(2017)

DC, 2016 Series
Price
29.99 USD; 39.99 CAD
Pages
380
On-sale date
2017-06-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-7089-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401270896 52999
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (Editor - Original Series); Jeb Woodard (Group Editor - Collected Editions); Robin Wildman (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

Collects Superman stories from Action Comics #32-40, Superman #8-11, World's Best Comics #1, World's Finest Comics #2.


[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]; Lois Lane

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]; Lois Lane

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 writer and artists.

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

[2nd title Page] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
Michael Cho
Inks
Michael Cho
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration from cover. Identical to previous Title page.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

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 #32] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Leo Nowak
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[The Gambling Racket in Metropolis] (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

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

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

[Superman #8] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Superman the Man of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Despite its placement in this collection, this page is not from Superman #8, it is actually the frontispiece from Superman #2. Table of contents reflects Wayne Boring as the artist. Boring did draw the actual frontispiece for Superman #8, but this is not that page. The frontispiece that originally appeared in Superman #8 appears in this collection with Superman #10. (This repeats the same misplacement that occurred in Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 2.)

[The Giants of Professor Zee] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

[The Fifth Column] (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Frank Martin (death); Jeff Carlton (villain); General Sagdorf (villain, introduction); Eric Reibel (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Warned by a friend of his of 5th Columnists landing by boat in the city of Metropolis, Clark Kent, as Superman, investigates and discovers that they are planting skilled workmen as spies and saboteurs with American armament factories, as well as having a secret base in a mountainous valley, complete with a subversive army capable of striking terror and destruction from the rear when U.S. military forces are attempting to defend coastal areas against foreign invasion.
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[The Carnival Crooks] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White (un-named); Lois Lane; Jackel (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
After Clark is fleeced at a local carnival, Lois is given permission by the editor of the Planet to get evidence of the crookedness of the games there and ends up discovering that the carnival also has pickpockets roaming the grounds, robbing the guests.
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[Perrone and the Drug Gang] (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Superman has a blue "S" on his cape.

[Action Comics #33] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles

Indexer Notes

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

[Something Amiss at the Lumber Camp] (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

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

Superman has a blue "S" on cape.

[Action Comics #34] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
dams

[The Beautiful Young Heiress] (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

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

[Superman #9] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character!] (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Despite its placement in this collection, this page is not from Superman #9, it is actually the frontispiece from Superman #3. Table of contents reflects Paul Cassidy as the artist. Cassidy did draw the actual frontispiece for Superman #9, but this is not that page. The frontispiece that originally appeared in Superman #9 appears in this collection with Superman #11. (This repeats the same misplacement that occurred in Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 2.)

[The Phony Pacifists] (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Major Lester; The Committee Against Militarism (some villains, intro); Senator Galsworthy (intro); Derwing (villain, intro)
Synopsis
Superman battles against some members of the Committee Against Militarism, whose leader is actually employed by a warring totalitarian nation, which wants to see to it that the United States does not re-arm, thus making it ripe for take-over.
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[Joe Gatson, Racketeer] (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

[Mystery In Swasey Swamp] (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Krawl (villain, introduction, death); Tom Jepson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Editor White sends Clark out to Lamson Laboratories to get to the bottom of an unknown person or persons causing problems at the lab in an attempt to force the W-142 formula out of Lamson, and Lois is sent to Swasey Swamp, which is said to be emanating powerful electrical discharges. When someone attempts to kill Kent, Superman begins to see a conection between the two situations, and intervenes in time to save the formula.
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[Jackson's Murder Ring] (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

[World's Best Comics #1] (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

[Superman vs. The Rainmaker] (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

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

[Action Comics #35] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
machine guns

Indexer Notes

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

[The Guybart Gold Mine] (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

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

[Action Comics #36] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
robots

[The Enemy Invasion] (Table of Contents: 29)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

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

[Superman #10] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[World's Greatest Adventure Character] (Table of Contents: 31)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

While the artwork for this frontispiece matches the one in Superman #10, it uses a different coloring scheme and appears to have been reprinted from Superman #8 instead. (This repeats the same misplacement that occurred in Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 2.)

