(2006)

Price
14.95 USD; 19.95 CAD
Pages
212
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Sterling
ISBN
1-4027-3786-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781402737862 51495
Editing
Peter Poplaski; Dave Schreiner; Christopher Couch

Issue Notes

Editor credits from index of Superman: The Sunday Classics (Kitchen Sink; DC, 1998 series) #1, of which this item is generally a reprint. All creator credits for story sequences from Bob Hughes' index of that item. Numerical references in those credits are to page numbers, not strip numbers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Peter Poplaski
Inks
Peter Poplaski
Colors
Peter Poplaski

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover.

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

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Peter Poplaski (signed)
Inks
Peter Poplaski (signed)
Colors
?

Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover and first page.

Superman: Sunday Classics, Strips 1-183 · 1939-1943 (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Indexer Notes

Title page.

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

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

Pencils
Peter Poplaski (signed)
Inks
Peter Poplaski (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

Publishing data page.

Contents (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Letters
Typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 5)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
Joe Shuster (illustrations #1, 4, 6); Paul Cassidy (illustration #2, 5); Wayne Boring (illustration #3); Peter Poplaski (signed, illustration #7)
Inks
Joe Shuster (illustrations #1, 4, 6); Paul Cassidy (illustration #2, 5); Wayne Boring (illustration #3); Peter Poplaski (signed, illustration #7)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes illustrations taken from from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #1 (illustration #1), #27 (illustration #2), #26 (illustration #3), #23 (illustration #4), #28 (illustration #5), and from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #1 (illustration #6).

Superman: The Sunday Classics (Table of Contents: 6)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Interior title page.

The Man of Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Rocketed from the dying planet Krypton as an infant, Clark Kent becomes a crusading journalist and "champion of the helpless and oppressed" as Superman.
Reprints
  • from 11/5/39 Sunday Strip
Keywords
Krypton

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the concept of the Superman strip, including brief retelling of origin, explanation of powers, explanation of dual identity, and introduction of Lois Lane, girl reporter.

Twenty Four Hours to Ruin (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mike Hensely; Lem Marston; Luke Conway; Nita Marston
Synopsis
Superman protects a lumberman from sabotage.
Reprints
  • from 11/12/39-12/31/39 Sunday strips
Keywords
Daily Planet; Daily Star

Indexer Notes

Kent is at the Daily Star on 11/12/39, at the Daily Planet 12/03/39 (which may be first mention of Daily Planet).

Mindless Slaves of Dr. Grout (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Paul Cassidy; Paul Lauretta ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mrs. Jasper; Mr. Benson; Emil Rajek; Dr. Grout; Gov. Carling
Synopsis
Superman investigates a work camp as Clark Kent, and discovers that the workers are being brainwashed into becoming assassins.
Reprints
  • from 1/7/40-2/11/40 Sunday strips

Giants of Doom Valley (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Lauretta ?
Inks
Paul Lauretta ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; John Carrington; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Clark and Lois accompany an archaeologist investigating a cavern that leads to an underground civilization of giants.
Reprints
  • from 2/18/40-3/10/40 Sunday strips

Assassins and Spies (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Wayne Boring (21,28); Paul Cassidy (22-7, 29-32)
Inks
Paul Lauretta ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Paul Ragart
Synopsis
Superman protects writer Paul Ragart, representative of peace-loving Carolia, which is being invaded by totalitarian Bangol. At the same time, as Clark Kent, he and Lois raise money for Carolian defense efforts, while dealing with Bangolian spies and saboteurs.
Reprints
  • from 3/17/40-6/2/40 Sunday strips
Keywords
Bangol; Carolia

Indexer Notes

Story includes first mention of Morning Pictorial, a rival Metropolis newspaper.

The Chosen (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Cassidy (33-7); Wayne Boring (38-40)
Inks
Paul Lauretta ? (33-37); Don Komisarow ? (38-40)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Henry Ronldson; Lamite; Grizzack; Matilda; Lois Lane
Synopsis
When interviewing financier Henry Ronaldson as Clark Kent, Superman stumbles on a cabal of men, called "The Chosen," who are being forced to amass wealth for the mysterious figure known as the Lamite.
Reprints
  • from 6/9/40-7/28/40 Sunday strips

Indexer Notes

Daily Planet editor George Taylor is identified for the first time in this sequence.

The Dangerous Inheritance (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Wayne Boring (41-2,45-53); Leo Nowak (43,44)
Inks
Don Komisarow ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Silas Pierce; Henry Thibault; Lafe Kram
Synopsis
Lois inherits a large tract of land, but Silas Pierce is determined Lois never see it.
Reprints
  • from 8/4/40-10/27/40 Sunday strips

The Bandit Robots of Metropolis (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Don Komisarow ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey
Synopsis
When robot bandits invade Metropolis and demand tribute, Superman must find the robots' lair and rescue Lois.
Reprints
  • from 11/3/40-12/22/40 Sunday strips

Luthor, Master of Evil (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Don Komisarow ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Luthor
Synopsis
Lois goes out to get the story when a hurricane hits Metropolis and Superman must rescue her. But while out, they witness cars, unaffected by the great winds, driven by men looting the city. The cars lead back to Lex Luthor, who offers Superman a trade: Lois' freedom in exchange for Superman's life.
Reprints
  • from 12/29/40-3/9/41 Sunday strips

Death Race (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Wayne Boring (73-82); Jack Burnley (83-87)
Inks
Leo Nowak (73-82); Jack Burnley (83-87)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Gregg Kenney; Mr. Barton; Pete Parker; Sgt. Casey; Molly Chalmers
Synopsis
When Gregg Kenney can't seem to finish a race, Clark and Lois investigate to find out whether the problem is alcohol or sabotage.
Reprints
  • from 3/16/41-6/22/41 Sunday strips

