Superman Comics Index (1938-1986)


  • Superman #307 (January)
    "Krypton - No More!" - Krypton -- No More - Part 1 of 3.
    Gerry Conway; Jose Luis Garcia Lopez & Frank Springer
    While Superman battles the Protector as he fights a war against pollution, Supergirl reveals there never was a Krypton and they are both mutants from Earth.

  • Action Comics #467 (January)
    "Stop it, Superman, You're Wrecking the World!" - Back up story: Krypto: The Superdog: "A Superman's Best Friend is his Superdog!"
    Gerry Conway; Curt Swan & Tex Blaisdell
    Superman stops the Borotavians from waging war and a criminal scientist from absorbing his sonic force and using it to create disasters. Krypto stops Mxyzptlk from erasing Metropolis.

  • Superman #308 (February)
    "This Planet is Mine!" - Krypton -- No More - Part 2 of 3.
    Gerry Conway; Jose Luis Garcia Lopez & Frank Springer
    Superman battles within himself over his origins, while defeating the Protector and his ally Radion, who wants to radiate the world. An armada heads for the planet Xonn.

  • Action Comics #468 (February)
    "Terra at Nine o'clock!" - The Terra-Man Show - Part 1 of 3. Back up story: Close-up Morgan Edge: "My son, the Orphan!"
    Cary Bates; Curt Swan & Tex Blaisdell
    Terra-Man hijacks the airwaves and forces the city to watch him battle Superman. Morgan Edge's mother encourages him to be proud of his humble past.

  • Superman #309 (March)
    "Blind Hero's Bluff!" - Krypton -- No More - Part 3 of 3.
    Gerry Conway; Jose Luis Garcia Lopez & Frank Springer
    Under an orange sun, a blind and weakened Superman saves the Xonnians from J'ai invaders. Supergirl reveals that she acted on the advice of Kandorian doctors to relieve Superman's war on pollution by misleading him as to his origins.

  • Action Comics #469 (March)
    "The Night Superman was Buried in Boot Hill!" - The Terra-Man Show - Part 2 of 3. Back up story: The Private Life of Clark Kent: "Clark Kent's Lonely Christmas!"
    Cary Bates; Curt Swan & Tex Blaisdell
    Unknow to Metropolis, Superman is foced to comply with Terra-Man's wishes or the city will be destroyed. Again people are forced to watch the Terra-Man show, which features Superman's death. A lonely Clark Kent bring Christmas joy to orphanes.

  • Superman #310 (April)
    "The Man with the Kryptonite Heart"
    Martin Pasko; Curt Swan & Tex Blaisdell
    Superman responds to a robbery of STAR Labs by the Skull organization. The brother of the original Metallo is critically injured and becomes the new Metallo and battles Superman. Dr. Michaels is revealed to be an inside man.

  • Action Comics #470 (April)
    "Even Superman must Die Sometime!" - The Terra-Man Show - Part 3 of 3. (Origin of Terra-Man summarized.)
    Cary Bates; Curt Swan & Tex Blaisdell
    Superman emerges from his grave as Terra-Man, with an alien out to kill him. With the help of Superman actor Greg Reed, Flash and Green Lantern, Superman defeats the alien and Terra-Man and regains his identity.

  • Superman #311 (May)
    Plague of the Antibiotic Man! - The Plague - Part 1 of 4.
    Martin Pasko; Curt Swan & Frank Springer
    At a conference in Central City, a survivor of Krypton, Nam-Ek arrives and a plague hits infecting Lois. Superman vows to end his career, believing he has accidentally killed Nam-Ek.

  • Action Comics #471 (May)
    "One of our Phatoms is Missing!" - The Phantom Zone Escapee - Part 1 of 3. Backup story: "The Long Weekend"
    Cary Bates; Curt Swan & Tex Blaisdell
    A Kyptonian escapee from the Phantom Zone, who is pretending to ghost of Clark's neighbor's wife, plans to destroy Superman. During a long weekend Clark finds a missing millionaire.

  • Superman #312 (June)
    Today the City . . . Tomorrow the World - The Plague - Part 2 of 4.
    Martin Pasko; Curt Swan & Frank Springer
    With Supergirl's help Superman discovers Nam-Ek was not killed but teleported to a space craft by Amalak, who is responsible for the plague. Supergirl is captured and faces death, while Superman returns to Earth with Nam-Ek to try and cure the plague.

  • Action Comics #472 (June)
    "The Phantom Touch of Death!" - The Phantom Zone Escapee - Part 2 of 3. Backup story: The Sporting Life of Steve Lombard: "If I'm over here . . . What am I doing over there?
    Cary Bates; Curt Swan & Tex Blaisdell
    Faora Hu-Ul, a Kryptonian martial arts expert and murderer, has used and old man's love for his late wife to escape the Phantom Zone. Superman must enter the Phantom Zone to stop her. Clark pranks Steve Lombard.

  • Superman #313 (July)
    "The only way you'll Save the Earth . . . Is over my Dead Body!" - The Plague - Part 3 of 4.
    Martin Pasko; Curt Swan & Dan Adkins
    Amalak know Clark is Superman. With Superman's covet aid, Supergirl escapes, but is aboard Amalak's ship when it explodes. Superman begins curing the victims by using Nam-Ek, but finds the carrier to be a shape shifter hiding as Jamie's dog.

