(2018)

DC, 2018 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.99 USD; 25.99 CAD
Pages
164
On-sale date
2018-09-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-8597-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401285975 51999
Editing
Paul Kaminski (editor - original series); Mike Cotton (editor - original series); Jessica Chen (associate editor - original series); Andrea Shea (assistant editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions); Erika Rothberg (editor - collected edition)
Color
Color
Dimensions
7.5 " x 11"
Paper Stock
glossy
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects Action Comics #1000 plus variant covers and extras. Also includes a story by Paul Levitz and Neal Adams originally published in Action Comics 80 Years of Superman: The Deluxe Edition and the Superman story from Action Comics #1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Lee (signed)
Inks
Scott Williams (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title logo

[Title and Credits] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jim Lee
Inks
Scott Williams
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Title pages, includes Superman illustration from the cover of Action Comics 80 Years of Superman: The Deluxe Edition.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 4)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Action Comics #1000 Jim Lee & Scott Williams Cover] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils
Jim Lee (signed)
Inks
Scott Williams (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[2nd Title Page] (Table of Contents: 6)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title logo with a background of blue sky and clouds

From the City That Has Everything (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Jurgens
Pencils
Dan Jurgens
Inks
Norm Rapmund
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Khund Warriors; Lois Lane; Jon Kent; Mayor Barnes; unnamed Metropolis citizens; Chief Carlisle; Maggie Sawyer; Mr. Benning; unnamed police officer; Perry White; Wonder Woman [Diana of Themyscira]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Flash [Wally West] (original Wally West); Tempest [Garth]; Raven [Rachel Roth]; Omen [Lilith Clay]; Firestorm; Sideways [Dereck James]; Mera; Aquaman; Aresenal [Roy Harper]; Troia [Donna Troy]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Deathstroke [Slade Wilson]; Harley Quinn; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Green Lantern [Jessica Cruz]; Blue Beetle [Jaime Reyes]; Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Steel [John Henry Irons]
Synopsis
Metropolis holds a ceremony to honor the Superman, but the Man of Steel would rather find emergencies to handle than attend the ceremony.
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Never-Ending Battle (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi
Pencils
Patrick Gleason
Inks
Patrick Gleason
Colors
Alejandro Sanchez
Letters
Tom Napolitano

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Vandal Savage; unnamed gunmen; unnamed boy with ball; unnamed train engineer; Sgt. Rock; Bulldozer; Wildman; Little Sure Shot; unidentified Easy Company soldier; unnamed German soldiers; unidentified aliens; Lois Lane; other multiverse versions of Superman; Silver Banshee; Mongul; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Superboy [Kon-El]; Jax-Ur; Mala; Magog; Wonder Woman (from Kingdom Come); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (from Kingdom Come); Hawkman (from Kingdom Come); Jon Kent; Krypto
Synopsis
Vandal Savage traps Superman in hyper-time and causes him to battle through different time periods to return home.
Reprints
Keywords
Kingdom Come; Phantom Zone; World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita Jr. [as JR JR] (signed)
Inks
Danny Miki (signed)
Colors
Peter Steigerwald (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

An Enemy Within (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman; Cindy Goff (original story); Bob Rozakis (original story, page 5)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Butch Guice (pages 1-4); Kurt Schaffenberger (page 5)
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Maggie Sawyer; Dan Turpin; Henry Davis; unnamed hostage; unnamed police officers; Linda Davis; Officer Lopez; unnamed hobo
Synopsis
While Superman fights a threat from Brainiac in Japan, Maggie Sawyer deals with a hostage situation in Metropolis.
Reprints
Keywords
Brainiac

Indexer Notes

Original story by Cindy Goff, Curt Swan, and Butch Guice, with page 5 courtesy of Superman: The Secret Years #2 by Bob Rozakis, Curt Swan, and Kurt Schaffenberger. Marv Wolfman re-wrote the dialogue for the previously unpublished 4 pages to make this a new story and a previously published Curt Swan Superman splash was added as the final page.

Dedication at end of story "For Curt".

