Showcase Presents Superman #Vol. One

DC Comics

United States.

Published
[September] 2005
Page count
564
Cover price
9.99 USD; 13.50 CAD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/255433

Credits

Editing
Robert Greenberger

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colours
Alex Sinclair
Editing
Robert Greenberger

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Printed in
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #242
Show/hide 1. Showcase Presents Superman (Superman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan (illustration)
Al Plastino (illustration)
Inks
Stan Kaye (illustration)
Al Plastino (illustration)
Letters
typeset

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From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #242 [illustrations]

Notes

Title page, with editorial credits and publication data.

Show/hide 2. Table of Contents Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 4 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 3. The Super-Key to Fort Superman! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 4. The Super-Key to Fort Superman (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 5. The Super-Sergeant! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 6. The Secret of the Space Souvenirs (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #122 (July 1958)
The Secret of the Space Souvenirs
Printed in
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #35 ([November 1965?])
The Secret of the Space Souvenirs
Also printed
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #12 (May 1981)
The Secret of the Space Souvenirs
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Secret of the Space Souvenirs

Synopsis

Superman is compelled to collect trophies from space, but doesn't know why.

Show/hide 7. Superman in the White House (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

When Jimmy is knocked out, he dreams of what it would be like if Superman were president of the United States.

Show/hide 8. The Super-Sergeant (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Sgt. Jones; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

While testing a new device, Superman accidentally gives Private Jones super-powers. Superman uses the soldier, who is promoted to sergeant, to make a pair of foreign spies think that he can create an army of American super-soldiers.

Show/hide 9. The Super-Duel in Space! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 10. The Super-Duel in Space (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Brainiac; Lois Lane; Koko; Kimda; Martha Kent (cameo); Jonathan Kent (cameo)

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
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2 (1960 [January 1961])
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

Synopsis

While Clark Kent and Lois Lane are passengers on an experimental rocket, the rocket is snagged by the alien 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.

Show/hide 11. The Girl of Steel! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Super-Girl

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 12. The Girl of Steel (Superman) Comic story, 26 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Super-Girl; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El; Lara; Kil-Lor

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

Jimmy finds an ancient totem that grants three wishes and first wishes for a companion for Superman. But before he can make his second wish, the totem is stolen by thugs who wish Superman had no powers. Finally Jimmy makes his third wish in writing, but mistypes and has Superman mate his parents, rather than simply meet them.

Show/hide 13. The Lady and the Lion! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 14. The Lady and the Lion (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Circe; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; kryptonite

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #243 (August 1958)
The Lady and the Lion
 
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #137 ([December 1958?])
The Lady and the Lion
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 (January 1959)
The Lady and the Lion
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #3 (Summer 1961)
The Lady and the Lion
Printed in
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #36 ([February 1966?])
The Lady and the Lion
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #22 ([November 1973?])
The Lady and the Lion
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Lady and the Lion

Synopsis

Circe gives Superman a potion that causes him to have the head of a lion until he discovers the antidote.

Notes

Inks credited to Wayne Boring on item.

Show/hide 15. The Black Knight's Super-Sword! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 16. The Super-Sword (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; "Bull" Mathews

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #124 (September 1958)
The Super-Sword
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #136 ([November 1958?])
The Super-Sword!
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #104 (December 1958)
The Super-Sword
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #7 (Summer 1963)
The Super-Sword
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #4 ([September 1964?])
The Super-Sword
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #35 ([November 1965?])
The Super-Sword
 
United Kingdom
Superman Annual (KGM, 1951 series) #1968 (1968)
The Super Sword
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Super-Sword

Synopsis

After Superman releases the Black Knight from a block of ice after nearly 1,000 years, the villain goes on a crime spree. When the knight wounds Superman with his magical sword, criminal "Bull" Mathews offers to buy it, but finds it was all a set-up to trap him.

