Superman #20 [Direct]
(August 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
1988-04-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Michael Carlin; Renee Witterstaetter (assistant); Paul Kupperberg (kibitzing)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Shipping date of April 5, 1988 per Direct Currents #2 (February 1988), but plans to go bi-weekly were dropped when John Byrne quit the series.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Men of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robotman [Cliff Steele]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Metallo
Reprints

Doom in the Heartland! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Karl Kesel; John Byrne
Colors
Petra Scotese
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Supergirl [Matrix]; Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Captain Maggie Sawyer; Lois Lane; Cat Grant; Perry White; Alice [Allie]; Jimmy Olsen; Doom Patrol [Celsius [Arani Caulder]; Scott Fischer; Karma [Wayne Hawkins]; Lodestone [Rhea Jones]; Negative Woman [Val Vostok]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]; Tempest [Joshua Clay]]; Janet Jones (dies); VILLAIN: Metallo
Synopsis
Lana introduces Ma and Pa Kent to Supergirl. Superman goes to investigate a disturbance in Kansas City, and runs into the Doom Patrol, who have just been soundly defeated by Metallo.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 20-22 of DOOM PATROL (DC, 1987 series) #10 take place between panels 4 and 5 of page 7.

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

Superman / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Renee Witterstaetter
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3195

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Tim Hasci, C.P. Cagle, Peter Perez, David Metz, Andrew Kaplan, Patrick O'Connor, T.M. Maple and Jacob Gilbert - and responses from Renee Witterstaetter.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Men of Steel!
    Superman
  2. 1. Doom in the Heartland!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Superman
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