Giant Superboy Album #5

Published
June 1969
Page count
84
Cover price
0.20 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

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

"Starring the Legion of Super-Heroes"

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Neal Adams, inker

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #147 (June 1968)
 (80-Page Giant Magazine G-47)
Also printed
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #6 (January-February 1974)
Show/hide 1. The Face Behind the Lead Mask (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
John Forte, line art
 
Al Plastino, line art (p4 plus some Luthor and Superboy faces)
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #300 (September 1962)
The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
Also printed
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #377 (June 1969)
The Face behind the Lead Mask
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #146 ([October 1971])
The Face Behind the Lead Mask
 
Australia
Super Heroes Album (Murray, 1977 series) #12 ([April 1979])
The Face Behind the Lead Mask
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #497 (March 1983)
The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Face behind the Lead Mask
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
 
United States
Superman: Tales from the Phantom Zone (DC, 2009 series) ([June] 2009)
The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
Original
Adventure Comics 300, September 1962
This version
Action Comics 383, June 1969

Synopsis

The Legion of Super-Heroes releases Mon-el from the Phantom Zone to help them battle Urthlo, but afterwards he has to go back to the Zone.

Notes

This story is the start of the first regular Legion series. Mon-El joins.

Show/hide 2. The Boy with Ultra-Powers (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer [as Milton Snapinn]
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #39 ([November 1962])
Original
Superboy 98, July 1962
This version
Superboy 147, June 1968 (80-Page Giant Magazine G-47)
Show/hide 3. How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton (Superman, Supergirl, Krypto) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman, Supergirl, Krypto
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2 (1960 [January 1961])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #13 ([July 1951])
 
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #100 (October 1962)
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #13 ([February 1963?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #119 ([July 1969])
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #119 ([July 1969])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #1 ([March 1970?])
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #1 ([March 1970?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #85 ([July 1971?])
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #85 ([July 1971?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #96 ([May 1973?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #96 ([May 1973?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #31 ([November 1977?])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #31 ([November 1977?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #1 ([December 1978?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman (Murray, 1981) ([August 1981])
 
Australia
World of Krypton (Murray, 1982) (1982)
 
Australia
Superman (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
World of Krypton (Murray, 1982) (1982)
How the Super-Family Came to Earth From Krypton
 
United States
Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999) ([September] 1999)
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
Original
Superman Annual 2, 1960
Show/hide 4. The Legion of Super-Traitors (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

Original
Adventure Comics 293, February 1962
This version
Superboy 147, June 1968 (80-Page Giant Magazine G-47)
Show/hide 5. Supergirl's Three Super-Girl Friends (Supergirl) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Phantom Girl (intro); Triplicate Girl (intro, later Duo Damsel); Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Shrinking Violet (intro), Bouncing Boy (intro), Sun Boy (intro), Brainiac 5 (intro)]; Brainiac (flashback); Kandor (flashback); Superman (flashback); Green Kryptonite; Lori Lemaris; Jerro; Krypto

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #276 (May 1961)
Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #8 ([November 1961?])
Supergirl's Three Super-Girl Friends!
 
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #147 (June 1968)
Supergirl's Three Super-Girl Friends!
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #493 (November 1982)
Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 2 (2003)
Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends!

Synopsis

Supergirl and Brainiac 5 join the Legion.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Homer) Comic story, 1 page

"Homer, in this scene you drive the car over the cliff. Let's go!"

Featuring

Feature
Homer
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art

Notes

Begins: "Homer, in this scene you drive the car over the cliff. Let's go!"

Show/hide 7. The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Text
Joe Letterese, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #290 (November 1961)
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #32 ([March 1962?])
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero
 
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #147 (June 1968)
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #495 (January 1983)
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!

Synopsis

A fake Sun Boy comes to Smallville asking Superboy's help in assembling a super-weapon. Meanwhile Tom Tanner, an escapee from reform school, takes over Clark Kent's identity.

Show/hide 8. You, Too, Can be a Super-Artist (Superman) Activity, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Frank Robbins, scripter
Art
Ross Andru, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #116 ([April 1969?])
 (Full story)
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #119 ([July 1969])
 (Single page)
Original
Superman 211, November 1968

Notes

Single page only from this story, presented as an activity.

Show/hide 9. The Six-Legged Legionnaire (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer [as Milton Snapinn]
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

Original
Adventure Comics 355, April 1967
Printed in
Superboy 181, January 1972

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 1690

Entry created

  • 16/09/2004

Cover added

  • 16/09/2004

Index completed

  • 06/02/2005

Last updated

  • 17/09/2019