Superman Supacomic #190

Published
August 1975
Page count
68
Cover price
0.30 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Planet Comics (1)
 
Planet Comics (1)

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Too Big to Live! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"Meet an explosive new foe for Superman…"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1785
Characters
Superman; Captain Strong

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #439 (September 1974)
Too Big to Live!
Show/hide 1. Too Big To Live! (Superman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1773
Characters
Superman; Captain Strong; Carnox; Olivia Tallow; S. T. A. R. Labs; Mr. Mitchel

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Bob Oksner, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #439 (September 1974)
Too Big To Live!

Synopsis

The spaceman Carnox was caught on Earth 1 million years ago and is revived in the present. He has got a decease that can be cured by Captain Strong's sauncha plants.

Notes

Captain Strong, Olivia Tallow and Carnox are modelled after Popeye, Olive Oyl and Bluto.

Show/hide 2. Riddle of the Runaway Room (Justice League of America) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
Justice League of America
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Aquaman; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hawkman [Katar Hol] (joins); Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Snapper Carr; Superman; Wonder Woman]; Hawkgirl (cameo); Joe Perry (villain); Super-Duper (villain)

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer (pg. 1 only)
 
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #31 (November 1964)
Riddle of the Runaway Room!
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #47 ([June 1965?])
The Riddle of the Runaway Room
 
United States
Justice League of America Archives (DC, 1994 series) #5 ([July] 1999)
Riddle of the Runaway Room!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Justice League of America (DC, 2006 series) #2 ([July] 2007)
Riddle of the Runaway Room!

Synopsis

Hawkman's first case as a member of the JLA involves low-level crook Joe Parry who has come into possession of an alien machine with which he creates three different threats against the JLA.

Notes

The lettering credits are from the reprint in JLA Archives.

Show/hide 3. The Biggest Game in Town (Superman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1726
Characters
Ted "Pappy" Mailerway (villain); Superman; Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Steve Lombard

Credits

Writing
Elliot Maggin, scripter [as Elliot S! Maggin]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #277 (July 1974)
The Biggest Game in Town!
Show/hide 4. The Menace of the Maze Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 5. The Magic Master of Krypton (The Fabulous Wold of Krypton) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fabulous Wold of Krypton
Genre
Science fiction; superhero
Code
S-1743
Characters
Ca-Rox (villain); Superman; Maz-Ma

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Tex Blaisdell, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #279 (September 1974)
The Magic Master of Krypton!
Also printed
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #40 (September 1983)
The Magic Master of Krypton!

Notes

Issue includes the Trade Practices Act 1974 advertisement.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Anthony Revill

AusReprints ID

  • 2102

Entry created

  • 29/12/2004

Cover added

  • 03/12/2019

Index completed

  • 22/12/2006

Last updated

  • 03/12/2019