(June-July 1970)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of March and September
On-sale date:
1970-04-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger; E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Also designated on cover as Giant (DC, 1969 series) #G72 and as G-72 on indicia page.


Special All-Kryptonite Issue! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superboy
Synopsis:
Vignettes from various stories.
Keywords:
Gold Kryptonite; Green Kryptonite; Jewel Kryptonite; Red Kryptonite; White Kryptonite

The Super-Powers of Perry White! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Xasnu (villain); Superman; Perry White; Lois Lane; Masterman; Clark Kent; Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl; Y'Trom
Synopsis:
After being infected by an alien plant, Perry White gains super powers and goes after Superman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor; White Kryptonite

The Great Kryptonite Mystery (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Clark Kent; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis:
Superboy attempts to "vaccinate" himself against Kryptonite.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Rog-Ar (villain); Superman; Quex-Ul; Mon-El; Supergirl; Jax-Ur; Jor-El; Perry White; Rondor creatures
Synopsis:
Superman releases Quex-Ul from the Phantom Zone since he has served his sentence, but Quex-Ul vows revenge on the son of the man who pronounced him guilty. However, when Quex-Ul displays heroic behavior, Superman wonders if he was truly guilty and travels back in time to Krypton to witness Quex-Ul being hypnotized into believing himself guilty. When Supergirl tells Quex-Ul he is innocent, he sacrifices himself to keep Superman from being exposed to a Gold Kryptonite trap he has set for him. In doing so, Quex-Ul loses his powers and memory, so Superman sets him up in a new life in Metropolis.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; gold kryptonite; green kryptonite; Krypton; Phantom Zone

The Invasion of the Super-Ants! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
When giant ants invade Metropolis, Superman uses Red Kryptonite to alter his head to resemble an ant's, so that he can communicate with the ants, who have kidnapped Lois Lane. He learns that they have come to warn Earth of the dangers of atomic war, which destroyed their home world.
Reprints:
Keywords:
red kryptonite

Secret of Kryptonite Six! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jax-Ur (villain); Perry White; Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Clark Kent; Lori Lemaris; Vorb-Un; Supergirl; Thought-Beast
Synopsis:
Jax-Ur tricks Superman into releasing him from the Phantom Zone to save the people of Atlantis from a plague. He then uses the opportunity to create Jewel Kryptonite, which allows the Phantom Zone prisoners to focus their thoughts to affect the outside world.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Jewel Kryptonite; Kandor; Krypton; Phantom Zone
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special All-Kryptonite Issue!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Super-Powers of Perry White!
    Superman
  3. 2. The Great Kryptonite Mystery
    Superboy
  4. 3. The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Invasion of the Super-Ants!
    Superman
  6. 5. Secret of Kryptonite Six!
    Superman
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