Superman in the Sixties

DC Comics

United States

Published
[September] 1999
Page count
248
Cover price
19.95 USD; 31.00 CAD
Colour
Colour
Size
Silver Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Soft card
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic
Branding
DC Bullet
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/348521

Credits

Editing
Dale Crain (Editor, Collected Edition)
Michael Wright (Assistant Editor, Collected Edition)
Mort Weisinger (Editor, Original Series)
E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor, Original Series)

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
typeset
Editing
Dale Crain (Editor, Collected Edition)
Michael Wright (Assistant Editor, Collected Edition)
Mort Weisinger (Editor, Original Series)
E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor, Original Series)

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Printed in
from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2 [Superman figure]

Notes

Date listed is on sale date. Cover uses only main figure from original cover. Al Plastino credited for cover inks in item. When asked in February 2009 by Bryan Stroud, Plastino said he was "pretty sure" the entire cover was inked by Stan Kaye, which agrees with the credit from the GCD index of the original printing.

Show/hide 1. Superman in the Sixties Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Superman; Luma Lynai

Credits

Art
Jim Mooney
Letters
typeset

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From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #289 [see notes]

Notes

Title page. The artwork consists of a single panel from the story in Action #289, blown up, with a new background, and with Luma Lynai colored as if she were Supergirl.

Show/hide 2. Dedication Page (Superman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

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From GCD
from ? [illustration]

Notes

This volume dedicated to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Show/hide 3. Table of Contents Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 2 pages

Credits

Art
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. Introduction Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 4 pages

Credits

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Curt Swan (illustration)
Inks
George Klein (illustration)
Letters
typeset

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From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #156 [illustration]
Show/hide 5. The Mythology (Superman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lara; Jor-El

Credits

Script
KC Carlson
Pencils
Curt Swan (cover repros)
Inks
Stan Kaye (Superman #141 cover repro)
Sheldon Moldoff (Superman #146 cover repro)
George Klein (Superman #187 cover repro)
Letters
typeset
? (cover repros)

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From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #141 [cover repro]
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #146 [cover repro]
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #187 [cover repro]

Notes

Introduction to this section of the book. Inks for cover of Superman #141 credited to Wayne Boring in item; Stan Kaye credit from GCD index of original issue.

Show/hide 6. "Best wishes from your friend Superman" (Superman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
?
Wayne Boring
Inks
?
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #3

Notes

The Superman figure was taken from the cover of Superman (DC, 1939 series) #53, with a redrawn cape and new background.

Show/hide 7. The Story of Superman's Life! (Superman) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Superboy; also as Superbaby]; Jor-El; Zor-El; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lex Luthor (cameo); Lana Lang; Krypto; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Krypton; Superboy robot; green kryptonite

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #146

Synopsis

Recap of Superman's life beginning with his escape from the destruction of Krypton, through his adoption and raising by the Kents, his training and career as Superboy, up to his leaving Smallville for Metropolis and joining the Daily Planet after the deaths of his adoptive parents.

Show/hide 8. Flag of Krypton (Superman) Comic story, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Letters
typeset

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From GCD
from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1
Show/hide 9. The Last Days of Ma and Pa Kent! (Superman; An Untold Story of Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman; An Untold Story of Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Superboy]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Pegleg Morgan; Blackbeard; Lana Lang; Lex Luthor; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Phantom Zone

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Al Plastino

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From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #161

Synopsis

On the anniversary of his adoptive parents' deaths, Superman recalls how he, as Superboy, sent his parents on a Caribbean cruise on which they contracted the fever plague that, despite his best efforts to cure them, led to their sad passing.

Show/hide 10. Superman's Return to Krypton! Part I: Superman Meets Jor-El and Lara Again! (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jor-El; Lara; Superman [Kal-El]; Lyla Lerrol; Professor Galsworthy

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #141

Synopsis

Superman accidentally travels through time and across space to Krypton, where he meets actress Lyla Lerrol and his parents.

Show/hide 11. Part II: Superman's Kryptonian Romance (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Lyla Lerrol; Jor-El; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Clark; Snark McGill [using the alias Gregg Halliday]; Brainiac; Koko

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #141

Synopsis

Superman romances Lyla and witnesses Jonathan Kent's proposal to Martha, while Brainiac shrinks and steals Kandor.

Show/hide 12. Superman's Return to Krypton! Part III: The Surprise of Fate! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Jor-El; Lara; Lyla Lerrol

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #141

Synopsis

Superman accidentally escapes Krypton, leaving behind Lyla.

