Showcase Presents Superman #3

DC Comics

United States.

Published
April 2007
Page count
564
Cover price
16.99 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/353498

Credits

Editing
Bob Harras (Collected Edition Editor)
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Alex Sinclair
Editing
Bob Harras (Collected Edition Editor)
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Reprint history

Printed in
From Action Comics (DC 1938 series) #291 (With new coloring)
Show/hide 1. Untitled Credits, 4 pages

Credits

Letters
Typeset

Synopsis

Credits for the reprints contained in this volume.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; Superman Emergency Squad

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 3. The War Between Supergirl and the Supermen Emergency Squad! (Superman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl (guest star); Green Kryptonite; Kandor; The Supermen Emergency Squad; Lois Lane; Fortress of Solitude; The Anti-Superman Gang (villains); John Kiley

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

John Kiley tricks Superman into revealing he's Clark Kent. After trapping Clark Kent with Kryptonite, Supergirl and the Superman Emergency Squad spring into action.

Notes

crossover with Supergirl

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; Streaky; Krypto

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 5. The Conquest of Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lex Luthor (villain); Green Kryptonite; Red Kryptonite; White Kryptonite; Blue Kryptonite; Yellow Kryptonite (intro); Luthor's Lair; Superman Robot

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #277 (June 1961)
The Conquest of Superman!
Printed in
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #28 ([November 1961])
The Conquest of Superman
Also printed
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #11 (June 1965)
The Conquest of Superman
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #8 ([November 1966?])
The Conquest of Superman
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #16 (September 1981)
The Conquest of Superman!

Notes

23rd Anniversary Story.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman (as a baby); Jor-El; Lara; Krypton

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Show/hide 7. The Story Of Superman's Life! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman (origin retold in detail); Jor-El; Zor-El; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Krypto; Lex Luthor (villain); Krypton; Superboy; green kryptonite; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #1 ([December 1978?])

Synopsis

Recap of Superman's life from the destruction of Krypton to when he left Smallville after high school.

Show/hide 8. Superman's Greatest Feats! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lori Lemaris (guest star); Superboy (flashback); Lex Luthor (flashback); red kryptonite (flashback); Nathan Hale; Abraham Lincoln; John Wilkes Booth; Jor-El; Lara; Zor-El; Lyla Lerrol; Alura; Chief Sitting Bull

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #146 (July 1961)
Superman's Greatest Feats!
Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #252 (May 1972)
Superman's Greatest Feats!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #177 ([July 1974?])
Superman's Greatest Feats!

Synopsis

Lori Lemaris asks Superman to go into the past and stop Atlantis from sinking. Superman, who has never successfully changed the past tries and is amazed that it succeeds. Superman continues to change other past events, including the assassination of Lincoln, Custer's Last Stand and the explosion of Krypton.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Perry White (as Master-Man)

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 10. The Super-Powers Of Perry White (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Xasnu (villain); Superman; Perry White; Lois Lane; Masterman; Clark Kent; Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl; Y'Trom; Kandor (cameo); White Kryptonite; Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #278 (July 1961)
The Super-Powers of Perry White!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #32 ([March 1962?])
The Super-Powers of Perry White
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #227 [G-72] (June-July 1970) (June-July 1970)
The Super-Powers of Perry White!
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #54 ([August 1970?])
The Super-Powers of Perry White
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #20 ([November 1972?])
The Super-Powers of Perry White!

Synopsis

After being infected by an alien plant, Perry White gains super powers and goes after Superman.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Cosmic King; Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen (all as the Legion of Super-Villains); Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247.

Show/hide 12. The Great Mento! (Superman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Perry White (as the Great Mento, intro); Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Rocky Sneed (villain)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein (?)
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

Perry White fakes ESP powers as The Great Mento, with Superman's help, to capture wanted criminals.

Notes

Recycled from Superman (DC 1939 series) #103

Show/hide 13. Krypto Battles Titano! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Krypto (guest star); Titano (origin, villain); Superman; Lois Lane; green kryptonite

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel (?)
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

Krypto travels into the prehistoric past to meet Titano.

