Superman #1 Superman and Manhunter from Mars

KG Murray

Australia.

Published
October 1982
Page count
84
Cover price
0.99 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Murray Comics (Black)
 
Murray Comics (Black)

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superman and J'onn J'onzz, Manhunter from Mars) Cover, 1 page

"Manhunter from Mars"

Featuring

Feature
Superman and J'onn J'onzz, Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-3404
Characters
Superman; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Mongul

Credits

Art
Jim Starlin, line art
Colours
Tatjana Wood, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Consulting Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #27 (November 1980)
No title recorded

Notes

The area where the speech bubble and logo were moved from this cover are quite noticeable due to a thin white line and interruptions in the pattern of stars.

Show/hide 1. The Key That Unlocked Chaos (Superman and J'onn J'onzz, Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and J'onn J'onzz, Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-3369

Credits

Writing
Len Wein, scripter
Art
Jim Starlin, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker [as Quickdraw Studios]
 
Frank McLaughlin, inker [as Quickdraw Studios]
 
, inker [as Quickdraw Studios]
Colours
Jerry Serpe, colourist
Text
Todd Klein, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Consulting Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #27 (November 1980)
The Key That Unlocked Chaos!

Synopsis

Superman & Martian Manhunter, vs Mongul, 1st.

Notes

"Quickdraw," according to The Comic Reader #181, is "Dick Giordano, Frank McLaughlin and associates."

Show/hide 2. The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel (John Jones, Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
John Jones, Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Martian Manhunter (John Jones, J'onn J'onzz),(introduction; origin); Dr. Mark Erdel (introduction; death); Lt. Saunders

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #225 (November 1955)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
Also printed
Australia
The Big Four (KG Murray, 195-? series) #1 ([1956??])
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #175 (May 1968)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #41 ([September 1968?])
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #226 (November-December 1974)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
Australia
Super Adventure (KG Murray, 1975 series) #72 ([March 1976?])
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
Mysteries in Space: The Best of DC Science Fiction Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1980 series) (October 1980)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Detective Comics 225 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) (1998)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1 (2007)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel

Notes

First appearance of J'Onn J'onzz, the first Silver Age superhero. Script attributed by Rich Morrissey to Jack Miller. Current credit from Showcase presents the Martian Manhunter.

Show/hide 3. The Case of the Magic Baseball (John Jones, Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
John Jones, Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Big Four (KG Murray, 195-? series) #2 ([1956??])
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #42 ([October 1968?])
 
Australia
Super Adventure (KG Murray, 1975 series) #72 ([March 1976?])
Original
Detective Comics 226, December 1955
Show/hide 4. The Sleuth without a Clue (John Jones, Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
John Jones, Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson , scripter
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #230 (April 1956)
The Sleuth Without a Clue

Synopsis

The Blazer Comet takes away Jones' powers for 24 hours but he must still track down the Farrow Gang.

Show/hide 5. The Thief Who Had Super Powers (John Jones, Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
John Jones, Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

Original
Detective Comics 231, May 1956
Show/hide 6. When Time Ran Backward (Superman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Frank Chiaramonte, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

Original
Superman 345, March 1980
Show/hide 7. The Dog with a Martian Master (John Jones, Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
John Jones, Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

Original
Detective Comics 232 June 1956
Show/hide 8. Warworld (Superman and Supergirl) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Supergirl
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Len Wein, scripter
Art
Jim Starlin, penciller
 
Romeo Tanghal, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Murray, 1978? series) #43 ([June 1981?])
Original
DC Comics Presents 28, December 1980

Notes

Feature concludes on the inside back cover. Story continues in "Where No Superman has Gone Before", printed in Superman and The Spectre 2.


Notes

The area where the speech bubble and logo were moved from this cover are quite noticeable due to a thin white line and interruptions in the pattern of stars.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 202

Entry created

  • 21/11/2003

Cover added

  • 21/11/2003

Index completed

  • 21/08/2004

Last updated

  • 19/09/2019