Superman the Comic #2

Published
June 1979
Page count
100
Cover price
0.75 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Murray Publishers
 
Murray Publishers

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Superman Takes a Wife! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2881
Characters
Superman (Earth-2); Lois Lane (Earth-2)

Credits

Art
José Luis García-López, penciller [signed as Garcia Lopez]
 
Dick Giordano, inker [signed as Giordano]
Colours
Tatjana Wood, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor
 
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #484 (June 1978)
Superman Takes a Wife!
Show/hide 1. Superman Takes a Wife (Superman) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2870
Characters
Superman [Earth 2]

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor
 
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #484 (June 1978)
Superman Takes a Wife!
Also printed
United States
Superman in the Seventies (DC, 2000 series) ([October] 2000)
Superman Takes a Wife!
 
United States
DC Retroactive: Superman - The '70s (DC, 2011 series) #1 (September 2011)
Superman Takes a Wife!

Synopsis

On Earth-2 in the 1950's, Colonel Future teams with The Wizard to make Superman cease to exist. Clark Kent, with no memory of his career as Superman, continues the fight against crime as a crusading reporter. His new boldness attracts the attention of Lois, and they marry. When Clark does not realize that Captain Future’s gang has made an attempt on his life, Lois begins to suspect again that Clark is Superman. She seeks out the Wizard, who had claimed responsibility for Superman's disappearance. The Wizard restores Superman, who resumes his career, and re-affirms his marriage vows with Lois.

Notes

40th anniversary issue. Colonel Future is named after writer Edmond Hamilton and in tribute to the pulp character he wrote, Captain Future.

Show/hide 2. Superman vs. Supergirl: The Feud of the Titans (Superman (Tales of the Fortress)) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman (Tales of the Fortress)
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl

Credits

Writing
Leo Dorfman, scripter [as Geoff Browne]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #402 (July 1971)
The Feud of the Titans!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #167 ([July 1973?])
Superman vs. Supergirl "The Feud of the Titans"
Show/hide 3. Will the Real Superman Please Show Up? (Superman) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2632
Characters
Superman; Dr. Light; Johnny Nevada

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, penciller
 
Tex Blaisdell, inker
Text
Morris Waldinger, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor
 
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #474 (August 1977)
Will the Real Superman Please Show Up?

Synopsis

Superman battles Dr. Light while preventing Light from discovering his secret identity.

Show/hide 4. The Face on the Falling Star (The Fabulous Wold of Krypton Untild Stories of Superman's Native Planet) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fabulous Wold of Krypton Untild Stories of Superman's Native Planet
Genre
Science fiction; superhero
Code
S-1463
Characters
Mag-El; Jaki; Atlas; Krypton

Credits

Writing
Elliot Maggin, scripter [as Elliot S! Maggin]
Art
Dick Dillin, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #266 (August 1973)
The Face on the Falling Star!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #176 ([June 1974?])
The Face on the Falling Star
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #40 (September 1983)
The Face on a Falling Star!
 
United States
Superman: The World of Krypton (DC, 2008 series) ([May] 2008)
The Face on the Falling Star!

Synopsis

In ancient Krypton, two siblings get lost looking for a puzzling object that fell from the sky. As they try to return home, the object helps the pair escape the hazards of the Flame Forest, but they never learn the object's otherworldly origin.

Show/hide 5. Superman's Time-Killing Trip (Superman) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2872
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Halflings; Kampto; Tyros; Lois Lane

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #486 (August 1978)
Superman's Time-Killing Trip!

Synopsis

Superman travels to the future where he finds the Earth population at war with the Halflings and the Sun has turned red, robbing him of his ability to travel home.

Show/hide 6. The Ghost That Haunted Clark Kent (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 7. The Superman of 2465 (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Superman [Clark Kent] (in video); Jay Senohl; Than Quor; PW-5598 (a computer); Jay L-3388 (unnamed); Lyra 3916 (intro); Muto (in photo); Atlanteans

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #181 (November 1965)
The Superman of 2965!
Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #244 (November 1971)
The Superman of 2965!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #168 ([August 1973?])
The Superman of 2465
 
United States
Superman: Past and Future (DC, 2008 series) ([December] 2008)
The Superman of 2965!

Synopsis

In the year 2965, Klar Ken T5477 takes over the role of Superman from his father, a role passed from father to son since the original Superman 1,000 years before. Like his ancestor, Klar works in the news business, but unlike his ancestor he is immune to the effects of kryptonite, and paralyzed by seawater, which has been irradiated by a past atomic war. Assigned to track down the story on Muto, last seen on Neptune, Klar says good-bye to his co-worker and girlfriend Lyra 3916, who likes Klar, but dislikes Superman.

Show/hide 8. Make Way for the Elongated Woman (The Elongated Man) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Elongated Man
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2149
Characters
Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Elongated Woman [Sue Dibny]

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, line art
Text
Milt Snapinn , letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
 
Bob Rozakis, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #457 (March 1976)
Make Way for the Elongated Woman!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #28 ([November 1976?])
Make Way for the Elongated Woman

Notes

Story continues from Detective Comics #456.

Show/hide 9. The Midget Menace (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
V: The Thurans (I)

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #102 (January 1956)
The Midget Menace
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #2 ([July 1956])
The Midget Menace
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #35 ([March 1968?])
The Midget Menace
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #42 (November 1983)
The Midget Menace
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Solar System Sizes) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Mercury--the smallest planet in the solar system--is the same size as Australia--the smallest continent on Earth…"

Featuring

Feature
Solar System Sizes
Genre
Non-fiction; Math & Science

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz, scripter
Art
Morris Waldinger, penciller
 
Tom Nicolosi, inker [as Tommy Nicolosi]
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #55 (April 1955)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #35 ([March 1968?])
Solar System Sizes

Synopsis

Information on the size of Mecury and Australia, size of Earth's moon and Europe, and the size of the sun.

Show/hide 11. The Super-Hero Money Can't Buy (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, penciller
 
Tex Blaisdell, inker
Text
Shelly Leferman, letterer
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #191 (September-October 1978)
The Super-Hero Money Can't Buy
Show/hide 12. Free 5 Stamp Collections (David Harris) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
David Harris

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 1725

Entry created

  • 20/09/2004

Cover added

  • 25/01/2020

Index completed

  • 20/09/2004

Last updated

  • 26/01/2020