Giant Superman Album #40

Published
June 1980
Page count
100
Cover price
0.90 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Murray Comics (Red)
 
Murray Comics (Red)

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"200 prizes to win! Details inside Super easy-to-win contest 200 great prizes"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
José Luis García-López, penciller [as Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez] (#480, #482)
 
Rich Buckler, penciller (#483)
 
José Luis García-López, inker [as Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez] (#480, #482)
 
Dick Giordano, inker (#483)
Colours
Tatjana Wood, colourist
Text
, typeset
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #480 (February 1978)
No title recorded
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #482 (April 1978)
No title recorded
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #483 (May 1978)
No title recorded

Notes

This issues competition is detailed on the centre four pages. The source of the standing Superman figure is unknown.

Show/hide 1. Amazo’s Big Breakthrough (Superman) Comic story, 65 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2779

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Frank Chiaramonte, inker
Colours
Jerry Serpe, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor [as Julie Schwartz]
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #480 (February 1978)
Amazo's Big Breakthrough!
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #481 (March 1978)
It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Supermobile!
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #482 (April 1978)
This Is a Job for Supermobile!
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #483 (May 1978)
Sleep No More!

Notes

Spash pages removed from later parts to combine stories and reduce the page count.

Show/hide 2. Super Easy-To-Win Contest Advertisement, 4 pages

"Enter the super Seven Seas stamp contest and win one of these 200 fabulous prizes"

Details

Printed
1980
More...
Super Easy-To-Win Contest

Notes

This advertisement was cover featured on the listed Murray Publishers comics in about June 1980.

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
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 (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #20 ([November 1972?])
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.

Show/hide 4. Fury of the Energy-Eater (Superman) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1288

Credits

Writing
Len Wein, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #258 (November 1972)
Fury of the Energy-Eater!
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #97 ([October 1973?])
Fury of the Energy-Eater
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #56 (January 1985)
The Fury of the Energy Eater

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Anthony Revill

AusReprints ID

  • 2201

Entry created

  • 27/01/2005

Cover added

  • 02/03/2019

Index completed

  • 27/12/2007

Last updated

  • 02/03/2019