(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
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julie Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Superman-- This is your life story!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; Lois Lane
Keywords
comic books; infinity cover

Indexer Notes

Colors credit 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 Anniversary Issues! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / 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
Related Scans
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 Anniversary Issues!
    Superman
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