Hiram Tite; Dexter; Beetle Brow Macklin (villain); Robin Hood (villain, introduction, dies)
Synopsis
Superman must deal with the "crimes" of a modern-day Robin Hood, who robs from the unjustly rich to aid the poor. But when he also decides to rob gangster Beetle Brow Macklin, he goes too far.
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[World's Finest Comics #10] (Table of Contents: 78)

Superman; Batman; Robin; Green Arrow; Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy; Boy Commandos / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka; Cliff Young; Dick Sprang; Joe Simon; Hal Sherman
Inks
Ed Dobrotka; Cliff Young; Norman Fallon; Joe Simon; Hal Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Boy Commandos [Captain Rip Carter; Brooklyn [Dan Turpin]; Alfie Twidgett; Andre Chavard; Jan Haasan]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]
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Indexer Notes

Cover vignettes: Superman (Ed Dobrotka); Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy (Hal Sherman); Green Arrow (Cliff Young); Batman and Robin (Dick Sprang and Norman Fallon), Boy Commandos (Joe Simon).

The Insect Terror! (Table of Contents: 79)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; The Insect Master (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A new criminal succeeds in terrorizing Metropolis with hordes of insects, something he says will continue unless the citizens pay him tribute!
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[Action Comics #62] (Table of Contents: 80)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
Japanese fighter planes; jungle; tanks; U.S. Army

There'll Always Be a Superman! (Table of Contents: 81)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Captain Storme; Captain Zeb Storme; The Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
In the year 2143, Captain Storme recounts for his grandchildren what it was like in 1943, when the Nazis and other criminals ran rampant and the likes of Superman put a halt to their evil, greedy plans for loot and murder.
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[Action Comics #63] (Table of Contents: 82)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
Japanese fighter planes; stereotyping of the Japanese

When Stars Collide! (Table of Contents: 83)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Dr. Jaspar Meekins; Professor Praline (villain); Praline's gang (villains); Spike Yaeger (villain); Yaeger's gang (villains)
Synopsis
When Clark Kent observes the collision of two suns in outer space, the resulting electrical showers cause him to lose his memory. Then a wily criminal convinces the Man of Steel he is actually a criminal named Muscles Moony, and puts him to work battling a rival gang....all in the guise of Superman!
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[Superman #23] (Table of Contents: 84)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

America's Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents: 85)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Sam Citron; John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Colonel McNab; Lieutenant-General Bullitt; Brigadier General Armor; Brigadier General Starrett
Synopsis
When Superman arrives at Camp Towne to make an appearance, he volunteers to participate in the war games that will take place, and is made an honorary Corporal. But after watching America's fighting men in action, and his side losing, he decides that he is not needed to fight this war, and that our boys can handle the job alone.
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Habitual Homicide (Table of Contents: 86)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Janice Crandall; Scott Manning; Dean Broderick (dies); Alex Morrow; Thaddeus Winton (dies); Glenn Calhoun; Myra Hanley; Professor Raymond Lock (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When Professor Lock makes a move on one of the college girls and is rebuffed, he swears revenge by killing the college dean and blaming her fiance. But the plot backfires and Lock is arrested for the crime. When he escapes prison and swears revenge on every witness against him, Superman steps in.
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Fashions in Crime (Table of Contents: 87)

Superman / comic story / 11.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Pierre; The Dude [Joseph Martinson] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
After Lois buys an expensive dress, especially made for her by Pierre, she discovers another example of the dress in a shop in town. Superman investigates and discovers that a man called the Dude is behind the bootlegging of many fashion designs.
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[The Big Eight] (Table of Contents: 88) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Danger on the Diamond (Table of Contents: 89)

Superman / comic story / 12 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; Sgt. Casey; Tom Marin (introduction); Penton; Sammy Brink (villain, introduction); Joe (villain)
Synopsis
When a star baseball player suddenly loses his ability to pitch, Superman steps in to save his life, discovering that crooks are behind this sudden loss of ability by feeding the young man certain drugs that affect his performance.
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Indexer Notes

Page 2 is really two pages shrunk together to make up for the new shorter book length.

