The Man of
Steel's newspaper adventures ran for more than twenty-five years,
from 1939 until 1966, yet only the first three years have ever been
reprinted. The vast majority of the strips remain among the rarest
of all Superman collectibles. In a partnership between The Library
of American Comics and DC Comics, this series remedies that gap in
the Superman mythos by beginning a comprehensive archival program
to bring back into print every one of the Superman
newspaper strips. The complete comics will be published in three
sub-sets, starting with The Silver Age (1960s), then The Atomic Age
(1950s), and finally, The Golden Age (1940s). The black-and-white
dailies and color Sundays contained distinct storylines and will be
released in separate, concurrent, series.
Superman : Golden Age Sundays, 1943-1946
by Jack Burnley, Wayne
Boring, and more
Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney. Introduction by Mark Waid. Cover by Pete Poplaski.
The first book in our Superman Sundays series
collects 170 sequential Sunday pages that have never been
reprinted. These classic comics, beginning May 9, 1943 and
continuing through August 4, 1946, fill another major gap in the
Superman mythos. Superman was created in 1938 by two ambitious
Cleveland youngsters, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. Their defender
of the oppressed became an enduring smash sensation in comics,
radio, animation, television, and motion pictures. He remains the
little guy's White Knight, battling terrestrial and
extra-terrestrial menaces and standing for Truth, Justice, and the
Oversized 9.25" x 12"”
full-color hardcover-with-dustjacket, 184 pp,
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Superman : Silver Age Dailies Vol. 1: 1959-1961
by Jerry Siegel, Curt
Swan, Wayne Boring, and Stan Kaye
Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney, Introduction by Sidney Friedfertig, Foreword by Tom De Haven. Cover by Pete Poplaski.
"Better than an imaginary story—it's like discovering an entire alternate universe of famous Silver Age comic book stories by Jerry Siegel, Curt Swan, Stan Kaye, and Wayne Boring. These are versions that most Superman fans have never seen—taking place on what may be considered a brand new world—Earth-N for Newspapers!" — Dean Mullaney
This premiere volume boasts nearly 750 daily
strips — the complete episodes from April 6, 1959 through
August 12, 1961 — featuring artwork by the quintessential
Superman artists of the period: Curt Swan, Wayne Boring,
and Stan Kaye. The sixteen stories were scripted by Superman
co-creator Jerry Siegel, adapting then-current-and now
classic-comic book tales by Robert Bernstein, Otto Binder, Jerry
Coleman, and himself … including an alternate version of
Siegel's own poignant classic, "Superman's Return to Krypton!" The
covers are specially created by Pete Poplaski to evoke the look and
artistic style of the times. Volume One is an homage to the artwork
of penciller Curt Swan and inker Stan Kaye, and the distinctive
lettering of Ira Schnapp.
Oversized 11” x 8.5” full-color hardcover-with-dustjacket, 264 pp, $49.99. ISBN: 978-1-61377-666-7.
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Superman : Silver Age Dailies Vol. 2: 1961-1963
by Jerry Siegel and
Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney, Introduction by Sidney Friedfertig. Cover by Pete Poplaski.
The second volume of the Superman Silver Age daily
newspaper strips presents the never-before reprinted stories from
August 1961 through November 1963. Wayne Boring provides the
artwork, and once again, Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel scripts
adaptations of stories that first appeared in comic books. Siegel
and Boring offer alternate versions of now classic stories
originally written by Siegel himself, Batman co-creator Bill
Finger, Edmund Hamilton, and Leo Dorfman—and drawn in comic
books by Curt Swan, Al Plastino, Kurt Schaffenberger, and Boring
Stories include "The Feud Between Superman and Clark Kent," "The Day Superman Broke the Law," "The Reporter of Steel," "Lois Lane's Revenge on Superman," "The Invisible Lois Lane," and "The Man Who Betrayed Superman's Identity," among others.
Oversized 11” x 8.5” full-color hardcover-with-dustjacket, 288 pp, $49.99. ISBN 978-1-61377-923-1.
Superman TM and © DC
Superman was created in 1938 by two ambitious Cleveland youngsters, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. Their defender of the oppressed became an enduring smash sensation in comics, radio, animation, television, and motion pictures. He remains the little guy's White Knight, battling terrestrial and extra-terrestrial menaces and standing for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.