Superman: Birthright [First Printing]
([September] 2005)

DC, 2005 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.99 USD; 26.99 CAD
Pages
308
On-sale Date
2005-09-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
1-4012-0252-7; 978-1-4012-0252-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401202521 51999
Editing
Eddie Berganza (editor - original series); Tom Palmer Jr. (associate editor - original series); Robert Greenberger (senior editor - collected edition)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Indexed from a second printing.

Entire series presented as single story without chapter titles, etc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]
Reprints

Introduction (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Alfred Gough; Miles Millar
Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Dedication (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Mark Waid; Leinil Francis Yu; Gerry Alanguiilan
Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jor-El; Lara; Kal-El [Clark Kent]; Kobe Asuru; Abena Asuru
Synopsis
Kal-El is rocketed to Earth from the dying planet Krypton by his loving parents. 25 years later, as Clark Kent, he is in West Africa trying to find himself.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 16 & 17 of the original story removed from this reprinting.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent [Kal-El]; Kobe Asuru; Abena Asuru; Saye Kebile; Pa Kent [Jonathan Kent]; Ma Kent [Martha Kent]; Lana Lang (photo)
Synopsis
Clark gets involved in a tribal conflict and then returns to Smallville.
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Indexer Notes

The Kryptonian speech bubbles on page 4 and 5 all translate as "KRYPTONIAN GIBBERISH" or a shortened version of this.

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

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent; Ma Kent [Martha Kent]; Pa Kent [Jonathan Kent]
Synopsis
Clark’s search for an identity alienates his father.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Quentin Galloway; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Clark’s interview for a job at The Daily Planet is interrupted and he glimpses an old friend.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Dr. Chun
Synopsis
Clark is surprised to meet up with Lex Luthor and Lois gives him his new working name. Later, Lex visits his compound searching for evidence of extraterrestrial life and considers an artifact of alien origin.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lex Luthor; Bonnie Nathan
Synopsis
Clark is surprised to find out that Lex does not remember him or Smallville when he is summoned to Luthor’s office to hear his theory that Superman is an alien.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Ma Kent [Martha Kent]; Pa Kent [Jonathan Kent]; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Superman is lured to an emergency and feels a familiar weakness. Later, discussing the incident with his parents, the Kents remember Lex’ troubled childhood, as Lex ponders the results of his experiment with a mineral and attempts to discover an alien society.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent [Kal-El]; Pa Kent [Jonathan Kent]; Ma Kent [Martha Kent]; Lex Luthor; Lana Lang; Paul Cho; Roland McGinley; Jacob Stewart; Jack Targoni; Emma Cameron
Synopsis
The Kents continue to recall Lex’s childhood as Lex provides evidence of an alien armada headed towards Earth with the same crest Superman wears.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Ma Kent [Martha Kent]; Pa Kent [Jonathan Kent]; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Lex reveals Clark’s Kryptonian heritage and vulnerability to Kryptonite as the Kryptonian invasion appears to begin.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lex Luthor; Van-Gar
Synopsis
Superman fights the first attack of Kryptonians, but Van-Gar announces the Kryptonian declaration of full-scale war.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Van-Gar; Jimmy Olsen; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Superman tells Lois that the invasion is a hoax perpetrated by Lex. While Superman faces Luthor’s fake Kryptonians, Lois tries to pull the plug on the operation.
Reprints

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

Superman / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor; Van-Gar [John Hargerfort]; Jor-El; Lara; Perry White
Synopsis
Superman takes the fight to Lex and learns the fate of his parents and Krypton.
Reprints

Covers (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original series cover art presented three covers to a page.

Reimagining the Man of Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 16)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Leinil Francis Yu
Inks
Gerry Alanguilan
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

An outline of Mark Waid's proposal for the series illustrated with concept art.

Biographies (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Introduction
  3. 2. Dedication
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  16. 15. Covers
    Superman
  17. 16. Reimagining the Man of Tomorrow
  18. 17. Biographies
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