(2020 [February 2021])

DC, 2020 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
29.99 USD; 39.99 CAD
Pages
136
On-sale Date
2020-12-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-77950-489-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781779504890 52999
Editing
Julius Schwartz (credited) (editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (credited) (group editor - collected editions); Reza Lokman (credited) (editor - collected edition)
Color
color
Dimensions
7.25" x 11"
Paper Stock
matte paper interiors
Binding
hardcover with dustjacket
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects Superman #423 and Action Comics #583, as well as DC Comics Presents #85 and Superman Annual #11.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bizarro; Prankster; Toyman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallo; Legion of Super-Heroes (obscured)
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Indexer Notes

Dust jacket front cover. Cover images rearranged and re-colored for the first collected edition in 1997.

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

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (credited) (original colors); Tom McCraw (credited) (color reconstruction)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Book front cover under the dust jacket with an illustration of Superman taken from the cover of Superman #423 with a background of Superman "S" logos.

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

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why is it that the noblest people are the ones most troubled by conscience?
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Indexer Notes

Inside dust jacket front cover flap with a brief synopsis of this collection.

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

illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Front end pages with Superman "S" logos on otherwise blank pages

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title page with background panels from Superman Annual #11.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
George Pérez (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes an illustration from the splash page of Superman #423, with background panels from the same issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
George Pérez (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information with background panels from Superman #423.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 7)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
George Pérez (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of contents with background panels from Superman #423.

The Time Has Come (Table of Contents: 8)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg (credited)
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Introduction by Paul Kupperberg dated 1997 reprinted from the 1997 collected edition.

[Superman #423] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited) (signed as Swanderson)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (credited) (signed as Swanderson)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (original colors); Tom McCraw (credited) (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bizarro; Prankster; Toyman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallos; Legion of Super-Heroes (obscured)
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Indexer Notes

Cover art is an homage to the cover of Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1.

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
George Pérez (credited)
Colors
Gene D'Angelo (credited) (original colors); Tom McCraw (credited) (color reconstruction)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Job Number
S-4617
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane Elliot; Tim Crane; Jonathan Elliot; Jimmy Olsen; Bizarro; Lana Lang; Pete Ross (deceased); Prankster; Toyman [Winslow Schott]; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallo; Perry White; Alice White; Krypto; Kryptonite Man; Legion of Super-Heroes [Supergirl; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]]
Synopsis
Tim Crane interviews Lois Lane Elliot about Superman’s final days on the 10th anniversary of his disappearance. Lois relates how Bizarro suddenly became murderous, then the Toyman and the Prankster attacked revealing Superman’s secret identity, and finally a group of Metallos attacked the Daily Planet. In response, Superman took his closest friends to the Fortress of Solitude for protection. As, Brainiac took over Luthor's body and recruited the Kryptonite Man, the Legion of Super-Heroes accompanied by Supergirl visited Superman and presented him with a statuette.
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[Action Comics #583] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Hannigan (layouts); Curt Swan (credited) (signed as Swanderson)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (credited) (signed as Swanderson)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (original colors); Tom McCraw (credited) (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Job Number
S-4822
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good-bye, Superman! We'll miss you!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Robin [Jason Todd]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]; Martian Manhunter (miscolored); Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Lois Lane; Krypto; Julius Schwartz; Jenette Kahn; Murphy Anderson; Curt Swan
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Keywords
Daily Planet building

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger (credited); Murphy Anderson (uncredited)
Colors
Gene D'Angelo (credited) (original colors); Tom McCraw (credited) (color reconstruction)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Jordan Elliot; also as Nightwing (in photo)]; Lois Lane Elliot; Tim Crane; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen [also as Elastic Lad; also as Flamebird (in photo)]; Perry White; Alice White; Krypto; Brainiac; Lex Luthor; Kryptonite Man; Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Vartox; Superwoman [Kristin Wells]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Martian Manhunter; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Jonathan Elliot
Synopsis
Lois continues to relate how when Superman was holed up in the Fortress with his closest friends, being attacked by Brainiac (having taken over Luthor's body), the Kryptonite Man, and the Legion of Super-Villains, he realized who the mastermind behind it all was, and called on Mr. Mxyzptlk to show himself. Just as Superman sent Mxyzptlk into the Phantom Zone, Mxy fled to his own dimension, tearing himself apart. Having taken a life, Superman exposed himself to gold kryptonite and retired. The interview over, Lois, her husband Jordy, and their infant son Jonathan settle in for a quiet evening.
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Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; gold kryptonite; Phantom Zone; time bubble

