([June] 2011)

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Volume
9
Price
17.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale date
2011-06-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
978-1-4012-3122-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401231224 51799
Editing
Scott Nybakken (Editor); Whitney Ellsworth (Editor - Original Series)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard modern age US
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Reprints the Superman stories from Action Comics #48-52, Superman #16-17, and World's Finest Comics #6.

Creative credits from GCD indexes of the original issues.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray (primary Superman figure)
Inks
Fred Ray (primary Superman figure)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Superman figure taken from the cover of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #49.

The Superman Chronicles Volume Nine (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Frontispiece.

The Superman Chronicles Volume Nine (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray (Superman figure)
Inks
Fred Ray (Superman figure)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Superman figure taken from the cover of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #52.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

The Adventure of the Merchant of Murder (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; The Top [Jefferson Smith] (villain, introduction); Sid Speed (villain)
Synopsis
Clark Kent crusades against The Top, an avaricious owner of a second-hand auto business who deliberately and knowingly sells cars in seriously bad condition.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

The World's Meanest Man (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak (pages 1-6); John Sikela (pages 7-13) [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Leo Nowak (pages 1-6); Ed Dobrotka (pages 7-13) [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Charlie Grayson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When Lois and Clark take slum kids out into the country for a day, editor White decides to have the Planet sponsor a fund-raising campaign to build a resort for the underprivileged children out in the country. But Superman has to deal with someone who doesn't want that resort built because he has a grudge against the newspaper.
Reprints

[Terror from the Stars] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Professor Derman (death); Mr. Warren; Stan Emerson; Tom Nelson (villain, introduction); Abou Sabut (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Since nothing is really cooking in Metropolis, Perry orders Kent to write up an article on some hot controversial topic, and Clark picks out astrology as being a fake science. But when an eminent astrologer's predictions apparently come true, Superman enters the picture to uncover the truth and make the villain see stars!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the Archives.

Case of the Runaway Skyscrapers! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (layouts); John Sikela (finishes) [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mister Sinister (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Superman has to respond the to threats made by a Mr. Sinister, who uses a special ray-cannon to transport buildings, including the Daily Planet, into the Fourth Dimension, then return them again for profit.
Reprints

Racket on Delivery! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mr. Golden (shop keeper); Slats Morgan (villain, introduction); Vernon Hale (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Lois and Clark's lives are nearly forfeit when they bear down in their newspaper articles about local racketeers who are demanding fees from every truck that unloads in Metropolis.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[The Wizard of Chance] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); The Puzzler (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Superman must battle a twisted intellect who utilizes the principles of parlor games, tricks and puzzles to commit clever crimes.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

Man of Steel Versus Man of Metal (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Metalo (villain, introduction, unnamed scientist-inventor)
Synopsis
Superman meets Metalo, a scientist who has super strength and a metal suit, who has been committing the crimes that were blamed on the Man of Steel.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[Play Ball!] (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Stan Doborak (introduction); Mike Caputo (villain); Mabel Dawson (villain)
Synopsis
Clark and Lois are on the way to Florida to check out the status of the Metropolis baseball club, when they accidentally miss the train in a small town. Waiting for the next one, they spy a young man who has great prowess at pitching...a guy who wishes he could play for a professional club. Superman helps that small town boy become a professional baseball player.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Adolf Hitler; Hideki Tojo
Reprints

Man or Superman? (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Talon [Albert Caldwell] (introduction, villain); Lois Lane; Perry White; Luthor (cameo; villain); Ultra-Humanite (cameo; villain); Eustace Watson (cameo)
Synopsis
Lois first suspects that Clark Kent is Superman, but he quickly convinces her he is not with some razzle dazzle super speed.
Reprints

The Human Bomb (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Sgt. Casey; Perry White; Lois Lane; Watkins (introduction; villain)
Synopsis
A vicious criminal uses innocent people, trapped by hypnotic power, who are armed with a bomb apparatus which makes it possible for them to rob without opposition from the Police.
Reprints

Muscles for Sale! (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jake Massey (introduction; villain); Lois Lane; George Brant; Mrs. Brant; Mike Mosby (villain); Nat Folsom
Synopsis
Superman must solve a series of bold crimes that were pulled by ungainly men who look anything but formidable.
Reprints

When Titans Clash! (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Carlyle Allerton [Lex Luthor] (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Lex Luthor survives his execution in the electric chair, which only makes him more powerful, but yet he still can't match the strength of Superman...that is, until he discovers a way to fool Superman into handing over the Powerstone to him.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Prankster (villain)
Reprints

The Case of the Crimeless Crimes (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; the Prankster (villain, introduction); Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Perry White
Synopsis
Clark and Lois are directed to a story involving a weird figure calling himself the Prankster, who breaks into a bank, only to leave a black bag "on deposit" that is chock full of money.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Zatara; Congo Bill; Vigilante; Americommando
Reprints

The Emperor of America (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; The Emperor of America (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The President of the United States vacates his position in favor of The Emperor, who uses a non-resistance ray to take over America without firing a shot. He doesn't count on Superman providing any opposition, however.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Superman Chronicles Volume Nine
  3. 2. The Superman Chronicles Volume Nine
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  6. 5. The Adventure of the Merchant of Murder
    Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  8. 7. The World's Meanest Man
    Superman
  9. 8. [Terror from the Stars]
    Superman
  10. 9. Case of the Runaway Skyscrapers!
    Superman
  11. 10. Racket on Delivery!
    Superman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  13. 12. [The Wizard of Chance]
    Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. Man of Steel Versus Man of Metal
    Superman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  17. 16. [Play Ball!]
    Superman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  19. 18. Man or Superman?
    Superman
  20. 19. The Human Bomb
    Superman
  21. 20. Muscles for Sale!
    Superman
  22. 21. When Titans Clash!
    Superman
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  24. 23. The Case of the Crimeless Crimes
    Superman
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  26. 25. The Emperor of America
    Superman
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