Show/hide 13. Map of Krypton (Superman) Illustration, 2 pages
Show/hide 14. The Lair of Brainiac! (Superboy; An Untold Story of Superbaby) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy; An Untold Story of Superbaby
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent; also as Superbaby]; Brainiac; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Krypto (cameo); Tagor; Renlo; Koko; Jor-El (cameo); Lara (cameo)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

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From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #106

Synopsis

Brainiac kidnaps baby Kal-El intending to blackmail Jor-El into turning over one of his inventions, but under a yellow sun baby Kal-El gains super-powers and proves more than Brainiac can handle.

Notes

Brainiac mentions that his home planet is Bryak, and that its population was wiped out by a plague. An editor's note says that Brainiac has a 200-year lifespan.

Show/hide 15. The Cast of Characters (Superman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Lori Lemaris; Legion of Super-Heroes [Element Lad; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy]; Chief Parker; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Perry White; Lois Lane; John F. Kennedy [as Clark Kent]

Credits

Script
KC Carlson
Pencils
Curt Swan (cover repros)
Inks
George Klein (Action #285 cover repro)
Sheldon Moldoff (Action #309 cover repro)
Stan Kaye (Superman #139 cover repro)
Letters
typeset
? (cover repros)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #285 [cover repro]
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #309 [cover repro]
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #139 [cover repro]

Notes

Introduction to this section of the book. The cover repro for Action #285 is somewhat trimmed. Sheldon Moldoff credited for inking of the cover of Superman #139 in item; Kaye credit from GCD index of original publication.

Show/hide 16. Superman's Super-Courtship! (Supergirl) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Cupid (cameo); Superman; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Helen of Troy; Rhondous; Patronius; Legion of Super-Heroes [Phantom Girl [also as Phantom Woman]; Cosmic Boy [as Cosmic Man]; Saturn Girl [also as Saturn Woman]; Lightning Lad [also as Lightning Man]; Chameleon Boy [as Chameleon Man]; Triplicate Girl [as Triplicate Woman]; Sun Boy [as Sun Man]]; Jor-El (in photo); Lara (in photo); Zor-El (in photo); Allura (in photo); Luma Lynai

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #289 (June 1962)
Superman's Super-Courtship!
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #496 (February 1983)
Superman's Super-Courtship!
Printed in
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #12 ([November 1962?])
Superman's Super-Courtship!
Also printed
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
Superman's Super-Courtship!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
Superman's Super-Courtship!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #2 ([December] 2008)
Superman's Super-Courtship
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #289

Synopsis

Supergirl tries to play matchmaker for her cousin Superman with Helen of Troy, Saturn Woman, and Luma Lynai of Staryl, but realizes she needs to leave Superman's love life up to fate.

Show/hide 17. How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton (Superman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superbaby [Kal-El]; Krypto

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2 (1960 [January 1961])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
Also printed
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #100 (October 1962)
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #13 ([February 1963?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #5 ([June 1969?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #119 ([July 1969])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #1 ([March 1970?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #85 ([July 1971?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #96 ([May 1973?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #31 ([November 1977?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #1 ([December 1978?])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982])
How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
 
Australia
World of Krypton (Murray, 1982) (1982)
How the Super-Family Came to Earth From Krypton
From GCD
from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2
Show/hide 18. The Last Days of Superman! Part I: Superman's Death Sentence! (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superman Emergency Squad; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El (flashback); Tharb-El (flashback); Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Perry White; Supergirl; Krypto; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy]; Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite; Kandor; Superman robots; Flying Newsroom

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #156

Synopsis

A Kryptonian artifact containing samples of Virus X crashes on Earth, and though Superman drives it deep underground with a huge boulder, he appears to have been exposed to the virus, which kills Kryptonians in 30 days.

Show/hide 19. Part II: The Super-Comrades of All Time! (Superman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Superman Emergency Squad; Legion of Super-Heroes [Bouncing Boy; Triplicate Girl; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid; Shrinking Violet]; Supergirl; Krypto; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lori Lemaris; Kandor; Superman robots; Flying Newsroom

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #156

Synopsis

As Superman lies near death, Supergirl recruits Superman's allies to help perform all the great tasks Superman planned to do before he died to secure the safe future of Earth.

Notes

Cosmic Boy is mistakenly referred to as Cosmic King in one panel.

