(2019)

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Volume
6
Price
125.00 USD; 163.00 CAD
Pages
828
On-sale Date
2019-07-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-9193-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401291938 59999

Issue Notes

Collects Superman stories from Action Comics #106-125, Superman #44-54, and World's Finest Comics #26-36.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Evan Shaner [as Evan "Doc" Shaner]
Inks
Evan Shaner [as Evan "Doc" Shaner]
Colors
Evan Shaner [as Evan "Doc" Shaner]
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Cover art is modeled after the cover of Superman #53.

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

Superman / insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Sikela; Al Plastino
Inks
Stan Kaye; Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane

Indexer Notes

Front interior dust jacket with brief synopsis of this collection, includes illustrations from World's Finest Comics #26 and Action Comics #123.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring; Jack Burnley; John Sikela; Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye; George Roussos; Ira Yarbrough
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane [also as Superwoman]; Perry White

Indexer Notes

Title page includes illustrations from Action Comics #106, Action Comics #108 Cover, Superman #45 "Lois Lane, Superwoman!", and Action Comics #118.

[Title and Credits] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
Win Mortimer; Wayne Boring
Inks
Win Mortimer; Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustrations from Action Comics #119 Cover, Superman #50 "The Slogans That Came Too True!" (2 illustrations), and Superman #54 "The Wrecker" (2 illustrations).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Al Plastino; Ira Yarbrough; John Sikela; Wayne Boring
Inks
Al Plastino; Ira Yarbrough; John Sikela; Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; The Wrecker

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information, includes illustrations from Superman #53 "A Job for Superhombre!", Action Comics #118, Action Comics #112, and Superman #54 "The Wrecker".

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 5)

table of contents / 4 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Foreword by Paul Kupperberg, dated March 2019.

[World's Finest Comics #26] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

The Confessions of Superman! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel ? (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Benny Call; The Prankster (villain, cameo); Mr. Mxyztplk (villain, cameo); Lex Luthor (villain, cameo); Meadows (villain, Call's butler)
Synopsis
The publisher of Ace Publishing Company offers Superman $50,000 for charity if he will write his autobiography, but when Lois delivers the 125,000 word manuscript, the publisher rejects it as far-fetched and a pack of lies.
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[Superman #44] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Toyman
Reprints

Playthings of Peril! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Don Cameron]
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Toyman (villain); Lois Lane; J. Price Conway (railroad president); Morgan Bliss (auto magnate); Martin Mink (businessman); Mr. Crystal (jewelry store owner); John Tarr (steamship company president); Grigg
Synopsis
Toyman gives some greedy businessmen a chance to appear to be helping poor children by donating the use of special toys, but in reality it is a scheme by Toyman to rob the businessmen.
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The Men Who Didn't Die on Time! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Don Cameron]
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Samuel C. Owens (villain, intro); Joe Swift (intro); George Ryan; Jan Lassen; Charles
Synopsis
Superman investigates when the obituary editor at the Daily Planet starts printing obituaries of people before they die, only to have them subsequently die in the same way that the obituary foretold.
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Shakespeare's Ghost Writer! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Don Cameron]
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Rinton (inventor); William Shakespeare; Sir Harry Stafford; King James I; Ben Jonson
Synopsis
Lois and Clark are accidentally sent through time, where with the help of Superman they save the life of William Shakespeare. Because of Superman's appearance in the past, Lois thinks Clark must be Superman, but he fools her with a dummy and some ventriloquism. Stuck in the past, Lois and Clark start the first newspaper, and Superman helps Shakespeare write Macbeth.
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Indexer Notes

1st (?) time travel story. Superman can't travel through time by himself in this story.

[Action Comics #106] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
royalty; swords

His Lordship, Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Julian Fyffe (villain); Mr. Mayhew; Lord Edgestream; Lady Althea; Eddie Pike [Bertram Keith-Innes Fyffe]; unnamed king; unnamed queen
Synopsis
An English lord sends a representative to the United States to notify Clark that he is the long lost heir to an English fortune.
Reprints
Keywords
London

