([October] 2000)

DC, 2000 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.95 USD; 31.00 CAD
Pages
228
On-sale date
2000-10-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
1-56389-638-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
?
Editing
Michael Wright (Editor, Collected Edition); Nick J. Napolitano (Assistant Editor, Collected Edition)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
squarebound; trade paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
Digital Chameleon
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane
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Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

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?
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Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

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Script
Christopher Reeve
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Lex Luthor; Superman

Indexer Notes

Illustrations taken from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #233 (Superman vignettes) and from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #248 (Lex Luthor vignette).

The Big Battles (Table of Contents: 4)

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Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; Rich Buckler; Curt Swan
Inks
Dan Adkins; Dick Giordano; Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Superman; Wonder Woman; Uncle Sam; Captain Marvel; Mary Marvel; Supergirl; The Flash; Batman
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Make Way for Captain Thunder! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Captain Thunder [also as Willie Fawcett]; Merokee; Monster League of Evil; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Willie Fawcett finds himself lost in Superman's universe and that whenever he changes into his super-powered alter ego of Captain Thunder he becomes evil. Superman helps him figure out the way to return ot his universe and shake the evil influence of the Monster League of Evil.
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Judge, Jury...and No Justice! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman Vs. Superboy / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Superboy; Pete Ross; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Lana Lang (cameo); Steve Lombard (cameo)
Synopsis
Superman is surprised by an attack from Superboy -- actually Pete Ross who has used both a time-traveling machine and a mind-transfer machine to draw Superboy into the future and switch minds with him -- who puts Superman on trial before his own friends, accusing Superman of allowing his son Jon Ross to be taken by aliens. When the jury refuses to convict Superman, Pete prepares to execute him. But back in Smallville, Superboy, in Pete's body, has broken loose and summoned Krypto. Krypto attacks Pete and frees Superman, and Pete and Superboy are restored to their proper bodies.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues from DC Comics Presents (1978 series) #13 and concludes in DC Comics Presents (1978 series) #25, neither of which are reprinted in this volume.

The Villains (Table of Contents: 7)

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Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Neal Adams (Action 466 & Superman 249); Ross Andru (Action 491)
Inks
Neal Adams (Action 466 & Superman 249); Dick Giordano (Action 491)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Superman; The Flash; Batman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Hawkman; Terra-Man
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The Man Who Murdered the Earth (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Superman; The Galactic Golem; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Luthor gathers galactic matter to create The Galactic Golem, whose desire for hyper-stellar energy leads him into conflict with Superman. After Superman allows Luthor to believe that their conflict has destroyed all civilization, and The Galactic Golem has turned on Luthor, Luthor works with Superman to distract the creature off the planet.
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The Man Who Murdered Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Morgan Edge; Steve Lombard; Brainiac
Synopsis
As WGBS employess picket outside the building, they witness a mirror image of the Metorpolis skyline descending from the sky. When Superman investigates, he finds Brainiac, who announces that when the mirror image meets the real skyline, the latter will explode. With the aid of WGBS, Superman convinces Brainiac that his plot has succeeded and that he is mad with rage. With the advantage of his sanity and Brainiac's misunderstanding of the situation, Superman is able to turn the tables on Brainiac and send him off into deep space.
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The Challenge of Terra-Man (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Terra-Man
Synopsis
The appearance of a stagecoach on the streets of Metropolis heralds the arrival of Terra-Man, a character seemingly from a spaghetti western, yet with super-scientific weapons. Superman must contain Terra-Man while dealing with a kryptonian condition known as birth-spells which effects the metabolism of Kryptonians every six years on their Kryptonian birthdays.
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Indexer Notes

Story includes pastiches of Archie and Edith Bunker from TV's All in the Family.

The Parasite's Power Play! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; The Parasite; Brainiac (statue); Mr. Mxyzptlk; Terra-Man; Josh Coyle; Dan Reed; Steve Lombard; Cathi
Synopsis
At the Superman Museum, The Parasite intentionally bumps into Lex Luthor in order to steal his voice and command ability. When Superman is knocked down by Luthor's weapons under the control of The Parasite, Luthor transfers Superman's life-force into the Superman statue made from an asteroid that sits outside the museum. The statue knocks The Parasite out of his hovercraft and catches him. When the Parasite tries to drain the powers of the statue, The Parasite's power is drained instead.
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Superman the Movie (Table of Contents: 12)

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Script
Mark Waid
Letters
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The Cast of Characters (Table of Contents: 13)

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Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Nick Cardy; Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; Dick Giordano
Inks
Nick Cardy; Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

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The Newsboy Legion (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Al Plastino (some Superman heads)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (Original Editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (Original Assistant Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Newsboy Legion [Gabby, Jr.; Tommy; Flipper-Dipper; Scrapper, Jr.; Big Words]; Morgan Edge (first appearance); Superman; The Outsiders; Yango
Synopsis
Jimmy Olsen's new boss Morgan Edge assigns Jimmy to do a story on the Newsboy Legion and their Whiz Wagon which leads him to the mysteries of the Wild Area and the Outsiders and their leader Yango. Jimmy is joined there by Superman, after he survives an assassination attempt on Clark Kent by Inter-Gang, directed by Morgan Edge.
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Indexer Notes

Most Superman heads are redrawn by Al Plastino.

