([December] 2003)

DC, 2003 Series
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Volume
2
Price
19.95 USD; 30.95 CAD
Pages
228
On-sale Date
2003-10-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
1-4012-0005-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941236988 00111
Editing
Andy Helfer (credited as Andrew Helfer) (editor - original series); Robert Greenberger (credited) (senior editor - collected edition)

Issue Notes

Collects:
Superman (DC, 1987 series) #1-3
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #584-586
Adventures of Superman (DC, 1987 series) #424-426
and pages from Who's Who: Update '87 (DC, 1987 series) #1, 3-4

Third printing available December 11, 2013 (per comiclist.com).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Darkseid; Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Perry White; Professor Emil Hamilton; Metallo
Reprints

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
Terry Austin (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration from Superman #3.

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

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, indicia, and publisher information, includes illustrations from Action Comics #584 and #585.

Reinventing the Wheel (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
Terry Austin (credited); Dick Giordano (credited); John Byrne
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited); ?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is no doubt in my mind that Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, is the greatest comic book character of all time.
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lex Luthor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction by Marv Wolfman, includes illustrations from Action Comics #585, Superman #3, and Superman #2 cover.

Heart of Stone (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
Terry Austin (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-2828
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lois Lane; VILLAINS: Metallo (origin, first post-crisis appearance); Lex Luthor; Pearl
Synopsis
Metallo is badly beating Superman... and then he mysteriously disappears.
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Squatter (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-2826
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Teen Titans [Changeling [Gar Logan]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Jericho [Joseph Wilson]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]]; Carol Samuels (first appearance); Colette; VILLAINS: David Gunderson; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
David Gunderson uses a mind-transfer device on Superman, leading to a battle with the Teen Titans.
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The Secret Revealed! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
Terry Austin (credited); Keith Williams (credited) (background inks)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-2906
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Amanda McCoy; Ms. Dunlop; Ms. Poole; Mr. Happersen; Dr. Kelley; VILLAINS: Lex Luthor; Metallo; Mr. Jenner (dies); Mr. Breen (dies)
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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Man O' War! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman (credited)
Pencils
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Inks
Mike Machlan (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-2827
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lois Lane; Lucy Lane; Sam Lane (first post-crisis appearance); Elinore Lane (first post-crisis appearance); Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Cat Grant [Catherine Grant] (first appearance); Mr. Johnson; Officer McGregor; Bill Henderson (first post-crisis appearance); Professor Emil Hamilton (first appearance); VILLAINS: Lex Luthor; Lilya; The Freedom League; Abu
Synopsis
Superman fights some terrorists. Luthor develops a serum that will help Lois' sick mother, which she can have if she goes on a date with him.
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Going the Gauntlet (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman (credited)
Pencils
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-2863
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Charles Wilkerson (dies); Madeline Wade; Henry Wyatt; VILLAINS: Professor Emil Hamilton; Lex Luthor; The Freedom League
Synopsis
Professor Hamilton uses his invention on Superman to prove that it works, but threatens innocent people in the process.
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And Graves Give Up Their Dead ... (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko ? (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-2862
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Phantom Stranger; Arathaza [Barb Kowaleski] (first appearance)
Synopsis
The Phantom Strangers enlists Superman to help defeat a creature created by the Serabite Stone.
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Legends from the Darkside (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
Terry Austin (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-2955
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Phantom Stranger; Lois Lane; Hunger Dogs; Amazing Grace; VILLAINS: Darkseid; G. Gordon Godfrey; Mr. Grist; Para-Demons; Shock Troops; Pacifier; CAMEOS: Highfather; Orion; Lightray; Metron; Mr. Miracle; Big Barda; Forever People [Serifan; Beautiful Dreamer; Mark Moonrider; Vykin the Black; Big Bear]; Desaad; Kalibak; Virman Vundabar; Granny Goodness; Kanto; Glorious Godfrey; Steppenwolf
Synopsis
Darkseid sends his omega beams after Superman, only to receive Clark Kent instead. Disappointed, Darkseid throws Clark to... the Hunger Dogs.
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Indexer Notes

LEGENDS cross-over, chapter 17; the previous chapter, Warlord (DC, 1976 series) #115, is unrelated to this story. Story is continued in ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (DC, 1987 series) #426. Debut of Amazing Grace, who is identified in the next story.

