(June-July 1971)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly, (semi-monthly June, Dec.,)
On-sale date:
1971-04-06
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
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.


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.
Job number difficult to read.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
N200

Indexer Notes

The background art is an outer space sky with a spaceship.
Job number difficult to read.

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

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
? (original editor)
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.
Story continues in "Superman's Battle with Hercules!" later in this issue.

The Weird World of Aurora (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Aurora Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Military Men! Your Credit Is Good (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

National Diamond Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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:

Indexer Notes

Story continued from "Hercules in the 20th Century!" earlier in this issue.

Titano the Super-Ape! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-268

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Titano [Toto] (villain; chimpanzee); Superman; Lois Lane
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:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

New for the First Time! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Superman / comic story / 16.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor (villain); Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El (hallucination); Lara (hallucination)
Synopsis:
When Luthor escapes from jail, he challenges Superman to meet him in a fair fight without his super powers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton; Lexor

Indexer Notes

A 2-part story. First appearance of the planet Lexor, though it is not named in this story.

The All-New 64 Page Binky (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Special Offer! Binocular Kit (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

First Time Ever (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Map of Krypton (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Maps of Krypton's "Old World" and "New World" hemispheres, highlighting 15 unusual locations.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

Fly Your Own 747 Jumbo Jet! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Dymo Products Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

One to Startle You -- (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Schlagers / Looney Tunes Merrie Melodies] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Warner Bros.; Reprise Records / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jesus Mongeagudo, Gregory Kent, Richard H. Morrissey, Charles C. Vornadore, and Ollie Seay.

The Best Baseball Game Cannot Be Purchased in a Retail Store! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Strat-O-Matic Game Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Raleigh's Got it Either Way You Go (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Raleigh Industries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be a Pilot (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Hot Birds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman's Greatest Battles!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Hercules in the 20th Century!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Weird World of Aurora
    Aurora Products Corp.
  5. 4. Military Men! Your Credit Is Good
    National Diamond Sales
  6. 5. Superman's Battle with Hercules!
    Superman
  7. 6. Titano the Super-Ape!
    Superman
  8. 7. New for the First Time!
  9. 8. The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman!
    Superman
  10. 9. The All-New 64 Page Binky
  11. 10. Special Offer! Binocular Kit
  12. 11. First Time Ever
  13. 12. Map of Krypton
  14. 13. Fly Your Own 747 Jumbo Jet!
    Dymo Products Company
  15. 14. One to Startle You --
  16. 15. [Schlagers / Looney Tunes Merrie Melodies]
    Warner Bros.; Reprise Records
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Giant Metropolis Mailbag
  18. 17. The Best Baseball Game Cannot Be Purchased in a Retail Store!
    Strat-O-Matic Game Company
  19. 18. Raleigh's Got it Either Way You Go
    Raleigh Industries
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  21. 20. Be a Pilot
    Hot Birds
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