Superman Annual #1961-1962
(1961)

Atlas Publishing, 1951 Series
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Price
6'- [0-6-0 GBP]
Pages
160
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co. Ltd.
Editing
?
Color
Colour Cover; Black & White Interior
Binding
Hardcover; Squarebound

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This book belongs to:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Box for entering book owner's name.

Superman Annual 1961-1962 (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page with name of publisher (Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co. Ltd..) and price.

[Blank page] (Table of Contents: 3)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Blank page after title page.

The Story of Superman, Junior (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Johnny Kirk (Superman, Jr.); Morton Kirk (flashback); Superboy (flashback)
Synopsis
Johnny Kirk's father blasts him into space because he thinks Earth is soon to be destroyed by a meteor. After Superboy deflects the meteor, he asks him to find his son. But Superboy is all grown up as Superman before Johnny Kirk returns to Earth, now with super powers. But Superman's own powers are disappearing due to contact with a space poison that was on Johnny's space ship.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite; outer space; Smallville

The Green Arrow's First Case (Table of Contents: 5)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron; Jack Kirby (plot?)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby (backgrounds)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]
Synopsis
Synopsis:Oliver Queen is marooned on Starfish Island, where he hones his skills as an archer and develops trick arrows. When an expedition sets out to explore the island years later, he fools them with his fake-uranium arrow.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrow-Plane; origin

Indexer Notes

Origin of Green Arrow.

"It was nice of you to invite me to play golf!" (Table of Contents: 6)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humour
Characters
Moolah the Mystic
Reprints
Keywords
golf

The New Lois Lane (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Al Plastino
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; "Con" Conners
Synopsis
Superman hopes that Lois' constant snooping to find his identity will provide evidence to convince "Con" Conners that he is wrong in believing that Clark Kent is Superman. However, Lois has decided that she will stop snooping to find Superman's identity.
Reprints
Keywords
impersonation; secret identity

The Boy Who Killed Superman (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
When Superman uses super-speed to break up a hurricane, Jimmy's helicopter is caught up in the airflow and breaks the time barrier to end up in the year 5921. In that year he finds he is a despised criminal who in the past killed Superman with kryptonite. He is captured by the future police and sent back to the 20th Century to stand trial.
Reprints
Keywords
Flying Newsroom; kryptonite; robots; time travel

Indexer Notes

A police robot is named "Brainiac."

The Case of the Green Error Clown (Table of Contents: 9)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron ?
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Green Error (clown)
Synopsis
Green Arrow and Speedy meet the Green Error, a clown who spoofs Green Arrow at the circus. Green Error's tools help them stop the robbers who stole the day's receipts.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrow-Car; circus

Superman's Greatest Sacrifice (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dolores Drake
Synopsis
Lois meets heiress Dolores Drake who seems to be an exact double of her. Superman mistakes Dolores for Lois, and as Lois watches, he seems to prefer Dolores over the real Lois.
Reprints
Keywords
impersonation

[Lone Star Annual 1961-62] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Superman Says These Annuals are the Tops.... (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Lois Lane's Super-Dream (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Power Girl [Lois Lane] (dream); Power-Man [Clark Kent] (dream)
Synopsis
After falling off a ledge, Lois dreams she and Clark gain super-powers and become Power Girl and Power-Man.
Reprints
Keywords
blood transfusion; dream

The Birdboy of Metropolis (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis
In order to protect his secret identity after Jimmy sees Clark flying to intercept a meteor, Superman concocts a scheme involving ancient Indian relics that supposedly allow the wearer to fly. Jimmy puts on the wings and Superman has to invent ways of keeping Jimmy aloft without exposing himself.
Reprints
Keywords
battery; Christmas; Flying Newsroom; football; rocket; Signal Watch

The Battle of the Useless Inventions (Table of Contents: 15)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron ?
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Mr. Vention (villain)
Synopsis
Mr. Vention is buying up "useless" inventions that he then uses for his robberies.
Reprints
Keywords
inventions

Lois Lane--Convict (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Baldy Pate
Synopsis
Lois takes a bribe and is forced into crime by Baldy Pate.
Reprints
Keywords
bribe; prison

Indexer Notes

Dollar signs ($) are changed to pound signs (£).

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are so real giants!
Genre
humour
Characters
Little Pete
Synopsis
Pete thinks a tooth on a dentist's sign is from a giant.
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Lower tier has bottom part of panels cropped off.

