([March] 2017)

DC, 2017 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
16.99 USD; 22.99 CAD
Pages
260
On-sale date
2017-01-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-6968-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401269685 51699
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (editor - original series); Jack Harris (editor - original series); Dan Raspler (editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Card stock covers, glossy interiors
Binding
Trade paperback
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

This edition has been referred to as "Superman/Batman: The Saga of the Super Sons New Edition".

It contains the same contents as the 2007 edition with different art on the interior title page and table of contents and changes to the cover logo and color.

Similar to the 2007 edition, the covers for the original issues are presented at the back of the book at a reduced size, shown two on a page. However the layout has changed so that none of the covers are overlapping, unlike the 2007 edition.

Though the name of the feature varies on story splash pages and on the covers, it is most often seen on the covers as "The Sons of Superman and Batman."

The assistant editors of the original printings are not credited on the item.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sons of Superman and Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Superman, Jr.; Batman, Jr.
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[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

Sons of Superman and Batman / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
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Genre
superhero

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Letters
typeset

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia listing publisher credits

Saga of the Super Sons! (Table of Contents: 4)

Super Sons of Superman and Batman / comic story / 23.5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (Original Editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (Original Assistant Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman, Jr.; Batman, Jr.; Superman; Batman; Rocco Krugge; Big Alice; Crumbum; Alfred; Augie Beck; Debbie; Marek; Dr. Gavilan; Rocco Krugge, Jr.
Synopsis
Superman creates an alternate timeline where Superman, Jr. and Batman, Jr. can explore crimefighting without ramifications. In this timeline, the boys put an end to the mob boss of Sparta City, with some unexpected help.
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Indexer Notes

The wives of Superman and Batman appear in this story, but their identities are not made clear. A pair of stories featuring an unrelated Superman, Jr. and Batman, Jr. appeared before the original publication of this story in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #391-392. Feature bannered as "Superman and Batman" on splash page.

Little Town with a Big Secret! (Table of Contents: 5)

Super Sons of Superman and Batman / comic story / 23.5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (Original Editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (Original Assistant Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman, Jr.; Batman, Jr.; Superman (cameo); Batman (cameo); Sweeper Wyatt; Bobby; Linda; Ice Man; Gar O'Ryan
Synopsis
Superman, Jr. and Batman, Jr. ride into Barstow and discover that it is a town with secrets. Years ago, aliens crash-landed there, but while they waited for their spaceship to repair itself the townsfolk discovered and murdered them. Now the townsfolk are placing themselves in suspended animation, to await the day the spaceship has repaired itself and will open up and give them access to its riches inside. But one person in town knows something the rest don't and has plans of his own.
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Indexer Notes

Feature bannered as "Superman Batman and Their Super-Sons" on splash page. The story also has two separate chapter titles: Part Two - The People without Shadows; Part Three - Children of the Universe.

Cry Not for My Forsaken Son! (Table of Contents: 6)

Super Sons of Superman and Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (Original Editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (Original Assistant Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Batman, Jr.; Superman, Jr.; Alfred Pennyworth; James Gordon; Danny Orr; Jack Orr; Mark King; Anne King (in flashback); Brazos
Synopsis
The super-sons meet Danny Orr when he takes someone else's car for a joyride after he finds out his father is really his adopted father. When his newly-discovered father, Mark King, sends him to his Central American emerald mine, Danny, Superman, Jr., and Batman, Jr. discover the kind of man Mark King is.
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Indexer Notes

The wives of Superman and Batman appear in this story, but their identities are not made clear. The story also has three separate chapter titles: Part I - Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth; Part 2 - Rendezvous on Massacre Island; Part 3 - Just an Ordinary Hero.

Evil in Paradise (Table of Contents: 7)

Super Sons of Superman and Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (Original Editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (Original Assistant Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Superman, Jr.; Batman, Jr.; Oonak; Dr. Forbes; Omar Benson
Synopsis
The super-sons accompany two scientists with opposing views on the essential nature of man - good or evil - to a newly discovered civilization between South America and Antarctica. But when the experiment doesn't go the way one scientist expects, he interferes in it with deadly results.
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Indexer Notes

Batman's wife appears in the story, but her identity is not made clear. Feature bannered as "Superman Junior and Batman Junior" on splash page. The story also has two separate chapter titles: Part 2 - The Human Test Tube; Part 3 - Who the Killer, Who the Prey?

The Shocking Switch of the Super-Sons (Table of Contents: 8)

Super Sons of Superman and Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (Original Editor); Paul Levitz (Original Assistant Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superman, Jr.; Batman; Batman, Jr.; Dr. Zamm; Mr. Bell
Synopsis
While Superman and Batman takes their sons to an "encounter" camp, they are asked to track down a rogue government agent before he releases nerve gas on the people of the nearby town.
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Indexer Notes

Feature bannered as "Superman and Batman" on splash page. The story also has three separate chapter titles: Part 1 - A Chasm So Wide...!; Part 2 - The Mighty Marauder; Part 3 - The Breath of Death.

