Superman Annual #6

DC Comics

United States

Published
Winter 1963
Page count
84
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17444

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Editing
Mort Weisinger

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. The First Two Super-Men! (Superboy) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Hercules; Samson; Krypto; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #257 (February 1959)
The First Two Supermen
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
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #257 (February 1959)
Show/hide 2. The First Supergirl! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Super-Girl; Jimmy Olsen; green kryptonite

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

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 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
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #123 (August 1958) [originally titled "The Girl of Steel"]
 
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #123
Original
Superman 123, August 1958
This version
Superman 217, June-July 1969 (80 Page Giant G-60)
Show/hide 3. Superman's Kid Brother (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 4. The Legion of Super-Heroes (Superboy) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247 (April 1958)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
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
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247 (April 1958) [Lightning Boy changed to Lightning Lad & final page cut]

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 intitiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.

Notes

Reprint of the first appearance of the Legion. There are several other unidentified Legionnaires in the story. The Legionnaires are not yet in their classic costumes in this story.

Show/hide 5. Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man! (Lois Lane) Comic story, 9 pages
Show/hide 6. The Mystery of Mighty Boy! (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Jonathan Kent; Superboy Robots; Krypto; Krypto Robot; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; red kryptonite; Zarl Kazzan; Mighty Boy; Rovo

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
George Papp

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
From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #85 (December 1960)
Show/hide 7. Superboy's Lost Friend! (Superboy) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Mighty Boy; Charise Kaan; Zilda; Zarl Kazzan; Rovo

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
George Papp

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!
From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #85 (December 1960)
Show/hide 8. The Superman of the Past! (Lois Lane) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Samson (also as Merrio); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Caesar; Helene

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

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 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?])
From GCD
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #19 (August 1960)
 
in Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6 (Winter 1963)
Original
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane 19, August 1960
Show/hide 9. The World's Greatest Heroine! (Superman and Supergirl) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney

Reprint history

From GCD
From Action Comics (DC 1938 series) #285 (February 1962)

Notes

1 page excerpt

Show/hide 10. The Superman Family (Superman Family) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman Family
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Krypto; Streaky; Comet the Super-Horse; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Lighting Lad; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy]; Martha Kent (statue); Jonathan Kent (statue); Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Perry White; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Supergirl; Professor Potter; Bizarro Number One; Lara (statue); Jor-El (statue); Beppo the Super-monkey; Lori Lemaris

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
John Forte (Legionnaires)
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #11 (June 1965)
The Superman Family  (slightly modified)
 
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?])
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #4 ([March 1973?])
The Superman Family
From GCD
in 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #11 (June 1965)
in Superman [Golden Story Teller Record Comic] (DC, 1966 series) #nn
in Amazing World of Superman, Metropolis Edition, The (DC, 1973 series) #1 (1973) [black and white]
in Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999 series) #[nn]
Printed in
Superman - La courbe du temps (Sage - Sagédition, 1980 series) #[nn] (2ème trimestre 1980)
From GCD
from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6 (Winter 1963)

Notes

Backcover.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37775

Entry created

  • 14/10/2008

Cover added

  • 03/04/2010

Index completed

  • 03/04/2010

Last updated

  • 24/04/2011