Giant Superman Album #26

Published
November 1975
Page count
100
Cover price
0.40 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Planet Comics (2)
 
Planet Comics (2)

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Superman unleases the World's Greatest Heroes! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"Superman unleashes the world's greatest heroes"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
[S-1862]
Characters
Superman; Adam Strange; Hawkman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Batman; the Atom [Ray Palmer]; the Black Pirate

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Colours
Tatjana Wood, 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) #443 (January 1975)
Superman Unleashes The World's Greatest Action Heroes!

Synopsis

Superman opens the cover of a comic (originally an Action Comics issue) and the other heroes rush out.

Notes

Nick Cardy's signature has been removed from this cover.

Show/hide 1. The Compass Points to Murder! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-957
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Elias Carp (death); Inspector Grogan; Captain Gale; Captain Webart; Captain Chate (villain, introduction)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter [signed as Jerry Siegel]
Art
Ira Yarbrough, penciller [signed as Joe Shuster]
 
George Roussos, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited as F. W. Ellsworth]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #33 (March-April 1945)
The Compass Points to Murder!
Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #278 (August 1974)
The Compass Points to Murder!

Synopsis

A deceased merchant fleet owner leaves a compass and end word from a newspaper as clues Superman must follow in order to track down the killer.

Notes

This sequence includes an introductory panel and is sourced from the reprint in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #278 (August 1974).

Show/hide 2. The Super-Brain of Adam Strange! (Adam Strange) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Adam Strange
Genre
Adventure; science fiction
Code
N-1143
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna; Sardath

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Sid Greene, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #87 (November 1963)
The Super-Brain of Adam Strange!
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #43 ([July 1964?])
The Super-Brain of Adam Strange
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #443 (January 1975)
The Super-brain of Adam Strange!
 
United States
The Adam Strange Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 3 ([April] 2008)
The Super-Brain of Adam Strange

Synopsis

Sardath attempts to control Adam's Zeta-Beam visits to Rann, but a side-effect gives Adam a super-evolved brain which also creates a brain-wave menace for the planet. When Alanna shuts down Sardath's machine, all returns to normal but some of the brain-wave energy becomes frozen into a rock which Adam takes back to Earth.

Notes

This printing is probably sourced from the reprint in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #443 (January 1975).

Show/hide 3. World's Fun-est Puzzle Activity, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Code
P-40

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #228 (March-April 1975)
World's Fun-est #3

Notes

Answers are included on page 33, in the middle of the following sequence 'Amazing Thefts of the I.Q. Gang!'

Show/hide 4. Amazing Thefts of the I.Q. Gang! (Hawkman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hawkman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1144
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall; Katar Hol]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Hall; Shayera Hol]; Ira Quimby [I.Q.]; I.Q. Gang (villains, intro); Adam Strange (cameo in Earth identity)

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #87 (November 1963)
Amazing Thefts of the I.Q. Gang!
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #43 ([July 1964?])
The Amazing Thefts of the I.Q. Gang
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #443 (January 1975)
Amazing Thefts of the I.Q. Gang!
 
United States
The Hawkman Archives (DC, 2000 series) #1 ([September] 2000)
Amazing Thefts of the I.Q. Gang!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Hawkman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([March] 2007)
Amazing Thefts of the I.Q. Gang!

Synopsis

Ira Quimby's thinking is enhanced whenever he is near the rock that Adam Strange brought back to earth containing his super brain-waves. Ira constructs several super-science devices and executes crimes until defeated by Hawkman and Hawkgirl, and the rock eventually stops emitting the brain-waves.

Notes

This sequence is probably sourced from the reprint in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #443 (January 1975). The story is in two parts of 6.67 pages each and continues from the earlier story in this issue 'The Super-Brain of Adam Strange!'

Show/hide 5. Bird-Wings Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction
Code
N-1215

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #443 (January 1975)
Bird-Wings

Synopsis

Examples are provided of the varying structure of bird wings.

Notes

This sequence is at the bottom of the final page of 'Amazing Thefts of the I.Q. Gang!'

Show/hide 6. Untitled (The Black Pirate) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Black Pirate
Genre
Historical
Code
N-1147
Characters
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; King Philip of Spain; Don Carlos (villain, death); Count Valdez (villain, introduction, death); Jester

Credits

Writing
Sheldon Moldoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
M. C. Gaines, original Managing Editor
 
Sheldon Mayer, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Sensation Comics (DC, 1942 series) #4 (April 1942)
The Man in the Iron Mask
Also printed
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #443 (January 1975)
Throne of Spain!