From the Dregs (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman (credited); Jerry Ordway (credited) (co-plot); John Byrne (credited) (co-plot)
Pencils
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman (credited)

Job Number
G-2966
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; New Gods [Highfather; Lightray; Orion]; Hunger Dogs; Graggin; Rono; VILLAINS: Darkseid; Amazing Grace; Para-Demons
Synopsis
Amazing Grace tricks Superman into joining the wrong side of the revolution.
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Indexer Notes

LEGENDS cross-over, chapter 18. Story continues from SUPERMAN (DC, 1987 series) #3 and continues in ACTION COMICS (DC, 1938 series) #586.

The Champion (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited)
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-2935
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; New Gods [Lightray; Orion]; Hunger Dogs; VILLAINS: Darkseid; Amazing Grace; Granny Goodness
Synopsis
Orion and Lightray attempt to free Superman from Darkseid's control.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

LEGENDS cross-over, chapter 19. Story is continued from ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (DC, 1987 series) #426.

[Superman #1] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's your first issue, Superman --And it could be your last!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Metallo
Reprints

[Superman #2] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent [Superman; Kal-El]; Lex Luthor; Amanda McCoy
Reprints

[Superman #3] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[Adventures of Superman #424] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Alex Jay (logo design); ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints
Keywords
World Trade Center

Indexer Notes

Cover art is an homage to the cover of Superman (DC, 1939 series) #14. Logo design credit from Todd Klein.

[Adventures of Superman #425] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors
?

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

[Adventures of Superman #426] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Para-Demons; Hunger Dogs
Reprints

[Action Comics #584] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein (logo design); ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Man of Steel is out for blood --
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Teen Titans [Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Changeling [Gar Logan]]; David Gunderson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein via http://kleinletters.com/.

[Action Comics #585] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Phantom Stranger
Reprints
Keywords
cemeteries; graveyards; tombstones

[Action Comics #586] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Lois Lane (Table of Contents: 22)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Doug Moench (contributing writer); John Ostrander (contributing writer); Barbara Kesel (contributing writer); Bob Rozakis (contributing writer); Len Wein (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited, signed)
Inks
John Byrne (credited, signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane
Reprints

Amazing Grace (Table of Contents: 23)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); John Ostrander (contributing writer); Barbara Kesel (contributing writer); Bob Rozakis (contributing writer); Len Wein (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited, signed)
Inks
John Byrne (credited, signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazing Grace
Reprints

Krypton and Kryptonite (Table of Contents: 24)

Who's Who / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Todd Klein (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); John Ostrander (contributing writer); Bob Rozakis (contributing writer); Len Wein (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
John Byrne (credited)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton; Kryptonite

Metallo (Table of Contents: 25)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Doug Moench (contributing writer); John Ostrander (contributing writer); Barbara Kesel (contributing writer); Bob Rozakis (contributing writer); Len Wein (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited, signed)
Inks
John Byrne (credited, signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Todd Klein (logo design); typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Metallo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein via http://kleinletters.com/.

A New Era for the Man of Steel! (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne (credited); Jerry Ordway
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); Jerry Ordway
Colors
Tom Ziuko (credited)
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from Action Comics #584. Also includes reproduction of the cover of the first volume in this series.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Reinventing the Wheel
  5. 4. Heart of Stone
    Superman
  6. 5. Squatter
    Superman
  7. 6. The Secret Revealed!
    Superman
  8. 7. Man O' War!
    Superman
  9. 8. Going the Gauntlet
    Superman
  10. 9. And Graves Give Up Their Dead ...
    Superman
  11. 10. Legends from the Darkside
    Superman
  12. 11. From the Dregs
    Superman
  13. 12. The Champion
    Superman
  14. 13. [Superman #1]
    Superman
  15. 14. [Superman #2]
    Superman
  16. 15. [Superman #3]
    Superman
  17. 16. [Adventures of Superman #424]
    Superman
  18. 17. [Adventures of Superman #425]
    Superman
  19. 18. [Adventures of Superman #426]
    Superman
  20. 19. [Action Comics #584]
    Superman
  21. 20. [Action Comics #585]
    Superman
  22. 21. [Action Comics #586]
    Superman
  23. 22. Lois Lane
    Who's Who
  24. 23. Amazing Grace
    Who's Who
  25. 24. Krypton and Kryptonite
    Who's Who
  26. 25. Metallo
    Who's Who
  27. 26. A New Era for the Man of Steel!
    Superman
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