Show/hide 17. Mrs. Superman (Superman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; kryptonite; Chief Mawmba

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #124 (September 1958)
Mrs. Superman
Printed in
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #137 ([December 1958?])
Mrs. Superman
Also printed
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #14 (September 1965)
Mrs. Superman
 
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #6 ([June 1969?])
Mrs. Superman
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
Mrs. Superman
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #Volume One (2006)
Mrs. Superman

Synopsis

When Clark and Lois are trapped on a remote island, Clark reveals his double identity to Lois and proposes marriage. But when he discovers that he can leave the island, Clark must convince Lois he faked the super-feats he performed on the island in order to get out of the engagement.

Show/hide 18. The Steeplejack of Steel (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Bart Benson

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

Superman takes a construction job undercover as Kirk Brent to expose a shady contractor.

Show/hide 19. Superman's Undersea Kingdom! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page
Show/hide 20. The Super-Merman of the Sea (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Vul-Kor (villain); Lya-La (villain); Undersea Fortress of Solitude (intro); kryptonite

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #244 (September 1958)
The Super-Merman of the Sea
Printed in
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #106 ([February 1959])
The Super-Merman of the Sea
Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #187 (June 1966)
The Super-Merman of the Sea
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #38 ([August 1966?])
The Super-Merman of the Sea
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Super-Merman of the Sea

Synopsis

Superman pretends to join forces with underwater-dwelling aliens in order to trick them into believing Earth's seas are too salty for them.

Notes

Ink credit in dispute, see index of original printing.

Show/hide 21. The Shrinking Superman! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Zak-Kul

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 22. The Shrinking Superman (Superman) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Zak-Kul (villain)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

When Lois visits Superman's Fortress, she accidentally releases the criminal Zak-Kul from Kandor. The villain traps Superman in Kandor and takes over his life until Superman escapes and returns Zak-Kul to the bottle city.

Show/hide 23. Superman's New Power! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 24. Lois Lane's Super-Dream (Superman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Synopsis

Lois dreams she and Clark gain super-powers and become Power-Girl and Power-Man.

Show/hide 25. Clark Kent's College Days (Superman; Untold Tales of Superman) Comic story, 9.67 pages
Show/hide 26. Superman's New Power! (Superman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #125 (November 1958)
Superman's New Power!
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #139 ([February 1959])
Superman's New Power
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #107 ([March 1959])
Superman's New Power
Printed in
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #36 ([February 1966?])
Superman's New Power!
Also printed
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
Superman's New Power!

Synopsis

When Superman is exposed to the radiation from the explosion of an alien space ship, he loses his powers but gains the ability to create a miniature version of himself with his powers to carry out his super-duties.

Show/hide 27. The Doom from Krypton! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 28. Krypton on Earth! (Superman) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Jonas Smith

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

Real estate promoter Jonas Smith creates the planned community of Krypton Island, which opens with a pageant featuring a re-enactment of Jor-El and Lara sending Baby Kal-El to Earth. But Superman realizes Smith is a wanted criminal and stops him from smuggling off Krypton Island diamonds that Superman made from coal.

Show/hide 29. The Return of Superman's Lost Parents! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Cedric Carson [as Jonathan Kent]; Millicent Carson [as Martha Kent]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 30. Superman's Lost Parents! (Superman) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Cedric Carson [as Jonathan Kent] (villain); Millicent Carson [as Martha Kent] (villain); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Fortress of Solitude; Superboy (statue, image); Lois Lane; Superman robots; Lana Lang (image); Professor Lang (image); kryptonite

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

Ma and Pa Kent seemingly arrive in the present in a time bubble, and Superman is so happy to see them that he shows them all the secrets of his adult life. But Ma and Pa turn out to be con artists who blackmail Superman with the knowledge of his double identity secret.

Notes

Incorrectly called "The Return of Superman's Lost Parents" in the table of contents.

