Superman in the Seventies

DC Comics

United States

Published
[October] 2000
Page count
228
Cover price
19.95 USD; 31.00 CAD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/350621

Credits

Editing
Michael Wright (Editor, Collected Edition)
Nick J. Napolitano (Assistant Editor, Collected Edition)

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Colours
Digital Chameleon
Editing
Michael Wright (Editor, Collected Edition)
Nick J. Napolitano (Assistant Editor, Collected Edition)

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from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #233 [modified a la Andy Warhol]
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Superman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

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Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane

Credits

Art
Bob Oksner
Letters
Typeset

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from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #298
Show/hide 2. Table of Contents Credits, 2 pages
Show/hide 3. Introduction Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 2 pages

Featuring

Characters
Lex Luthor; Superman

Credits

Script
Christopher Reeve
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Typeset

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from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #248 [Lex Luthor vignette]
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #233 [Superman vignettes]
Show/hide 4. The Big Battles Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Superman; Wonder Woman; Uncle Sam; Captain Marvel; Mary Marvel; Supergirl; The Flash; Batman

Credits

Author
Mark Waid
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Rich Buckler
Curt Swan
Inks
Dan Adkins
Dick Giordano
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Typeset

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from All-New Collectors' Edition (DC, 1978 series) #C-54
from All-New Collectors' Edition (DC, 1978 series) #C-58
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #198
Show/hide 5. Make Way for Captain Thunder! (Superman) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Captain Thunder [also as Willie Fawcett]; Merokee; Monster League of Evil; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

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First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #276 (June 1974)
Make Way for Captain Thunder!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #188 ([June 1975?])
Make Way for Captain Thunder!
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #16 (September 1981)
Make Way for Captain Thunder!

Synopsis

Willie Fawcett finds himself lost in Superman's universe and that whenever he changes into his super-powered alter ego of Captain Thunder he becomes evil. Superman helps him figure out the way to return ot his universe and shake the evil influence of the Monster League of Evil.

Show/hide 6. Judge, Jury...and No Justice! (Superman Vs. Superboy) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman Vs. Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Superboy; Pete Ross; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Lana Lang (cameo); Steve Lombard (cameo)

Credits

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colours
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #14

Synopsis

Superman is surprised by an attack from Superboy. When Superboy binds Superman and puts him on trial before his own friends, he reveals that he is actually Pete Ross who has used both a time-travelling machine and a mind-transfer machine he found in one of Luthor's lairs to draw Superboy into the future and switch minds with him. Pete accuses Superman of allowing his son Jon to be taken by aliens. When the jury refuses to convict Superman on this charge, Pete prepares to execute him. But back in Smallville, Superboy, in Pete's body, has broken loose and summoned Krypto. Krypto attacks Pete and frees Superman. Pete and Superboy are restored to their proper bodies and Superman resolves to help Pete recover.

Notes

Story continues from DC Comics Presents (1978 series) #13 and concludes in DC Comics Presents (1978 series) #25, neither of which are reprinted in this volume.

Show/hide 7. The Villains Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Superman; The Flash; Batman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Hawkman; Terra-Man

Credits

Author
Mark Waid
Pencils
Neal Adams (Action 466 & Superman 249)
Ross Andru (Action 491)
Inks
Neal Adams (Action 466 & Superman 249)
Dick Giordano (Action 491)
Letters
Typeset

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from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #466
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #491
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #249
Show/hide 8. The Man Who Murdered the Earth (Superman) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Superman; The Galactic Golem; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

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First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #248 (February 1972)
The Man Who Murdered the Earth!
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #96 ([August 1973?])
The Man Who Murdered the Earth!
 
United Kingdom
The Super Heroes Monthly (Egmont Publishing, 1980 series) v1#8 (May 1981)
The Man Who Murdered the Earth
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #32 (January 1983)
The Man Who Murdered the Earth!
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #248

Synopsis

Luthor gathers galactic matter to create The Galactic Golem, whose desire for hyper-stellar energy leads him into conflict with Superman. After Superman allows Luthor to believe that their conflict has destroyed all civilization, and The Galactic Golem has turned on Luthor, Luthor works with Superman to distract the creature off the planet.

