Giant Superboy Album #13

Published
October 1975
Page count
64
Cover price
0.40 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Planet Comics (1)
 
Planet Comics (1)

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superboy) Cover, 1 page

"Come with me on my most exciting escapades!"

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller (Adventure #198)
 
John Sikela, penciller (Superboy #32)
 
, penciller (Australian composition)
 
Sy Barry, inker (Adventure #198)
 
John Sikela, inker (Superboy #32)
 
, inker (Australian composition)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

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First published in this issue

Notes

Cover composede of images from splash pages of the featured stories in Adventure Comics #198 and Superboy #32.

Show/hide 1. His Majesty King Superboy (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Richard Bayne (intro, villain)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Sikela, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #32 (April 1954)
His Majesty King Superboy!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Superboy Comic (Murray, 1976 series) #116 ([July 1979?])
His Majesty King Superboy

Synopsis

An old document makes it appear Smallville is actually a Kingdom so the town appoints Superboy king until everything can be straightened out.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (The Spectre) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; the Chief; The Blue Flame [Dr. Mephisto] (villain; introduction)

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
Bernard Baily, line art
Text
Bernard Baily, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [attributed]

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First print
United States
More Fun Comics (DC, 1936 series) #65 (March 1941)
Dr. Mephisto

Synopsis

While the Spectre is being blamed for a rash of weird robberies involving the mysterior "Blue Flame," Jim Corrigan gets on the track of the real perpetrator, one Dr. Mephisto, magacian extraordinaire!

Notes

The Spectre and Jim Corrigan appear simultaneously for the first time.

Show/hide 3. The Bizarro-Legion (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Ultra Boy; Mon-El; Light Lass; Element Lad; Cosmic Boy]; Time Trapper; Legion of Stupor-Bizarros [Bizarro-Superboy; Bizarro-Lightning Lad; Bizarro-Invisible Kid; Bizarro-Chameleon Boy; Bizarro-Brainiac 5; Bizarro-Saturn Girl; Bizarro-Ultra Boy; Bizarro-Mon-El; Bizarro-Cosmic Boy]

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Text
David Huffine, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #329 (February 1965)
The Bizarro-Legion!
Also printed
Australia
Super Heroes Album (Murray, 1977 series) #12 ([April 1979])
The Bizarro-Legion Part 2: The Mad, Mad, Mad Bizarro-Legion
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #57 (February 1985)
[Part I]: The Bizarro-Legion!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #4 (January 1994)
[Part I]: The Bizarro-Legion!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #Volume 2 ([April] 2008)
The Bizarro-Legion!

Synopsis

The Legion rejects Bizarro-Superboy's request for membership, so he sets off to create his own Legion. But Superboy, with Element Lad's aid, tricks Bizarro-Superboy into disbanding the Bizarro-Legion.

Notes

The Legionnaires switch from flight belts to rings in this story.

Show/hide 4. The One-Man Army (John Jones, Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
John Jones, Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Martian Manhunter (John Jones; J'Onn J'Onzz)Captain Harding; The General

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller , scripter
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #254 (April 1958)
The One-Man Army
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1 (2007)
The One-Man Army

Synopsis

Manhunter takes on the General who has assembled an army of crime.

Show/hide 5. The Trial of Superboy (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jerry Coleman , scripter
Art
Creig Flessel, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited] (credited editor editor)
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #63 (March 1958)
The Trial of Superboy
Also printed
United States
100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-15 (March 1973)
The Trial of Superboy
Show/hide 6. The Bangs that Boomerang (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art [as Geo Papp]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #147 (December 1949)
The Bangs That Boomerang!

Synopsis

Green Arrow fights a criminal with a weapon that can cause any gun to explode.

Show/hide 7. Powerstone (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor, Perry White, Lois Lane, Powerstone (intro)

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
John Sikela, line art [as Joe Shuster]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited as F. W. Ellsworth]
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Assistant Editor [attributed]
 
Mort Weisinger, original Assistant Editor [attributed]

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #47 (April 1942)
Powerstone
This version
Superman 252, June 1972

Synopsis

Luthor gains super strength in order to battle Superman in hand-to-hand combat. Luthor gains super strength in order to battle Superman in hand-to-hand combat after Brett Calhoun announces that he is going to give away half of his fortune ($3 million) to any man who can prove he is the richest man in Metropolis.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 0.66 pages

"We'll try to locate the buried city. You dig over there!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour
Characters
Shorty

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Blackhawk (DC, 1957 series) #198 (July 1964)
No title recorded
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #80 (February 1957)
Shorty

Synopsis

Shorty and his friend dig separate holes to try to find a buried city.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (The Sandman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Sandman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Larry Belmont; Mad Maddon (villain, introduction, death); Flip Benson (villain, introduction); Benson's hireling (villain, introduction); Frank Fencet (villain, introduction)

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Creig Flessel, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [attributed]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #51 (June 1940)
The Van Leew Emeralds

Synopsis

While searching a mug for the missing Van Leew Emeralds, the Sandman discovers a curious pawn ticket. So he changes to Wesley Dodds, picks up Dian, and then changes back to continue the search for the emeralds AND to figure out the significance of that pawn ticket.

Notes

Story title from the Archives reprint. The closing caption spells "Adventure" as "Adveneure".

Show/hide 10. The Super-Carnival from Space (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Pete Ross; Pa Kent (has hair); Interplanetary Circus [unnamed ringmaster (owner), unnamed eight-armed man, Lamic, Arago, Lazulo, Jensha, other unnamed circus performers]

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Sy Barry, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #198 (March 1954)
The Super-Carnival from Space!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Superboy Comic (Murray, 1976 series) #113 ([October 1978?])
The Super-Carnival From Space

Synopsis

An alien circus tries to force Superboy to join.

Notes

Compare "The Interplanetary Circus" in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #145 (May 1961).


Notes

Trade Practices Act advertisement included.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 1320

Entry created

  • 09/02/2004

Cover added

  • 09/02/2004

Index completed

  • 12/05/2004

Last updated

  • 15/09/2019