[Action Comics #64] (Table of Contents: 90)

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

Pencils
Ed Dobrotka
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Toyman [Winslow Percival Schott]
Reprints
Keywords
pogo sticks

The Terrible Toyman! (Table of Contents: 91)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; The Toyman [Winslow Percival Schott] (villain)
Synopsis
The Toyman uses toys to commit two robberies, but after Superman foils his third robbery, the Toyman snatches Lois Lane and is about to kill her with poisonous dolls, when Superman discovers his hidden lair, frees Lois, and turns The Toyman over to the police.
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Keywords
Metropolis

[Action Comics #65] (Table of Contents: 92)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?; most typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
cash registers

The Million-Dollar Marathon! (Table of Contents: 93)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Truman Treadwell (death); Roger; Lawton; Brandon (villain); Tug Moxton (villain)
Synopsis
A dying multi-millionaire challenges his nephew Roger to spend $1 million in one day, and if he can, $2 million of the estate will go to a children's hospital. Otherwise, the money will no to the other no-good nephew, Brandon.
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Keywords
Metropolis

[Superman #24] (Table of Contents: 94)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Perils of Poor Lois! (Table of Contents: 95)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Editor Lane; Sam Wheet; Squire Squeazel (villain); Black Jack (villain)
Synopsis
After viewing a rather bad old-time melodrama, Clark gets a great idea (to him anyway): have Superman star in an old-fashioned melodrama with Lois as the heroine to be rescued.
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Indexer Notes

Imaginary story--first one ever?

The King of Crackpot Lane!! (Table of Contents: 96)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; George; Louie Dolan (introduction); Conk Kohler (villain, introduction); Vortz (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When Lois and Clark are given a tour of the War Department, they are told of a place called "Crackpot Lane", a place where the most far-fetched inventions and ideas to end the war end up. However, some of a screwball inventor's inventions actually work and that interests some Fifth Columnists operating out of a sanitarium.
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Surprise for Superman! (Table of Contents: 97)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Bernice Brainard (introduction, Lois Lane's Aunt); Lionel Brainard (introduction, Bernice's husband); Tex O'Tagg (villain); The Cobra King (villain, introduction); Lefty (villain); Bosco (villain)
Synopsis
After Lois and Clark have a pretty serious spat, Superman is asked for his advice on how to settle the argument, and gives it to Lois. Lois feels the best place to make amends is at the surpise birthday party for Clark that evening, but she wants Superman to attend. The only thing Clark can think of is to hire a double to play the role of Superman at the party, not knowing the man is actually a criminal!
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Indexer Notes

The Daily Planet Building with the globe atop it (but without the ring) appears in this story.

Suicide Voyage! (Table of Contents: 98)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Colonel Randall (introduction); Radio Joe; Oberleutnant Kapff (villain); the Nazis (villains); the Japanese (villain)
Synopsis
Shot down by enemy gunfire and severely wounded, Colonel Randall and his men take on a group of Nazis and Japanese in the Arctic, where the enemy hopes to establish their own aerial route.
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[Biographies] (Table of Contents: 99)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos; John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; pirates

Indexer Notes

Biographies of Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger, Don Cameron, Joe Shuster, Hardin "Jack" Burnley, Fred Ray, Leo Nowak, John Sikela, Ed Dobrotka, George Roussos, Sam Citron, and Ira Yarbrough.

Includes illustrations from Action Comics #56 and #54.

[Complete Your Collection] (Table of Contents: 100)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
Darwyn Cooke
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]

Indexer Notes

Inside rear dust jacket listing of other Golden Age Omnibuses. Includes Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 1, Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 2, Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 1, Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 2, and Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 1

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 101)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lucky O'Grady

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustrations from Action Comics #56 Cover and Superman #22 "The Luck of O'Grady".

