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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2004, 08:18:47 PM »

Gotta love that last one with the rainbows from the finger-tips.

Turns out Superman's "secret power" is the "Gay Ray"...allowing him to redecorate a room with a mere gesture.  :roll:
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2004, 10:59:31 PM »

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Gotta love that last one with the rainbows from the finger-tips.

Turns out Superman's "secret power" is the "Gay Ray"...allowing him to redecorate a room with a mere gesture.  :roll:


Curse that Pink Kryptonite...

And please used spoiler warnings next time Wink
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2004, 12:00:08 AM »

LOL!  You guys really made me crack up on that one (gay ray thingie)!  It's not everyday that a space villain like me smiles - I won't shrunk your respective cities for an extra month... Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2004, 02:57:26 AM »

Alright – 1 month to go Weisingerites, and here’s a more detailed sneak preview courtesy of the Grand Comics Database - all covers are by Curt Swan & Stan Kaye:


Action 241 (June 1958)
“The Super-Key To Fort Superman”
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: Wayne Boring
[First appearance of Arctic Fortress of Solitude; generally considered to mark the beginning of Superman’s “Silver Age”]
- reprinted in the Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told, and Superman Annual 1, among other places



Superman 122 (July 1958)
“The Secret of the Space Souvenirs”
Writer: Otto Binder?
Artist: Al Plastino
- reprinted in Best of DC digest 12

“Superman In the White House”
Writer: ?
Artist: Al Plastino
[Semi-imaginary story – Jimmy Olsen dreams of Superman becoming President]
- reprinted in Superman Annual 7

“The Super-Sergeant”
Writer: ?
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye



Action 242 (July 1958)
“The Super-Duel In Space”
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
[First appearance of Brainiac; first appearance of Kandor]
- reprinted in Superman Annual 2, and Superman 217 giant



Superman 123 (August 1958)
“The Girl of Steel”
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Dick Sprang
Inker: Stan Kaye
[Prototype "Super-Girl" appears in this story]
-Reprinted in Supergirl Archives volume 1, Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told, among other places


Action 243 (August 1958)
“The Lady and the Lion”
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
[Superman vs. Circe – Kandor cameo appearance]
- reprinted in Superman Annual 3


Superman 124 (September 1958)
“The Super-Sword”
Writer: Jerry Coleman?
Artist: Al Plastino
- reprinted in Superman Annual 7

“Mrs. Superman”
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
[Clark & Lois are trapped on a desert isle. Believing his powers permanently gone, Clark reveals his identity and proposes marriage (!!)]
- reprinted in 80-page giant 14 from 1965

“The Steeplejack of Steel”
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye


Action 244 (September 1958)
“The Super-Merman of the Sea”
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
[Introduction of undersea Fortress of Solitude]
- reprinted in Superman 187 giant


Action 245 (October 1958)
“The Shrinking Superman”
Writer: ?
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
[First Kandorian villain (Zak-kul), first use of an “enlarging” ray by a Kandorian]


Superman 125 (November 1958)
“Lois Lane’s Super-Dream”
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
[semi-imaginary story in which Lois dreams she acquires super-powers]
- reprinted in Lois Lane Annual 1

“Clark Kent’s College Days”
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: Al Plastino
[Flashback relates when “Superboy” became “Superman” during Clark’s college years]
- reprinted in Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told, Superman 183 giant

“Superman’s Mystery Power”
Writer: Jerry Coleman?
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
- reprinted in Superman Annual 7


Action 246 (November 1958)
“Krypton On Earth”
Writer: ?
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye


Action 247 (December 1958)
“Superman’s Lost Parents”
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
- reprinted in Superman 193 giant


Superman 126 (January 1959)
“Superman’s Hunt For Clark Kent”
Writer: ?
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye

“The Spell of the Shandu Clock”
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Stan Kaye
- reprinted in Best of DC digest 38

“The Two Faces of Superman”
Writer: Jerry Coleman
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
[Superman masquerades as Alfred E. Neuman (!!)]
- reprinted in Superman Annual 3
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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2004, 01:52:31 AM »

I can't wait!  I advance ordered mine from Discount Comic Book Service at an incredible price, but this is the first archive in years I'd have willingly paid cover price for.  

Hope it does so well we get a Volume 2 fast-tracked for next fall!
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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2004, 03:22:03 AM »

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I can't wait!  I advance ordered mine from Discount Comic Book Service at an incredible price, but this is the first archive in years I'd have willingly paid cover price for.  

Hope it does so well we get a Volume 2 fast-tracked for next fall!


I am hyper excited about this one, the only other archive that I own is the Supergirl v2. Of course I will be getting this one as well Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2004, 06:59:32 PM »

SuperMonkey, do yourself a favor and get World's Finest Archives, either volume (or better yet, both).  

The first volume is due for re-release soon for just $19.99, and that's before any price breaks you might find on the 'net!  So you have no excuse.  :wink:

This is some great stuff with art by Curt Swan and Dick Sprang and terrically fun stories.  Trust me, you can't go wrong.
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« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2004, 11:08:42 PM »

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The first volume is due for re-release soon for just $19.99, and that's before any price breaks you might find on the 'net!  So you have no excuse.  :wink:


The $19.95 price was a rumor that was specifically denied by DC.  See DC Archives Message Board and DC Universe Archives message board.
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