Superman Annual #1

DC Comics

United States

Published
[August] 1960
Page count
84
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
DC Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15427

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superbaby; Lois Lane; Superboy; Jimmy Olsen; Krypto; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Jor-El; Lana Lang; Lori Lemaris; Perry White

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Reprint history

Printed in
in Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #nn
in Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #2 (2006) [black and white]
Show/hide 1. Superman's First Exploit (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 2. The Witch of Metropolis (Lois Lane) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 3. The Supergirl from Krypton! (Supergirl) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, first appearance, origin); Zor-El (introduction); Miss Hart (introduction)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

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!
 
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 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 (May 1959)

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

Final caption altered.

Show/hide 4. Flag of Krypton (Superman) Comic story, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Krypton flag

Reprint history

From GCD
in Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #5 (Summer 1962) [minus the caption]
in Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #nn
in Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #3 [black and white, minus the caption]
in Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999 series) #[nn]

Notes

Notes that the Krypton flag was first introduced in Action Comics #246.

Show/hide 5. A Visit from Superman's Pal (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #55 (March 1957)
Show/hide 6. The Girl in Superman's Past! (Superman) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris (introduction, first appearance); Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #129 (May 1959)

Synopsis

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

Notes

First appearance of Lori Lemaris.

Show/hide 7. Map of Krypton Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Jor-El; Lara; Kal-El

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #100 (October 1962)
Map of Krypton
Also printed
United States
The Amazing World of Superman, Metropolis Edition (DC, 1973 series) (1973)
Map of Krypton
 
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #1 ([December 1978?])
Map of Krypton
 
Australia
World of Krypton (Murray, 1982) (1982)
Map of Krypton
 
United States
Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #[nn] (June 1998)
Map of Krypton
 
United States
Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999) ([September] 1999)
Map of Krypton
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. Two (July 2006)
Map of Krypton
From GCD
in Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #100
in Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #nn
in Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999 series) #[nn]

Notes

Sequentially after page 7 of the previous sequence. Credits from the Superman Annual reprint. This is not the same Map of Superman (Old World/New World hemispheres) in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971).

Show/hide 8. Coming... in the Next Giant Superman Annual Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Reprint history

From GCD
in Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #nn

Notes

Announces the theme of the next Superman Annual: All-Menace issue featuring monsters and villains from past stories. Readers are invited to vote for their favorite menace via postcard.

Show/hide 9. The Execution of Krypto (Superboy) Promo (ad from the publisher), 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Krypto

Credits

Script
Otto Binder?
Art
George Papp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #67 (September 1958)
Show/hide 10. The Fattest Girl in Metropolis (Lois Lane) Promo (ad from the publisher), 7.67 pages
Show/hide 11. Coming... Super-Attractions! Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Reprint history

From GCD
in Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #nn

Notes

House ad for Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #19, Action Comics #267, and Adventure Comics #275.

Show/hide 12. The Super-Brain of Jimmy Olsen (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 13. The Super-Key to Fort Superman (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Fortress of Solitude (intro); Batman; Joker (image on trophy); Green Kryptonite

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #241 (June 1958)
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #99 ([September 1958])
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #2 ([September 1962?])
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #173 (February 1968)
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #16 (September 1981)
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1987 series) (1987 [March 1988])
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([April] 1989)
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
United States
Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #[nn] (June 1998)
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #241 (June 1958)

Synopsis

Someone has broken into Superman's Fortress of Solitude, so Superman searches the place for clues.

Show/hide 14. These Three Strips (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Art
Win Mortimer

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman dailies (McClure Newspaper Syndicate) 1953.05.25 - 1953.05.27
in Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #nn [in this form]

Notes

Black and white Superman daily newspaper strips (strips #4503-4505). Promo to ask the reader to contact their local newspaper to add the strip. Credits from the Superman Annual reprint.

Show/hide 15. Famous First Issues! [Superman #1] (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Art
Joe Shuster

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #1 (Summer 1939) ["No. 1" added]
in Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #nn [with the next three sequences in this form]

Notes

Art changed to Joe Shuster; was credited Leo O'Mealia (2008-08-09).

Show/hide 16. Famous First Issues! [Superboy #1] (Superboy) Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman (no Superboy)

Credits

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #1 (March-April 1949) [minus Red Cross symbol, and price moved]
Show/hide 17. Famous First Issues! [Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #1] (Jimmy Olsen) Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #1 (September-October 1954) ["No. 1" added, and Independent Distributors logo removed]
Show/hide 18. Famous First Issues! [Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #1] (Lois Lane) Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #1 (March-April 1958) ["No. 1" added, minus the price and the Independent Distributors logo]

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34931

Entry created

  • 09/11/2007

Cover added

  • 23/03/2010

Index completed

  • 23/03/2010

Last updated

  • 04/01/2015