Giant Superman Album #30

Published
August 1977
Page count
100
Cover price
0.50 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

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

"Superman tackles Titano!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller (Superman #138, Action Comics #452)
 
Bob Oksner, penciller (Superman #295)
 
Stan Kaye, inker (Superman #138)
 
Tex Blaisdell, inker (Action Comics #452)
 
Bob Oksner, inker (Superman #295)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
DC Special (DC, 1975 series) #16 (Spring 1975)
Super-Heroes Battle Super-Gorillas
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #452 (October 1975)
The Loser -- and New Champion!  (Splash page)
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #295 (January 1976)
No title recorded

Notes

The first image from DC Special #16 substantially reprints the cover of Superman #138.

Show/hide 1. Costume, Costume--Who's Got the Costume? (Superman) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2098
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Green Lantern [Xenofobe; also as Father Time]; Jimmy Olsen; Josh Coyle; Lois Lane; Jaxon the Mighty; Legion of Super-Heroes [Mon-El; Duo Damsel; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Element Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy]; Time Trapper (behind the scenes); Madame Olga

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #295 (January 1976)
Costume, Costume-- Who's Got the Costume?
Also printed
United States
Superman: Past and Future (DC, 2008 series) ([December] 2008)
Costume, Costume—Who’s Got the Costume?
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Great Disaster Featuring the Atomic Knights (DC, 2016) (2014)
Costume, Costume--Who's Got the Costume?

Synopsis

Father Time steals Superman’s costume and Superman follows it to 2975, a future unlike the future he knows, an “Earth after disaster.” There, Superman meets Jaxon, who wears his costume and the two battle until they end up back in 1975. Father Time arrives and reveals that he is a Green Lantern from the 30th century. He explains that the Time Trapper eliminated all the other possible timelines, leaving only the one in which civilization is destroyed by a Great Disaster, so he pitted Superman against Jaxon so that the energy their fight generated could restore all of the possible futures.

Notes

The Green Lanterns’ battle with the Time Trapper must have been earlier than contemporaneous Legion stories, as Duo Damsel (retired) and Invisible Kid (deceased) are shown as active members. This story was part of a larger attempt by DC to explain their two primary timelines. See The Amazing World of DC Comics (DC, 1974 series) #12.

Show/hide 2. Titano the Super-Ape [2] (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Titano (villain; Origin retold); Lois Lane; Perry White (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Kryptonite; Superman Robot (Cameo)

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #138 (July 1960)
Titano the Super-Ape!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #15 ([October 1960?])
Titano the Super-Ape [2]
 
United States
DC Special (DC, 1975 series) #16 (Spring 1975)
Titano the Super-Ape!

Synopsis

While testing an alien artifact, Superman accidentally transports Titano from the prehistoric past to the current day. Titano goes on a rampage across Metropolis until Superman can stop him.

Notes

Titano's first appearance, in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #127, has the same story title.

Show/hide 3. The Injustice Society of the World [Introduction] (Justice Society of America) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Justice Society of America
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Johnny Thunder; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]; Carleton Swayne (radio announcer, death?); The Injustice Society of the World [The Gambler [Steven Sharpe III]; Brain Wave [Henry King, Sr.]; Vandal Savage [Vandar Adg]; The Wizard [William I. Zard]; Per Degaton; The Thinker [Clifford DeVoe]] (villains, introduction of the group)

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Irwin Hasen, line art
 
, inker (splash page only)
 
John Belfi, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Sheldon Mayer, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #37 (October-November 1947)
The Injustice Society of the World! [Introduction]

Synopsis

The JSA attends a radio program that will honor them for their deeds, the announcer suddenly praises the Injustice Society and open fires on the group. The Atom punches him through a window...but he mysteriously disappears, leaving behind only bits of straw. The JSA hold an emergency meeting and hear over radio about jail breaks all over the country, and a paper left behind by the announcer declares all-out war on the forces of law and order by the Injustice Society. The JSA accepts the challenge and splits up to cover the jail breaks while the Injustice Society set out to stop the JSA.