The Car (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns; Richard Donner
Pencils
Olivier Coipel
Inks
Olivier Coipel
Colors
Alejandro Sanchez
Letters
Nick Napolitano

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Butch Matson; unnamed tow truck driver; unnamed mechanic; Lois Lane (flashback); unnamed members of Matson's gang (flashback)
Synopsis
Butch Matson brings his car in for repairs, but no one believes him when he says it was wrecked by a man wearing red underwear.
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Indexer Notes

Special thanks to Matt Wilson.

Story is a follow up to the Superman story in Action Comics #1, where Superman wrecked Butch's car after he kidnapped Lois Lane.

The Fifth Season (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Snyder
Pencils
Rafael Albuquerque
Inks
Rafael Albuquerque
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Tom Napolitano

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Superman confronts Lex Luthor at a Planetarium.
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Of Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tom King
Pencils
Clay Mann
Inks
Clay Mann
Colors
Jordie Bellaire
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent (figurine); Martha Kent (figurine)
Synopsis
In the far future when a dead Earth is falling into the Sun, Superman pays tribute to the Kents.
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Five Minutes (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Louise Simonson
Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Carlos M. Mangual

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; unnamed Daily Planet workers; unnamed train engineer; unnamed train passengers; Bibbo; unnamed bank robbers
Synopsis
Clark has a five minute deadline to file a story, however several emergencies crop up before he can finish.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet

Actionland! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Dini
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
Kevin Nowlan
Colors
Trish Mulvihill
Letters
Josh Reed

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ms. Gsptlsnz; Mr. Mxyzptlk; theme park attendees; Superman [Clark Kent] (simulation); Jonathan Kent (simulation); Martha Kent (simulation); Jimmy Olsen (simulation); Lois Lane (simulation); unnamed children in danger (simulation); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (simulation); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (simulation); Flash [Barry Allen] (simulation); Wonder Woman (simulation); Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz] (simulation); Cyborg [Victor Stone] (simulation); Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (simulation); Black Canary [Dinah Lance] (simulation); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (simulation); Captain Marvel [Shazam!; Billy Batson] (simulation); Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (simulation); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (simulation); Mister Miracle [Scott Free] (simulation); Kalibak (simulation); Brainiac (simulation); Doomsday (simulation); Lex Luthor (simulation); Bizarro (simulation); Parasite (simulation); General Zod (simulation); Darkseid (simulation); Zook; Bat-Mite; Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt
Synopsis
Mr. Mxyzptlk creates a theme park that celebrates the life of Superman, his friends, and foes.
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Indexer Notes

The majority of Superman's friends and foes that appear in this story are simulations, not the real thing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Colors
Brennan Wagner (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Brad Meltzer
Pencils
John Cassaday
Inks
John Cassaday
Colors
Laura Martin
Letters
Chris Eliopoulos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Rick Hagen; Lila; unnamed police officer; unnamed cell phone users
Synopsis
Superman faces his limit in being faster than a speeding bullet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dedication at end of story "For Christopher Reeve".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jorge Jimenez (signed)
Inks
Jorge Jimenez (signed)
Colors
Jorge Jimenez (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

The Truth (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils
Jim Lee
Inks
Scott Williams
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
Cory Petit
Editing
Brian Cunningham (group editor); Mike Cotton (editor); Jessica Chen (associate editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; unnamed Metropolis citizens; Laura; unnamed waitress; Rogol Zaar (intro); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Maggie Sawyer; unnamed Metropolis SCU officers; unnamed bookstore customers
Synopsis
Superman faces a new threat who is determined to eliminate all Kryptonians. But what is his connection to Krypton?
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Indexer Notes

First Superman story by Brian Michael Bendis. Story continues in The Man of Steel (DC, 2018 series). This story takes place between pages 11 and 14 of The Man of Steel #4.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 20)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title logo with a background of blue sky and clouds

The Game (Table of Contents: 21)

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.
Reprints

Variant Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 22)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title page for variant cover section.