Show/hide 9. The Man Who Murdered Metropolis! (Superman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Morgan Edge; Steve Lombard; Brainiac

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #271

Synopsis

As WGBS employess picket outside the building, they witness a mirror image of the Metorpolis skyline descending from the sky. When Superman investigates, he finds Brainiac, who announces that when the mirror image meets the real skyline, the latter will explode. With the aid of WGBS, Superman convinces Brainiac that his plot has succeeded and that he is mad with rage. With the advantage of his sanity and Brainiac's misunderstanding of the situation, Superman is able to turn the tables on Brainiac and send him off into deep space.

Show/hide 10. The Challenge of Terra-Man (Superman) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Terra-Man

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

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First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #249 (March 1972)
The Challenge of Terra-Man
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #167 ([July 1973?])
The Challenge of Terra-Man
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #249

Synopsis

The appearance of a stagecoach on the streets of Metropolis heralds the arrival of Terra-Man, a character seemingly from a spaghetti western, yet with super-scientific weapons. Superman must contain Terra-Man while dealing with a kryptonian condition known as birth-spells which effects the metabolism of Kryptonians every six years on their Kryptonian birthdays.

Notes

Story includes pastiches of Archie and Edith Bunker from TV's All in the Family.

Show/hide 11. The Parasite's Power Play! (Superman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; The Parasite; Brainiac (statue); Mr. Mxyzptlk; Terra-Man; Josh Coyle; Dan Reed; Steve Lombard; Cathi

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #286

Synopsis

At the Superman Museum, The Parasite intentionally bumps into Lex Luthor in order to steal his voice and command ability. When Superman is knocked down by Luthor's weapons under the control of The Parasite, Luthor transfers Superman's life-force into the Superman statue made from an asteroid that sits outside the museum. The statue knocks The Parasite out of his hovercraft and catches him. When the Parasite tries to drain the powers of the statue, The Parasite's power is drained instead.

Show/hide 12. Superman the Movie Text article, 1 page

Credits

Author
Mark Waid
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 13. The Cast of Characters Text article, 1 page

Credits

Author
Mark Waid
Art
Nick Cardy
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Dick Giordano

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from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #436
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #494
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #287
Show/hide 14. The Newsboy Legion (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Newsboy Legion [Gabby, Jr.; Tommy; Flipper-Dipper; Scrapper, Jr.; Big Words]; Morgan Edge (first appearance); Superman; The Outsiders; Yango

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Al Plastino (some Superman heads)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (Original Editor)
E. Nelson Bridwell (Original Assistant Editor)

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From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #133

Synopsis

Jimmy Olsen's new boss Morgan Edge assigns Jimmy to do a story on the Newsboy Legion and their Whiz Wagon which leads him to the mysteries of the Wild Area and the Outsiders and their leader Yango. Jimmy is joined there by Superman, after he survives an assassination attempt on Clark Kent by Inter-Gang, directed by Morgan Edge.

Notes

Most Superman heads are redrawn by Al Plastino.

Show/hide 15. I Am Curious (Black)! (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Benny the Beret; Dave Stevens

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Vince Colletta
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #106

Synopsis

In order to do a story on the African-American community in Metorpolis, Lois uses a Kryptonian machine to make herself appear African-American. Thus disguised she enters the community and shares some of its everyday experiences with a woman in a tenement slum and an activist on the streets.

Show/hide 16. Who Was That Dog I Saw You with Last Night? (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also as Clark Kent]; Krypto; Chelsea; The Mindbreaker

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

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Also printed
Australia
Superman (Murray, 1978 series) #17 ([June 1980])
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #287

Synopsis

While Superman and Lois enjoy a date, Krypto, who has lost his memories, encounters a dog named Chelsea. When Lois passes out, Superman takes her to a hospital and is spied by Krypto, whose memories flood back. Superman and Krypto trace the gas that knocked out Lois to a gang of thieves using blue smoke-bombs to cover their robberies. When they put a stop to the gang, Lois reaffirms her love for Superman, but Chelsea is not as comfortable with a super-powered suitor.

