Superman the Comic #5

Published
December 1980
Page count
132
Cover price
1.25 AUD
Colour
Some colour
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

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

"Special 128 page edition. Featuring the Fabulous New Movie… Superman II The Adventure continues. Report in words and pictures"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
C-151
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Ross Andru, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, original editor

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First print
United States
World of Krypton (DC, 1979 series) #3 (September 1979)
The Last Days of Krypton
Show/hide 1. Superhero Prologue Part 1: Planet On the Edge of Oblivion Part 2: A Legend Is Born Part 3: Call Me Superman (Superman) Comic story, 64 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
superhero
Code
J-3000
Characters
Superman [also as Superboy; Clark Kent]; J. Robert Arngrim; Lois Lane; Perry White; Steve Lombard; Lana Lang; Lara; Jor-El; Krypto; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Supergirl; Lori Lemaris; Toyman; Parasite; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Morgan Edge

Credits

Writing
Marty Pasko, scripter [as Martin Pasko]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Frank Chiaramonte, inker
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #500 (October 1979)
The Life Story of Superman

Synopsis

At the opening of the Superman Pavilion of the Metropolis World's Fair, Superman recalls and relates all the siginificant moments of his life. But Luthor uses this occasion to launch his latest scheme against the Man of Steel.

Notes

Superman's life story, featuring all the supporting characters.

Show/hide 2. Movie Report: Superman II The Adventure Continues (Superman) Text article, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Notes

Text article with black and white photos from the Superman II movie.

Show/hide 3. Unhappy Anniversary (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane Kent (Future); Superman [Clark Kent] (Future); Laura Kent (Future); Lou (Planet reporter); Jimmy Olsen (Future); David Angel (Artist); Roger; Edmund

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter
Art
Bob Oksner, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

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First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #200 (March-April 1980)
Unhappy Anniversary
Original
Superman Family 200, March-April 1980

Synopsis

Lois Lane begins her day by going to pick up her anniversary present for Clark only to find the hologram artist she had hired has been killed.

Notes

Story continues in next feature (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen).

Show/hide 4. The Thief at Sky's Edge (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen (Future); Lucy Lane Olsen (Future)

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter
Art
Alex Saviuk, penciller
 
Dave Hunt, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

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First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #200 (March-April 1980)
The Thief at Sky's Edge!

Synopsis

Lucy Lane Olsen is mysteriously robbed while flying home from India and Jimmy decides to solve the case.

Notes

Story continues from previous feature (Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane) and continues in following feature (The Private Life of Clark Kent).

Show/hide 5. Clark Kent's Frantic Fan (The Private Life of Clark Kent) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Private Life of Clark Kent
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-3233
Characters
Clark Kent (Future); Laura Kent (Future); Amanda Boot; Ed; Josh Coyle (Future)

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

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First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #200 (March-April 1980)
Clark Kent's Frantic Fan

Synopsis

Clark Kent is confronted by a confused fan.

Notes

Story continues from previous feature (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) and continues in following feature (Superwoman).

Show/hide 6. Something Swims the Time Stream (Superwoman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superwoman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superwoman [Kara Zor-El] (Future); Perry White (Flashback); Clark Kent (Flashback); Lois Lane (Flashback); Jimmy Olsen (Cameo, Flashback)

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #200 (March-April 1980)
Something Swims the Time Stream

Synopsis

Superwoman travels thru time to get images of important parts of Clark and Lois's relationship for their anniversary present. She is attacked by a monster while in the time-stream.

Notes

Story continues from previous feature (The Private Life of Clark Kent) and continues in following feature (Mr. & Mrs. Superman).

Show/hide 7. Celebration (Mr. & Mrs. Superman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mr. & Mrs. Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-3233
Characters
Lois Lane Kent (Future); Clark Kent (Future); Laura Kent (Future); Lucy Lane Olsen (Future); Jimmy Olsen (Future); Perry White (Future); Superwoman [Kara Zor-El] (Future); Morgan Edge (Future Cameo); Steve Lombard (Future Cameo); Pete Ross (Future Cameo); Bruce Wayne (Future Cameo); Dick Grayson (Future Cameo); Lana Lang (Future Cameo)

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter
Art
Bob Oksner, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

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First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #200 (March-April 1980)
Celebration

Synopsis

Lois tells Clark she is pregnant with his second child and Laura Kent discovers that she does indeed have super powers.

Notes

Story continues from previous feature (Superwoman).

Show/hide 8. Can you identify everyone at the party? (Superman Family) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman Family
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
Ross Andru, penciller (from cover)
 
Dick Giordano, inker (from cover)
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #200 (March-April 1980)
No title recorded

Notes

Pages 1-16 and 113 to 118 are printed in colour; pages 17-32 and 97-112 are in blue and white (blue ink rather than black); and pages 33 to 96 are in black and white. The Superman II movie was released in Australia 4 December 1980.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Edward Nelson

AusReprints ID

  • 1508

Entry created

  • 12/07/2004

Cover added

  • 12/07/2004

Index completed

  • 20/11/2004

Last updated

  • 16/09/2019