[World's Finest Comics #27] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

The Man Who Out-Supered Superman! (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel ? (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Margie Crosby; Nelson Swayne
Synopsis
Frustrated by the fact that his girl friend loves and adores Superman, Nelson Swayne vows to "out-super" Superman in five different events, all to be judged by prominent citizens of Metropolis. And, amazingly enough, his super-sharp brain figures out ways to do just that!
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[Action Comics #107] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Journey into Ruin! (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Don Cameron]
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Ira Yarbrough
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Wilbur Wolfingham; Gloria Partridge; Taylor Baldwin; John Armitage; ex-Senator Trent; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Wilbur Wolfingham plots to swindle several wealthy people by convincing them that he can put them in suspended animation for 25 years, then revive them in a fantastic future world with their youth intact. When Wolfingham knocks out his clients for what should only be a few hours, Superman intervenes and puts Wolfingham out too, then creates a fake Metropolis of the future, racked by poverty and despair. Superman explains to Wolfingham and his marks that because people did not strive to create a better world, it fell into ruin. When they see the error of their ways, Superman reveals his ruse.
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[Superman #45] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Lois Lane, Superwoman! (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
BBB Gang [Brute; Buzzard; Bear] (intro, villains); Superman [Clark Kent]; Hocus; Pocus; Lois Lane [as Superwoman]; Perry White
Synopsis
Lois believes Hocus and Pocus have given her super powers.
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Showdown on the Showboat! (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Hugh Rowland (intro, villain); Captain George Golden (intro); Gilda Golden (intro, George's daughter); Alan Ware
Synopsis
Clark and Lois investigate sabotage on a family owned showboat.
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The Case of the Living Trophies! (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; an alien (intro, villain); Lois Lane; Biff (heavyweight champ); Mr. Muldoon (boxing manager); John Henders (scientist); Miss Metropolis (pageant contestant); Herkimer Ingot (richest man in the world)
Synopsis
When kidnapped by an alien collector, Superman uses his telepathic will control and face changing powers to escape.
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[Action Comics #108] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
steel mill

The Great Crasher! (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; The Great Crasher [Vince Vincent]; Mugsy Magoon (villain); The Mugsy Magoon Mob (villains); Hubert; Horace; Terry Gleason; Thomas; Perry White
Synopsis
Clark writes a story about Vince Vincent, The Great Crasher, who has a hobby of getting into places and events without an invitation. Mugsy Magoon then kidnaps Vince to get him to help his gang get into places to commit robberies.
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[World's Finest Comics #28] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; One Round Riley
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Superman's Super-Self! (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Don Cameron]
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (villain); Biff (villain); Hike (villain)
Synopsis
In a bizarre battle, even against a statue of himself, the Man of Tomorrow must overcome Lex Luthor's "Ray of Life," which gives life to inanimate objects, which are then used by the arch villain to do his bidding.
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[Action Comics #109] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; the Prankster
Reprints

The Man Who Robbed the Mint! (Table of Contents: 28)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; the Prankster (villain)
Synopsis
The Prankster develops a formula that removes the green dye from paper money. He asks people to bring him the "worthless" blank bills, for which he has a plan to restore back into real money, only to be foiled by Superman.
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[Superman #46] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Mr. Mxyztplk Goes to College! (Table of Contents: 30)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyztplk (villain); Carlton University Dean; Coach Manning; Coach Raney; unnamed umpire
Synopsis
Mr. Mxyztplk enrolls in college to help their baseball team using his magic to become their star player. Leading his team to the championship game, Mxyztplk is their sole player, but the opposing team replaces its players with Superman, leading to baseball championship game like no other.
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Keywords
baseball

High Man on a Flagpole! (Table of Contents: 31)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Tom Trent; Arnold Carlyle; Jean Dixon; Quent
Synopsis
As Tom Trent attempts to break a world record by sitting on a flagpole for 51 days in order to win the hand of Jean Dixon, Superman must intervene when an unknown party attempts to sabotage Tom's record-breaking attempt.
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That Old Class of Superboy's! (Table of Contents: 32)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Superboy] (as Superboy in flashback); Lester "Pudge" Smythe (introduction); Stanley "Flip" King (introduction); Benjamin "Dizzy" Dowling (introduction); Peggy "Red" Watson (introduction); Lois Lane
Synopsis
Clark Kent does a story researching how his school classmates lived up to their ambitions. But as he did as Superboy when they were younger, Superman must step in to help them when needed.
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Indexer Notes

First mention of Superboy in Superman.

[Action Comics #110] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Old King Cole; Mother Hubbard; Little Jack Horner
Reprints
Keywords
machine guns; nursery rhymes

Mother Goose Crimes! (Table of Contents: 34)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Ira Yarbrough
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Susie Tompkins (Lois Lane's niece); Monk Malone [also as Old Mother Hubbard]; Mother Goose (criminal imposter); Old King Cole (criminal imposter); Little Bo-Peep (criminal imposter); Humpty Dumpty (criminal imposter); Little Boy Blue (criminal imposter)
Synopsis
Clark and Lois take Lois' niece Susie to a children's theater show, but the actors portraying characters from nursery rhymes are really criminals.
Reprints
Keywords
nursery rhymes

[World's Finest Comics #29] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?

