([June] 2018)

DC, 2018 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
29.99 USD; 39.99 CAD
Pages
392
On-sale Date
2018-04-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-7887-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401278878
Editing
Paul Levitz
Color
Color
Dimensions
7.5 " x 11"
Paper Stock
matte paper interiors
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Second printing available May 16, 2018 and third printing available August 8, 2018 (per comiclist.com).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Lee
Inks
Scott Williams
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

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

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster (see notes)
Inks
Joe Shuster (see notes)
Colors
Jack Adler (see notes)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles

Indexer Notes

In Alter Ego #56 (February 2006), in an interview with Adler, he reports that he painted the colors on the engraving plates for this story. Info added by Craig Delich.

Error Report #2990 by Mike DeLisa states the following: "Cover was not by Shuster, actually by unknown member of DC staff based on one interior panel. Coloring was not by Jack Adler; Adler states that the work was done by DC staff. My source is the Court record and decision, which includes affidavits from Siegel, Shuster, and Adler."

Superman/Batman (DC, 2003 Series) #41 (December 2007) identifies bystander on cover as Rick Radomski of Radomski Hardware. Though this takes place during a dream sequence, the name could be considered canon.

Conversely, the cover mimics a scene within the story. In the story, the owner of the car is Butch Matson, a gangster who threatens Lois Lane, and who flees in panic from Superman's wrath in the same manner as depicted on the cover. Very likely the figure on the cover is meant to be Butch Matson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a distant planet was destroyed by old age...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
A space vehicle from a destroyed world lands on Earth, and its occupant becomes Superman. In addition, a scientific explanation for this being's powers is given.
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

Indexer Notes

This strip was originally prepared for newspaper publication, cut up and repaged. Black shading used.

George Taylor first named in the newspaper strip in May 1939.

Lettering credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Coming of Superman] (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (unnamed); Lois Lane; Daily Star; Evelyn Curry; Bea Carroll (villain); Butch Matson (villain); Senator Barrows (villain); Alex Greer (villain)
Synopsis
Superman delivers a witness to the governor to stop an execution, then stops a wife-beater. Later Superman, as Clark Kent, goes out with Lois, but she earns the wrath of Butch Matson and Superman must save her. Finally, Clark is assigned a story on the South American republic of San Monte. He heads to Washington DC to find out who is behind Senator Barrows pushing legislation which will embroil the United States in a war in Europe by grabbing lobbyist Alex Greer and scaring the truth out of him.
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Indexer Notes

Superman wears blue boots. Story continues in Action Comics #2.

Originally prepared for newspaper publication, cut up and repaged, most probably by Joe Shuster. Vin Sullivan, Sheldon Mayer, and Harry Lampert are often cited as having done the paste-up work based on their own claims.

Black shading used. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Mystery of the Freight Train Robberies (Table of Contents: 5)

Zatara, Master Magician / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Guardineer ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara (introduction); Tong (introduction); Brady (death); Captain Kennedy; The Tigress (introduction, villain); Babcock (villain)
Synopsis
Zatara and Tong investigate the murders of several railroad detectives and the theft of over $200,000 in loot.
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Indexer Notes

Lettering credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich.

On the 11th page of this story, the text says Zatara transforms Tigress's gun into "a bullet," but the illustration shows a banana.

The Ashcans (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The cover was originally intended for Detective Comics (1937) #2, but never used.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
John Richard Flanagan
Inks
John Richard Flanagan
Colors
?

Genre
adventure; jungle
Synopsis
Hunter shooting hippo in the mouth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art previously credited to Creig Flessel. Changed per Scott Bonagofsky from results of his discussions with Creig Flessel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Inks
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

biplanes; parachuting

[Revolution in San Monte] (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lola Cortez; George Taylor (cameo); Alex Greer (villain); Emil Norvell (villain)
Synopsis
Clark Kent and Lois Lane are sent by editor Taylor to San Monte in South America to cover a war that is brewing. Besides saving Lois from being executed as a spy, Superman proves the war is being fomented by munitions manufacturers led by Emil Norvell.
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Indexer Notes

Originally prepared for newspaper publication, cut up and repaged. No black shading used. Clark works for the [Cleveland] Evening News. Superman wears blue boots. Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich.

