Superman_logoThe 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 American Way.

    Oversized 9.25" x 12"” full-color hardcover-with-dustjacket, 184 pp, $49.99.

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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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    New Release

    Superman : Silver Age Dailies Vol. 2: 1961-1963

    by Jerry Siegel and Wayne Boring
    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 himself.

    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.

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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.