([October] 2010)

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Volume
8
Price
59.99 USD; 69.99 CAD
Pages
264
On-sale date
2010-10-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Archive Editions
ISBN
978-1-4012-2885-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401228859 55999
Editing
Scott Nybakken (Collection Editor); Bob Harras (Group Editor); Jack Schiff (original editor)
Color
Color
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Color reconstruction by Digikore.
Black and White reconstruction by Pacific Rim Graphics.
Note: Note for many years, fans have had the identification of Sam Citron and Pete Riss as Superman artists backwards. Thanks to the work of Martin O'Hearn this mis-identification has been corrected.
See http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html,


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Illustration of Superman from cover of Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #32.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 4 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

"Look!" "Up in the Sky!" "It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's an--Imp?" (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Evan Dorkin
Letters
typeset

[Superman #30] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Clark Kent; Lois Lane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Verified by Jack Burnley.

Superman Alias Superman (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; McGinnis; Silver Foxx (introduction); Smokey; Snake; Pinky
Synopsis
Lois Lane thinks Clark Kent is trying to trick her into believing he's Superman!
Reprints

[The Arch-Swindler] (Table of Contents: 6)

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Sam Citron
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Parsons [Jack Dover]; Joe
Synopsis
Lois is taken prisoner by the Dover gang, which hopes to prevent her from testifying in court against Dover's swindling capers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits changed to match similar credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

The King's Substitute! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Poltus VI (introduction; flashback); Andronicus (introduction; flashback); Johnny Poly [King Poltus VII] (introduction); Emily
Synopsis
Unhappy because his father-in-law to be considers him to be a nobody, Johnny Poly goes to Poltavia to bid on a picture of the nation's ancient monarch. The current King's ministers see Johnny and note his resemblance to the ancient monarch, and offer him the chance to be the new King of Poltavia. He accepts, not knowing the ministers plan to use Johnny to strip the nation of its wealth.
Reprints

The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Ira Yarbrough
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Mr. Mxyztplk (introduction)
Synopsis
An imp from another dimension plagues Superman with practical jokes until he can make him say his name backwards.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mxyztplk is pronounced "Mix-yizt-pulk" according to Alvin Schwartz. Name was changed to Mxyzptlk in 1958.

[Superman #31] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints

Tune Up Time for Crime! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Joe Nitro; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Superman's arch enemy, Lex Luthor, invents a giant-sized tuning fork, whose concentrated vibrations cause buildings to collapse and safes to crumble.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credited to Sam Citron in Archive edition.

A Dog's Tale! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Flip (introduction); Mrs. Pendergast; Mrs. Loddy; Tommy Loddy; Herman; Rocky Grimes; Mr. Withers; Joe
Synopsis
Lois and Clark set out to investigate a series of vicious dog nappings, but it's Superman (whose secret identity becomes known to Lois' dog) who tracks down the true perpetrators of this racket.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credited to Sam Citron in Archive Edition.

[The Aces Doonan Gang] (Table of Contents: 12)

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Sam Citron
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Sari Mallon; Lee Grandon; Aces Doonan
Synopsis
Lois believes she is interviewing star Sari Mallon about a phony story concocted by her publicity agent, not knowing that a group of criminals are actually after the star's jewels.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits changed to match similar credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

The Treasure House of History! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Doctor Hiram Carter; Doctor Porter; Dr. Jon Ericsson; Van Croft; Charlie; Joe
Synopsis
Superman investigates the disappearance of a noted explorer and discovers that a member of the Metroplis Museum Board has kidnapped the explorer and swindled the museum of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credited to Sam Citron in Archive

[Superman #32] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Superman's Search for Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Doctor J. Stokel; Ladislow Bulge; Van Gildedge; Mart Mink; Squiffy
Synopsis
Superman agrees to undergo the powerful rays of a machine designed to study brain tissue, but, instead, ends up with temporary amnesia and he forgets his secret identity.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

Crime on Skis! (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Heron; Professor Crane; Detective Drake; Mr. Kite; Joe Black Eagle; Clip Gimmick; Ted Swan
Synopsis
Superman, in the guise of Clark Kent, travels with Lois to Ski Valley, which is being threatened by a death bird: a half-man, half-bird creature of Indian lore, and discovers a gang of crooks using this "bird" to scare off patrons so they can successfully smuggle out stolen furs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

[Monkey Business] (Table of Contents: 17)

Lois Lane / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils
Sam Citron
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White
Synopsis
Lois is assigned to cover a story at the City Park Zoo, but runs into a group of park pickpockets that changes the angle of the story.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn and Rich Morrissey, inker identification by Bob Hughes 12/04.
The Archive edition titles this story "Monkey Business". Credits changed to match similar credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

Toys of Treachery! (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mrs. Withers-Wade; Mr. Asterbrook; Mabel Asterbrook; George Rapp; George Rapp III; Toyman [Winslow Percival Schott]
Synopsis
The Toyman, having read up on the French Revolution, discovers that many rich noblemen, before being seized and executed, hid their treasures in a variety of things. Superman must stop the diabolical genius from actually succeeding in seizing that loot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

[Superman #33] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Dimensions of Danger! (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mr. Mxyztplk; King Brpxz
Synopsis
Lois Lane says "Kltpzyxm" and accidentally transports herself to Mxyztplk's home world, so Superman has to go there to rescue her.
Reprints

The Country Doctor! (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Doctor David Brown; Ann Lacy; Doctor David Brown, Jr.; Mr. Prentiss; Mrs. Prentiss; Zeke Potter; Pete Potter
Synopsis
An under-appreciated doctor is appalled when his doctor son refuses to practice medicine along side his elderly father in a small country area. But the people of that community, not Superman for once, sways that decision!
Reprints