Synopsis

Count Valdez and Don Carlos (the King's son) plot to place Don Carlos on the throne by imprisoning the King. But the jester tips off The Black Pirate, who rescues the King, imprisons Count Valdez and helps to kill Don Carlos.

Notes

This sequence is probably sourced from the reprint in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #443 (January 1975). This untitled story is also known as 'The Man in the Iron Mask'.

Show/hide 7. The House That Fought Green Lantern! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-756
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #28 (April 1964)
The House That Fought Green Lantern
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #86 ([June 1972?])
The House That Fought Green Lantern
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #438 (December 1973-January 1974)
The House That Fought Green Lantern!
 
United States
Green Lantern Archives (DC, 1993 series) #Volume 4 ([June] 2002)
The House That Fought Green Lantern
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Lantern (DC, 2005 series) #2 (March 2007)
The House That Fought Green Lantern!

Notes

This sequence is probably sourced from the reprint in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #438 (December 1973-January 1974).

Show/hide 8. Vanishing Village! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-966
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Knuckles Donegan]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Knuckles Donegan (villain, introduction); Weasel (villain, introduction); Slick (villain, introduction)

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
Jerry Robinson, penciller [signed as Bob Kane]
 
George Roussos, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #31 (October-November 1945)
Vanishing Village!
Also printed
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #442 (August-September 1974)
Vanishing Village!

Synopsis

Batman and Robin are surprised to learn that an abandoned village in Florida, patterned after a Turkish village named Alhambra, has vanished, which is also the home of many a master criminal who has also disappeared.

Notes

This sequence is probably sourced from the reprint in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #442 (August-September 1974).

Show/hide 9. The Unmasking of the Atom (The Atom) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Atom
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1695
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Loring; Sax Carlin

Credits

Writing
Elliot Maggin, scripter [as Elliot S! Maggin]
Art
Dick Dillin, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
 
Frank McLaughlin, 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) #435 (May 1974)
The Unmasking of the Atom!

Synopsis

When Sax Carlin's gang try to break up his trial, the Atom springs into action.

Show/hide 10. The Irresistible Lois Lane (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1286
Characters
Lois Lane; Green Arrow; Aquaman; Batman; Lana Lang; Krypto; Perry White; Superman

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #29 (November 1961)
The Irresistible Lois Lane!
Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #141 (May 1964)
The Irresistible Lois Lane
 
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #97 ([July 1964?])
The Irresistible Lois Lane
 
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #171 (June-July 1975)
The Irresistible Lois Lane

Synopsis

Lois receives a secret signal to implement "Plan L," which will save Superman from a Kryptonite trap, but to conceal her true intentions, she must kiss three Justice League members, to the consternation of Lana Lang.

Notes

This sequence is probably sourced from the reprint in The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #171 (June-July 1975).

Show/hide 11. High Man on a Flagpole (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1096
Characters
Tom Trent; Arnold Carlyle; Jean Dixon; Quent; Perry White; Lois Lane

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
George Roussos , inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Assistant Editor [attributed]
 
Mort Weisinger, original Assistant Editor [attributed]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #46 (May-June 1947)
High Man on a Flagpole!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Color Comics (KGM, 1947 series) #3 ([August 1947?])
High Man on a Flagpole
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) v1#1 (April 1950)
High Man on a Flagpole
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #249 (March 1972)
High Man on a Flagpole!

Notes

This reprint is 'A Superman Silver Anniversary Story' sourced from the reprint in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #249 (March 1972).

Show/hide 12. The Powerhouse Trio [red] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"The Powerhouse Trio Superman Superboy Supergirl. Follow their adventures in all the super comics at your newsagent now!"

Details

Printed
1973 to 1976
Genre
Superhero
More...
The Powerhouse Trio [red]

Notes

This image is based on the back cover of 100-Page Super Spectacular DC-15 (Pencils and Inks: Nick Cardy). Part of the "A" symbol on Aquman's belt has been left on Superboy's costume, even though other elements have been drawn in. At the time this advertisement first appeared, Superboy was appearing in All Star Adventure Comic.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Kevin Patrick

AusReprints ID

  • 219

Entry created

  • 22/11/2003

Cover added

  • 26/01/2020

Index completed

  • 15/12/2003

Last updated

  • 26/01/2020