Giant Superman Album #20

Published
November 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 Special All-Kryptonite Issue! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"Superboy deliberately weakens himself with Green Kryptonite!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Green Kryptonite; White Kryptonite; Red Kryptonite; Superboy; Gold Kryptonite; Jewel Kryptonite

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #227 [G-72] (June-July 1970) (June-July 1970)
Special All-Kryptonite Issue!
Show/hide 1. The Super-Powers of Perry White! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Xasnu (villain); Superman; Perry White; Lois Lane; Masterman; Clark Kent; Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl; Y'Trom; Kandor (cameo); White Kryptonite; Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite

Credits

Writing
Jerry Coleman, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #278 (July 1961)
The Super-Powers of Perry White!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #32 ([March 1962?])
The Super-Powers of Perry White
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #227 [G-72] (June-July 1970) (June-July 1970)
The Super-Powers of Perry White!
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #54 ([August 1970?])
The Super-Powers of Perry White
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #3 (April 2007)
The Super-Powers Of Perry White

Synopsis

After being infected by an alien plant, Perry White gains super powers and goes after Superman.

Notes

This feature has been sourced from the reprint in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #227 (June-July 1970).

Show/hide 2. The Great Kryptonite Mystery (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Ma and Pa Kent, Kryptonite

Credits

Writing
Jerry Coleman, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #58 (July 1957)
The Great Kryptonite Mystery
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #104 ([October 1957])
The Great Kryptonite Mystery
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #27 ([October 1963?])
The Great Kryptonite Mystery
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #227 [G-72] (June-July 1970) (June-July 1970)
The Great Kryptonite Mystery
 
Australia
Superman Presents Superboy Comic (Murray, 1976 series) #117 ([October 1979?])
The Great Kryptonite Mystery

Synopsis

Superboy attempts to "vaccinate" himself against Kryptonite.

Notes

This feature has been sourced from the reprint in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #227 (June-July 1970).

Show/hide 3. The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #157 (November 1962)
The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #50 ([October 1963?])
The Super-Revenge of the Phantom-Zone Prisoner
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #227 [G-72] (June-July 1970) (June-July 1970)
The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Murray, 1978? series) #40 ([June 1980?])
The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner
 
United States
Superman: Tales from the Phantom Zone (DC, 2009 series) ([June] 2009)
The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!

Synopsis

Superman releases Quex-Ul from the Phantom Zone since he has served his sentence, but Quex-Ul vows revenge on the son of the man who pronounced him guilty. However, when Quex-Ul displays heroic behavior, Superman wonders if he was truly guilty and travels back in time to Krypton to witness Quex-Ul being hypnotized into believing himself guilty. When Supergirl tells Quex-Ul he is innocent, he sacrifices himself to keep Superman from being exposed to a Gold Kryptonite trap he has set for him. In doing so, Quex-Ul loses his powers and memory, so Superman sets him up in a new life in Metropolis.

Notes

This feature has been sourced from the reprint in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #227 (June-July 1970).

Show/hide 4. The Invasion of the Super-Ants! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Red Kryptonite; Super-Ants

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #296 (January 1963)
The Invasion of the Super-Ants!
Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #227 [G-72] (June-July 1970) (June-July 1970)
The Invasion of the Super-Ants!
 
Australia
Superman (Murray, 1981) ([August 1981])
 
Australia
Superman (Murray, 1981) ([August 1981])
The Invasion of the Super-Ants

Notes

This feature has been sourced from the reprint in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #227 (June-July 1970).

Show/hide 5. Secret of Kryptonite Six! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Professor Vakox; Lori Lemaris; Kandor; Vorb-Un; Jax-Ur (villain); a thought-beast; Supergirl; Jewel Kryptonite (intro); Fortress of Solitude; Phantom Zone

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #310 (March 1964)
Secret of Kryptonite Six!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #58 ([June 1964?])
Secret of Kryptonite Six
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #227 [G-72] (June-July 1970) (June-July 1970)
Secret of Kryptonite Six!
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #36 (May 1983)
The Secret of Kryptonite Six!

Notes

This feature has been sourced from the reprint in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #227 (June-July 1970).

Show/hide 6. The Boy Who Begged to Die! (Superman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-871
Characters
Superman

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #401 (June 1971)
The Boy Who Begged to Die!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Murray, 1978? series) #41 ([September 1980?])
The Boy Who Begged to Die

Synopsis

Superman must decide between the life on one orphan or the lives of an entire town.

Show/hide 7. In 3 Weeks You Play Guitar (Melody School of Music) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Melody School of Music

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art (illustration)
Text
, typeset

Notes

This issue reprints all five Superman stories in This feature has been sourced from the reprint in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #227 (June-July 1970).

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 214

Entry created

  • 21/11/2003

Cover added

  • 20/10/2019

Index completed

  • 31/08/2005

Last updated

  • 20/10/2019