(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
Printer
Printed in Canada
Editing
Dale Crain (credited) (editor - collected edition); Michael Wright (credited) (assistant editor - collected edition); Vin Sullivan (original 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.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited)
Inks
Joe Shuster (credited)
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 (credited)
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 (credited)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited)
Inks
Joe Shuster (credited)
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 (credited)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited)
Inks
Joe Shuster (credited)
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 (credited)
Pencils
Homer Fleming (credited)
Inks
Homer Fleming (credited)
Letters
?

Feature Logo
"Chuck" Dawson
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 (DC, 1938 series) #2.

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

Zatara / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Zatara, Master Magician
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
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
Vin Sullivan ?
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Sequence carries the byline "by Captain Frank Thomas." Issue credits (on inside back cover) says "Story & Art by Unknown." Story continued in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #2.

Sticky-Mitt Stimson (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Russell Cole (credited as Alger)
Pencils
Russell Cole (credited as Alger)
Inks
Russell Cole (credited as Alger)
Colors
?
Letters
Russell Cole ?

Genre
humor
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 (credited as Sven Elvén)
Inks
Sven Elven (credited as Sven Elvén)
Colors
?
Letters
Sven Elven

Feature Logo
The Adventures of Marco Polo
Genre
historical; adventure
Characters
Marco Polo; Signor Polo; Niku
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script
Gardner Fox; Fred Guardineer (credited)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (credited, signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Guardineer ?

Feature Logo
"Pep" Morgan
Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan; Sailor Sorenson; Pop Burkett; Doc Lowry; Boomerang; O'Rourke
Reprints
Keywords
boxing

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

Scoop Scanlon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Ely (signed as Will Ely); ?
Pencils
Bill Ely (signed as Will Ely)
Inks
Bill Ely (signed as Will Ely)
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
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 ?; Bernard Baily (credited)
Pencils
Bernard Baily (credited) (signed as BERNARD BAILY [thin font])
Inks
Bernard Baily (credited) (signed as BERNARD BAILY [thin font])
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

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

[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
?

Feature Logo
Stardust
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Synopsis
Facts about Fred Astaire; Constance Bennett; Charles Boyer; and Wheeler and Woolsey.
Reprints
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Per Craig Delich, art MIGHT be by Sheldon Moldoff.

[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. 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
  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:
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  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
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