Super Giant Album #23

Published
November 1976
Page count
100
Cover price
0.50 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 Only the Desert Knows (Pinkerton's Man) Cover, 1 page

"Pinkerton's man…Only the desert knows"

Featuring

Feature
Pinkerton's Man
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Art
Jordi Penalva, painter [signed as J. Penalva]
Text
, typeset
Editing
Selecciones Ilustradas, editor

Reprint history

First print
Spain
Kung-Fu (Amaika, 1976 series) #4 (September 1976)
Show/hide 1. Only the Desert Knows (Pinkerton's Man) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Pinkerton's Man
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Writing
Enrique Sánchez Abulí , scripter [as Enrique Sanchez Abulí]
Art
Luis Bermejo, line art
Editing
Selecciones Ilustradas, editor

Reprint history

First print
Spain
Kung-Fu (Amaika, 1976 series) #9 (February 1977)
Solo lo sabe el desierto

Notes

A biography of Abulí at tebeosfera.com reports he wrote this episode of Jeff Blake. Other authors for this series were Carlos Echevarria and F. Enriquez (possibly later episodes only, also an artist).

Show/hide 2. Espionage: Muscle Beach Style (Tiffany Sinn, The CIA Sweetheart) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tiffany Sinn, The CIA Sweetheart
Genre
Spy
Code
B-1082

Credits

Writing
Dave Kaler, scripter [as David A. Kaler]
Art
Jim Aparo, line art
Text
Jim Aparo, letterer
Management
Pat Masulli, Executive Editor
 
Dick Giordano, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Secret Agent (Charlton, 1966 series) #10 (October 1967)
Espionage: Muscle Beach Style
Show/hide 3. The Walking Cadaver Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Beware! Terror Tales (Fawcett, 1952 series) #7 (May 1953)
The Walking Cadaver
Also printed
Australia
Doomsday (Sport Magazine, 1972 series) #5 ([October 1972?])
The Walking Cadaver

Notes

1950s pre-code horror story.

Show/hide 4. A Case of Mistaken Ambulances Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime

Credits

Writing
Peter Fatches, scripter [signed as Peter F. Fatches]
Art
Peter Fatches, line art [signed as Peter F. Fatches]
Text
Peter Fatches, letterer [signed as Peter F. Fatches]

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue

Notes

One-off Australian/urban crime comic strip. Read more about this story. Dated 1975.

Show/hide 5. Goon Squad Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
War
Code
A-5091

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Charles Nicholas, penciller
 
Vince Alascia, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Pat Masulli, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Battlefield Action (Charlton, 1957 series) #61 (December 1965)
Goon Squad

Notes

Korean War story.

Show/hide 6. Operation Pluto (Rex Clive and His Space Officers) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rex Clive and His Space Officers
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Rex Clive; Speed Lansing; Wix; Gurkus; Queen Anyana

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Art Cappello, line art
Text
Jon D'Agostino , letterer
Editing
Al Fago, original editor [as Alfred Fago]
 
Walter Gibson, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Space Adventures (Charlton, 1952 series) #2 (September 1952)
Operation Pluto
Also printed
Australia
Outer Space (New Century, 1958? series) #3 ([1958?])
Operation Pluto

Synopsis

Queen Anyana is leader of the country of Delonia on the planet Pluto. Two space traders, Wix and Gurkus, have taken over Delonia. The Space Rangers, including Rex Clive and Speed Lansing are sent with their scoutcrafts in the cargo hold of a massive ship called the Solario, it is threatened by Wix, the self-proclaimed ruler of Pluto. Wix blows up the Solario, unleashing the Space Rangers on the would-be despot's ragtag group of spacecraft. The Space Rangers handlily destroy Wix's fleet. Things work out as well for Gurkus as the failed Wix. Rex and Speed are welcomed to Pluto by Queen Anyana.

Show/hide 7. The Rat (Geminis) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Geminis
Genre
Spy

Credits

Writing
Carlos Echevarría, scripter
Art
Alfonso Font, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Selecciones Ilustradas, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
Spain
Spirit (Garbo, 1975 series) #25 (June 1977)
Ratón
 
Spain
Spirit (Garbo, 1975 series) #25 (June 1977)
 (Ratón)
 
Italy
Lanciostory (Eura Editoriale, 1975 series) v4#36 (September 1978)
Episode 7
 
Italy
Lanciostory (Eura Editoriale, 1975 series) v4#36 (September 1978)

Notes

World War One-era spy thriller.

Show/hide 8. Countdown (Wyatt Earp) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wyatt Earp
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
A-4302

Credits

Art
Rocco Mastroserio, line art [signed as Mastroserio]
Management
Pat Masulli, Executive Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Wyatt Earp Frontier Marshal (Charlton, 1956 series) #60 (October 1965)
Countdown
Show/hide 9. Triple Jinx Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Art
Charles Nicholas, penciller
 
Vince Alascia, inker
Management
Pat Masulli, Executive Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Navy War Heroes (Charlton, 1964 series) #6 (January 1965)
Triple Jinx

Notes

World War II story.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Kevin Patrick
  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 2574

Entry created

  • 25/05/2005

Cover added

  • 08/12/2011

Index completed

  • 08/12/2011

Last updated

  • 24/09/2019