([August] 2009)

DC, 2009 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.99 USD; 22.99 CAD
Pages
148
On-sale Date
2009-06-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
1-4012-2258-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401222581 51999
Editing
Bob Joy (Editor, Collected Edition)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Contains reprints from: Adventure Comics #283 and #300, Superboy #89 and #104, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #33, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #62, Superman #157 and #205, Action Comics #336, and Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #18.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank (signed)
Inks
Gary Frank (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Ak-Var; Jax-Ur; Quex-Ul; Mon-El; Dr. Xadu; General Zod; Lori Lemaris; Gra-Mo; Black Zero

Superman: Tales from the Phantom Zone! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman (illustration)
Pencils
Curt Swan (illustration)
Inks
George Klein (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen [Elastic Lad]; Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Dr. Xadu

Indexer Notes

Frontispiece. The illustration is a detail from the story from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #62.

Superman: Tales from the Phantom Zone! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton (illustration)
Pencils
Gerorge Papp (illustration)
Inks
George Papp (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Dr. Xadu

Indexer Notes

Title page. The illustration is a detail from the story from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #104.

Contents (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton (illustration)
Pencils
Curt Swan (illustration)
Inks
George Klein (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Superman; Jax-Ur; Ak-Var (arm only)

Indexer Notes

Publication data on right 2/3 of right-hand page, illustration on left 1/3 of right-hand page and right 1/3 of left-hand page, actual listing of contents on 2/3 of left-hand page. The illustration is a detail from the story from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #336. The second story is mistakenly listed as being from Adventure Comics #289 in the publication data, but correctly listed as from Superboy #89 in the Contents.

The Phantom Superboy (Table of Contents: 4)

Superboy / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
? (original); Drew Moore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent; Prof. Lang; Dr. Xadu; General Zod; Krypto; Martha Kent; Clark Kent robot
Synopsis
After Professor Lang finds a box of Kryptonian weapons, Superboy is accidentally projected into the Phantom Zone, the place where Kryptonian criminals were exiled. But using mental telepathy he activates an electric typewriter and tells Pa Kent how to free him.
Reprints
Keywords
Phantom Zone

Part I... Superboy's Big Brother (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
? (original); Drew Moore (color reconstruction)
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Kal-El]; Mon-El [also as Bob Cobb]; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Krypto (cameo); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback)
Synopsis
When a space ship crashes outside Smallville, Superboy finds an amnesiac super-powered youth who might be his older brother. He christens him Mon-El and sets him up with a secret identity, but he soon finds evidence that Mon-El is not in fact Kryptonian.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from GCD index of original publication.

[Part II...] The Secret of Mon-El! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
? (original); Drew Moore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Mon-El [Bob Cobb; Lar Gand] (origin); Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Lana Lang; Miss Joyce; King Mycerinua; Rhodopis; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback)
Synopsis
Trying to prove Mon-El isn't actually Kryptonian, Superboy accidentally exposes him to lead, which both poisons him and returns his memory. He remembers that he is a space explorer from Daxam named Lar Gand, who visited Krypton, meeting Jor-El and Lara, before arriving on Earth. To save his life, Superboy sends Lar Gand into the Phantom Zone until he can cure him of his lead poisoning.
Reprints
Keywords
Phantom Zone

The Phantom Lois Lane! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
? (original); Drew Moore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman; Lana Lang; Lori Lemaris; Jax-Ur (cameo); Mon-El (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Linda Lee Danvers [Supergirl] (cameo)
Synopsis
After Superman gives Lois and Lana brooches made of space metals, Lana sends Lois and Lori Lemaris into the Phantom Zone. But Superman realizes Lana is acting out of character and figures that the brooch must be responsible, destroys it, and frees Lois and Lori.
Reprints
Keywords
Phantom Zone

Superman's Phantom Pal! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
? (original); Drew Moore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen [Elastic Lad]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen Fan Club; Dagger Gang; Lucy Lane; Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Dr. Xadu; Mon-El
Synopsis
When Jimmy becomes Elastic Lad again he uses his powers to enter the Phantom Zone where he has an opportunity to discover Superman's secret identity.
Reprints
Keywords
Phantom Zone

The Face Behind the Lead Mask! (Table of Contents: 9)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte; Al Plastino (page 4 and some Superboy and Luthor heads only)
Inks
John Forte; Al Plastino
Colors
? (original); Drew Moore (color reconstruction)
Letters
Milton Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy; Superboy; Chameleon Boy (statue); Bouncing Boy (statue); Shrinking Violet (statue); Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg] (statue)]; Lex Luthor; Urthlo; Mon-El
Synopsis
At a regular meeting of the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Legionnaires lose control of their powers. Urthlo arrives and announces that he now controls the Legionnaires' powers and there is nothing they can do about it. But Saturn Girl comes up with a serum to temporarily cure Mon-El and immunize him against lead, and Superboy releases him from the Phantom Zone to knock out Urthlo, who turns out to be an automaton created by Lex Luthor sent into the future to destroy the Legion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from GCD index of original publication.