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

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Title of book with illustration from Superman #21 Cover and DC Circle and Serifs 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]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. [Table of Contents]
  7. 6. Foreword
  8. 7. [Action Comics #48]
    Superman
  9. 8. The Merchant of Murder
    Superman
  10. 9. [Superman #16]
    Superman
  11. 10. The World's Meanest Man
    Superman
  12. 11. [Terror from the Stars]
    Superman
  13. 12. Case of the Runaway Skyscrapers!
    Superman
  14. 13. Racket on Delivery!
    Superman
  15. 14. [Action Comics #49]
    Superman
  16. 15. The Puzzler
    Superman
  17. 16. [World's Finest Comics #6]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  18. 17. Man of Steel versus Man of Metal
    Superman
  19. 18. [Action Comics #50]
    Superman
  20. 19. [The Professional Baseball Player]
    Superman
  21. 20. [Superman #17]
    Superman
  22. 21. Man or Superman?
    Superman
  23. 22. The Human Bomb
    Superman
  24. 23. Muscles for Sale
    Superman
  25. 24. When Titans Clash
    Superman
  26. 25. [Action Comics #51]
    Superman
  27. 26. The Case of the Crimeless Crimes
    Superman
  28. 27. [Action Comics #52]
    Superman
  29. 28. The Emperor of America
    Superman
  30. 29. [World's Finest Comics #7]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  31. 30. The Eight Doomed Men!
    Superman
  32. 31. [Superman #18]
    Superman
  33. 32. The Conquest of a City
    Superman
  34. 33. The Heat Horror
    Superman
  35. 34. The Man with the Cane
    Superman
  36. 35. The Snake
    Superman
  37. 36. [Action Comics #53]
    Superman
  38. 37. The Man Who Put out the Sun
    Superman
  39. 38. [Action Comics #54]
    Superman
  40. 39. The Pirate of Pleasure Island
    Superman
  41. 40. [Superman #19]
    Superman
  42. 41. Case of the Funny Paper Crimes
    Superman
  43. 42. [Superman's Amazing Adventure]
    Superman
  44. 43. [The Canine and the Crooks]
    Superman
  45. 44. Superman, Matinee Idol
    Superman
  46. 45. [Action Comics #55]
    Superman
  47. 46. A Goof Named Tiny Rufe
    Superman
  48. 47. [World's Finest Comics #8]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  49. 48. Talent, Unlimited!
    Superman
  50. 49. [Action Comics #56]
    Superman
  51. 50. Design for Doom
    Superman
  52. 51. [Action Comics #57]
    Superman
  53. 52. Crime's Comedy King
    Superman
  54. 53. [Superman #20]
    Superman
  55. 54. Superman's Secret Revealed!
    Superman
  56. 55. Destroyers from the Depths
    Superman
  57. 56. Lair of the Leopard
    Superman
  58. 57. Not in the Cards
    Superman
  59. 58. [Action Comics #58]
    Superman
  60. 59. The Face of Adonis
    Superman
  61. 60. [Action Comics #59]
    Superman
  62. 61. Cinderella -- a la Superman
    Superman
  63. 62. [Superman #21]
    Superman
  64. 63. [The X-Alloy]
    Superman
  65. 64. The Four Gangleaders
    Superman
  66. 65. The Robber Knight
    Superman
  67. 66. The Ghost of Superman!
    Superman
  68. 67. [World's Finest Comics #9]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  69. 68. One Second to Live!
    Superman
  70. 69. [Action Comics #60]
    Superman
  71. 70. Lois Lane -- Superwoman
    Superman
  72. 71. [Action Comics #61]
    Superman
  73. 72. The Man They Wouldn't Believe
    Superman
  74. 73. [Superman #22]
    Superman
  75. 74. Meet the Squiffles
    Superman
  76. 75. The Luck of O'Grady
    Superman
  77. 76. The Great ABC Panic!
    Superman
  78. 77. A Modern Robin Hood!
    Superman
  79. 78. [World's Finest Comics #10]
    Superman; Batman; Robin; Green Arrow; Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy; Boy Commandos
  80. 79. The Insect Terror!
    Superman
  81. 80. [Action Comics #62]
    Superman
  82. 81. There'll Always Be a Superman!
    Superman
  83. 82. [Action Comics #63]
    Superman
  84. 83. When Stars Collide!
    Superman
  85. 84. [Superman #23]
    Superman
  86. 85. America's Secret Weapon!
    Superman
  87. 86. Habitual Homicide
    Superman
  88. 87. Fashions in Crime
    Superman
  89. 88. [The Big Eight]
  90. 89. Danger on the Diamond
    Superman
  91. 90. [Action Comics #64]
    Superman
  92. 91. The Terrible Toyman!
    Superman
  93. 92. [Action Comics #65]
    Superman
  94. 93. The Million-Dollar Marathon!
    Superman
  95. 94. [Superman #24]
    Superman
  96. 95. Perils of Poor Lois!
    Superman
  97. 96. The King of Crackpot Lane!!
    Superman
  98. 97. Surprise for Superman!
    Superman
  99. 98. Suicide Voyage!
    Superman
  100. 99. [Biographies]
  101. 100. [Complete Your Collection]
  102. 101. [Back Cover]
  103. 102. [Spine of Book]
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