([December] 2008)

DC, 2008 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.99 USD; 22.99 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale date
2008-12-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
978-1-4012-1934-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401219345 51999
Editing
Bob Joy
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
squarebound; trade paperback
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carlos Pacheco (signed)
Inks
Jesus Merino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jaxon the Mighty; Abraham Lincoln; Lois Lane; Jor-El; Lara; Muto

Indexer Notes

Cover credited only to Pacheco on item, but signed by Pacheco & Merino on cover and credited to the duo on the DC website. Cover includes small reproductions of panels from the stories included in the volume.

Superman: Past and Future (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan; John Sikela
Inks
George Klein; John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superman (the father of Klar Ken T5477)

Indexer Notes

Frontispiece. Illustrated with panels from the stories from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #338 and Superman (DC, 1939 series) #48.

Superman: Past and Future (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Keith Pollard; George Papp; Curt Swan; Al Plastino
Inks
Mike DeCarlo; George Papp; George Klein; Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Superboy; Superman (the father of Klar Ken T5477)

Indexer Notes

Title page. Illustrated with panels from DC Comics Presents Annual (DC, 1982 series) #2, Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #85, Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #338, and Superman (DC, 1939 series) #300.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a panel from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #300.

The Impossible Mission! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superboy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Tad Lincoln; Lex Luthor; John Wilkes Booth
Synopsis
Superboy travels to the past to prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but runs into the adult Lex Luthor who immobilizes Superboy with red kryptonite. When Luthor realizes he has prevented Superboy from saving Lincoln, he remorsefully flees the past in his time machine.
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Keywords
red kryptonite

Autograph, Please! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Johnny Terrill; Alexander Breckenridge III; Dr. Mason; Sharpley; Mugsy; George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; Julius Caesar; Napoleon Bonaparte; Harry S. Truman; General Dwight D. Eisenhower; Walter Winchell; Danny Kaye; Eddie Kantor; Ray Milland; Marguerite Chapman; Leonardo Da Vinci; Rembrandt van Rijn; Robert Fulton; Sir Isaac Newton; Benjamin Franklin; Alexander Graham Bell
Synopsis
When the Daily Planet mounts an autograph contest, Superman helps Johnny Terrill collect signatures from around the globe and across time to give him the confidence to walk again. But Johnny has to compete against a young heir and his crooked bodyguards, who actually want to collect signatures so they can later forge checks. When Lois and the heir discover the bodyguards’ plans, Superman comes to their rescue, and then supplies Johnny with the winning autograph.
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Indexer Notes

Story by-lined “by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.”

Rip Van Superman (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Drago
Synopsis
After over-exerting himself, Superman falls into a coma and awakens 1,000 years in the future. There he foils the plans of renegade scientist Drago and teaches the people of the future the folly of letting machines rule over them. As thanks, they use an experimental time travel machine to send him back to his own day, where he awakens from his coma.
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Indexer Notes

The story makes no logical sense, as Superman awakens from his coma after a week AND sleeps for a thousand years.

Superman Under the Red Sun! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 13.667 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Al Platino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; The Superman Revenge Squad; Mr. Mxyzptlk robot; Perry White robot; Jimmy Olsen robot; Supergirl robot; Lex Luthor robot; Lois Lane robots; Martha Kent (memory); Jonathan Kent (memory); Lana Lang (memory); Chief Parker (memory)
Synopsis
The Superman Revenge Squad tricks Superman into following them into the far future where the sun has turned red and Superman loses his powers. Superman crosses the barren and strange future world to reach the Fortress of Solitude where he finds the means to return home.
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Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; red kryptonite

Jimmy’s D-Day Adventure! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8.667 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Adolf Hitler; General Dwight D. Eisenhower; Hermann Goering; Lotte Lutz
Synopsis
After Jimmy sees film of a look-alike Nazi officer standing with Adolf Hitler, he takes a time travel device of Professor Potter’s and joins the allied forces at D-Day. Accidentally infiltrating the Nazis, he uses his knowledge of the war to rise within the ranks, eventually posing for the newsreel footage he saw, before returning to the present.
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit from GCD index of the original printing.

Lois Lane’s Romance with Jor-El (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane [also as Lo-Ane]; Jor-El; Lara; Superman [also as baby Kal-El]; Jax-Ur (unidentified); Marok; Zan-Ar; Ran-Zo; Prof. Gordon; Jimmy Olsen; Brainiac
Synopsis
Lois travels across space and back in time to prevent Krypton from exploding and becomes Lara’s rival for Jor-El’s affections.
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Keywords
Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from GCD index of original printing.

The Superman of 2965! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Superman [Clark Kent] (in video); Jay Senohl; Than Quor; PW-5598 (a computer); Jay L-3388 (unnamed); Lyra 3916 (intro); Muto (in photo)
Synopsis
In the year 2965, Klar Ken T5477 takes over the role of Superman from his father, a role passed from father to son since the original Superman 1,000 years before. Like his ancestor, Klar works in the news business, but unlike his ancestor he is immune to the effects of kryptonite, and paralyzed by seawater, which has been irradiated by a past atomic war. Assigned to track down the story on Muto, last seen on Neptune, Klar says good-bye to his co-worker and girlfriend Lyra 3916, who likes Klar, but dislikes Superman.
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Keywords
green kryptonite