Crown for a New Batman (Table of Contents: 9)

Super Sons of Superman and Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (Original Editor); Paul Levitz (Original Assistant Editor)

Job Number
B-2306
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman, Jr.; Superman, Jr.; Superman; Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Simon Link; Malook
Synopsis
When Batman appears to die, Robin and Batman, Jr. vie to replace him. A requirement of Bruce Wayne's will is that Bruce Wayne, Jr. has to accompany an old business partner of his father's to the arctic. There, he uncovers the duplicity of his father's business partner and that his father is still alive.
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Indexer Notes

Batman's wife appears in the story, but her identity is not made clear. Feature bannered as "Superman & Batman and Their Sons Co-Starring Robin" on splash page. The story also has three separate chapter titles: Part 1 - Avenge Thy Father; Part 2 - The Riddle of Smoke Island; Part 3 - Tomb of Ice.

The Girl Whom Time Forgot (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (Original Editor); Paul Levitz (Original Assistant Editor)

Job Number
B-2379
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Batman, Jr.; Superman; Superman, Jr.; Professor Roger Hanson; Lance Hanson; Mimaya; Paul Somerset; Jane Somerset (in flashback)
Synopsis
To keep them occupied, Superman and Batman send the super-sons on an expedition to a newly-discovered Mayan city in the Yucatan with Prof. Hanson and his son. There they meet the two inhabitants of the city and learn of their connection to the professor.
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Keywords
Mayans

Indexer Notes

Feature bannered as "Superman and Batman and Their Sons" on splash page. The story also has three separate chapter titles: Part I - What the Satellite Saw; Part 2 - The Silent City; Part 3 - Sins of the Fathers.

Hero Is a Dirty Name (Table of Contents: 11)

Super Sons of Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (Original Editor)

Job Number
B-2418
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Superman, Jr.; Batman, Jr.; Green Arrow; Flash; Aquaman; James Gordon (cameo)
Synopsis
The super-sons have their fathers convicted on charges of grandstanding, but when they take out a weather-controlling conspiracy, with the help of The Flash, Green Arrow, and Aquaman, the boys realize that what they thought was grandstanding is really just letting people express their gratitude.
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Indexer Notes

Feature bannered as "Superman Batman and Their Super Sons" on splash page. The story also has three separate chapter titles: Part 1 - Fathers on Trial; Part 2 - Unwelcome Allies; Part 3 - The Weather Bomb. Aquaman is really Superman in disguise; at one point Batman and Superman pose as Green Arrow and Flash; and androids take the place of Superman and Batman in part of the story.

World without Men (Table of Contents: 12)

Super Sons of Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
John Calnan
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (Original Editor); Jack C. Harris (Original Assistant Editor)

Job Number
B-2440
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman, Jr.; Batman, Jr.; Superman (cameo); Batman (cameo); Diana; Sara; Norma; Sybil
Synopsis
When the super-sons come across a town populated only by women hostile to men, they discover an evil alien behind it all, with an agenda of its own.
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Keywords
South; swamp

Indexer Notes

Feature bannered as "Superman & Batman and Their Super-Sons" on splash page. The story also has two separate chapter titles: Part 1 - Big Sister Is Watching You; Part 2 - The Greatest Hate.

The Angel with a Dirty Name (Table of Contents: 13)

Super Sons of Superman and Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
John Calnan
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (Original Editor); Jack C. Harris (Original Assistant Editor)

Job Number
B-2773
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman, Jr.; Superman, Jr.; Batman (cameo); Superman (cameo); Dora [Ardora Luthor] (Luthor's daughter); Lex Luthor; Ardora Luthor (Luthor's wife)
Synopsis
When the super-sons help a pretty girl perform a theatrical show for prison inmates, they unwittingly help Lex Luthor's daughter Ardora engineer his escape. They accompany the Luthors to Lexor, where Ardora has brought Lex in order to cure a gigantism plague. When Ardora learns that her father was reponsible for the plague, she turns to the boys for help in curing it, and sees to it that Luthor is returned to custody on Earth.
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Keywords
giants; growing; Lexor; red sun

Indexer Notes

Feature bannered as "Superman Batman and Their Super Sons" on splash page. The story also has three separate chapter titles: Part One - Those Who Play the Puppets; Part Two - The Plague Giants; Part 3 - Between Two Worlds.

