The Super Heroes Monthly v1#4

Egmont Publishing

United Kingdom

Published
January 1981
Page count
52
Cover price
0.40 GBP
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/275483

Credits

Editing
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Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Rija; Kond (as Superman)

Credits

Painting
David Jackson (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Show/hide 1. Untitled Table of contents, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Superman; Rija; Man-Bat; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lighting Lad

Credits

Pencils
Neal Adams
Curt Swan
Juan Ortiz
Inks
Dick Giordano
Murphy Anderson
Bob Smith
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Inside front cover. Panels from interior stories used to illustrate table of contents.

Show/hide 2. Challenge of the Man-Bat (Batman) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-349
Characters
Man-Bat [Dr. Kirk Langstrom] (origin; introduction); Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; the Blackout Gang

Credits

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #400 (June 1970)
Challenge of the Man-Bat
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #144 ([August 1971?])
Challenge of the Man-Bat
 
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #1 (September-October 1975)
Challenge of the Man-Bat
 
Australia
Batman and Robin (KG Murray, 1976 series) #6 ([September 1977?])
Challenge of the Man-Bat
 
United States
Man-Bat (DC, 1984 series) #1 (December 1984)
Challenge of the Man-Bat
 
United States
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (DC, 2003 series) #2 ([July] 2004)
Challenge of the Man-Bat

Synopsis

Dr. Kirk Langstrom takes gland-extract from bats to heighten his senses but it turns him into a Man-Bat. He helps Batman stop the Blackout Gang.

Show/hide 3. Dark They Were & Golden Eyed Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Characters
Superman

Credits

Letters
Typeset

Notes

Ad for Dark They Were & Golden Eyed comic shop.

Show/hide 4. Next Month... Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Green Lantern

Credits

Pencils
Neal Adams
Gil Kane
Inks
Dick Giordano
Joe Giella

Notes

Preview of the contents of the next issue featuring panels from the stories.

Show/hide 5. The Starry-Eyed Siren of Space! (Superman) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-883
Characters
Superman; Kond; Rija

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #243 (October 1971)
The Starry-Eyed Siren of Space!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #159 ([November 1972])
The Starry-Eyed Siren of Space
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #12 (May 1981)
The Starry-Eyed Siren of Space!

Synopsis

Kond asks Superman to save his mate Rija. However, Rija has become a Siren and Superman is irresistibly drawn to her and Kond must battle Superman for the love of Rija.

Show/hide 6. The Legion's H.Q. Complex (Legion of Super-Heroes) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Ferro Lad (statue); Superboy (statue)

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #403 (March-April 1971)
Diagram of Legion Headquarters Complex
Show/hide 7. Key to the Diagram of the L.S.H. Headquarters (Legion of Super-Heroes) Illustration, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Characters
Karate Kid; Dream Girl; Porcupine Pete; Infectious Lass; Molecule Master; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Colossal Boy; Phantom Girl; Shadow Lass; Mon-El; Duo Damsel; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Timber Wolf; Princess Projectra; Shrinking Violet; Wildfire

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Dave Cockrum
Mike Grell
Inks
Jack Abel
Dave Cockrum
Mike Grell

Reprint history

First print
United States
Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-49 (October-November 1976)
Diagram of Legion Headquarters Complex

Notes

This a newly-constructed set of pages composed of panel reprints from various issues that illustrate various parts of the headquarters complex.

Show/hide 8. The Secret of the Quintile Crystal! (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-4871
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad] (origin retold); Superman (cameo); R. J. Brande; Lord Lorval (villain); Science Police

Credits

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Juan Ortiz
Inks
Bob Smith

Reprint history

First print
United States
DC Super Stars (DC, 1976 series) #17 (November-December 1977)
The Secret of the Quintile Crystal!

Synopsis

The Legion must recover the stolen Quintile Crystal before it is sold on the black market.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Superman) Advertisement, 1 page

"Help Me Crush the Evil Nick O'Teen"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Advocacy
Characters
Superman; Nick O'Teen

Notes

Inside back cover. Anti-Tobacco Ad from the Health Education Council.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Superman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Rija; Kond (as Superman)

Credits

Painting
David Jackson
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Back cover. Front cover illustration reproduced without logos.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 17739

Cover added

  • 29/04/2018

Index completed

  • 29/04/2018

Last updated

  • 29/04/2018