1930s Variant Cover by Steve Rude (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
Steve Rude (signed)
Inks
Steve Rude (signed)
Colors
Steve Rude (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

1940s Variant Cover by Michael Cho (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Pencils
Michael Cho (signed)
Inks
Michael Cho (signed)
Colors
Michael Cho (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; soldiers
Reprints
Keywords
war; war bonds

1950s Variant Cover by Dave Gibbons with Color by Angus McKie (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Colors
Angus McKie
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; aliens
Reprints

1960s Variant Cover by Michael Allred with Color by Laura Allred (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Pencils
Michael Allred (signed)
Inks
Michael Allred (signed)
Colors
Laura Allred

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Krypto; Supergirl [Linda Lee Danvers; Kara Zor-El]; Comet [Super-Horse]; Streaky [Super-Cat]; Beppo [Super-Monkey]; Superbaby; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Superwoman [Lois Lane]; Muto; Jor-El; Lori Lemaris; Ant-head Superman; Bizarro; Bizarro-Lois Lane; Brainiac; Lex Luthor; Parasite; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Super Lex Luthor; Superman as the Flash
Reprints
Keywords
Bottle City of Kandor; Daily Planet; Fortress of Solitude; Go-Go Checks; Htrae [Bizarro World]

Indexer Notes

Cover is a homage to many Silver Age Action Comics issues featuring a collage of many characters and concepts.

1970s Variant Cover by Jim Steranko with Color by Laura Martin (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils
Jim Steranko (signed)
Inks
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors
Laura Martin

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

1980s Variant Cover by Joshua Middleton (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Pencils
Joshua Middleton
Inks
Joshua Middleton
Colors
Joshua Middleton

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Brainiac
Reprints

1990s Variant Cover by Dan Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan with Color by Alex Sinclair (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
Dan Jurgens (signed)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

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

2000s Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Lee Bermejo
Inks
Lee Bermejo
Colors
Lee Bermejo

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Retailer Variant Cover by Neal Adams and Alex Sinclair (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

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

Retailer Variant Cover by Kaare Andrews (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Pencils
Kaare Andrews (signed)
Inks
Kaare Andrews (signed)
Colors
Kaare Andrews (signed)

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

Retailer Variant Cover by Olivier Coipel and Alejandro Sanchez (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Pencils
Olivier Coipel
Inks
Olivier Coipel
Colors
Alejandro Sanchez

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Retailer Variant Cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Pencils
Gabriele Dell'Otto
Inks
Gabriele Dell'Otto
Colors
Gabriele Dell'Otto

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Retailer Variant Cover by Tony S. Daniel and Tomeu Morey (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Pencils
Tony S. Daniel (signed)
Inks
Tony S. Daniel (signed)
Colors
Tomeu Morey (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Retailer Variant Cover by Dave Dorman (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Pencils
Dave Dorman (signed)
Inks
Dave Dorman (signed)
Colors
Dave Dorman (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; also as a baby]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet; Krypton

Retailer Variant Cover by Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Pencils
Jason Fabok (signed)
Inks
Jason Fabok (signed)
Colors
Brad Anderson [as BA] (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Retailer Variant Cover by Patrick Gleason and Alejandro Sanchez (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Pencils
Patrick Gleason (signed)
Inks
Patrick Gleason (signed)
Colors
Alejandro Sanchez (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Krypto
Reprints
Keywords
American flag

Retailer Variant Cover by Jock (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Pencils
Jock
Inks
Jock
Colors
Jock

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Retailer Variant Cover by Tyler Kirkham and Arif Prianto (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Pencils
Tyler Kirkham (signed)
Inks
Tyler Kirkham (signed)
Colors
Arif Prianto [as arif] (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Doomsday
Reprints

Wraparound Retailer Variant Cover by Dan Jurgens, Kevin Nowlan and Alex Sinclair (Table of Contents: 41)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dan Jurgens (signed)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent] (a series of Superman images, reflecting how he has looked at different times over the years)
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover printed across 2 pages

Retailer Variant Cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Pencils
Stanley "Artgerm" Lau
Inks
Stanley "Artgerm" Lau
Colors
Stanley "Artgerm" Lau