Show/hide 14. The Legion Of Super-Villains! (Superman) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lightning Man; Cosmic Man; Saturn Woman (all as the Legion of Super-Heroes, 1st Adult Legion app.); Cosmic King; Lightning Lord [Mekt Ranzz]; Saturn Queen (all as the Legion of Super-Villains, all intro, all origin, villains); Lex Luthor (villain); Superman; Lois Lane (illusion); green kryptonite

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Synopsis

Luthor contacts and teams up with Legion of Super-Villains from 30th Century; adult Legion of Super-Heroes comes to 20th Century to help Superman.

Notes

1st adult Legion; 1st Legion of Super-Villains

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; green kryptonite

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Notes

Credits listed in issue do not include Stan Kaye as the inker of this cover.

Show/hide 16. The Secrets Of The Fortress Of Solitude (Superman) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Fortress of Solitude; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Jonathan Kent (statue); Martha Kent (statue); Superboy (statue); Superman (statue); Batman (statue); Robin [Dick Grayson] (statue); Supergirl (statue); Lois Lane (statue); Jimmy Olsen (statue); Perry White (statue); Kandor

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 17. Best wishes from your friend Superman (Superman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye?
Show/hide 18. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Hercules; Samson

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 19. The Super-Rivals! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Hercules; Samson

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein ?
Art
John Forte

Synopsis

In this imaginary tale, Lois Lane becomes engaged to Hercules and Lana Lang becomes enganged to Samson.

Notes

Imaginary Story. Writer id by Bob Hughes

Show/hide 20. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Brainiac; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 21. Brainiac's Super-Revenge! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Congo Bill; Congorilla; Brainiac (villain); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Molnur; Invisible Rogue; Elastic Crook; Electric Man (Cameo); Insect Master (Cameo)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #280 (September 1961)
Brainiac's Super-Revenge!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #31 ([February 1962?])
Brainiac's Super-Revenge
 
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #168 (December 1974-January 1975)
Brainiac's Super-Revenge
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #25 ([May 1975?])
Brainiac's Super-Revenge

Synopsis

Congorilla helps Superman, Lois and Jimmy escape from Braniac's trap.

Show/hide 22. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyzptlk

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 23. The 20th Century Achilles! (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Achilles [Cyrus] (intro, villain); green kryptonite; Lois Lane (cameo)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

Superman stops a 20th century "Achilles" and discovers his secret.

Notes

per Tom Orzechowski, the story was based on "Achilles Vs. Superman" from Superman (1939) #63. Credits in this volume incorrectly list the inker as Sheldon Moldoff.

Show/hide 24. Mr. Mxyzptlk's Super-Mischief! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyzptlk (villain); Superman Emergency Squad (guest stars); Perry White; Kandor; Fortress of Solitude; Krypto (Cameo)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel (?)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (?)

Synopsis

Mr. Mxyzptlk changes his name to try to prevent Superman from sending him back to the 5th dimension.

Show/hide 25. Superman Owes A Billion Dollars (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Aquaman (guest appearance); Professor Potter; Bizarro #1; Lori Lemaris; Rupert Brand (intro, an IRS agent); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (?)

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #148 (October 1961)
Superman Owes a Billion Dollars!
First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #284 (February 1975)
Superman Owes a Billion Dollars!

Synopsis

An IRS agent decides that Superman owes back taxes and Superman must pay withing 24 hours.

Notes

Story recycled from Superman (DC 1939 series) #114.

Show/hide 26. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jor-El; Superboy

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Show/hide 27. The Man Who Saved Kal-El's Life! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Paul Pratt (villain); Gerald Greer (villain); Lois Lane; Professor Amos Dunn; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashbacks); Superbaby (flashback); Superboy (flashback); Ramon (Security Guard); Babe Ruth (Cameo)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

Superman meets Professor Dunn who visited Krypton and meet Jor-El before Krypton exploded. Using the Professor's "Matter-Radio" plans two crooks are on a crime spree.

Show/hide 28. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White; green kryptonite

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Notes

Credits in this volume incorrectly list the inker as George Klein.

