Superman #80
(January-February 1953)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1952-11-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Superman's Big Brother! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Halk Kar
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Master Art Helper Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman's Big Brother! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (origin retold); Halk Kar (intro); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Wrecker Ross (intro, villain); Lois Lane
Synopsis
When Halk Kar crashes on Earth, the note he carries in Jor-El's handwriting makes Superman suspect that Halk Kar is his older brother. But when Halk Kar joins Superman in his pursuit of "Wrecker" Ross, Halk Kar receives an electric shock and remembers that he is actually a space traveller from Thoron who met Jor-El on Krypton just before it exploded.
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Indexer Notes

Many elements from this story re-used in "Superboy's Big Brother" in Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #89, making Halk Kar retroactively "Earth-2's Mon-El."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Superboy Discovers a New Kind of Junior Sport! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero

The Big Noise of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Big-Noise Nelson (intro, villain); Lois Lane

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh-oh- A flat!
Genre
humor; teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Quick Quiz / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is the most abundant metal yielded by the earth?
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Last Days of Daniel Boone (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; biography; historical
Characters
Daniel Boone

Now More Than Ever (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

All-American Men of War / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Buzzy Says: "Free Speech-- Free for All!" (Table of Contents: 14)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; teen

The Men of Fire (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; the "flame men" (intro, villains, fire-beings); Lois Lane

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was lucky to date Myra.
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

The Electric Game Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman's Big Brother!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Master Art Helper Company
  3. 2. Superman's Big Brother!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["If you make this jump..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. 5. Superboy Discovers a New Kind of Junior Sport!
    Superboy
  7. 6. The Big Noise of Metropolis!
    Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  9. 8. ["Oh-oh- A flat!"]
    Varsity Vic
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  11. 10. ["What is the most abundant metal yielded by the earth?"]
    Quick Quiz
  12. 11. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  13. 12. The Last Days of Daniel Boone
  14. 13. Now More Than Ever
    All-American Men of War
  15. 14. Buzzy Says: "Free Speech-- Free for All!"
    Buzzy
  16. 15. The Men of Fire
    Superman
  17. 16. Superman Is on Television!
  18. 17. ["I was lucky to date Myra."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    The Electric Game Co.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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