The Committee for a New Order (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Hugh Martin; Kopak
Synopsis
When the Committee for a New Order announces their plans to bring down American democracy, Lois and Clark are joined by g-man Hugh Martin in their investigation. Lois is kidnapped by the group in an effort to trap Clark. Clark and Hugh come to her rescue, but are subdued by the group. The leader of the group, Kopak, turns on the fascists, steals the money they have collected, leaves the group members and Clark and Hugh to die, and excapes with Lois in tow. Superman saves Lois and turns Kopak over to the authorities.
Reprints
  • from 6/29/41-12/07/41 Sunday strips

Destroy All Trucks (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Leo Nowak; Paul Cassidy
Inks
Paul Cassidy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Andrew Morgan; Jack Phillips; Nancy Talbot; Albert Reynolds; Grant Astair
Synopsis
Someone is sabotaging the Peerless Trucking Company. The suspects are the general manager with the convict past, the heiress majority owner, her fiance, and the owner of a rival trucking company.
Reprints
  • from 12/14/41-3/22/42 Sunday strips

The Image (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Cassidy
Inks
Paul Cassidy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Laurel Amour; The Image [Angus Calhoun]; Alan Pryor; Tom Phelps
Synopsis
The Image steals jewels when projecting duplicates of things or himself to confuse his victims, then sells the items back to their owners. When the Image kidnaps Lois for a shield, Superman must save Lois and figure out which image is the real Image.
Reprints
  • from 3/29/42-5/3/42 Sunday strips

Arson Evidence (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Cassidy
Inks
Ed Dobrotka ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Don Chalmers; Tom Jenks; Sam Murray; Percival "Spike" Mason; Charlie Cook
Synopsis
Feeling responsible for the conviction of Tom Jenks for arson, Superman uncovers the real culprit.
Reprints
  • from 5/10/42-7/12/42 Sunday strips

The Champion of Democracy (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
John Sikela ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Survivor of the exploded planet Krypton, Superman fights evil-doers while maintaining the identity of Clark Kent, reporter.
Reprints
  • from 7/19/42-7/26/42 Sunday strips

Indexer Notes

A retelling of the Superman origin for new readers. The final panel sets up the situation for the following story.

The Superman Truck (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
John Sikela; Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Bill Gracy; Grant Merrill; James Gordon [James Carson]
Synopsis
Clark and Lois are assigned to do a story on the army's new Superman Truck, and Superman ends up protecting it from saboteurs.
Reprints
  • from 8/2/42-11/8/42 Sunday strips

Indexer Notes

The character James Gordon is called James Carson in the second half of this sequence.

The Blaze (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring; Leo Nowak (161-3)
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; The Blaze [Hal R. Kennedy]; Dr. Wilhelm; John Gregg
Synopsis
Superman puts out a fire on a liner carrying prisoners of war home to America, then must confront a firebug in the north woods, and finds the two incidents connected.
Reprints
  • from 11/15/42-1/24/43 Sunday strips

Indexer Notes

The story ends with Superman addressing the audience and urging them to conserve lumber for the war effort.

Hollywood Victory Caravan (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Tom Gregory; Irma Forsythe; Jim Mason; Bob Franklin
Synopsis
Clark and Lois accompany a troop of Hollywood actors as they travel to raise money for the war effort. But when Nazi sabotage strikes them at every turn, suspicions turn toward the members of the troop themselves.
Reprints
  • from 1/31/43-5/9/43 Sunday strips

Cadet Training (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Dave Cooper
Synopsis
Superman helps Dave Cooper get serious about preparing to become an air corps cadet.
Reprints
  • from 5/16/43-6/20/43 Sunday strips

How Would Superman End World War II? (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Adolf Hitler; Josef Stalin
Synopsis
Imagines how Superman would end the war by gathering up Hitler and Stalin and presenting them to the League of Nations.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Originally published as a two-page spread 'drawn especially for' the February 27, 1940 issue of Look magazine." Re-formatted as four pages (plus chapter title page) for this volume. In two colors (red & black).

Superman Pinup (Table of Contents: 27)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Ad from Des Moines Register promoting Superman Sunday strip. Sequence title from contents.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Peter Poplaski (signed)
Inks
Peter Poplaski (signed)
Colors
?

Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

On last page and inside back cover. Same image as at front of book.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Superman: Sunday Classics, Strips 1-183 · 1939-1943
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Contents
  6. 5. Introduction
  7. 6. Superman: The Sunday Classics
  8. 7. The Man of Tomorrow
    Superman
  9. 8. Twenty Four Hours to Ruin
    Superman
  10. 9. Mindless Slaves of Dr. Grout
    Superman
  11. 10. Giants of Doom Valley
    Superman
  12. 11. Assassins and Spies
    Superman
  13. 12. The Chosen
    Superman
  14. 13. The Dangerous Inheritance
    Superman
  15. 14. The Bandit Robots of Metropolis
    Superman
  16. 15. Luthor, Master of Evil
    Superman
  17. 16. Death Race
    Superman
  18. 17. The Committee for a New Order
    Superman
  19. 18. Destroy All Trucks
    Superman
  20. 19. The Image
    Superman
  21. 20. Arson Evidence
    Superman
  22. 21. The Champion of Democracy
    Superman
  23. 22. The Superman Truck
    Superman
  24. 23. The Blaze
    Superman
  25. 24. Hollywood Victory Caravan
    Superman
  26. 25. Cadet Training
    Superman
  27. 26. How Would Superman End World War II?
    Superman
  28. 27. Superman Pinup
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
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