Show/hide 31. Superman's Lost Identity! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 32. Superman's Hunt for Clark Kent! (Superman) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Clarence Kelvin]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

When Superman loses his memory, he adopts the persona of Clarence Kelvin and takes a job at the Daily Planet while he tries remember his true identity.

Show/hide 33. The Spell of the Shandu Clock (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Shandu; Perry White; The Fallon Gang (Intro)

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

Superman pretends to be under the influence of a mystical clock in order to make the Fallon Gang think he is helpless against their new weapon.

Show/hide 34. The Two Faces of Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Chet Hartley

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #126 (January 1959)
The Two Faces of Superman!
Also printed
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #3 (Summer 1961)
The Two Faces of Superman!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #22 ([November 1973?])
The Two Faces of Superman!

Synopsis

When Superman sees Lois get out of a date by making herself look ridiculous, he changes his appearance to teach her a lesson.

Notes

Superman makes himself look like Alfred E. Neuman.

Show/hide 35. The Man No Prison Could Hold! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Von Kamp; Congorilla (inset)

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 36. The Man No Prison Could Hold! (Superman) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Von Kamp (villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

Superman becomes a prisoner of an island work camp in order to discover what weapon a nazi scientist is creating.

Show/hide 37. Titano! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Titano

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 38. When There Was No Clark Kent! (Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #127 (February 1959)
When There Was No Clark Kent!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #2 ([July 1964?])
When there Was No Clark Kent!
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #197 [G-36] (June-July 1967) (June-July 1967)
When There Was No Clark Kent!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #11 ([May 1968?])
When There was No Clark Kent

Synopsis

Superman recalls a time when it appeared that Clark Kent had died, so he abandoned his double life and moved in with Jimmy Olsen. But Superman quickly learned the value of a secret identity and resurrected Clark.

Notes

Inks credited to Stan Kaye on item.

Show/hide 39. The Make-Believe Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Tommy Winters; Harry Winters

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #127 (February 1959)
The Make-Believe Superman
Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #107 (August 1956)
The Make-Believe Superman
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #79 ([January 1957?])

Synopsis

Harry Winters dreads the day he is supposed to dress in the clothes in which he did his most heroic dead for his son's school because he thinks he has never done anything heroic. Putting on a Superman costume from a masquerade ball, however, Harry Winters heroically helps the real Superman.

Show/hide 40. Titano the Super-Ape! (Superman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Titano [Toto]

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
 
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!

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 causes the chimp to grow to enormous size and shoot 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 Titano's kryptonite vision so Superman can send him into the distant past where he can't harm anyone.

Show/hide 41. The Kryptonite Man! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 42. The Kryptonite Man! (Superman) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; kryptonite; Jimmy Olsen; Fortress of Solitude

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

Luthor takes a liquid kryptonite serum which makes it impossible for Superman to get near him. Superman makes a lead suit to protect himself, but Luthor has discovered a way to turn lead into glass. Eventually, Superman tricks Luthor into thinking he has become immune to Luthor's kryptonite radiations and Luthor takes an antidote, leaving himself open to capture.

Show/hide 43. The Eye of Metropolis! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; John Bates

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Al Plastino
Show/hide 44. The Eye of Metropolis! (Superman) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; John Bates; Perry White; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #250 (March 1959)
The Eye of Metropolis!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #109 ([May 1974])
The Eye of Metropolis

Synopsis

John Bates has Clark Kent appear on his TV show "The Eye of Metropolis" in order to expose his double life as Superman.

Notes

Inks credited to Wayne Boring on item; see original printing for inker ID.

Show/hide 45. Superman Duels the Futuremen! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 46. Superman Versus the Futuremen (Superman) Comic story, 17.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Vard; Boka; Perry White; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

Earth Bureau of Investigation agents from the year 2000 arrive in the present and claim that Superman is an escaped criminal from their time. In order to arrest him, they expose Superman to red kryptonite, which takes aware his powers for two hours. After they capture Superman and take him to the future, the EBI agents reveal that they are not agents at all, but criminals who want Superman to help them blackmail Earth.

