([October] 2008)

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Volume
5
Price
14.99 USD; 16.99 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale Date
2008-08-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
978-1-4012-1851-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401218515 51499
Editing
Bob Joy (editor - collected edition)

Issue Notes

Reprints the Superman stories from Action Comics #32-36, Superman #8-9, and World's Best Comics #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Cover incorrectly credited to Joe Shuster in this volume. Superman figure taken from the cover of Superman (DC, 1939 series) #9.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Superman Chronicles Volume Five (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Editorial Credits] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a detail from the cover from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #32.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Leo Nowak
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credited to Fred Ray in this volume.

[The Gambling Racket in Metropolis] (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Jack Burnley (credited)
Inks
Jack Burnley (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Krypto raygun (introduction); George Taylor (unnamed); Lois Lane; Mayor Worth; Preston (villain)
Synopsis
Clark Kent is bound and determined to find out why gambling is allowed in the city of Metropolis when city ordinance doesn't allow it. But it's Superman's use of the Krypto Raygun that cinches the case against the perpetrator.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credited to "Paul Cassidy/Joe Shuster Studio" in this volume.

[The Giants of Professor Zee] (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy (credited)
Inks
Paul Cassidy ? (credited); Wayne Boring ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Professor Zee (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Cardos (villain, introduction, death); several giants (villains, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Two hard working professors succeed in creating a process to enlarge the size of living organisms, but when they choose to try the process on human beings, and succeed with dreadful results, the Man of Steel must intervene.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credited solely to Cassidy in this volume.

[The Fifth Column] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Don Komisarow (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Frank Martin (death); Jeff Carlton (villain); General Sagdorf (villain, introduction); Eric Reibel (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Warned by a friend of his of 5th Columnists landing by boat in the city of Metropolis, Clark Kent, as Superman, investigates and discovers that they are planting skilled workmen as spies and saboteurs with American armament factories, as well as having a secret base in a mountainous valley, complete with a subversive army capable of striking terror and destruction from the rear when U.S. military forces are attempting to defend coastal areas against foreign invasion.
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[The Carnival Crooks] (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy (credited)
Inks
Paul Cassidy (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White (un-named); Lois Lane; Jackel (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
After Clark is fleeced at a local carnival, Lois is given permission by the editor of the Planet to get evidence of the crookedness of the games there and ends up discovering that the carnival also has pickpockets roaming the grounds, robbing the guests.
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[Perrone and the Drug Gang] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited)
Inks
Wayne Boring (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Nate Grant (villain, death); John Parrone (villain, introduction); Brokenshire (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Lois and Clark attempt to get the low down on thefts of morphine, as well as trying to prove the guilt of a lawyer who manages to get his clients freed in court on technicalities.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credited to Fred Ray in this volume.

[Something Amiss at the Lumber Camp] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Jack Burnley (credited)
Inks
Jack Burnley (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White (1st appearance in Action); Lois Lane; Ken Hall (death); Francois Bernier (villain, death); Brett Hall (villain, death); Cliff (villain, death)
Synopsis
When the profits from a huge lumber mill operations, which normally go to under-privileged children, start disappearing, it becomes a job for the Man of Steel!
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray (credited)
Inks
Fred Ray (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[The Beautiful Young Heiress] (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Jack Burnley (credited)
Inks
Jack Burnley (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Doris Laurey; Jim Laurey (villain); Crawford (villain)
Synopsis
Clark Kent gets the assignment to look into a young heiress, who has only only inherited her late father's coal mines, but intends to operate them...that is, until her Uncle decides to put her out of the way.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray (credited)
Inks
Fred Ray (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[The Phony Pacifists] (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy (credited)
Inks
Siegel and Shuster Studio (credited as The Superman Studio)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Major Lester; The Committee Against Militarism (some villains, intro); Senator Galsworthy (intro); Derwing (villain, intro)
Synopsis
Superman battles against some members of the Committee Against Militarism, whose leader is actually employed by a warring totalitarian nation, which wants to see to it that the United States does not rearm, thus making it ripe for take-over.
Reprints