The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
? (original); Drew Moore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Quex-Ul; Supergirl; Mon-El; Jax-Ur (unidentified); Jor-El (flashback); Perry White; Rog-Ar
Synopsis
Superman releases Quex-Ul from the Phantom Zone since he has served his sentence, but Quex-Ul vows revenge on the son of the man who pronounced him guilty. However, when Quex-Ul displays heroic behavior, Superman wonders if he was truly guilty and travels back in time to Krypton to witness Quex-Ul being hypnotized into believing himself guilty. When Supergirl tells Quex-Ul he is innocent, he sacrifices himself to keep Superman from being exposed to a Gold Kryptonite trap he has set for him. In doing so, Quex-Ul loses his powers and memory, so Superman sets him up in a new life in Metropolis.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; gold kryptonite; Krypton; Phantom Zone

The Untold Story of the Phantom Zone! Part I: The Crimes of Krypton's Master Villains! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
? (original); Drew Moore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Jor-El; Lara; Ha-Kor; Gra-Mo; Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Dr. Xadu
Synopsis
Jor-El invents the Phantom Zone Projector as a more humane way to punish criminals than sending them into space and successfully submits it into a Science Council competition. The disgruntled loser of the competition, Gra-Mo, takes over Krypton's robots to take his revenge, and ironically becomes the last criminal to be punished in the old way. Months later, after many convicts have been sent into the Phantom Zone, the prisoners try to take over Jor-El's mind with mental telepathy, so he blasts the Zone Projector into space with other forbidden weapons.
Reprints
Keywords
Phantom Zone

[The Untold Story of the Phantom Zone!] Part II: The Kid Who Knocked Out Superboy! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
? (original); Drew Moore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Gra-Mo; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Jax-Ur; Lana Lang; Chief Parker; Superboy robots
Synopsis
Gra-Mo and his accomplices land on Earth and, with the help of Jax-Ur in the Phantom Zone, plot to destroy the son of Jor-El. Using a robot, they try to convince Superboy that he has broken his vow against taking a life, but Superboy sees through their ruse and banishes them to the Phantom Zone.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite; Phantom Zone

The Man from the Phantom Zone! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
? (original); Drew Moore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Ak-Var; Professor Vakox (unidentified); Jax-Ur; General Zod; Kru-El; Vas-Quor [also as Gan-lar]; Brenn-Bir; Kyl-Ibo; Sirma Sen; Van-Zee; Thara; Zim-Ra; Val-Kon; Dru-Mar; Hab-Dis
Synopsis
Superman releases Ak-Var from the Phantom Zone since he has served his sentence. Before returning him to Kandor, however, Superman allows Ak-Var to explore Earth. Once in Kandor, Ak-Var greets his three old friends Vas-Quor, Brenn-Bir, and Kyl-Ibo. When these three rob a Kandorian museum with super-powers, the authorities think Ak-Var must be to blame. But Superman, who has been monitoring the situation, intervenes and with Ak-Var's help exposes his friends. Ak-Var explains that he accidentally gave his friends super-powers due to his exposure on his tour of Earth to a piece of Red Kryptonite.
Reprints
Keywords
red kryptonite

The Man Who Destroyed Krypton! (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
? (original); Drew Moore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Black Zero [also as Chief Inspector Watkins]; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox (unidentified); Taz-Ki; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (statue); Brainiac (statue)
Synopsis
Superman meets Black Zero, an agent of an interstellar pirate empire, who is sent out to destroy planets as they begin to achieve space travel. After learning that Black Zero was ultimately responsible for the destruction of Krypton, Superman releases Jax-Ur from the Phantom Zone to help him protect Earth and defeat Black Zero.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Krypton; Phantom Zone

Phantom Zone (Table of Contents: 15)

character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rick Veitch
Inks
Rick Veitch
Colors
? (original); Drew Moore (color reconstruction)
Letters
type
Editing
Bob Greenberger

Characters
Aethyr; Ak-Var; Az-Rel; Dr. Xa-Du; Faora; Gaz-Or; General Zod; Gra-Mo; Jax-Ur; Jer-Em; Kru-El; Mon-El; Nadira; Nam-Ek; Quex-Ul; Va-Kox
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Indexer Notes

Usually written as Dr. Xadu and Professor Vakox, these names are spelled Xa-Du and Va-Kox here.

Crossing Over (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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: Tales from the Phantom Zone!
    Superman
  3. 2. Superman: Tales from the Phantom Zone!
    Superman
  4. 3. Contents
  5. 4. The Phantom Superboy
    Superboy
  6. 5. Part I... Superboy's Big Brother
    Superboy
  7. 6. [Part II...] The Secret of Mon-El!
    Superboy
  8. 7. The Phantom Lois Lane!
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  9. 8. Superman's Phantom Pal!
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  10. 9. The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  11. 10. The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!
    Superman
  12. 11. The Untold Story of the Phantom Zone! Part I: The Crimes of Krypton's Master Villains!
    Superboy
  13. 12. [The Untold Story of the Phantom Zone!] Part II: The Kid Who Knocked Out Superboy!
    Superboy
  14. 13. The Man from the Phantom Zone!
    Superman
  15. 14. The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!
    Superman
  16. 15. Phantom Zone
  17. 16. Crossing Over
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