SUPERMAN STORIES
                    A List of Holiday Superman Comic Stories
                        Version 2.00          March 2001

INTRODUCTION:  This document contains a list of all major Superman comic-book 
stories that fit into the current continuity.  Ever since the 1986 revamp 
that restarted Superman from square one, the Superman comic books have fit 
into a tightly-woven continuity.  Events from one story often lead into 
another, and subplots carry over from one major story line to the next.  When 
a character re-appears after a long absence, he will recall and may have been 
affected by the events of the story in which he last appeared.  Due to this 
tight integration, all previous stories (in the current continuity) are "real 
history" and thus possibly relevant to any other Superman story.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER:  Superman and all related characters are trademarks of DC 
Comics.  Mention of these characters in this document is without permission 
of DC Comics, but said use is not intended to challenge DC's trademark rights 
or copyrights.  Readers who want to learn more about Superman are encouraged 
to purchase the comic books.  The author strongly suggests that this document 
be distributed free of charge.

AUTHORSHIP:  This list was compiled by David T. Chappell, and it was his 
opinion alone that determined whether a Superman story was worthy of 
inclusion in this document.  It is based on the Superman comic books that he 
possesses.  Comments, suggestions, and corrections may be sent via Internet 
e-mail to dtc@acpub.duke.edu.

AVAILABILITY:  This list is available on the World Wide Web at the Superman 
Homepage at http://www.supermanhomepage.com/comics/comics-christmas.html.  The 
Superman FAQ is available at the same site.

TITLE ABBREVIATIONS:  The following abbreviations are used within the list to 
indicate the title of the various comic books.

Abbreviation  Title
===================================================
ACTION        ACTION COMICS
ADVENTURES    THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN
MAN O'STEEL   SUPERMAN:  THE MAN OF STEEL
SUPERMAN      SUPERMAN (Volume 2)



REGULAR SERIES:  Shown below are important events and major storylines from 
the regular Superman titles.  They are listed in chronological order starting 
with the first holiday issues of the revamped Superman.

Story/Event                                           Title       Issue  Date
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-*- 1986 -*-

Bloodsport                                            SUPERMAN      4   Apr 87
writer:  John Byrne  penciller:  John Byrne  inker:  Karl Kesel
colorist:  Anthony Tollin  letterer:  John Costanza
editors:  Andrew Helfer & Mike Carlin
  Christmas (December 23)
  first Bloodsport; Jimmy Olsen, Lucy Lane, Vietnam veterans

-*- 1987 -*-

He Only Laughs When I Hurt                            SUPERMAN     16   Apr 88
writer:  John Byrne  penciller:  John Byrne  inker:  Karl Kesel
colorist:  Tom Ziuko  letterer:  John Costanza  editor:  Michael Carlin
  Christmas (Christmas week)
  first Prankster, kidnaps Lois Lane; first Supergirl

-*- 1989 -*-

Ex-Machina                          CHRISTMAS WITH THE SUPER-HEROES #2  1989
writer & penciller:  Paul Chadwick  inkter:  John Nyber
colorist:  Tom McCraw  letterer:  John Costanza  editor:  Mark Waid
  Christmas (Christmas night)
  Superman helps a desperate, stranded motorist

Homeless for the Holidays                           ADVENTURES  462   Jan 90
writer:  Roger Stern  penciller:  Dan Jurgens  inker:  Art Thibert
colorist:  Glenn Whitmore  letterer:  Albert De Guzman  editor:  Mike Carlin
Santa's helper:  Jon Peterson
  Christmas
  Alice homeless, living in Planet building storeroom;  "The Giving Season" 
  editorial by Perry White; Clark leaves the Daily Planet for Newstime; 
  Christmas in Smallville

-*- 1990 -*-

Worlds Collide                                      WORLD'S FINEST  Book Two
writer:  Dave Gibbons  illustrators:  Steve Rude & Karl Kesel
colorist:  Steve Oliff  letterer:  Bill Oakley  editor:  editor:  Mike Carlin
  Christmas (holiday season through Christmas Eve)
  Christmas with orphans at Midway; Joker, Luthor, Batman, Superman

