(November 1961)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly with the exception of March, June, September and December
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Death of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Inker corrected 2007-11-29. Error (Sheldon Moldoff) spotted by "world's finest guy" on the GCD error list.

Lex Luthor, Hero! [The Death of Superman! part 1] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor (villain); Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; Duke Garner (villain); Al Mantz (villain); Sykes (Prison Guard); Bizarro (cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor discovers a cure for cancer and with the help of Superman he is paroled from prison.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

3-part Imaginary Story

["I'll drop in at Archie's house to watch television"] (Table of Contents)

Ollie / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ollie; Archie
Synopsis:
Ollie overstays his welcome as Archie's houseguest.

Luthor's Super-Bodyguard! [The Death of Superman! part 2] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (death); Lex Luthor (villain); Supergirl (guest star); Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Duke Garner (villain); Al Mantz (villain)
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor reveals that he was only pretending to be good and kills Superman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Imaginary story.

The Great Superman Boo-Boo Contest (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Lists the winners of 'The Great Superman Boo-Boo Contest' from Superman #145. Includes some panels and examples of the errors in that story. Winners got original Superman drawings. First place found 456 errors.

Indexer Notes

Winners: Linda Strickland; Kenneth Francis; William O'Farrow; Frederick Norwood; Albert Kuhfeld
Honorable Mentions: Bill Lambert; Rick Eiber; James and Michael Boughter; Charles Wilhelm; Patty Wagner; Craig Johnson; Harvey Horowitz; Jasper and Vicki Miller; James Weston

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger; Mike O'Rourke; Larry Naftal; Greg Connors; Herman Glocken; Richard Wilson; Guy Morton; Robert Bales; Dorothy Newton; Warren Edwards
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Death of Superman! [part 3] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Justice League of America [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Wonder Woman; Flash [Barry Allen]] (cameo, first appearance in SUPERMAN); Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl] (cameo); Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (villain); Lucy Lane; Robin (cameo); Lori Lemaris (cameo); Krypto (cameo); Supergirl (guest star); Superman robots; Van-Zee (cameo); Sylvia (cameo); Lana Lang (cameo)
Synopsis:
Superman is buried and Supergirl brings Lex Luthor to justice.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

3-part Imaginary story.

Wanted: Safe Bus Riders! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Death of Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Lex Luthor, Hero! [The Death of Superman! part 1]
    Superman
  3. 2. ["I'll drop in at Archie's house to watch television"]
    Ollie
  4. 3. Luthor's Super-Bodyguard! [The Death of Superman! part 2]
    Superman
  5. 4. The Great Superman Boo-Boo Contest
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  7. 6. The Death of Superman! [part 3]
    Superman
  8. 7. Wanted: Safe Bus Riders!
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