([May] 2007)

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Volume
5
Price
49.99 USD; 60.99 CAD
Pages
236
On-sale Date
2007-03-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Archive Editions
ISBN
1-4012-1188-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401211882 54999
Editing
Scott Nybakken

Issue Notes

Color reconstruction by Jamison.
Black and White reconstruction by Rick Keene.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

[Action Comics #69] (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Prankster
Reprints

The Lost-and-Found Mystery! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel ? (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; G. Clamm; J. Roger; Prankster; Jitters; Scriber
Synopsis
Clark and Lois are mystified by ads in the Daily Planet offering huge sums of money for the recovery of lost items. But Superman gets involved when Lois disappears, thanks to the Prankster!
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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).

[Action Comics #70] (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
safes

Superman Takes a Holiday! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Pete Riss [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Thinker
Synopsis
A new villain, the Thinker, continues to outwit the Man of Tomorrow...until Superman decides to leave for a vacation and allows Clark Kent to take over for him!
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Indexer Notes

Pencils previously credited to Sam Citron. Based on Martin O’Hearns blog:
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/04/millie-model-by-ken-bald-and-pe...,
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/pete-riss-mahunter.html, and
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html, and comparing this story to Citron’s known work on Classics Illustrated 10 [HRN 140] and the DC Mr. District Attorney series, this art credit has been changed to Pete Riss. Writer and pencil credits confirmed from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

[Action Comics #71] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
graffiti

Valentine Villainy! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Betty Roxmore; Hugo Bayliss; Count D'Ort; Spike; Leek; Paddy
Synopsis
Superman and Jimmy have much the same problem: what to buy their respective girlfriends for Valentine's Day.
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Keywords
Valentine's Day

[Action Comics #72] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Superman and the Super-Movers! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Grogan; Mr. Bixley; Oberleutnant Karl Brumer; Joe Drew; Mr. Sniggle
Synopsis
Superman compares himself to construction workers and heavy crane operators as he helps the owners of "Super Movers" against a rival, who is trying to buy the owner out in order to use the business as a front for robbery.
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[Action Comics #73] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
cuckoo clocks

The Hobby Robbers! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Pete Riss [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Detective-Inspector Hogan; Jonathan Spence; Jesse Martin; Hobby-Napper [Lucius Spruce]; Mooch; Dipper
Synopsis
Clark investigates a series of robberies involving people's hobbies and those items being held for ransom, but when it is revealed that Kent's hobby is collecting clocks, Superman must step in "in time" to save the collection.
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Indexer Notes

Pencils previously credited to Sam Citron. Based on Martin O’Hearns blog:
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/04/millie-model-by-ken-bald-and-pe...,
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/pete-riss-mahunter.html, and
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html, and comparing this story to Citron’s known work on Classics Illustrated 10 [HRN 140] and the DC Mr. District Attorney series, this art credit has been changed to Pete Riss. Writer and pencil credits confirmed from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

[Action Comics #74] (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bertha Bigge
Reprints
Keywords
cattle

Courtship of Adelbert Dribble! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Adelbert Dribble; Bertha Bigge; Turtle Baxter
Synopsis
Adelbert Dribble traps Superman in order to pose as him and win the affections of his one and true love...but he gets more than he bargained for!
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[Action Comics #75] (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
racing; turtles

Aesop's Modern Fables (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Johnny Aesop
Synopsis
An escaped prisoner named Johnny Aesop, ribbed when he was younger about his last name, decides to commit crimes based on the ancient fables to gain wealth and notoriety.
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[Action Comics #76] (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
Japanese army; motorcycles; swords

A Voyage to Destiny! (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Matt Carson; Roger Carson; Brad Hale; Black Patch
Synopsis
Young Roger Carson is told on his father's death bed that he will inherit his father's fortune IF he will take that ship and follow the same course his father had before him that earned him all those riches. He does, not realizing that he will soon run afoul of Black Patch, a man that once lost an eye to Roger's father during a fight!
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Indexer Notes

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

[Action Comics #77] (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Prankster
Reprints
Keywords
bridges

The Headline Hoax! (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Amos Amster; Thomas Todd; Milton Marsden; Killer Kronk; Joe; Prankster
Synopsis
The Prankster disguises himself as a blind news dealer and manufactures Daily Planet headlines to con certain people so that he can make a profit off of them!
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Indexer Notes

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

[Action Comics #78] (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Sergei
Reprints
Keywords
chefs

The Chef of Bohemia! (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Sergei; Biff Condor
Synopsis
Ex-pug Biff Condor, losing money from renting a spot to a small businessman in a prosperous nightclub area, seeks to oust the man any way possible in order to attract a newer tenant who will pay a higher rent.
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[Action Comics #79] (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; J. Wilbur Wolfingham
Reprints
Keywords
counting sheep; dreaming

