([October] 2005)

DC, 2005 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.99 USD; 26.99 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale date
2005-10-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
1-4012-0457-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
?
Editing
Robert Greenberger (editor, collected edition); Vin Sullivan (editor, original series); Whitney Ellsworth (editor, original series); Jack Schiff (editor, original series); Mort Weisinger (editor, original series)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
squarebound; trade paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
David Tanguay
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
  • from ? [from a Supermen of America promo per Bob Greenberger via Bob Hughes]

Superman in the Forties (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

Title page.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

When the World Needed a Champion, Superman Showed Us What One Looked Like (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Hughes
Pencils
? (Superman carrying boy vignette); Ed Dobrotka (Toyman vignette); Wayne Boring (Superman punching vignette)
Inks
? (Superman carrying boy vignette) ; George Roussos (Toyman vignette); Stan Kaye (Superman punching vignette)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Superman; Toyman

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a Toyman vignette from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #64, an image of Superman punching from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #58, and an image of Superman carrying a boy from an unidentified source.

Milestones (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Shuster (Action #1); Leo O'Mealia (Superman #1); Jack Burnley (New York World's Fair #2); Henry Boltinoff (More Fun #104)
Inks
Joe Shuster (Action #1); Leo O'Mealia (Superman #1); Jack Burnley (New York World's Fair #2); Henry Boltinoff (More Fun #104)
Colors
?
Letters
?; Typeset

Characters
Superman; Robin; Batman; Superboy; Dover; Clover
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction to this segment of the book which features such milestones as Superman's first appearance, his first origin, and the first appearance of a character named Supergirl.

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

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Evelyn Curry; Lois Lane (last name not given); George Taylor (unnamed); Butch Matson; Senator Barrows; Alex Greer
Synopsis
After a brief explanation of Superman's great abilities, Superman delivers a witness to the governor to stop an execution. Then Superman 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: 6)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Alex Greer; Emil Norvell; Lois Lane; Lola Cortez; George Taylor (unnamed)
Synopsis
Superman forces Alex Greer to give him the name of the munitions producer, Emil Norvell, behind the effort to draw the U.S. into war. Superman forces Norvell to board a ship for San Monte, on which Lois and Clark are also travelling. In San Monte Superman forces Norvell to change his mind about producing weapons and saves Lois from a firing squad after a stolen document is planted in her room.
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Lois Lane Loves Clark Kent (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
William Woolfolk
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Lois' doctor advises her to try to transfer her love for Superman to a normal human, but her attempt to fall in love with Clark fails.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Sergeant Blake; Biff Dugan
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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The Origin of Superman (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Jor-El; Lara; Lex Luthor (cameo); John Kent (per his tombstone); Mary Kent (per her tombstone)
Synopsis
After a prologue which demonstrates Superman's amazing abilities, his origin is recounted. On the scientifically advanced planet of Krypton, Jor-El fails to convince the Council of Five that Krypton is doomed. As Krypton explodes, Jor-El and Lara send their son to Earth, where he is found and adopted by the elderly Kents. As Clark grows to maturity he manifests abilities far beyond that of mortal men. On his deathbed, his father urges Clark to become a powerful force for good as Superman.
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Superman Returns to Krypton (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Swami Riva [Dan Rivers]; Jor-El; Lara
Synopsis
Superman tails Lois as she investigates Swami Riva. When the swami hexes Superman, he appears to weaken, and the swami begins to sell his ability to hex Superman to members of the underworld. Superman traces the gem in the swami's turban to a meteorite, then follows the path of the meteorite back in time and across space to the planet Krypton, which he surveys as a phantom. He learns how Jor-El failed to convince his people of their impending down and sent his son to Earth where he was adopted by the elderly Kents. Superman returns to the present and puts Swami Riva out of business.
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Superboy Meets Supergirl! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
William Woolfolk
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [also as Clark Kent]; Queen Lucy [also as Lucy Regent]; Duke Norvello; Elena
Synopsis
Queen Lucy of Borgonia enrolls in school in Smallville incognito, where her athletic ability and intelligence alienate her from all of the students except Clark Kent. When she helps Superboy stop some thieves, the mayor asks her to appear in a benefit with Superboy as Supergirl where Superboy makes it appear that she can perform the same sort of feats that he can. Lucy is kidnapped back to Borgonia by Duke Norvello who attempts to discredit her in the eyes of her people. Superboy arrives and reveals Duke Norvello's duplicity and Lucy takes her place as queen of her people.
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Indexer Notes

Inking ID from Bob Hughes; credited to John Sikela on item.

Opponents (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray (#43 & 47); John Sikela (#57); Wayne Boring (#112)
Inks
Fred Ray (#43 & 47); John Sikela (#57); Stan Kaye (#112)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; The Prankster; Mr. Mxyztplk
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction to this segment of the book which features the Superman's classic vilains from the 1940's.

