The Amazing World of Superman, Metropolis Edition

DC Comics

United States

Published
1973
Page count
68
Cover price
2.00 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/71506

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz (Editorial Advisor)
E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor)
Sol Harrison

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Show/hide 1. Superman in Superman Land (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 2. How to Draw Superman (Superman) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Author
Art
Curt Swan
Show/hide 3. Guide to Characters in Superman Family Portrait (Superman) Character profile, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; Krypto; Streaky; Comet; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Lori Lemaris; Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Perry White; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Bizarro; Professor Potter; Beppo

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6 (Winter 1963)
Show/hide 4. How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton (Superman) Character profile, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superbaby; Krypto; Supergirl

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #100 (October 1962)

Notes

Edited by Mort Weisinger

Show/hide 5. How a Comic Magazine is Created (Superman) Text article, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Carmine Infantino; Nick Cardy; Julius Schwartz; Denny O'Neil; Curt Swan; Murphy Anderson; Sol Harrison; Joe Letterese; Morris Waldinger; Gaspar Saladino; Al Kupperberg; Glynis Wein; Jack Adler; E. Nelson Bridwell, Milt Snapinn;Lois Barker;Gerda Gattel

Notes

Step-by-step process of comic publication; shows Superman #253, Superman #257, Superboy #188

Show/hide 6. The Origin of Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (Layouts)
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

From GCD
in Limited Collectors' Edition #C-31 (October-November 1974)
in Secret Origins of the Super DC Heroes (Crown Publishers, Inc., 1976 series) #nn
in Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown Publishers, Inc., 1983 series) #nn (1983)
in Great Superman Comic Book Collection, The (DC, 1981 series) #nn
in Superman Returns: The Movie and More Tales of the Man of Steel (DC, 2006 series) #nn

Synopsis

Retells Superman's origin from the destruction of Krypton, through his adoption by the Kents and his career as Superboy, and then finally as Superman.

Show/hide 7. Map of Krypton (Superman) Illustration, 8 pages
Show/hide 8. Superman Syndicated (Superman) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Steve Allen

Credits

Art
John Sikela
Wayne Boring
Win Mortimer

Reprint history

From GCD
from newspaper strips from 1940 and 1955
Show/hide 9. Metropolis, Illinois - Story of an American City (Superman) Text article, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Carmine Infantino
Show/hide 10. Rogues' Gallery! (Superman) Character profile, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Brainiac; The Toyman; The Parasite; The Puzzler; The Prankster; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Jax-Ur; Kru-El; General Zod; Professor Vakox

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Art
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #389 (June 1970)
Show/hide 11. The Secrets of Superman's Fortress (Superman) Character profile, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; The Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #395 (December 1970)
Show/hide 12. It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman (Superman) Character profile, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Linda Lavin; Bob Holiday

Credits

Art
Al Hirschfeld

Notes

Review by Stanley Kaufmann for the New York Times of the play 'Superman'

Show/hide 13. Superman Salutes NASA (Superman) Character profile, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman
Show/hide 14. Important Dates in Superman's Life (Superman) Character profile, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 15. Superman's Mission for President Kennedy! (Superman) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; President John F. Kennedy; John Glenn

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
E. Nelson Bridwell
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #170 (July 1964)
Superman's Mission for President Kennedy!  (Selected scenes only - two pages)
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #170 (July 1964) [selected scenes]

Notes

contains a reproduction of the official Junior Superman Olympics patch

Show/hide 16. The Superboy Legend (Superboy) Character profile, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Jax-Ur; Krypto

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Wally Wood

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #153 [pages 1-2] (January 1969)
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #161 (December 1969) [page 3]
Show/hide 17. The Superboy Costume (Superboy) Character profile, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Superbaby; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Mike Esposito

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #169 (October 1970)
Show/hide 18. Superman's Photo Album (Superman) Character profile, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
George Reeves; Phyllis Coates; Jack Larson; Lucille Ball; Desi Arnaz, Jr.; Kirk Alyn

Notes

photos of the television show, public service films, PSAs from comics, movie posters

Show/hide 19. Untitled (Superman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Show/hide 20. Untitled (Superman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Notes

Back cover; same as front cover


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35220

Entry created

  • 03/12/2007

Index completed

  • 31/01/2011