Superman All Color Comics #18

Published
November 1948
Page count
36
Cover price
6d [0-0-6 AUP]
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled [The Origin of Superman] (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"World's Greatest Adventure Character!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #53 (July-August 1948)
The Origin of Superman
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman Comics (KGM, 1950 series) #4 (July 1950)
The Origin of Superman
 
United Kingdom
Superman Bumper Edition (Atlas Publishing, 1951) ([1951])
The Origin of Superman
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Swooney) Comic story, 1 page

"Here comes Pinkie, your old enemy, Tim!"

Featuring

Feature
Swooney
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Yaroslav Horak, scripter [signed as Horak]
Art
Yaroslav Horak, line art [signed as Horak]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Yaroslav Horak , letterer [as Larry Horak]
Show/hide 2. The Origin of Superman (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Luthor (cameo); John Kent (1st named, flashback); Mary Kent (flashback); Nitro Kale (criminal)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original editor [attributed] (actual)

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First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #53 (July-August 1948)
The Origin of Superman!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman Comics (KGM, 1950 series) #4 (July 1950)
The Origin of Superman
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #11 ([April 1965?])
The Origin of Superman

Synopsis

After a prologue which demonstrates Superman's amazing abilities, his origin is recounted. On the scientifically advanced planet of Krypton, Jor-El fails to convince the Council of Five that Krypton is doomed. As Krypton explodes, Jor-El and Lara send their son to Earth, where he is found and adopted by the elderly Kents. As Clark grows to maturity he manifests abilities far beyond that of mortal men. On his deathbed, his father urges Clark to become a powerful force for good as Superman.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Fore and Aft) Comic story, 4 pages

"We can't take any risks mate! The skipper doesn't like parrots, so we'll just have to smuggle him aboard and keep him out of sight!"

Featuring

Feature
Fore and Aft
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Hart Amos, scripter [signed as Amos]
Art
Hart Amos, line art [signed as Amos]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Hart Amos, letterer
Show/hide 4. Untitled [Two Traders] (The Sea Rover) Comic story, 1 page

"Reef ahead sir!"

Featuring

Feature
The Sea Rover
Genre
Adventure
Code
WARWICK 107

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Original
The Sea Rover (The Argus) 1948-09-14

Notes

Title from the end of the previous episode. "Next page: 'The Surprise'.

Show/hide 5. Untitled [The Surprise] (The Sea Rover) Comic story, 1 page

"We're free at last!"

Featuring

Feature
The Sea Rover
Genre
Adventure
Code
WARWICK 108

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Printed in
The Sea Rover (The Argus) 1948-09-21

Notes

Title from the end of the previous episode.

Show/hide 6. Untitled [Twist of Circumstances] (The Sea Rover) Comic story, 1 page

"You've found Ben Hook? Where?"

Featuring

Feature
The Sea Rover
Genre
Adventure
Code
WARWICK 109

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Original
The Sea Rover (The Argus) 1948-09-28

Notes

Title from the end of the previous episode.

Show/hide 7. Untitled [Pirate's Planning] (The Sea Rover) Comic story, 1 page

"Hook is still very ill, Captain. We had better leave him now."

Featuring

Feature
The Sea Rover
Genre
Adventure
Code
WARWICK 110

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Original
The Sea Rover (The Argus) 1948-10-05
Show/hide 8. Lois Lane, Sleeping Beauty? (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane

Credits

Writing
Bill Woolfolk, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye , inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Editor

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First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #36 (September-October 1948)
Lois Lane, Sleeping Beauty
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman Comics (KGM, 1950 series) #4 (July 1950)
Lois Lane, Sleeping Beauty
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #11 ([April 1965?])
Lois Lane, Sleeping Beauty
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Lemmy Loo) Comic story, 4 pages

"You are finished, Lemmy Loo, I won't be going out with you..."

Featuring

Feature
Lemmy Loo
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Lloyd Piper, scripter
Art
Lloyd Piper, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Lloyd Piper , letterer
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Daffy & Doodle) Comic story, 1 page

"Gosh, that water sure looks inviting!"

Featuring

Feature
Daffy & Doodle
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Lit-Win, scripter [signed]
Art
Lit-Win, line art [signed]
Text
Lit-Win , letterer

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First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #54 (September-October 1948)
No title recorded

Notes

In black and white.

Show/hide 11. Kraft: It's a Fact! Vikings Lived on Cheese Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"When the vikings crossed the stormy atlantic they lived on cheese. Cheese is one of the most delicious and nourishing foods made by man… Calcium keeps your balance … Kraft cheese -- twice as rich in energy calories as beef! Tastes better because it's blended better. Kraft Cheese."

Details

Printed
1948? to 1949?
Genre
Fact
More...
Kraft: It's a Fact! Vikings Lived on Cheese

Notes

There was a series of Kraft advertisements, which were normally printed in pairs.

Show/hide 12. Kraft: Secrets of the Deep! [Crab Family] Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"… There's no secret about Kraft Fish Paste. It's made from fresh selected fish! Good-oh for school sandwiches, tell mum about it! Kraft Fish Paste"

Details

Printed
1949?
Genre
Fact
More...
Kraft: Secrets of the Deep! [Crab Family]

Notes

There was a series of these Kraft advertisements, which were normally printed in pairs.


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  • 123

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