([May] 2005)

DC, 1997 Series
Volume
4
Price
49.99 USD; 69.99 CAD
Pages
232
On-sale date
2005-05-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Archive Editions
ISBN
1-4012-0408-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941209913 00411
Editing
Dale Crain
Color
color
Paper Stock
glossy paper interior
Binding
hardcover with dust jacket; bound
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Color reconstruction by Jamison.
Black-and-White reconstruction by Rick Keene and Jamison.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
Pete Riss
Colors
Jamison (reconstrucdtion)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Superman story in Action Comics (DC, 1938 Series) #67 page 1.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Schelly
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[Action Comics #53] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

The Man Who Put Out the Sun! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Night Owl (introduction); Marty Kelly
Reprints
Keywords
Superman's Mountain Retreat

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

[Action Comics #54] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

The Pirate of Pleasure Island (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Captain Ironfist [Stanley Finchcomb] (introduction)
Reprints

[Action Comics #55] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

A Goof Named Tiny Rufe (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Tiny Rufe (introduction); Maisie Day (introduction); Al Hatt (introduction); Whitney Ellsworth (cameo); Murray Boltinoff (cameo); Mort Weisinger (cameo)
Synopsis
Parody of L'il Abner comics strip. Cartoonist Al Hatt gets his inspiration from real hillbillies and he doesn't want them to get married.
Reprints

[Action Comics #56] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

art id by Craig Delich

Design for Doom! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Gateson; Emil Loring (introduction)
Synopsis
An insane architect tries to destroy structures that might overshadow his creation.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

[Action Comics #57] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?

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

Crime's Comedy King! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; King Ruggles; Prankster
Reprints

Indexer Notes

John Sikela's name appears on Page 8.

[Action Comics #58] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

The Face of Adonis! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Pete Riss [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Fred Chandler; Detective Sergeant Hennigson; Adonis [James Trevor] (introduction); Doctor Menace (introduction)
Synopsis
An insane plastic surgeon gives an ageing actor a rubber face.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits corrected to match Siegel's records for Action 70 based on credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

[Action Comics #59] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
John Sikela ?
Inks
John Sikela ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Cinderella--a la Superman! (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Susie Tompkins (introduction)
Synopsis
Dream sequence in which Superman re-enacts the Cinderella story.
Reprints
Keywords
Dream

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

[Action Comics #60] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Lois Lane--Superwoman! (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Doctor Skowl (introduction)
Synopsis
A dream story. After Lois is hit by a car, she dreams a transfusion of Superman's blood gives her super powers.
Reprints
Keywords
dream

Indexer Notes

Art id by Pat Lang, Craig Delich and Bob Hughes. This volume credits this story to John Siekla. First mention of Superman being able to fly?

[Action Comics #61] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

The Man They Wouldn't Believe! (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Craig Shaw
Synopsis
Clark Kent tries to convince Lois Lane he's Superman, but fails.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits corrected to match Siegel's records for Action 66 based on credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

[Action Comics #62] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

There'll Always Be a Superman! (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Captain Storme; Captain Zeb Storme; Admiral von Storff
Synopsis
In the year 2143 an old man tells children about one of Superman's incredible adventures.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman is shown to be still alive and functioning 200 years in the future. Credits from Siegel's records.

[Action Comics #63] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

When Stars Collide! (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Doctor Jaspar Meekins; Professor Praline; Spike Jaeger
Synopsis
Superman collides with a meteor and loses his memory.
Reprints

[Action Comics #64] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Pencils
Sam Citron
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Toyman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits corrected to match Siegel's records for Action 66 based on credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

The Terrible Toyman! (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Toyman (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits corrected to match Siegel's records for Action 66 based on credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

[Action Comics #65] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

The Million-Dollar Marathon! (Table of Contents: 29)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Truman Treadwell; Brandon; Roger; Lawton; Tug Moxton
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits corrected to match Siegel's records for Action 66 based on credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

[Action Comics #66] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

pencils confirmed by Jack Burnley

The Boy Who Came Back! (Table of Contents: 31)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jackie Barnett; John Barnett; Mr. Annister; Ferret Falvey; Roscoe Rinser; Sparks Barron
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits changed to match credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

[Action Comics #67] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

pencils confirmed by Jack Burnley. inker id by Bob Hughes

Make Way for Fate! (Table of Contents: 33)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Pete Riss [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Pete Riss
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; General McTurk; Mr. Writt; Samuel Rayburn; Martha Hoskins; Reginald Sykes; Soapy Waters; Soft-Shoe Sapper; Flossie
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

[Action Comics #68] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring (Superman only); Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Susie Tompkins
Reprints

Indexer Notes

art id by Bob Hughes

Superman Meets Susie! (Table of Contents: 35)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Susie Tompkins; Hank Beaker; Tug Graff; Sparky Hahn; Beaker Beales
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story gives the impression this is Superman's first meeting with Susie, but she actually appeared in Action 59. Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

Biographies (Table of Contents: 36)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Desris
Letters
Typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Biographies on Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Jack Burnley, Don Cameron, Sam Citron, Ed Dobrotka, Stan Kaye, John Sikela, Ira Yarbnrough, Wayne Boring, Paul Cassidy, and Leo Nowak.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 37)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley; John Sikela; Sam Citron
Inks
Jack Burnley; John Sikela; Don Komisarow
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Toyman
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Foreword
    Superman
  5. 4. [Action Comics #53]
    Superman
  6. 5. The Man Who Put Out the Sun!
    Superman
  7. 6. [Action Comics #54]
    Superman
  8. 7. The Pirate of Pleasure Island
    Superman
  9. 8. [Action Comics #55]
    Superman
  10. 9. A Goof Named Tiny Rufe
    Superman
  11. 10. [Action Comics #56]
    Superman
  12. 11. Design for Doom!
    Superman
  13. 12. [Action Comics #57]
    Superman
  14. 13. Crime's Comedy King!
    Superman
  15. 14. [Action Comics #58]
    Superman
  16. 15. The Face of Adonis!
    Superman
  17. 16. [Action Comics #59]
    Superman
  18. 17. Cinderella--a la Superman!
    Superman
  19. 18. [Action Comics #60]
    Superman
  20. 19. Lois Lane--Superwoman!
    Superman
  21. 20. [Action Comics #61]
    Superman
  22. 21. The Man They Wouldn't Believe!
    Superman
  23. 22. [Action Comics #62]
    Superman
  24. 23. There'll Always Be a Superman!
    Superman
  25. 24. [Action Comics #63]
    Superman
  26. 25. When Stars Collide!
    Superman
  27. 26. [Action Comics #64]
    Superman
  28. 27. The Terrible Toyman!
    Superman
  29. 28. [Action Comics #65]
    Superman
  30. 29. The Million-Dollar Marathon!
    Superman
  31. 30. [Action Comics #66]
    Superman
  32. 31. The Boy Who Came Back!
    Superman
  33. 32. [Action Comics #67]
    Superman
  34. 33. Make Way for Fate!
    Superman
  35. 34. [Action Comics #68]
    Superman
  36. 35. Superman Meets Susie!
    Superman
  37. 36. Biographies
  38. 37. [Back Cover]
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
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  • Steve Dasinger
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