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

The Books That Couldn't Be Bound! (Table of Contents: 36)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Barney Vellum
Synopsis
A rather strange bookbinder binds books in exteriors that illustrate the contents of the book, and Superman learns that three members of this man's club demand their books be bound in strange and unusual bindings. The Man of Tomorrow agrees to help out, since the money to be paid for the bindings will go to his choice of charities. Little does he know that Lois has a book she wants bound too: in the Man of Steel's own cloak!
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[Action Comics #111] (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Used as the splash panel for the Superman story, but with the image reversed.

Cameras in the Clouds! (Table of Contents: 38)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Binns; Duff; Dan Flood
Synopsis
Clark and Lois investigate how two cameramen keep getting video of breaking news events. Superman intervenes when a competitor tries to sabotage their efforts.
Reprints
Keywords
V-J Day

Indexer Notes

The splash panel is identical to the cover, but with the image reversed.

[Superman #47] (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
bowling pins; juggling

The Toyman's Castle! (Table of Contents: 40)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Don Cameron]
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; The Toyman [Winslow Schott] (villain); Kid Kale; Zip; Mrs. Thwart
Synopsis
In prison, the Toyman builds toys that are sold to his gang on the outside to show them how to plan the perfect crime. After escaping prison, Toyman has a scheme to steal signatures from rich people to use to steal their wealth. When Lois discovers his plan, Toyman takes her prisoner, and Superman must rescue her from a trap of deadly toys.
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Susie Reforms! (Table of Contents: 41)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Don Cameron]
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Susie Tompkins; Tambu (villain, introduction); Kadir (villain, introduction); Crawley (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Lois makes Susie promise to stop making up wild stories, so when Susie witnesses elephants from the zoo flying away, no one believes her!
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Superman's Unlucky Day! (Table of Contents: 42)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Maude; Willie; Mr. Randall
Synopsis
Superman has a BAD day!
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[Action Comics #112] (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyztplk
Reprints
Keywords
chess

The Cross-Country Chess Crimes! (Table of Contents: 44)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Mr. Mxyztplk (villain); Bugashlovsky (chess champion); Smith (chess champion)
Synopsis
Mr. Mxyztplk takes up chess, by pitting himself against chess champions and using the United States as a real-life game board.
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Keywords
chess

[World's Finest Comics #30] (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Sheriff Clark Kent (Table of Contents: 46)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Don Cameron]
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Ed Dobrotka ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Ed Hollis (Mayor of Saddle Fork); Roaring Pete (Deputy); Catawampus Jones (villain, prospector); the Rockdust Bandits [Hardpan; others unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
When Clark accidentally knocks out members of the Rockdust Gang, who are smuggling out stolen gold from town, the timid reporter is made Sheriff of Saddle Rock. But it's Superman who uncovers the identity of the real criminal boss of the gang.
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[Action Comics #113] (Table of Contents: 47)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring; Al Plastino ?
Inks
Al Plastino ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
weightlifting

Just an Ordinary Guy! (Table of Contents: 48)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Al Schwartz
Pencils
Win Mortimer ?
Inks
Win Mortimer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Voinan (villain); Magnus Tubb (hair tonic manufacturer); Alexander Kraymore (bookkeeper); Mamie; John Paul Smith (pitchman); Henry
Synopsis
While others dream of having Superman's powers, Superman hypnotizes himself into believing he has no powers so that he can experience life as an ordinary man.
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[Superman #48] (Table of Contents: 49)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
blacksmith; horseshoe

The Man Who Stole the Sun! (Table of Contents: 50)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor (villain); Harry Truman (guest appearance, seen from back); Lois Lane; Perry White; Gerty; Mable
Synopsis
Luthor uses a giant space ship to cut off sunlight from the Earth, effectively "stealing" the sun, and demands that the world surrender to him to restore it.
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Autograph, Please! (Table of Contents: 51)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Johnny Terrill (introduction); Alexander Breckenridge III (introduction, villain); Dr. Mason; Sharpley; Mugsy; George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; Julius Caesar; Napoleon Bonaparte; Harry S. Truman; General Dwight D. Eisenhower; Walter Winchell; Danny Kaye; Eddie Kantor; Ray Milland; Marguerite Chapman; Leonardo Da Vinci; Rembrandt van Rijn; Robert Fulton; Sir Isaac Newton; Benjamin Franklin; Alexander Graham Bell
Synopsis
When the Daily Planet mounts an autograph contest, Superman helps Johnny Terrill collect signatures from around the globe and across time to give him the confidence to walk again. But Johnny has to compete against a young heir and his crooked bodyguards, who actually want to collect signatures so they can later forge checks. When Lois and the heir discover the bodyguards’ plans, Superman comes to their rescue, and then supplies Johnny with the winning autograph.
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Indexer Notes

Superman time travels under his own power for the first time.

