([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
Dimensions:
glossy paper interior
Binding:
hardcover with dust jacket; bound

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:
Sam Citron
Inks:
George Roussos
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.
inker id by Bob Hughes.

[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:
Sam Citron [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

inker id by Bob Hughes

[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:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka [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

art id by Craig Delich, Pat Lang and Bob Hughes.

[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 Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka [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.

[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 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:
Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Toyman
Reprints:

The Terrible Toyman! (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

[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 Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

[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 Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[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 Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
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

inker id by Bob Hughes

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

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

Pencils:
Wayne Boring (Superman only); Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka
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 Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye
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. inker id by Bob Hughes

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; Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
Jack Burnley; John Sikela; Ed Dobrotka
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Toyman
Reprints:
Editing
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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:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • R S
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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