Superman: Past and Future

DC Comics

United States

Published
[December] 2008
Page count
196
Cover price
19.99 USD; 22.99 CAD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/558409

Credits

Editing
Bob Joy

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jaxon the Mighty; Abraham Lincoln; Lois Lane; Jor-El; Lara; Muto

Credits

Pencils
Carlos Pacheco
Inks
Jesus Merino
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Cover credited only to Pacheco on item, but signed by Pacheco & Merino on cover and credited to the duo on the DC website. Cover includes small reproductions of panels from the stories included in the volume.

Show/hide 1. Superman: Past and Future (Superman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Superman (the father of Klar Ken T5477)

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
John Sikela
Inks
George Klein
John Sikela

Notes

Frontispiece. Illustrated with panels from the stories from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #338 and Superman (DC, 1939 series) #48.

Show/hide 2. Superman: Past and Future Illustration, 2 pages

Featuring

Characters
Superman; Superboy; Superman (the father of Klar Ken T5477)

Credits

Pencils
Keith Pollard
George Papp
Curt Swan
Al Plastino
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
George Papp
George Klein
Al Plastino
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Title page. Illustrated with panels from DC Comics Presents Annual (DC, 1982 series) #2, Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #85, Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #338, and Superman (DC, 1939 series) #300.

Show/hide 3. Table of Contents Credits, 1 page

Credits

Art
Al Plastino
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Illustrated with a panel from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #300.

Show/hide 4. The Impossible Mission! (Superboy) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Tad Lincoln; Lex Luthor; John Wilkes Booth; red kryptonite

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
George Papp
Editing
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #85 (December 1960)
The Impossible Mission!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #30 ([January 1962])
The Impossible Mission!
 
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #11 (June 1965)
The Impossible Mission!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #8 ([November 1966?])
The Impossible Mission
 
United States
Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999) ([September] 1999)
The Impossible Mission!

Synopsis

Superboy travels to the past to prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but runs into the adult Lex Luthor who immobilizes Superboy with red kryptonite. When Luthor realizes he has prevented Superboy from saving Lincoln, he remorsefully flees the past in his time machine.

Show/hide 5. Autograph, Please! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Johnny Terrill; Alexander Breckenridge III; Dr. Mason; Sharpley; Mugsy; George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; Julius Caesar; Napoleon Bonaparte; Harry S. Truman; General Dwight D. Eisenhower; Walter Winchell; Danny Kaye; Eddie Kantor; Ray Milland; Marguerite Chapman; Leonardo Da Vinci; Rembrandt van Rijn; Robert Fulton; Sir Isaac Newton; Benjamin Franklin; Alexander Graham Bell

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Sikela
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (Original Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #48 (September-October 1947)
Autograph, Please!
Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comic (KGM, 1947 series) #6 (November 1947)
Autograph, Please!
 
Australia
The Mighty Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) ([December 1956?])
Autograph, Please
 
United States
Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-38 (October-November 1975)
Autograph, Please!
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #48

Synopsis

When the Daily Planet mounts an autograph contest, Superman helps Johnny Terrill collect signatures from around the globe and across time to give him the confidence to walk again. But Johnny has to compete against a young heir and his crooked bodyguards, who actually want to collect signatures so they can later forge checks. When Lois and the heir discover the bodyguards’ plans, Superman comes to their rescue, and then supplies Johnny with the winning autograph.

Notes

Story by-lined “by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.”

Show/hide 6. Rip Van Superman (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (Original Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #107 (August 1956)
Rip Van Superman
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #81 ([December 1956?])
Rip Van Superman
 
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #113 ([December 1956?])
Rip Van Superman
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #4 (Winter 1962)
Rip Van Superman
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #3 (September 1963)
Rip Van Superman
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #22 ([March 1966?])
Rip Van Superman
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #178 (September 1968)
Rip Van Superman
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #113 ([January 1969?])
Rip Van Superman
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #107

Synopsis

After over-exerting himself, Superman falls into a coma and awakens 1,000 years in the future. There he foils the plans of renegade scientist Drago and teaches the people of the future the folly of letting machines rule over them. As thanks, they use an experimental time travel machine to send him back to his own day, where he awakens from his coma.

Notes

The story makes no logical sense, as Superman awakens from his coma after a week AND sleeps for a thousand years.

