Superman Supacomic #40

Published
December 1962
Page count
100
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The New Superman! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"100 pages! "You're finished, Superman! Our Kryptonite bullets will destroy you!" "That's what you think!" I've become 100% invulnerable! Nothing--but nothing--can harm me now!" Sensational! "The New Superman!" Kryptonite can't hurt him any more!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #291 (August 1962)
The New Superman!
Show/hide 1. The New Superman (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #291 (August 1962)
The New Superman!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #3 (April 2007)
The New Superman!

Synopsis

Red Kryptonite causes Superman to no longer be vulnerable to Green Kryptonite, but he is now vulnerable to other everyday objects.

Show/hide 2. The Red Kryptonite Menace (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #283 (December 1961)
The Red Kryptonite Menace!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #3 (April 2007)
The Red Kryptonite Menace!

Synopsis

Two shape-changing Durlans arrive on earth from the 30th century. They collect red and green kryptonite in an attempt to kill Superman. Three different Red Kryptonite meteors give Superman the ability to make his wishes come true, shoot fire from his mouth when he talks and read minds.

Show/hide 3. The Downfall of Superman (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #155 (August 1962)
The Downfall Of Superman!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #3 (April 2007)
The Downfall Of Superman!

Synopsis

Superman and wrestler Antonino Rocca capture Duke Marple and his gang.

Show/hide 4. The Wizard of 1,000 Menaces (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #306 (August 1962)
The Wizard of 1,000 Menaces

Synopsis

His brain enlarged by a freak accident, Prof Hugo attacks Batman with invisibile robots.

Notes

Mention that Bruce's ancestor Lancelot, tried to glide using a bat wing model. All of Hugo's subsequent appearances are as a Martian Manhunter villain. Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/

Show/hide 5. The Return of Clay-Face (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #304 (June 1962)
The Return of Clay-Face
Show/hide 6. The Super-Mischief of Superbaby (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #97 (June 1962)
The Super-Mischief of Superbaby!
Show/hide 7. The Helpless Hero (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #264 (September 1959)
The Helpless Hero
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #7 ([January 1960?])
The Helpless Hero
 
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #10 (May 1965)
The Helpless Hero!
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #2 ([June 1966?])
The Helpless Hero!
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #31 ([September 1967?])
The Four Helpless Heroes

Synopsis

A boy from another planet schemes to take Superboy's place by causing all his powers to go haywire.

Show/hide 8. The Duel of the Superboys (Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, the Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer [as Milton Snapinn]
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #175 (April 1952)
The Duel of the Superboys!
First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #295 (April 1962)
The Duel of the Superboys
Also printed
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #138 (May 1967)
Duel of the Superboys!
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #4 ([June 1968?])
Duel of the Superboys

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos
  • Mark Muller

AusReprints ID

  • 2203

Entry created

  • 28/01/2005

Cover added

  • 10/05/2015

Index completed

  • 22/07/2008

Last updated

  • 10/05/2015