Show/hide 20. Part III: Superman's Last Day of Life! (Superman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen; Superman Emergency Squad; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Shrinking Violet; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Bouncing Boy; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy]; Lois Lane; Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Lana Lang; Lyla Lerrol (flashback); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lori Lemaris; Krypto; Mon-El; Tharb-El; Phantom Zone; Flying Newsroom; Superman robots

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #156

Synopsis

After Superman says his final good-byes, Supergirl discovers that Superman was not exposed to Virus X, and Mon-El is finally able to make contact from the Phantom Zone to reveal the real cause of Superman's distress.

Show/hide 21. Secrets of the Fortress of Solitude (Superman) Text article, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #3 (Summer 1961)

Notes

Guide to the following sequence. Re-typeset from original.

Show/hide 22. The Secrets of the Fortress of Solitude (Superman) Illustration, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent] (statue); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (statue); Robin [Dick Grayson] (statue); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (statue); Linda Lee (statue); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Jonathan Kent (statue); Martha Kent (statue); Superboy (statue); Lois Lane (statue); Jimmy Olsen (statue); Perry White (statue); Kandor; Fortress of Solitude

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #3

Notes

Cut-away view of the Fortress of Solitude.

Show/hide 23. Lois Lane's Super-Daughter! (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Linda Lee; Kara Zor-El]; Miss Hart; Mrs. Clayton; Clark Kent robot; Linda Lee robot

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #7 ([June 1970?])
From GCD
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #20

Synopsis

In this imaginary story, after Superman reveals his secret identity to Lois, Lois and Clark marry, and Clark reveals that his Kryptonian cousin also resides on Earth. He suggests they adopt Linda, but the orphanage insists that Lois quit her job first. Though Lois feels left out as Superman and Supergirl go out on missions, she tries to make the best of the situation, until a series of misunderstandings causes the investigator from the orphanage to revoke the adoption.

Show/hide 24. The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads (Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman Revenge Squad; Batman Revenge Squad ["Cash" Carew; "Barney the Blast"; The "Flamethrower"]; Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; James Gordon

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Neal Adams

Reprint history

From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #175

Synopsis

A group of thugs form the Batman Revenge Squad, getting the attention of the Superman Revenge Squad, who fear the Batman Revenge Squad will interfere with their plans to attack Superman during the upcoming annual contest where Superman pits his crime-fighting skills against Batman's.

Show/hide 25. Part II: To the Victor Comes Death! (Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman Revenge Squad; Batman Revenge Squad; Flash [Barry Allen]; Jim Gordon; gold kryptonite

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Neal Adams

Reprint history

From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #175

Synopsis

The Revenge Squads rig the trophies that Superman and Batman win in their contests so that they can kill the heroes by remote-control, but Robin and Jimmy discover the tampering and trace the activation signal back to the villains.

Show/hide 26. Classic Tales (Superman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Luma Lynai; Supergirl; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Script
KC Carlson
Pencils
Curt Swan (cover repros)
Inks
George Klein (Action #289 & Superman #164 cover repros)
Stan Kaye (Superman #149 cover repro)
Letters
typeset
? (cover repros)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #289 [cover repro]
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #149 [cover repro]
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #164 [cover repro]

Notes

Introduction to this section of the book. Cover inks for Superman #149 credited to Sheldon Moldoff in item; Kaye credit from GCD index of original printing.

Show/hide 27. The Impossible Mission! (Superboy) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Tad Lincoln; Lex Luthor; John Wilkes Booth; red kryptonite

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
George Papp

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #85 (December 1960)
The Impossible Mission!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #30 ([January 1962])
The Impossible Mission!
 
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #11 (June 1965)
The Impossible Mission!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #8 ([November 1966?])
The Impossible Mission
 
United States
Superman: Past and Future (DC, 2008 series) ([December] 2008)
The Impossible Mission!

Synopsis

Superboy travels to the past to prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but runs into the adult Lex Luthor who immobilizes Superboy with red kryptonite. When Luthor realizes he has prevented Superboy from saving Lincoln, he remorsefully flees the past in his time machine.

Show/hide 28. Part I: The Showdown between Luthor and Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El (flashback)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #164 (October 1963)
The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman! [part 1]
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #59 ([July 1964?])
The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman (Part I)
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) —80 Page Giant Magazine G-84
The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #19 ([May 1972?])
The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman (Part I)
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
The Showdown between Luthor and Superman
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #164

Synopsis

When Luthor escapes from jail, he challenges Superman to meet him in a fair fight without his super powers. The two head to a desert-like world where they brawl until Superman knocks out the villain. Luthor retaliates by using secret weapons hidden in his shirt pocket.

