(August 1964)

DC, 1964 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
8 times yearly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue only titled "80 PAGE GIANT." Subsequent issues are titled "80 PAGE GIANT Magazine."

Originally advertised in DC books cover-dated August 1964 as Giant Superman Annual #9 before the decision was made to consolidate all DC's "Annual" books into one series. The word "Giant" in the logo was hastily re-lettered as a burst that reads "80 pg. Giant," but the outline of the word "Giant" can still clearly be seen along the bottom of the burst.


Superman's Most Fabulous Imaginary Adventures! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Super-Menace

Indexer Notes

This issue only titled: 80 Page Giant

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover

The Revenge of Luthor! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Luthor; Lana Lang; Lois Lane; Perry White; "Flashy" Burke
Synopsis:
Exposure to Red Kryptonite seemingly causes Superman and Superboy to exist simultaneously, Luthor takes advantage by trapping Superboy and forcing Superman to choose between Lois and Lana.
Reprints:
Keywords:
red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

a dream story

The Old Man of Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El; also as Superwoman]; Lucy Lane; Lex Luthor; Krypto; Lana Lang; Bizarro
Synopsis:
Superman inadvertently smashes through the time barrier into the future - but emerges as an old man with no super powers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

A dream story.

Claire Kent, Alias Super-Sister! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent; Claire Kent; Super-Sister]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Shar-La
Synopsis:
When Superboy saves a spacecraft from a crash landing, the pilot Shar-La, takes exception to his chauvinistic manner and transforms him into a girl.
Reprints:

The Superman Book That Couldn't Be Finished (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Jimmy is having difficulties finishing his first novel. Superman helps his pal by taking him into the future and bringing back a copy of the finished book.
Reprints:

Ma and Pa Kent Adopt Supergirl! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [Linda Lee, Linda Kent]; Superman; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Lex Luthor; Bob Benson; Squawky the Super-Parrot
Synopsis:
In a story from before she became the Danvers' daughter, Linda dreams of being adopted by the Kents.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

a dream story

Chapter I: The Super-Brat from Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Super-Menace: Wolf Derek; Bonnie Derek; Jor-El (Flashback; Cameo); Lara (Flashback; Cameo); Jonathan Kent (Cameo); Martha Kent (Cameo); Superbaby [Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
A freak accident creates a duplicate of Kal-El's rocket including a double of it's tiny passenger. On Earth, Kal's doppelganger is adopted by a crooked couple, the Dereks, and becomes Super-Brat.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

a 3 part story without an overall title.

Chapter 2 The Young Super-Bully (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Krypto; Lana Lang; Super-Menace; Wolf Derek; Bonnie Derek; Super-Bully
Synopsis:
Now a teenager, Super-Bully tries to steal Clark's life but doesn't bargain for Krypto's super-sense of smell as the Dog of Steel is not fooled.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

a 3 part story; on 1st page of Chapter I, this chapter is listed as "Chapter II: The Young Super-Bully!"

Chapter III Superman vs. Super-Menace! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crime Lords; Superman [Clark Kent]; Super-Menace; Wolf Derek; Bonnie Derek
Synopsis:
Now grown to manhood and significantly, immune to Kryptonite, Super-Menace battles the Man of Steel, however on the verge of victory he learns the truth about himself and the evil Dereks.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

a 3 part story

The Superman Legend (Table of Contents)

Superman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Condensed version of Superman's life.

Watch for These Great Stories in the Third Issue of the Giant Lois Lane Annual (Co-Starring Lana Lang!) (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan; Win Mortimer
Inks:
Ray Burnley; Stan Kaye; Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #21] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Small cover reprint

[Adventure Comics #211] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Small cover reprint

[Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #17] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Small cover reprint
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman's Most Fabulous Imaginary Adventures!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  3. 2. The Revenge of Luthor!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Old Man of Metropolis!
    Superman
  5. 4. Claire Kent, Alias Super-Sister!
    Superboy
  6. 5. The Superman Book That Couldn't Be Finished
    Jimmy Olsen
  7. 6. Ma and Pa Kent Adopt Supergirl!
    Supergirl
  8. 7. Chapter I: The Super-Brat from Krypton
    Superman
  9. 8. Chapter 2 The Young Super-Bully
    Superman
  10. 9. Chapter III Superman vs. Super-Menace!
    Superman
  11. 10. The Superman Legend
    Superman
  12. 11. Watch for These Great Stories in the Third Issue of the Giant Lois Lane Annual (Co-Starring Lana Lang!)
    Lois Lane
  13. 12. [Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #21]
  14. 13. [Adventure Comics #211]
  15. 14. [Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #17]
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