Show/hide 17. Classic Tales Text article, 1 page

Credits

Author
Mark Waid
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (Superman 238)
Bob Oksner (Superman 298 & 300)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (Superman 238)
Bob Oksner (Superman 298 & 300)

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from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #238
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #298
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #300
Show/hide 18. Superman Breaks Loose (Superman) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Morgan Edge; Sand Superman

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

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First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #233 (January 1971)
Superman Breaks Loose
Also printed
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971 series) (1971)
Superman Breaks Loose
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #150 ([February 1972?])
Superman Breaks Loose
 
United Kingdom
Millennium Edition: Superman 233 (DC, 2001 series) #[nn] (January 2001)
Superman Breaks Loose
 
United States
Superman: Kryptonite Nevermore (DC, 2009 series) ([February] 2009)
Superman Breaks Loose
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #233

Synopsis

A scientific experiment turns all the kryptonite on Earth to iron, as Clark Kent moves from newspaper to television journalism.

Show/hide 19. Must There Be a Superman? (Superman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; The Guardians of the Universe; Green Lantern [Katma Tui]; Mr. Harley; Manuel; Juan

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

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First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #247 (January 1972)
Must There Be a Superman?
Also printed
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1987 series) (1987 [March 1988])
Must There Be a Superman?
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([April] 1989)
Must There Be a Superman?
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #247

Synopsis

The Guardians of the Universe tell Superman that his actions may be impeding the progress of the human race. While Superman considers what they said, he gets involved in the problems in a migrant camp.

Show/hide 20. I Can't Go Home Again (The Private Life of Clark Kent) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Private Life of Clark Kent
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Clark Kent; Pete Ross

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Art
Murphy Anderson
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

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United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #270 (December 1973)
I Can't Go Home Again!
Printed in
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #184 ([February 1975?])
I Can't Go Home Again
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #270

Synopsis

When the plans for a new highway go right through the Kent home in Smallville, Clark returns for one last visit. Pete Ross sees Clark and recalls how he recommended the highway be put through the Kent home to destroy any remaining evidence of Clark's double identity there. But once he meets up with Clark and realizes Clark has taken care of the evidence and wishes to keep his childhood home, he regrets the decision. Clark leads Pete to "discover" Native American artifacts near the Kent property, which necessitates diverting the highway and saves the Kent home.

Show/hide 21. Superman Takes a Wife! (Superman) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-L; also as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane (of Earth-2); Colonel Future; The Wizard; Jimmy Olsen (of Earth-2); George Taylor; Suzie Tompkins; Lucille Tompkins

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

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Based on
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #484 (June 1978)
Superman Takes a Wife!
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #484 (June 1978)
Also printed
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #2 ([June 1979])
Superman Takes a Wife
Printed in
United States
DC Retroactive: Superman - The '70s (DC, 2011 series) #1 (September 2011)
Superman Takes a Wife!
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #484

Synopsis

On Earth-2 in the 1950's, Colonel Future teams with The Wizard to make Superman cease to exist. Clark Kent, with no memory of his career as Superman, continues the fight against crime as a crusading reporter. His new-found boldness attracts the attention of Lois, and they marry. But it also attracts the attention of Captain Future's gang, and they try to eliminate him. When Clark doesn't even realize an attempt has been made on his life, Lois begins to suspect again that he is Superman. She seeks out the Wizard, who though now living as a bum, had previously claimed to be responsible for Superman's disappearance. The Wizard restores Superman, who sends The Wizard's wand into space, resumes his career as Superman, and re-affirms his marriage vows with Lois in a Kryptonian ceremony at his secret citadel in the mountains near Metropolis.

Notes

Colonel Future is named after writer Edmond Hamilton and in tribute to the pulp character he wrote, Captain Future.

Show/hide 22. Contributors Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Characters
Kal-El

Credits

Author
Jerry Bails
Paul Kupperberg
Richard Morrissey
Mark Waid
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner

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From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #300 [illo only]

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38549

Cover added

  • 23/10/2010

Index completed

  • 23/10/2010