Giant Superman Album #16

Published
November 1970
Page count
68
Cover price
0.20 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

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

"Here's a fantastic collection of famous firsts.. featuring two beauties.. and three baddies!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
W-141
Characters
Superman; Lori Lemaris; first Supergirl (not Kara); Brainiac; Mala; Metallo; green kryptonite

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #217 (June-July 1969)
Untitled
Show/hide 1. The Outlaws from Krypton (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 2. The Girl in Superman's Past (Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 3. The Super-Duel in Space (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman (brief origin); Lois Lane; Brainiac (villain, intro); Professor Kimda; Superboy (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superboy (flashback); Kandor (intro); Fortress of Solitude

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Assistant Editor
 
George Kashdan, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #242 (July 1958)
The Super-Duel in Space
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #134 ([September 1958?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #102 (October 1958)
The Super-Duel In Space
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2 (1960 [January 1961])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #37 ([May 1966?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #217 (June-July 1969)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973 series) #23 ([May 1974?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
Australia
Krypton Chronicles (Murray, 1982?) ([August 1982?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Super-Duel in Space

Synopsis

While Clark Kent and Lois Lane are passengers on an experimental rocket, the rocket is snagged by the alien Brainiac. Clark switches to Superman, but can't penetrate Brainiac's force shield, so moves the rocket out of the control of Brainiac's ship. Brainiac turns to his primary goal, which is to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth in order to restore them to normal size and repopulate his own planet, whose native people have all been wiped out by a plague. Superman returns to Metropolis, expecting Brainiac to also snatch that city, and through that gain entrance into Brainiac's ship. Once inside, he finds a bottle with a shrunken Kryptonian city. He enters the bottle, but loses his powers under its artificial gravity. There he seeks the help of a scientist who helps him plan a way to restore the cities of Earth while Brainiac lies in suspended animation for the trip back to his own planet. But unfortunately there isn't enough power to restore Kandor, so Superman places it in his Fortress until he can find a way, as Brainiac's ship rockets away, with Brainiac unaware that he is returning home empty-handed.

Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Brainiac and Kandor, but it is a later version with art altered to include Brainiac's head terminals.

Show/hide 4. Rogues' Gallery (Superman) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
W-426
Characters
Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Toyman; the Parasite; the Puzzler; the Prankster; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Jax-Ur; Kru-El; General Zod; Professor Vakox

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell , scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #389 (June 1970)
The Superman Legend: Rogues' Gallery!
Also printed
United States
The Amazing World of Superman, Metropolis Edition (DC, 1973 series) (1973)
Rogues' Gallery!
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #1 (September-October 1979)
Rogues' Gallery!

Notes

A short feature on Superman's enemies.

Show/hide 5. The First Supergirl (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Super-Girl; Jimmy Olsen; green kryptonite

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original Editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #123 (August 1958)
The Three Magic Wishes, Chapter I: The Girl of Steel
First print
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6 (Winter 1962-1963)
The First Supergirl!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
The First Supergirl
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #217 (June-July 1969)
The First Supergirl!

Notes

This story is not Kara Zor-El. The artwork has been slightly changed in this reprint version. The end of the feature advertises Supergirl in Super Adventure Comics.

Show/hide 6. The First Superman Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction
Characters
Angus MacAskill; P.T. Barnum; Tom Thumb; Queen Victoria; Lars Smith

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
 
Mort Weisinger, scripter
 
George Kashdan, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Real Fact Comics (DC, 1946 series) #20 (May-June 1949)
The First Superman
Also printed
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #393 (May 1970)
The First Superman
 
Australia
Giant Flash Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #8 ([January 1971?])
The First Superman
Show/hide 7. The Menace of Metallo (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages
Show/hide 8. The Finest Airliner Display Ever! (Airfix) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Airfix

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 1383

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