[The Invisible Luthor] (Table of Contents: 32)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

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

[The Talent Agency Fraud] (Table of Contents: 33)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

[The Spy Ring of Righab Bey] (Table of Contents: 34)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Jim Gregg; Mary Grogan; Carter; Righab-Bey (villain, introduction); Raj (villain, Bey's assistant)
Synopsis
Lois and Clark see Jim Gregg, a clerk in the Ordnance Division of the War Department, coming out of an astrologer's office, and find it odd the man wold visit such a place. Separately, Lois, then Clark visit the evil Righam-Bey trying to learn what he is up to, but it is Superman who discovers that the ordnance clerk knows about a new bomb being tested that responds to the engines of enemy ships, and the astrologer is attempting to learn that secret for himself.
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[The Dukalia Spy Ring] (Table of Contents: 35)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lt. Ferguson; ex-Captain Lang; Karl Wolff (villain, introduction, death); Hall (villain)
Synopsis
A former Naval officer, discharged for conduct unbecoming to an officer, draws the attention of Karl Wolff, consul for Dukalia, a nation which believes it is superior to America, and desires to take the U.S. over. Superman investigates and discovers that this Naval officer has invented a submarine that can operate in the air, as well as on or below the surface of the ocean, and that he is a double agent being used to facilitate the capture of these spies.
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[Action Comics #37] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
sabotage; saboteurs

[Commissioner Kent] (Table of Contents: 37)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

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

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

[World's Finest Comics #2] (Table of Contents: 38)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

[The Unknown X] (Table of Contents: 39)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

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

[Action Comics #38] (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

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

Indexer Notes

Blue "S" on cape.

[Radio Control] (Table of Contents: 41)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

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

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

[Superman #11] (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[Superman: America's Greatest Adventure-Strip Character] (Table of Contents: 43)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

While the artwork for this frontispiece matches the one in Superman #11, it uses a different coloring scheme and appears to have been reprinted from Superman #9 instead. (This repeats the same misplacement that occurred in Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 2.)

[Zimba's Gold Badge Terrorists] (Table of Contents: 44)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

[The Corinthville Caper] (Table of Contents: 45)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Emil Carlstrom (introduction); Carol Carlstrom (introduction); Grant Fellows (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Editor White sends Lois and Clark to Corinthville in response to public sightings of giant animals, and they visit the laboratory of Dr. Carlstrom, who assures the pair that his experiments are being done to try to extend the life span of animals. Later, Superman confronts the culprit involved who explains that he made up the story about giant animals, and only used a large gorilla and snake to support his story, because he had discovered a hidden gold mine beneath Carlstrom's lab.
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[The Yellow Plague] (Table of Contents: 46)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dr. Sanford Franklin; Pedro Carlos (death); Dr. Karl van Breeden; Major Burt Crandall; Wacouches (Chirroba Chief); Quismado (villain, introduction, death); un-named gangster (villain, intro, death)
Synopsis
Assigned by Perry White to write an article on the life of an internee, Lois and Clark meet with their friend, Dr. Sanford Frank, who then introduces them to internee Pedro Carlos from Latin America. The reporters soon learn that Carlos is a member of a South American tribe, the Chirrobans, who suffer from a yellow plague that is now affecting people in Metropolis, thanks to Quismado, a Chirroban. Heading to South America, Superman succeeds in stopping Quismado and securing a cure for the yellow plague in Metropolis.
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[The Plot of Count Bergac] (Table of Contents: 47)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Patricia Randall (introduction); Henry Walters; Count Bergac [Ricky Hanlon](villain)
Synopsis
Patricia Randall returns from overseas and calls a Board of Directors meeting for the Randall Department Store Company, and informs them that from that point on, she was taking charge. After she leaves, a French Count in attendance informs the board that if he has his way and marries her, that he would return control of the company to them: for $100,000 a year!
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[Action Comics #39] (Table of Contents: 48)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
spotlights

Indexer Notes

Superman has a blue "S" on cape.

