The Super Heroes Monthly v1#5

Egmont Publishing

United Kingdom

Published
February 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/275484

Credits

Editing
Vanessa Morgan

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Painting
Alan Craddock (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Reprint history

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

Featuring

Characters
Green Lantern; Batman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Gil Kane
Neal Adams
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Joe Giella
Dick Giordano
Letters
Typeset

Notes

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

Show/hide 2. The Dagger that Ripped the Sky! (Superman) Comic story, 16.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1246
Characters
Dr. John Novil (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Morgan Edge

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original) [as Julie]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #256 (September 1972)
The Dagger that Ripped the Sky!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #172 ([February 1974])
The Dagger That Ripped the Sky!

Synopsis

Dr. Norvil creates a cosmic powered aircraft controlled by his brain. However, the plane rips open a dimension of cosmic energy which warps his brain and turns him evil. Superman reverses the effect and the cosmic engine burns itself out.

Show/hide 3. Superman II (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 2.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman (photo of Christopher Reeve); General Zod (photo of Terence Stamp)

Credits

Art
? (Photographs)
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Ad for Superman II movie.

Show/hide 4. Summons from Space! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase Presents Green Lantern (DC, 2005 series) #1 (October 2005)
Secret of the Flaming Spear!
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #16 ([March 1960])
Summons from Space
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #16 ([March 1960])
 
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #88 (February-March 1972)
Summons from Space!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) ([October] 1990)
Summons From Space!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1992 series) ([March] 1992)
Summons from Space!
 
United States
Green Lantern Archives (DC, 1993 series) #Volume 1 (1993)
Summons from Space!

Synopsis

Green Lantern travels to Venus to save a blue-skinned caveman-like race from attack by yellow pterodactyl-like creatures.

Show/hide 5. Editor's Letter Text article, 0.33 pages

Credits

Author
Vanessa Morgan
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 6. Untitled (The Most from the Post) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Most from the Post

Credits

Script
Vanessa Morgan
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Letters from: James McPhail, Simon Russel, Nigel Smith, Chris Savva, Stephanie Cook and Richard Harris.

Show/hide 7. Paint a Picture of Peril! (Batman) Comic story, 14.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-319
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Orson Payne; Cathy [Caterina Valance]

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #397 (March 1970)
Paint a Picture of Peril!
Also printed
United States
Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-44 (June-July 1976)
Paint a Picture of Peril!
 
Australia
Batman and Robin (KG Murray, 1976 series) #1 ([1976?])
Paint a Picture of Peril
 
United States
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (DC, 2003 series) #2 ([July] 2004)
Paint a Picture of Peril!

Synopsis

Batman tracks a stolen painting to the mansion of Orson Payne. Payne has been stealing art objects that remind him of his lost love, Caterina Valance. Batman has Orson committed. Bruce Wayne discovers that his cleaning woman, Cathy, was Caterina Valance.

Notes

Page 8 of story is a 2/3 page. The bottom third of page is a diagram of the Wayne Foundation.

Show/hide 8. Wayne Foundation Building (Batman) Illustration, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Terry Austin
Letters
Typeset

Reprint history

First print
United States
Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-44 (June-July 1976)
Batman's New Home The Wayne Foundation Building

Notes

Illustration located on bottom third of page 8 of preceding story.

Show/hide 9. Next Month... Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.34 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Characters
Man-Bat; Superman; Green Arrow

Credits

Script
Vanessa Morgan
Pencils
Curt Swan
Mike Grell
Neal Adams
Inks
Bob Oksner
Dick Giordano
Bruce Patterson
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 10. 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 11. Untitled (Superman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Painting
Alan Craddock (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Back cover. Front cover illustration reproduced without logos.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 17740

Cover added

  • 29/04/2018

Index completed

  • 29/04/2018

Last updated

  • 29/04/2018