Show/hide 29. Lex Luthor, Hero! [The Death Of Superman! part 1] (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor (villain); Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; Duke Garner (villain); Al Mantz (villain); Sykes (Prison Guard); Bizarro (cameo flashback)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #193 (January-February 1967)
Lex Luthor, Hero! [The Death of Superman! part 1]
Also printed
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #1 (September-October 1979)
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1987 series) (1987 [March 1988])
Lex Luthor, Hero! [The Death of Superman Part 1]
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([April] 1989)
Lex Luthor, Hero! (The Death of Superman part 1)

Synopsis

Lex Luthor discovers a cure for Cancer and with the help of Superman he is paroled from prison.

Notes

3-part Imaginary Story

Show/hide 30. Luthor's Super-Bodyguard! [The Death of Superman! part 2] (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman (death); Lex Luthor (villain); Supergirl; green kryptonite; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Duke Garner (villain); Al Mantz (villain)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #193 (January-February 1967)
Luthor's Super-Bodyguard! [The Death of Superman! part 2]
Also printed
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #1 (September-October 1979)
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1987 series) (1987 [March 1988])
Luthor's Super-Bodyguard [The Death of Superman Part 2]
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([April] 1989)
Luthor's Super-Bodyguard! (The Death of Superman part 2)

Synopsis

Lex Luthor reveals that he was only pretending to be good and kills Superman.

Notes

Imaginary story.

Show/hide 31. The Death Of Superman! [Part 3] (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Aquaman; Green Arrow; Wonder Woman; Flash [Barry Allen] (all as the Justice League of America, cameo, first appearance in SUPERMAN); Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl (all as the Legion of Super-Heroes, cameo); Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (villain); Lucy Lane; Robin (cameo); Lori Lemaris (cameo); Krypto (cameo); Supergirl; Superman robots; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Van-Zee (cameo); Sylvia (cameo); Phantom Zone; Lana Lang (cameo)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #193 (January-February 1967)
The Death of Superman! [part 3]
Also printed
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #1 (September-October 1979)
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1987 series) (1987 [March 1988])
The Death of Superman Part 3
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([April] 1989)
The Death of Superman! (The Death of Superman part 3)

Synopsis

Superman is buried and Supergirl brings Lex Luthor to justice.

Notes

3-part Imaginary story.

Show/hide 32. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; a Superman robot

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 33. Superman's Toughest Day! (Superman) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Kandor; Lois Lane; Perry White; Fortress of Solitude; a Superman Robot; Clark Kent Robot; Ed Somers (Foreman)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

A day in Superman's life. His Clark Kent robot has to avoid showing the damage to his hands while on a date with Lois.

Show/hide 34. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Red Kryptonite

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 35. The Red Kryptonite Menace! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Red Kryptonite; Green Kryptonite; Jan Dex [Durlan]; Zo-Gar [Durlan]; Sherlock Holmes; Jor-El; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Khrushchev (Disguised Durlan); John F. Kennedy (Disguised Durlan)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein ?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #283 (December 1961)
The Red Kryptonite Menace!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #40 ([December 1962?])
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.

Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes

Show/hide 36. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Show/hide 37. The One Minute Of Doom! (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman (brief origin); Supergirl (guest star, brief origin); Krypto (guest star, brief origin); Krypton II (intro, with android duplicates of Kryptonians); Kandor; Fortress of Solitude; Doghouse of Solitude (intro); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Krypton (flashback); Argo City (flashback); Zor-El (flashback); Alura (flashback); Phantom Zone; Brainiac (flashback); Bizarro World; Bizarro #1; Bizarro-Lois #1; Dr. Xadu

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

All the surviving beings of Krypton observe a moment of silence to remember the descruction of Krypton.

Notes

Credits in this volume list the writer as Unknown.

Show/hide 38. The Duel Over Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lana Lang (guest star); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #7 ([June 1970?])

Synopsis

Lana and Lois try to force Superman to choose one of them by fighting a duel.

Show/hide 39. When The World Forgot Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Mr. Mxyzptlk (villain); Superman Museum; Superboy (statue); Superbaby (statue); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

The whole world has forgotten about Superman because of Mxyzptlk's magic.

Show/hide 40. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Show/hide 41. The Origin And Powers Of The Legion Of Super-Heroes! (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 2 pages
Show/hide 42. Key To The Legion Of Super-Heroes (Legion of Super-Heroes) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Author
Letters
Typeset

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #3 (September 1963)

Synopsis

Information about the preceding 2-page spread.