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints

Retailer Variant Cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Pencils
Jim Lee (signed)
Inks
Scott Williams (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Rogol Zaar
Reprints

Retailer Variant Cover by Doug Mahnke and Wil Quintana (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Pencils
Doug Mahnke [as DM] (signed)
Inks
Doug Mahnke [as DM] (signed)
Colors
Wil Quintana

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Retailer Variant Cover by Felipe Massafera (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Pencils
Felipe Massafera
Inks
Felipe Massafera
Colors
Felipe Massafera

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; General Zod
Reprints

Retailer Variant Cover by Francesco Mattina (Table of Contents: 46)

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

Pencils
Francesco Mattina
Inks
Francesco Mattina
Colors
Francesco Mattina

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Retailer Variant Cover by George Pérez and Alex Sinclair (Table of Contents: 47)

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

Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
George Pérez (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Retailer Variant Cover by Nicola Scott and Annette Kwok (Table of Contents: 48)

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

Pencils
Nicola Scott (signed)
Inks
Nicola Scott (signed)
Colors
Annette Kwok

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent] (multiple Superman images, reflecting how he has looked at different times over the years)
Reprints

Retailer Variant Cover by Curt Swan (Table of Contents: 49)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

1960s Variant Cover Pencils by Michael Allred (Table of Contents: 50)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Allred
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Pencils from 1960s variant cover

Retailer Variant Cover Sketch by Neal Adams (Table of Contents: 51)

Superman / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Pencils from Neal Adams variant cover

1930s Variant Cover Sketch by Steve Rude (Table of Contents: 52)

Superman / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Rude
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Pencils from 1930s variant cover

1950s Variant Cover Sketch and Linework by Dave Gibbons (Table of Contents: 53)

Superman / illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Pencils and linework from 1950s variant cover

1970s Variant Cover Pencils by Jim Steranko (Table of Contents: 54)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Steranko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Pencils from 1970s variant cover

Sketchbook and Extras (Table of Contents: 55)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title page for extras section

Action Comics #1000 "Never-Ending Battle" Script (Table of Contents: 56)

text story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi
Pencils
Patrick Gleason; various
Inks
Patrick Gleason; various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Peter J. Tomasi's script for "Never-Ending Battle" including art direction using panels from various Superman covers and panels over the years compared with Patrick Gleason's modern interpretation of those covers and panels.

Original Inks for The Public Man by Butch Guice with Pencils by Curt Swan and letters by Albert DeGuzman (Table of Contents: 57)

Superman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Cindy Goff
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Butch Guice
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Maggie Sawyer; Dan Turpin; Henry Davis; unnamed hostage; unnamed police officers; Linda Davis; Officer Lopez; unnamed hobo

Indexer Notes

Original 4 pages for "The Public Man" penciled by Curt Swan. The original story was not completed after Curt's death, but these pages were re-purposed for the Action Comics #1000 story "An Enemy Within".

Action Comics #1000 "Actionland!" Script (Table of Contents: 58)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Dini
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Paul Dini's script for "Actionland!"

Action Comics #1000 Cover Pencils by Jim Lee (Table of Contents: 59)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Lee (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Keywords
Daily Planet

Indexer Notes

Jim Lee pencils for Action Comics #1000 Cover.

Action Comics #1000 Cover Inks by Scott Williams (Table of Contents: 60)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Lee (signed)
Inks
Scott Williams (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Keywords
Daily Planet

Indexer Notes

Jim Lee pencils with Scott Williams inks for Action Comics #1000 Cover.

[Action Comics #1] (Table of Contents: 61)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 62)

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.

[The Coming of Superman] (Table of Contents: 63)

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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Originally prepared for newspaper publication, cut up and repaged.

Black shading used.

The Man of Steel Turns 80! (Table of Contents: 64)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Jurgens
Inks
Norm Rapmund
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from "From the City That Has Everything".