Face to Face With Yesterday                           ADVENTURES  474   Jan 91
writer:  Dan Jurgens  penciller:  Dan Jurgens  inker:  Art Thibert
colorist:  Glenn Whitmore  letterer:  Albert De Guzman  editor:  Mike Carlin
assistant editor:  Dan Thorsland
  New Years (New Year's Eve)
  drunk driving; flashback to Clark's high school years; euthenasia

Worlds at War                                      WORLD'S FINEST  Book Three
writer:  Dave Gibbons  illustrators:  Steve Rude & Karl Kesel
colorist:  Steve Oliff  letterer:  Bill Oakley  editor:  editor:  Mike Carlin
  New Year's (New Year's Eve & Morning)
  Luthor & Joker attack each other's holdings; Batman, Superman

-*- 1991 -*-

Friends in Need                                       ACTION      673   Jan 92
writer:  Roger Stern  artists:  Bob McLeod & Denis Rodier
colorist:  Glenn Whitmore  letterer:  Bill Oakley  editor:  Mike Carlin
assistant editor:  Dan Thorsland
  Thanksgiving
  Jimmy Olsen homeless; Hellgrammite; Manheim


Metropolis Mailbag                                    SUPERMAN     64   Feb 92
writer:  Dan Jurgens  art::  Jackson Guice
colorist:  Glenn Whitmore  letterer:  John Costanza  editor:  Mike Carlin
assistnat editor:  Dan Thorsland
  Christmas (December 23)
  Superman & Lois go through mail to Superman; help Holocost survivor & heart 
  transplat; Santa visits children at the Planet

Christmas in Suicide Sluberland                       ADVENTURES  487   Feb 92
writer:  Jerry Ordway  penciller:  Tom Grummett  inker:  Doug Hazlewood
colorist:  Glenn Whitmore  letterer:  Albert De Guzman
editor:  Mike "Santa" Carlin   assistant editor:  Dan "Frosty" Thorsland
  Christmas (Christmas Day)
  Bibbo & Olsen play Santa & elf at Children's Aid Society; 
  Olsen returns to Mom

-*- 1992 -*-

Metropolis Mailbag II                                 SUPERMAN     76   Feb 93
writer:  Dan Jurgens  penciller:  Dan Jurgens  inker:  Brett Breeding
colorist:  Glenn Whitmore  letterer:  John Costanza  editor:  Mike Carlin
assistant editor:  Jennifer Frank
  Christmas (Christmas Eve)
  Funeral for a Friend, Part 4
  Justice League answers Superman's mail, reunites family & build home;
  Clark's friends spend Christmas together

-*- 1993 -*-

Obsessions                                            MAN O'STEEL  31   Mar 94
  winter, but not a holiday story

-*- 1994 -*-

Shadows                                               SUPERMAN     97   Feb 95
writer:  Dan Jurgens  penciller:  Dan Jurgens  inker:  Brett Breeding
colorist:  Glenn Whitmore  letterer:  John Costanza  editor:  Mike Carlin
assistant editor:  Chris Duffy
  Christmas (Christmas Eve)
  Superman delivers a baby; first Shadowdragon

Christmas Thieves                                     ADVENTURES  520   Feb 95
writer:  Karl Kesel  penciller:  Stuart Immonen  inker:  Jose Marzan
colorist:  Glenn Whitmore  letterer:  Albert Deguzman  editor:  Mike Carlin
assistant editor:  Chris Duffy
  Christmas (Christmas Eve)
  Night of a Hundred Thieves:  100 thieves plague Metropolis; 
  Superman and police must stop them all

Like Fire From the Dark                               ACTION      707   Feb 95
writer:  David Michelinie  penciller:  Jackson Guice  inker:  Denis Rodier
colorist:  Glenn Whitmore  letterer:  Bill Oakley  editor:  Mike Carlin
assistant editor:  Chris Duffy
  New Years (New Year's Eve)
  Shadowdragon; "New You" Gala; "It's a Wonderful Life" theater fight

Kill Fee                                              SUPERMAN    109   Feb 96
writer:  Dan Jurgens  penciller:  Ron Fenz  inker:  Joe Rubinstein
colorist:  Glenn Whitmore  letterer:  John Costanza  editor:  K. C. Carlson
assistant editor:  Mike McAvennie
  Christmas (Christmas Eve)
  Metropolis Mailbag story; former Team Luthor leader attacks Superman