Show/hide 7. Superman Under the Red Sun! (Superman) Comic story, 13.667 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; The Superman Revenge Squad; Mr. Mxyzptlk robot; Perry White robot; Jimmy Olsen robot; Supergirl robot; Lex Luthor robot; Lois Lane robots; Martha Kent (memory); Jonathan Kent (memory); Lana Lang (memory); Chief Parker (memory); Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Red Kryptonite

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Al Platino
Inks
Al Plastino
Editing
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #300

Synopsis

The Superman Revenge Squad tricks Superman into following them into the far future where the sun has turned red and Superman loses his powers. Superman crosses the barren and strange future world to reach the Fortress of Solitude where he finds the means to return home.

Show/hide 8. Jimmy’s D-Day Adventure! (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8.667 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Adolf Hitler; General Dwight D. Eisenhower; Hermann Goering; Lotte Lutz

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Milton Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #86 (July 1965)
Jimmy's D-Day Adventure!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #24 ([December 1965?])
Jimmy's D-Day Adventure!
 
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #168 (December 1974-January 1975)
Jimmy's D-Day Adventure
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #13 ([October 1975??])
Jimmy's D-Day Adventure
From GCD
from Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #86

Synopsis

After Jimmy sees film of a look-alike Nazi officer standing with Adolf Hitler, he takes a time travel device of Professor Potter’s and joins the allied forces at D-Day. Accidentally infiltrating the Nazis, he uses his knowledge of the war to rise within the ranks, eventually posing for the newsreel footage he saw, before returning to the present.

Notes

Letters credit from GCD index of the original printing.

Show/hide 9. Lois Lane’s Romance with Jor-El (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane [also as Lo-Ane]; Jor-El; Lara; Superman [also as baby Kal-El]; Jax-Ur (unidentified); Marok; Zan-Ar; Ran-Zo; Prof. Gordon; Jimmy Olsen; Brainiac; Phantom Zone

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters
Milton Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #59

Synopsis

Lois travels across space and back in time to prevent Krypton from exploding and becomes Lara’s rival for Jor-El’s affections.

Notes

Letters credit from GCD index of original printing.

Show/hide 10. The Superman of 2965! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Superman [Clark Kent] (in video); Jay Senohl; Than Quor; PW-5598 (a computer); Jay L-3388 (unnamed); Lyra 3916 (intro); Muto (in photo); green kryptonite

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Editing
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #181 (November 1965)
The Superman of 2965!
Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #244 (November 1971)
The Superman of 2965!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #168 ([August 1973?])
The Superman of 2465
 
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #2 ([June 1979])
The Superman of 2465
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #181

Synopsis

In the year 2965, Klar Ken T5477 takes over the role of Superman from his father, a role passed from father to son since the original Superman 1,000 years before. Like his ancestor, Klar works in the news business, but unlike his ancestor he is immune to the effects of kryptonite, and paralyzed by seawater, which has been irradiated by a past atomic war. Assigned to track down the story on Muto, last seen on Neptune, Klar says good-bye to his co-worker and girlfriend Lyra 3916, who likes Klar, but dislikes Superman.

Show/hide 11. Muto – Monarch of Menace! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Muto; Lyra 3916; PW-5598; Lex Luthor (in video), Superman [Clark Kent] (in video); Lois Lane (in video); Superman the 5th (in video); Vyldan (in video); Jay L-3388; Superman the 4th (flashback); Superman the 7th [Kanton K-73] (flashback); Yann; Thargo; Von-Don

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Editing
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #338

Synopsis

Superman tracks Muto to sector Z-44, where the villain springs a series of traps on the hero, finally luring him into saving a trio of android children in the path of a wave of paralyzing toxic seawater.

Show/hide 12. Muto Versus the Man of Tomorrow! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Muto; Lyra 3916; Jay L-3388; PW-5598

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Editing
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #339

Synopsis

Using his heat vision, Superman reprograms the android children so they save him from the paralyzing seawater. Later, back on Earth, Muto challenges Superman again, but Superman creates a super-electric discharge to open a space-warp to Muto’s dimension and the villain is drawn home.

Show/hide 13. The Danger of the Deadly Duo! (Superman and Batman and Robin) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Batman [Bron Wayn E7705]; Joker (of 2967); Muto; Batman VI (flashback); Superman VI (flashback); Batman XV (flashback); Superman XV (flashback); Batman XIX (flashback)

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Editing
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)
E. Nelson Bridwell (Original Assistant Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from World’s Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #166

Synopsis

When Muto teams with the Joker of 2967 to battle Superman, the last descendant of Batman takes up the cape and cowl to help Superman and get revenge against the Joker, who's father killed his father.