[Joe Gatson, Racketeer] (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy (credited)
Inks
Siegel and Shuster Studio (credited as The Superman Studio)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Judge Crane; Sylvia Crane; Joe Gatson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Superman prevents Judge Crane from committing suicide, and, after talking with the judge, discovers that his daughter has been kidnapped and will not be released unless the judge declares racketeering defendant Joe Gatson not guilty for his crimes.
Reprints

[Mystery in Swasey Swamp] (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy (credited)
Inks
Siegel and Shuster Studio (credited as The Superman Studio)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Krawl (villain, introduction, death); Tom Jepson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Editor White sends Clark out to Lamson Laboratories to get to the bottom of an unknown person or persons causing problems at the lab in an attempt to force the W-142 formula out of Lamson, and Lois is sent to Swasey Swamp, which is said to be emanating powerful electrical discharges. When someone attempts to kill Kent, Superman begins to see a connection between the two situations, and intervenes in time to save the formula.
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[Jackson's Murder Ring] (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy (credited)
Inks
Siegel and Shuster Studio (credited as The Superman Studio)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Morton Carling (cameo, death); Marjorie Farnsworth; Mr. Lassiter (villain, introduction); Mr. Jackson (villain, introduction); Mr. Nelson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The death of Morton Carling leads Lois, Sgt. Casey and Superman to uncovering the fact that the Jackson Jewelry Company was a front for a murder syndicate, which disguised the transfer of blood money as jewelry payments.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman and Robin; Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray (credited)
Inks
Fred Ray (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

[Superman vs. the Rainmaker] (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (ghosted for Joe Shuster)
Inks
Don Komisarow ? (ghosted for Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; B. Drexel Rutherford; Rainmaker (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A criminal scientist learns how to control the weather and uses his power for extortion, and he even nearly stops the Man of Tomorrow from interfering when he uses a paralysis gas on the Man of Steel.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credited to Paul Cassidy in this volume.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credited to Wayne Boring in this volume.

[The Guybart Gold Mine] (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Leo Nowak ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Benjamin Sims; Emily Sims; Brock Walters (villain)
Synopsis
Lois Lane decides to help an elderly couple, Benjamin and Emily Sims, who have fallen on hard times and are mulling an offer to sell some Guybart gold mine stock. Lois finds out that the stock is worthless and investigates why someone would want to buy it. Lois is suddenly beset by attempts to steal the stock from her possession, and Superman must protect her while she investigates further.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credited to "Joe Shuster and the Superman Studio" in this volume.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray (credited)
Inks
Fred Ray (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[The Enemy Invasion] (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited); Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Ted Allen (villain); Stuart Pemberton (villain)
Synopsis
The Volunteers for Peace try to stir up anti-rearmament talk among their members, hoping they will help sabotage strategic centers in the U.S. thereby paving the way for an invasion by a "Nation X". But Superman intervenes, stopping that invasion and saving Lois' life in the process!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credited to Joe Shuster and the Superman Studio in this volume.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Superman Chronicles Volume Five
  4. 3. [Editorial Credits]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  6. 5. [The Gambling Racket in Metropolis]
    Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  8. 7. [The Giants of Professor Zee]
    Superman
  9. 8. [The Fifth Column]
    Superman
  10. 9. [The Carnival Crooks]
    Superman
  11. 10. [Perrone and the Drug Gang]
    Superman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  13. 12. [Something Amiss at the Lumber Camp]
    Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  15. 14. [The Beautiful Young Heiress]
    Superman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  17. 16. [The Phony Pacifists]
    Superman
  18. 17. [Joe Gatson, Racketeer]
    Superman
  19. 18. [Mystery in Swasey Swamp]
    Superman
  20. 19. [Jackson's Murder Ring]
    Superman
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Batman and Robin; Superman
  22. 21. [Superman vs. the Rainmaker]
    Superman
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  24. 23. [The Guybart Gold Mine]
    Superman
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  26. 25. [The Enemy Invasion]
    Superman
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Superman
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