[The Radioactive Man] (Table of Contents: 49)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

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

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

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

Superman is called the Man of Tomorrow.

[Action Comics #40] (Table of Contents: 50)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
tanks

[The Billionaire's Daughter] (Table of Contents: 51)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

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

Complete Your Collection With These Other Golden and Silver Age Trade Paperbacks (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

[Title Page at rear of book] (Table of Contents: 53)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title Page at rear of book, features only the logo of the book.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 54)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray; Wayne Boring
Inks
Fred Ray; Wayne Boring
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Back cover illustrations with text on the contents of this issue. Illustrations taken from the covers of Superman #11 and Action Comics #33.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    Superman
  3. 2. [Creator Credits]
  4. 3. [2nd title Page]
    Superman
  5. 4. [Indicia and Publisher information]
  6. 5. [Table of Contents]
  7. 6. [Action Comics #32]
    Superman
  8. 7. [The Gambling Racket in Metropolis]
    Superman
  9. 8. [Superman #8]
    Superman
  10. 9. Superman the Man of Tomorrow!
    Superman
  11. 10. [The Giants of Professor Zee]
    Superman
  12. 11. [The Fifth Column]
    Superman
  13. 12. [The Carnival Crooks]
    Superman
  14. 13. [Perrone and the Drug Gang]
    Superman
  15. 14. [Action Comics #33]
    Superman
  16. 15. [Something Amiss at the Lumber Camp]
    Superman
  17. 16. [Action Comics #34]
    Superman
  18. 17. [The Beautiful Young Heiress]
    Superman
  19. 18. [Superman #9]
    Superman
  20. 19. [Superman, America's Greatest Adventure Strip Character!]
    Superman
  21. 20. [The Phony Pacifists]
    Superman
  22. 21. [Joe Gatson, Racketeer]
    Superman
  23. 22. [Mystery In Swasey Swamp]
    Superman
  24. 23. [Jackson's Murder Ring]
    Superman
  25. 24. [World's Best Comics #1]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  26. 25. [Superman vs. The Rainmaker]
    Superman
  27. 26. [Action Comics #35]
    Superman
  28. 27. [The Guybart Gold Mine]
    Superman
  29. 28. [Action Comics #36]
    Superman
  30. 29. [The Enemy Invasion]
    Superman
  31. 30. [Superman #10]
    Superman
  32. 31. [World's Greatest Adventure Character]
    Superman
  33. 32. [The Invisible Luthor]
    Superman
  34. 33. [The Talent Agency Fraud]
    Superman
  35. 34. [The Spy Ring of Righab Bey]
    Superman
  36. 35. [The Dukalia Spy Ring]
    Superman
  37. 36. [Action Comics #37]
    Superman
  38. 37. [Commissioner Kent]
    Superman
  39. 38. [World's Finest Comics #2]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  40. 39. [The Unknown X]
    Superman
  41. 40. [Action Comics #38]
    Superman
  42. 41. [Radio Control]
    Superman
  43. 42. [Superman #11]
    Superman
  44. 43. [Superman: America's Greatest Adventure-Strip Character]
    Superman
  45. 44. [Zimba's Gold Badge Terrorists]
    Superman
  46. 45. [The Corinthville Caper]
    Superman
  47. 46. [The Yellow Plague]
    Superman
  48. 47. [The Plot of Count Bergac]
    Superman
  49. 48. [Action Comics #39]
    Superman
  50. 49. [The Radioactive Man]
    Superman
  51. 50. [Action Comics #40]
    Superman
  52. 51. [The Billionaire's Daughter]
    Superman
  53. 52. Complete Your Collection With These Other Golden and Silver Age Trade Paperbacks
  54. 53. [Title Page at rear of book]
  55. 54. [Back Cover]
    Superman
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