The Golden Fleece! (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; J. Wilbur Wolfingham
Synopsis
When Wilbur Wolfingham brings his crooked "rags to riches" scheme to Metropolis, Lois decides to reveal his antics and prove to him that "in the end, his schemes only hurt himself"!
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[Action Comics #80] (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyztplk
Reprints

Mr. Mxyztplk Returns! (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Mxyztplk
Synopsis
When unusual and weird things begin affecting Clark Kent, there is only one answer for it: that imp from another dimension has returned, and that means more headaches for the Man of Tomorrow!
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[Action Comics #81] (Table of Contents: 28)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Baby New Year; Father Time
Reprints
Keywords
holidays; New Year's Eve

Fairyland Isle! (Table of Contents: 29)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; John Nicholas; Jason; Ted; Ned; Fancy Dan
Synopsis
John Nicholas' dream of building "Fairyland Isle", whose admission is absolutely free to kids, seems not to be ready for the Christmas season opening until Santa 'Superman' Claus steps in to make it a reality. Open it does, but the dis-inherited heirs of the man who provided their playland provide their share of sabotage.
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Keywords
Christmas; holidays

[Action Comics #82] (Table of Contents: 30)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
birds; eagles

The Water Sprite! (Table of Contents: 31)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Nellie Thornley; Water Sprite [Kenneth Darby]
Synopsis
Superman investigates the allegations of a young woman about the existence of a "water sprite", all a hoax to keep the authorities from discovering cheap materials that had been used in building a dam.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947). Alvin Schwartz used the name Vernon Woodrum for his comics work.

[Action Comics #83] (Table of Contents: 32)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Hocus; Pocus
Reprints
Keywords
stage magic

Hocus & Pocus...Magicians by Accident! (Table of Contents: 33)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Hocus [Doc]; Pocus [Flannelhead]; Hijack Dorley
Synopsis
A pair of would-be magicians believe they have magicial powers, and a crime boss sees them 'perform', intending on using those abilities for make him some quick illegal cash!
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[Action Comics #84] (Table of Contents: 34)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
roller skating

Tommy Gets a Zero! (Table of Contents: 35)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joseph Greene [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Tommy Allen; Miss Mentor; Lame Brain Looie; Dapper
Synopsis
Tommy's teacher assigns a Saturday essay for each class member, although Tommy believes his will be the most boring in class because nothing in his life ever happens that is exciting. That is, until he meets Superman!
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[Action Comics #85] (Table of Contents: 36)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
saw mills

The Puzzle in Jade! (Table of Contents: 37)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Toyman
Synopsis
When reports of toy ships attacking freighters comes across the desk of reporter Clark Kent, he suspects that it's all a plot of recent prison escapee, the Toyman.
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Indexer Notes

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

Biographies (Table of Contents: 38)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Biographies for Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Wayne Boring, Jack Burnley, Don Cameron, Sam Citron, Ed Dobrotka, Joe Greene, Stan Kaye, George Roussos, Alvin Schwartz, John Sikela, and Ira Yarbrough.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 39)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring; Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyztplk
Editing
Related Scans
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Foreword
  5. 4. [Action Comics #69]
    Superman
  6. 5. The Lost-and-Found Mystery!
    Superman
  7. 6. [Action Comics #70]
    Superman
  8. 7. Superman Takes a Holiday!
    Superman
  9. 8. [Action Comics #71]
    Superman
  10. 9. Valentine Villainy!
    Superman
  11. 10. [Action Comics #72]
    Superman
  12. 11. Superman and the Super-Movers!
    Superman
  13. 12. [Action Comics #73]
    Superman
  14. 13. The Hobby Robbers!
    Superman
  15. 14. [Action Comics #74]
    Superman
  16. 15. Courtship of Adelbert Dribble!
    Superman
  17. 16. [Action Comics #75]
    Superman
  18. 17. Aesop's Modern Fables
    Superman
  19. 18. [Action Comics #76]
    Superman
  20. 19. A Voyage to Destiny!
    Superman
  21. 20. [Action Comics #77]
    Superman
  22. 21. The Headline Hoax!
    Superman
  23. 22. [Action Comics #78]
    Superman
  24. 23. The Chef of Bohemia!
    Superman
  25. 24. [Action Comics #79]
    Superman
  26. 25. The Golden Fleece!
    Superman
  27. 26. [Action Comics #80]
    Superman
  28. 27. Mr. Mxyztplk Returns!
    Superman
  29. 28. [Action Comics #81]
    Superman
  30. 29. Fairyland Isle!
    Superman
  31. 30. [Action Comics #82]
    Superman
  32. 31. The Water Sprite!
    Superman
  33. 32. [Action Comics #83]
    Superman
  34. 33. Hocus & Pocus...Magicians by Accident!
    Superman
  35. 34. [Action Comics #84]
    Superman
  36. 35. Tommy Gets a Zero!
    Superman
  37. 36. [Action Comics #85]
    Superman
  38. 37. The Puzzle in Jade!
    Superman
  39. 38. Biographies
  40. 39. [Back Cover]
    Superman
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