I Am Curious (Black)! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Benny the Beret; Dave Stevens
Synopsis
In order to do a story on the African-American community in Metorpolis, Lois uses a Kryptonian machine to make herself appear African-American. Thus disguised she enters the community and shares some of its everyday experiences with a woman in a tenement slum and an activist on the streets.
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Who Was That Dog I Saw You with Last Night? (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Krypto; Chelsea; The Mindbreaker
Synopsis
While Superman and Lois enjoy a date, Krypto, who has lost his memories, encounters a dog named Chelsea. When Lois passes out, Superman takes her to a hospital and is spied by Krypto, whose memories flood back. Superman and Krypto trace the gas that knocked out Lois to a gang of thieves using blue smoke-bombs to cover their robberies. When they put a stop to the gang, Lois reaffirms her love for Superman, but Chelsea is not as comfortable with a super-powered suitor.
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Classic Tales (Table of Contents: 17)

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Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (Superman 238); Bob Oksner (Superman 298 & 300)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (Superman 238); Bob Oksner (Superman 298 & 300)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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Superman Breaks Loose (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Morgan Edge; Sand Superman
Synopsis
A scientific experiment turns all the kryptonite on Earth to iron, as Clark Kent moves from newspaper to television journalism.
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Must There Be a Superman? (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Guardians of the Universe; Green Lantern [Katma Tui]; Mr. Harley; Manuel; Juan
Synopsis
The Guardians of the Universe tell Superman that his actions may be impeding the progress of the human race. While Superman considers what they said, he gets involved in the problems in a migrant camp.
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I Can't Go Home Again! (Table of Contents: 20)

The Private Life of Clark Kent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent; Pete Ross
Synopsis
When the plans for a new highway go right through the Kent home in Smallville, Clark returns for one last visit. Pete Ross sees Clark and recalls how he recommended the highway be put through the Kent home to destroy any remaining evidence of Clark's double identity there. But once he meets up with Clark and realizes Clark has taken care of the evidence and wishes to keep his childhood home, he regrets the decision. Clark leads Pete to "discover" Native American artifacts near the Kent property, which necessitates diverting the highway and saves the Kent home.
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Superman Takes a Wife! (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-L; also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane (of Earth-2); Colonel Future; The Wizard; Jimmy Olsen (of Earth-2); George Taylor; Suzie Tompkins; Lucille Tompkins
Synopsis
On Earth-2 in the 1950's, Colonel Future teams with The Wizard to make Superman cease to exist. Clark Kent, with no memory of his career as Superman, continues the fight against crime as a crusading reporter. His new boldness attracts the attention of Lois, and they marry. When Clark does not realize that Captain Future’s gang has made an attempt on his life, Lois begins to suspect again that Clark is Superman. She seeks out the Wizard, who had claimed responsibility for Superman's disappearance. The Wizard restores Superman, who resumes his career, and re-affirms his marriage vows with Lois.
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Indexer Notes

Colonel Future is named after writer Edmond Hamilton and in tribute to the pulp character he wrote, Captain Future.

Contributors (Table of Contents: 22)

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Script
Jerry Bails; Paul Kupperberg; Richard Morrissey; Mark Waid
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Kal-El

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #300.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. The Big Battles
  6. 5. Make Way for Captain Thunder!
    Superman
  7. 6. Judge, Jury...and No Justice!
    Superman Vs. Superboy
  8. 7. The Villains
  9. 8. The Man Who Murdered the Earth
    Superman
  10. 9. The Man Who Murdered Metropolis!
    Superman
  11. 10. The Challenge of Terra-Man
    Superman
  12. 11. The Parasite's Power Play!
    Superman
  13. 12. Superman the Movie
  14. 13. The Cast of Characters
  15. 14. The Newsboy Legion
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  16. 15. I Am Curious (Black)!
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  17. 16. Who Was That Dog I Saw You with Last Night?
    Superman
  18. 17. Classic Tales
  19. 18. Superman Breaks Loose
    Superman
  20. 19. Must There Be a Superman?
    Superman
  21. 20. I Can't Go Home Again!
    The Private Life of Clark Kent
  22. 21. Superman Takes a Wife!
    Superman
  23. 22. Contributors
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