Superman in the Fifties

DC Comics

United States.

Published
[September] 2002
Page count
196
Cover price
19.95 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/350618

Credits

Editing
Nick J. Napolitano
Scott Nybakken (Associate Editor)

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Wayne Boring
Colours
Jamison
Editing
Nick J. Napolitano
Scott Nybakken (Associate Editor)
Show/hide 1. Superman in the Fifties (Superman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan (illustration)
Inks
Stan Kaye (illustration)
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)

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From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247 [illustration]

Notes

Title page.

Show/hide 2. Untitled Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Superman; Lois Lane

Credits

Pencils
Wayne Boring (Superman illustration)
Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois illustration)
Inks
Wayne Boring? (Superman illustration)
Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois illustration)
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

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From GCD
from ? [Superman illustration]
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #8 [Lois illustration]

Notes

Editorial credits, publication data, and tributes to Wayne Boring and Kurt Schaffenberger.

Show/hide 3. Table of Contents Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 2 pages

Credits

Art
? (border illustration)
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Table of contents.

Show/hide 4. Introduction Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 4 pages

Featuring

Characters
Krypto; Jimmy Olsen; Romado; Lois Lane; Big Boy

Credits

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Curt Swan (illustrations)
Inks
Stan Kaye (illustrations)
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #239 [Krypto illustration]
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #253 [first Jimmy Olsen illustration]
from Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #19 [second Jimmy Olsen illustration]

Notes

Mark Waid discusses the changes to the Superman legend during the 1950s. Also includes two panels from the Superman comic strip featuring Romado (a Brainiac precursor) and Big Boy (essentially Titano).

Show/hide 5. Classic Tales Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Superman; Lois Lane

Credits

Author
Mark Waid
Pencils
Curt Swan (cover illustrations)
Inks
Stan Kaye (cover illustrations)
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

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From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #236
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #118
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #8

Notes

Mark Waid discusses the tight connections between the TV series The Adventures of Superman and the Superman comics of the 1950s.

Show/hide 6. Three Supermen from Krypton (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superman
Characters
Superman; Kizo; Mala; U-Ban; Jor-El (flashback); Perry White; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
William Woolfolk
Art
Al Plastino
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)

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From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #65

Synopsis

Superman meets three Kryptonian brothers who were convicted and sentenced by Krypton's Ruling Council to a sentence of suspended animation adrift in space due to their efforts to overthrow the Council and rule Krypton. Now that they have crashed on Earth they plan to rule it instead. Superman tricks them into turning on each other and they knock themselves out. Superman returns them to suspended animation and releases them back into space.

Notes

The first appearance of other survivors of Krypton. In this story, the natives of Krypton are called Kryptonites. Their abilities are still natural, and not caused by the different gravities or suns of Earth and Krypton.

Show/hide 7. The Menace from the Stars! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #68 (January-February 1954)
The Menace from the Stars!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman Annual (KGM, 1951 series) December 1963 (December 1963)
Menace from the Stars
From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #68

Synopsis

After attempting to destroy an asteroid with traces of Kryptonite, Superman loses his memory, and assumes he is dressed for a costume ball. He changes into the clothes in the cape pocket and heads to the Daily Planet, where he hopes he can find out his identity from a report on who wore what to the ball. Lois and Perry tell him he is Clark Kent and also that Superman has disappeared. When Clark later puts on the Superman suit to fool some bank robbers and finds that bullets bounce off him, he credits the suit for this ability. He breaks up the asteroid, he believes thanks to the Superman suit, but decides to reveal to the Daily Planet how he has been acting as Superman, but isn't the real Man of Steel. As he walks to the office in plainclothes he is hit by a truck and remembers that he really is Superman.

Show/hide 8. The Girl Who Didn't Believe in Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Alice Norton; Lois Lane; Martha Norton; John Norton

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #96

Synopsis

Superman restores the sight of a blind girl and reunites her family.

Show/hide 9. Superboy's Last Day in Smallville! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Superboy (in flashback)]; Lana Lang (flashback)

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #97 (May 1955)
Superboy's Last Day in Smallville!
Printed in
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #99 ([October 1955?])
Superboy's Last Day in Smallville!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #19 ([December 1965?])
Superboy's Last Day in Smallville
 
United States
100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-18 (July 1973)
Superboy's Last Day in Smallville!
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #11 ([June 1974?])
Superboy's Last Day In Smallville
 
Australia
Superboy (Murray, 1980 series) #118 ([February 1980?])
 