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Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

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

Indexer Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" on blue triangle on his cape. Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

[The Origin of the Vigilante] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Vigilante / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders] (introduction, origin); Killer Kelly; Betty Stuart; Van Ardsley
Synopsis
At his execution, Killer Kelly tells Vigilante that he will come back from the grave, but he has really just bribed the prison doctor to lower the voltage. Greg Sanders, rodeo man, is met by Betty Stuart, a blues singer, after a rodeo, and he learns that Killer Kelly is loose. At his home, Greg dons the costume of the Vigilante and heads to the costume ball of Van Ardsley. When Killer Kelly bashes the party, the Vigilante has to rope them in.
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The Terrible Toyman (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
Sam Citron
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Credits corrected to match Siegel's records for Action 66 based on credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

The Terrible Toyman! (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow
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.
Reprints
Keywords
Metropolis

Indexer Notes

Credits corrected to match Siegel's records for Action 66 based on credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

Too Many Heroes! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Originally written and drawn around 1945. A rewritten and redrawn version of the story later appeared in Superman #55, but this is the first publication of the original version.

The Super-Key to Fort Superman! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
Arctic; Fortress of Solitude; skeleton keys

Indexer Notes

Cover shows key to Fortress as a giant skeleton key.

The Super-Key to Fort Superman (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Batman; scientist
Synopsis
Batman has broken into Superman's Fortress of Solitude as a birthday prank, so Superman searches the place for clues.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude (intro); green kryptonite; Joker (trophy)

Indexer Notes

Superman's original Fortress appeared in Superman #58 (May 1949), no resemblance to the current version. Called Fort Superman on the cover, inside it's called the Fortress of Solitude. Though the fortress key on the cover is shown as skeleton key, in this story the classic square edged version is shown.

The lower right corner of the splash page, which depicts Superman sitting in a chair and using his super-vision, is used as the illustration that appears at the top of the Metropolis Mailbag letter column in Action Comics #245-271 and Superman #124-145.

The Super-Duel in Space! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac
Reprints

The Super-Duel in Space (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (brief origin); Lois Lane; Brainiac (villain, intro); Professor Kimda; Superboy (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superboy (flashback)
Synopsis
While on an experimental rocket, Clark & Lois encounter the alien Brainiac, who plans to shrink & bottle great cities of Earth & use them to repopulate his planet. Superman gets inside Brainiac’s ship when the villain takes Metropolis & there finds a bottle with a Kryptonian city (which in later issues will be named Kandor). He enters the bottle and with the help of a scientist restores the cities of Earth while Brainiac lies in suspended animation for his trip home. Because there is not enough power to restore the Kryptonian city, Superman places it in his Fortress, as Brainiac rockets away.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor (introduction)

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints
Keywords
spacecraft

Indexer Notes

DC Silver Age Classics Action Comics #252 and Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #1 credit this cover to Curt Swan and Stan Kaye.

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 21)

Supergirl / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, origin); Zor-El (introduction, flashback); Miss Hart (introduction); Superboy (on a poster)
Synopsis
Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.
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Superman Presents Supergirl to the World! (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl
Reprints
Keywords
ticker tape parades

Indexer Notes

Curt Swan's and George Klein's names are on some of the building signs.

Part 1: The World's Greatest Heroine! (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman and Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl (origin); Lex Luthor; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Zor-El (flashback); John F. Kennedy; Jerro; Lenora Lemaris; Dick Malverne
Synopsis
Superman reveals Supergirl to the world.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Crossover with Supergirl story "The Infinite Monster!" in this issue.

Part 2: The Infinite Monster! (Table of Contents: 24)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; President John F. Kennedy; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Legion of Super-Heroes; Jackie Kennedy; Lyndon B. Johnson; Superman; Professor Hartz; Dick Malverne; Mrs. Hart
Synopsis
Supergirl stops a creature from another dimension in her first solo adventure after Superman revealed her to the world.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

The Superman Super-Spectacular! (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Clark Kent; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy]; Chief Parker; Lori Lemaris
Reprints

The Superman Super-Spectacular! (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Pete Ross; Lori Lemaris; Police Chief Parker; Krypto; Comet the Super-Horse; Streaky the Super-Cat; Super-Monkey; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Lightning Lass; Shrinking Violet]; The "Look-Alike" Squad of Kandor; The Jimmy Olsen Fan Club; Martha Kent (statue); Jonathan Kent (statue); Bizarro (statue); Bizarro-Boy (statue); Lex Luthor (cameo); Superboy (flashback); President John F. Kennedy
Synopsis
The television show "Our American Heroes" gathers many of Superman's friends for a surprise tribute. Lois and Lana are sure that Clark Kent will not appear, which will prove their theory that Clark is Superman, but to their surprise Clark does arrive. Later, Superman thanks President John F. Kennedy for disguising himself as Clark.
Reprints
Keywords
Gold Kryptonite; television

Indexer Notes

Per Bob Bailey, this comic actually appeared on the newsstands approximately one month after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, who is featured as a character in the story.