Notes

2-chapter story, with the final page of each chapter a 2/3 page.

Show/hide 47. The Sleeping Beauty from Krypton! (Superman) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lara (in picture); Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #128 (April 1959)
The Sleeping Beauty from Krypton!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #114 (October 1959)
The Sleeping Beauty from Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #5 ([July 1965?])
The Sleeping Beauty from Krypton

Synopsis

Lois poses as Rama, a survivor from Krypton, in order to find out Superman's secret identity. But after he reveals his identity, Superman realizes that Rama is really Lois and has to rely on the help of a friend to restore his double identity.

Show/hide 48. The Oldest Man in Metropolis! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 49. The Oldest Man in Metropolis! (Superman) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Prof. Vance; Fortress of Solitude; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Superman robot; The Clock (villain)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

When Clark Kent drinks Prof. Vance's life-extending vitamin serum, which contains particles of Kryptonite, it ages him to about 70 years old. Since his robots won't respond to his aged voice, Superman must fulfill his duties as the Old Man of the Sea, Santa Claus, and Father Time so that no one realizes that Clark Kent is Superman.

Show/hide 50. The Ghost of Lois Lane! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #129 (May 1959)
The Ghost of Lois Lane!
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #147 ([October 1959])
The Ghost of Lois Lane!
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #115 ([November 1959])
The Ghost of Lois Lane!
Show/hide 51. The Ghost of Lois Lane (Superman) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Professor Grail

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #129 (May 1959)
The Ghost of Lois Lane
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #147 ([October 1959])
The Ghost of Lois Lane
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #115 ([November 1959])
The Ghost of Lois Lane
 
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #77 (October 1967)
The Ghost of Lois Lane
 
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #5 ([June 1968?])
The Ghost of Lois Lane
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #38 (July 1983)
The Ghost of Lois Lane

Synopsis

After Superman accidentally causes Professor Grail's experimental teleporter chair to explode while Lois is sitting in it with his x-ray vision, he sees visions of a ghostly Lois. But Lois communicates through Jimmy's new typewriter to let Superman know that she is trapped in the fourth dimension and can be returned by the pull of a lever in Professor Grail's lab.

Show/hide 52. Clark Kent, Fireman of Steel! (Superman) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #12 ([July 1960])

Synopsis

Assigned to join the fire department for a few days for a story, Clark must protect his secret identity and deal with a skeptical fire chief.

Show/hide 53. The Girl in Superman's Past! (Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

Superman recalls his college romance with Lori Lemaris, a mermaid from sunken Atlantis.

Show/hide 54. The Supergirl from Krypton! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Al Plastino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982?])
Show/hide 55. The Menace of Metallo! (Superman) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

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

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 Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2 (1960 [January 1961])
The Menace of Metallo!
 
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
DC Silver Age Classics Action Comics 252 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Menace of Metallo

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 56. The Supergirl from Krypton! (Supergirl) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, origin); Zor-El (introduction, flashback); Miss Hart (introduction); Superboy (on a poster)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (May 1959)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #113 ([September 1959?])
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1 ([August] 1960)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #2 ([September 1962?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #334 (March 1966)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #2 (April-May 1973)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Album (KGM, 1976 series) #7 ([March 1976?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Album (KGM, 1976 series) #7 ([March 1976?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #27 ([December 1977?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #27 ([December 1977?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #33 ([March 1979?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #19 (Fall 1979)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982?])
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Supergirl (Federal, 1985 series) #5 ([October 1983?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #[nn] (June 1998)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Action Comics 252 (DC, 2000 series) (July 2000)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 1 (2001)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([November] 2007)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Action Comics 252 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Supergirl from Krypton!

Synopsis

Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.

Notes

Ink credits listed as "Unknown" on item.

