([February] 2006)

DC, 2006 Series
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Volume
1
Price
17.99 USD; 20.99 CAD
Pages
212
On-sale Date
2006-02-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
978-1-4012-0764-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401207649 51799
Editing
Anton Kawasaki
Color
color
Dimensions
standard modern age US
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects stories and covers from Action Comics #1-13, New York World's Fair Comics #[1], and Superman #1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Main image taken from the cover of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #7.

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

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

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

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a distant planet was destroyed by old age...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
A space vehicle from a destroyed world lands on Earth and its occupant becomes Superman. In addition, a scientific explanation for this being's powers is given.
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[Superman, Champion of the Oppressed!] (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (unnamed); Lois Lane; Daily Star; 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.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Inks
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints

[Revolution in San Monte] (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lola Cortez; George Taylor (cameo); Alex Greer; Emil Norvell
Synopsis
Clark Kent and Lois Lane are sent by editor Taylor to San Monte in South America to cover a war that is brewing. Besides saving Lois from being executed as a spy, Superman proves the war is being fomented by munitions manufacturers led by Emil Norvell.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Pencils
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Inks
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints

[The Blakely Mine Disaster] (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (not named); Stanislaw Kober; Thornton Blakely (villain)
Synopsis
After Superman saves a group of miners from a cave-in, Clark Kent senses a story that may mean that the mine's owner, Thorton Blakely, is actually running unsafe mine operations and blaming accidents on the miners themselves.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
Leo E. O'Mealia
Inks
Leo E. O'Mealia
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints

[Superman Plays Football] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 12.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Tommy Burke; Mary; Coach Randall (villain)
Synopsis
Overhearing a crooked college football coach at Dale University plotting to populate his team with thugs to defeat rival Cordell University, Superman impersonates a football player from Cordell to straighten the situation out.
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Acquiring Super-Strength (Table of Contents: 13)

Acquiring Super-Strength / activity / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Inks
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints

[Superman and the Dam] (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (not named)
Synopsis
Lois and Clark compete with one another to get the scoop on the possible collapse of the Valleyho Dam.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Inks
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
jungle
Reprints

[Superman's Phony Manager] (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster; Paul Lauretta ?
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Lauretta

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen (introduction, as an office boy); Nick Williams (villain, introduction); Lois Lane; George Taylor (unnamed)
Synopsis
Clark Kent is introduced to a fighter manager who claims to be Superman's personal manager. But when Lois discovers the existence of a phony Superman, who is tied to that manager, the real Superman must act quickly to save Lois' life.
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Muscle-Training (Table of Contents: 18)

Acquiring Super-Strength / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

[Superman Joins the Circus] (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster; Paul Lauretta ?
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Lauretta

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Curly; George Taylor (unnamed); Jordan; Derek Niles (villain); Trigger
Synopsis
The Jordan Circus is having a rough go of it and the promissory notes are coming due, so Superman decides to join the circus to help it pay off those notes and get it back into the black.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre
historical
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[Superman in the Slums] (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / comic story / 12.75 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster; Paul Lauretta ?
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Lauretta

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Frankie Marello; Box-Ears; Nick; Pinky; Gimpy (villain)
Synopsis
Superman decides to get involved in a case involving wayward boys being used by a petty criminal, who uses the boys to steal items from wealthy people that he can sell for quick cash...all at their expense.
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Super-Vision (Table of Contents: 23)

Acquiring Super-Strength / activity / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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

Genre
sports
Reprints

[Wanted: Superman] (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster; Paul Lauretta ?
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Lauretta

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (unnamed); Detective Captain Reilly; Mortimer Snoop
Synopsis
Superman, having torn down a slum area so that newer, more modern apartments could be built, is labeled as a crook by the Chief of Police, who assigns Detective Reilly (better known as "100% Reilly" because he always gets his man) to bring the Man of Tomorrow in.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

[Superman Goes to Prison] (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster; Paul Lauretta ?
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Lauretta

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (unnamed); Walter Crane; Governor Bixby; Superintendent Wyman
Synopsis
Clark Kent interviews a former prisoner who was starved and abused by the Coreytown Chain Gang, so Superman decides to get the real scoop on these abuses...and put a stop to them.
Reprints

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

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

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

Genre
adventure
Reprints

[Superman and the "Black Gold" Swindle] (Table of Contents: 29)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy ?
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (un-named); Meek; Bronson
Synopsis
An unscrupulous firm sells what they think to be worthless stock in "Black Gold Oil," then try to buy it all back when they hear that oil has been discovered on the property...thanks to Superman.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Fred Guardineer [as Guardineer] (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer [as Guardineer] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; Superman (inset)
Reprints