Town of the Timeless Killers (Table of Contents: 14)

Super Sons of Superman and Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Inks
John Calnan
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (Original Editor); Jack C. Harris (Original Assistant Editor)

Job Number
B-2890
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman, Jr.; Batman, Jr.; Kid Bowie; Jack Slade; "Lever" Monroe; Superman (in flashback); Batman (in flashback); Belle Dubois [also as Susie Wells]
Synopsis
The super-sons stumble into a ghost town where Clark, Jr. has no powers and they are hunted by four characters from the Old West. But Superboy, Jr. figures out a way to momentarily restore his powers and haul the desperadoes to justice.
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Keywords
Western

Indexer Notes

Feature bannered as "The Super Sons of Superman and Batman" on splash page. The story also has three separate chapter titles: Part 1 - Trio of Fear; Part 2 - He Whom Evil Fights; Part 3 - The Epitaph That Saved a Superman.

The Final Secret of the Super-Sons (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Dennis O'Neil
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Jerry Serpe (original printing)
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Jack C. Harris (Original Editor)

Job Number
J-6457
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Superman, Jr.; Batman, Jr.; Dr. Sivana; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
The super-sons' adventures are revealed to be computer simulations observed by Superman and Batman. But when Superman leaves the program running, Superman, Jr. figures out that there is another plane of existence, and the boys enter the real world. There, their presence causes natural disasters, so they sacrifice their artifical lives.
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Bummer, Right? (Table of Contents: 16)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ty Templeton
Inks
Ty Templeton
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Superman, Jr.; Batman, Jr.; Poison Ivy; Darkseid; Legion of Super-Heroes [Phantom Girl; Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad]; Martian Manhunter; Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Batman
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Superman, Jr. Is No More (Table of Contents: 17)

Super-Sons / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Kieron Dwyer
Inks
Kieron Dwyer
Colors
Rick Taylor (original printing)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino [as Gaspar]
Editing
Dan Raspler (Original Editor); Tony Bedard (Original Associate Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman, Jr.; Batman, Jr.; Superman; Batman
Synopsis
Superman, Jr. feels like he will never be able to replace his father, but when Superman is seemingly killed, Superman, Jr. ably fills the void.
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World's Finest Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 18)

Sons of Superman and Batman; Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy (#s 215, 216, 221, 222, 224, 228); Ernie Chan (#s 230, 231, 238, 242); Dick Giordano (#233); Ross Andru (#263)
Inks
Nick Cardy (#s 215, 216, 221, 222, 224, 228); Ernie Chan (#s 230, 231); Dick Giordano (#s 233, 263); John Calnan (#s 238, 242)
Colors
?
Letters
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Editing
Murray Boltinoff (Original Editor, all but #263); E. Nelson Bridwell (Original Assistant Editor, #s 215, 216, 221, 222); Paul Levitz (Original Assistant Editor, #s 224, 228, 230); Jack C. Harris (Original Assistant Editor, #233, 238, 242; Original Editor, #263)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman, Jr.; Batman, Jr.; Superman; Batman; Oonak; Metamorpho; Robin; Johnny Quick; Aquaman; Eclipso; Vigilante [Greg Saunders]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Deadman; Challengers of the Unknown; Sybil; Diana; Lex Luthor; Ardora Luthor; Belle Dubois; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr.; Adam Strange

Indexer Notes

Covers reproduced at reduced size and presented two to a page, one above the other, with no overlap.

Capes and Gloves and Rock 'N' Roll (Table of Contents: 19)

Sons of Superman and Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman, Jr.; Superman; Batman; Batman, Jr.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection with an image taken from the cover of World's Finset Comics #221.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sons of Superman and Batman
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    Sons of Superman and Batman
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Saga of the Super Sons!
    Super Sons of Superman and Batman
  6. 5. Little Town with a Big Secret!
    Super Sons of Superman and Batman
  7. 6. Cry Not for My Forsaken Son!
    Super Sons of Superman and Batman
  8. 7. Evil in Paradise
    Super Sons of Superman and Batman
  9. 8. The Shocking Switch of the Super-Sons
    Super Sons of Superman and Batman
  10. 9. Crown for a New Batman
    Super Sons of Superman and Batman
  11. 10. The Girl Whom Time Forgot
    Superman and Batman
  12. 11. Hero Is a Dirty Name
    Super Sons of Superman and Batman
  13. 12. World without Men
    Super Sons of Superman and Batman
  14. 13. The Angel with a Dirty Name
    Super Sons of Superman and Batman
  15. 14. Town of the Timeless Killers
    Super Sons of Superman and Batman
  16. 15. The Final Secret of the Super-Sons
    Superman and Batman
  17. 16. Bummer, Right?
  18. 17. Superman, Jr. Is No More
    Super-Sons
  19. 18. World's Finest Cover Gallery
    Sons of Superman and Batman; Superman and Batman
  20. 19. Capes and Gloves and Rock 'N' Roll
    Sons of Superman and Batman
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