The Rarest Secret in the World! (Table of Contents: 52)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; "Fathead" Gurney (introduction, villain); "Loophole" Lannigan (crooked lawyer); John Forrest [Eric Joyce]
Synopsis
Clark is forced to rescue a man who may know his secret ID.
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Indexer Notes

Contains flashback to Superman #6.

[Action Comics #114] (Table of Contents: 53)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
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The Man Who Was Honest! (Table of Contents: 54)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough ?
Inks
Win Mortimer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dr. Carl Sand (criminologist); Henry Royce (head of welfare league); John Carver (alderman candidate); Mrs. Bixby; Lloyd Marwick (president, Scientific Truth Society); Sam Nichols (photographer); Mike Chesney (mobster); Pinky (criminal); Nix (criminal)
Synopsis
After a famous criminologist states that no person is completely honest, Lois is assigned a story to find an honest man, with an assist from Superman.
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[World's Finest Comics #31] (Table of Contents: 55)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
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Superman's Super Rival! (Table of Contents: 56)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz ?
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dr. Paul Laverne; Mike (fight manager); Dan the Dunce (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Petty crook Dan the Dunce, tired of always getting beat up in the ring, sees an ad in a magazine for Dormital, and he thinks it will give him super-muscles, so he slugs down half a bottle. Superman discovers later, to his dismay, that this substance, actually a sedative, does indeed give Dan super strength, enough to give the Man of Tomorrow a run for his money!
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[Action Comics #115] (Table of Contents: 57)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
dreaming

The Wish That Came True! (Table of Contents: 58)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz ?
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
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Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Arthur Parrish; Amos Parrish; Dr. Smith; unnamed Superman imposter (Johnson's hired hand)
Synopsis
A criminal in a fake Superman costume preys upon a little boy's desire to meet Superman.
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[Superman #49] (Table of Contents: 59)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In this issue: Lois Lane circles the globe...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
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Toyman and the Gadgets of Greed! (Table of Contents: 60)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Don Cameron]
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Toyman [Winslow Scott; also as Amos Chuckle] (villain); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Arnold Langs (jeweler); George Ames; Ed Gorham; Al Porter (sportsman); Bill Wayne (fisherman)
Synopsis
Superman and Toyman team up to capture the man who is framing him.
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Clark Kent's Most Dangerous Assignment! (Table of Contents: 61)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Gargoyle (villain, introduction); J. C. Quagmire (villain, introduction); Ira Stone (introduction); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Perry fires Clark for cowardice, so he goes on a dangerous expedition to prove his worth.
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Lois Lane, Globe-Trotter! (Table of Contents: 62)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Don Cameron]
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Ryall (villain, introduction); Heaves (villain, introduction); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Lois tries to go around the world in 80 days.
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[Action Comics #116] (Table of Contents: 63)

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

Pencils
Ira Yarbrough ?
Inks
Ira Yarbrough ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; J. Wilbur Wolfingham
Reprints
Keywords
snowmen

The Wizard of Winter! (Table of Contents: 64)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Don Cameron]
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; J. Wilbur Wolfingham; Lois Lane; Perry White; Miracle Jack Muldoon (real estate developer)
Synopsis
When J. Wilbur Wolfingham tries swindle a real estate developer by selling him tropical land in the artic, Superman out-manuevers Wolfingham by turning the frozen land into a tropical paradise.
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Indexer Notes

credits by Bob Hughes

[World's Finest Comics #32] (Table of Contents: 65)

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

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?

