Superman #423 [Direct]
(September 1986)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume
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Price
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
?
On-sale date
1986-05-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Julius Schwartz
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from DC Releases #28.


Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan [as Swanderson] (signed)
Inks
Murphy Anderson [as Swanderson] (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bizarro; Prankster; Toyman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallos; Legion of Super-Heroes (obscured)
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Indexer Notes

Cover art is an homage to the cover of Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1.
Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Superman in Superman (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
S-4826
Synopsis
Recapping the Superman series from it's early days to this, the final issue.
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Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers.

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Perez
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
S-4617
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane Elliot; Tim Crane; Jonathan Elliot; Jimmy Olsen; Bizarro; Lana Lang; Pete Ross (deceased); Prankster; Toyman [Winslow Schott]; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallo; Perry White; Alice White; Krypto; Kryptonite Man; Legion of Super-Heroes [Supergirl; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]]
Synopsis
Tim Crane interviews Lois Lane Elliot about Superman’s final days on the 10th anniversary of his disappearance. Lois relates how Bizarro suddenly became murderous, then the Toyman and the Prankster attacked revealing Superman’s secret identity, and finally a group of Metallos attacked the Daily Planet. In response, Superman took his closest friends to the Fortress of Solitude for protection. As, Brainiac took over Luthor's body and recruited the Kryptonite Man, the Legion of Super-Heroes accompanied by Supergirl visited Superman and presented him with a statuette.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in ACTION COMICS #583. Script, pencils, and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (20 August 2007)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman in Superman
  3. 2. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
    Superman
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