Superman Annual #6

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
Winter 1962-1963
Page count
84
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Silver Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
DC: Superman National Comics (1949–2018)
 
DC: Superman National Comics (1949–2018)
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17444

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Greatest Super-Heroes of All Time! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Hercules; Super Jimmy Olsen; Mighty Boy; Mighty Dog; Samson; The First Supergirl; Astounding Man; Krypto; Supergirl

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
The Greatest Super-Heroes of All Time!
Show/hide 1. Table of Contents Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 2. The First Two Super-Men! (Superboy) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Hercules; Samson; Krypto; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; King Zarl

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #257 (February 1959)
The First Two Super-Men!
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #127 ([September 1959?])
The First Two Super-Men
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
The First Two Super-Men

Synopsis

Samson and Hercules visit the Boy of Steel and threaten to reveal his secret identity unless he travels back in time with them to help banish greedy King Zarl.

Show/hide 3. Key to Superman "Family" Portrait Text article, 0.33 pages

Credits

Writing
, author
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999) ([September] 1999)
The Superman Family
Printed in
Superman Anthologie (Panini Deutschland, 2018 series) #[nn] (2018)

Synopsis

Description of characters on pin up from the back cover of this issue.

Show/hide 4. The First Supergirl! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Super-Girl; Jimmy Olsen; Totem Spirit

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #123 (August 1958)
The Three Magic Wishes, Chapter I: The Girl of Steel
Also printed
Australia
Superman's Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #2 ([December 1958])
The Three Magic Wishes, Chapter I: The Girl of Steel
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
The First Supergirl
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #217 (June-July 1969)
The First Supergirl!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #16 ([November 1970?])
The First Supergirl
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1987 series) (1987 [March 1988])
The Girl of Steel
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([April] 1989)
The Girl of Steel; (The Three Magic Wishes part 1)
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 1 (2001)
The Girl of Steel [The Three Magic Wishes Chapter I]
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Girl of Steel [The Three Magic Wishes Part 1 of 3]

Synopsis

Jimmy Olsen is given the gift of a magic totem bestowing 3 wishes on the owner, he uses one wish to give Superman a super companion - Super-Girl. But she turns out to be more of a nuisance than a helper.

Notes

This story was originally part 1 of a 3-part novel, this chapter was originally titled "The Girl of Steel".

This Super-Girl is colored differently (a redhead in an orange and green costume) in this reprint to distinguish her from Supergirl (Kara Zor-El), who had not yet been created when this story first appeared.

This Super-Girl was a try-out to gauge reader reaction to the character.

The caption on the splash page is redone, and the last panel on page 10 was removed from the original and replaced with a mention of the current Supergirl.

Show/hide 5. Untitled [The Debut of Supergirl] (Superman and Supergirl) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #285 (February 1962)
The World's Greatest Heroine! (part 1)  (page 8 only, with new caption)
Also printed
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #285 (February 1962)
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #10 ([May 1962?])
The World's Greatest Heroine! Part 1
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #360 (March 1968)
The World's Greatest Heroine! (Part 1)
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #217 (June-July 1969)
Untitled [The World's Greatest Heroine]
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #217 (June-July 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G-60)
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #1 ([March 1970])
Untitled [The Debut of Supergirl]
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #1 ([March 1970])
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #2 ([March 1971?])
[Superman Reveals Supergirl]
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
[Superman Reveals Supergirl]
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #6 ([March 1975?])
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #6 ([March 1975?])
The World's Greatest Heroine
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #17 (October 1981)
The World's Greatest Heroine!
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #2 (2003 [February 2004])
The World's Greatest Heroine!, Part 1
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #3 (April 2007)
The World's Greatest Heroine! [part 1]
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #2 ([December] 2008)
The World's Greatest Heroine! (Part 1)
Adapted
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
The First Supergirl  (Page 8 reprints the final page of this story)

Synopsis

The moment that Supergirl's existence was revealed to the world.

Notes

1 page excerpt

No title given on actual page but is listed as "The Debut of Supergirl" on the contents page.

Show/hide 6. Superman's Kid Brother (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen [also as Superkid]; Lois Lane

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #19 (March 1957)
Superman's Kid Brother
Also printed
Australia
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #28 ([August 1957])
Superman's Kid Brother
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #29 ([May 1964?])
Superman's Kid Brother
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
Superman's Kid Brother
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Superman Family (DC, 2006 series) #Volume One (2006)
Superman's Kid Brother

Synopsis

A series of lucky accidents convince a temporarily amnesiastic Jimmy Olsen that he has super powers and must be Superman's kid brother.

