([February] 1997)

DC, 1997 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
5.95 USD; 8.50 CAD
Pages
68
On-sale date
1996-12-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
1-56389-315-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941209647 00111
Editing
Ruben Diaz
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

New printing: July 21, 1999.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Tom McCraw

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bizarro; Prankster; Toyman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallo; Legion of Super-Heroes (obscured)
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Indexer Notes

Cover images rearranged.

The Time Has Come (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Letters
Typeset

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Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? part 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Perez
Colors
Gene D'Angelo (original colors); Tom McCraw (color interpretations)
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane Elliot; Tim Crane; Jonathan Elliot; Jimmy Olsen; Bizarro; Lana Lang; Pete Ross (deceased); Prankster; Toyman [Winslow Schott]; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallo; Perry White; Alice White; Krypto; Kryptonite Man; Legion of Super-Heroes [Supergirl; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]]; Perry White; Alice White
Synopsis
Tim Crane interviews Lois Lane Elliot about Superman’s final days on the 10th anniversary of his disappearance. Lois relates how Bizarro suddenly became murderous, then the Toyman and the Prankster attacked revealing Superman’s secret identity, and finally a group of Metallos attacked the Daily Planet. In response, Superman took his closest friends to the Fortress of Solitude for protection. As, Brainiac took over Luthor's body and recruited the Kryptonite Man, the Legion of Super-Heroes accompanied by Supergirl visited Superman and presented him with a statuette.
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Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? part 2 (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger; Murphy Anderson
Colors
Gene D'Angelo (original colors); Tom McCraw (color interpretations)
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Jordan Elliot; also as Nightwing (in photo)]; Lois Lane Elliot; Tim Crane; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen [also as Elastic Lad; also as Flamebird (in photo)]; Perry White; Alice White; Krypto; Brainiac; Lex Luthor; Kryptonite Man; Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Vartox; Superwoman [Kristin Wells]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Martian Manhunter; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Jonathan Elliot
Synopsis
Lois continues to relate how when Superman was holed up in the Fortress with his closest friends, being attacked by Brainiac (having taken over Luthor's body), the Kryptonite Man, and the Legion of Super-Villains, he realized who the mastermind behind it all was, and called on Mr. Mxyzptlk to show himself. Just as Superman sent Mxyzptlk into the Phantom Zone, Mxy fled to his own dimension, tearing himself apart. Having taken a life, Superman exposed himself to gold kryptonite and retired. The interview over, Lois, her husband Jordy, and their infant son Jonathan settle in for a quiet evening.
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Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; gold kryptonite; Phantom Zone; time bubble

[Superman #423] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bizarro; Prankster; Toyman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Metallo; Legion of Super-Heroes (obscured)
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Superman in "Superman" (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Recapping the Superman series from it's early days to this, the final issue.
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[Action Comics #583] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Ed Hannigan (layouts, uncredited); Curt Swan [as Swanderson] (signed)
Inks
Murphy Anderson [as Swanderson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Robin [Jason Todd]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]; Martian Manhunter (miscolored); Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Lois Lane; Krypto; Julius Schwartz; Jenette Kahn; Murphy Anderson; Curt Swan
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Superman in Action (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
Typeset

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Indexer Notes

The history of Superman in Action Comics.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Time Has Come
  3. 2. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? part 1
    Superman
  4. 3. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? part 2
    Superman
  5. 4. [Superman #423]
    Superman
  6. 5. Superman in "Superman"
  7. 6. [Action Comics #583]
    Superman
  8. 7. Superman in Action
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