([August] 2005)

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Volume
4
Price
19.99 USD; 26.99 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale date
2005-08-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
1-4012-0455-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401204556 51999; 761941245973 00111
Editing
Robert Greenberger (senior editor, collected edition)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Squarebound; Trade Paperback
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
Tanya Horie; Richard Horie
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Rampage [Kitty Faulkner]; Krypto; Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El] (Pocket Universe); Brainiac 5; Chemo; Mammoth

Superman: The Man of Steel Volume Four (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Erik Larsen; Jerry Ordway
Inks
Dick Giordano; Jerry Ordway; Karl Kesel
Colors
Anthony Tollin; ?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

The title page is illustrated with an image of Superman taken from the last panel on page 9 of Adventures of Superman (DC, 1987 series) #431. The following two-page credits spread has two illustrations of Superman. The first (on the left-hand page) is taken from the cover of Adventures of Superman (DC, 1987 series) #430, and the second is from the second panel on page 12 of issue #431.

Superman or Superboy? (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Erik Larsen
Inks
Bob Lewis
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

The introduction is illustrated by an image of Superman taken from the third panel of page 19 of Adventures of Superman (DC, 1987 series) #431. The text explains how the importance of Superboy to the Legion of Super-Heroes required a "fix" to make the Legion compatible with the post-Crisis Superman, who had never been a Superboy.

Rampage! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Michael Carlin; Andrew Helfer

Job Number
G-3136
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Rampage [Kitty Faulkner; aka Karen Lou Faulkner] (first appearance; origin); Lois Lane; Dr. Tom Moyers (first appearance); Captain Maggie Sawyer; Dan Turpin; Allie; Martin
Synopsis
When an experiment explodes, Kitty Faulkner becomes Rampage.
Reprints

Homeward Bound! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Albert DeGuzman
Editing
Mike Carlin; Andy Helfer

Job Number
G-3140
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Perry White; Cat Grant; Green Lantern Corps (cameo); Rampage (cameo); Dave; Fearsome Five [Gizmo [Mikron O'Jeneus]; Mammoth [Baran Flinders]; Shimmer [Selinda]; Deuce (also a member of The Circle); Charger (also a member of The Circle)]
Synopsis
Clark is having a hard time reconciling his personal life with his private life. His Superman persona is interfering with his job and causes him to miss his parent's 49th wedding anniversary party.
Reprints

Better Dying Through Chemistry (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman; Metal Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Michael Carlin; Andrew Helfer

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Platinum [Tina]; Tin]; Lois Lane; Doc Magnus [Will Magus]; Mr. Lydecker; Negative Woman (flashback; cameo); Chemo
Synopsis
When Clark Kent accidentally falls in a vat of chemicals, a new Chemo is born.
Reprints

A Twist in Time (Table of Contents: 6)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Greg LaRocque
Inks
Mike DeCarlo; Arne Starr (ink assist)
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Karen Berger

Job Number
G-3052
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Blok; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Lightning Lass; Mon-El [also as Bob Cobb]; Polar Boy; Sun Boy; Ultra Boy]; Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El] (Pocket Universe); Night Girl; Circadia Senius; Lana Lang (Pocket Universe); Pete Ross (Pocket Universe); Police Chief Parker (Pocket Universe); Martha Kent (Pocket Universe); Jonathan Kent (Pocket Universe); Mr. Jones (Pocket Universe); Time Trapper
Synopsis
After Cosmic Boy learned that history had changed and Superman had never been Superboy, the Legion attempts to travel through time to confront the Time Trapper but instead end up in Superboy's time.
Reprints

Future Shock! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Michael Carlin; Andrew Helfer

Job Number
G-3158
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Blok; Brainiac 5; Cosmic Boy (flashback); Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Lightning Lad (flashback); Mon-El [as Bob Cobb] (flashback); Saturn Girl (flashback); Sun Boy; Ultra Boy (flashback)]; Night Girl (flashback); Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El] (Pocket Universe); Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Pete Ross (Pocket Universe; flashback); Police Chief Parker (Pocket Universe; flashback); Time Trapper (flashback); Fatal Five (cameo); Legion of Super-Villains (cameo)
Synopsis
The Legion meets a Superman who never lived life as Superboy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The 4 members of the Legion correspond to the members of the Fantastic Four: Sun Boy (Human Torch), Blok (Thing), Invisible Kid (Invisible Girl), and Brainiac 5 (Mr. Fantastic).

