Giant Superman Album #22

Published
November 1973
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
Planet Comics (1)
 
Planet Comics (1)

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Superman Battles His Deadliest Enemies (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"Superman battles his deadliest enemies. The Thing from 40,000AD; Metallo; Brainiac; The Invulnerable Enemy"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2 (1960 [January 1961])
An All-Star Line-Up of the Greatest Super-Villains Ever Featured!
Adapted
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #23 ([May 1974?])
Superman Battles his Deadliest Enemies

Notes

Two images have been removed from cover original. The wrong cover may have been used, as most stories in this issue come from Superman Annual 3, Summer 1961. The stories depicted on this cover are reprinted in Giant Superman Album #23. This is the first Planet Comics issue. This isssue went on sale 1960-11-10. Though DC credits the inking of at least the main figure to Al Plastino in the Superman in the Sixties reprint, when asked in February 2009 by Bryan Stroud, Plastino said he was "pretty sure" the entire cover was inked by Stan Kaye.

Show/hide 1. The Lady and the Lion (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 2. Superman's Day of Truth! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-872

Credits

Writing
Leo Dorfman, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #241 (August 1971)
Superman's Day of Truth!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #74 ([October 1965?])
Superman's Day of Truth

Notes

No villain.

Show/hide 3. The Super-Prisoner of Amazon Island (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 4. The Two Faces of Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 5. The Superman of the Future! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #256 (September 1959)
The Superman of the Future!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #16 ([November 1960])
The Superman of the Future
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #3 (Summer 1961)
The Superman of the Future!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Superman of the Future

Synopsis

Superman poses as the Future Superman, who has the power to predict the future, to smoke out Agent X-3 and prevent an attempt on the life of the President.

Show/hide 6. Superman's New Face (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, Assistant Editor
 
George Kashdan, Assistant Editor
Management
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #239 (April 1958)
Superman's New Face
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #27 ([August 1958?])
Superman’s New Face
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #3 (Summer 1961)
Superman's New Face

Synopsis

Superman is caught in an atomic explosion and afterwards must bandage his face, or wear a lead mask, to keep anyone from seeing what happened to him.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Muller
  • Grand Comics Database

AusReprints ID

  • 216

Entry created

  • 21/11/2003

Cover added

  • 10/03/2017

Index completed

  • 21/11/2003

Last updated

  • 16/08/2017