Show/hide 43. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Show/hide 44. The Babe Of Steel! (Superman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Madame Olga; Perry White; Kandor; Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Mon-El; Supergirl; Krypto; Fortress of Solitude; Red Kryptonite; Phantom Zone; Dr. Xadu (flashback); Superboy (flashback)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

Superman uses red kryptonite to become baby-sized in order to get through a hole in the Phantom Zone that threatens to become larger.

Notes

Credits in this volume incorrectly list the inker as Stan Kaye.

Show/hide 45. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Kryptonian Flame-Dragon

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Show/hide 46. The Three Tough Teen-Agers! (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Fortress of Solitude; Maxie Kargan; Louie Mapes; Artie

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #151 (February 1962)
The Three Tough Teen-Agers!
Printed in
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #72 ([May 1962?])
The Three Tough Teen-Agers

Synopsis

Lois takes a job as a teacher to write a report on juvenile delinquents. Superman helps her scare them straight.

Show/hide 47. The Man Who Trained Supermen! (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Conrad Krugg (intro, villain); Professor Schmitz; Daisy

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

Superman stops a con-man who is giving regular folks fake super-powers.

Show/hide 48. Superman's Greatest Secret! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; a Kryptonian dragon; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Van-Zee; Nim-Zee; Reg-En

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

A Kryptonian Flame-Dragon is loose on Earth and Superman must stop the creature.

Show/hide 49. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Show/hide 50. The World's Greatest Heroine! [part 1] (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 51. The Infinite Monster! [Part 2] (Supergirl) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl; President John F. Kennedy; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Legion of Super-Heroes; Jackie Kennedy; Lyndon B. Johnson; Fortress of Solitude; Superman; Professor Hartz; Dick Malverne; Mrs. Hart

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #285 (February 1962)
The Infinite Monster! (part 2)
Printed in
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #10 ([May 1962?])
The Infinite Monster! Part 2
Also printed
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #360 (March 1968)
The Infinite Monster! (Part 2)
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #6 ([March 1975?])
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #6 ([March 1975?])
The Infinite Monster
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 2 (2003)
The Infinite Monster! Part 2
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #Volume Two ([December] 2008)
The Infinite Monster! (Part 2)

Synopsis

Supergirl stops a creature from another dimension in her first solo adventure after Superman revealed her to the world.

Show/hide 52. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Saturn Queen; Cosmic King; Brainiac; Lightning Lord; Electro; Lex Luthor

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Show/hide 53. The Jury Of Super-Enemies! (Superman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Saturn Queen; Brainiac; Electro; Lightning Lord; Cosmic King (all as the Legion of Super-Villains); Superman; Green Kryptonite; Red Kryptonite; Krypto; Streaky; Titano; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Fortress of Solitude; Supergirl; Kandor; Superman Museum; The Jimmy Olsen Fanclub; Rava (Alien from planet Wexr II); Scout 627 (Alien from planet Wexr II)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

Rava and his alien henchmen expose Superman to red kryptonite that will cause him to have nightmares.

Notes

Story continues later in this volume in "Perry White's Manhunt for Superman!". Credits in this volume incorrectly list the inker as Stan Kaye.

Show/hide 54. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen (robot); Lois Lane (robot); Perry White (robot)

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Show/hide 55. The Robot Master! (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Supergirl (all as the Legion of Super-Heroes, guest stars); Superman; Fortress of Solitude; Lois Lane (robot); Perry White (robot); Jimmy Olsen (robot); Clark Kent (robot); Jor-El (Statue); Lara (Statue)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

Superman and Supergirl must figure out who the Robot-Master is, and how did he create robot doubles of Perry White, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Clark Kent.

Show/hide 56. Superbaby Captures The Pumpkin Gang! (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superbaby, Pete Ross (baby); Lana Lang (baby); Lex Luthor (baby); Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Chief Parker; Pumpkin Gang (villains)

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
George Papp

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #152 (April 1962)
Superbaby Captures the Pumpkin Gang!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #52 ([December 1963?])
Superbaby Captures the Pumpkin Gang
 
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #166 (August-September 1974)
Superbaby Captures the Pumpkin Gang!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #18 ([February 1976?])
Superbaby Captures the Pumpkin Gang

Synopsis

Superbaby and Officer Parker stop the Pumpkin Gang.