[Superman Declares War on Reckless Drivers] (Table of Contents: 31)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed); Paul Cassidy ?
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (unnamed)
Synopsis
Clark Kent witnesses the death of a dear friend of his at the hands of a reckless driver and, when the Mayor refuses to deal with the problem, Superman decides to wage war on these drivers himself!
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Pencils
Vin Sullivan; Fred Guardineer (head views)
Inks
Vin Sullivan; Fred Guardineer (head views)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Zatara; Butch the Pup; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Gingersnap
Reprints

Superman at the World's Fair (Table of Contents: 33)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Shuster ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; the Chief [George Taylor?]; Nick Stone (villain)
Synopsis
Lois and Clark are assigned to cover the Fair, but after Lois is kidnapped, Superman has to take over, both to rescue her from a wanted criminal and make sure the Fair is covered properly for the paper.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

[Superman vs. the Cab Protective League] (Table of Contents: 35)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed); Paul Cassidy ?
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Carlyle; Reynolds; Ultra-Humanite (introduction)
Synopsis
Superman decides to wage war against the Cab Protective League, a firm trying to victimize the independent cab companies. But when he thinks the situation has been resolved, he comes to face a new threat: the Ultra-Humanite, a foe who gained from a scientific experiment the most agile and learned brain on earth...a foe who seeks to dominate the world!
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Pencils
Leo O'Mealia
Inks
Leo O'Mealia
Colors
?
Letters
?; Joe Shuster (logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[Origin of Superman] (Table of Contents: 37)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Ma (Mary) Kent (introduction, death); Pa Kent (introduction, death)
Synopsis
A rocketship, carrying an infant, rockets from the planet Krypton as it blows up, and lands on the Earth where a couple named the Kents find the baby inside the rocket and eventually adopt him. This infant boy grows up to be Superman.
Reprints

[Prelude to "Superman, Champion of the Oppressed"] (Table of Contents: 38)

Superman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (introduction, un-named); Sims; Evelyn Curry; Bea Carroll (villain)
Synopsis
Clark Kent applies for a job at the Daily Star, but is turned down until Superman stops a lynching and Clark phones in the story. Then Superman gets singer Bea Carroll to confess to the murder of Jack Kennedy.
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Scientific Explanation of Superman's Amazing Strength--! (Table of Contents: 39)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
Superman's strength is attributed to the lighter gravity found on Earth, and is compared to the ant and the grasshopper, both insects whose strength and jumping ability, by comparsion, would be considered super strength.
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[Superman Text Story] (Table of Contents: 40)

Superman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed, two spot illustrations)
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed, two spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Sergeant Blake; Harvey Brown; Biff Dugan (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
After Superman eludes Sergeant Blake by changing to Clark Kent, Clark blackmails the detective into allowing him a jailhouse interview with Biff Dugan. When Dugan escapes, Clark switches to Superman and returns Dugan to his cell.
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[Meet the Creators] (Table of Contents: 41)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent] (inset); Jerry Siegel (photo); Joe Shuster (photo)
Synopsis
Features photos and biographies of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the creators of Superman.
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[Pinup] (Table of Contents: 42)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  3. 2. ["As a distant planet was destroyed by old age..."]
    Superman
  4. 3. [Superman, Champion of the Oppressed!]
    Superman
  5. 4. ["And so begins the startling adventures..."]
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. [Revolution in San Monte]
    Superman
  8. 7. ["Attention all American youth!"]
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. [The Blakely Mine Disaster]
    Superman
  11. 10. ["Hey Fellers!"]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. [Superman Plays Football]
    Superman
  14. 13. Acquiring Super-Strength
    Acquiring Super-Strength
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [Superman and the Dam]
    Superman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. [Superman's Phony Manager]
    Superman
  19. 18. Muscle-Training
    Acquiring Super-Strength
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  21. 20. [Superman Joins the Circus]
    Superman
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
  23. 22. [Superman in the Slums]
    Superman
  24. 23. Super-Vision
    Acquiring Super-Strength
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
  26. 25. [Wanted: Superman]
    Superman
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  28. 27. [Superman Goes to Prison]
    Superman
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
  30. 29. [Superman and the "Black Gold" Swindle]
    Superman
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    Zatara
  32. 31. [Superman Declares War on Reckless Drivers]
    Superman
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
  34. 33. Superman at the World's Fair
    Superman
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  36. 35. [Superman vs. the Cab Protective League]
    Superman
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  38. 37. [Origin of Superman]
    Superman
  39. 38. [Prelude to "Superman, Champion of the Oppressed"]
    Superman
  40. 39. Scientific Explanation of Superman's Amazing Strength--!
    Superman
  41. 40. [Superman Text Story]
    Superman
  42. 41. [Meet the Creators]
  43. 42. [Pinup]
    Superman
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