(June-July 1971)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [character]
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell
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) #G-84 and as G-84 on indicia page. Theme: Superman's Greatest Battles!


Superman's Greatest Battles! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Jack Adler
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino; Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; Titano; Hercules; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Vignettes of battles

Indexer Notes

Colorist and Letterer credits from Carl Gafford, who worked in the DC production department at this time.

Hercules in the 20th Century! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-265

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Gods of Olympus [Jupiter; Mercury; Vulcan; Venus; Achilles]; Hercules [Roger Tate]; Superman; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor; Perry White; Frank Hall
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor builds a time-machine to bring Hercules to the present to use him to stop Superman. Hercules gets wise to Luthor's plan and helps Superman stop Luthor, and then decides to stay in the present and falls in love with Lois Lane.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credited solely to Wayne Boring in issue.

Superman's Battle with Hercules! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-255

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Hercules [Roger Tate](villain); Gods of Olympus [Jupiter; Mercury; Vulcan; Venus; Achilles]
Synopsis:
Hercules wants to marry Lois, but Lois won't marry him while Superman is around, so Hercules tries to get rid of Superman.
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:
?
Job Number:
N-268

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Titano (villain); Superman; Lois Lane; Toto the chimp; 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.
Reprints:

The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-266; N-267

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lexor (intro); Krypton (hallucination); Jor-El (hallucination); Lara (hallucination)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A 2-part story. First appearance of Lexor.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Map of Krypton / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Sal Amendola
Inks:
Sal Amendola
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-279

Characters:
Krypton
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Giant Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
N-278
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman's Greatest Battles!
    Superman
  2. 1. Hercules in the 20th Century!
    Superman
  3. 2. Superman's Battle with Hercules!
    Superman
  4. 3. Titano the Super-Ape!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman!
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Map of Krypton
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Giant Metropolis Mailbag
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