(April 2019)

DC, 2019 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
9.99 USD
Pages
100
On-sale date
2019-02-06
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Rated T Teen
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
Barcode
761941359908 00111
Editing
Brian Cunningham (editor); Jessica Chen (associate editor); Peter J. Tomasi (original story editor); Mike Marts (original story editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Card stock covers, matte paper interiors
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
Graphic Novel

Issue Notes

Story was written and illustrated from 2006 to 2009, originally intended as a 4 issue story arc to appear in Superman Confidential (DC, 2007 series), however that series was cancelled and the story was never printed before this issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Claudio Castellini
Colors
Alex Sinclair

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent] (shadow only)

[Title and Credits] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Claudio Castellini
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, bridges inside front cover and first page.

Confidentially... (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Claudio Castellini
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Foreword by Marv Wolfman dated September 2018, explaining how this story originated in 2006 and why it was not published previously.

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

All black blank page

[Man and Superman] Chapter One In Which He Leaves Smallville as a Boy (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Claudio Castellini
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Finally I'm here.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Pete Ross (flashback); Lana Lang (flashback); Eduardo (landlord); Lois Lane; Bibbo Bibbowski; John Wicks [Jack] (District Attorney); Donald Shore (candidate for District Attorney); Wither (police officer); Captain McCloskey (police officer); Thomas Dunne (editor, Metropolis Daily News);
Synopsis
Clark arrives in Metropolis for the first time and settles in to life in the city and begins interviewing for a job as a reporter. Staying in the shadows, he helps rescue people from a building explosion, but inadvertently leaves clues to his identity due to his lack of experience.
Keywords
Daily Planet; Metropolis; Metropolis Daily News; Smallville

Indexer Notes

Story is set after Clark leaves Smallville for Metropolis and before he takes on the identity of Superman.

[Man and Superman] Chapter Two In Which He Must Choose Between His Fears (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Claudio Castellini
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's...That's where I belong.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lana Lang; Pete Ross; Clark Kent; Jose; Sam Keating; Luis; John Wicks [Jack] (District Attorney); Tracy (Perry White's secretary); Perry White; Lois Lane; Mayor Taylor Jessicks; Donald Shore (candidate for District Attorney); Wallace Colmes (National Guard tactical leader); Jimmy Olsen; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis
Clark takes a job as a custodian until he can get a job as a reporter, and learns how his co-workers feel about life and politics in Metropolis. Clark tries to get an interview with Perry White, but Perry and Lois get called away to the mayor's office, where they learn that the building explosions were deliberate, and the city is being blackmailed to prevent further attacks. When the city decides to fight back, Clark as "the flying man" must rescue victims from another explosion.
Keywords
Daily Planet; LexCorp; Metropolis; Smallville

Superman Art Commission (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Claudio Castellini
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

[Man and Superman] Chapter Three In Which He Asks the Question That Will Change His Life (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Claudio Castellini
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why didn't I realize it before?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Perry White; Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Jose; Jimmy Olsen; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
While many believe "the flying man" to be a threat, Lois believes that he is a hero. Clark struggles to come up with a story to impress Perry White. Lex Luthor returns to Metropolis after a five year absence and pledges to help stop the crime wave and to fight against the attacks on the city.
Keywords
Daily Planet; Metropolis

Superman and Wonder Woman Art Commission (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman; Wonder Woman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Claudio Castellini
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman [Diana of Themyscira]

[Man and Superman] Chapter Four In Which He Becomes a Man (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Claudio Castellini
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was nearly nine when the full range of my abilities began to reveal themselves.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent [Superman]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lex Luthor; Alex Cummings; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis
Another attack on the city is thwarted by "the flying man" and Lex Luthor. However, Clark suspects that Luthor is behind the attacks and confides in Lois. Lois confronts Luthor, as Clark uncovers Luthor's missiles used in the attacks, but Luthor destroys the evidence. Impressed with Clark's skills, Lois recommends that Perry hires him, and Clark dons the Superman suit to warn Luthor that he will be watching him in the future.
Keywords
Daily Planet; Metropolis; Smallville

Indexer Notes

At the end of this chapter, Clark dons the Super suit, and Lois gives him the name Superman.

The Beginning (Table of Contents: 10)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

The "S" logo with the words "The Beginning"

Superman Confidential Cover Art for Chapter Two (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Claudio Castellini
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Claudio Castellini
Letters
typeset

Characters
Clark Kent (shadow only)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover with indicia and publisher information, includes an illustration of the Daily Planet globe.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 13)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was wrong. Ma and Pa were wrong. I can't do this.

Indexer Notes

Back cover with the "S" logo and a quote from the story.