Superman Forever #1 [Direct Sales - Standard]
(June 1998)

DC, 1998 Series
 
Price
4.95 USD; 6.95 CAD
Pages
100
On-sale date
1998-04-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
761941212166 00111
Editing
Joey Cavalieri; Maureen McTigue (assistant editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

1998 Triangle 21

Index breaks up story by creative team, but actually presented as single story with multiple epilogues.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (painted)
Inks
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors
Alex Ross (painted)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
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Superman Forever [Segment 1] (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel (plot); Dan Jurgens (script)
Pencils
Dan Jurgens
Inks
Brett Breeding
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jor-El; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lois Lane (cameo); Doomsday (cameo); Superboy (cameo); Martian Manhunter (cameo); Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner] (cameo); Superman-Blue (cameo); Superman-Red (cameo)
Synopsis
Paralleling his origin story, Superman crashes to Earth and is found by the Kents after defeating the Millennium Giants. As he recovers, he dreams of some of the high points of his life. When he wakes up, he shows his parents that he has his original powers back and puts on the classic Superman costume.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 1-14.

Superman Forever [Segment 2] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Jurgens
Pencils
Dan Jurgens
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Kismet
Synopsis
Kismet considers Superman's future.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 15-16.

Superman Forever [Segment 3] (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel
Pencils
Tom Grummett
Inks
Denis Rodier
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; Superboy; Steel; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Superman, Supergirl, Superboy, and Steel prevent the plane carrying Lois from crashing.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 17-25.

Superman Forever [Segment 4] (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel
Pencils
Val Semeiks
Inks
Denis Rodier
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lex Luthor; Simone DeNiege; Lena Luthor; Maggie Sawyer; Dan Turpin; Commissioner Henderson; Dr. Cordova; Contessa Erica del la Portenza
Synopsis
Jimmy Olsen asks for his old job back at the Planet. Also, Lex Luthor's discovers his daughter has been kidnapped.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 26-34.

Superman Forever [Segment 5] (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Cat Grant; Toyman; Rock (cameo); Riot (cameo); Mr. Mxyzptlk (cameo); The Bizarro Superman (cameo); Parasite (cameo); Metallo (cameo); Maxima (cameo); Atomic Skull (cameo); The Cyborg (cameo); Brainiac (cameo); Loophole (cameo)
Synopsis
Lois and Catherine Grant interview the Toyman to see if he's connected with the kidnapping of Lena Luthor.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 35-39.

Superman Forever [Segment 6] (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel
Pencils
Kieron Dwyer
Inks
Hilary Barta
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Guardian; Dubbilex; Jimmy Olsen; Misa; Bibbo; Boss Moxie; Rough House; Noose; Machine Gunn; Torcher
Synopsis
Superman enlists Dubbilex's aid in finding Lena, while Jimmy and Misa investigate to see if there is an Intergang connection to the kidnapping.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 40-44.

Superman Forever [Segment 7] (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel (plot); Stuart Immonen (script)
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Misa; Boss Moxie; Lex Luthor; Noose; Machine Gunn; Torcher
Synopsis
Misa helps Jimmy escape Intergang's lair. Then Luthor arrives and demands Moxie have Intergang find Lena.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 45-48

Superman Forever [Segment 8] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel (plot); Stuart Immonen (script)
Pencils
Stuart Immonen
Inks
Jose Marzan, Jr.
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ron Troupe; Perry White; Lucy Lane
Synopsis
Ron gets a tip on Lena.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 49-50.

Superman Forever [Segment 9] (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel (plot); Stuart Immonen (script)
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Maggie Swayer; Dan Turpin; Dmitri Yeshov
Synopsis
Superman and the SCU follow up Ron's tip, but it is a dead end.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 51-52.

Superman Forever [Segment 10] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel (plot); Stuart Immonen (script)
Pencils
Stuart Immonen
Inks
Jose Marzan, Jr.
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Scorn [Ceritak]; Ashbury Armstrong; Cerimul; Prof. Emil Hamilton; Dirk Armstrong
Synopsis
Scorn returns Ashbury to her home.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 53-56.

Superman Forever [Segment 11] (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel (plot); Louise Simonson (script)
Pencils
Anthony Williams
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Mayor Sackett; Superman
Synopsis
While Intergang looks for leads, Luthor berates Mayor Sackett. After Superman arrives, Luthor receives a ransom call.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 57-61.

Superman Forever [Segment 12] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel (plot); Louise Simonson (script)
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent; Dan Turpin; Machine Gunn; Guardian; Maggie Sawyer; Torcher; Noose; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Too many cooks spoil the ransom drop.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 62-67.

Superman Forever [Segment 13] (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel (plot); Louise Simonson (script)
Pencils
Scot Eaton
Inks
Jose Marzan Jr.
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Bizarro; Lena Luthor
Synopsis
Superman finds Lena and discovers that Bizarro intends to send her to another world to be raised, just as Superman's parents did.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 68-72.

Superman Forever [Segment 14] (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel (plot); Louise Simonson (script)
Pencils
Jon Bogdanove
Inks
Dennis Janke
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bizarro; Superman; Lena Luthor; Lex Luthor; Dabney Donovan; The Contessa; Bibbo
Synopsis
Superman saves Lena and returns her to her father, and the readers learn the masterminds behind Bizarro's kidnapping of Lena.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 73-78.

Superman Forever, Epilogue 1 (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stuart Immonen
Pencils
Anthony Williams
Inks
Dennis Janke
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kismet; Superman; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
The Polyester Age Superman overhears Jimmy using his newly invented wireless microphone.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 79-80. Story continues in Action Comics (1938 series) #745.

Superman Forever, Epilogue 2 (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jon Bogdanove
Pencils
Jon Bogdanove
Inks
Dennis Janke
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
The Golden Age Superman saves a train from a saboteur.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 81-82. Story continues in Superman: The Man of Steel (1991 series) #80.

Superman Forever, Epilogue 3 (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel
Pencils
Steve Yeowell
Inks
Denis Rodier
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kismet; Jimmy Olsen; Superman
Synopsis
Jimmy summons the Silver Age Superman with his signal watch.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 83-84. Story continues in Adventures of Superman (1987 series) #558.

Superman Forever, Epilogue 4 (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Jurgens
Pencils
Paul Ryan
Inks
Dennis Janke
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lyra 3916; Superman
Synopsis
The Future Superman secretly protects Lyra 3916.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 83-84. Story continues in Superman (1987 series) #136.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman Forever [Segment 1]
    Superman
  3. 2. Superman Forever [Segment 2]
    Superman
  4. 3. Superman Forever [Segment 3]
    Superman
  5. 4. Superman Forever [Segment 4]
    Superman
  6. 5. Superman Forever [Segment 5]
    Superman
  7. 6. Superman Forever [Segment 6]
    Superman
  8. 7. Superman Forever [Segment 7]
    Superman
  9. 8. Superman Forever [Segment 8]
    Superman
  10. 9. Superman Forever [Segment 9]
    Superman
  11. 10. Superman Forever [Segment 10]
    Superman
  12. 11. Superman Forever [Segment 11]
    Superman
  13. 12. Superman Forever [Segment 12]
    Superman
  14. 13. Superman Forever [Segment 13]
    Superman
  15. 14. Superman Forever [Segment 14]
    Superman
  16. 15. Superman Forever, Epilogue 1
    Superman
  17. 16. Superman Forever, Epilogue 2
    Superman
  18. 17. Superman Forever, Epilogue 3
    Superman
  19. 18. Superman Forever, Epilogue 4
    Superman
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