Superman Annual #5

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
Summer 1962
Page count
84
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Silver Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17032

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Superman Family on Krypton! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Futuro; Krypto; Jor-El; Lara; Krypton; Jor-El's Robot; Invaders of Krypton; Super-Monkey; Klax-Ar

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
George Klein, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #5 ([July 1965?])
Untitled [The Superman Family on Krypton!]
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #3 (April 2007)
Untitled
Show/hide 1. Table of Contents Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Superman's Other Life! Part 1: Krypton Lives On! (Superman) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jor-El; Lara; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Zal-El; Futuro [Xan-Du]

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #132 (October 1959)
Superman's Other Life, Part 1: Krypton Lives On
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #8 ([March 1960?])
Superman's Other Life, Part 1: Krypton Lives On
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #5 ([July 1965?])
Superman's Other Life! Part 1: Krypton Lives On!

Synopsis

Superman programs his Super Univac computer to predict how his life would have been if Krypton had not exploded.

Show/hide 3. Famous Old Krypton Stories Text article, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, author [as Editor]
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 4. [Superman's Other Life!] Part II: Futuro, Super-Hero of Krypton! (Superman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Futuro [Xan-Du]; Krypto; Jor-El; Lara; Zal-El

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #132 (October 1959)
Superman's Other Life, Part 2: Futuro, Super-Hero of Krypton
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #8 ([March 1960?])
Superman's Other Life, Part 2: Futuro, Super-Hero of Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #5 ([July 1965?])
[Superman's Other Life!] Part II: Futuro, Super-Hero of Krypton!

Synopsis

Kal-El becomes super hero Futuro's pal and also graduates as a spaceman.

Show/hide 5. Glossary of Kryptonian Names Text article, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, author
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #5 ([July 1965?])
Glossary of Kryptonian Names

Notes

more inclusive than that in Annual #2

Show/hide 6. [Superman's Other Life!] Part III: The Superman of Two Worlds! (Superman) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Krypto; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jor-El; Lara; Futuro [Xan-Du]; Zal-El

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #132 (October 1959)
Superman's Other Life, Part 3: The Superman of Two Worlds
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #8 ([March 1960?])
Superman's Other Life, Part 3: The Superman of Two Worlds
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #5 ([July 1965?])
[Superman's Other Life!] Part III: The Superman of Two Worlds!

Synopsis

Kal-El's family are wiped out in an accident whilst Futuro leaves Krypton to live on Earth and marry Lois Lane!

Show/hide 7. Flag of Krypton (Superman) Illustration, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
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Colours
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Text
, typeset

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1 ([August] 1960)
Flag of Krypton  (minus the caption)
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #5 ([July 1965?])
Flag of Krypton
Show/hide 8. The Man Who Destroyed Krypton (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Klax-Ar (villain); Jor-El (flashback); Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #67 (September 1958)
The Man Who Destroyed Krypton
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #118 ([December 1958?])
The Man Who Destroyed Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #5 ([July 1965?])
The Man Who Destroyed Krypton
 
United States
Superboy Spectacular (DC, 1980 series) #1 (1980)
The Man Who Destroyed Krypton
 
Australia
Superman (Federal, 1983 series) #13 ([January 1985?])
The Man Who Destroyed Krypton

Synopsis

Klax-Ar, a Kryptonian villain appears, claiming to have destroyed Krypton with a "sky mine", he threatens to inflict the same fate on Earth unless Superboy agrees to exile himself from his adopted planet.

Show/hide 9. The Invasion of Krypton! (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Krypton (flashback); Jonathan Kent; Krypto (flashback); Lara (flashback); Martha Kent; Jor-El (flashback); Invaders of Krypton (villains)

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #83 (September 1960)
The Invasion of Krypton!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #5 ([July 1965?])
The Invasion of Krypton

Synopsis

Superboy uses his Mind Prober Ray to uncover his submerged memories and discovers that he and Krypto had once foiled an alien invasion of Krypton.

