Superman Supacomic

Published
1982
Page count
324
Cover price
$2.20
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
Branding
Murray Comics (Red)
 
Murray Comics (Red)

Issue contents Hide all

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

"Giant 324 Action Pages The largest comic every published"

Featuring

Feature
Superman Family
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan (original)
Inks
Neal Adams (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #182 (March-April 1977)

Notes

This cover appears to be redrawn/traced from the original.

Show/hide 1. Judge, Jury... And No Justice (Superman and Superboy) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Job code
S-3180

Credits

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #14 (October 1979)
Also printed
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #66 (November 1985)
 
United States
Superman in the Seventies (DC, 2000 series) ([October] 2000)

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.

Show/hide 2. The Ghost that Haunted Clark Kent (Superman) Comic story, 7 pages
Show/hide 3. The Great Space-Travel Hoax (Superman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #509 (July 1980)
Show/hide 4. The Coupon Caper (The Private Life of Clark Kent) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Private Life of Clark Kent
Genre
Superhero
Job code
S-3424

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell, associate

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #204 (November-December 1980)
Show/hide 5. Lois' Dream Scoop (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Job code
S-3584

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Shelly Leferman
Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell (Associate Editor)

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #208 (July 1981)

Synopsis

Lois Lane stumbles onto an FBI investigation of a crooked congressman.

Show/hide 6. The Day Lois Lane Walked All Over Superman (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Job code
J-4574

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Vince Colletta
Editing
Dennis O'Neil

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #183 (May-June 1977)
Also printed
Australia
Lois Lane Comic (KGM, 1975 series) #121 ([September 1977?])

Synopsis

Dr. Predor astrally displaces Superman from his body and Lois must re-unite them.

Show/hide 7. The Day Lois Lost her Mind (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Job code
D-906

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Editing
Mort Weisinger (Original)
Dorothy Woolfolk
Ethan C. Mordden (assistant)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #35 (August 1962)
 (Lois Lane's Other Life)
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #14 ([June 1963?])
 
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #12 ([June 1975?])
 
Australia
Lois Lane Comic (KGM, 1975 series) #124 ([March 1978?])
Version original
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #122 (May 1972)
Show/hide 8. The Exposé Exposé (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Genre
Super-hero
Job code
S-3580

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell, associate

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #207 (May-June 1981)
Show/hide 9. Prince of the Wolf-Pack (Superboy) Comic story, 15 pages
Show/hide 10. The Scrambled Egg-Hunt (Superbaby) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superbaby
Genre
Super-hero
Job code
S-3637

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Dave Hunt
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
The New Adventures of Superboy (DC, 1980 series) #19 (July 1981)
Show/hide 11. This Planet Is Condemned (Superboy) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Job code
S-3354

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Dave Hunt
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
The New Adventures of Superboy (DC, 1980 series) #7 (July 1980)

Synopsis

An alien race attempts to get Superboy to move to their world

Show/hide 12. The Day of the Alien Scoop (Superboy's Secret Diary) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy's Secret Diary
Genre
Superhero
Job code
S-3452

Credits

Script
E Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
Kim DeMulder
Letters
Albert DeGuzman
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
The New Adventures of Superboy (DC, 1980 series) #12 (December 1980)

Synopsis

Eight year old Superboy gives Perry White the story of his origin.

Show/hide 13. The Super-Dog From Krypton (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sy Barry
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (Managing Editor), Mort Weisinger (story editor)
George Kashdan (story editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #210 (March 1955)
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #85 ([March 1956?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #17 ([April 1961?])
 
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #165 (May-June 1970)
 (80 Page Giant G71)
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #7 ([June 1971?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Superboy Comic (Murray, 1976 series) #115 ([April 1979?])
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #9 (May 1981)
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)

Synopsis

A super-powerful dog arrives in Smallville in a rocket complete with written records proving that he is baby Kal-El's puppy who Jor-El used as a test animal when developing his space rockets. Though happy to be reunited with his dog, Superboy needs to make sure that Krypto does not give away his secret identity several times before Krypto leaves for a romp in space.

