(1987 [March 1988])

DC, 1987 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.95 USD; 27.95 CAD
Pages
326
On-sale date
1987-11-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
0-930289-29-3 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Mike Gold; Robert Greenberger
Color
color
Binding
hardcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

On-sale date from DC Releases #46.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Ken Steacy
Colors
Ken Steacy ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Origins of Superman (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / text article / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Letters
typeset

Gathering the Greatest (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Gold
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

How these stories were selected.

Superman versus Luthor (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Paul Cassidy (credited to someone else in the book)
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
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Superman versus The Archer (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Leo Nowak (ghosting for Joe Shuster)
Inks
Leo Nowak (ghosting for Joe Shuster)
Colors
Liz Berube
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

What if Superman Ended the War? (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The book dates this reprint as 1943, but this is incorrect. It was originally in 3-colors (black, white, and red). Thanks to Denys Howard and Michael Feldman for this information (August 2004).

The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited to someone else in the book)
Inks
Ira Yarbrough (credited to someone else in the book)
Colors
Michele Wolfman
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
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The Origin of Superman (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (not credited in the book)
Pencils
Al Plastino (credited to someone else in the book)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited to someone else in the book)
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

origin

The Girl of Steel (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1(Part 1) of 3 part story. Only first part title is listed in Table of Contents

The Lost Super Powers (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2 (Part 2) of 3 part story. Only first part title is listed in Table of Contents.

Superman's Return to Krypton (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 (Part 3) of 3 part story. Only first part title is listed in Table of Contents.

Clark Kent's College Days [Untold Tales of Superman #1] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman (not credited in the book)
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
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The Super Key to Fort Superman (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman (not credited in the book)
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye +
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Batman; Joker (trophy)
Synopsis
Someone has broken into Superman's Fortress of Solitude, so Superman searches the place for clues.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude (intro); green kryptonite

The Amazing Bizarro (Table of Contents: 14)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1 of a 3 part story. Only Chapter 3 title listed in Table of Contents.

The Runaway Super-Creature (Table of Contents: 15)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2 of a 3 part story. Only Chapter 3 title listed in Table of Contents.

The Battle with Bizarro (Table of Contents: 16)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 of a 3 part story. Only Chapter 3 title listed in Table of Contents.

The Girl from Superman's Past (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
Nansi Hoolahan
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Superman recalls his college romance with Lori Lemaris, a mermaid from sunken Atlantis.
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Krypton Lives On (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman (cameo); Robin (cameo)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "Superman's Other Life".

Futuro, Super-Hero of Krypton (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "Superman's Other Life".

The Superman of Two Worlds (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "Superman's Other Life".

The Night of March 31st (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited to someone else in the book)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited to someone else in the book)
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence includes 1/3rd of last page as text article about The Great Boo-Boo Contest - there were lots of intentional errors in the story as an April Fool's Joke.

Lex Luthor, Hero! [The Death of Superman Part 1] (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (credited to someone else in the book)
Colors
Bill Wray
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "The Death of Superman".

Luthor's Super-/Bodyguard [The Death of Superman Part 2] (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (credited to someone else in the book)
Colors
Bill Wray
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "The Death of Superman".

The Death of Superman Part 3 (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (credited to someone else in the book)
Colors
Bill Wray
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "The Death of Superman".

The Titanic Twins [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red & Superman-Blue Part 1] (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Shelly Eiber
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue".

The Anti-Evil Ray [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue Part 2] (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Shelly Eiber
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue".

The End of Superman's Career [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue Part 3] (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Shelly Eiber
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman-Red; Superman-Blue; Supergirl [Linda Danvers]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Lex Luthor; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane
Synopsis
In an imaginary novel, the Supermen marry Lois Lane and Lana Lang. Jimmy Olsen marries Lucy Lane. Mr. Mxyzptlk reforms.
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Keywords
imaginary; New Krypton

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 of 3 part story. Title listed in Table of Contents is "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue".

The Forever People (Table of Contents: 28)

Forever People / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta; Al Plastino (Superman touch-ups)
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Characters
Forever People; Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally titled "In Search of a Dream!"

Must There Be a Superman? (Table of Contents: 29)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
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For the Man Who Has Everything... (Table of Contents: 30)

Superman / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Dave Gibbons

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Lyla Lerrol Kal-El (in Superman's mind); Allura Zor-El (in Superman's mind); Van-El (in Superman's mind); Orna-El (in Superman's mind); Kara Zor-El (in Superman's mind); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Jor-El (in Superman's mind); Lor-Em (in Superman's mind); Dax-Ar (in Superman's mind); Mongul; Thomas Wayne (cameo, in Batman's mind); Martha Wayne (cameo, in Batman's mind); Joe Chill (cameo, in Batman's mind); Jax-Ur (as a picture on a handout, in Superman's mind); Brainiac (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Bolphunga The Unrelenting (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Adam Strange (cameo, in Mongul's mind); A Guardian of the Universe (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Hyanthis (cameo, in Mongul's mind); A Branx warrior (cameo, in Mongul's mind); Martian Manhunter (cameo, in Mongul's mind)
Synopsis
Wonder Woman, Batman, and Robin arrive at the Fortress of Solitude to celebrate Superman's birthday, but find him under the thrall of a flower called the Black Mercy, a gift from Mongul. Under its control, Superman experiences his greatest desire, life on an unexploded Krypton. While Wonder Woman fights with Mongul, Batman and Robin remove the flower from Superman, and after it briefly attaches to Batman, Robin puts it on Mongul, trapping him in dreams of his own greatest desire.
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The Secret Revealed (Table of Contents: 31)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Petra Scotese
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
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End Notes (Table of Contents: 32)

Superman / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Greenberger
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typeset
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Origins of Superman
    Superman
  4. 3. Gathering the Greatest
    Superman
  5. 4. Superman versus Luthor
    Superman
  6. 5. Superman versus The Archer
    Superman
  7. 6. What if Superman Ended the War?
    Superman
  8. 7. The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk
    Superman
  9. 8. The Origin of Superman
    Superman
  10. 9. The Girl of Steel
    Superman
  11. 10. The Lost Super Powers
    Superman
  12. 11. Superman's Return to Krypton
    Superman
  13. 12. Clark Kent's College Days [Untold Tales of Superman #1]
    Superman
  14. 13. The Super Key to Fort Superman
    Superman
  15. 14. The Amazing Bizarro
    Superboy
  16. 15. The Runaway Super-Creature
    Superboy
  17. 16. The Battle with Bizarro
    Superboy
  18. 17. The Girl from Superman's Past
    Superman
  19. 18. Krypton Lives On
    Superman
  20. 19. Futuro, Super-Hero of Krypton
    Superman
  21. 20. The Superman of Two Worlds
    Superman
  22. 21. The Night of March 31st
    Superman
  23. 22. Lex Luthor, Hero! [The Death of Superman Part 1]
    Superman
  24. 23. Luthor's Super-/Bodyguard [The Death of Superman Part 2]
    Superman
  25. 24. The Death of Superman Part 3
    Superman
  26. 25. The Titanic Twins [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red & Superman-Blue Part 1]
    Superman
  27. 26. The Anti-Evil Ray [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue Part 2]
    Superman
  28. 27. The End of Superman's Career [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue Part 3]
    Superman
  29. 28. The Forever People
    Forever People
  30. 29. Must There Be a Superman?
    Superman
  31. 30. For the Man Who Has Everything...
    Superman
  32. 31. The Secret Revealed
    Superman
  33. 32. End Notes
    Superman
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