(September 10, 1998)

Published in English (United States) United States
 
Volume
?
Price
7.95 USD
Pages
?
Indicia frequency
?
On-sale date
1998-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
ISBN
?
Barcode
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
High quality coated stock
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
One-shot

Issue Notes

On the occasion of the release of the Superman postage stamp, the USPS released an entire reprint of Action Comics #1. The reprint had an additional outer cover (half-sized) that carried an example of the stamp with a first day of issue endorsement. Originally issued sealed in a clear wrapper.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
Jack Adler (see notes)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles

Indexer Notes

In Alter Ego #56 (Feb. 2006), in an interview with Adler, he reports that he painted the colors on the engraving plates for this story. Info added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).
Error Report #2990 by Mike DeLisa states the following: "Cover was not by Shuster, actually by unknown member of DC staff based on one interior panel. Coloring was not by Jack Adler; Adler states that the work was done by DC staff. My source is the Court record and decision, which includes affidavits from Siegel, Shuster, and Adler."
Superman/Batman #41 indentifies bystander on cover as Rick Radomski of Radomski Hardware. Though this takes place during a dream sequence, the name could be considered canon.

[The Coming of Superman] (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (unnamed); Lois Lane; Daily Star; Evelyn Curry; Bea Carroll (villain); Butch Matson (villain); Senator Barrows (villain); Alex Greer (villain)
Synopsis
Superman delivers a witness to the governor to stop an execution, then stops a wife-beater. Later Superman, as Clark Kent, goes out with Lois, but she earns the wrath of Butch Matson and Superman must save her. Finally, Clark is assigned a story on the South American republic of San Monte. He heads to Washington DC to find out who is behind Senator Barrows pushing legislation which will embroil the United States in a war in Europe by grabbing lobbyist Alex Greer and scaring the truth out of him.
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Table of Contents
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    Superman
  2. 1. [The Coming of Superman]
    Superman
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