Superman Annual #2

DC Comics

United States

Published
1960 [January 1961]
Page count
84
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15428

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover An All-Star Line-Up of the Greatest Super-Villains Ever Featured! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Titano; The Thing from 40,000 A.D.; Metallo; Brainiac; Bizarro #1; The Invulnerable Enemy; green kryptonite

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #22 ([November 1973?])
Superman Battles His Deadliest Enemies
Adapted
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #23 ([May 1974?])
Superman Battles his Deadliest Enemies
Printed in
in Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999 series) #[nn] [central figure only]

Notes

This isssue went on sale 1960-11-10. Though DC credits the inking of at least the main figure to Al Plastino in the Superman in the Sixties reprint, when asked in February 2009 by Bryan Stroud, Plastino said he was "pretty sure" the entire cover was inked by Stan Kaye.

Show/hide 1. The Invulnerable Enemy (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; The Invulnerable Enemy; Barnum Bolton; Lex Luthor (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #226 (March 1957)
Show/hide 2. The Menace of Metallo! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Metallo [John Corben] (intro, villain); Professor Vale; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (May 1959)
The Menace of Metallo!
Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #217 (June-July 1969)
The Menace of Metallo!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #16 ([November 1970?])
The Menace of Metallo
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #23 ([May 1974?])
The Menace of Metallo
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Action Comics 252 (DC, 2000 series) (July 2000)
The Menace of Metallo!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Menace of Metallo!
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Action Comics 252 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Menace of Metallo
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (May 1959) [page 8, panel 6 through page 9, panel 2 cut]

Synopsis

Criminal John Corben, who is nearly killed in an auto accident, is given a robot body powered by uranium. When he is hit by bullets meant for Lois, she assumes he is really Superman. Recognizing a good idea, Corben impersonates Superman to collect more uranium. Running out of sources of uranium, Corben learns that he can also be powered by kryptonite. But he doesn't realize that the kryptonite he steals is fake, prop kryptonite and collapses.

Show/hide 3. Titano the Super-Ape! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Titano (intro, villain, origin, formerly Toto); Lois Lane; 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
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #10 ([November 1967?])
Titano the Super-Ape
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) —80 Page Giant Magazine G-84
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 Thing from 40,000 A.D.! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 5. The Amazing Bizarro (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro #1 (intro, origin); Professor Dalton; Martha Kent; Superboy Robots; Melissa

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
George Papp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #68 (October 1958)

Notes

1st appearance of Bizarro

Show/hide 6. Superman's Super Vision (Superman) Text article, 0.3 pages
Show/hide 7. The Runaway Super-Creature (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro #1; Martha Kent; Melissa; green kryptonite

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
George Papp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #68 (October 1958)
Show/hide 8. Glossary of Kryptonian Names (Superman) Text article, 0.33 pages
Show/hide 9. The Battle with Bizarro (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro #1; Melissa; Krypton (flashback); green kryptonite (flashback)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
George Papp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #68 (October 1958)
Show/hide 10. How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton (Superman) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #13 ([July 1951])
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2 (1960 [January 1961])
 
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #100 (October 1962)
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #100 (October 1962)
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #13 ([February 1963?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #13 ([February 1963?])
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #13 ([February 1963?])
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #5 ([June 1969?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #5 ([June 1969?])
 
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #157 (June 1969)
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #5 ([June 1969?])
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #119 ([July 1969])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #119 ([July 1969])
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #119 ([July 1969])
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #1 ([March 1970?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #1 ([March 1970?])
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #1 ([March 1970?])
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #85 ([July 1971?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #85 ([July 1971?])
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #85 ([July 1971?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #96 ([May 1973?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
United States
The Amazing World of Superman, Metropolis Edition (DC, 1973 series) (1973)
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #96 ([May 1973?])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #31 ([November 1977?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #31 ([November 1977?])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #31 ([November 1977?])
 
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #1 ([December 1978?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #1 ([December 1978?])
 
Australia
Superman (Murray, 1981) ([August 1981])
 
Australia
Superman (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
World of Krypton (Murray, 1982) (1982)
How the Super-Family Came to Earth From Krypton
 
Australia
Superman (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982])
 
Australia
World of Krypton (Murray, 1982) (1982)
 
Australia
Superman (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982])
 
Australia
World of Krypton (Murray, 1982) (1982)
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #36 (May 1983)
 
United States
Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999) ([September] 1999)
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
United States
Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999) ([September] 1999)
From GCD
in Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #100 (October 1962) [in black and white]
in Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999 series) #[nn]
 
in Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2
in Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #157 (June 1969)
 
from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2
Original
Superman Annual 2, 1960
Show/hide 11. The Super-Duel in Space (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac (intro, villain); Lois Lane; Koko; Kandor (intro); Professor Kimda (intro); Krypton (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superbaby (flashback); Sueprboy (flashback); Fortress of Solitude

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #242 (July 1958)
The Super-Duel in Space
Printed in
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #134 ([September 1958?])
The Super-Duel in Space
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #102 (October 1958)
The Super-Duel In Space
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #37 ([May 1966?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #217 (June-July 1969)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #16 ([November 1970?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #23 ([May 1974?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
Australia
Krypton Chronicles (Murray, 1982?) ([August 1982?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Super-Duel in Space
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #242 (July 1958)

Synopsis

While Clark Kent and Lois Lane are passengers on an experimental rocket, the rocket is snagged by the alein Brainiac. Clark switches to Superman, but can't penetrate Brainiac's force shield, so moves the rocket out of the control of Brainiac's ship. Brainiac turns to his primary goal, which is to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth in order to restore them to normal size and repopulate his own planet, whose native people have all been wiped out by a plague. Superman returns to Metropolis, expecting Brainiac to also snatch that city, and through that gain entrance into Brainiac's ship. Once inside, he finds a bottle with a shrunken Kryptonian city. he enters the bottle, but loses his powers under its artificial gravity. There he seeks the help of a scientist who helps him plan a way to restore the cities of Earth while Brainiac lies in suspended animation for the trip back to his own planet. But unfortunately there isn't enough power to restore Kandor, so Superman places it in his Fortress until he can find a way, as Brainiac's ship rockets away, with Brainiac unaware that he is returning home empty-handed.

Notes

1st appearance of Brainiac

Show/hide 12. page 2 of two-page origin (Superman) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Joe Shuster

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #1 (Summer 1939)

Notes

not from Action #1 as stated

Show/hide 13. Bizarro--The Super-Creature of Steel! (Superboy) Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro #1

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #68 (October 1958)
Show/hide 14. The Thing from 40,000 A.D. (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; The Thing from 40,000 A.D.; Lois Lane

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #87 (February 1954)
Show/hide 15. The Invulnerable Enemy! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; The Invulnerable Enemy

Credits

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #226 (March 1957)
Show/hide 16. The Super-Duel in Space (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #242 (July 1958)

Notes

This isssue went on sale 1960-11-10. Though DC credits the inking of at least the main figure to Al Plastino in the Superman in the Sixties reprint, when asked in February 2009 by Bryan Stroud, Plastino said he was "pretty sure" the entire cover was inked by Stan Kaye.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32534

Entry created

  • 15/07/2007

Cover added

  • 01/04/2010

Index completed

  • 01/04/2010

Last updated

  • 31/10/2007