Super Giant #8

Published
March 1974
Page count
100
Cover price
0.30 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Thor) Cover, 1 page

"The biggest comic of them all"

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Editing
Stan Lee, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Thor (Marvel, 1966 series) #144 (September 1967)
This Battleground Earth!
Show/hide 1. --And, Soon Shall Come: The Enchanters! (The Mighty Thor) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Thor
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Bill Everett, inker
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Thor (Marvel, 1966 series) #143 (August 1967)
"--And, Soon Shall Come: the Enchanters!"
Also printed
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1974 series) (1974)
"--And, Soon Shall Come: the Enchanters!"
 
United States
Marvel Spectacular (Marvel, 1973 series) #14 (March 1975)
"--And, Soon Shall Come: the Enchanters!"
From GCD
from Thor (Marvel, 1966 series) #143 (August 1967)
 
from Thor (Marvel, 1966 series) #143 (August 1967)`

Synopsis

Thor, Sif and Balder face the Enchanters Three and the Living Talisman.

Show/hide 2. The Glop Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee , scripter
 
Larry Lieber , scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Dick Ayers, inker
Editing
Stan Lee, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Where Creatures Roam (Marvel, 1970 series) #7 (July 1971)
The Glop
Based on
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #72 (September 1961)
*The Glob  (One page removed from the original story)

Synopsis

A painter is hired to cover a statue with strange paint. The statue comes to life at midnight and goes on a rampage. The statue is an advance agent for an alien invasion, and the painter defeats it by using turpentine to remove the special paint.

Show/hide 3. This Battleground Earth! (The Mighty Thor) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Thor
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Thor (Marvel, 1966 series) #144 (September 1967)
This Battleground Earth!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 2003 series) #6 (200-?)
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #3 (200-?)

Synopsis

Thor, Sif and Balder defeat Magnir and Brona while Odin faces Forsung.

Show/hide 4. Kragoo! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure
Code
V-84

Credits

Art
Don Heck, line art
Editing
Stan Lee, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #65 (February 1961)
Kragoo!
Also printed
United States
Where Creatures Roam (Marvel, 1970 series) #1 (July 1970)
Kragoo!
From GCD
from Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #65 February 1961

Synopsis

An alien soldier is given immense strength and the ability to possess the body of one victim in order to hypnotize the population of their target planet. One is sent to Earth, but mistakenly possesses a statue and is trapped.

Show/hide 5. Abandoned on Earth! (The Mighty Thor) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Thor
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
John Romita, penciller (alterations)
 
Vince Colletta, inker
 
John Romita, inker (alterations)
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Thor (Marvel, 1966 series) #145 (October 1967)
Also printed
United States
Marvel Spectacular (Marvel, 1973 series) #16 (August 1975)
 (With some pages omitted)
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 2003 series) #6 (200-?)
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #3 (200-?)

Notes

The final panel of this story (probably a promo in the original) has been replaced with a KG Murray promo: "Watch out for 'Red Wolf' coming to 'Fastest Gun Western'".

Show/hide 6. Jungle Magic: Part One--Death's Performance (Nyoka the Jungle Girl) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Nyoka the Jungle Girl
Genre
Jungle

Credits

Editing
Ginny Provisiero, editor [as V. A. Provisiero]
 
Al Jetter, Art Director
Management
Will Lieberson, Executive Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Nyoka the Jungle Girl (Fawcett, 1945 series) #56 (June 1951)
Jungle Magic, Part One: Death's Performance
Show/hide 7. Jungle Magic! Chapter Two--The Hypnotic Spell (Nyoka the Jungle Girl) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Nyoka the Jungle Girl
Genre
Jungle

Credits

Editing
Ginny Provisiero, editor [as V. A. Provisiero]
 
Al Jetter, Art Director
Management
Will Lieberson, Executive Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Nyoka the Jungle Girl (Fawcett, 1945 series) #56 (June 1951)
Jungle Magic! Chapter Two: The Hypnotic Spell!
Show/hide 8. Jungle Magic! Chapter Three: Spellbound! (Nyoka the Jungle Girl) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Nyoka the Jungle Girl
Genre
Jungle

Credits

Editing
Ginny Provisiero, editor [as V. A. Provisiero]
 
Al Jetter, Art Director
Management
Will Lieberson, Executive Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Nyoka the Jungle Girl (Fawcett, 1945 series) #56 (June 1951)
Jungle Magic! Chapter Three: Spellbound!
Show/hide 9. I Am the Man Without a Face Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Code
T-371

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, original scripter
 
, scripter
Art
Joe Sinnott, line art
Editing
Stan Lee, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #71 (October 1959)
I Am the Man Without a Face!
This version
United States
Where Creatures Roam (Marvel, 1970 series) #2 (September 1970)
I Am the Man Without a Face!
Based on
United States
Menace (Marvel, 1953 series) #3 (May 1953)
Men In Black  (Men in Black)

Notes

This story is a retelling of "Men in Black" by Stan Lee and John Romita, Jr. from Menace (Marvel, 1953 series) #3 (May 1953). The hoods are more clearly a reference to the Ku Klux Klan than in the original (they are not randomly chosen disguises, but something the bigot's "pappy left me when he died".

Show/hide 10. The Ghosts of Blackmoor (Dick Turpin) Comic story, 16 pages
Show/hide 11. I Am… Gorak Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Code
V-45

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee , scripter
 
Larry Lieber , scripter
Art
Steve Ditko, line art [signed as Ditko]
Editing
Stan Lee, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #14 (February 1961)
I Am...Gorak!
Also printed
United States
Where Monsters Dwell (Marvel, 1970 series) #16 (July 1972)

Synopsis

A famous magician is enraged when his power is questioned, and he reveals that the whole world is an illusion, and only he is real. He even confronts the reader, but fades away as the story ends.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 2433

Entry created

  • 09/04/2005

Cover added

  • 23/07/2011

Index completed

  • 23/07/2011

Last updated

  • 25/04/2018