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

The Seventh Wonder of the World! (Table of Contents: 66)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel ? (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Ali; Mä-Kläk (General of the King's soldiers); King Cheops; General Isen-Ho; Jo-Milla (court scribe); Na-Tse (villain, a high priest, dies)
Synopsis
On a way back from a case, Superman stops over in Egypt to admire the pyramids and is swept back into time by way of a time bridge to aid the forces of King Cheops against an evil high priest AND to actually build one of the pyramids!
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[Action Comics #117] (Table of Contents: 67)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Santa Claus
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Christmastown, U.S.A.! (Table of Contents: 68)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Osborne (first name unknown); Danny Osborne; Santa Claus (as costume only)
Synopsis
Christmastown is flooded, but Superman helps turn the disaster into Central Valley's most amazing Christmas ever.
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Keywords
Christmas

[Superman #50] (Table of Contents: 69)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
lion

The Task That Stumped Superman! (Table of Contents: 70)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Hamilton ?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jasper Hawk (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Real estate developer Jasper Hawk creates a contest of a series of tasks designed to stump Superman. In reality, the tasks are designed to enrich Hawk, so Superman finds a way to accomplish the tasks but without benefitting Hawk.
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The Slogans That Came Too True! (Table of Contents: 71)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Don Cameron]
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; The Prankster (villain)
Synopsis
The Prankster launches a new series of crimes by making advertising slogans come true.
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The Hunters' Club! (Table of Contents: 72)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Hamilton ?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; The Hunters' Club (introduction); John J. Vandergilt; Percy De Lancey; Tom Alden; Wells; Orr
Synopsis
When three older hunters are turned down for membership in the prestigious Hunters' Club, Superman helps give them the opportunity to capture rare trophies.
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[Action Comics #118] (Table of Contents: 73)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
iceboating

The Execution of Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 74)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Ira Yarbrough; Win Mortimer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Elmo Botts; Slugger Maull (death); Big Al Strumm; Casey (police officer); Dr. Lagg
Synopsis
Clark Kent is arrested for murder and sentenced to death in the electric chair. But Clark's death is part of an elaborate ruse for Superman to help Lois get evidence against mobster Big Al Strumm.
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[World's Finest Comics #33] (Table of Contents: 75)

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

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
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Superman Press, Inc.! (Table of Contents: 76)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Don Cameron]
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jack Race (reporter); Betty Keene (reporter); Whitey Cronin (gang leader); Joe (truck driver); Pete (gang member)
Synopsis
The Daily Globe and the Daily Planet compete to see which would be the best paper if Superman helped them equally.
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[Action Comics #119] (Table of Contents: 77)

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

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Superman for a Day! (Table of Contents: 78)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; The Helicopter Bandits (villains); Jim Banning (also spelled Blanning); Martin Grew
Synopsis
Believing that Superman is away on a mission, Lois has a plan to capture the Helicopter Bandits which involves having Clark impersonate Superman.
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Indexer Notes

This is the first issue with no by-line credit to Siegel and Shuster. One of the rare issues in which Clark Kent actually changes to Superman in a phone booth.

[Superman #51] (Table of Contents: 79)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
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Mr. Mxyztplk Seeks a Wife! (Table of Contents: 80)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyztplk (villain); King of Topsy Turvy World (introduction); Princess of Topsy Turvy World (introduction); Lois Lane; Perry White; Seymour Salmon
Synopsis
Mxyztplk tries to get Lois Lane to marry him so he won't have to marry the king's daughter.
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Indexer Notes

Mxyztplk's home called Topsy Turvy World, instead of Zrfff. The king is not Brpxz.

The Magnetic Mobster! (Table of Contents: 81)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Ohm (villain, introduction); Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Brighton; Jack; Felix
Synopsis
To foil armored car robberies, a security company switches to tanks to make its shipments. But Mr. Ohnm develops a powerful magnet plane that is able to lift the tanks into the air and steal them.
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The Man Who Bossed Superman! (Table of Contents: 82)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Steve Brodie ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Pudge Purdy (villain, introduction); gang members
Synopsis
To raise money for charity, a contest is held where the winner will get Superman to carry out their wishes for a day. When gangster Pudge Purdy wins the contest, Superman must use his wits to fulfill the terms of the contest without allowing Purdy to profit from Superman's deeds.
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Indexer Notes

Rehashed in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #130.

[Action Comics #120] (Table of Contents: 83)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
motion picture camera

Superman, Stunt Man! (Table of Contents: 84)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mike Foss (movie director); Miss Sunbeam; Mr. Hadley; Lydia Heartache
Synopsis
A movie producer tricks Superman into signing a contract to be a stunt man.
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[World's Finest Comics #34] (Table of Contents: 85)

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

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
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The Un-Super Superman! (Table of Contents: 86)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Don Cameron]
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Biff Buller; an actor playing Superman
Synopsis
Superman suddenly finds himself without powers and must stop a bomb threat.
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Indexer Notes

First issue without a Siegel and Shuster by-line.