Green Arrow's New Partner (Table of Contents: 18)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Jerry Halleck; The Arrows of Alaska (mention only)
Synopsis
Roy thinks that Green Arrow is training a new replacement and is going to fire Speedy.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrow-Car

Lois Lane's Super-Perfume! (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Ape Man; Lester Lump; Jack Van Dyke; Casimir
Synopsis
Lois uses Cleopatra's perfume and becomes irresistible.
Reprints
Keywords
perfume

The Boy from Mars (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis
In order to drum up sales at the Daily Planet, Jimmy eats some kryptonite-flavored fruit from his souvenir room. The fruit turns his skin a glowing green and he contrives a hoax to pretend he is a man from Mars.
Reprints
Keywords
flying saucer; kryptonite; Signal Watch

The Amazing Superman Junior (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Raskins
Synopsis
Superman makes himself, Perry, Jimmy, and Robin look old in order to teach Lois a lesson, but then someone with super-powers shows up and claims to be Superman Junior.
Reprints
Keywords
hoax

6d Comics - Four of the Best! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah, A little more of Formula X...
Genre
humour
Characters
Professor Eureka
Reprints

Banishment of Green Arrow! (Table of Contents: 24)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]
Synopsis
The police chief orders Green Arrow to leave town. GA and Speedy go to the town of Mercer where they fight a gang of thieves who draw the archers back to the city. They find it all was a hoax leading up to "Green Arrow Week."
Reprints
Keywords
Arrow-Signal; Arrowcar; hoax; movie

Mrs. Superman (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lulu Lyons
Synopsis
Lois strikes her head while swimming and in a coma dreams she is married to Superman. Superman has to find a way to make Lois's dream unpleasant so that she will return to reality.
Reprints
Keywords
dream

The Secret of the Superman Dummies (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; "Angles" Anson
Synopsis
Jimmy is handcuffed to "Angles" Anson in a magic trick that goes awry. Jimmy calls Superman with his signal watch, but dummies of Superman show up instead.
Reprints
Keywords
handcuffs; kryptonite; Signal Watch; x-ray machine

The Green Arrow's Last Stand (Table of Contents: 27)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby (backgrounds)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Professor Hagen; Brave Turtle (medicine man)
Synopsis
Green Arrow and Speedy land in a remote valley that is still occupied by Sioux Indian warriors.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrowplane; Indians; Sioux

[Companion to this Volume] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

The Town That Hated Superman! (Table of Contents: 29)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bruce Cyrus
Synopsis
When Superman is shocked to find a town that prohibits his entrance, he investigates under the identity of Kent Clark and discovers that Mayor Bruce Cyrus blames Superman for his not being adopted as a child.
Reprints
Keywords
orphanage; Smallville; time travel; x-ray machine

Indexer Notes

Superman origin recap. Story ends on inside back cover.

[Superman Emblem] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. ["This book belongs to:"]
  3. 2. Superman Annual 1961-1962
  4. 3. [Blank page]
  5. 4. The Story of Superman, Junior
    Superman
  6. 5. The Green Arrow's First Case
    The Green Arrow
  7. 6. "It was nice of you to invite me to play golf!"
    Moolah the Mystic
  8. 7. The New Lois Lane
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  9. 8. The Boy Who Killed Superman
    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
  10. 9. The Case of the Green Error Clown
    The Green Arrow
  11. 10. Superman's Greatest Sacrifice
    Superman
  12. 11. [Lone Star Annual 1961-62]
  13. 12. Superman Says These Annuals are the Tops....
  14. 13. Lois Lane's Super-Dream
    Superman
  15. 14. The Birdboy of Metropolis
    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
  16. 15. The Battle of the Useless Inventions
    The Green Arrow
  17. 16. Lois Lane--Convict
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  18. 17. ["There are so real giants!"]
    Little Pete
  19. 18. Green Arrow's New Partner
    The Green Arrow
  20. 19. Lois Lane's Super-Perfume!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  21. 20. The Boy from Mars
    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
  22. 21. The Amazing Superman Junior
    Superman
  23. 22. 6d Comics - Four of the Best!
  24. 23. ["Ah, A little more of Formula X..."]
    Professor Eureka
  25. 24. Banishment of Green Arrow!
    The Green Arrow
  26. 25. Mrs. Superman
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  27. 26. The Secret of the Superman Dummies
    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
  28. 27. The Green Arrow's Last Stand
    The Green Arrow
  29. 28. [Companion to this Volume]
  30. 29. The Town That Hated Superman!
    Superman
  31. 30. [Superman Emblem]
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