(February 2000)

DC, 2000 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
3.95 USD; 6.25 CAD
Pages
68
On-sale date
1999-12-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Comics Millennium Editions
Barcode
761941223391 00111
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor); Dale Crain (collected edition editor); Michael Wright (collected edition assistant editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

This edition is missing the following from the original 1938 edition of Action Comics #1: a contest page from the inside front cover, an "Odds 'N' Ends" sports facts feature from the inside back cover, and an ad on the back cover. Cover and logo design by Glen Parsons.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
Jack Adler
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
  • US from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #1 (June 1938) [minus the price, and (like all reprints of this issue) flying rocks, one bead of sweat, and about an inch off the bottom of the cover]

Action Comics #1 Birth of the Super-Hero (Table of Contents: 1)

Remembering the Millennium / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Greenberger
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

An overview of the context of this issue and the characters, stories, and credits, and the difficulties that Siegel and Shuster had in marketing Superman. Appears on inside front and inside back cover.

[One Page Origin of Superman] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Shuster

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (intro, brief origin)
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton (not named)

Indexer Notes

This strip was originally prepared for newspaper publication, cut up and repaged. Black shading used.

[The Coming of Superman] (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Shuster ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; George Taylor (intro, not named); Lois Lane (intro); Evelyn Curry; Bea Carroll (villain); Butch Matson (villain); Senator Barrows (villain); Alex Greer (villain)
Synopsis
Superman delivers a witness to the governor to stop an execution, then stops a wife-beater. Later Superman, as Clark Kent goes out with Lois, but she earns the wrath of Butch Matson and Superman must save her. Finally, Clark is assigned a story on the South American republic of San Monte. He heads to Washington DC to find out who is behind Senator Barrows pushing legislation which will embroil the United States in a war in Europe by grabbing lobbyist Alex Greer and scaring the truth out of him.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Star

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #2. Originally prepared for newspaper publication, cut up and repaged by Joe Shuster- not Harry Lampert as often claimed. Black shading used. Superman wears blue boots.

[The A-G Gang] (Table of Contents: 4)

Chuck Dawson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Homer Fleming ?
Pencils
Homer Fleming
Inks
Homer Fleming
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Charles "Chuck" Dawson (intro); Uncle Dan; Notch Logan; John Burwell; Trigger Holt; Butch; Blacky (Chuck's horse)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white. Story continued in Action Comics (1938 series) #2.

The Mystery of the Freight Train Robberies (Table of Contents: 5)

Zatara / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Guardineer ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara (intro); Tong (intro); Detective Brady (dies); Detective Brown; Captain Kennedy; Train Inspector Babcock; Monk; the Tigress (villain)
Reprints

South Sea Strategy [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Capt. Frank Thomas
Pencils
? (spot illos)
Inks
? (spot illos)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bret Coleman; Cottonball; Samuel Newton; Aruba (boat)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Sticky-Mitt Stimson / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Russell Cole
Pencils
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Colors
?
Letters
Russell Cole

Genre
crime
Characters
Sticky-Mitt Stimson
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Adventures of Marco Polo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sven Elven
Inks
Sven Elven
Colors
?
Letters
Sven Elven

Genre
historical
Characters
Marco Polo; Signor Polo; Niku
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics #2.

[The Light Heavyweight Championship] (Table of Contents: 9)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Guardineer ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan; Sailor Sorenson; Pop Burkett; Doc Lowry; Boomerang; O'Rourke
Reprints

[The International Jewel Thief] (Table of Contents: 10)

Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Ely
Inks
Will Ely
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Scoop Scanlon; Rusty; Arnold
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white.

[Murder in England] (Table of Contents: 11)

Tex Thomson / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tex Thomson (intro, later Mr. America [in #33], later Americommando [in #54]); Bobby; Sonja; Monk; Betty; Sergeant Smith
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Stardust / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as the Star-Gazer]
Pencils
? [as the Star-Gazer]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Facts about Fred Astaire; Constance Bennett; Charles Boyer; and Wheeler and Woolsey. Art MIGHT be by Sheldon Moldoff (per Craig Delich, July 16, 2006).

[L2] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

L2; Levi's / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Action Comics #1 Birth of the Super-Hero
    Remembering the Millennium
  3. 2. [One Page Origin of Superman]
    Superman
  4. 3. [The Coming of Superman]
    Superman
  5. 4. [The A-G Gang]
    Chuck Dawson
  6. 5. The Mystery of the Freight Train Robberies
    Zatara
  7. 6. South Sea Strategy [Part 1]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Sticky-Mitt Stimson
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  10. 9. [The Light Heavyweight Championship]
    Pep Morgan
  11. 10. [The International Jewel Thief]
    Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter
  12. 11. [Murder in England]
    Tex Thomson
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Stardust
  14. 13. [L2]
    L2; Levi's
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Merlin Haas
  • Ramon Schenk
  • John Wells
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Allen Ross