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Title Page]
  3. 2. [Title and Credits]
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Table of Contents
  6. 5. [Action Comics #1000 Jim Lee & Scott Williams Cover]
    Superman
  7. 6. [2nd Title Page]
  8. 7. From the City That Has Everything
    Superman
  9. 8. Never-Ending Battle
    Superman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  11. 10. An Enemy Within
    Superman
  12. 11. The Car
    Superman
  13. 12. The Fifth Season
    Superman
  14. 13. Of Tomorrow
    Superman
  15. 14. Five Minutes
    Superman
  16. 15. Actionland!
    Superman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  18. 17. Faster Than a Speeding Bullet
    Superman
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  20. 19. The Truth
    Superman
  21. 20. [Title Page]
  22. 21. The Game
    Superman
  23. 22. Variant Cover Gallery
  24. 23. 1930s Variant Cover by Steve Rude
    Superman
  25. 24. 1940s Variant Cover by Michael Cho
    Superman
  26. 25. 1950s Variant Cover by Dave Gibbons with Color by Angus McKie
    Superman
  27. 26. 1960s Variant Cover by Michael Allred with Color by Laura Allred
    Superman
  28. 27. 1970s Variant Cover by Jim Steranko with Color by Laura Martin
    Superman
  29. 28. 1980s Variant Cover by Joshua Middleton
    Superman
  30. 29. 1990s Variant Cover by Dan Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan with Color by Alex Sinclair
    Superman
  31. 30. 2000s Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo
    Superman
  32. 31. Retailer Variant Cover by Neal Adams and Alex Sinclair
    Superman
  33. 32. Retailer Variant Cover by Kaare Andrews
    Superman
  34. 33. Retailer Variant Cover by Olivier Coipel and Alejandro Sanchez
    Superman
  35. 34. Retailer Variant Cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto
    Superman
  36. 35. Retailer Variant Cover by Tony S. Daniel and Tomeu Morey
    Superman
  37. 36. Retailer Variant Cover by Dave Dorman
    Superman
  38. 37. Retailer Variant Cover by Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson
    Superman
  39. 38. Retailer Variant Cover by Patrick Gleason and Alejandro Sanchez
    Superman
  40. 39. Retailer Variant Cover by Jock
    Superman
  41. 40. Retailer Variant Cover by Tyler Kirkham and Arif Prianto
    Superman
  42. 41. Wraparound Retailer Variant Cover by Dan Jurgens, Kevin Nowlan and Alex Sinclair
    Superman
  43. 42. Retailer Variant Cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau
    Superman
  44. 43. Retailer Variant Cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair
    Superman
  45. 44. Retailer Variant Cover by Doug Mahnke and Wil Quintana
    Superman
  46. 45. Retailer Variant Cover by Felipe Massafera
    Superman
  47. 46. Retailer Variant Cover by Francesco Mattina
    Superman
  48. 47. Retailer Variant Cover by George Pérez and Alex Sinclair
    Superman
  49. 48. Retailer Variant Cover by Nicola Scott and Annette Kwok
    Superman
  50. 49. Retailer Variant Cover by Curt Swan
    Superman
  51. 50. 1960s Variant Cover Pencils by Michael Allred
    Superman
  52. 51. Retailer Variant Cover Sketch by Neal Adams
    Superman
  53. 52. 1930s Variant Cover Sketch by Steve Rude
    Superman
  54. 53. 1950s Variant Cover Sketch and Linework by Dave Gibbons
    Superman
  55. 54. 1970s Variant Cover Pencils by Jim Steranko
    Superman
  56. 55. Sketchbook and Extras
  57. 56. Action Comics #1000 "Never-Ending Battle" Script
  58. 57. Original Inks for The Public Man by Butch Guice with Pencils by Curt Swan and letters by Albert DeGuzman
    Superman
  59. 58. Action Comics #1000 "Actionland!" Script
  60. 59. Action Comics #1000 Cover Pencils by Jim Lee
    Superman
  61. 60. Action Comics #1000 Cover Inks by Scott Williams
    Superman
  62. 61. [Action Comics #1]
    Superman
  63. 62. ["As a distant planet was destroyed by old age..."]
    Superman
  64. 63. [The Coming of Superman]
    Superman
  65. 64. The Man of Steel Turns 80!
    Superman
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