DC Heroes & Villains Collection #39 - For the Man Who Has Everything
([February] 2021)

Hachette Partworks, 2021 Series
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Price
9.99 GBP
Pages
184
On-sale Date
2021-02-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hachette Partworks Ltd.
Brand
Hachette Partworks Ltd
Barcode
9772634014050 03
Printer
Printed in Spain
Editing
Nick Jones (credited) (collection editor); Julius Schwartz (credited) (original editor); Bob Schreck (credited) (original editor); Frank Berrios (credited) (original editor)

Issue Notes

As the third issue in the series this book came attached to a large piece of cardboard with promotional material. The barcode was printed on both the cardboard and the book itself.

For the Man Who Has Everything (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Mongul
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
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Colors
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Genre
superhero

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

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

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

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Pérez
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Todd Klein

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

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Superman Annual #11 Cover (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited) (signed as Gibbons)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited) (signed as Gibbons)
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: 7)

Superman / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
Dave Gibbons (credited)

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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Pin-Up Page from Superman Annual #11 (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited) (signed as Dave Gibbons)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited) (signed as Dave Gibbons)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Superman standing outside his Fortress of Solitude.
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Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

DC Comics Presents #85 Cover (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Rick Veitch (credited) (signed as Veitch)
Inks
Rick Veitch (credited) (signed as Veitch)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; horror-suspense
Characters
Superman; Swamp Thing
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The Jungle Line (Table of Contents: 10)

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)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

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 #423 Cover (Table of Contents: 11)

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
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bizarro; Prankster; Toyman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallos; Legion of Super-Heroes (obscured)
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Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
George Pérez (credited)
Colors
Gene D'Angelo (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

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 Cover (Table of Contents: 13)

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
Letters
?

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? (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger (credited); Murphy Anderson
Colors
Gene D'Angelo (credited)
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

Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame Cover (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Frank Miller (credited) (signed as FM)
Inks
Frank Miller (credited) (signed as FM)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Synopsis
The heroes are impaled on a giant bird's claw.
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Prologue: 1949 (Table of Contents: 16)

Blackhawk / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
Eddie Campbell (credited)
Inks
Eddie Campbell (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero; adventure; military
Characters
Blackhawks [Janos Prohaska; Weng Chan [Chop-Chop]]
Synopsis
Chan and Janos visit an old German bunker and find a strange green lantern.
Reprints

Chapter One: 1989 (Table of Contents: 17)

Green Lantern; Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
Mike Allred (credited); Mark Buckingham (credited)
Inks
Terry Austin (credited); Mark Buckingham
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Lois Lane; Selina Kyle
Synopsis
Hal visits Clark, and they go to a museum exhibit together. There, they see the old green lantern, which then kills them.
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Chapter Two (Table of Contents: 18)

Green Lantern; Superman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
John Totleben (credited)
Inks
John Totleben (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Synopsis
Superman and Green Lantern are awakened by Deadman, who tells them that they are probably dead.
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Strange Interlude (Table of Contents: 19)

The Phantom Stranger / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
Matt Wagner (credited)
Inks
Matt Wagner (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Phantom Stranger; Lords of Order (voices only)
Synopsis
The Phantom Stranger leaves his apartment.
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Chapter Three (Table of Contents: 20)

Green Lantern; Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
Eric Shanower (credited)
Inks
Arthur Adams (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; demons [Gintear; Lord Grueflutter; Festlesquirm; Smeglet; Prigsquatter; Squanch]
Synopsis
Superman and Green Lantern wake up in something that bears a resemblance to Hell, and Green Lantern uses his ring to help them escape.
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Strange Interlude (Table of Contents: 21)

The Phantom Stranger / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Phantom Stranger
Synopsis
The Phantom Stranger arrives at the museum, and heads for the mysterious green lantern.
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Chapter Four (Table of Contents: 22)

Green Lantern; Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Colors
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Phantom Stranger; the Green Flame
Synopsis
Superman and Green Lantern are healed by the Green Flame of the green lantern. The Phantom Stranger then helps them escape the lantern's power, and takes it away.
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Epilogue (Table of Contents: 23)

Green Lantern; Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
Jason Little (credited)
Inks
Jason Little (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Synopsis
Clark and Hal recover and say good-bye.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero

Whatever Happened to... Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Superman Continuity (Table of Contents: 25)

text article / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Nick Jones (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame Afterword (Table of Contents: 26)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Superman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
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Colors
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Genre
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. For the Man Who Has Everything
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Introduction
  7. 6. Superman Annual #11 Cover
    Superman
  8. 7. For the Man Who Has Everything...
    Superman
  9. 8. Pin-Up Page from Superman Annual #11
    Superman
  10. 9. DC Comics Presents #85 Cover
    Superman; Swamp Thing
  11. 10. The Jungle Line
    Superman; Swamp Thing
  12. 11. Superman #423 Cover
    Superman
  13. 12. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
    Superman
  14. 13. Action Comics #583 Cover
    Superman
  15. 14. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
    Superman
  16. 15. Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame Cover
    Green Lantern; Superman
  17. 16. Prologue: 1949
    Blackhawk
  18. 17. Chapter One: 1989
    Green Lantern; Superman
  19. 18. Chapter Two
    Green Lantern; Superman
  20. 19. Strange Interlude
    The Phantom Stranger
  21. 20. Chapter Three
    Green Lantern; Superman
  22. 21. Strange Interlude
    The Phantom Stranger
  23. 22. Chapter Four
    Green Lantern; Superman
  24. 23. Epilogue
    Green Lantern; Superman
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  26. 25. Whatever Happened to... Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Superman Continuity
  27. 26. Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame Afterword
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
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