(1960 [January 1961])

DC, 1960 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1960-11-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All American Printing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

An All-Star Line-Up of the Greatest Super-Villains Ever Featured! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Titano; The Thing from 40,000 A.D.; Metallo; Brainiac; Bizarro #1; The Invulnerable Enemy; green kryptonite
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Though DC credits the inking of at least the main figure to Al Plastino in the Superman in the Sixties reprint, when asked in February 2009 by Bryan Stroud, Plastino said he was "pretty sure" the entire cover was inked by Stan Kaye.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

Superman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Invulnerable Enemy (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Invulnerable Enemy; Barnum Bolton; Lex Luthor (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
A petrified spaceman is brought back to life by Lex Luthor and rampages through Metropolis collecting pieces of broken glass along the way.
Reprints:

The Menace of Metallo! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Metallo [John Corben] (intro, villain); Professor Vale; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Criminal John Corben, who is nearly killed in an auto accident, is given a robot body powered by uranium. When he is hit by bullets meant for Lois, she assumes he is really Superman. Recognizing a good idea, Corben impersonates Superman to collect more uranium. Running out of sources of uranium, Corben learns that he can also be powered by kryptonite. But he doesn't realize that the kryptonite he steals is fake, prop kryptonite and collapses.
Reprints:

Titano the Super-Ape! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Titano (intro, villain, origin, formerly Toto); Lois Lane; green kryptonite
Synopsis:
Lois befriends the intelligent chimp Toto just before he is sent into orbit inside a satellite. While in orbit, the satellite passes by a collision of a uranium metorite with a kryptonite one, which causes the chimp to grow to enormous size and shoot kryptonite beams from his eyes. Because of this change, Lois re-names him Titano. Though not meaning any harm, Titano poses a threat to humanity and Superman, so the army traps the giant chimp, planning to execute him. But Lois devises a way to block Titano's kryptonite vision so Superman can send him into the past where he cannot harm anyone.
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The Thing from 40,000 A.D.! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Thing from 40,000 A.D. (intro, villain, death); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
A protoplasmic being appears in Metropolis with the power to assume any form - including Superman's, complete with super powers, this inevitably results in a super-showdown with the Man of Steel.
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The Amazing Bizarro (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Bizarro #1 (intro, origin); Professor Dalton; Martha Kent; Superboy Robots; Melissa
Synopsis:
Professor Dalton's duplicator ray produces flawed results including an imperfect Superboy - Bizarro, who is befriended by sightless girl Melissa.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"The Thing of Steel" Chapter I. 1st appearance of Bizarro.

Superman's Super Vision (Table of Contents)

Superman / text article / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
Superhero
Reprints:

The Runaway Super-Creature (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Bizarro #1; Martha Kent; Melissa; green kryptonite
Synopsis:
Superboy attempts to subdue Bizarro with green kryptonite, but discovers that he is immune to it, he then uses a dummy of Melissa to lure dim witted Bizarro into a military trap.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"The Thing of Steel" Chapter II.

Glossary of Kryptonian Names (Table of Contents)

Superman / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring?
Inks:
Wayne Boring?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Jor-El; Lara

The Battle with Bizarro (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Bizarro #1; Melissa; Krypton (flashback); green kryptonite (flashback)
Synopsis:
The army cannot stop Bizarro but his will is sapped when he realises that blind Melissa only likes him because she cannot see his face. Superboy finds his imperfect duplicate's one weakness but the desperately unhappy Bizarro goes meekly to meet his fate, the resulting explosion restoring Melissa's sight. Superboy wonders if Bizarro knew that his demise would cure Melissa's blindness.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"The Thing of Steel" Chapter III.

How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Reprints:

The Super-Duel in Space (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Brainiac (intro, villain); Lois Lane; Koko; Kandor (intro); Professor Kimda (intro); Krypton (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superbaby (flashback); Superboy (flashback); Fortress of Solitude
Synopsis:
While on an experimental rocket, Clark and Lois encounter the alien Brainiac, who plans to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth and then use them to repopulate his planet. Superman gets inside Brainiac’s ship when the villain snatches Metropolis and there finds a bottle with the Kryptonian city of Kandor. He enters the bottle and with the help of a scientist there restores the cities of Earth while Brainiac lies in suspended animation for his trip home. Because there is not enough power to restore Kandor, Superman places the city in his Fortress, as Brainiac rockets away empty-handed.
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Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Brainiac and Kandor

[page 2 of two-page origin] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

not from Action #1 as stated

Bizarro--The Super-Creature of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Bizarro #1
Reprints:

The Thing from 40,000 A.D. (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Thing from 40,000 A.D.; Lois Lane
Reprints:

The Invulnerable Enemy! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Invulnerable Enemy
Reprints:

The Super-Duel in Space (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Brainiac
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. An All-Star Line-Up of the Greatest Super-Villains Ever Featured!
    Superman
  2. 1. Table of Contents
    Superman
  3. 2. The Invulnerable Enemy
    Superman
  4. 3. The Menace of Metallo!
    Superman
  5. 4. Titano the Super-Ape!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Thing from 40,000 A.D.!
    Superman
  7. 6. The Amazing Bizarro
    Superboy
  8. 7. Superman's Super Vision
    Superman
  9. 8. The Runaway Super-Creature
    Superboy
  10. 9. Glossary of Kryptonian Names
    Superman
  11. 10. The Battle with Bizarro
    Superboy
  12. 11. How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
    Superman
  13. 12. The Super-Duel in Space
    Superman
  14. 13. [page 2 of two-page origin]
    Superman
  15. 14. Bizarro--The Super-Creature of Steel!
    Superboy
  16. 15. The Thing from 40,000 A.D.
    Superman
  17. 16. The Invulnerable Enemy!
    Superman
  18. 17. The Super-Duel in Space
    Superman
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