Show/hide 7. The Legion of Super-Heroes (Superboy) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl] (introduction); Superboy robot

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247 (April 1958)
The Legion of Super-Heroes  (Lightning Boy changed to Lightning Lad and final page cut)
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #29 ([October 1958?])
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #1 (March-April 1980)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #491 (September 1982)
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #491 (September 1982)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Adventure Comics 247 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics No. 247 (DC, 2000 series) (November 2000)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
World's Best Comics: Silver Age Sampler (DC, 2004 series) (2004)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future (DC, 2008 series) ([June] 2008)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 2009 series) #0 (April 2009)
The Legion of Super-Heroes

Synopsis

Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely initiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.

Notes

There are several other unidentified Legionnaires in the story. The Legionnaires are not yet in their classic costumes in this story. Cosmic Boy is using "magnetic eyes."

Show/hide 8. Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man! (Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Astounding Man (an android); Oogamooga (villain); Lois Lane android; Geena

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Based on
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #4 ([November 1960?])
Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #5 ([September 1965?])
Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man!
First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #18 (July 1960)
Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #4 ([November 1960?])
Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man

Synopsis

Lois travels to the planet Roxnon with space traveler Astounding Man for 48 hours whilst he tries to woo her.

Show/hide 9. The Mystery of Mighty Boy! Part I (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Superboy Robots; Krypto; Krypto Robot; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Zarl Kazzan; Mighty Boy; Rovo; Charles Keith (flashback, cameo); Chad Kazzan; Vela Kazzan

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #85 (December 1960)
The Mystery of Mighty Boy! Part 1
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
The Mystery of Mighty Boy

Synopsis

Superboy travels to the tiny planet Zumoor where he encounters the Earth born hero Mighty Lad.

Show/hide 10. Part II: Superboy's Lost Friend! (Superboy) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Mighty Boy; Charise Kaan; Zilda; Zarl Kazzan; Rovo; Fire People (cameo)

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #85 (December 1960)
The Mystery of Mighty Boy! Part 2: Superboy's Lost Friend!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
The Mystery of Mighty Boy! Part 2: Superboy's Lost Friend!

Synopsis

A series of strange events mean Superboy must leave Zumoor and Mighty Boy forever.

Show/hide 11. The Superman of the Past! (Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Samson [also as Merrio]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Caesar; Helene

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #19 (August 1960)
The Superman of the Past!
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6 (Winter 1962-1963)
The Superman of the Past!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #4 ([November 1960?])
The Superman of the Past!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #3 ([July 1965?])
The Superman of the Past!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
The Superman of the Past
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
Original
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane 19, August 1960

Synopsis

Lois Lane is whisked back in time and agrees to marry Samson but returns to her own era in the nick of time, or was it all a dream?

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Giant Batman Annual) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Giant Batman Annual

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Klein , line art
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #4 ([March 1973?])

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 14. The Superman Family (Superman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
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

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
80 Page Giant Magazine (DC, 1964 series) #11 (June 1965)
The Superman Family
 (slightly modified)
 
United States
Superman [Golden Story Teller Record Comic] (DC, 1966 series) (1966)
The Superman Family
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #221 (November 1969)
The Superman Family
 
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?])
 
United States
The Amazing World of Superman, Metropolis Edition (DC, 1973 series) (1973)
Guide to Characters in Superman Family Portrait
 
United States
Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999) ([September] 1999)
The Superman Family
Printed in
Superman (Egmont Ehapa, 1966 series) #4/1968 (24. Februar 1968)
 
Giant Supergirl Album (K. G. Murray, 1970 series) #4 ([March 1973])
 
Superman Anthologie (Panini Deutschland, 2018 series) #[nn] (2018)
 
MV Comix (Egmont Ehapa, 1968 series) #19/1970 (12. September 1970)
 
Superman - La courbe du temps (Sage - Sagédition, 1980 series) #[nn] (2ème trimestre 1980)

Notes

This is on the back cover of this issue.

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.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37775

Entry created

  • 14/10/2008

Cover added

  • 03/04/2010

Index completed

  • 26/03/2023

Last updated

  • 26/03/2023