(1983)

Crown Publishers, 1983 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
15.95 USD
Pages
392
On-sale date
1983
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Crown Publishers, Inc.
Brand
Crown
ISBN
0-517-55100-4 Search at WorldCat
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color
color cover; color and black and white interior
Dimensions
7.75" x 9.5"
Paper Stock
white matte; some glossy
Binding
hardcover with dust jacket
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Reprints of various Superman stories mostly in black and white.
Revision of Superman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown Publishers, Inc., 1971 series).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Superman figure)
Inks
Dick Giordano (Superman figure)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

Small reproductions of various covers on front and back covers.

Foreword (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Jenette Kahn
Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 8 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

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

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?; Jack Adler ? (original colorist)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles

Indexer Notes

In color.

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

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

Pencils
Leo O'Mealia
Inks
Leo O'Mealia
Colors
?
Letters
?; Joe Shuster (logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In color.

Superman in the 1930s (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils
Joe Shuster; Fred Guardineer
Inks
Joe Shuster; Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Superman in the 1940s (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
  • US from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #4 (Spring 1940), #7 (November-December 1940), #12 (September-October 1941), #14 (January-February 1942), #17 (July-August 1942), #18 (September-October 1942), #19 (November-December 1942), #20 (January-February 1943), #22 (May-June 1943), #23 (July-August 1943), #25 (November-December 1943), #26 (January-February 1944), #29 (July-August 1944), #32 (January-February 1945), #38 (January-February 1946), #41 (July-August 1946), #45 (March-April 1947), #50 (January-February 1948)

[Two page origin of Superman] (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Ma (Mary) Kent (introduction, death); Pa Kent (introduction, death)
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

Indexer Notes

In color.

[Revolution in San Monte pt I] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[Revolution in San Monte pt II] (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[Luthor's Earthquake Machine] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[The Sky Sub] (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
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[The Machinations of The Light] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Leo Nowak
Inks
Leo Nowak
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[Superman versus The Archer] (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Leo Nowak
Inks
Leo Nowak
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
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How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane (Table of Contents: 14)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
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Man or Superman (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 7 deleted. Original page numbering remains, 1-6 and 8-13.

Case of the Funny Paper Crimes (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka ?
Inks
John Sikela
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Superman, Matinee Idol (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster (pencil layouts); Ed Dobrotka (finished pencils)
Inks
John Sikela
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cut: page 11 panel 3 and page 12 panel 2. On the splash page, the original Siegel & Shuster byline has been replaced with a circle stating "Our Very First Imaginary Story."

America's Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk! (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster ?; Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Ira Yarbrough
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Mr. Mxyztplk (introduction)
Reprints

Lois Lane, Superwoman! (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The reprint is taken from a British reprint that had some changes, such as guineas instead of dollars.

The Battle of the Atoms! (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White
Reprints

Superman in the 1950s (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Superman in the 1960s (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Black Magic on Mars (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints
Keywords
Martians

The Girls in Superman's Life! (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
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The Terrible Trio! (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Toyman; Prankster
Reprints

The Girl in Superman's Past (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris (Introduction); Lois Lane
Synopsis
Superman recalls his college romance with Lori Lemaris, a mermaid from sunken Atlantis.
Reprints

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 28)

Supergirl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, origin); Zor-El (introduction, flashback); Miss Hart (introduction); Superboy (on a poster)
Synopsis
Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.
Reprints

The Super-Duel in Space (Table of Contents: 29)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Brainiac (Introduction); Lois Lane; Koko; Kimda; Martha Kent (cameo); Jonathan Kent (cameo)
Synopsis
While on an experimental rocket, Clark and Lois encounter the alien Brainiac, who plans to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth and then use them to repopulate his planet. Superman gets inside Brainiac’s ship when the villain snatches Metropolis and there finds a bottle with the Kryptonian city of Kandor. He enters the bottle and with the help of a scientist there restores the cities of Earth while Brainiac lies in suspended animation for his trip home. Because there is not enough power to restore Kandor, Superman places the city in his Fortress, as Brainiac rockets away empty-handed.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Indexer Notes

First Kandor (bottle city).

How Luthor Met Superboy! (Table of Contents: 30)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Kal-El, a.k.a. Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor (origin); Krypto; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang
Synopsis
Young Lex and Superboy start out as friends, but after Superboy accidentally destroys Luthor's laboratory and accidentally causes Lex to lose his hair, Luthor vows revenge.
Reprints

The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman (Table of Contents: 31)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Lexor.

Superman in the 1970s (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Superman in the 1970s (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

The Origin of Superman! (Table of Contents: 34)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell; Carmine Infantino (plot)
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (Layouts); Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Editorial Advisor, original); E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor, original); Sol Harrison (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El, aka Clark Kent] (origin); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Superman's origin is retold.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Infantino plot credit is dubious. This origin is based strongly on the corresponding story in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #53 (1948).

In color; the story was originally printed in black and white, with shading. The art on all pages was extended on the edges (not by the original artists) to widen them for reprinting in Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-31 (1974); that's why many captions are not left-aligned.

The Pied Piper of Steel (Table of Contents: 35)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Morgan Edge; Cy Harkin
Reprints

Superman, You're Dead...Dead...Dead (Table of Contents: 36)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; George Custer
Reprints

Superman in the 1980s (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #322; from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #323; from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #340; from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #344; from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #363; from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #508

The Miraculous Return of Jonathan Kent (Table of Contents: 38)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Secret World of Jonathan Kent (Table of Contents: 39)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
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Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Foreword
  3. 2. Introduction
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  6. 5. Superman in the 1930s
    Superman
  7. 6. Superman in the 1940s
    Superman
  8. 7. [Two page origin of Superman]
    Superman
  9. 8. [Revolution in San Monte pt I]
    Superman
  10. 9. [Revolution in San Monte pt II]
    Superman
  11. 10. [Luthor's Earthquake Machine]
    Superman
  12. 11. [The Sky Sub]
    Superman
  13. 12. [The Machinations of The Light]
    Superman
  14. 13. [Superman versus The Archer]
    Superman
  15. 14. How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane
    Superboy
  16. 15. Man or Superman
    Superman
  17. 16. Case of the Funny Paper Crimes
    Superman
  18. 17. Superman, Matinee Idol
    Superman
  19. 18. America's Secret Weapon!
    Superman
  20. 19. The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk!
    Superman
  21. 20. Lois Lane, Superwoman!
    Superman
  22. 21. The Battle of the Atoms!
    Superman
  23. 22. Superman in the 1950s
    Superman
  24. 23. Superman in the 1960s
    Superman
  25. 24. Black Magic on Mars
    Superman
  26. 25. The Girls in Superman's Life!
    Superman
  27. 26. The Terrible Trio!
    Superman
  28. 27. The Girl in Superman's Past
    Superman
  29. 28. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  30. 29. The Super-Duel in Space
    Superman
  31. 30. How Luthor Met Superboy!
    Superboy
  32. 31. The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman
    Superman
  33. 32. Superman in the 1970s
    Superman
  34. 33. Superman in the 1970s
    Superman
  35. 34. The Origin of Superman!
    Superman
  36. 35. The Pied Piper of Steel
    Superman
  37. 36. Superman, You're Dead...Dead...Dead
    Superman
  38. 37. Superman in the 1980s
    Superman
  39. 38. The Miraculous Return of Jonathan Kent
    Superman
  40. 39. The Secret World of Jonathan Kent
    Superman
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