Past Imperfect (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman; Superboy / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne (figure inks); Keith Williams (background inks)
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Michael Carlin; Andy Helfer

Job Number
G-3228
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Blok; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid II [Jacques Foccart]; Sun Boy]; Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El] (Pocket Universe); Pete Ross (Pocket Universe); Martha Kent (Pocket Universe); Jonathan Kent (Pocket Universe); Krypto (Pocket Universe); Time Trapper
Synopsis
Superman encounters the inhabitants of Superboy's Smallville and battles Superboy himself, while the Time Trapper explains how and why he created the Pocket Universe.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The existence of the pre-Crisis Superboy/Legion stories are reconciled with the current Superman continuity.

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Solid black page

The Greatest Hero of Them All (Table of Contents: 10)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Greg LaRocque
Inks
Mike DeCarlo; Arne Starr (ink assist)
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Karen Berger

Job Number
G-3063
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Blok; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Cosmic Boy; Dawnstar; Dream Girl; Element Lad; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Lightning Lass; Magnetic Kid; Mon-El; Phantom Girl; Polar Boy; Quislet; Saturn Girl; Sensor Girl; Shadow Lass; Shrinking Violet; Sun Boy; Tellus; Timber Wolf; Ultra Boy; White Witch; Wildfire]; Night Girl; Superboy (Pocket Universe) (dies); Lana Lang (Pocket Universe); Pete Ross (Pocket Universe); Martha Kent (Pocket Universe); Jonathan Kent (Pocket Universe); Lightning Lad (cameo); Bouncing Boy (cameo); Duo Damsel (cameo); Star Boy (cameo); Matter-Eater Lad (cameo); Time Trapper
Synopsis
The death of Superboy.
Reprints

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

solid black page

They Call Him-- Doctor Stratos (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Erik Larsen
Inks
India Inc. [John Beatty (pages 21, 22); Dick Giordano (pages 9, 16); Karl Kesel (Pages 3, 7, 12, 13); Bob Lewis (pages 15, 19); Jerry Ordway (page 18); P. Craig Russell (pages 1, 2, 6, 8); Bob Smith (pages 10, 11, 14); Robert Ian (pages 4, 5); Bill Wray (page 17, 20)]
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Job Number
G-3207
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lois Lane; Cat Grant; President Ronald Reagan; Nancy Reagan; Vice-President George Bush; Premier Mikhail Gorbachev; Eddie; Gopher; Dr. Stratos [Constantine] (first appearance); Emil Markos (dies); Marianne; Hodor; The McGuffin Mob (first appearance)
Synopsis
Superman battle Dr. Stratos, a man who thinks he's a god, and who currently has control over the world's weather.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits acknowledge special thanks to Len Wein. Inking credits from the letters page of original issue.

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

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

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?

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

Superman Versus the Legion of Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Blok; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Sun Boy]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #249.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Jerry Ordway [as Da Ordster] (signed)
Inks
Jerry Ordway [as Da Ordster] (signed)
Colors
?

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chemo is Back!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Chemo (shaped like Superman); Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Platinum; Tin]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Smallville isn't big enough for the both of us, Superman!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superboy (Pocket Universe); Legion of Super-Heroes [Bloc; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid II [Jacques Foccart]; Sun Boy]; Krypto
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Legion of Super-Heroes / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Lightle (signed)
Inks
Steve Lightle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy (Pocket Universe); Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Ultra Boy]; Night Girl
Reprints

The Greatest Hero of Them All (Table of Contents: 20)

Legion of Super-Heroes / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Inks
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Colors
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy (Pocket Universe); Legion of Super-Heroes
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers are blank.

Superman and Superboy? (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman: The Man of Steel Volume Four
  3. 2. Superman or Superboy?
    Superman
  4. 3. Rampage!
    Superman
  5. 4. Homeward Bound!
    Superman
  6. 5. Better Dying Through Chemistry
    Superman; Metal Men
  7. 6. A Twist in Time
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. Future Shock!
    Superman
  9. 8. Past Imperfect
    Superman; Superboy
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. The Greatest Hero of Them All
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. They Call Him-- Doctor Stratos
    Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  15. 14. Superman Versus the Legion of Super-Heroes!
    Superman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  18. 17. ["Chemo is Back!"]
    Superman; Metal Men
  19. 18. ["Smallville isn't big enough for the both of us, Superman!"]
    Superman; Superboy
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  21. 20. The Greatest Hero of Them All
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
  23. 22. Superman and Superboy?
    Superman
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