Show/hide 57. The War between Jimmy Olsen and Superman! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 58. The War between Superman and Jimmy Olsen! (Superman) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor (unnamed); green kryptonite; El Gar Kur (villain)

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

A criminal from Kandor switches places with Jimmy Olsen and forces Superman to reveal the location of his Fortress of Solitude, so he can destroy the bottled city. But scientists in Kandor reverse the switch just in time.

Show/hide 59. The Town That Hated Superman! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 60. The Curse of Kryptonite! (Superman) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Superboy]; Superman robots; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); Krypto

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

When Superman accidentally exposes himself to kryptonite, he recalls his lifetime of experience with the mineral from his home planet.

Show/hide 61. The Super-Servant of Crime (Superman) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Mark Mulloy; Baldy; Perry White

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Giunta ?

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #130 (July 1959)
The Super-Servant of Crime
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #147 ([October 1959])
The Super-Servant of Crime
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #115 ([November 1959])
The Super-Servant of Crime
Adapted
Australia
The Australian Chucklers Weekly (Chucklers, 1960? series) v7#26 (21 October 1960)
Episode 113: The Super-Servant of Crime

Synopsis

When Mark Mulloy, the owner of property from which Superman has been mining gold, returns to claim his rights, Superman agrees to perform six tasks for him as compensation. But Superman interprets Mulloy's requests so literally that Mulloy can't benefit from the deal.

Notes

Inks incorrectly credited to John Sikela. Inker id John Giunta by Bob Hughes 3/09

Show/hide 62. The Town That Hated Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 10.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Bruce Cyrus

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

When Superman is shocked to find a town that prohibits his entrance, he investigates as Kent Clark and discovers that Mayor Bruce Cyrus blames Superman for his not being adopted as a child.

Show/hide 63. The Battle with Bizarro! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Bizarro

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 64. The Battle with Bizarro! (Superman) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bizarro; Lex Luthor; Vekko; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #254 (July 1959)
The Battle with Bizarro!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #6 ([December 1959?])
The Battle with Bizarro
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #117 ([January 1960])
The Battle With Bizarro!
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
The Battle with Bizarro!

Synopsis

Luthor steals Professor Dalton's duplicating machine and creates an adult Bizarro to menace Superman, but this Bizarro turns on its creator, hands him over to the authorities, and attempts to help Superman. When the people he has helped react in horror to him, Bizarro gets depressed. He misinterprets Lois' sympathy to his plight for true affection and takes her to a remote island. But when she rejects him, he turns the duplicator ray on himself and creates a handsome bizarro duplicate, whom Lois mistakes for the real Superman.

Notes

Inking credit listed as "Unknown" on item; corrected by DC at http://www.dccomics.com/errata/?action=showcase. Story continues in next story from Action Comics, "The Bride of Bizarro!"

Show/hide 65. Superman's Future Wife! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 66. The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk! (Superman) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #131 (August 1959)
The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk!
Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #206 (May 1968)
The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk!
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #56 ([December 1969])
The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Murray, 1978? series) #35 ([February 1979?])
The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk

Synopsis

Mr. Mxyzptlk returns and this time he has an alarm in his hat to warn him when he is about to say his name backwards.

Show/hide 67. Superman's Future Wife! (Superman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #131 (August 1959)
Superman's Future Wife
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #116 ([December 1959])
Superman's Future Wife
 
United States
Lois Lane Annual (DC, 1962 series) #1 (Summer 1962)
Superman's Future Wife
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #50 (August 1969)
Superman's Future Wife

Synopsis

In an enchanted cottage, Lois has visions of the future and learns that Superman will marry and father twins...but doesn't learn WHO Superman will marry!