[Action Comics #121] (Table of Contents: 87)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Atlas
Reprints
Keywords
globes

Superman Versus Atlas! (Table of Contents: 88)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
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Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Atlas; William Sharp
Synopsis
When the mythical Atlas suddenly appears in the modern world, he challenges Superman to a contest of strength.
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[Superman #52] (Table of Contents: 89)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
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Preview of Plunder (Table of Contents: 90)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Prankster; Marble (Prankster's henchman); Captain Jones (police captain)
Synopsis
The Prankster places statues around town announcing his next crimes and all the statues show Superman helping him!
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Superman Turns On the Heat! (Table of Contents: 91)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Hiram Brownlee; Mayor Hawkins; Perry White
Synopsis
A small town farmer asks Superman for a favor which results in unforeseen consequences.
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Superman in Valhalla! (Table of Contents: 92)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jack Allen; Daniel Drake; Bushy Barnes [also as Odin]; Thor (imposter); Loki (imposter)
Synopsis
Superman goes searching for a lost movie company and ends up seemingly in Valhalla, home of the Norse gods.
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Keywords
Valhalla

[Action Comics #122] (Table of Contents: 93)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
circuses; clowns; knives; strongmen

The Super Sideshow! (Table of Contents: 94)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Charley Carson (barker); the fire-eater (performer); the fat lady (performer); the India-rubber man (performer); the human fly (performer); the sword swallower (performer); tattooed man (performer); Henry Hulbert (promoter)
Synopsis
When a sideshow museum is sabotaged, Superman uses his powers to fill in for the sick performers to perform a super sideshow.
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[World's Finest Comics #35] (Table of Contents: 95)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
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Daddy Superman! (Table of Contents: 96)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz ?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
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Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Edgar (father); unnamed mother; Al (baby); Hal (baby, Al's twin)
Synopsis
Twin babies are accidentally left on Clark Kent's doorstep.
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[Action Comics #123] (Table of Contents: 97)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
harpoons; oceans; whales; yachts

50 Ways to Kill Superman! (Table of Contents: 98)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Skid Russell; Beefy; Lefty; Heist Nelson; Nitro; unnamed gangsters
Synopsis
A group of gangsters holds a contest where each one uses one of 50 different methods to attempt to kill Superman.
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[Superman #53] (Table of Contents: 99)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

The Origin of Superman! (Table of Contents: 100)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
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Wayne Boring
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Stan Kaye
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?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Luthor (cameo); John Kent (1st named, flashback); Mary Kent (flashback); Nitro Kale (criminal)
Synopsis
After a prologue which demonstrates Superman's amazing abilities, his origin is recounted. On the scientifically advanced planet of Krypton, Jor-El fails to convince the Council of Five that Krypton is doomed. As Krypton explodes, Jor-El and Lara send their son to Earth, where he is found and adopted by the elderly Kents. As Clark grows to maturity he manifests abilities far beyond that of mortal men. On his deathbed, his father urges Clark to become a powerful force for good as Superman.
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Indexer Notes

The name John Kent appears on Superman's father's tombstone. This is the only time this name is used. Kryptonians are shown to have x-ray vision.

The Oracle from Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 101)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
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Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Professor Grog; Mike Mooney; Agamemnon; the Delphic Oracle; Denoxes
Synopsis
Professor Grog accidentally sends Superman and mechanic Mike Mooney back to ancient Egypt. The cynical Mooney tries to come up with ways to make money off of the Delphic Oracle, but Superman teaches him not to scoff at things he doesn't understand.
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Indexer Notes

time-travel story

A Job for Superhombre! (Table of Contents: 102)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Don Cameron]
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Don Camero; Estrellita; The Eye [El Ojo]; Perry White; Mike the Clip; Horseface; the TNT Kid; Muggsy; Duke; Miss Tweek; Glass Jaw Grogan; One-Ear Eddie; Snapper
Synopsis
The Eye takes all the criminals in Metropolis to South America to set up a giant piracy operation, using the home of an old friend of Lois' as a front.
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Indexer Notes

Don Camerro is named after writer Don Cameron.

[Action Comics #124] (Table of Contents: 103)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
Metropolis Police Department

A Superman of Doom! (Table of Contents: 104)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Superman is caught in an atomic explosion and becomes radioactive. Since he is unable to get near anyone, criminals take advantage and commit brazen crimes believing that Superman is helpless to stop them.
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[World's Finest Comics #36] (Table of Contents: 105)

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

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?

