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Eighty-Page Giant

Superboy Eighty-Page Giant was, specifically, a 15-issue series from DC Comics between 1964 and 1965. Each issue featured a different character or series, and the interiors consisted of reprints taken mainly from the previous decade.

More generally, the 80PG series was an open-ended series of giant-sized books that ran through most of DC's more popular titles during the period of 1961 through 1971. The very first eighty-pagers were several regular series' Annual issues, with the 80PG notation on the cover; though not included in the regular numbering of this series, the annuals have been retroactively included in with the larger format run. The actual fifteen-issue 80PG series began in August of 1964 with an issue logically devoted to Superman, and would end with number fifteen in October of '65 devoted to World's Finest. Thereafter, certain issues of different titles would continue the series but would continue their regular issue numbering also, their Giant issue number being denoted by a G - for example, Flash #169 would contain on its cover the '80 pg. Giant' logo followed by the notation 'G-34.' In that way, these issues continued the 80PG series continuity without interrupting the regular series' numbering. These issues would last through G-56, which was Our Army at War #203.

Although the 80-page issues stopped at this point, the 'G' numbering continued in the same fashion, but now the comics with the Giant notation on the cover contained 64 pages (though it kept the 25-cent price). This was in response to price increases all across the DC line; the regular-sized comics were also increasing in price, from 12 cents to 15 cents. However, collectors generally include these 64-page Giants with the 'G' as a continuation of the 80PG line. Note: Young Love #69 contained the 'Giant' blurb on the cover, though it was not included in the 'G' series numbering; speculation is that it was a prototype for an upcoming series, such as DC Special. In 1971 the 'G' line would be discontinued, although 64-page books would return as part of different regular series.

Eighty Page Giants were seen as a great value to kids of the 1960's, giving them a chance to read about classic stories that they could not (at the time) get anywhere else. (It was DC's first reprint series.) Today, they are remembered fondly by collectors of a certain age, and reading copies are still sought after for their content and eye-catching covers.

To see cover scans of all of the 80-Page Giants and G-series, try here.

Annual series
Superman Annual #1-8 - 1960-63
Secret Origins #1 - 1961
Batman Annual #1-7 - 1961-64
Lois Lane Annual #1-2 - 1962-63
Rudolph Annual - 1962
Flash Annual #1 - 1963
Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales - 1964
Superboy Annual #1 - 1964

Eighty Page Giant series
#1 - Superman
#2 - Jimmy Olsen
#3 - Lois Lane
#4 - Flash
#5 - Batman
#6 - Superman
#7 - Sgt. Rock
#8 - Secret Origins
#9 - Flash
#10 - Superboy
#11 - Superman
#12 - Batman
#13 - Jimmy Olsen
#14 - Lois Lane
#15 - World's Finest

'G' Numbering series
#G-16 - JLA #39
#G-17 - Batman #176
#G-18 - Superman #183
#G-19 - Our Army at War #164
#G-20 - Action #334
#G-21 - Flash #160
#G-22 - Superboy #129
#G-23 - Superman #187
#G-24 - Batman #182
#G-25 - Jimmy Olsen #95
#G-26 - Lois Lane #68
#G-27 - Batman #185
#G-28 - World's Finest #161
#G-29 - JLA #48
#G-30 - Batman #187
#G-31 - Superman #193
#G-32 - Our Army at War #177
#G-33 - Action #347
#G-34 - Flash #169
#G-35 - Superboy #138
#G-36 - Superman #197
#G-37 - Batman #193
#G-38 - Jimmy Olsen #104
#G-39 - Lois Lane #77
#G-40 - World's Finest #170
#G-41 - JLA #58
#G-42 - Superman #202
#G-43 - Batman #198
#G-44 - Our Army at War #190
#G-45 - Action #360
#G-46 - Flash #178
#G-47 - Superboy #147
#G-48 - Superman #207
#G-49 - Batman #203
#G-50 - Jimmy Olsen #113
#G-51 - Lois Lane #86
#G-52 - World's Finest #179
#G-53 - JLA #67
#G-54 - Superman #212
#G-55 - Batman #208
#G-56 - Our Army at War #203
#G-57 - Action #373 (64 pagers begin)
#G-58 - Flash #187
#G-59 - Superboy #156
#G-60 - Superman #217
#G-61 - Batman #213
#G-62 - Jimmy Olsen #122
#G-63 - Lois Lane #95
#G-64 - World's Finest #188
#G-65 - JLA #76
#G-66 - Superman #222
#G-67 - Batman #218
#G-68 - Our Army at War #216
#G-69 - Adventure #390
#G-70 - Flash #196
#G-71 - Superboy #165
#G-72 - Superman #227
#G-73 - Batman #223
#G-74 - Jimmy Olsen #131
#G-75 - Lois Lane #104
#G-76 - World's Finest #197
#G-77 - JLA #85
#G-78 - Superman #232
#G-79 - Batman #228
#G-80 - Our Army at War #229
#G-81 - Adventure #403
#G-82 - Flash #205
#G-83 - Superboy #174
#G-84 - Superman #239
#G-85 - Batman #233
#G-86 - Jimmy Olsen #140
#G-87 - Lois Lane #113
#G-88 - World's Finest #206
#G-89 - JLA #93

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