Show/hide 29. Part II: The Super-Duel! (Superman) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Jor-El (hallucination); Lara (hallucination)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #164

Synopsis

While Superman struggles to survive, Luthor meets the few remaining inhabitants of the planet and becomes their hero when he reactivates their scientific machines and temporarily solves their water shortage problem. But Superman finds Luthor, defeats him in combat, and returns him to prison on Earth, after providing the people of the planet with sufficient water on which to survive.

Notes

The planet is unnamed here, but its inhabitants will rename it Lexor in honor of their hero sometime after this story.

Show/hide 30. The Sweetheart Superman Forgot! (Superman) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Jim White]; Sally Selwyn; Digby Selwyn; Hawkins; Bart Benson; Lori Lemaris; Aquaman (off-panel); Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #165

Synopsis

Under the influence of a strange type of red kryptonite, Superman loses his powers and his memory. He wanders onto a farm, where he meets and romances Sally Selwyn, assuming the name Jim White. But Bart Benson wants Sally for himself and tries to sabotage "Jim" at every turn, eventually knocking "Jim" into a river. Saved by Aquaman and Lori Lemaris, Superman awakens recovered, but with no memory of his time as Jim White.

Show/hide 31. Relevance (Superman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Script
KC Carlson
Art
Neal Adams (Action #358 & Superman #215 cover repros)
Joe Kubert (Superman #216 cover repro)
Letters
typeset
? (cover repros)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #358
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #215
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #216

Notes

Introduction to this section of the book.

Show/hide 32. Superman's Mission for President Kennedy! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; President John F. Kennedy; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; John Glenn (cameo); Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Supergirl (cameo)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
E. Nelson Bridwell
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #170 (July 1964)
Superman's Mission for President Kennedy!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #64 (December 1964)
Superman's Mission For President Kennedy!
Adapted
United States
The Amazing World of Superman, Metropolis Edition (DC, 1973 series) (1973)
Superman's Mission for President Kennedy!  (Selected scenes only - two pages)
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #170

Synopsis

Superman joins President Kennedy's campaign for physical fitness.

Show/hide 33. Giant Superman Annual #1 ad (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Superbaby; also as Superboy]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Krypto; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Jor-El; Lana Lang; Lori Lemaris; Perry White

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from ?

Notes

This is actually a promo for the facsimile edition reprint, but modeled on the original house ad, with only the prefix "Re-" added in front of "Presenting".

Show/hide 34. Lighthearted Fun (Tales of the Bizarro World; Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Bizarro World; Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Bizarro; Superboy; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen; Superman

Credits

Script
KC Carlson
Pencils
Curt Swan (Adventure #285 & 298 cover repros)
Neal Adams (Jimmy Olsen #118 cover repro)
Inks
Stan Kaye (Adventure #285 cover repro)
George Klein (Adventure #298 cover repro)
Neal Adams (Jimmy Olsen #118 cover repro)
Letters
typeset
? (cover repros)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #285 [cover repro]
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #298 [cover repro]
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #118 [cover repro]

Notes

Introduction to this section of the book. Inking for Adventure covers credited to Sheldon Moldoff in item; Kaye and Klein credits from GCD indexes of original printings.

Show/hide 35. The Giant Turtle Man! (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lori Lemaris; Goxo; Fortress of Solitude

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Thrilling Wonder Stories (Better Publications, 19--? series) (July 1940)
 
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #53 (June 1961)
The Giant Turtle Man!
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #3 ([September 1968?])
The Giant Turtle Man
Printed in
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #8 ([November 1961?])
The Giant Turtle Man!
Also printed
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #104 (September 1967)
The Giant Turtle Man!
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #3 ([September 1968?])
The Giant Turtle Man
 
United States
Superman: The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen (DC, 2007 series) ([July] 2007)
The Giant Turtle Man!
From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #53

Synopsis

Jimmy finds an enlarging ray-gun and accidentally fires it through a turtle, striking himself, turning him into a giant turtle-man. When Jimmy begins to collect tons of steel objects, dumping them in an island volcano, Superman is called out to stop him. But Lori Lemaris tells Superman that an Atlantean criminal created the ray-gun and controlled Jimmy telepathically as part of a plan to protect pirate treasure buried on the volcanic island. Superman restores Jimmy with Brainiac's shrinking ray and recovers the pirate loot.

Notes

Inspired by the cover of the July 1940 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories.