Show/hide 10. Superman Around the World! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
, line art (various)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #113 (August-September 1968)
Around the World!
 
United States
Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999) ([September] 1999)
Superman Around the World!

Notes

Reprints of foreign comic covers featuring Superman.

Show/hide 11. How Jimmy Olsen First Met Superman! (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Professor Crane; Jor-El; Lara; Baby Kal-El; Krypton; Krypto

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #36 (April 1959)
How Jimmy Olsen First Met Superman!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #5 ([July 1965?])
How Jimmy Olsen First Met Superman
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #4 ([August 1965?])
How Jimmy Olsen First Met Superman!

Synopsis

Jimmy tests a time machine and finds himself on old Krypton where he lands a job as baby Superman's babysitter. When he returns to his own time his memory of the trip is erased but the by now grown up Superman remembers all.

Show/hide 12. Vote for the Next Giant Superman Annual Now! Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

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Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 13. The Super-Monkey from Krypton! (Superboy) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Beppo the Super-Monkey (intro, origin); Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Superbaby

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #76 (October 1959)
The Super-Monkey from Krypton!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #8 ([March 1960?])
The Super-Monkey From Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #5 ([July 1965?])
The Super-Monkey from Krypton!
 
United States
DC Goes Ape (DC, 2008 series) ([October] 2008)
The Super-Monkey from Krypton!

Synopsis

Beppo the Kryptonian monkey comes to Earth as a stowaway in Kal-El's rocket, when he causes super mischief at the Kent's house, Superbaby Clark gets the blame.

Show/hide 14. Untitled Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"Meet the Legion of Super-Pets!"

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 15. The Sleeping Beauty from Krypton! (Superman) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane [also as Rama]; Jor-El (flashback); Batman [also as Clark Kent]

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #128 (April 1959)
The Sleeping Beauty from Krypton!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #114 ([October 1959?])
The Sleeping Beauty from Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #5 ([July 1965?])
The Sleeping Beauty from Krypton!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Sleeping Beauty from Krypton!

Synopsis

Lois poses as Rama, a survivor from Krypton, in order to find out Superman's secret identity. But after he reveals his identity, Superman realizes that Rama is really Lois and has to rely on the help of a friend to restore his double identity.

Show/hide 16. Untitled Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"Lois Lane is featured regularly..."

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 17. The Super-Teacher from Krypton (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lana Lang; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); a robot teacher from Krypton; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
John Sikela, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #240 (September 1957)
The Super-Teacher from Krypton
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #106 ([December 1957])
The Super-Teacher from Krypton!
 
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #106 ([December 1957])
The Super-Teacher From Krypton
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #5 ([July 1965?])
The Super-Teacher from Krypton
 
United States
DC Super Stars (DC, 1976 series) #12 (February 1977)
The Super-Teacher from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Superboy Comic (Murray, 1976 series) #105 ([June 1977])
The Super-Teacher from Krypton

Synopsis

Jor-El's robot teacher survives Krypton's explosion and arrives on Earth to teach Superboy how to use his super powers - but if he fails even one test, he must give up his career as a super hero.

Show/hide 18. Untitled (Giant Batman Annual; Giant Lois Lane Annual) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Batman and Robin's most fantastic foes!"

Featuring

Feature
Giant Batman Annual; Giant Lois Lane Annual

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 19. Untitled (Superman; Superboy; Jimmy Olsen) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

"Look inside for the super-stories featured on these covers!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Superboy; Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El; Lara; Futuro [Xan-Du]; Superboy; robot teacher from Krypton

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #240 (September 1957)
The Super-Teacher from Krypton!
 
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #67 (September 1958)
The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!
 
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #36 (April 1959)
How Jimmy Olsen First Met Superman!
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #132 (October 1959)
No title recorded
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #8 ([March 1960?])
Untitled

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

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