(1987)

DC, 1987 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
15.95 USD; 19.95 CAD
Pages
340
On-sale date
1989-04-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
0-930289-39-0 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Mike Gold (co-editor); Robert Greenberger (co-editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dean Motter (signed)
Inks
Dean Motter (signed)
Colors
Dean Motter (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman

The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Title page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Dedication page.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (Superman illustration)
Inks
? (Superman illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Superman

The Origins of Superman (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
? (Superman illustration)
Inks
? (Superman illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

John Byrne describes the development of the Superman legend.

Gathering the Greatest (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Mike Gold
Pencils
? (Superman illustration)
Inks
? (Superman illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Mike Gold discusses the process of choosing the stories and the participants.

[Superman versus Luthor] (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster]
Inks
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster]
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Luthor; George Taylor; Professor Martinson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credited to Joe Shuster on item. Title from Table of Contents.

[Superman versus the Archer] (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Leo Nowak [ghosting for Joe Shuster]
Inks
Leo Nowak [ghosting for Joe Shuster]
Colors
Liz Berube
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Archer [Quigley]; Jimmy Olsen (last name not yet used); Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credited to Joe Shuster on item. Story title from Table of Contents. Jimmy's hair inconsistently colored in this printing, though primarily red. Blonde in original.

[What If Superman Ended the War?] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Superman; Adolf Hitler; Josef Stalin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title from Table of Contents. The book incorrectly dates this reprint as 1943. This feature appeared in the 27 February 1940 issue of Look magazine. It was originally in 3-colors (black, white, and red). Thanks to Denys Howard and Michael Feldman for this information (August 2004).

The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster ?; Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Ira Yarbrough
Colors
Michele Wolfman
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyztplk; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
An imp from another dimension plagues Superman with practical jokes until he can make him say his name backwards.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credited to John Sikela on item.

The Origin of Superman! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Lex Luthor (cameo); John Kent (1st named, flashback); Mary Kent (flashback)
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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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited on item; art credited to Wayne Boring on item.

The Girl of Steel; (The Three Magic Wishes part 1) (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Super-girl; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1 (Part 1) of 3 part story. Only first part title is listed in Table of Contents.

The Lost Super-Powers; (The Three Magic Wishes part 2) (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2 (Part 2) of 3 part story. Only first part title is listed in Table of Contents.

Superman's Return to Krypton; (The Three Magic Wishes part 3) (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El; Lara; Kil-Lor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 (Part 3) of 3 part story. Only first part title is listed in Table of Contents.

Clark Kent's College Days (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman; Untold Tales of Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Thaddeus V. Maxwell
Synopsis
Superman recalls his college days, particularly the professor who tried to scientifically prove that Clark Kent was Superboy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited on item.

The Super-Key to Fort Superman (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Batman; Joker (trophy)
Synopsis
Someone has broken into Superman's Fortress of Solitude, so Superman searches the place for clues.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude (intro); green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Jerry Coleman not credited on item; Wayne Boring credited for inks on item.

The Amazing Bizarro; (The Boy of Steel versus the Thing of Steel part 1) (Table of Contents: 16)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro; Prof. Dalton; Martha Kent; Hiram; Hilda; Melissa
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1 of a 3 part story. Only Chapter 3 title listed in Table of Contents.

The Runaway Super-Creature; (The Boy of Steel versus the Thing of Steel part 2) (Table of Contents: 17)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro; Prof. Dalton; Martha Kent; Melissa
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2 of a 3 part story. Only Chapter 3 title listed in Table of Contents.

The Battle with Bizarro; (The Boy of Steel versus the Thing of Steel part 3) (Table of Contents: 18)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro; Melissa
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 of a 3 part story. Only Chapter 3 title listed in Table of Contents.

The Girl from Superman's Past! (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
Nansi Hoolahan
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Superman recalls his college romance with Lori Lemaris, a mermaid from sunken Atlantis.
Reprints

Krypton Lives On; (Superman's Other Life part 1) (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Jor-El; Lara; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Zal-El; Xan-Du; Krypto
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "Superman's Other Life".

Futuro, Super-Hero of Krypton; (Superman's Other Life part 2) (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Futuro [Xan-Du]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Krypto; Jor-El; Lara; Zal-El
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "Superman's Other Life".

The Superman of Two Worlds; (Superman's Other Life part 3) (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Futuro [Xan-Du]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jor-El; Lara; Zal-El; Krypto
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "Superman's Other Life".

The Night of March 31st (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing credited to Otto Binder on item.

The Great Boo-Boo Contest (Table of Contents: 24)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lists some of the many intentional "boners" in the preceding story.

Lex Luthor, Hero! (The Death of Superman part 1) (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
Bill Wray
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; Bizarro (cameo; flashback)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inking credited to George Klein on item. Chapter 1 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "The Death of Superman".

Luthor's Super-Bodyguard! (The Death of Superman part 2) (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
Bill Wray
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Supergirl; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inking credited to Gerge Klein on item. Chapter 2 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "The Death of Superman".

The Death of Superman! (The Death of Superman part 3) (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
Bill Wray
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Lucy Lane; Lori Lemaris; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Linda Lee [Supergirl]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Aquaman; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Wonder Woman; Flash [Barry Allen]; Lana Lang; Krypto; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]; Superman robots; Van-Zee; Sylvia; Lex Luthor
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Indexer Notes

Inking credited to George Klein on item. Chapter 3 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "The Death of Superman".

The Titanic Twins! (The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! part 1] (Table of Contents: 28)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Shelly Eiber
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lana Lang; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Supergirl; Brainiac
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue".