Notes

Introduction of Krypto. In this story, Krypto acts like a dog.

Show/hide 14. Supergirl's Super-Pet (Supergirl) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 15. It's a Dog's Life (Krypto the Superdog) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Krypto the Superdog
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Dave Hunt
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
The New Adventures of Superboy (DC, 1980 series) #17 (May 1981)
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #49 (June 1984)
Show/hide 16. A Superman's Best Friend is His Superdog (Krypto the Superdog) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Krypto the Superdog
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Mr Mxyzptlk

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #467 (January 1977)
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #31 ([November 1978?])

Notes

Guest starring Mr Mxyzptlk

Show/hide 17. The Supergirl from Krypton (Supergirl) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (May 1959)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
Also printed
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (May 1959)
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #113 ([September 1959?])
 
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #113 ([September 1959?])
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1 ([August] 1960)
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1 ([August] 1960)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #2 ([September 1962?])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #2 ([September 1962?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #334 (March 1966)
 (80 Page Giant G20)
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #334 (March 1966)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #2 (April-May 1973)
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #2 (April-May 1973)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Album (KGM, 1976 series) #7 ([March 1976?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Album (KGM, 1976 series) #7 ([March 1976?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Album (KGM, 1976 series) #7 ([March 1976?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #27 ([December 1977?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #27 ([December 1977?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #27 ([December 1977?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #33 ([March 1979?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #33 ([March 1979?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #19 (Fall 1979)
 
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #19 (Fall 1979)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982?])
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Supergirl (Federal, 1985 series) #5 ([October 1983?])
 
Australia
Supergirl (Federal, 1985 series) #5 ([October 1983?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #[nn] (June 1998)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Action Comics 252 (DC, 2000 series) (July 2000)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 1 (2001)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([November] 2007)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Action Comics 252 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Supergirl from Krypton!

Synopsis

Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.

Notes

Reprints the first appearance and origin of Supergirl.

Show/hide 18. The Earthquake Enchantment (Supergirl) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #205 (January-February 1981)
 (Magic Over Miami)
Also printed
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #204 (November-December 1980)

Notes

Title removed from story in Superman Family 205.

Show/hide 19. Death-Scream From the Sky (Batman and Supergirl) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Job code
J-5866

Credits

Script
Cary Burkett
Art
Jim Aparo
Letters
Jim Aparo
Editing
Paul Levitz (editor)
Vince Colletta (art direction)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #147 (February 1979)
Show/hide 20. Hang-Glide To Nowhere (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Job code
S-3306

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell (Associate Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #201 (May-June 1980)

Synopsis

Steve Lombard is kidnapped while hang-gliding and Jimmy must save the day.

Show/hide 21. The Reporter Nobody Knows (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Job code
S-3336

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell (Associate Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #202 (July-August 1980)

Synopsis

Jimmy Olsen is kidnapped by Moxy Mason who he has revealed to be a crook.

Show/hide 22. Jimmy Olsen, Boy Wonder (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 23. The Blackmailed By-Line (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Job code
s-3188

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Shelly Leferman
Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell, associate

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #199 (January-February 1980)

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (May 2007).

Show/hide 24. The Viking From Valhalla (Superman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #270 (December 1973)
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #181 ([November 1974?])
Show/hide 25. The Miraculous Return of Jonathan Kent (Superman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Job code
S-3328

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #507 (May 1980)
Also printed
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #11 (April 1981)
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
Show/hide 26. The Secret World of Jonathan Kent (Superman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Job code
S-3334

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #508 (June 1980)
Also printed
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #11 (April 1981)
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)

Notes

This comic is printed in single colour sections instead of black. The Superman section is dark blue; Lois Lane section red; Superboy purple; super-pets black; Supergirl orange; Jimmy Olsen green; and final Superman section in orange.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 9

Entry created

  • 21/11/2003

Cover added

  • 23/10/2010

Index completed

  • 09/12/2003

Last updated

  • 13/08/2014