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Superman "S" logos on an otherwise blank page

[DC Comics Presents #85] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Rick Veitch (signed)
Inks
Rick Veitch (signed)
Colors
Jamison Services (credited as Jamison) (color reconstruction); ? (original colors)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; horror-suspense
Characters
Superman; Swamp Thing
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The Jungle Line (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman; Swamp Thing / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Rick Veitch (credited)
Inks
Al Williamson (credited)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (credited) (original colors); Jamison Services (credited as Jamison) (color reconstruction)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
S-4639
Genre
superhero; horror-suspense
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Swamp Thing; Lana Lang; Dr. Everett; Flash [Barry Allen] (cameo); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Bloodmorel (a fungus)
Synopsis
Clark comes in contact with a fungus from Krypton that will eventually kill him. Driving south due to his powers intermittently failing, he crashes in a swamp and stumbles upon the one creature that might help him-- Swamp Thing.
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[Superman Annual #11] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited as Digikore) (color reconstruction); ? (original colors)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Mongul; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
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For the Man Who Has Everything... (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited) (original colors); Digikore Studios (credited as Digikore) (color reconstruction)
Letters
Dave Gibbons (credited)

Job Number
S-4635
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Lyla Lerrol Kal-El (in Superman's mind); Allura Zor-El (in Superman's mind); Van-El (in Superman's mind); Orna-El (in Superman's mind); Kara Zor-El (in Superman's mind); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Jor-El (in Superman's mind); Lor-Em (in Superman's mind); Dax-Ar (in Superman's mind); Mongul; Thomas Wayne (cameo, in Batman's mind); Martha Wayne (cameo, in Batman's mind); Joe Chill (cameo, in Batman's mind); Jax-Ur (as a picture on a handout, in Superman's mind); Brainiac (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Bolphunga The Unrelenting (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Adam Strange (cameo, in Mongul's mind); A Guardian of the Universe (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Hyanthis (cameo, in Mongul's mind); A Branx warrior (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Martian Manhunter (cameo, in Mongul's mind)
Synopsis
Wonder Woman, Batman, and Robin arrive at the Fortress of Solitude to celebrate Superman's birthday, but find him under the thrall of a flower called the Black Mercy, a gift from Mongul. Under its control, Superman experiences his greatest desire, life on an unexploded Krypton. While Wonder Woman fights with Mongul, Batman and Robin remove the flower from Superman, and after it briefly attaches to Batman, Robin puts it on Mongul, trapping him in dreams of his own greatest desire.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited as Digikore) (color reconstruction); ? (original colors)

Job Number
S-4687
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Superman standing outside his Fortress of Solitude.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

[Biographies] (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Biographies of Alan Moore, Curt Swan, Dave Gibbons, Rick Veitch, George Pérez, and Kurt Schaffenberger.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Back end pages with Superman "S" logos on otherwise blank pages

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside dust jacket back cover flap with a listing of other Alan Moore Graphic Novels from DC.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Book back cover under the dust jacket with a background of Superman "S" logos.

O Superman! (Table of Contents: 23)

illustration / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan (see notes)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dust jacket back cover with text on contents of this collection plus reviews of the story. Includes an illustration that uses the Superman figure from the cover of Superman #423, but heavily modified and in an entirely new composition.

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Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  3. 2. ["Why is it that the noblest people are the ones most troubled by conscience?"]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. [Table of Contents]
  9. 8. The Time Has Come
  10. 9. [Superman #423]
    Superman
  11. 10. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? [Part 1]
    Superman
  12. 11. [Action Comics #583]
    Superman
  13. 12. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? [Part 2]
    Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. [DC Comics Presents #85]
    Superman; Swamp Thing
  16. 15. The Jungle Line
    Superman; Swamp Thing
  17. 16. [Superman Annual #11]
    Superman
  18. 17. For the Man Who Has Everything...
    Superman
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  20. 19. [Biographies]
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
  24. 23. O Superman!
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