Superman #76

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
May-June 1952
Page count
52
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/9634

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor)
Mort Weisinger (actual editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Mightiest Team on Earth! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
Untitled
Adapted
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #179 (October-November 1968)
Untitled
Printed in
in Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown Publishers, Inc., 1983 series) #nn
in Millennium Edition: Superman Vol. 1, #76 (DC, 2000) #[nn]
 
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (DC, 2003 series) #1 ([November] 2003)
 
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #4 (2012 [January 2013])
 
Batman by Neal Adams Omnibus (DC, 2016 series) #[nn] ([May] 2016)
 
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (DC, 2012 series) #1 (2003 [August 2012])
 
Show/hide 1. Happy Hobby Time! (Superboy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superboy; Frank

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

Superboy shows Frank that he can be creative, regardless of whether his creations are perfect, and notes an expressive hobby can be life long enjoyment.

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Mightiest Team in the World! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; John Smilter; Lois Lane; Gell; Commissioner James Gordon

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti (pages 1-8)
Stan Kaye (pages 9-12)

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Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #31 ([December 1952])
The Mightiest Team in the World
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #31 ([December 1952])
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #31 ([March 1953?])
The Mightiest Team In the World!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #31 ([March 1953?])
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #179 (October-November 1968)
The Mightiest Team in the World!
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #179 (October-November 1968)
 (80 Page Giant G52)
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
The Mightiest Team in the World
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #19 ([November 1969?])
The Mightiest Team in the World
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #19 ([November 1969?])
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971 series) (1971)
The Mightiest Team in the World
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971 series) (1971)
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superman Vol. 1, #76 (DC, 2000 series) #[nn] (May 2000)
The Mightiest Team in the World
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superman Vol. 1, #76 (DC, 2000 series) #[nn] (May 2000)
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([October] 2007)
The Mightiest Team in the World!

Synopsis

Superman and Batman learn each other's secret identities when they meet on a cruise while trying to find a diamond thief.

Notes

1st Superman-Batman team (outside of radio and the Justice Society of America). The World's Finest Comics Archives reprint was taken from the World's Finest #179 reprint, as evidenced by the splash page blurb: "Now that you've read the 'origin' of the World's Finest Team, here's the natural follow-up...from Superman No. 76, May-June 1952...." Inker credits corrected by Craig Delich; they were reversed. It appears that Kaye's inks actually begin on lower half of page 8.

Show/hide 3. New Wheaties Are Better Than Ever! (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Private Pete) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"This Guard Duty is Easy!"

Featuring

Feature
Private Pete
Genre
Humor
Characters
Pvt. Pete

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #66 ([February 1953])
Untitled
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Riddle Me This; Necco) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Riddle Me This; Necco
Show/hide 6. The Misfit Manhunter! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Joe Harris (introduction); Henry Smithers (FBI officer); Frosty Ferris (villain, introduction); Pete (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

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Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #66 ([February 1953])
The Misfit Manhunter!
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #39 (June 1953)
The Misfit Manhunters
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #29 ([October 1966?])
The Misfit Manhunter
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superman Vol. 1, #76 (DC, 2000 series) #[nn] (May 2000)
The Misfit Manhunter
Original
Superman 76, May-June 1952

Synopsis

Young Joe Harris always wanted to be a G-Man, but his physical defects prevent him from being one...until Superman unwittingly gives Joe a chance to hold several non G-Man positions. Unfortunately, Frosty Harris and his gang plan to use Joe's physical liabilities against him in order to commit crimes.

Show/hide 7. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of the previous story sequence. Includes a plug for A Date with Judy on ABC.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Bendix Coaster Brake) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Bendix Coaster Brake

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog

Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"When does the race start?"

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]
Show/hide 11. Untitled (Professor Eureka) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"That's Professor Eureka, our most eminent research scientist!"

Featuring

Feature
Professor Eureka
Genre
Humor
Characters
Professor Eureka

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 12. Untitled (Quick Quiz) Activity, 0.67 pages

"Is the old motto... 'Keep your powder dry' accurate?"

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Script
H. T. Elmo
Art
H. T. Elmo
Letters
H. T. Elmo
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wildroot Cream-Oil

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 14. The Gatling Gun Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-Fiction
Characters
Richard J. Gatling

Credits

Author
Ben Galloway (credited)
Art
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Story of how Richard Gatling invented the gun that carries his name.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Susie) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Omigosh! I got up an hour earlier by mistake!"

Featuring

Feature
Susie
Genre
Humor
Characters
Susie

Credits

Script
Stan Kaye
Art
Stan Kaye
Letters
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 16. Untitled (Luden's Cough Drops) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Luden's Cough Drops
Show/hide 17. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Mmm- I just adore men who smoke pipes..."

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humor
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug; unnamed girl of Jerry's

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Synopsis

When Jerry's girl sees another man smoking a pipe, she comments that it looks so masculine. Jerry retorts by saying that his father gave him one for his birthday and that he would bring it over to show her. He does...with surprising results!

Show/hide 18. Superman's Secret Message (Supermen of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supermen of America

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 19. Mrs. Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Armand Laval (hair dresser); Lorraine Jennings (introduction); Shut-Eye Collins (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Dorothy Woolfolk ?
Art
Al Plastino

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Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #67 ([March 1953?])
Mrs. Superman!
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #40 (July 1953)
Mrs. Superman
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superman Vol. 1, #76 (DC, 2000 series) #[nn] (May 2000)
Mrs. Superman
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Superman Vol. 1, #76 (DC, 2000 series) #[nn] (May 2000)

Synopsis

Lois gets the bright idea of arranging an engagement for Clark Kent to a girl friend of hers, all in hopes of then being able to marry Superman. But the Man of Steel learns of the plan and arranges a scheme to de-rail that attempt.

Notes

Script credit based on comparisons with stories in Action Comics that Martin O'Hearn reassigned to Dorothy Woolfolk (http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/search/label/Woolfolk%20%28Dorothy%29%20scripts). We previously credited this story to Bill Woolfolk, but it is not on his list. Per Craig Delich, there is a good possibility that Stan Kaye did the heads of Lois Lane in this story.

Show/hide 20. Untitled (Peg) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"I signed up for a dancing course..."

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humor
Characters
Peg

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #31 ([December 1952])
Untitled
Show/hide 21. Untitled (Vitalis Hair Cream) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Vitalis Hair Cream
Show/hide 22. Untitled (Learn a Bit of Magic!) Activity, 1 page

"I'd like you to practice these little tricks of magic..."

Featuring

Feature
Learn a Bit of Magic!
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
Al McLean
Art
Al McLean
Letters
Al McLean

Synopsis

Tricks of magic that the reader could easily perform are illustrated step by step.

Show/hide 23. Untitled (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Art
Fred Harman

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 24. Untitled (Sheaffer's) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Sheaffer's

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33500

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