The Most Dangerous Man on Earth! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams; Jack Adler (photograph)
Inks
Murphy Anderson; Jack Adler (photograph)
Colors
Jack Adler
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1348
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
photograph

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits and job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.
Color credit for Adler comes from the lettercol of issue #423

The Assassin-Express Contract! (Table of Contents: 28)

The Human Target / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Carmine Infantino; Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1302
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Target [Christopher Chance] (intro, origin); Luigi; T. C. Newman; Harry Cheever
Synopsis
The Human Target poses as a business man on a train to stop an assassination.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007).

Superman Takes a Wife! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2881
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (of Earth-2); Lois Lane (of Earth-2)
Reprints
Keywords
brides; Daily Star (newspaper); Daily Star newspaper; wedding gowns

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

Superman Takes a Wife (Table of Contents: 30)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-2870
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-L; also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane (of Earth-2); Colonel Future; The Wizard; The Mechanical Marauders; Jimmy Olsen (of Earth-2); George Taylor; Suzie Tompkins; Lucille Tompkins; Jor-L (statue); Lora (statue)
Synopsis
On Earth-2 in the 1950's, Colonel Future teams with The Wizard to make Superman cease to exist. Clark Kent, with no memory of his career as Superman, continues the fight against crime as a crusading reporter. His new boldness attracts the attention of Lois, and they marry. When Clark does not realize that Captain Future’s gang has made an attempt on his life, Lois begins to suspect again that Clark is Superman. She seeks out the Wizard, who had claimed responsibility for Superman's disappearance. The Wizard restores Superman, who resumes his career, and re-affirms his marriage vows with Lois.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

40th anniversary issue. Colonel Future is named after writer Edmond Hamilton and in tribute to the pulp character he wrote, Captain Future.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Pencils
Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)
Inks
Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Job Number
S-4316
First Line of Dialogue or Text
If Superman didn't exist, someone would have to create him!
Genre
superhero
Reprints
Keywords
art; drawing; extraterrestrials; slavery

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

If Superman Didn't Exist... (Table of Contents: 32)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
Tony Tollin
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-4329
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
In a world with no heroes, conquered by aliens, two young boys imagine Superman and bring him to life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story dedicated to Siegel and Shuster

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Man of Steel is out for blood --
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Teen Titans [Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Changeling [Gar Logan]]; David Gunderson
Reprints

Squatter (Table of Contents: 34)

Superman; Teen Titans / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-2826
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Teen Titans [Changeling [Gar Logan]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Jericho [Joseph Wilson]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]]; Carol Samuels (first appearance); Colette; VILLAINS: David Gunderson; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
David Gunderson uses a mind-transfer device on Superman, leading to a battle with the Teen Titans.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Pencils
Kerry Gammill (signed)
Inks
Brett Breeding (signed)
Colors
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints
Keywords
trucks

Ma Kent's Photo Album (Table of Contents: 36)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
Kerry Gammill
Inks
Dennis Janke
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Bill Oakley

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Pete Ross; Lana Lang; Mr. Balducci; Ruby Carson; Lori Lemaris
Synopsis
A look into Ma Kent's scrapbook.
Reprints

At Long Last... the Secret Revealed! (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Pencils
Kerry Gammill (signed)
Inks
Brett Breeding (signed)
Colors
Brett Breeding
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Trade dress on reprint is from the 2nd printing of the issue, not the original.

Secrets in the Night (Table of Contents: 38)

Superman / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
Bob McLeod
Inks
Bob McLeod
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Bill Oakley

Job Number
G-6262
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lois Lane; Ms. Fenster; the Crone; VILLAINS: Silver Banshee [Siobhan McDougal]; Blaze [Angelica Blaze]; Baron Sunday
Synopsis
Clark reveals his identity to Lois after the Silver Banshee attacks. An attorney finally finds a will for Lex Luthor.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Pencils
Drew Struzan (painting, signed)
Inks
Drew Struzan (painting, signed)
Colors
Drew Struzan (painting, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #1.