Show/hide 36. The Halloween Pranks of the Bizarro Supermen! (Tales of the Bizarro World) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Bizarro World
Genre
Superhero; humor
Characters
Bizarro; Bizarro Lois, Bizarro-Krypto; Bizarro-Lana Lang; Bizarro-Kltpzyxm; Krypto; Bizarro-Luthor; blue kryptonite

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #294

Synopsis

On Bizarro world, it's the adults who wear masks and play pranks on Halloween. But when Bizarro No. 1 plays cruel tricks on him, Bizarro-Krypto searches for a better companion.

Notes

Inking credited to George Klein on item; Forte credit from Bob Hughes. For Halloween, the Bizarros wear Mickey Mantle, Jerry Lewis, John F. Kennedy, and Marilyn Monroe masks.

Show/hide 37. The Romance of Superbaby and Baby Lois! (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane (cameo), Fortress of Solitude

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #42

Synopsis

Lois receives a blow to the head that causes a temporary personality change. She ruthlessly blackmails Superman into marrying her, but her efforts are complicated when she uses a rejuvenation spray from Superman's Fortress of Solitude that makes her and Superman appear progressively younger.

Show/hide 38. Superman Around the World! (Superman) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #5

Notes

Reprints of foreign comic covers featuring Superman; from Italy, Sweden, Mexico, and Brazil.

Show/hide 39. Strange Transformations (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
KC Carlson
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein (Jimmy Olsen #81)
Mike Esposito (Jimmy Olsen #116)
Sheldon Moldoff (Lois Lane #27)
Letters
typeset
? (cover repros)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #81 [cover repro]
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #116 [cover repro]
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #27

Notes

The text of this page is much briefer than the text of the section intro pages, so the cover repros are larger. But oddly, they are not reproduced in color, nor are full credits given for them in the Table of Contents.

Show/hide 40. The Bizarro Invasion of Earth! (Superman) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Bizarro #1; Bizarros; Perry White; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #169 [see notes]

Synopsis

The Bizarro Supermen come to Earth and perform "good deeds."

Notes

Also known as "The Great DC Contest!" The contest of this story is that the letters D and C only appeared once, at the bottom of page 3 as "CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE FOLLOWING". But the irony is in this reprint, DC eliminated that caption, while still challenging the reader to find the hidden letters!

Show/hide 41. The Red-Headed Beatle of 1,000 B.C.! (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Samson [Mighty Youth]; Kasmir; Ben-Robba; Delilah; Superman

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
George Papp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #79

Synopsis

Jimmy is tricked by the villain Kasmir into piloting a Legion time bubble into the past for him. Once there, Kasmir turns on Jimmy, but he is rescued by Mighty Youth. Later Kasmir takes his revenge by framing Jimmy as a thief, and he is thrown in jail. Jimmy is released by Mighty Youth, who reveals himself as Samson. Kasmir follows Samson and Jimmy to Samson's fortress, but Samson once again saves Jimmy, just before Superman arrives to rescue Jimmy and return Kasmir to the 30th century.

Show/hide 42. Meet the Legion of Super-Pets! (Superboy) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Comet, the Super-Horse; Krypto; Beppo, the Super-Monkey; Streaky, the Super-Cat

Reprint history

From GCD
from ?
Show/hide 43. Contributors Biography (nonfictional), 2 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Short biographies of the primary creators of the stories in this volume.

Show/hide 44. The Superman Family Text article, 1 page

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6

Notes

Key to the Superman Family portrait. Re-typeset from original.

Show/hide 45. The Superman Family Illustration, 2 pages

Featuring

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 [Kara Zor-El]; Professor Potter; Bizarro No. 1; Lara (statue); Jor-El (statue); Beppo, the Super-monkey; Lori Lemaris

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6

Notes

The original was one page sideways; this reprint is enlarged to a two-page foldout, and is not sideways.

Show/hide 46. The Sixties... (Superman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Kurt Schaffenberger (Superman figure)
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #20 [Superman figure]

Notes

Date listed is on sale date. Cover uses only main figure from original cover. Al Plastino credited for cover inks in item. When asked in February 2009 by Bryan Stroud, Plastino said he was "pretty sure" the entire cover was inked by Stan Kaye, which agrees with the credit from the GCD index of the original printing.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38983

Entry created

  • 04/01/2015

Cover added

  • 06/10/2010

Index completed

  • 06/10/2010

Last updated

  • 04/01/2015