Superman's Supacomic #3

Published
March 1959
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 Superman, Junior! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"Introducing the Son of the Man of Steel-- "Superman, Junior!" 100 pages!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor (Superman)
 
George Kashdan, editor (backups)
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #232 (September 1957)
Superman, Junior!
Show/hide 1. The Story of Superman, Junior (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jerry Coleman, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor (Superman)
 
George Kashdan, editor (backups)
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #232 (September 1957)
The Story of Superman, Junior
Also printed
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #7 (Summer 1963)
The Story of Superman, Junior
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #4 ([September 1964?])
The Story of Superman, Junior

Synopsis

Johnny Kirk's father blasts him into space because he thinks Earth is soon to be destroyed by a meteor. After Superboy deflects the meteor, he asks him to find his son. But Superboy is all grown up as Superman before Johnny Kirk returns to Earth, now with super powers. But Superman's own powers are disappearing due to contact with a space poison that was on Johnny's space ship.

Show/hide 2. The Fattest Girl in Metropolis (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"It was sweet of you to take you mother out for dinner!"

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #22 (October-November 1952)
"It was very sweet of you to take your mother out to dinner."
Show/hide 4. The Battle of Fort Smallville (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

Art
John Sikela, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #46 (January 1956)
The Battle of Fort Smallville

Synopsis

Superboy reconstructs Fort Smallville, an old Fort that the town was built over. But a gang leader decides it would make a great place to hold off the law.

Show/hide 5. Superman's Greatest Sacrifice (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #5 (November-December 1958)
Superman's Greatest Sacrifice!
Also printed
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #3 (September 1964)
Superman's Greatest Sacrifice

Synopsis

Lois meets heiress Dolores Drake who seems to be an exact double of her. Superman mistakes Dolores for Lois, and as Lois watches, he seems to prefer Dolores over the real Lois.

Notes

Originally a Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane feature - the logo has been changed to Superman.

Show/hide 6. Lois Lane--Convict (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #6 (January 1959)
Lois Lane -- Convict
Also printed
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #77 (October 1967)
Lois Lane -- Convict
 
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #5 ([June 1968?])
Lois Lane--Convict

Synopsis

Lois takes a bribe and is forced into crime by Baldy Pate.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"There are so real giants!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, Assistant Editor
 
George Kashdan, Assistant Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #245 (October 1958)
Untitled
Show/hide 8. Manhunt in Outer Space (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Arnold Drake, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #117 (August 1958)
Manhunt in Outer Space

Synopsis

Batman joins forces with an interplanetary Policeman to run down a thief named Marrow, who has joined forces with an alien crook.

Show/hide 9. The Amazing Superman Junior (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #6 (January 1959)
The Amazing Superman Junior
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #7 ([July 1966?])
The Amazing Superman Junior

Synopsis

Superman makes himself look old in order to teach Lois a lesson, but then someone with super-powers shows up and claims to be his son.

Notes

Originally a Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane feature—the logo for this reprint has been changed to Superman.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"What's the trouble?"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #239 (January 1957)
Untitled

Notes

This feature has been slightly reduced in height from the original.

Show/hide 11. Annie Oakley Gets Her (Super) Man (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter [as Alvin Schwartz]
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #4 (September-October 1958)
Annie Oakley Gets Her (Super) Man

Synopsis

Lois gets amnesia and thinks she's Annie Oakley.

Show/hide 12. The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter [as Alvin Schwartz]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #32 (October 1958)
The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter
Also printed
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #2 (September 1964)
The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #2 ([September 1967?])
The Jimmy Olsen From Jupiter
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) ([October] 1990)
The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1992 series) ([March] 1992)
The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter
 
United States
Superman: The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen (DC, 2007 series) ([July] 2007)
The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter

Synopsis

Without meaning to, Jimmy agrees to be a test subject for a week for a race of people from the planet Jupiter. As part of the experiment, he gains the ability to read people's minds, but he is also turned into a green, scaly Jovian. He uses his new abilities to compete for the Newsman of the Year award, though he wraps himself in bandages to cover his appearance. Between tracking down scoops, Jimmy casually reads Clark Kent's mind and "hears" Clark think that he is Superman. When his rival Vince Regan sees Jimmy without his bandages, he plans to expose him at the award ceremony. But luckily for Jimmy a Jovian week is equivalent to 5 Earth days, and when his bandages are removed at the ceremony Jimmy has reverted to his old self. The Jovians declare the experiment a success and help Superman preserve his secret identity.

Show/hide 13. The Human Chess Game (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, Story Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #219 (December 1955)
The Human Chess Game

Synopsis

Prominent men with names like "Car King" and "Knight Hunter" are kidnapped, and thugs finally pinch Oliver "Queen". A chess genius uses them for a human chess game - as crooks hold guns. Speedy breaks in, he and Oliver fake a fight. Oliver shoots a fountain-pen arrow to black out cameras. They reveal the "chess genius" is an impostor who held is brother hostage to steal his fortune. The faker didn't twirl his mustache while contemplating a chess move!

Show/hide 14. The Girl of 100 Costumes (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Al Plastino, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #5 (November-December 1958)
The Girl of 100 Costumes!
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Moolah the Mystic) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"This Flying carpet is all right…"

Featuring

Feature
Moolah the Mystic
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #71 (February 1958)
Untitled

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 1606

Entry created

  • 29/08/2004

Cover added

  • 14/08/2017

Index completed

  • 23/11/2004

Last updated

  • 14/08/2017