Australia
Superboy (Murray, 1980 series) #118 ([February 1980?])
Superboy's Last Day in Smallville
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #97

Synopsis

Superboy finds out that something he did on his last day in Smallville as Superboy is going to allow a criminal to make $1,000,000. Superman must think back to that day and discover what it was that he did. As he remembers his graduation and the cake that was presented to him by the town, he figures out the criminal's plan.

Show/hide 10. The Ugly Superman! (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Ugly Superman

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #8 (April 1959)
The Ugly Superman!
Also printed
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #3 (Summer 1961)
The Ugly Superman!
 
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #11 ([June 1974?])
The Ugly Superman
 
Australia
Lois Lane Comic (KGM, 1975 series) #126 ([July 1978?])
The Ugly Superman

Synopsis

A wrestler billed as the Ugly Superman falls for Lois. But when he won't stop forcing his attention on Lois, Superman teaches him who the better man is.

Show/hide 11. The Fortress of Solitude (Superman) Text article, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Author
?
Jerry Coleman (illustration)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (illustration)
Inks
Stan Kaye (illustration)
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset
? (illustration)

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From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #241 [illustration]

Notes

Describes some of the features of Superman's Fortress of Solitude.

Show/hide 12. The Superman Family Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Superman [also as Superboy]; Jor-El; Krypto; Superman, Junior

Credits

Author
Mark Waid
Pencils
Wayne Boring (Action 223 cover illustration only)
Curt Swan (other cover illustrations)
Inks
Stan Kaye (cover illustrations)
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #223
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #239
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #232

Notes

Mark Waid discusses the expansion of the Superman family in the 1950s, including Krypto, Supergirl, and Titano.

Show/hide 13. Superman's Big Brother! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Halk Kar; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); "Wrecker" Ross; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #80 (January-February 1953)
Superman's Big Brother
Also printed
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #40 ([September 1967?])
Superman's Big Brother
 (Splash page only)
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #40 ([September 1967?])
Superman's Big Brother
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #80

Synopsis

When Halk Kar crashes on Earth, the note he carries in Jor-El's handwriting makes Superman suspect that Halk Kar is his older brother. But when Halk Kar joins Superman in his pursuit of "Wrecker" Ross, Halk Kar receives an electric shock and remembers that he is actually a space traveller from Thoron who met Jor-El on Krypton just before it exploded.

Show/hide 14. The Super-Dog from Krypton! (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Krypto; Jonathan Kent; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Lana Lang

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sy Barry

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #210 (March 1955)
The Super-Dog from Krypton!
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #85 ([March 1956?])
The Super-Dog from Krypton
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #17 ([April 1961?])
The Super-Dog from Krypton
 
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #165 (May-June 1970)
The Super-Dog from Krypton!
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #7 ([June 1971?])
The Super-Dog from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Superboy Comic (Murray, 1976 series) #115 ([May 1979])
The Super-Dog from Krypton!
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #9 (May 1981)
The Super-Dog from Krypton!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982?])
The Super-Dog From Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982?])

Synopsis

A super-powerful dog arrives in Smallville in a rocket complete with written records proving that he is baby Kal-El's puppy who Jor-El used as a test animal when developing his space rockets. Though happy to be reunited with his dog, Superboy needs to make sure that Krypto does not give away his secret identity several times before Krypto leaves for a romp in space.

Notes

Inking credited to John Fischetti on item.

Show/hide 15. 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
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
Titano the Super-Ape!
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #127

Synopsis

Lois befriends the intelligent chimp Toto just before he is sent into orbit inside a satellite. While in orbit, the satellite passes by the collision of a uranium metorite and a kryptonite meteorite, which cause 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 16. Lori Lemaris Text article, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Characters
Superman; Lori Lemaris

Credits

Author
?
Bill Finger (illustration)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (illustration)
Inks
Stan Kaye (illustration)
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset
? (illustration)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #129 [illustration]

Notes

Describes how Clark Kent met the mermaid Lori Lemaris. Incorrectly refers to "The Girl in Superman's Past" from Showcase #9, rather than the story by the same title from Superman #129.

Show/hide 17. The Supergirl from Krypton! (Supergirl) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Superboy (on poster)]; Supergirl; Zor-El; Miss Hart

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
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
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!
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252

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.

Show/hide 18. Beppo the Super-Monkey Text article, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Characters
Beppo

Credits

Author
?
Otto Binder (illustration)
Art
George Papp (illustration)
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #76 [illustration]

Notes

Short profile of Beppo.

Show/hide 19. The Villains (Superman) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Author
Mark Waid
Pencils
Curt Swan (cover illustrations)
Inks
Stan Kaye (cover illustrations)
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #234
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #249
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #255

Notes

Describes the main villains that challenged Superman in the 1950s.