The Benefaction of Peace                              HOLIDAY BASH  1    1997
writer:  Barry Jameson  penciller:  Graham Nolan  inker:  Josef Rubinstein
colorist:  Jason Wright  letterer:  Albert DeGuzman  editor:  Darren Vincenzo
  Christmas (Christmas Day)
  flashback to Superman's first Christmas in Metropolis

-*- 1999 -*-

The Iron Hand of Kindness                             MAN O'STEEL  87   Mar 99
writer:  Mark Schultz  penciller:  Doug Mahnke  inker:  Dennis Janke
colorist:  Glenn Whitmore  letterer:  Ken Lopez  editor:  Joey Cavalieri
assistant editor:  Maureen McTigue
  Thanksgiving
  sad Thanksgiving at the Kents; Kal-El commits to staying Superman full-time

-*- 2000 -*-

All I Want for Christmas                              ACTION      762   Feb 00
writer: Joe Kelly  pencillers: German Garcia & Kano  inker: Joe Rubinstein
colorist: Glenn Whitmore & WildStorm FX  letterer: John Costanza
editor: Eddie Berganza  associate editor: Maureen McTigue
  Christmas season; Christmas shopping
  La Encantadora and the Demon cause trouble at Dacy's department store

Say Goodbye                                           SUPERMAN    153   Feb 00
writer: Jeph Loeb  penciller: Mike McKone  inker: Marlo Alquiza
colorists: Tanya and Richard Horie  lettering: Comicraft
editor: Eddie Berganza  associate editor: Maureen McTigue
  Christmas Eve
  space battle with Imperiex

A Night at the Opera                                  ADVENTURES  575   Feb 00
plotter: Stuart Immonen  dialogue: Mark Millar
penciller: Yanick Paquette  inkers: Dexter Vines, Rich Faber, & Jim Royal
colorist: Glenn Whitmore  seps: WildStorm FX  letterer: Bill Oakley
editor: Eddie Berganza  associate editor: Maureen McTigue
  unspecified holiday season
  Lane and Luthor at opera while Luthor causes trouble around town

Superman Y2K, Part One                                SUPERMAN Y2K  1   Feb 00
writer: Joe Kelly
art: Butch Guice with Kevin Conrad, Mark Propst, & Richard Bonk
colorist: Pat Garrahy  seps: Digital Chameleon  letterer: Clem Robins
editor: Eddie Berganza  associate editor: Maureen McTigue
  New Years Eve & New Years Day
  Brainiac 13 unleashes horror at start of Y2K; remake of Metropolis

-*- 2001 -*-

Help!                                                 SUPERMAN 165   Feb 01
writer: Jeph Loeb  penciller: Ed McGuinness  inker: Cam Smith
colorists: Tanya and Richard Horie  lettering: Richard Starkings
editor: Eddie Berganza  assistant editor: Tom Palmer, Jr.
  Christmas Season
  Superman gives Christmas gifts to JLA members; Linear Men & Warworld

World Without Superman                                MAN O'STEEL 109  Feb 01
writer:  Mark Schultz  penciller:  Duncan Rouleau  letterer:  Ken Lopez
inkers:  Jamie Mendoza and Marlo Alquiza  colorist:  Wildstorm FX 
editor: Eddie Berganza  assistant editor: Tom Palmer, Jr.
  Christmas Season
  Liri Lee of Linear Men shows Kal-El possible future in world w/o Superman

Fireside Chat                                         ACTION      774   Feb 01
writer: Joe Kelly  penciller: Eric Canete  inker: Juan Vlasco
colorist: Rob Schwager  letterer: Richard Starkings
editor: Eddie Berganza  assistant editor: Tom Palmer, Jr.
  New Years Eve
  Luthor moves into White House; New Years Eve at the Lanes';
  Scorch battles Kal-El and Martian Manhunter in D.C.

-*- 2001 -*-

Metallo & Toyman                                         SUPERMAN 177  Feb 02
writer: Jeph Loeb  penciller: Ed McGuinness and Kevin Maguire  inker: Cam Smith
While trying to answer his Christmas Email, Superman is confronted with a battle between Metallo and the new Toyman who claims that Metallo's parts belong to him.

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