Superman's Supacomic #2

Published
December 1958
Page count
100
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover The Witch of Metropolis! (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Cover, 1 page

"Hee-hee! Thanks to this witch's broomstick, now I can fly as fast as you, Superman!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist (Australian)
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #1 (March-April 1958)
The Witch of Metropolis!
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"Shoplifting again, eh Benny?"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour
Characters
Casey the Cop; Benny (villain)

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

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First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #72 (August-September 1952)
Untitled
Show/hide 2. The Witch of Metropolis (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 3. The Three Magic Wishes, Chapter I: The Girl of Steel (Supergirl) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Super-Girl (introduction, a magically-created female partner for Superman, death); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #123 (August 1958)
The Three Magic Wishes, Chapter I: The Girl of Steel
Also printed
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1987 series) (1987 [March 1988])
The Girl of Steel
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([April] 1989)
The Girl of Steel; (The Three Magic Wishes part 1)
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 1 (2001)
The Girl of Steel [The Three Magic Wishes Chapter I]
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Girl of Steel [The Three Magic Wishes Part 1 of 3]

Synopsis

Jimmy Olsen is granted three wishes by an Indian totem, the first wish being for a Super-Girl with powers equal to Superman to be his companion. When she feels as if she's always in the way, Super-Girl sacrifices herself to save Superman.

Notes

Introduction of Super-Girl, a precursor to Supergirl (Kara Zor-El). Story continues in sequence 5.

Show/hide 4. Lois Lane, Working Girl (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Perry White; Ron Harris; Jed Brant; Joe Hogg

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #4 (September-October 1958)
Lois Lane, Working Girl
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #13 ([May 1966?])
Lois Lane, Working Girl
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2008)
Lois Lane, Working Girl

Synopsis

Lois is offered a starring role as a working girl in a play, but the director thinks she needs some practical experience, so he gets her a job in a pretzel factory. The foreman there resents Lois because she was hired in place of his girlfriend, so he tries to get her fired, and Superman has to help her keep her job.

Show/hide 5. [The Three Magic Wishes] Part II: The Lost Super-Powers (Supergirl) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 6. Mystery of Dinosaur Hall! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Hale (museum curator, death); Albert Linke (museum taxidermist); Mario Hazzara; John Logan (master electrician); Mr. X [Carl Danton] (villain, introduction); Fingers Nolan (villain, introduction)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #255 (May 1958)
Death in Dinosaur Hall!
Also printed
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #6 (Winter 1963-64)
Doom in Dinosaur Hall!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #6 ([December 1964?])
Doom in Dinosaur Hall
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
Doom in Dinosaur Hall!

Synopsis

Responding to an urgent call from Professor Hale at the Mechanical Museum of Natural History, Batman and Robin arrive only to find the professor has apparently died at the "hands" of one of the mechanical dinosaurs on exhibit. When they examine the body more closely, they discover the dead man has left them a clue to his killer!

Show/hide 7. The Girl of Steel Part 3: Superman's Return To Krypton (Supergirl) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Doctor Rocket) Comic story, 2 pages

"This is the big day, Dr. Rocket."

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Rocket
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

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First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #74 (May 1958)
Doctor Rocket
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #38 ([November 1959?])
Doctor Rocket
Show/hide 9. The Three Secret Identities 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
Characters
Superboy; Lana Lang; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Kryptonite

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #67 (September 1958)
The Three Secret Identities of Superboy
Also printed
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #324 (September 1964)
The Three Secret Identities of Superboy
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #26 ([June 1967?])
The Three Secret Identities of Superboy
 
Australia
Superman Presents Superboy Comic (Murray, 1976 series) #114 ([January 1979?])
The Three Secret Identities of Superboy
 
Australia
Masters of the Universe (Federal, 1984 series) ([August 1984?])
The Three Secret Identities of Superboy
 
Australia
Masters of the Universe (Federal, 1984 series) ([August 1984?])
 
United States
Superboy Spectacular (DC, 1980 series) #1 (1980)
The Three Secret Identities of Superboy

Synopsis

Superboy appears as a guest on the TV Show 'Unmask the Truth'.

Notes

The TV show in this story is based on a real TV show 'To Tell The Truth'.

Show/hide 10. Lois Lane and the Babe of Steel (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Superbaby and as Clark Kent]

Credits

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

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First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #3 (July-August 1958)
Lois Lane and the Babe of Steel
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2008)
Lois Lane and the Babe of Steel

Synopsis

When Superman travels to the past to retrieve his super-baby booties, Superbaby is transported to the present and falls into the hands of Lois Lane.

Notes

The original version of this story was a "Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane" feature.

Show/hide 11. The Super-Courtship of Lois Lane (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Professor Z. Parker

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #4 (September-October 1958)
Super-Courtship of Lois Lane
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2008)
Super-Courtship of Lois Lane

Synopsis

Trying to be helpful, Jimmy uses a doctored tape of Clark's voice to hypnotize him into proposing to Lois, but when Lois refuses Clark, he tries again as Superman. However, it's April Fools' Day, so Lois refuses Superman too, thinking it's just a joke.

Show/hide 12. The Boy Who Hoaxed Superman (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Professor Dekker; Miss Jenkins

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #31 (September 1958)
The Boy Who Hoaxed Superman
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #12 ([April 1966?])
The Boy Who Hoaxed Superman
 
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #104 (September 1967)
The Boy Who Hoaxed Superman
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #3 ([September 1968?])
The Boy who Hoaxed Superman
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2008)
The Boy Who Hoaxed Superman

Synopsis

Jimmy tries to trick Perry into giving him a raise by pretending to quit his job and getting his new identity hired to take his position.

Show/hide 13. Superman's Forbidden Room (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Rackets Williams; Dan Jones (Superman Imposter, Elevator Operator at the Daily Planet); Perry White

Credits

Writing
Jerry Coleman, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #2 (May-June 1958)
Superman's Forbidden Room
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #33 ([March 1968?])
Superman's Forbidden Room
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2008)
Superman's Forbidden Room

Synopsis

Rackets Williams and Dan Jones try to trick Lois into thinking that Dan is really Superman.

Notes

Original story was a Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane feature.


Status

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AusReprints ID

  • 1397

Entry created

  • 02/05/2004

Cover added

  • 07/12/2019

Index completed

  • 02/05/2004

Last updated

  • 07/12/2019