Superman Supacomic #196

Published
February 1976
Page count
68
Cover price
0.35 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Planet Comics (2)
 
Planet Comics (2)

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Search for the Impossible Man! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1898
Characters
Superman; bystanders

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #285 (March 1975)
Search for the Impossible Man!

Synopsis

Superman being strangled by plant but bystanders can't see plant.

Show/hide 1. Search For the "Impossible" Man (Superman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1856
Characters
Roger Rivers (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Josh Coyle; Roy Raymond; Perry White; Steve Lombard; Lois Lane; Lola Barnett; Batman [as Bruce Wayne]

Credits

Writing
Elliot Maggin, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Tex Blaisdell, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #285 (March 1975)
Search for the "Impossible" Man

Notes

Roy Raymond, TV Detective appearance, first in the Bronze Age.

Show/hide 2. Clark Kent's Super-Dad (Pa Kent) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Pa Kent
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1226

Credits

Writing
Jerry Coleman, scripter
Art
John Sikela, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #236 (May 1957)
Clark Kent's Super-Dad
Also printed
Australia
Superman's Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #1 ([September 1958])
Clark Kent's Super-Dad
 
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #169 (February-March 1975)
Clark Kent's Super-Dad

Notes

The reprint includes a intro by Superman, typical of Superman Family reprints. This story was originally a Superboy feature.

Show/hide 3. The Interplanetary Olympics! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1158

Credits

Writing
Leo Dorfman, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #304 (September 1963)
The Interplanetary Olympics!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #61 ([September 1964])
The Interplanetary Olympics!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #61 ([September 1964])
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #284 (February 1975)
The Interplanetary Olympics!

Notes

This reprint includes a imitation "Daily Planet" headline as an introduction. This is not the Superman story of the same title from Action Comics 220, September 1956.

Show/hide 4. One Hour to Doomsday! (Justice League of America) Comic story, 26 pages

Featuring

Feature
Justice League of America
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Batman; Superman; Wonder Woman; Martian Manhunter; Aquaman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Snapper Carr; Felix Faust (villain); Demons Three [Abnegezar (villain); Rath (villain); Ghast (villain)]; the Lord of Time (villain); the Timeless Ones (flashback)

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #85 (November-December 1970)
One Hour to Doomsday!
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #32 ([November 1962?])
One Hour to Doomsday
 
United States
Justice League of America Archives (DC, 1994 series) #2 (September 1993)
One Hour to Doomsday!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Justice League of America (DC, 2006 series) #1 ([December] 2005)
One Hour to Doomsday!

Synopsis

The League chases the Lord of Time into the future, but when they try to return, they find themselves unable to go anywhere earlier than 2062.

Show/hide 5. Free Coin Collection Worth 85c (Seven Seas Coins of Dubbo) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Seven Seas Coins of Dubbo

Notes

First 35 cent issue. First use of the second Planet Comics logo. Also, new title design/masthead.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Anthony Revill

AusReprints ID

  • 1605

Entry created

  • 28/08/2004

Cover added

  • 17/09/2021

Index completed

  • 20/04/2005

Last updated

  • 17/09/2021