[The Purloined Piggy Bank] (Table of Contents: 22)

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils
Sam Citron
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Mrs. Googenslocker; Willie Googenslocker; Harry Lars; Gus; Jo-Jo
Synopsis
The report of a stolen piggy bank leads Lois on the trail of a story that other reporters just laugh off...but Lois has the last laugh on them!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn and Richard Morrissey. The Archive edition titles this story "The Purloined Piggy Bank". Credits changed to match credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

The Compass Points to Murder! (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Inspector Grogan; Captain Gale; Captain Webart; Captain Chate
Synopsis
A deceased merchant fleet owner leaves a compass and end word from a newspaper as clues Superman must follow in order to track down the killer.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet

[Superman #34] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

The United States Navy! (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Shep Shepard; Al Wade; Dan Ryan
Synopsis
Superman has his hands full trying to convince Shep that both of his college buddies, now serving in various branches of the armed services, have an equally important job to do in the war effort.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credited to Sam Citron in Archive

[The Foiled Frame-Up] (Table of Contents: 26)

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Keefer Marvin; Harry; Jake
Synopsis
Lois turns the tables on a real estate broker who tries to get Lois to make a recorded statement incriminating her boss, Perry White.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credited to Sam Citron in Archive

The Canyon that Went Berserk! (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; John Prester; Pick Perkins; King Conn; Lefty; Torch
Synopsis
Lois and Clark, not able to find anything exciting enough to write about, visit a fortune teller, and Clark sees an amazing thing in the mystic's crystal ball.
Reprints
Keywords
imaginary story

Indexer Notes

credited to Sam Citron in Archive

When the World Got Tired! (Table of Contents: 28)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lex Luthor; Koda; Goki
Synopsis
Luthor enlists the aid of two aliens from the planet Attar to conquer the world by using a ray on the earth people that makes them lazy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credited to Sam Citron in Archive

[Superman #35] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits by Bob Hughes 12/04, pencils confirmed by Burnley to Craig Delich.

Fame for Sale! (Table of Contents: 30)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Blitz; Caleb McCaleb; Mayor Bragg; Mabel Murgatroyd; Mrs. Van Vallum; J. Wilbur Wolfingham; Scarface Nick; Machine Gun Morry
Synopsis
Wilbur Wolfingham acts as a publicity agent for several well-known people, then gets actors to impersonate them and make outlandish statements that mar their character.
Reprints

[The Drug Swindle] (Table of Contents: 31)

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Sam Citron
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Rufus Hyatt; Blackjack Hart; Doctor Klemm
Synopsis
Clark berates women reporters as too intuitive and emotional, not allowing reason to rule. But Lois decides to prove that she doesn't need Superman to solve a case, a move that nearly costs her her life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits changed to match credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

Like Father, Like Son! (Table of Contents: 32)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Howard Brent; Raymond Brent; Mr. Hodges; Officer Clancey; Jed Scapely; Joe
Synopsis
Two men are running for the job of Public Works Commissioner, but one of them, Jed Scapely, uses an underhanded technique to undermine his opponent.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Smallville is not the town Superman grew up in in this story.

The Genie of the Lamp! (Table of Contents: 33)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Bernard Demarest, Jr.; Crawfish Cole
Synopsis
A wealthy cynic and misguided young man, is interested in collecting antiques, and gets the chance to buy Aladdin's Lamp...with disastrous results.
Reprints

Biographies (Table of Contents: 34)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Desris
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Short biographies on Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Wayne Boring, Jack Burnley, Don Cameron, Sam Citron, Ed Dobrotka, Whitney Ellsworth, Bill Finger, Stan Kaye, George Roussos, Alvin Schwartz, and Ira Yarbrough.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 35)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring; Jack Burnley
Inks
George Roussos; Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane

Indexer Notes

Small images of four Superman covers #31,33,34 and 35. Full size reprints are contained inside.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. "Look!" "Up in the Sky!" "It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's an--Imp?"
  5. 4. [Superman #30]
    Superman
  6. 5. Superman Alias Superman
    Superman
  7. 6. [The Arch-Swindler]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  8. 7. The King's Substitute!
    Superman
  9. 8. The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk!
    Superman
  10. 9. [Superman #31]
    Superman
  11. 10. Tune Up Time for Crime!
    Superman
  12. 11. A Dog's Tale!
    Superman
  13. 12. [The Aces Doonan Gang]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  14. 13. The Treasure House of History!
    Superman
  15. 14. [Superman #32]
    Superman
  16. 15. Superman's Search for Clark Kent!
    Superman
  17. 16. Crime on Skis!
    Superman
  18. 17. [Monkey Business]
    Lois Lane
  19. 18. Toys of Treachery!
    Superman
  20. 19. [Superman #33]
    Superman
  21. 20. Dimensions of Danger!
    Superman
  22. 21. The Country Doctor!
    Superman
  23. 22. [The Purloined Piggy Bank]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  24. 23. The Compass Points to Murder!
    Superman
  25. 24. [Superman #34]
    Superman
  26. 25. The United States Navy!
    Superman
  27. 26. [The Foiled Frame-Up]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  28. 27. The Canyon that Went Berserk!
    Superman
  29. 28. When the World Got Tired!
    Superman
  30. 29. [Superman #35]
    Superman
  31. 30. Fame for Sale!
    Superman
  32. 31. [The Drug Swindle]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  33. 32. Like Father, Like Son!
    Superman
  34. 33. The Genie of the Lamp!
    Superman
  35. 34. Biographies
  36. 35. [Back Cover]
    Superman
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