Superman #19 [Direct]
(July 1988)

DC, 1987 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1988-03-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mike Carlin (credited as Michael Carlin) (editor); Renee Witterstaetter (credited) (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

Shipping date of March 22, 1988 per Direct Currents #2 (February 1988), confirmed from copyright registration.
This issue has variants:

Power Failure (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (signed as Da Ordster)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed as Da Ordster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Professor Thaddeus Killgrave
Reprints

The Power That Failed! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
John Beatty (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as Petra Scotese)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-3728
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Supergirl [Matrix]; Cat Grant; Jimmy Olsen; Captain Maggie Sawyer; Lois Lane; Sarah Olsen; Professor Thaddeus Killgrave (villain, introduction); Psi-Phon [J'ankway] (villain, introduction); Dreadnaught [Breemmill] (villain, introduction); Lex Luthor (villain); Dr. Gretchen Kelley
Synopsis
A spaceship arrives, and after Superman investigates, he starts losing his powers, one at a time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Adventures of Superman (DC, 1987 series) #442.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Renee Witterstaetter
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3162
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Brian Simpson, Jeff Mitchell, Roger D. Case, Joe Frank, Mathew A. Young, Ann C.H. Brachwitz, Dennis Tucker, Stephen Robinson, Jonathan Ezor and Greg Manter - and responses from Renee Witterstaetter.

The third printing only has the first of the two pages, stopping in the middle of Ann C.H. Brachwitz's letter.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 6 pages (report information)

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 5 pages (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Power Failure
    Superman
  2. 1. The Power That Failed!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Morbus Iff
  • John Monagle
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Allen Ross
  • Jim Van Dore