Superman #102

Published
October 1958
Page count
28
Cover price
6d [0-0-6 GBP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Super-Duel In Space! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"I dare you to capture me, Superman! The moment you touch my ultra-force shield, even your invulnerable body will be destroyed!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Assistant Editor
 
George Kashdan, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #242 (July 1958)
The Super-Duel in Space!
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #134 ([September 1958?])
The Super-Duel in Space!
Show/hide 1. Superman Strikes at Tuberculosis (Superman) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Reprint history

Printed in
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #134 ([September 1958?])
Superman Strikes at Tuberculosis!
Show/hide 2. The Super-Duel In Space (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman (brief origin); Lois Lane; Brainiac (villain, intro); Professor Kimda; Superboy (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superboy (flashback); Kandor (intro); Fortress of Solitude

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Assistant Editor
 
George Kashdan, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #242 (July 1958)
The Super-Duel in Space
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #134 ([September 1958?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2 (1960 [January 1961])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #37 ([May 1966?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #217 (June-July 1969)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #16 ([November 1970?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973 series) #23 ([May 1974?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
Australia
Krypton Chronicles (Murray, 1982?) ([August 1982?])
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Super-Duel in Space
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Super-Duel in Space

Synopsis

While Clark Kent and Lois Lane are passengers on an experimental rocket, the rocket is snagged by the alien Brainiac. Clark switches to Superman, but can't penetrate Brainiac's force shield, so moves the rocket out of the control of Brainiac's ship. Brainiac turns to his primary goal, which is to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth in order to restore them to normal size and repopulate his own planet, whose native people have all been wiped out by a plague. Superman returns to Metropolis, expecting Brainiac to also snatch that city, and through that gain entrance into Brainiac's ship. Once inside, he finds a bottle with a shrunken Kryptonian city. He enters the bottle, but loses his powers under its artificial gravity. There he seeks the help of a scientist who helps him plan a way to restore the cities of Earth while Brainiac lies in suspended animation for the trip back to his own planet. But unfortunately there isn't enough power to restore Kandor, so Superman places it in his Fortress until he can find a way, as Brainiac's ship rockets away, with Brainiac unaware that he is returning home empty-handed.

Show/hide 3. The Forbidden Wish Comic story, 3 pages
Show/hide 4. The Superman Book That Couldn’t Be Finished (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art

Status

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AusReprints ID

  • 2476

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