Show/hide 4. The Injustice Society of the World [Chapter 1] (Justice Society of America (Hawkman)) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Justice Society of America (Hawkman)
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Governor Curtis; The Thinker [Clifford DeVoe] (villain); automated Governor Curtis (villain)

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Joe Kubert, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Sheldon Mayer, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #37 (October-November 1947)
The Injustice Society of the World! Chapter 1

Synopsis

Vandal Savage arranges an elaborate escape plan for prisoners at Gartmoor Prison, so that he can form a prisoner army while keeping the prison warden under wraps. Hawkman sees one of the flyers dropped over the prison by Savage and briefly confronts him. Hawkman talks with the warden and alerts the Federal authorities to place the nation under martial law, but the local authorities think Hawk is crazy and try to arrest him. While Johnny and Wonder Woman monitor the struggle at JSA HQ, Savage succeeds in capturing Hawkman with a Metal Projector, an invention of the Brain Wave.

Show/hide 5. The Injustice Society of the World [Chapter 2] (Justice Society of America (The Flash)) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Justice Society of America (The Flash)
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Joe (Army soldier); Brain Wave [Henry King, Sr.] (villain)

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
John Belfi, inker [signed as Belfi]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Sheldon Mayer, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #37 (October-November 1947)
The Injustice Society of the World! Chapter 2
Also printed
United States
100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-17 (June 1973)
Injustice Society of the World (Chapter 2)
 
United States
The Greatest Golden Age Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) (1990)
The Injustice Society of the World Chapter 2

Synopsis

In Plateau City, the Police nab a shabby dressed man trying to shoot the Governor...only to discover that this man is a dead ringer for the Governor...and claims to be the real Governor! Then the Thinker shows up while Flash battles his men and slows him down with a strange machine, allowing his escape. Recovering, the Flash speeds over the Governor's mansion, only to overhear the Governor ordering all forces for law and order to surrender. Flash discovers the Governor to be a automation, which flees through an open door. The Thinker shows up and snares him with invisible wires.

Show/hide 6. The Injustice Society of the World [Chapter 3] (Justice Society of America (Green Lantern)) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Justice Society of America (Green Lantern)
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]; General "Stubby" Klemper; The Injustice Society of the World [The Gambler [Steven Sharpe III]; Per Degaton; The Wizard [William I. Zard]; The Thinker [Clifford DeVoe]; Brain Wave [Henry King, Sr.]; Vandal Savage [Vandar Adg]] (villains); General "Stubby" Klemper (villain, automaton 233, death)

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Irwin Hasen, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Sheldon Mayer, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #37 (October-November 1947)
The Injustice Society of the World! Chapter 3
Also printed
United States
100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-17 (June 1973)
Injustice Society of the World (Chapter 3)
 
United States
The Greatest Golden Age Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) (1990)
The Injustice Society of the World Chapter 3

Synopsis

Green Lantern arrives in Uthorium Town just as the armed forces are closing in on the Brain Wave's men looting the uthorium from a lab. Suddenly, the town disappears in a flash of light. The Brain Wave appears on the scene, opening a canister of uthorium, blinding G.L., who forms an energy bubble for protection. Recovering, GL discovers a radioactive trail and follows it, and saves Army tanks and men, then follows the trail to discover Brain Wave inside a weird glass box. Firing his power ring at it, the ray bounces back, knocking the Emerald Crusader off a cliff, apparently to his death!