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

Lois Lane, Sleeping Beauty? (Table of Contents: 106)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk [as William Woolfolk]
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dr. Vilodnya [Mr. Blanding]
Synopsis
An Egyptian curse strikes Lois, causing her to fall into a sleeping coma. However, it is all a ruse to help a struggling playwright. To keep Superman from discovering the truth, he is sent to retrieve seemingly impoosible ingredients for her "cure".
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[Action Comics #125] (Table of Contents: 107)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
Metropolis Police Department

The Modern Nostradamus! (Table of Contents: 108)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Luthor (villain); Nostradamus (modern day hermit); Nostradamus (original, flashback); King Henry II (flashback)
Synopsis
A modern day Nostradamus predicts calamities that Superman must prevent, unaware that the "predictions" are part of Luthor's latest scheme.
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[Superman #54] (Table of Contents: 109)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
life guard; life preserver

The Wrecker (Table of Contents: 110)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Bill Tate; The Wrecker (villain, intro; not the villain in Detective Comics #197); Jack Hawk; Kid Keeley; Jumbo
Synopsis
Clark is assigned to train a young reporter while they investigate The Wrecker, who causes catastrophic disasters so his gang can commit robberies.
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The Secret of the Chinese Dragon! (Table of Contents: 111)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Wong (intro); Richard Wong [Richy] (intro); Ah Choo (intro); Ting Ling (intro); Far Low (intro); Wing Ding (intro); the Two Sages (intro); the Night Hag (intro); and other characters in Wong's tale
Synopsis
Clark visits his friend Wong in Chinatown, who tells a story to his grandson of how Superman, in the distant past, helped a Chinese farmer defeat a dragon.
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Her Majesty Lois Lane! (Table of Contents: 112)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Prime Minister Zangar (intro); Bobo (intro); Katrina (intro)
Synopsis
Lois Lane briefly becomes queen of Cornovia.
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[Biographies] (Table of Contents: 113)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring; Win Mortimer
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Biographies of Jerry Siegel, Don Cameron, Alvin Schwartz, Wayne Boring, Hardin "Jack" Burnley, Stan Kaye, Win Mortimer, Charles Paris, Al Plastino, George Roussos, John Sikela, and Ira Yarbrough. Includes illustrations from Superman #50 Cover, and #50 "The Slogans That Came Too True!".

[Complete Your Collection] (Table of Contents: 114)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke; J. Bone
Inks
Darwyn Cooke; J. Bone
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]

Indexer Notes

Inside rear dust jacket listing of other Golden Age Omnibuses. Includes Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 1, Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 2, Green Arrow: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 1, Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 1, and Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 2

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 115)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer; Wayne Boring
Inks
Win Mortimer; Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustrations from Action Comics #119 and Superman #54 "The Secret of the Chinese Dragon!"

