Superman Archives #5

DC Comics

United States

Published
[March] 2000
Page count
232
Cover price
49.95 USD; 76.00 CAD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/128270

Credits

Editing
Dale Crain (collection editor)
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
John Sikela
Colours
Jason Lyons

Notes

Superman illustration from first Superman story in Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #17 page 7.

Show/hide 1. No title recorded Credits, 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 2. Table of Contents Table of contents, 2 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 3. Foreword Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 3 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction
Characters
Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Mike Carlin
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
John Sikela
Colours
Digital Chameleon (reconstruction)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. Superman #17 (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Tojo; Hitler

Credits

Art
Fred Ray
Show/hide 5. Man or Superman? (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Talon [Albert Caldwell] (introduction); Lex Luthor (cameo); Ultra-Humanite (cameo); Eustace Watson (cameo)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
John Sikela [ as Joe Shuster]

Synopsis

Lois first suspects that Clark Kent is Superman, but he quickly convinces her he is not with some razzle dazzle super speed.

Notes

Pencils credited to John Sikela in Superman Archives 5. This is the only story during the 1940's in which Lois thinks Clark is Superman.

Show/hide 6. The Human Bomb (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Watkins (introduction)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster]

Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" on red background on his cape.

Show/hide 7. Muscles For Sale (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; George Brant; Nat Folsom; Mike Mosby; Jake Massey (introduction)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster]

Notes

First appearance of Superman's Mountain Retreat, the precursor to the Fortress of Solitude.

Show/hide 8. When Titans Clash! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lex Luthor

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #17 (July-August 1942)
When Titans Clash!
Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #252 (May 1972)
When Titans Clash!
 
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #14 ([June 1976?])
When Titans Clash

Notes

Sequel to story in ACTION COMICS #47.

Show/hide 9. Superman #18 (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Art
Fred Ray
Show/hide 10. The Conquest of a City (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Carl Bland (introduction)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster]

Notes

Superman has a red "S" on yellow background on his cape.

Show/hide 11. The Heat Horror (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Ken Mellow; Glenn Calloway; Lex Luthor

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster]

Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" on yellow background on his cape.

Show/hide 12. The Man With the Cane (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Rita Allen; John Fleming; Count Armaund; Man With the Cane [Jim Mason]

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster]
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster]

Synopsis

Perry goes on vacation and leaves Lois as editor.

Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" in yellow shield on his cape, except when it's red.

Show/hide 13. The Snake (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Big Luke; Matt Hickey; The Snake [Bill Chantey]

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster]

Notes

Yellow S on yellow Shield on cape.

Show/hide 14. Superman #19 (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Art
Jack Burnley
Show/hide 15. Case of the Funny Paper Crimes (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sergeant Casey; Funnyface (introduction); Detective Craig; Prince Peril; Solitary Rider; Streak Duga; Happy Daze; Torgo; Machine-Gun Mike; Black Raider; Goola; Viper

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka
Inks
John Sikela

Notes

Funny Face is a dead ringer for Jerry Siegel.

Show/hide 16. Superman's Amazing Adventure (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Skeet Monahan

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster]

Notes

Most of the story is a dream. Superman has a yellow "S" on his cape.

Show/hide 17. The Canine and the Crooks (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Mr. Z [Oscar Lanchester]

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster]

Notes

Superman has a red "S" on his cape, except when it's yellow.

Show/hide 18. Superman, Matinee Idol (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel]
Pencils
Joe Shuster (pencil layouts)
Ed Dobrotka (finished pencils)
Inks
John Sikela

Synopsis

Clark and Lois go to the movies to watch the first Fleisher Superman cartoon, "The Mad Scientist".

Notes

The Archives do not credit Shuster's pencil layouts. This story is sometimes included in lists of "Imaginary Stories" but technically it's not.

Show/hide 19. Superman #20 (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Art
Jack Burnley
Show/hide 20. Superman's Secret Revealed! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Ironjaw Grogan (introduction); Luthor (cameo); Puzzler (cameo); Prankster (cameo)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster]
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster]

Synopsis

A practical joke by Lois exposes Clark's secret identity, forcing Clark Kent to "masquerade" as Superman.

Notes

Newspaper text on splash mentions Ed Dobrotka, Wayne Boring, Whitney Ellsworth, Harry Donenfeld, & Jack Liebowitz. Superman has a yellow "S" on his cape.

Show/hide 21. Destroyers from the Depths (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Tom; Adolf Hitler; Herr Fange

Credits

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

Synopsis

Superman battles a Nazi controlled Sea Serpent.

Show/hide 22. Lair of the Leopard (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Cal Johnson; Herman the Heroic [Herman Hoskins](introduction); Leopard [Sam Kennedy]

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster]

Synopsis

Superman meets Herman The Heroic, a super hero wantabe.

Show/hide 23. Not in the Cards (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Harlow Gates; Jim Cameron; Peter Fellows; Philip Brandon; Jake Clymer; Morton Thornton; PuzzlerSuperman; The Puzzler

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster]

Synopsis

The Puzzler, defeated in various card championships, vows to escape from prison and kill every one of the winners.

Notes

yellow S on cape. Pencils credited to Ed Dobrotka in the Archive.

Show/hide 24. Biographies (Contributors) Text article, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
Contributors
Genre
Biography

Credits

Author
Joe Desris
Rich Morrissey
Mark Waid
Letters
typeset

Notes

bios of Jerry Siegel; Joe Shuster; Jack Burnley; Ed Dobrotka; Leo Nowak; Fred Ray; and John Sikela.

Show/hide 25. Back Cover (Superman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Adolf Hitler; Hideki Tojo

Credits

Art
Fred Ray
Jack Burnley

Notes

Color reconstruction by Digital Chameleon.

Black and White reconstruction by Rick Keene.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34197

Entry created

  • 24/09/2007

Index completed

  • 15/09/2019

Last updated

  • 15/09/2019