Superman #68

Published
April 1953
Page count
28
Cover price
8d [0-0-8 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Lois Lane, Witch (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"All Metropolis fears her spell--and only Superman dares to come to the aid of… "Lois Lane, Witch!" "It's her fault! Everwhere she goes, something terrible happens!""

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

Printed in
Action Comics (DC Comics, 1938 series) #172 (September 1952)
Lois Lane, Witch!
Also printed
Superman (Colour Comics Pty. Ltd., 1950 series) #41 (August 1953)
Lois Lane, Witch!
Show/hide 1. The Most Famous Boy in the World! [Superboy] (Superboy) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"The most famous boy in the world! You've thrilled to the adventures of Superman. Now read about the feats of Superman when he was a boy. Superboy Comics are on sale everywhere."

Details

Printed
1953
Genre
Superhero
More...
The Most Famous Boy in the World! [Superboy]
Show/hide 2. Lois Lane... Witch! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 3. The Magnetic Gang (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Art
Win Mortimer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor)
Jack Schiff (assistant editor)
Mort Weisinger (assistant editor)

Reprint history

Based on
Superman (DC Comics, 1939 series) #51 (March-April 1948)
The Magnetic Mobster
 
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics Pty. Ltd., 1964 series) #32 ([January 1967])
The Magnetic Gang!
Printed in
Superman (Colour Comics Pty. Ltd., 1950 series) #41 (August 1953)
The Magnetic Gang

Notes

The change in the story's title suggests some form of censorship, rather than just Australianisation of the language.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Bam Bam That kid and his drum!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humour

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics Pty. Ltd., 1950 series) #41 (August 1953)
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"This looks like a swell ship!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Printed in
Superman (Colour Comics Pty. Ltd., 1950 series) #41 (August 1953)
Shorty

Notes

An advertising strip along the bottom of most pages promotes the Superman radio show. On page 1 of the first story: "Listen to 7HO for SUPERMAN at 6.45 p.m. every Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs." Referenced radio stations are 7HO, 3AW and 7EX. The issue also includes two internal advertisements.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38063

Entry created

  • 21/05/2011

Cover added

  • 10/08/2012

Index completed

  • 21/05/2011

Last updated

  • 10/08/2017