Show/hide 20. Superman's Super-Magic Show! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Mr. Mxyztplk; Prankster; Lex Luthor

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #151

Synopsis

Mr. Mxyztplk teams with the Prankster and Lex Luthor to humiliate Superman by making "plastic proxies" (androids) which make it appear as if Lois has jilted Superman for Mxyztplk, make it seem that Superman has falsely accused Luthor, and makes Superman look like the victim of the pranks of the Prankster. But just as the public begins to wonder why they ever admired him, Superman turns the tables on the trio.

Show/hide 21. 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: 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

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 he 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 Brainiac's ship, Superman finds a bottle with the shrunken Kryptonian city of Kandor. 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, while Brainiac's ship rockets away with Brainiac unaware that he is returning home empty-handed.

Show/hide 22. The Battle with Bizarro! (Superman) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; 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
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Battle with Bizarro!
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #254

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

Continues in the following story.

Show/hide 23. Metallo Text article, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Characters
Metallo [John Corben]

Credits

Author
?
Robert Bernstein (illustration)
Art
Al Plastino (illustration)
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset
? (illustration)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 [illustration]

Notes

A short origin of Metallo.

Show/hide 24. The Bride of Bizarro! (Superman) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Bizarro; Bizarro-Lois; 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
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Bride of Bizarro!
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #255

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

Continues from previous story.

Show/hide 25. Superboy Meets Robin Text article, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Author
?
Dave Wood
Art
Al Plastino (illustration)
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset
? (illustration)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #253 [illustration]

Notes

A brief summary of the story in which Robin travels to the past to get Superboy's help.

Show/hide 26. Superman's Pals (Superman) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent

Credits

Author
Mark Waid
Pencils
Curt Swan (cover illustrations)
Inks
Ray Burnley (WFC cover illustration)
Stan Kaye (other cover illustrations)
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #74
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #19
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247

Notes

Short article about Superman's supporting cast.

Show/hide 27. The End of the Planet! (Superman) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; John Wilton; "Skip" Enders

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #79

Synopsis

When newspaper mogul John Wilton buys the Daily Planet and immediately shuts it down, the former employees start their own paper, gathering scoops in the new jobs they have taken to pay the bills. But Wilton tries to shut down this new competitor permanently.

Show/hide 28. Elastic Lad Text article, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Characters
Elastic Lad [Jimmy Olsen]

Credits

Author
?
Otto Binder (illustration)
Pencils
Curt Swan (illustration)
Inks
Ray Burnley (illustration)
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset
? (illustration)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #31 [illustration]

Notes

The origin of Jimmy Olsen's Elastic Lad powers.

Show/hide 29. Superman and Robin! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner Jim Gordon

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #75 (March-April 1955)
The New Team of Superman and Robin
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #60 ([June 1955])
Superman and Robin [The New Team of Superman and Robin]
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #7 (Summer 1964)
The New Team of Superman and Robin
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #7 ([July 1965?])
Superman and Robin
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #42 ([August 1967?])
Superman and Robin
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([October] 2007)
The New Team of Superman and Robin
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
Superman and Robin!
From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #75

Synopsis

When Batman is laid up with a broken leg, Superman comes to Gotham City to help Robin track down the Purple Mask Mob, but it's Batman who cracks the case.

Show/hide 30. The Stolen Superman Signal (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; "Labs" Logan; Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #13

Synopsis

When trailing Jimmy Olsen as he collects charitable donations around the city, "Labs" Logan figures out that Jimmy summons Superman through his wristwatch. So when Jimmy isn't looking, Labs changes the signal's frequency so that Superman won't come to Jimmy's rescue. But when Labs changes the signal back the proper frequency to lure Superman into a kryptonite trap, Jimmy uses the signal to broadcast Morse code to warn Superman, who nabs the crook long-distance and helps Jimmy deliver the charity collection.

Show/hide 31. The Girl in Superman's Past (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #9

Synopsis

Lois meets Lana Lang for the first time, and the girls immediately compete to see whom Superman likes better. But Superman refuses to fall into their traps.

Notes

Pencilling credited to Ruben Moreira on item.

Show/hide 32. Biographies Biography (nonfictional), 2 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Short biographies of the writers and artists whose work appears in this volume.

Show/hide 33. The Fifties... (Superman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Beppo

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan (Superman illustration)
George Papp (Beppo illustration)
Inks
Stan Kaye (Superman illustration)
George Papp (Beppo illustration)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #232 [Superman illustration]
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #76 [Beppo illustration]

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34142

Entry created

  • 24/09/2007

Cover added

  • 23/10/2010

Index completed

  • 23/10/2010

Last updated

  • 18/03/2009