Notes

An untold tale of Superman when he was a Superbaby!

Show/hide 57. The TV Trap For Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; The Anti-Superman Gang (villains); Krypto; Perry White; Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite (fake); Superman Robot

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

Two criminals trick Superman into wearing a secret TV camera so they can figure out his secret identity.

Show/hide 58. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Perry White; Krypto

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Show/hide 59. Perry White's Manhunt For Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl; the Superman Revenge Squad; Lois Lane; Krypto; Perry White; Rava (Alien from planet Wexr II); Scout 627 (Alien from planet Wexr II); a statue of Lightning Lord; green kryptonite; Jimmy Olsen Fan Club; Matter Eater from the Interplanetary Zoo

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

Superman must overcome the effects of Red Kryptonite which is giving him nightmares and stop Rava and the Superman Revenge Squad.

Notes

The story continues from "Jury of the Super-Enemies" earlier in this volume. Credits in this volume incorrectly list the inker as Stan Kaye.

Show/hide 60. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Phantom Zone Villains

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Show/hide 61. The Day Superman Broke The Law! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Councilman Finch (intro, villain); Fortress of Solitude (cameo); Kandor (cameo); Sheriff Todd

Credits

Script
Bill Finger (?)
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

Councilman Finch has Superman arrested for tiny infractions of the law so he will be in jail and unable to prevent his theft from the bank.

Notes

Theater in story shows "Superman VS. The Mole Men".

Show/hide 62. The Secret of the Superman Stamp! (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Fortress of Solitude; Superman Museum; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Ed Hamilton (?)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

The city of Rangoon wants a photo of Superman for a new postage stamp.

Notes

Recycled from story in Superman (DC 1939 series) #91.

Show/hide 63. The Town Of Supermen! (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; eight Phantom Zone criminals (intro, villains); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte

Synopsis

Lois Lane is invited to a ghost town by 8 escaped Phantom Zone criminals in a plot to capture Superman.

Notes

Credits in this volume list the inker as Unknown.

Show/hide 64. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Show/hide 65. The Man Who Exposed Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Hal Colby (villain); Perry White; Superboy (flashback); Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Lois Lane; Krypto; Mr. Norsted; Jimmy Olsen

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

Hal Colby poses as a TV producer in an attempt to determine Superman's secret identity.

Show/hide 66. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Super Girl; Luma Lynai of Staryl

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Show/hide 67. The Super Practical Joker (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Dexter Willis (Intro); Avenue Ten Mob (Intro)

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman (?)
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

A new employee at the Daily Planet is a practical joker. Superman convinces him that practical jokes are not fun.

Notes

Credits in this volume incorrectly list the inker as Al Dorfman. This is probably a typo and meant to be Leo Dorfman.

Show/hide 68. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyzptlk

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Show/hide 69. The Underwater Pranks of Mr. Mxyzptlk! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyzptlk (villain); Lori Lemaris; Krypto; Streaky; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Judge Morrow; Mr. Hyttwmf

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

Mr. Mxyzptlk returns to the 3rd dimension to attempt to win a practical joke contest in his home dimension.

Show/hide 70. Krypton's First Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Supergirl (guest star); Lori Lemaris; Ral-En (intro, villain, death, flashback); Mag-En (intro, villain, death, flashback); Lex Luthor (cameo); Lon-Es (intro); Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Kandor; Fortress of Solitude

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

Supergirl discovers why Superman has begun to act evil at random intervals, and it all goes back to before Krypton exploded.

Show/hide 71. Be A Good Citizen! (Superman) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Sheldon Moldoff

Synopsis

Superman teaches two kids about picking up their toys and not littering.

Notes

PSA reprinted from various DC titles with cover date of July 1962. Credits in this volume do not list any credits for this page.

Show/hide 72. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois Lane figure touch-up)
Inks
George Klein
Show/hide 73. Half A Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Krypto; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Red Kryptonite

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

Red Kryptonite causes Superman's left side, and Krypto's right side, to become vulnerable.