Show/hide 7. The Injustice Society of the World [Chapter 4] (Justice Society of America (The Atom)) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Justice Society of America (The Atom)
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Per Degaton (villain); Safe-Cracker Brigade (villains)

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Alex Toth, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Sheldon Mayer, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #37 (October-November 1947)
The Injustice Society of the World! Chapter 4
Also printed
United States
100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-17 (June 1973)
Injustice Society of the World (Chapter 4)
 
United States
The Greatest Golden Age Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) (1990)
The Injustice Society of the World Chapter 4

Synopsis

On the eastern seaboard, the Atom arrives at the HQ of General "Stubby" Klemper, notifying him that Wonder Woman has informed him that lifelike automatons are being used by the Injustice Society to impersonate important government officials. Then he discovers the "General" to be one and disables it, and disguises himself like the General. Using the automaton's control box, he follows the signal to the HQ of the Injustice Society, frees the General and attacks the villains, but is captured.

Show/hide 8. The Injustice Society of the World [Chapter 5] (Justice Society of America (Dr. Mid-Nite)) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Justice Society of America (Dr. Mid-Nite)
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Per Degaton (villain); Safe-Cracker Brigade (villains)

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Alex Toth, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Sheldon Mayer, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #37 (October-November 1947)
The Injustice Society of the World! Chapter 5
Also printed
United States
100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-17 (June 1973)
Injustice Society of the World (Chapter 5)
 
United States
The Greatest Golden Age Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) (1990)
The Injustice Society of the World Chapter 5

Synopsis

Joining the armed forces of Capitol City, Dr. Mid-Nite finds himself under attack from the air, where criminal paratroopers are dropping smoke bombs to cover their take-over of the Washington Monument. He out maneuvers their grenades, over-powers them, then races up the spiral staircase of the monument to discover Degaton aiming a weapon at him. But the Man of Night throws a smoke bomb at Degaton, blinding him. After the smoke clears, Dr. Mid-Nite discovers that Degaton has escaped via a rope leading down to the Capitol dome, and he follows, only to be overcome by Degaton.

Show/hide 9. The Injustice Society of the World [Conclusion] (Justice Society of America) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Justice Society of America
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Johnny Thunder; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; Junior Justice Society of America (cameo); The Injustice Society of the World [The Wizard [William I. Zard]; The Gambler [Steven Sharpe III]; The Thinker [Clifford DeVoe]; Vandal Savage [Vandar Adg]; Per Degaton; Brain Wave [Henry King, Sr.]] (villains)

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Irwin Hasen, penciller
 
John Belfi, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Sheldon Mayer, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #37 (October-November 1947)
The Injustice Society of the World! Conclusion
Also printed
United States
100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-17 (June 1973)
Injustice Society of the World (Chapter 7)
 
United States
The Greatest Golden Age Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) (1990)
The Injustice Society of the World Chapter 7

Synopsis

When Dr. Mid-Nite recovers, he is chained with the other JSA members (sans GL) under a "will-paralyzer" placed there by the Injustice Society, but they find a way to escape. Then they walk right into a courtroom, where the prosecutor, the Wizard, is ready to plead his case against the JSA to Judge Thinker, who declares them innocent, and reveals himself as GL. There is a battle royale while The Wizard escapes to engage the JSA one final time with his army outside, but the JJSA shows up and helps to stop him. Then before a real judge, the JSA pronounces the villains guilty!

Show/hide 10. Town of the Timeless Killers (Super Sons of Superman and Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Super Sons of Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Ernie Chan, penciller [as Ernie Chua]
 
John Calnan, inker
Colours
Jerry Serpe, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #242 (December 1976)
Town of the Timeless Killers

Notes

The post-script to this is in World's Finest Comics 263, June-July 1980 (reprinted in Super Adventure 2), the final tale of the super-sons.

Show/hide 11. The Loser--And New Champion (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jim Shooter, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Tex Blaisdell, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #452 (October 1975)
The Loser -- and New Champion!
Show/hide 12. Free Stamp Collection from 88 Different Countries (World Wide Stamp Collection) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
World Wide Stamp Collection

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 1656

Entry created

  • 08/09/2004

Cover added

  • 11/08/2015

Index completed

  • 08/09/2004

Last updated

  • 20/11/2020