Muto – Monarch of Menace! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Muto; Lyra 3916; PW-5598; Lex Luthor (in video), Superman [Clark Kent] (in video); Lois Lane (in video); Superman the 5th (in video); Vyldan (in video); Jay L-3388; Superman the 4th (flashback); Superman the 7th [Kanton K-73] (flashback); Yann; Thargo; Von-Don
Synopsis
Superman tracks Muto to sector Z-44, where the villain springs a series of traps on the hero, finally luring him into saving a trio of android children in the path of a wave of paralyzing toxic seawater.
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Muto Versus the Man of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Muto; Lyra 3916; Jay L-3388; PW-5598
Synopsis
Using his heat vision, Superman reprograms the android children so they save him from the paralyzing seawater. Later, back on Earth, Muto challenges Superman again, but Superman creates a super-electric discharge to open a space-warp to Muto’s dimension and the villain is drawn home.
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The Danger of the Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Batman [Bron Wayn E7705]; Joker (of 2967); Muto; Batman VI (flashback); Superman VI (flashback); Batman XV (flashback); Superman XV (flashback); Batman XIX (flashback)
Synopsis
When Muto teams with the Joker of 2967 to battle Superman, the last descendant of Batman takes up the cape and cowl to help Superman and get revenge against the Joker, who's father killed his father.
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Indexer Notes

Story incorrectly credited to Edmond Hamilton on item. The story refers to Superboy (not Superman) recently trapping Muto in his home dimension. In this story, exposure to seawater weakens Superman like kryptonite, rather than paralyzing him as previously.

Costume, Costume—Who’s Got the Costume? (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Green Lantern [Xenofobe; also as Father Time]; Jimmy Olsen; Josh Coyle; Lois Lane; Jaxon the Mighty; Legion of Super-Heroes [Mon-El; Duo Damsel; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Element Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy]; Time Trapper (behind the scenes); Madame Olga
Synopsis
Father Time steals Superman’s costume and Superman follows it to 2975, a future unlike the future he knows, an “Earth after disaster.” There, Superman meets Jaxon, who wears his costume and the two battle until they end up back in 1975. Father Time arrives and reveals that he is a Green Lantern from the 30th century. He explains that the Time Trapper eliminated all the other possible timelines, leaving only the one in which civilization is destroyed by a Great Disaster, so he pitted Superman against Jaxon so that the energy their fight generated could restore all of the possible futures.
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Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

The Green Lanterns’ battle with the Time Trapper must have been earlier than contemporaneous Legion stories, as Duo Damsel (retired) and Invisible Kid (deceased) are shown as active members. This story was part of a larger attempt by DC to explain their two primary timelines. See The Amazing World of DC Comics (DC, 1974 series) #12.

Superman, 2001! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates; Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor); Bob Rozakis (original co-editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Skyboy]; Jor-El; Lara; Lt. Thomas Clark; Gen. Kent Garrett; Pres. Wiener; Premier Leonov; Moka
Synopsis
What if Baby Kal-El landed on Earth in 1976? Found by the American military just ahead of the Soviets, Kal-El is raised as a ward of the Army. Tensions over the alien superhuman, now called Skyboy, boil over in 1990 with both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. launching missiles. Skyboy destroys all of the weapons and abandons his Skyboy identity to live as Clark Kent. In 2001, the Soviets send Moka to Times Square to declare himself the person who saved the planet in 1990 and the rightful ruler of mankind, but Clark comes out of retirement, this time as Superman, and exposes Moka for the fraud he is.
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The Last Secret Identity! Part 1: The Superwoman of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman and Superwoman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Keith Pollard
Inks
Mike DeCarlo (finishes); Tod Smith (“with a special inking assist”)
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superwoman [Kristin Wells]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen [also dressed as Elastic Lad]; King Kosmos; Linda Danvers [Supergirl]; Lana Lang (cameo); Morgan Edge
Synopsis
29th century professor Kristin Wells travels to the present to try and determine the alter ego of Superwoman, the last unrevealed secret identity. Arriving just before Superwoman makes her public debut fighting King Kosmos, Kristin suspects that Lois Lane or Supergirl wore the costume, but when they are knocked out when Kosmos arrives, Kristin herself has to go into action as Superwoman.
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The Last Secret Identity! Part 2: A Madman Loose in Time (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman and Superwoman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Keith Pollard
Inks
Mike DeCarlo (finishes); Tod Smith (“with a special inking assist”)
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor); Bob Rozakis (original co-editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superwoman [Kristin Wells]; King Kosmos; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Flash [Barry Allen] (cameo); Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (cameo); Wonder Woman (cameo); Alfred Pennyworth; Robin [Dick Grayson] (cameo)
Synopsis
Superman revives and joins Superwoman in chasing King Kosmos across time.
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A Hero Across the Eons (Table of Contents: 18) (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. Superman: Past and Future
    Superman
  3. 2. Superman: Past and Future
  4. 3. [Table of Contents]
  5. 4. The Impossible Mission!
    Superboy
  6. 5. Autograph, Please!
    Superman
  7. 6. Rip Van Superman
    Superman
  8. 7. Superman Under the Red Sun!
    Superman
  9. 8. Jimmy’s D-Day Adventure!
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  10. 9. Lois Lane’s Romance with Jor-El
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  11. 10. The Superman of 2965!
    Superman
  12. 11. Muto – Monarch of Menace!
    Superman
  13. 12. Muto Versus the Man of Tomorrow!
    Superman
  14. 13. The Danger of the Deadly Duo!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  15. 14. Costume, Costume—Who’s Got the Costume?
    Superman
  16. 15. Superman, 2001!
    Superman
  17. 16. The Last Secret Identity! Part 1: The Superwoman of Metropolis!
    Superman and Superwoman
  18. 17. The Last Secret Identity! Part 2: A Madman Loose in Time
    Superman and Superwoman
  19. 18. A Hero Across the Eons
    Superman
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