Giant Superman Album #19

Published
May 1972
Page count
68
Cover price
0.25 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Superman's Greatest Battles! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"Featuring Superman's Greatest Battles! Superman's Showdown with Luthor! Titano, the Super Ape! The Fantastic Fight with Hercules!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) —80 Page Giant Magazine G-84
Superman's Greatest Battles!
 (80 Page Giant Magazine G-84)
Show/hide 1. Hercules in the 20th Century (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-265

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #267 (August 1960)
Hercules in the 20th Century
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #17 ([December 1960?])
Hercules In the 20th Century
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) —80 Page Giant Magazine G-84
Hercules in the 20th Century!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. Two (July 2006)
Hercules in the 20th Century

Notes

This printing is sourced from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) (80 Page Giant Magazine G-84 ).

Show/hide 2. Superman's Battle with Hercules (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-255

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #268 (September 1960)
Superman's Battle With Hercules!
Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) —80 Page Giant Magazine G-84
Superman's Battle with Hercules!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. Two (July 2006)
Superman's Battle With Hercules!

Notes

This printing is sourced from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) (80 Page Giant Magazine G-84 ).

Show/hide 3. Titano the Super-Ape (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-268

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #127 (February 1959)
Titano the Super-Ape!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #11 ([June 1960])
Titano the Super-Ape
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2 (1960 [January 1961])
Titano the Super-Ape!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #10 ([November 1967?])
Titano the Super-Ape
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) —80 Page Giant Magazine G-84
Titano the Super-Ape!
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
Titano the Super-Ape!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
Titano the Super-Ape!

Synopsis

Lois befriends the intelligent chimp Toto just before he is sent into orbit inside a satellite. While in orbit, the satellite passes by a collision of a uranium metorite with a kryptonite one, which causes the chimp to grow to enormous size and shoot kryptonite beams from his eyes. Because of this change, Lois re-names him Titano. Though not meaning any harm, Titano poses a threat to humanity and Superman, so the army traps the giant chimp, planning to execute him. But Lois devises a way to block Titano's kryptonite vision so Superman can send him into the past where he cannot harm anyone.

Notes

Titano's second appearance, in Superman (DC, 1939 series) 138, has the same story title (but is 10 pages). This printing is sourced from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) (80 Page Giant Magazine G-84 ).

Show/hide 4. Our Strange Universe (Our Strange Universe) Comic story, 1 page

"One of the first maps of our Milky Way Galaxy…"

Featuring

Feature
Our Strange Universe
Genre
Non-Fiction
Code
S-269

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz, scripter

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #64 (December 1960)
Wonders of Space

Synopsis

Information on the Milky Way, Andromeda Nebula, Nova Aquilae and the Comet of 1843.

Show/hide 5. Map of Krypton's "Old World" Hemisphere (World of Krypton) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
World of Krypton
Genre
Science fiction
Code
N-279

Credits

Art
Sal Amendola, line art
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) —80 Page Giant Magazine G-84
Map of Krypton's "Old World" Hemisphere
Also printed
Australia
Orphan from Krypton (Murray, 1982) (1982)
Map of Krypton's "Old World" Hemisphere

Notes

This printing is sourced from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) (80 Page Giant Magazine G-84 ).

Show/hide 6. Map of Krypton's "New World" Hemisphere (World of Krypton) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
World of Krypton
Genre
Science fiction
Code
N-279

Credits

Art
Sal Amendola, line art
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) —80 Page Giant Magazine G-84
Map of Krypton's "New World" Hemisphere
Also printed
Australia
Orphan from Krypton (Murray, 1982) (1982)
Map of Krypton's "New World" Hemisphere

Notes

This printing is sourced from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) (80 Page Giant Magazine G-84 ).

Show/hide 7. The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman (Part I) (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-266

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #164 (October 1963)
The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman! [part 1]
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #59 ([July 1964?])
The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman (Part I)
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) —80 Page Giant Magazine G-84
The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman!
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
The Showdown between Luthor and Superman
 
United States
Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999) ([September] 1999)
Part I: The Showdown between Luthor and Superman!

Synopsis

When Luthor escapes from jail, he challenges Superman to meet him in a fair fight without his super powers. The two head to a desert-like world where they brawl until Superman knocks out the villain. Luthor retaliates by using secret weapons hidden in his shirt pocket.

Notes

This printing is sourced from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) (80 Page Giant Magazine G-84 ).

Show/hide 8. The Super-Duel (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-267

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #164 (October 1963)
The Super-Duel! [part 2]
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #59 ([July 1964?])
The Super-Duel

Synopsis

While Superman struggles to survive, Luthor meets the few remaining inhabitants of the planet and becomes their hero when he reactivates their scientific machines and temporarily solves their water shortage problem. But Superman finds Luthor, defeats him in combat, and returns him to prison on Earth, after providing the people of the planet with sufficient water on which to survive.

Notes

This printing is sourced from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) (80 Page Giant Magazine G-84 ). The planet is unnamed here, but its inhabitants will rename it Lexor in honor of their hero sometime after this story.

Show/hide 9. The Prankster's Greatest Role (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-411

Credits

Writing
Bill Woolfolk, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #87 (February 1954)
The Prankster's Greatest Role
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #84 ([August 1954])
The Prankster's Greatest Role!
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #15 ([October 1960?])
The Prankster's Greatest Role
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #14 ([July 1965])
The Prankster's Greatest Role!
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #245 (December 1971-January 1972)
The Prankster's Greatest Role!  (DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1971 series) #DC-7)

Notes

This printing is sourced from Superman (DC, 1939 series) # 245 (December 1971 - January 1972) (100-Page Super-Spectacular #DC-7).


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 213

Entry created

  • 21/11/2003

Cover added

  • 16/02/2008

Index completed

  • 16/02/2008

Last updated

  • 19/08/2017