Superman #221

DC Comics

United States

Published
November 1969
Page count
36
Cover price
0.15 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/23085

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger (editor)
E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Two-Ton Superman! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
W-355
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Synopsis

Superman becomes super-fat, shattering a phone booth

Show/hide 1. The Revolt of the Super-Slave! (Superman) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
W-354
Characters
General Santanta (villain); Superman [Clark Kent]; Super-Pancho

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Roussos
Colours
?
Letters
?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #155 ([July 1972?])
The Revolt of the Super-Slave

Synopsis

A dictator uses a remote island to harvest flowers for nerve gas. A slave named named Pancho attempts to summon Superman, but is caught, and dressed in a makeshift Superman costume to be taunted. The attempt gets Superman's attention, so he gives Super-Pancho a helping hand.

Show/hide 2. Key to the Superman "Family" Portrait Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Code
W-513

Credits

Author
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Index to portrait appearing on following page. This is a full rewrite of the previous versions, expanding each entry to a full paragraph.

Show/hide 3. The Superman Family (Superman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
W-513
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Jonathan Kent (statue); Martha Kent (statue); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Lana Lang; Perry White; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Krypto the Super-dog; Comet the Super-horse; Beppo the Super-monkey; Streaky the Super-cat; Lori Lemaris; Professor Potter; The Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy]; Bizarro #1; Mr. Mxyzptlk

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
John Forte (Legion of Super-Heroes figures only)
Inks
George Klein
Colours
?
Letters
?

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6 (Winter 1963)
The Superman Family  (slightly modified)
First print
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #11 (June 1965)
The Superman Family
Also printed
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #1 ([March 1970?])
The Superman Family
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #45 ([March 1971])
The Superman Family
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #4 ([March 1973?])
The Superman Family
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #4 ([March 1973?])

Synopsis

Pin up of the entire Superman Family

Notes

This is the modified version with the Legionnaires drawn by John Forte.

There is an opinion that the Lois and Lana heads might be redrawn or inked by Kurt Schaffenberger, but there was no consensus on this when discussed on the GCD lists.

Show/hide 4. The Two-Ton Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
W-358
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Stros (an alien)

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Roussos
Colours
?
Letters
?

Synopsis

As a reward for helping irrigate their planet, an alien race bestows on Superman the honor of drinking the sacred scarlet nectar, which had not been bestowed for 25 years. Unfortunately, it had undergone a chemical change and become poison. Superman's invulnerability partially saved him, but instead caused a large weight increase.

Notes

No villain.

Show/hide 5. Part II: The Slimming of Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 4.5 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Roussos
Colours
?
Letters
?

Synopsis

Superman has an urgent deadline to return to his former weight, so he exercises hard, coming close by the deadline, but has to use a tool from another world to finish it.

Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag
Code
W-512

Credits

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters from: John Seymour, Mary Phillips, Marley Schaefer, Leonard Philip Zenna, Billy Prophet, Ricky D. Long, John Giannini, Eddie Barker, Victor White, and Peter G. Haag.

There is also a notice from Independent News Company at the bottom of the page announcing a Retail Display Plan.


Notes

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 23, Part 2, Periodicals, January-December 1969. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B536180.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36855

Entry created

  • 05/07/2008

Index completed

  • 03/12/2019

Last updated

  • 03/12/2019