  • Action Comics #473 (July)
    "The Great Phantom Zone Peril!" - The Phantom Zone Escapee - Part 3 of 3.
    Cary Bates; Curt Swan & Tex Blaisdell
    Faora uses a device that switches everyone in the Phantom Zone with everyone on Earth. When this happens Superman is released from the Zone in disguise and defeats her and the other villains.

  • Superman #314 (August)
    Before this Night is Over, Superman will Kill! - The Plague - Part 4 of 4.
    Martin Pasko; Curt Swan & Dan Adkins
    Superman discovers a way to slow the plague so it can be cured and that Amalak's plan is to force him to kill to destroy himself. Amalak kills himself to blame Superman, but fails. Supergirl goes to dispose of Amalak's body.

  • Action Comics #474 (August)
    "Will the Real Superman Please Show Up?" - Back up story: The Private Life of Clark Kent: "One for the Money!"
    Cary Bates; Kurt Schaffenberger & Tex Blaisdell
    While Clark appears an at TV show with six others, who have been thought to be Superman, he discovers and foils a plot by Dr. Light to discover his identity. Clark stops a lotto ticket thief.

  • Superman #315 (September)
    "Good Evening, Superman - - I'm Clark Kent . . . And You're Not!" - The Kryptonite Pipeline - Part 1 of 3.
    Martin Pasko; Curt Swan & Dan Adkins
    After banishing Nam-Ek to the Phantom Zone, Superman clashes with Blackrock and they temporarily switch identities. Superman stops Skull agents, who are discovered to have Kryptonite hearts.

  • Action Comics #475 (September)
    "The Super-Hero who Refused to Hang up his Boots!" - The Aging Hero - Part 1 of 2.
    Cary Bates; Kurt Schaffenberger & Francisco Chiaramonte
    Vartox feels the affects of aging and comes to Earth to find help, but triggers Karb-Brak's illness again. Superman battles Karb-Brak, who disappears only to attack Clark Kent, while on the air. Lori Lemaris captures law breakers on the seas.

  • Superman #316 (October)
    The "Heart Attack" that Crippled Superman! - The Kryptonite Pipeline - Part 2 of 3.
    Martin Pasko; Curt Swan & Dan Adkins
    While investigating the Skull agents' deaths, Superman discovers Dr. Michaels and some STAR secrets have disappeared. Metallo is back and leaves Superman for dead among Krypronite fragments and Clark is to get a new co-anchor

  • Action Comics #476 (October)
    The Attack of the Anti-Super-Hero - The Aging Hero - Part 2 of 2.
    Cary Bates; Kurt Schaffenberger & Vince Colletta
    Vartox revives his powers by absorbing the energy from Karb-Brak's illness curing both, however, Vartox believes he is from Earth and Superman was the one in need. Lois helps Superman snap Vartox back to normal.

  • Superman #317 (November)
    "The Killer with the Heart of Steel!" - The Kryptonite Pipeline - Part 3 of 3.
    Martin Pasko; Curt Swan & Dan Adkins
    Rain helps Superman escape Kryptonite trap. Metallo uses a teleporter to swipe hearts and tries to take Superman's next, but Superman defeats him. Dr. Michaels is revealed to be a SKULL agent, Martin Korda is Metallo and Lana Lang arrives to co-anchor.

  • Action Comics #477 (November)
    The Land-Lords of Earth! - Attack of the Lunarians - Part 1 of 2. Backup story: The Private Life of Clark Kent: One of those Days!
    Gerry Conway; Curt Swan & Francisco Chiaramonte
    People living inside the hollow moon, who are intent on taking over the Earth, dispatch Earth's heroes and capture Superman. Clark has to lead fans on a tour of WGBS.

  • Superman #318 (December)
    "The Wreck of the Cosmic Hound"
    Martin Pasko; Curt Swan & Francisco Chiaramonte
    Superman responds a distress signal from light years away. Upon arrival at the source he rescues a woman, who has been held captive and kept alive by super intelligent dogs for over 300 years. She is finally able to die with dignity.

  • Action Comics #478 (December)
    Earth's Last Day! - Attack of the Lunarians - Part 2 of 2.
    Gerry Conway; Curt Swan & Francisco Chiaramonte
    While the Earth suffers, Superman battles the King of the Lunarians. During the battle Superman creates an artificial world and bluffs the Lunarians into taking it and abandoning Earth.

Superman Comics Index (1938-1986)


Ultimately we would like to be able to list for you the entire run of Superman comics from 1938 through to 1986, an era of comics encompassing the Golden Age, through the Silver Age and up to the 1986 revamp. At this point in time we only have a list of the Superman and related comics from 1976 through to 1986. A listing of the regular Superman titles before the John Byrne 1986 mini-series The Man of Steel that revamped the storyline used in the comics. For accuracy almost every entry is based upon actually looking in the issue, and not memory or another source.

This listing is done in the order for when a comicbook issue was published. Remember, the month dates are from the issue covers, not the actual date when the comic was on sale.

Where possible, the Writer, Penciller and Inker for each issue is listed under the Comic's Title and Date.

We also suggest DarkMark's excellent Comic Index lists.


1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980
1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986

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