([Winter] 1960)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
On-sale date
1960-11-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
All American Printing Co., Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; #10 Mando
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An all-star line-up of the greatest super-villains ever featured!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Titano; The Thing from 40,000 A.D.; Metallo; Brainiac; Bizarro #1; The Invulnerable Enemy
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Though DC credits the inking of at least the main figure to Al Plastino in the Superman in the Sixties reprint, when asked in February 2009 by Bryan Stroud, Plastino said he was "pretty sure" the entire cover was inked by Stan Kaye.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Invulnerable Enemy (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Invulnerable Enemy; Barnum Bolton; Lex Luthor (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
A petrified spaceman is brought back to life by Lex Luthor and rampages through Metropolis collecting pieces of broken glass along the way.
Reprints

The Menace of Metallo! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Metallo [John Corben] (intro, villain); Professor Vale; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Criminal John Corben, who is nearly killed in an auto accident, is given a robot body powered by uranium. When he is hit by bullets meant for Lois, she assumes he is really Superman. Recognizing a good idea, Corben impersonates Superman to collect more uranium. Running out of sources of uranium, Corben learns that he can also be powered by kryptonite. But he doesn't realize that the kryptonite he steals is fake, prop kryptonite and collapses.
Reprints

Titano the Super-Ape! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Titano (intro, villain, origin, formerly Toto); 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

Coming Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superman; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Thing from 40,000 A.D.! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
William Woolfolk
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Thing from 40,000 A.D. (intro, villain, death); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
A protoplasmic being appears in Metropolis with the power to assume any form - including Superman's, complete with super powers, this inevitably results in a super-showdown with the Man of Steel.
Reprints

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Superboy; Action Comics; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Thing of Steel, Chapter I: The Amazing Bizarro (Table of Contents: 8)

Superboy / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro #1 (intro, origin); Professor Dalton; Martha Kent; Superboy Robots; Melissa
Synopsis
Professor Dalton's duplicator ray produces flawed results including an imperfect Superboy - Bizarro, who is befriended by sightless girl Melissa.
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Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Bizarro.

Superman's Super Vision (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[The Thing of Steel,] Chapter II: The Runaway Super-Creature (Table of Contents: 10)

Superboy / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro #1; Martha Kent; Melissa
Synopsis
Superboy attempts to subdue Bizarro with green kryptonite, but discovers that he is immune to it, he then uses a dummy of Melissa to lure dim witted Bizarro into a military trap.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Glossary of Kryptonian Names (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring ?
Inks
Wayne Boring ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jor-El; Lara

[The Thing of Steel,] Chapter III: The Battle with Bizarro (Table of Contents: 12)

Superboy / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro #1; Melissa
Synopsis
The army cannot stop Bizarro but his will is sapped when he realises that blind Melissa only likes him because she cannot see his face. Superboy finds his imperfect duplicate's one weakness but the desperately unhappy Bizarro goes meekly to meet his fate, the resulting explosion restoring Melissa's sight. Superboy wonders if Bizarro knew that his demise would cure Melissa's blindness.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite (flashback); Krypton (flashback)

Vote for the Next Giant Superman Annual Now! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Super-Duel in Space (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac (intro, villain); Lois Lane; Koko; Professor Kimda (intro); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superbaby (flashback); Superboy (flashback)
Synopsis
While on an experimental rocket, Clark and Lois encounter the alien Brainiac, who plans to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth and then use them to repopulate his planet. Superman gets inside Brainiac’s ship when the villain snatches Metropolis and there finds a bottle with the Kryptonian city of Kandor. He enters the bottle and with the help of a scientist there restores the cities of Earth while Brainiac lies in suspended animation for his trip home. Because there is not enough power to restore Kandor, Superman places the city in his Fortress, as Brainiac rockets away empty-handed.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor (intro); Krypton (flashback)

Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Brainiac and Kandor

[Page 2 of the Two-Page Origin] (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Not from the first Superman story (in Action Comics #1) as stated.

Look Inside for the Super-Stories Featured on These Covers! (Table of Contents: 17)

Superboy; Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan; Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Bizarro #1; The Thing from 40,000 A.D.; Lois Lane; The Invulnerable Enemy; Brainiac
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["An all-star line-up of the greatest super-villains ever featured!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Invulnerable Enemy
    Superman
  4. 3. The Menace of Metallo!
    Superman
  5. 4. Titano the Super-Ape!
    Superman
  6. 5. Coming Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superman; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  7. 6. The Thing from 40,000 A.D.!
    Superman
  8. 7. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superboy; Action Comics; Adventure Comics
  9. 8. The Thing of Steel, Chapter I: The Amazing Bizarro
    Superboy
  10. 9. Superman's Super Vision
    Superman
  11. 10. [The Thing of Steel,] Chapter II: The Runaway Super-Creature
    Superboy
  12. 11. Glossary of Kryptonian Names
    Superman
  13. 12. [The Thing of Steel,] Chapter III: The Battle with Bizarro
    Superboy
  14. 13. Vote for the Next Giant Superman Annual Now!
  15. 14. How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
    Superman
  16. 15. The Super-Duel in Space
    Superman
  17. 16. [Page 2 of the Two-Page Origin]
    Superman
  18. 17. Look Inside for the Super-Stories Featured on These Covers!
    Superboy; Superman
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