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Four Star Spectacular (1976) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Four Star Spectacular (1976) 1
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($10.47) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1260834002

    68-page giant; all reprints. "The Stolen Identities," script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; Two Xelthunians secretly replace Ma and Pa Kent to perform a secret mission, not knowing that the Kents are Superboy's foster parents; After Ma Kent unwisely mentions Superboy's vulnerability to kryptonite, the Xelthunians power the transporter ray they plan to use to send Superboy to their planet with red kryptonite and it turns him into a fat Boy of Steel, a bullet-sized Boy of Steel, and a giant Boy of Steel (from Adventure 270 in 1960). Wonder Woman stars in "The Talking Lion" (from Sensation Comics 17 in 1943), script by William Moulton Marston (as Charles Moulton), art by Frank Godwin ; Wonder Woman takes Bobby to the zoo, where they meet Steve Trevor and his niece; The two kids discover that one of the lions can talk. "Attack of the Crocodile-Men, script by Gardner Fox, art by Murphy Anderson (from Hawkman 7 in 1965); When Shiera is teleported out of the museum, Hawkman traces the radiation to Egypt and the secret lair of the Criminal Alliance of the World. The Golden Age Flash stars in "The City of Shifting Sand" (from All-Flash Comics 22 in 1946 with new 1976 art by Edgar Bercasio), script by John Broome, art by Edgar Bercasio; At the annual meeting of the Liar's Club , Jay Garrick relates a strange tale of the Flash and his battle against deadly sand...sand that hates human beings! Captain Marvel stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Cup Cake Caper." Superman stars in a one-page public service announceement, "Justice For All Includes Children" (art by Neal Adams). New Ernie Chan cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #2
    Four Star Spectacular (1976) 2

    52-page giant; all reprints. "The Secret of Krypton's Scarlet Jungle, art by George Papp (from Superboy 102 in 1963); A Kryptonian Thought-Beast lands on Earth; Superboy must find a way to stop his rampage and get him to leave Earth. Wonder Woman stars in "Gunslingers of Space, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito (from Wonder Woman 107 in 1959); Aliens, disguised as cowboys, terrorize the Earth. "Kid Flash Meets the Elongated Man," script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella (from Flash 110 in 1959); Kid Flash teams up with the Elongated Man to capture the Weather Wizard. Batman and the Penguin star in a one-page Hostess ad, "Twinkieless Gotham City." Flash Facts about lightning. Four-Thought article by E. Nelson Bridwell; Background of Kid Flash, Elongated Man, Weather Wizard. New Ernie Chan (as "Ernie Chua") cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #3
    Four Star Spectacular (1976) 3

    48-page giant; all reprints. "Undersea Trap," script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito (from Wonder Woman 101 in 1958); Wonder Woman agrees to marry Steve if she has to rescue him three times in 24 hours. Superboy's Workshop activity page. Supergirl stars in "Superboy in Argo City," script by Cary Bates, art by Jim Mooney (from Action 358 in 1968); Superboy is accidentally swept up by a space-probe belonging to his uncle Zor-El; He is taken to Argo City where he meets young Kara, his cousin, but circumstances ensue to cause everyone to later forget that the meeting ever took place. "Power Battery Peril," script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene (from Green Lantern 32 in 1964); Green Lantern stops an evil tyrant and frees another planet's heroes. Superman stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "Superman Saves the Earth." New Ernie Chan (as "Ernie Chua") cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #4
    Four Star Spectacular (1976) 4

    52-page giant; all reprints. "The Unbound Amazon, script by William Moulton Marston, art by Frank Godwin (from Sensation Comics 19 in 1943); Mavis captures Wonder Woman and removes her bracelets, which causes her to go on a destructive rampage. Superboy stars in "The Wildest Weather in the World" (art by John Sikela from Superboy 62 in 1958); Professor Lang returns from an expedition with an idol that will curse the town with disastrous weather if it sees the color green. Razor Blade Radio--Superboy's Workshop activity page; How to build a radio out of a razor blade. "Amazing Return of the I.Q. Gang," script by Gardner Fox, art by Murphy Anderson (from Hawkman 7 in 1965); Ira Quimby escapes from prison by charging himself with sunlight then using a pinwheel to become invisible; He reforms his I.Q. Gang and begins a new crime spree, which is stopped by Hawkman and Hawkgirl. New Ernie Chan (as "Ernie Chua") cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #5
    Four Star Spectacular (1976) 5

    52-page giant; all reprints. The Man Who Hunted Superboy, script by Leo Dorfman, art by George Papp (from Adventure Comics #303); Superboy switches places with Prince Mark of Sardonia to protect him from the plots of Lord Hawke. Vigilante stars in The Unlucky Horseshoe, script by Dick Wood, art by Howard Sherman (from Action Comics #194); Thieves steal the horseshoe worn by Jesse James' horse for a map they believe is hidden inside, but it brings them only bad luck. The Rainbow Archer, script by Ed Herron, art by George Papp (from Adventure Comics #246); Artist and counterfeiter Albrecht Raines takes up the guise of the Rainbow Archer to commit crimes, but he doesn't have one in the color he needs to escape the law. Magic Ballroom—Superboy's Workshop activity page; Superboy teaches how to make a dance floor for super-hero figures. Demon of the Depths, script by William Marston, art by Harry G. Peter (from Wonder Woman #7); Paula von Gunther's willful daughter Gerta is taught the value of love and obedience. New Ernie Chan (as "Ernie Chua") cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #6
    Four Star Spectacular (1976) 6

    52-page giant; all reprints. The Wonder Woman Album!, script by Bob Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito (from Wonder Woman #103); Tara, the photographer for the Amazonian Institute tries to collect pictures of Wonder Woman in action. The War Between Superboy and Krypto, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp (from Superboy #118); The Revenge Squad uses Red K to make Krypto hate Superboy. The Toothache, script by William Marston, art by Harry G. Peter (from Wonder Woman #5); Before Etta can eat her birthday Candy Cocktail, she needs to see a dentist about her toothache, interrupting a jewel scam in the process. Valley of the Tiger Lady starring Blackhawk; reprinted from Blackhawk #11. New Ernie Chan (as "Ernie Chua") cover, inks by Vince Colletta. Cover price $0.50.