The Man of Steel #1 [Standard Cover - Direct]
(October 1986)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-weekly
On-sale date
1986-06-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Andrew Helfer
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
limited series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?; Alex Jay (logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

Indexer Notes

This cover depicts the explosion of Krypton.

Logo design credit from Todd Klein.

[The Man of Steel] (Table of Contents: 1)

Meanwhile... / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Giordano
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dick Giordano discusses the new direction for Superman.

Prologue: From Out the Green Dawn... (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-2725
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jor-El (post-Crisis intro); Lara (post-Crisis intro); Kelex (intro); Kelor; Kal-El (as baby, post-Crisis intro)
Synopsis
Lara and Jor-El discuss their unborn son, and how Jor-El intends to protect him. As Krypton begins its final eruptions, Jor-El sends Kal-El to Earth.
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Chapter One: The Secret (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent [Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent (post-Crisis intro); Martha Kent (post-Crisis intro); Lana Lang (post-Crisis intro)
Synopsis
Clark Kent is now a star football player, helped by additional strength. But his foster father reveals that he is adopted and is an alien from another planet.
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Chapter Two: The Exposure (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent [Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lois Lane (post-Crisis intro)
Synopsis
After helping out secretly for years, Clark Kent is forced into doing his first public super-deed, saving the space-plane Constitution. In doing so, he has his first meeting with Lois Lane.
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Epilogue: The Super-Hero (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis
The Kents design and make a costume for Clark, and come up with a way for him to look different in both identities as he adopts his Superman identity.
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Superman: A Personal View (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2472
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

John Byrne talks about his introduction to Superman.

Coming Every Two Weeks! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [The Man of Steel]
    Meanwhile...
  3. 2. Prologue: From Out the Green Dawn...
    Superman
  4. 3. Chapter One: The Secret
    Superman
  5. 4. Chapter Two: The Exposure
    Superman
  6. 5. Epilogue: The Super-Hero
    Superman
  7. 6. Superman: A Personal View
    Superman
  8. 7. Coming Every Two Weeks!
    Superman
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  • Gregory Fischer
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