Notes

Story incorrectly credited to Edmond Hamilton on item. The story refers to Superboy (not Superman) recently trapping Muto in his home dimension. In this story, exposure to seawater weakens Superman like kryptonite, rather than paralyzing him as previously.

Show/hide 14. Costume, Costume—Who’s Got the Costume? (Superman) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Green Lantern [Xenofobe; also as Father Time]; Jimmy Olsen; Josh Coyle; Lois Lane; Jaxon the Mighty; Legion of Super-Heroes [Mon-El; Duo Damsel; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Element Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy]; Time Trapper (behind the scenes); Madame Olga; Fortress of Solitude

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #295 (January 1976)
Costume, Costume-- Who's Got the Costume?
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #30 ([August 1977?])
Costume, Costume--Who's Got the Costume?
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Great Disaster Featuring the Atomic Knights (DC, 2016) (2014)
Costume, Costume--Who's Got the Costume?

Synopsis

Father Time steals Superman’s costume and Superman follows it to 2975, a future unlike the future he knows, an “Earth after disaster.” There, Superman meets Jaxon, who wears his costume and the two battle until they end up back in 1975. Father Time arrives and reveals that he is a Green Lantern from the 30th century. He explains that the Time Trapper eliminated all the other possible timelines, leaving only the one in which civilization is destroyed by a Great Disaster, so he pitted Superman against Jaxon so that the energy their fight generated could restore all of the possible futures.

Notes

The Green Lanterns’ battle with the Time Trapper must have been earlier than contemporaneous Legion stories, as Duo Damsel (retired) and Invisible Kid (deceased) are shown as active members. This story was part of a larger attempt by DC to explain their two primary timelines. See Amazing World of DC Comics, The (DC, 1974 series) #12.

Show/hide 15. Superman, 2001! (Superman) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Skyboy]; Jor-El; Lara; Lt. Thomas Clark; Gen. Kent Garrett; Pres. Wiener; Premier Leonov; Moka

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)
Bob Rozakis (Original Co-Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #300

Synopsis

What if Baby Kal-El landed on Earth in 1976? Found by the American military just ahead of the Soviets, Kal-El is raised as a ward of the Army. Tensions over the alien superhuman, now called Skyboy, boil over in 1990 with both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. launching missiles. Skyboy destroys all of the weapons and abandons his Skyboy identity to live as Clark Kent. In 2001, the Soviets send Moka to Times Square to declare himself the person who saved the planet in 1990 and the rightful ruler of mankind, but Clark comes out of retirement, this time as Superman, and exposes Moka for the fraud he is.

Show/hide 16. The Last Secret Identity! Part 1: The Superwoman of Metropolis! (Superman and Superwoman) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Superwoman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superwoman [Kristin Wells]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen [also dressed as Elastic Lad]; King Kosmos; Linda Danvers [Supergirl]; Lana Lang (cameo); Morgan Edge

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Keith Pollard
Inks
Mike DeCarlo (finishes)
Tod Smith (“with a special inking assist”)
Colours
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from DC Comics Presents Annual (DC, 1982 series) #2

Synopsis

29th century professor Kristin Wells travels to the present to try and determine the alter ego of Superwoman, the last unrevealed secret identity. Arriving just before Superwoman makes her public debut fighting King Kosmos, Kristin suspects that Lois Lane or Supergirl wore the costume, but when they are knocked out when Kosmos arrives, Kristin herself has to go into action as Superwoman.

Show/hide 17. The Last Secret Identity! Part 2: A Madman Loose in Time (Superman and Superwoman) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Superwoman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Superwoman [Kristin Wells]; King Kosmos; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Flash [Barry Allen] (cameo); Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (cameo); Wonder Woman (cameo); Alfred Pennyworth; Robin [Dick Grayson] (cameo)

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Keith Pollard
Inks
Mike DeCarlo (finishes)
Tod Smith (“with a special inking assist”)
Colours
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)
Bob Rozakis (Original Co-Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from DC Comics Presents Annual (DC, 1982 series) #2

Synopsis

Superman revives and joins Superwoman in chasing King Kosmos across time.

Show/hide 18. A Hero Across the Eons (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Characters
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Superman [Clark Kent] (statue)

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Typeset

Notes

On the back cover. Illustration from the splash page of Superman (DC, 1939 series) #181.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 72886

Index completed

  • 07/04/2012