(October 1979)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
42
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1979-07-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893041010
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 544, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #170.


["Superman--this is your life story!"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl; Lois Lane
Keywords:
comic books; infinity cover

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Action Comics Story (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

The history of Action Comics located on inside front and inside back covers.

The Life Story of Superman (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 64 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
J-3000

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Kal-El (in flashback); Superboy (in flashback); Clark Kent (in flashback)]; Lex Luthor (villain); J. Robert Arngrim (on monitor); J. Robert Arngrim clone (villain); Superman clone (villain); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lana Lang; Steve Lombard; Clark Kent Robot; Jor-El (in flashback); Lara Jor-El (in flashback); Krypto (in flashback); Jonathan Kent (in flashback); Martha Kent (in flashback); Supergirl (in flashback); Lori Lemaris (in flashback); Superboy Robot (in flashback); Superman Robot (in flashback); Van-Zee (in flashback); Kandorians (in flashback); Morgan Edge (in flashback); Josh Coyle (in flashback); Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; Kru-El; one unnamed prisoner] (all in flashback); Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Element Lad; Ultra Boy; Light Lass; Phantom Girl; Tyroc; Mon-El; Colossal Boy; Shrinking Violet] (all as statues only); Toyman (statue); Parasite (statue); Brainiac (statue)
Synopsis:
At the opening of the Superman Pavilion of the Metropolis World's Fair, Superman recalls and relates all the siginificant moments of his life. But Luthor uses this occasion to launch his latest scheme against the Man of Steel, a clone of Superman who gets all of his memories from Superman's recollections. Superman and the clone battle, but the clone is exposed to Gold Kryptonite and loses his powers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Kryptonite; mind-prober ray; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Superman's life story, featuring all the supporting characters. Story originally had been prepared for publication in All-New Collectors' Edition (DC, 1978 series).

The Rocket That Carried the Future Superman from Krypton Bursts Through the Covers of Our Previous Anniversay Issues! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superbaby / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superbaby [Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Background composed of Action Comics anniversary issues #100, 200, 300, 400. Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Superman--this is your life story!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Action Comics Story
    Superman
  3. 2. The Life Story of Superman
    Superman
  4. 3. The Rocket That Carried the Future Superman from Krypton Bursts Through the Covers of Our Previous Anniversay Issues!
    Superbaby
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