(1981)

DC, 1981 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
6.95 USD
Pages
208
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
0-446-30356-9 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Laurie S. Sutton
Color
Color
Dimensions
8.5" x 11"
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover
Binding
Perfect Bound Softcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Subtitled "Time-Honored Classics" on cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

introduction

The Origin of Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

The Origin of Superman! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (Layouts); Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Editorial Advisor, original); E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor, original); Sol Harrison (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Superman's origin is retold.
Reprints

Superboy's First Duel with Luthor! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lex Luthor
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

How Luthor Met Superboy! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

How Luthor Met Superboy! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Kal-El, a.k.a. Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor (origin); Krypto; Jonathon [Pa] Kent; Martha [Ma] Kent; Lana Lang
Synopsis
Young Lex and Superboy start out as friends, but after Superboy accidentally destroys Luthor's laboratory and accidentally causes Lex to lose his hair, Luthor vows revenge.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 4 & 5 are printed in reverse order.

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl
Reprints

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 8)

Supergirl / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 9)

Supergirl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, origin); Zor-El (introduction); Miss Hart (introduction)
Synopsis
Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.
Reprints

Superman's Return to Krypton! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jor-El; Lara
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The art has been retouched, particularly Lara's face
and the building behind her.

Superman's Return to Krypton! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Superman Meets Jor-El and Lara Again [Superman's Return to Krypton! part 1] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jor-El (marriage, death); Lara (marriage, death); Superman [Kal-El]; Lyla Lerrol; Professor Galsworthy; Krypto's parents
Synopsis
Superman accidentally travels through time and across space to Krypton, where he meets actress Lyla Lerrol and his parents.
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Superman's Kryptonian Romance [Superman's Return to Krypton! part 2] (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Lyla Lerrol (death); Jor-El; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Clark; Snark McGill (intro, villain); Brainiac (cameo); Gregg Halliday
Synopsis
Superman romances Lyla and witnesses Jonathan Kent's
proposal to Martha, while Brainiac shrinks and steals Kandor.
Reprints

The Surprise of Fate! [Superman's Return to Krypton! part 3] (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Jor-El; Lara; Lyla Lerrol
Synopsis
Superman accidentally escapes Krypton, leaving behind Lyla.
Reprints

Three Nights in the Fortress of Solitude! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Three Nights in the Fortress of Solitude! (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Kal-El]
Synopsis
Lois spends three nights in the Fortress of Solitude.
Reprints

The Boy of Steel! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]
Reprints

The Boy of Steel! (Table of Contents: 18)

Jimmy Olsen / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

The Boy of Steel! (Table of Contents: 19)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Jimmy Olsen believes that he has gained invulnerablity by eating space cherries.
Reprints

Brainiac and Luthor Team Up to Destroy Superman! (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Brainiac; Lex Luthor
Reprints

The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

The Deadly Duo! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 1] (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates (plot); Edmond Hamilton (script)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Brainiac
Synopsis
Lex Luthor escapes prison and discovers the existence of Brainiac.
Reprints

The Downfall of Superman! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 2] (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates (plot); Edmond Hamilton (script)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Superman [Kal-El]; Tharla
Synopsis
Lex Luthor releases Brainiac from prison, re-programs him, and teams with him to shrink Superman.
Reprints

The Hour of Kandor's Vengeance! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 3] (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates (plot); Edmond Hamilton (script)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Superman Emergency Squad; Nor Kann
Synopsis
With the help of the Kandorians, Superman turns the tables on Luthor and Brainiac.
Reprints

Who Took the Super Out of Superman? (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Clark Kent
Reprints

Who Took the Super Out of Superman! (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Who Took the Super Out of Superman! (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates (plot); Elliot S! Maggin (script)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; aka. Clark Kent]; Xviar; Steve Lombard; Lois Lane; Mrs. Goldstein
Synopsis
Superman finds himself powerless when out of his Superman costume.
Reprints

Clark Kent Forever -- Superman Never! (Table of Contents: 28)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates (plot); Elliot S! Maggin (script)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; aka. Clark Kent]; Morgan Edge; Lois Lane; Steve Lombard; May Marigold; Gregory Reed
Synopsis
Superman tries to live his life as Clark Kent only.
Reprints

Clark Kent, Get Out of My Life! (Table of Contents: 29)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates (plot); Elliot S! Maggin (script)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; aka. Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Morgan Edge; Xviar; Steve Lombard; Solarman; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Superman tries to live his life only as Superman.
Reprints

The Double-Or-Nothing Life of Superman! (Table of Contents: 30)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates (plot); Elliot S! Maggin (script)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; aka. Clark Kent]; Xviar; Steve Lombard; Lois Lane; Terra-Man; The Prankster; The Toyman; Mr. Mxyzptlk; The Parasite; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Amalak; The Kryptonite Man
Synopsis
Superman must face several of his greatest foes, but it is part of Xviar's master plan.
Reprints

[Superman Shield] (Table of Contents: 31)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Large version of the Superman "S" shield by itself.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Origin of Superman!
  4. 3. The Origin of Superman!
    Superman
  5. 4. Superboy's First Duel with Luthor!
    Superboy
  6. 5. How Luthor Met Superboy!
    Superboy
  7. 6. How Luthor Met Superboy!
    Superboy
  8. 7. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  9. 8. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  10. 9. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. Superman's Return to Krypton!
    Superman
  12. 11. Superman's Return to Krypton!
    Superman
  13. 12. Superman Meets Jor-El and Lara Again [Superman's Return to Krypton! part 1]
    Superman
  14. 13. Superman's Kryptonian Romance [Superman's Return to Krypton! part 2]
    Superman
  15. 14. The Surprise of Fate! [Superman's Return to Krypton! part 3]
    Superman
  16. 15. Three Nights in the Fortress of Solitude!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  17. 16. Three Nights in the Fortress of Solitude!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  18. 17. The Boy of Steel!
    Jimmy Olsen
  19. 18. The Boy of Steel!
    Jimmy Olsen
  20. 19. The Boy of Steel!
    Jimmy Olsen
  21. 20. Brainiac and Luthor Team Up to Destroy Superman!
    Superman
  22. 21. The Team of Luthor and Brainiac!
    Superman
  23. 22. The Deadly Duo! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 1]
    Superman
  24. 23. The Downfall of Superman! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 2]
    Superman
  25. 24. The Hour of Kandor's Vengeance! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 3]
    Superman
  26. 25. Who Took the Super Out of Superman?
    Superman
  27. 26. Who Took the Super Out of Superman!
    Superman
  28. 27. Who Took the Super Out of Superman!
    Superman
  29. 28. Clark Kent Forever -- Superman Never!
    Superman
  30. 29. Clark Kent, Get Out of My Life!
    Superman
  31. 30. The Double-Or-Nothing Life of Superman!
    Superman
  32. 31. [Superman Shield]
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