A Hero's Journey (Table of Contents: 40)

Superman / comic story / 54 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Kelly
Pencils
Pascual Ferry; Duncan Rouleau; Alex Ross (p. 1, painted); Tony Harris (pp. 2-3); Bill Sienkiewicz (p. 8); Dave Bullock (p. 12); Ed McGuinness (pp. 15-16); J. H. Williams (p. 20); Dan Jurgens (p. 27); Kiliam Plunkett (pp. 35-36); Jim Lee (p. 40); Tim Sale (pp. 45-46); Lee Bermejo (pp. 49-51)
Inks
Cam Smith; Marlo Alquiza; Scott Hanna; Duncan Rouleau; Alex Ross (p. 1, painted); Tony Harris (pp. 2-3); Bill Sienkiewicz (p. 8); Dave Bullock (p. 12); Ed McGuinness (pp. 15-16); J. H. Williams (p. 20); Klaus Janson (p. 27); Kilian Plunkett (pp. 35-36); Jim Lee (p. 40); Tim Sale (p. 45-46); Lee Bermejo (pp. 49-51)
Colors
Moose Baumann; Jeromy Cox; Guy Major; Alex Ross (p. 1, painted)
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Blackhawks; Lana Lang
Synopsis
In a mix of different flashback sequences, we see who inspired Superman to be a hero, and what an inspiration Superman is for other people.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Pencils
Ben Oliver
Inks
Ben Oliver
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
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The Boy Who Stole Superman's Cape (Table of Contents: 42)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Grant Morrison
Pencils
Ben Oliver
Inks
Ben Oliver
Colors
Brian Reber
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; George Taylor; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Luke; Mystic Mr. Triple X (a poster); Mrs. Nyxly [Nyxlygsptlnz]; Paulie; Perry White; Angus (villain)
Synopsis
The story of Superman's first outing as Superman in Metropolis. Superman gets knocked out by an RPG and a kid steals his cape. Meanwhile, Clark Kent moves into his new apartment and meets his landlady. The kids saves his friend from an abusive father, but almost dies in the process. Luckily Superman is there to save him.
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Keywords
Curt's Copies; Daily Planet; Daily Star; Metropolis

The Game (Table of Contents: 43)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
Dave Sharpe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Superman and Lex Luthor play a game of chess.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  3. 2. ["As a distant planet was destroyed by old age..."]
    Superman
  4. 3. [The Coming of Superman]
    Superman
  5. 4. ["And so begins the startling adventures..."]
    Superman
  6. 5. The Mystery of the Freight Train Robberies
    Zatara, Master Magician
  7. 6. The Ashcans
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. [Revolution in San Monte]
    Superman
  11. 10. ["Attention all American youth!"]
    Superman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  13. 12. [The Origin of the Vigilante]
    The Vigilante
  14. 13. The Terrible Toyman
    Superman
  15. 14. The Terrible Toyman!
    Superman
  16. 15. Too Many Heroes!
    Superman
  17. 16. The Super-Key to Fort Superman!
    Superman
  18. 17. The Super-Key to Fort Superman
    Superman
  19. 18. The Super-Duel in Space!
    Superman
  20. 19. The Super-Duel in Space
    Superman
  21. 20. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Superman; Supergirl
  22. 21. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  23. 22. Superman Presents Supergirl to the World!
    Superman; Supergirl
  24. 23. Part 1: The World's Greatest Heroine!
    Superman and Supergirl
  25. 24. Part 2: The Infinite Monster!
    Supergirl
  26. 25. The Superman Super-Spectacular!
    Superman
  27. 26. The Superman Super-Spectacular!
    Superman
  28. 27. The Most Dangerous Man on Earth!
    Superman
  29. 28. The Assassin-Express Contract!
    The Human Target
  30. 29. Superman Takes a Wife!
    Superman
  31. 30. Superman Takes a Wife
    Superman
  32. 31. ["If Superman didn't exist, someone would have to create him!"]
    Superman
  33. 32. If Superman Didn't Exist...
    Superman
  34. 33. ["The Man of Steel is out for blood --"]
    Superman; Teen Titans
  35. 34. Squatter
    Superman; Teen Titans
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  37. 36. Ma Kent's Photo Album
    Superman
  38. 37. At Long Last... the Secret Revealed!
    Superman
  39. 38. Secrets in the Night
    Superman
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  41. 40. A Hero's Journey
    Superman
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  43. 42. The Boy Who Stole Superman's Cape
    Superman
  44. 43. The Game
    Superman
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