[Superman Meets the Ultra-Humanite] (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Cassidy
Inks
Paul Cassidy?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; City Inspector Hughes; Lyons; Ultra-Humanite
Synopsis
While investigating the collapse of a subway tunnel Superman encounters the Ultra-Humanite, a bald, evil genius bent on world domination.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title from table of contents. Art credited to "Joe Shuster, Paul Cassidy, and Paul J. Lauretta" on item.

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

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; General Lupo; Lex Luthor (no first name given in this story)
Synopsis
While on assignment with Lois Lane as Clark Kent, Superman investigates the conflict between Galonia and Toran and finds munitions manufacturer Luthor behind it. When Lois is kidnapped and taken to Luthor's colossal dirigible, Superman follows and puts an end to Luthor and the war.
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The Terrible Toyman (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel]
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster]
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; The Toyman
Synopsis
The Toyman uses toys to commit two robberies. But after Superman foils his third robbery, The Toyman snatches Lois Lane and is about to kill her with poisonous dolls, when Superman discovers his hidden lair, frees Lois, and turns The Toyman over to the police.
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Indexer Notes

Credits changed to match credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

Journey into Ruin (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Ira Yarbrough
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Wilbur Wolfingham; Gloria Partridge; Taylor Baldwin; John Armitage; ex-Senator Trent; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Wilbur Wolfingham plots to swindle several wealthy people by convincing them that he can put them in suspended animation for 25 years, then revive them in a fantastic future world with their youth intact. When Wolfingham knocks out his clients for what should only be a few hours, Superman intervenes and puts Wolfingham out too, then creates a fake Metropolis of the future, racked by poverty and despair. Superman explains to Wolfingham and his marks that because people did not strive to create a better world, it fell into ruin. When they see the error of their ways, Superman reveals his ruse.
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Indexer Notes

Inks credit from GCD index of original printing; inks credited to Stan Kaye on item.

The Mxyztplk-Susie Alliance! (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyztplk; Susie; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Lois thinks Superman is making Susie's fibs come true again, but Susie is actually telling the truth about things Mr. Mxyztplk is doing. Superman prevents any real damage from Mr. Mxyztplk's tricks until he can get him to say his name backwards and return to his own dimension.
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The American Way (Table of Contents: 18)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring (Action #93 & 105); Fred Ray (Superman #18); Jack Burnley (Superman #24)
Inks
Stan Kaye (Action #93 & 105); Fred Ray (Superman #18); Jack Burnley (Superman #24)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Superman; Santa Claus
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction to this segment of the book which features Superman stories that reflect the American spirit.

America's Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Sam Citron
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Colonel McNab; Lieutenant-General Bullitt; General Armor; General Starrett
Synopsis
Superman participates in war games, but proves that America's secret weapon is the courage of the common soldier.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Jack Burnley
Letters
Joe Shuster?; Jack Burnley?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Superman fails his army physical when he reads the eye chart in the adjoining room.
Reprints
  • from the Superman newpaper strip (February 16-19, 1942)

[How Superman Would End the War] (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Adolf Hitler; Josef Stalin
Synopsis
If Superman actually existed, he would snatch Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin and bring them to trial at the League of Nations.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title from table of contents.

The Superman Story! (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Joey Crane; Jack Donovan; Mart Lane; Horace Mills
Synopsis
Perry White assigns several reporters to follow a day in the life of Superman and compete for the best story. Young photographer Joey Crane asks to go along, but always remains a step behind Superman and the other reporters. But Joey wins the competition as he is able to capture the effect Superman's good deeds have on the people he helps.
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Christmas 'Round the World (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Pablo; Mai-Ling; Jon Bjornsen; Eric Bjornsen; Ed; George; Chief Kukulak; Li-Tan; Tashya Vatkoff; Sonya Vatkoff; Ivan Vatkoff; Boris Vatkoff; Hans Vroom; Juan
Synopsis
As Superman reunites refugees with their families all over the world, he witnesses many different ways of celebrating Christmas.
Reprints

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

Superman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Superman's attempt to help out a private with his mess duty backfires.
Reprints
  • from Fort Meade Post (August 13, 1943)

Biographies (Table of Contents: 25)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Martin O'Hearn; Joe Desris; Jerry Bails
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman in the Forties
    Superman
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. When the World Needed a Champion, Superman Showed Us What One Looked Like
  5. 4. Milestones
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  8. 7. Lois Lane Loves Clark Kent
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  10. 9. The Origin of Superman
    Superman
  11. 10. Superman Returns to Krypton
    Superman
  12. 11. Superboy Meets Supergirl!
    Superboy
  13. 12. Opponents
  14. 13. [Superman Meets the Ultra-Humanite]
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  16. 15. The Terrible Toyman
    Superman
  17. 16. Journey into Ruin
    Superman
  18. 17. The Mxyztplk-Susie Alliance!
    Superman
  19. 18. The American Way
  20. 19. America's Secret Weapon!
    Superman
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  22. 21. [How Superman Would End the War]
    Superman
  23. 22. The Superman Story!
    Superman
  24. 23. Christmas 'Round the World
    Superman
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  26. 25. Biographies
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Stangas
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