Superman the Comic #4

Published
June 1980
Page count
100
Cover price
0.90 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Murray Comics (Red)
 
Murray Comics (Red)

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Chase to the End of Time! (Superman; The Flash) Cover, 1 page

"The Man of Steel and the Scarlet Speedster embark on a deadly "Chase to the End of Time!""

Featuring

Feature
Superman; The Flash
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2890
Characters
Superman; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Iylar

Credits

Art
José Luis García-López, penciller [signed as García-López]
 
Dan Adkins, inker [signed]
Colours
, colourist
 
Tatjana Wood, colourist (colour scheme)
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor [as Julie Schwartz]
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #1 (July-August 1978)
Chase to the End of Time!

Notes

There are some subtle differences in the colouring on this cover, suggesting it could have been recoloured for this Australia reprint. Changes include the circles behind Flash and the ray striking Superman.

Show/hide 1. Chase to the End of Time! (Superman; The Flash) Comic story, 42 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman; The Flash
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2782
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Islayn (villain, a Volkir); Aylem (villain, a Zelkot); Iylar; Reverse-Flash [Professor Zoom; Eobard Thawne]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Brainiac 5; Wildfire; Mon-El; Cosmic Boy; Princess Projectra]

Credits

Writing
Marty Pasko, scripter [credited as Martin Pasko]
Art
José Luis García-López, penciller [credited as Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez]
 
Dan Adkins, inker [credited]
Text
Ben Oda, letterer [credited] (#1)
 
Clem Robins, letterer [credited] (#2)
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor [as Julie Schwartz]
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #1 (July-August 1978)
Chase to the End of Time!
 
United States
DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #2 (September-October 1978)
Race to the End of Time!

Synopsis

The warring alien races the Volkir and the Zelkot come to Earth in pursuit of Zelkot Iylar who hopes to travel through time and prevent the aliens' war. The Zelkot threaten to destroy Earth if Flash does not help. But after Flash heads off after Iylar, the Volkir convince Superman to stop Iylar. In the 25th century, Superman secretly helps Flash deal with Professor Zoom, before the again pursue Iylar. After a number of stops across time, Superman and Flash catch up to Iylar, stop him from preventing the war, and neutralize the aliens' threat against the Earth in the present.

Notes

In order to merge the original two stories, the splash page from DC Comics Presents #2 has been omitted from this reprint. The 4th Superman-Flash race, after Superman #199, Flash #175 and World's Finest Comics #198-199.

Show/hide 2. Secret of the Talking Car (Mr. & Mrs. Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mr. & Mrs. Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2968
Characters
Superman (Earth-2); Lois Lane Kent (Earth-2)

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter [credited]
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, penciller [credited]
 
Frank Giacoia, inker [credited]
Text
Todd Klein, letterer [credited]
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor [credited as Julie Schwartz]
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #329 (November 1978)
Secret of the Talking Car

Synopsis

Lois and Clark's new car is stolen.

Notes

This feature is a reprint of the first Mr. & Mrs. Superman story, spinning off of the wedding story in Action Comics #484 (Fortieth Anniversary of first appearance of Superman and Lois Lane). This is an Earth-2 story. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Feature moves to Superman Family after this issue.

Show/hide 3. "Moon-Crossed" Love! (The Fabulous World of Krypton) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fabulous World of Krypton
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1183

Credits

Writing
Mike Friedrich, scripter [credited]
Art
Dick Giordano, line art [credited]
Text
Ben Oda , letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #255 (August 1972)
"Moon-Crossed" Love!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #96 ([May 1973?])
Moon-Crossed Love
Show/hide 4. Perry White, Jr., Demon Reporter (Perry White, Daily Planet Editor) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Perry White, Daily Planet Editor
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1423
Characters
Mr. Wheels (villain, introduction); Perry White, Jr. (introduction)

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter [as Alvin Schwartz]
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller [credited]
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor (US reprint co-editor)
 
Murray Boltinoff, original editor (US reprint co-editor)

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #108 (September 1956)
Perry White, Jr., Demon Reporter!
First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #175 (February-March 1976)
Perry White, Jr., Demon Reporter

Notes

Originally a Superman story in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #108 (September 1956), the feature for this version is Perry White.

Show/hide 5. Clark Kent's Mynah Dilemma (The Private Life of Clark Kent) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Private Life of Clark Kent
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-3122
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; April Marigold (cameo); May Marigold (cameo)

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, penciller
 
Dave Hunt, inker
Text
Albert DeGuzman, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #197 (September-October 1979)
Clark Kent's Mynah Dilemma
Also printed
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #5 (May-June 1980)
Clark Kent's Mynah Dilemma

Synopsis

txtTitle tglUntitled txtFirstLine txtPageCount txtJobCode txtPageCountTotal cboType cboGenre cboFeature txtCharacters txtScript txtPencils txtInks txtEditing txtLetters txtColours txtNotes txtSynopsis cboScriptId cboPencilsId cboInksId cboEditingId cboLettersId cboColoursId txtSequence Secret of the Talking Car 0 8 S-2968 95 Comic story Superhero Mr. & Mrs. Superman Superman (Earth-2); Lois Lane Kent (Earth-2) Cary Bates (credited) Kurt Schaffenberger (credited) Frank Giacoia (credited) Joe Orlando (original managing editor); Julie Schwartz (original editor, credited); E. Nelson Bridwell (original associate editor) Todd Klein (credited) "This feature is a reprint of the first Mr. & Mrs. Superman story, spinning off of the wedding story in Action Comics #484 (Fortieth Anniversary of first appearance of Superman and Lois Lane). This is an Earth-2 story. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Feature moves to Superman Family after this issue." Lois and Clark's new car is stolen. Not recorded Schaffenberger, Kurt (US) Giacoia, Frank (US) Not recorded Not recorded Not recorded 2

Show/hide 6. The Secret of the Eighth Superman (Superman) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1565
Characters
BB Farnum (villain); Winchem; Superman; Morgan Edge; Clark Kent; Steve Lombard

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter [credited]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller [credited]
 
Murphy Anderson, inker [credited]
Text
Ben Oda , letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor [credited]
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #269 (November 1973)
The Secret of the Eighth Superman!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #183 ([January 1975?])
The Secret of the Eighth Superman

Notes

This issue includes two pages of advertisements in interior: Seven Seas Stamps and Worldwide Stamps. Normally advertisements are on the covers only.

This and all subsequent issues of this title were classified as unrestricted in Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney), Friday 19 September 1980 (#136).

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Anthony Revill

AusReprints ID

  • 1171

Entry created

  • 14/01/2004

Cover added

  • 15/07/2015

Index completed

  • 26/04/2004

Last updated

  • 14/09/2019