Show/hide 74. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Futuro; Krypto; Jor-El; Lara; Krypton; Jor-El's Robot; Invaders of Krypton; Super-Monkey; Klax-Ar

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Show/hide 75. Flag Of Krypton (Superman) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Synopsis

Flag of Krypton

Notes

Expanded to fill half a page. The table of contents in this book says this is reprinted from Superman Annual #5, but the original source is Superman Annual #1.

Show/hide 76. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Antonino Rocca; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte

Notes

Credits in this volume incorrectly list the inker as Sheldon Moldoff.

Show/hide 77. Superman Under The Green Sun! [Part 1] (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Drago [Anton] (intro, villain); Kall (intro); Pera (intro)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

Superman lands on an alien planet to help free the people from Drago who has made everyone on the planet blind.

Show/hide 78. The Blind Superman [Part 2] (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Drago [Aton] (villain, death); Pera; Kall

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

Superman has his powers restored and stops Drago from his scheme and restores the sight of everyone on the planet.

Notes

Credits in this volume incorrectly list the inker as Jerry Siegel.

Show/hide 79. The Downfall Of Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Cosmic Man; Lightning Man (both as the Legion of Super-Heroes, adult version); Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Samson; Hercules; Antonino Rocca (guest star, a real wrestler); Krypto; Duke Marple (intro, villain); Mr. Mxyzptlk (villain)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #155 (August 1962)
The Downfall Of Superman!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #40 ([December 1962?])
The Downfall of Superman

Synopsis

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

Notes

Antonino Rocca was a professional wrestler.

Show/hide 80. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Notes

This cover is also the basis of the cover of this volume.

Show/hide 81. The New Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Green Kryptonite; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; The Superman Emergency Squad; Red Kryptonite; "Dude" Dunn; Mrs. Van Kyle; Kryptonian Flame Dragon

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #291 (August 1962)
The New Superman!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #40 ([December 1962?])
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 82. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Comet The Super-Horse (inset)

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Show/hide 83. When Superman Defended His Arch-Enemy! (Superman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor (villain); Supergirl; Superman Robot; Superman Emergency Squad; Astro (Robot Guardian of planet Roxar)

Credits

Script
Ed Hamilton
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #292 (September 1962)
When Superman Defended His Arch-Enemy!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #73 ([September 1965?])
When Superman Defended His Arch-Enemy!

Synopsis

Superman travels to the planet Roxar where he is forced to defend Lex Luthor in a trial on a murder charge.

Show/hide 84. Untitled (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; Krypto; Superman Emergency Squad

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Show/hide 85. Superman's Death Sentence! [The Last Days of Superman! part 1] (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy (as Cosmic King) (all as the Legion of Super-Heroes); Superman; Superman Emergency Squad; Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite; Jor-El (flashback); Tharb-El (flashback); Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Perry White; Kandor; Supergirl; Superman robots; Krypto

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

Superman is exposed to Virus-X, from the planet Krypton which is fatel to Kryptonians within 30 days.

Notes

1st part of a 3-part novel. Story recycled from Superman (DC 1939 series) #66.

Show/hide 86. The Super-Comrades of All Time! [The Last Days of Superman! part 2] (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Bouncing Boy; Triplicate Girl; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy (as Cosmic King); Invisible Kid; Shrinking Violet (all as the Legion of Super-Heroes); Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Krypto; Supergirl; Superman Emergency Squad; Lori Lemaris; Kandor

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

As Superman lies near death, Supergirl recruits all Superman's allies to help perform all the final tasks Superman was trying to do before his death.

Notes

Part 2 of a 3 part novel.

Show/hide 87. Superman's Last Day of Life! [The Last Days of Superman! part 3] (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Saturn Girl; Shrinking Violet; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy (as Cosmic King); Bouncing Boy; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy (all as the Legion of Super-Heroes); Superman; Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen; Superman Emergency Squad; Lois Lane; Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Lana Lang; Lyla Lerrol (flashback); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lori Lemaris; Krypto; Mon-El; Phantom Zone; Tharb-El

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

Mon-El if finally able to make contact from the Phantom Zone and is able to tell Supergirl how to save Superman.

Notes

Part 3 of a 3 part novel.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 30995

Entry created

  • 19/04/2007

Cover added

  • 10/01/2010

Index completed

  • 10/01/2010

Last updated

  • 15/09/2019