Superman Annual #1

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
[August] 1960
Page count
84
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
DC: Superman National Comics
 
DC: Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15427

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superbaby; Lois Lane; Superboy; Jimmy Olsen; Krypto; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Jor-El; Lana Lang; Lori Lemaris; Perry White

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #2 ([September 1962?])
Untitled
Printed in
in Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #nn
in Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #2 (2006) [black and white]
Show/hide 1. Superman's First Exploit (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 2. The Witch of Metropolis (Lois Lane) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 3. The Supergirl from Krypton! (Supergirl) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, first appearance, origin); Zor-El (introduction); Miss Hart (introduction)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (May 1959)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #113 ([September 1959?])
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #2 ([September 1962?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #334 (March 1966)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #2 (April-May 1973)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Album (KGM, 1976 series) #7 ([March 1976?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Album (KGM, 1976 series) #7 ([March 1976?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #27 ([December 1977?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #27 ([December 1977?])
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #33 ([May 1979?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #19 (Fall 1979)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Murray, 1982?) ([December 1981?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Supergirl (Federal, 1985 series) #5 ([October 1984?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #[nn] (June 1998)
The Supergirl from Krypton!  (as reprinted in Superman Annual #1)
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Action Comics 252 (DC, 2000 series) (July 2000)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 1 (2001)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([November] 2007)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Action Comics 252 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Supergirl from Krypton!

Synopsis

Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.

Notes

Final caption altered.

Show/hide 4. Flag of Krypton (Superman) Comic story, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Krypton flag

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #5 (Summer 1962)
Flag of Krypton  (minus the caption)
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #5 ([July 1965?])
Flag of Krypton

Notes

Notes that the Krypton flag was first introduced in Action Comics #246.

Show/hide 5. A Visit from Superman's Pal (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 6. The Girl in Superman's Past! (Superman) Comic story, 9.67 pages
Show/hide 7. Map of Krypton Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Jor-El; Lara; Kal-El

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Al Plastino

Notes

Sequentially after page 7 of the previous sequence. Credits from the Superman Annual reprint. This is not the same Map of Superman (Old World/New World hemispheres) in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971).

Show/hide 8. Coming... in the Next Giant Superman Annual Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Notes

Announces the theme of the next Superman Annual: All-Menace issue featuring monsters and villains from past stories. Readers are invited to vote for their favorite menace via postcard.

Show/hide 9. The Execution of Krypto (Superboy) Promo (ad from the publisher), 8 pages
Show/hide 10. The Fattest Girl in Metropolis (Lois Lane) Promo (ad from the publisher), 7.67 pages
Show/hide 11. Coming... Super-Attractions! Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Notes

House ad for Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #19, Action Comics #267, and Adventure Comics #275.

Show/hide 12. The Super-Brain of Jimmy Olsen (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 13. The Super-Key to Fort Superman (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 14. These Three Strips (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Art
Win Mortimer

Notes

Black and white Superman daily newspaper strips (strips #4503-4505). Promo to ask the reader to contact their local newspaper to add the strip. Credits from the Superman Annual reprint.

Show/hide 15. Famous First Issues! [Superman #1] (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Art
Joe Shuster

Notes

Art changed to Joe Shuster; was credited Leo O'Mealia (2008-08-09).

Show/hide 16. Famous First Issues! [Superboy #1] (Superboy) Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman (no Superboy)

Credits

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 17. Famous First Issues! [Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #1] (Jimmy Olsen) Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 18. Famous First Issues! [Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #1] (Lois Lane) Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34931

Entry created

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