Superman #239 80 Page Giant Magazine G-84

DC Comics

United States

Published
June-July 1971
Page count
68
Cover price
0.25
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/24329

Credits

Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Superman's Greatest Battles! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Titano; Hercules; Lois Lane

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #19 ([May 1972?])
Superman's Greatest Battles!
 (80 Page Giant Magazine G-84)

Notes

Giant #G-84. Theme= Superman's Greatest Battles!

Show/hide 1. Hercules in the 20th Century! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-265
Characters
Zeus; Hera; Aphrodite; Achilles; Hephaestus (all as the Gods of Olympus); Lex Luthor (villain); Superman; Hercules; Lois Lane; Perry White; Clark Kent; Frank Hall; Green kryptonite

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #267 (August 1960)
Hercules in the 20th Century
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #17 ([December 1960?])
Hercules In the 20th Century
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #19 ([May 1972?])
Hercules in the 20th Century
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. Two (July 2006)
Hercules in the 20th Century
From GCD
from Action Comics #267 (August 1960)

Notes

Art credited solely to Wayne Boring in issue.

Show/hide 2. Superman's Battle with Hercules! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-255
Characters
Zeus; Hermes; Aphrodite; Achilles; Hephaestus (all as the Gods of Olympus); Hercules (villain); Superman; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #268 (September 1960)
Superman's Battle With Hercules!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #19 ([May 1972?])
Superman's Battle with Hercules
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. Two (July 2006)
Superman's Battle With Hercules!
From GCD
From Action Comics #268 (September 1960)
Show/hide 3. Titano the Super-Ape! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-268
Characters
Titano (villain); Superman; Lois Lane; Toto the chimp; green kryptonite

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #127 (February 1959)
Titano the Super-Ape!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #11 ([June 1960])
Titano the Super-Ape
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2 (1960 [January 1961])
Titano the Super-Ape!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #10 ([November 1967?])
Titano the Super-Ape
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #19 ([May 1972?])
Titano the Super-Ape
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
Titano the Super-Ape!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
Titano the Super-Ape!
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #127 (February 1959)

Synopsis

Lois befriends the intelligent chimp Toto just before he is sent into orbit inside a satellite. While in orbit, the satellite passes by a collision of a uranium metorite and a kryptonite meteorite, which cause the chimp to grow to enormous size and shot kryptonite beams from his eyes. Because of his transformation, Lois re-names him Titano. Though not meaning any harm, Titano poses a threat to humanity, and Superman, Lois and the army trap the giant chimp, planning to execute him. But Lois devises a plan to block Totano's kryptonite vision so Superman can send him into the distant past where he can't harm anyone.

Show/hide 4. The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-266 and N-267
Characters
Lex Luthor (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lexor (intro); Krypton (hallucination); Jor-El (hallucination); Lara (hallucination)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #164 (October 1963)
The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman! [part 1]
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #59 ([July 1964?])
The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman (Part I)
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #19 ([May 1972?])
The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman (Part I)
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
The Showdown between Luthor and Superman
 
United States
Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999) ([September] 1999)
Part I: The Showdown between Luthor and Superman!
From GCD
From Superman #164 (October, 1963)

Notes

First appearance Lexor

Show/hide 5. Map of Krypton's "Old World" Hemisphere (Map of Krypton) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Map of Krypton
Code
N-279
Characters
Krypton

Credits

Art
Sal Amendola

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #19 ([May 1972?])
Map of Krypton's "Old World" Hemisphere
 
Australia
Orphan from Krypton (Murray, 1982) (1982)
Map of Krypton's "Old World" Hemisphere
Show/hide 6. Map of Krypton's "New World" Hemisphere (Map of Krypton) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Map of Krypton

Credits

Art
Sal Amendola

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #19 ([May 1972?])
Map of Krypton's "New World" Hemisphere
 
Australia
Orphan from Krypton (Murray, 1982) (1982)
Map of Krypton's "New World" Hemisphere
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Giant Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Giant Metropolis Mailbag
Code
N-278

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 29170

Entry created

  • 08/03/2001

Cover added

  • 26/12/2010

Index completed

  • 26/12/2010

Last updated

  • 04/01/2015