The Anti-Evil Ray! (The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue part 2] (Table of Contents: 29)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Shelly Eiber
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac; Supergirl; Lori Lemaris; Krypto; Fidel Castro; Lex Luthor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue".

The End of Superman's Career! (The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue part 3) (Table of Contents: 30)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein; Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois and Lana figures pages 1, 3-7)
Colors
Shelly Eiber
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Supergirl; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy]; Lex Luthor; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Comet; Lucy Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
In an imaginary novel, the Supermen marry Lois Lane and Lana Lang. Jimmy Olsen marries Lucy Lane. Mr. Mxyzptlk reforms.
Reprints
Keywords
imaginary; New Krypton

Indexer Notes

Kurt Schaffenberger inks uncredited on item. Chapter 3 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue".

The Forever People (Table of Contents: 31)

Forever People / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta; Al Plastino (Superman touch-ups)
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Characters
Forever People [Vykin; Big Bear; Serifan; Mark Moonrider; Beautiful Dreamer]; Infinity Man; Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Bobby; Laurie; Rocky; Darkseid
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Indexer Notes

Originally titled "In Search of a Dream!"

Must There Be a Superman? (Table of Contents: 32)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Guardians of the Universe; Green Latern [Katma Tui]
Reprints

For the Man Who Has Everything... (Table of Contents: 33)

Superman / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Dave Gibbons

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Lyla Lerrol Kal-El (in Superman's mind); Allura Zor-El (in Superman's mind); Van-El (in Superman's mind); Orna-El (in Superman's mind); Kara Zor-El (in Superman's mind); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Jor-El (in Superman's mind); Lor-Em (in Superman's mind); Dax-Ar (in Superman's mind); Mongul; Thomas Wayne (cameo, in Batman's mind); Martha Wayne (cameo, in Batman's mind); Joe Chill (cameo, in Batman's mind); Jax-Ur (as a picture on a handout, in Superman's mind); Brainiac (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Bolphunga The Unrelenting (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Adam Strange (cameo, in Mongul's mind); A Guardian of the Universe (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Hyanthis (cameo, in Mongul's mind); A Branx warrior (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Martian Manhunter (cameo, in Mongul's mind)
Synopsis
Wonder Woman, Batman, and Robin arrive at the Fortress of Solitude to celebrate Superman's birthday, but find him under the thrall of a flower called the Black Mercy, a gift from Mongul. Under its control, Superman experiences his greatest desire, life on an unexploded Krypton. While Wonder Woman fights with Mongul, Batman and Robin remove the flower from Superman, and after it briefly attaches to Batman, Robin puts it on Mongul, trapping him in dreams of his own greatest desire.
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The Secret Revealed (Table of Contents: 34)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Petra Scotese
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Amanda McCoy; Ms. Dunlop; Ms. Poole; Mr. Happersen; Dr. Kelley; Lex Luthor; Metallo; Mr. Jenner; Mr. Breen
Synopsis
Lex Luthor uses every method available to him to learn the connection between Clark Kent and Superman, including drugging Ma and Pa Kent and torturing Lana Lang. The computer calculates that Clark Kent is Superman, which Lex feels is illogical, and so he has the computer data deleted and Amanda McCoy is fired.
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End Notes (Table of Contents: 35)

Superman / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Greenberger
Pencils
? (Superman illustration)
Inks
? (Superman illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Robert Greenberger discusses some of the stories that didn't quite make the cut.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Table of Contents
  5. 4. The Origins of Superman
    Superman
  6. 5. Gathering the Greatest
    Superman
  7. 6. [Superman versus Luthor]
    Superman
  8. 7. [Superman versus the Archer]
    Superman
  9. 8. [What If Superman Ended the War?]
    Superman
  10. 9. The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk
    Superman
  11. 10. The Origin of Superman!
    Superman
  12. 11. The Girl of Steel; (The Three Magic Wishes part 1)
    Superman
  13. 12. The Lost Super-Powers; (The Three Magic Wishes part 2)
    Superman
  14. 13. Superman's Return to Krypton; (The Three Magic Wishes part 3)
    Superman
  15. 14. Clark Kent's College Days
    Superman; Untold Tales of Superman
  16. 15. The Super-Key to Fort Superman
    Superman
  17. 16. The Amazing Bizarro; (The Boy of Steel versus the Thing of Steel part 1)
    Superboy
  18. 17. The Runaway Super-Creature; (The Boy of Steel versus the Thing of Steel part 2)
    Superboy
  19. 18. The Battle with Bizarro; (The Boy of Steel versus the Thing of Steel part 3)
    Superboy
  20. 19. The Girl from Superman's Past!
    Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman
  21. 20. Krypton Lives On; (Superman's Other Life part 1)
    Superman
  22. 21. Futuro, Super-Hero of Krypton; (Superman's Other Life part 2)
    Superman
  23. 22. The Superman of Two Worlds; (Superman's Other Life part 3)
    Superman
  24. 23. The Night of March 31st
    Superman
  25. 24. The Great Boo-Boo Contest
  26. 25. Lex Luthor, Hero! (The Death of Superman part 1)
    Superman
  27. 26. Luthor's Super-Bodyguard! (The Death of Superman part 2)
    Superman
  28. 27. The Death of Superman! (The Death of Superman part 3)
    Superman
  29. 28. The Titanic Twins! (The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! part 1]
    Superman
  30. 29. The Anti-Evil Ray! (The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue part 2]
    Superman
  31. 30. The End of Superman's Career! (The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue part 3)
    Superman
  32. 31. The Forever People
    Forever People
  33. 32. Must There Be a Superman?
    Superman
  34. 33. For the Man Who Has Everything...
    Superman
  35. 34. The Secret Revealed
    Superman
  36. 35. End Notes
    Superman
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