(1977)

DC, 1977 Series
 
Volume:
?
Price:
0.00 Free
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
one-shot

The Superman of the Present and the Superman of the Past (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jor-El; Queen Latora
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The Superman of the Past (Chapter 1) (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jor-El (flashback); Queen Latora (intro, flashback); Lara (flashback); the Vergoans (flashback)
Synopsis:
After disposing of a Kryptonite meteor Superman finds a box containing a mysterious helmet which contains "mind-tapes" of an adventure Jor-El had before Krypton blew up.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
H. T. Elmo
Pencils:
H. T. Elmo
Inks:
H. T. Elmo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about bees producing honey, entomology of hippopotamus, size of the moon, and grapes.
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Indexer Notes

At the bottom is a reminder that Superman is on television.

The Secret of the Towers (Chapter 2) (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jor-El (flashback); Queen Latora (flashback); the Vergoans (flashback)
Synopsis:
Queen Latora explains to Jor-El that Krypton is due to explode because of its uranium core, and she intends to use the energy to rekindle her own planet's dying sun.
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Indexer Notes

Jor-El first learns that Krypton will explode from Queen Latora.

The Toughest Jobs in the World (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [spot illo]
Inks:
? [spot illo]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
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Indexer Notes

This is NOT reprinted from Superman #113, but rather from #111.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Picture Math / activity / 0.5 page (report information)


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  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Apparently NOT reprinted from Superman #113.

["Whew! This is heavy!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
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["Isn't that Hy Wire Great?"] (Table of Contents)

Hy Wire / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
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The Superman of the Present (Chapter 3) (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jor-El (flashback); Queen Latora; the Vergoans
Synopsis:
In the present, Superman decides to seek out Queen Latora and rekindle her planet's sun, even though his father never could.
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Look to the Stars! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Lou Cameron
Inks:
Lou Cameron
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Likely not originally from Superman #113; appeared in 1958 in other comics.

A Date with Effie (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy
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Indexer Notes

Conflicting sources disagree about whether the inker is Sheldon Moldoff or Stan Kaye.

This is a Limited Edition, Pizza Hut Collectors' Series Comic Book (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan (Superman illo); Carmine Infantino (Batman illo)
Inks:
George Klein (Superman illo); Murphy Anderson (Batman illo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman; Batman

Indexer Notes

Describes what this comic is, one of a series of six deluxe reprints. It also contains the false statement: "These comics are identical to the originals with the exception of the paid advertising." The illos have copyright dates of 1977. On back cover.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 3 one-page ads for: Pizza Delicious - Pizza Nutritious (Pizza Hut), Super new pizza. Super old comics (Pizza Hut), and See the 1978 Pizza Hut Basketball Classic (TV, Pizza Hut). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Superman of the Present and the Superman of the Past
    Superman
  2. 1. The Superman of the Past (Chapter 1)
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Quick Quiz
  4. 3. The Secret of the Towers (Chapter 2)
    Superman
  5. 4. The Toughest Jobs in the World
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Picture Math
  7. 6. ["Whew! This is heavy!"]
    Little Pete
  8. 7. ["Isn't that Hy Wire Great?"]
    Hy Wire
  9. 8. The Superman of the Present (Chapter 3)
    Superman
  10. 9. Look to the Stars!
  11. 10. A Date with Effie
  12. 11. This is a Limited Edition, Pizza Hut Collectors' Series Comic Book
  13. 12. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
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