Superman Supacomic #186

Published
April 1975
Page count
68
Cover price
0.30 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Planet Comics (1)
 
Planet Comics (1)

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Protectors of Earth, Inc. (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"Reader--help me! I can't hang on much longer! Save me from being pulled through the Earth--or you will be next!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1700
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #274 (April 1974)
Protectors of Earth, Inc

Synopsis

Superman clutching magazine's logo as force sucks him down into the Earth.

Show/hide 1. Protectors of Earth, Inc. (Superman) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1657
Characters
Protectors of Earth, Inc. (villains); Superman; Clark Kent; Danny; Wade Halibut Jr.; Johnny Nevada; David Trump; Morgan Edge; Steve Lombard; S.T.A.R. Labs

Credits

Writing
Elliot Maggin, scripter [as Elliot S! Maggin]
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #274 (April 1974)
Protectors of Earth, Inc.
Show/hide 2. Doom of the Star Diamond (Justice League of America) Comic story, 26 pages

Featuring

Feature
Justice League of America
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [The Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman; Batman; Martian Manhunter; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superman; Snapper Carr; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (joins)]; Carthan (villain); Xandor

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #4 (April-May 1961)
Doom of the Star Diamond
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #25 ([September 1961?])
Doom of the Star Diamond!
 
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #67 (November-December 1968)
Doom of the Star Diamond  (80 Page Giant G53)
 
United States
Justice League of America Archives (DC, 1994 series) #1 (1992)
Doom of the Star Diamond!
 
United States
World's Best Comics: Silver Age Sampler (DC, 2004 series) (2004)
Doom of the Star Diamond!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Justice League of America (DC, 2006 series) #1 ([December] 2005)
Doom of the Star Diamond
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
Doom Of The Star Diamond

Synopsis

Carthan, banished from his homeworld Dryanna to Earth by his ruler Xandor, attempts to contact the Justice League for help but cannot do so directly. He activates three machines of destruction that hold him to Earth and takes Green Arrow hostage, hoping that the Justice League can deactivate the machines and free him.

Notes

Green Arrow joins the Justice League. Adam Strange and Hawkman were also considered for League membership.

Show/hide 3. The Krypton Connection! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #434 (April 1974)
The Krypton Connection!
Show/hide 4. Trial by Error Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
B-1744
Characters
Bret Hodge; Harriet Hodge; Comtesse Louise de Rochaud

Credits

Writing
Carl Wessler, scripter
Art
Ernesto Patricio, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #158 (July-August 1974)
Trial by Error

Synopsis

Bret and Harriet take refuge from a storm at a French hotel and are framed for murder.


Notes

Issue includes the Trade Practices Act 1974 advertisement.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 887

Entry created

  • 09/12/2003

Cover added

  • 03/12/2019

Index completed

  • 14/11/2004

Last updated

  • 03/12/2019