[Spine of Book] (Table of Contents: 116)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Title of book with illustration from Action Comics #111 Cover and DC Circle and Serifs logo.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  3. 2. [Title Page]
    Superman
  4. 3. [Title and Credits]
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  6. 5. [Table of Contents]
  7. 6. Foreword
  8. 7. [World's Finest Comics #26]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. The Confessions of Superman!
    Superman
  10. 9. [Superman #44]
    Superman
  11. 10. Playthings of Peril!
    Superman
  12. 11. The Men Who Didn't Die on Time!
    Superman
  13. 12. Shakespeare's Ghost Writer!
    Superman
  14. 13. [Action Comics #106]
    Superman
  15. 14. His Lordship, Clark Kent!
    Superman
  16. 15. [World's Finest Comics #27]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  17. 16. The Man Who Out-Supered Superman!
    Superman
  18. 17. [Action Comics #107]
    Superman
  19. 18. Journey into Ruin!
    Superman
  20. 19. [Superman #45]
    Superman
  21. 20. Lois Lane, Superwoman!
    Superman
  22. 21. Showdown on the Showboat!
    Superman
  23. 22. The Case of the Living Trophies!
    Superman
  24. 23. [Action Comics #108]
    Superman
  25. 24. The Great Crasher!
    Superman
  26. 25. [World's Finest Comics #28]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  27. 26. Superman's Super-Self!
    Superman
  28. 27. [Action Comics #109]
    Superman
  29. 28. The Man Who Robbed the Mint!
    Superman
  30. 29. [Superman #46]
    Superman
  31. 30. Mr. Mxyztplk Goes to College!
    Superman
  32. 31. High Man on a Flagpole!
    Superman
  33. 32. That Old Class of Superboy's!
    Superman
  34. 33. [Action Comics #110]
    Superman
  35. 34. Mother Goose Crimes!
    Superman
  36. 35. [World's Finest Comics #29]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  37. 36. The Books That Couldn't Be Bound!
    Superman
  38. 37. [Action Comics #111]
    Superman
  39. 38. Cameras in the Clouds!
    Superman
  40. 39. [Superman #47]
    Superman
  41. 40. The Toyman's Castle!
    Superman
  42. 41. Susie Reforms!
    Superman
  43. 42. Superman's Unlucky Day!
    Superman
  44. 43. [Action Comics #112]
    Superman
  45. 44. The Cross-Country Chess Crimes!
    Superman
  46. 45. [World's Finest Comics #30]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  47. 46. Sheriff Clark Kent
    Superman
  48. 47. [Action Comics #113]
    Superman
  49. 48. Just an Ordinary Guy!
    Superman
  50. 49. [Superman #48]
    Superman
  51. 50. The Man Who Stole the Sun!
    Superman
  52. 51. Autograph, Please!
    Superman
  53. 52. The Rarest Secret in the World!
    Superman
  54. 53. [Action Comics #114]
    Superman
  55. 54. The Man Who Was Honest!
    Superman
  56. 55. [World's Finest Comics #31]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  57. 56. Superman's Super Rival!
    Superman
  58. 57. [Action Comics #115]
    Superman
  59. 58. The Wish That Came True!
    Superman
  60. 59. [Superman #49]
    Superman
  61. 60. Toyman and the Gadgets of Greed!
    Superman
  62. 61. Clark Kent's Most Dangerous Assignment!
    Superman
  63. 62. Lois Lane, Globe-Trotter!
    Superman
  64. 63. [Action Comics #116]
    Superman
  65. 64. The Wizard of Winter!
    Superman
  66. 65. [World's Finest Comics #32]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  67. 66. The Seventh Wonder of the World!
    Superman
  68. 67. [Action Comics #117]
    Superman
  69. 68. Christmastown, U.S.A.!
    Superman
  70. 69. [Superman #50]
    Superman
  71. 70. The Task That Stumped Superman!
    Superman
  72. 71. The Slogans That Came Too True!
    Superman
  73. 72. The Hunters' Club!
    Superman
  74. 73. [Action Comics #118]
    Superman
  75. 74. The Execution of Clark Kent!
    Superman
  76. 75. [World's Finest Comics #33]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  77. 76. Superman Press, Inc.!
    Superman
  78. 77. [Action Comics #119]
    Superman
  79. 78. Superman for a Day!
    Superman
  80. 79. [Superman #51]
    Superman
  81. 80. Mr. Mxyztplk Seeks a Wife!
    Superman
  82. 81. The Magnetic Mobster!
    Superman
  83. 82. The Man Who Bossed Superman!
    Superman
  84. 83. [Action Comics #120]
    Superman
  85. 84. Superman, Stunt Man!
    Superman
  86. 85. [World's Finest Comics #34]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  87. 86. The Un-Super Superman!
    Superman
  88. 87. [Action Comics #121]
    Superman
  89. 88. Superman Versus Atlas!
    Superman
  90. 89. [Superman #52]
    Superman
  91. 90. Preview of Plunder
    Superman
  92. 91. Superman Turns On the Heat!
    Superman
  93. 92. Superman in Valhalla!
    Superman
  94. 93. [Action Comics #122]
    Superman
  95. 94. The Super Sideshow!
    Superman
  96. 95. [World's Finest Comics #35]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  97. 96. Daddy Superman!
    Superman
  98. 97. [Action Comics #123]
    Superman
  99. 98. 50 Ways to Kill Superman!
    Superman
  100. 99. [Superman #53]
    Superman
  101. 100. The Origin of Superman!
    Superman
  102. 101. The Oracle from Metropolis!
    Superman
  103. 102. A Job for Superhombre!
    Superman
  104. 103. [Action Comics #124]
    Superman
  105. 104. A Superman of Doom!
    Superman
  106. 105. [World's Finest Comics #36]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  107. 106. Lois Lane, Sleeping Beauty?
    Superman
  108. 107. [Action Comics #125]
    Superman
  109. 108. The Modern Nostradamus!
    Superman
  110. 109. [Superman #54]
    Superman
  111. 110. The Wrecker
    Superman
  112. 111. The Secret of the Chinese Dragon!
    Superman
  113. 112. Her Majesty Lois Lane!
    Superman
  114. 113. [Biographies]
  115. 114. [Complete Your Collection]
  116. 115. [Back Cover]
    Superman
  117. 116. [Spine of Book]
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