Show/hide 68. The Unknown Super-Deeds! (Superman; An Untold Story of Superman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman; An Untold Story of Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Martha Kent; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #131 (August 1959)
The Unknown Super-Deeds
Also printed
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #3 ([August 1964?])
The Unknown Super-Deeds

Synopsis

Bored one summer afternoon, Superboy performs three seemingly insignificant super-feats, never knowing he performed them for three people who one day will be very important to him.

Show/hide 69. The Bride of Bizarro! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Bizarro; Bizarro-Lois Lane

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 70. The Bride of Bizarro! (Superman) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Bizarro; Bizarro-Lois Lane; New Bizarro

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #255 (August 1959)
The Bride of Bizarro!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #6 ([December 1959?])
The Bride of Bizarro
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #117 ([January 1960])
The Bride of Bizarro!
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #50 (August 1969)
The Bride of Bizarro!
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
The Bride of Bizarro!

Synopsis

Bizarro keeps the real Superman from revealing to Lois that she has been proposed to by Bizarro's duplicate, whom he calls New Bizarro, with a kryptonite meteorite, but Lois realizes New Bizarro is not the true Man of Steel. But New Bizarro doesn't give up easily, and the duplicates fight each other. Bizarro seeks out Superman's help and destroys the kryptonite, turning it into a dust cloud which destroys New Bizarro. Bizarro resumes courting Lois, until Lois creates a duplicate of herself so that Bizarro can have his own Bizarro-Lois.

Notes

Inking credit listed as "Unknown" on item; corrected by DC at http://www.dccomics.com/errata/?action=showcase. Story continues from previous Action Comics story, "The Battle with Bizarro!"

Show/hide 71. The Superman of the Future! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 72. The Superman of the Future (Superman) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Dirk Folgar [Agent X-3] (villain)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #256 (September 1959)
The Superman of the Future!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #16 ([November 1960])
The Superman of the Future
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #3 (Summer 1961)
The Superman of the Future!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #22 ([November 1973?])
The Superman of the Future!

Synopsis

Superman poses as the Future Superman, who has the power to predict the future, to smoke out Agent X-3 and prevent an attempt on the life of the President.

Show/hide 73. Superman's Other Life! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Kal-El [Superman]; Futuro

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 74. Superman's Other Life (Superman) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Jor-El; Lara; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Zal-El; Xan-Du [Futuro]; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

Batman and Robin show Superman what his life would have been like if Krypton had not exploded, where he has a younger brother, becomes the sidekick of Krypton's superhero Futuro, and becomes Superman when Futuro leaves Krypton to be with Lois Lane on Earth.

Notes

3-part story, each chapter of which ends with a 2/3 page.

Show/hide 75. Clark Kent, the Reporter of Steel! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 76. The Reporter of Steel! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superman Robots; Lex Luthor (villain)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

Luthor creates a ray that gives super-powers and uses it on Clark Kent. But Clark convinces Luthor it also compels him to be super-generous, and Luthor destroys the device.

Show/hide 77. Superman Joins the Army! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #103 ([March 1968])
Show/hide 78. The Super-Luck of Badge 77 (Superman) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Police Chief Smith; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #48 ([April 1969?])

Synopsis

Clark joins the police force for a story and lets Police Chief Smith believe that he is protected by the luck in badge #77 when he is actually using his super-abilities.

Show/hide 79. How Perry White Hired Clark Kent! (Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

In a flashback story, though Perry White tries to brush him off, Clark proves that he has what it takes to be a reporter at the Daily Planet.

Show/hide 80. Superman Joins the Army! (Superman) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Captain Jonathan Grimes; Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #133 (November 1959)
Superman Joins the Army!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #23 ([June 1961?])
Superman Joins the Army
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #103 ([March 1968])
Superman Joins the Army!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #103 ([March 1968])

Synopsis

Captain Grimes insists that Superman should be drafted and treated like any other draftee.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34121

Entry created

  • 24/09/2007

Cover added

  • 20/02/2010

Index completed

  • 20/02/2010

Last updated

  • 10/01/2010