Superman #227 [G-72] (June-July 1970)

DC Comics

United States

Published
June-July 1970
Page count
68
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/23556

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Assistant Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Special All-Kryptonite Issue! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
W-441
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superboy

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #20 ([November 1972?])
Special All-Kryptonite Issue!

Synopsis

Vignettes from various stories.

Show/hide 1. Table of Contents Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 2. The Super-Powers of Perry White! (Superman) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Xasnu (villain); Superman; Perry White; Lois Lane; Masterman; Clark Kent; Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl; Y'Trom

Credits

Writing
Jerry Coleman, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Sheldon Moldoff, inker [as Stan Kaye]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #278 (July 1961)
The Super-Powers of Perry White!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #32 ([March 1962?])
The Super-Powers of Perry White
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #54 ([August 1970?])
The Super-Powers of Perry White
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #20 ([November 1972?])
The Super-Powers of Perry White!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #3 (April 2007)
The Super-Powers Of Perry White

Synopsis

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

Show/hide 3. The Great Kryptonite Mystery (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 4. The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner! (Superman) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Rog-Ar (villain); Superman; Quex-Ul; Mon-El; Supergirl; Jax-Ur; Jor-El; Perry White; Rondor creatures

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #157 (November 1962)
The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #50 ([October 1963?])
The Super-Revenge of the Phantom-Zone Prisoner
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #20 ([November 1972?])
The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Murray, 1978? series) #40 ([June 1980?])
The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner
 
United States
Superman: Tales from the Phantom Zone (DC, 2009 series) ([June] 2009)
The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!
From GCD

Synopsis

Superman releases Quex-Ul from the Phantom Zone since he has served his sentence, but Quex-Ul vows revenge on the son of the man who pronounced him guilty. However, when Quex-Ul displays heroic behavior, Superman wonders if he was truly guilty and travels back in time to Krypton to witness Quex-Ul being hypnotized into believing himself guilty. When Supergirl tells Quex-Ul he is innocent, he sacrifices himself to keep Superman from being exposed to a Gold Kryptonite trap he has set for him. In doing so, Quex-Ul loses his powers and memory, so Superman sets him up in a new life in Metropolis.

Show/hide 5. The Invasion of the Super-Ants! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #296 (January 1963)
The Invasion of the Super-Ants!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #20 ([November 1972?])
The Invasion of the Super-Ants!
 
Australia
Superman (Murray, 1981) ([August 1981])
 
Australia
Superman (Murray, 1981) ([August 1981])
The Invasion of the Super-Ants
From GCD

Synopsis

When giant ants invade Metropolis, Superman uses Red Kryptonite to alter his head to resemble an ant's, so that he can communicate with the ants, who have kidnapped Lois Lane. He learns that they have come to warn Earth of the dangers of atomic war, which destroyed their home world.

Show/hide 6. Secret of Kryptonite Six! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jax-Ur (villain); Perry White; Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Clark Kent; Lori Lemaris; Vorb-Un; Supergirl; Thought-Beast

Credits

Writing
Leo Dorfman, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #310 (March 1964)
Secret of Kryptonite Six!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #58 ([June 1964?])
Secret of Kryptonite Six
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #20 ([November 1972?])
Secret of Kryptonite Six!
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #36 (May 1983)
The Secret of Kryptonite Six!

Synopsis

Jax-Ur tricks Superman into releasing him from the Phantom Zone to save the people of Atlantis from a plague. He then uses the opportunity to create Jewel Kryptonite, which allows the Phantom Zone prisoners to focus their thoughts to affect the outside world.


Notes

Also designated on cover as Giant (DC, 1969 series) #G72 and as G-72 on indicia page.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34862

Entry created

  • 03/11/2007

Cover added

  • 22/11/2010

Index completed

  • 20/10/2019

Last updated

  • 20/10/2019