(1982)

DC, 1982 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
1.95 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (Consulting Editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
album-size; 8.5" x 11.5"
Paper Stock
newsprint
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

Printed in West Germany. This book contains material that was prepared by the U.S. editorial team for the German market, and is copyright 1981. This was first printed in Superman Album (Ehapa Verlag, 1982 series) #1 (Januar 1982), where it was in German, but this is the first English printing.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adrian Gonzales
Inks
Adrian Gonzales ?
Colors
Dykeman ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superman-Red; Superman-Blue; Terra-Man; Lex Luthor; Nova
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dykeman listed as cover artist in Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Robin Snyder notes on the GCD mailing list in 2009 that Gonzales told him to have worked on the cover and the story.

DC Comics Presents Superman Spectacular (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Adrian Gonzales
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

Title page and indicia page; art from story page 4.

Startling Saga of Superman-Red & Superman-Blue (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 46 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis (plot); Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Adrian Gonzales
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-5054
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superman-Red; Superman-Blue; Terra-Man; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; Inspector Henderson; Steve Lombard
Synopsis
Terra-Man finds some red kryptonite in space and decides to team up with Luthor. Together, they manage to expose Superman to it, but it just splits him in two. The villains escape to figure out their next step. After harnessing magical energy power, they fight the two Supermen. Terra-Man is captured, but then the Supermen merge again. Luthor, using magical energy, seriously injures Lois. Superman arrives, but Lois is dying due to the energy. Superman's love for Lois overcomes the magical energy which backfires on Luthor, allowing Lois to live and Superman to capture Luthor.
Reprints
Keywords
red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

This is the first in-continuity appearance of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue. They had appeared earlier in an imaginary story in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #162 (July 1963).

Gonzales credit from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Robin Snyder notes on the GCD mailing list in 2009 that Gonzales told him to have worked on the cover and the story. The owner of page 31 of Job Number S-5054 notes that on the back of the page in the bottom right corner, in pencil, someone wrote: "Ernie Chua (P)", and underneath: "Vince Colleta (I)".

[Blank Pages] (Table of Contents: 3)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover are blank.

[Shield Logo] (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

A Superman Shield Logo is the only thing on the back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. DC Comics Presents Superman Spectacular
    Superman
  3. 2. Startling Saga of Superman-Red & Superman-Blue
    Superman
  4. 3. [Blank Pages]
  5. 4. [Shield Logo]
    Superman
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