Superman Supacomic #53

Published
January 1964
Page count
100
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover The Menace of the Future Man! (Superman and Batman with Robin) Cover, 1 page

"First, I'm draining the color out of you, then you will disintegrate--this is the end of Superman, Batman and Robin!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Future Man; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Art
Dick Dillin, penciller
 
Sheldon Moldoff, inker
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #135 (August 1963)
The Menace of the Future Man!
Show/hide 1. Menace of the Future Man (Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Future Man [Rak Durr] (introduction); Carter Nichols; Thor; Alfred; Ace; Superman robot; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jon Durr; Commissioner Gordon

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Sheldon Moldoff, inker
Text
Stan Starkman , letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #135 (August 1963)
Menace of the Future Man
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #Volume 2 ([October] 2008)
Menace of the Future Man

Synopsis

Superman and Batman chase the mysterious time-traveling Future Man into the future and the past. The Future Man combines kryptonite with Thor's hammer to create a future weapon.

Show/hide 2. The Amazing Confession of Super-Perry White! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Alice White; Superman robots

Credits

Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #302 (July 1963)
The Amazing Confession of Super-Perry White!

Synopsis

To protect Perry White from criminals who are trying to kill him, Superman pretends to be Perry, but things get complicated when Lois learns his "secret identity" and publishes the story, and when Perry gets impatient and starts to pretend that he's Superman.

Show/hide 3. Why Superman Needs a Secret Identity! (Superman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lex Luthor (villain); Lana Lang; Superboy; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Chief Parker; Superman Robots; Lois Lane; Ed Lacy (villain); Benny the Blaster (villain)

Credits

Writing
Leo Dorfman, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #305 (October 1963)
Why Superman Needs a Secret Identity!

Synopsis

As Clark Kent is faced with a choice between saving his friends and protecting his secret identity, the reader is shown three different scenarios explaining why Superman needs to preserve that secret.

Notes

An Imaginary Story within a framing story.

Show/hide 4. The Return of the Penguin (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; The Friends of Birds Society; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Penguin's gang (villains); "Big" John Tompkins (villain)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
David Huffine , letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #155 (May 1963)
The Return of the Penguin

Synopsis

Emerging from semi-retirement, due to the mocking of the underworld, the Penguin renews his battle of wits with the Caped Crusaders with a series of new bird-related crimes.

Show/hide 5. The Fantastic Dr. No-Face (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. No-Face; Commissioner James Gordon

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #319 (September 1963)
The Fantastic Dr. No-Face
Show/hide 6. The Super-Planet of Clark Kent and Lana Lang (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Professor Potter (Lana's Uncle); Alien Creatures

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #300 (September 1962)
The Super-Planet of Clark Kent and Lana Lang

Synopsis

Lana and Clark are accidentally transported to a strange world where Clark must make her think they both have superpowers in order to prevent her from guessing he's Superboy Lana and Clark are accidentally transported to a strange world where Clark must make her think they both have superpowers in order to prevent her from guessing he's Superboy

Show/hide 7. [Part I] The War between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Star Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lass] (most as projected images)

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
John Forte, line art
Text
Joe Letterese, letterer
 
Milt Snapinn, letterer [as Milton Snapinn]
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #311 (August 1963)
Part I: The War Between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires!
Also printed
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #500 (June 1983)
Part I: The War Between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #2 (1992)
[Part I]: The War between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The War Between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires!

Synopsis

The Legion of Substitute-Heroes tries to fill in for the Legion, but the Legion tells the Subs to disband.

Notes

Legion of Substitute Heroes stars

Show/hide 8. Part II: The Duel of the Legions! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Bouncing Boy]

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
John Forte, line art
Text
Joe Letterese, letterer
 
Milt Snapinn, letterer [as Milton Snapinn]
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #311 (August 1963)
Part II: The Duel of the Legions!
Also printed
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #500 (June 1983)
Part II: The Duel of the Legions!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #2 (1992)
Part II: The Duel of the Legions!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The War Between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires!

Synopsis

The Substitutes realise the Legion has been replaced by aliens, chase the aliens away and save the real Legion.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 2065

Entry created

  • 12/12/2004

Cover added

  • 12/12/2004

Index completed

  • 29/11/2006

Last updated

  • 11/03/2019