(October 1963)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of March, June, Sept. and Dec.
On-sale date:
1963-08-01
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 Showdown Between Luthor and Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor
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The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman! [part 1] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El (flashback)
Synopsis:
When Luthor escapes from jail, he challenges Superman to meet him in a fair fight without his super powers. The two head to a desert-like world where they brawl until Superman knocks out the villain. Luthor retaliates by using secret weapons hidden in his shirt pocket.
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["Casey, there's a new Burgular in town."] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff ?

The Super-Duel! [part 2] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; Jor-El (hallucination); Lara (hallucination)
Synopsis:
While Superman struggles to survive, Luthor meets the few remaining inhabitants of the planet and becomes their hero when he reactivates their scientific machines and temporarily solves their water shortage problem. But Superman finds Luthor, defeats him in combat, and returns him to prison on Earth, after providing the people of the planet with sufficient water on which to survive.
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Indexer Notes

The planet is unnamed here, but its inhabitants will rename it Lexor in honor of their hero sometime after this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger; Curt Swan
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger; George Klien
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Indexer Notes

letters section includes coming attractions for Lois Lane, Superboy and Adventure Comics.

Play It Safe (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Shelly Moldoff
Inks:
Shelly Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

The Fugitive From the Phantom Zone! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Ras-Krom (intro, villain); Jax-Ur (cameo); Professor Vakox (cameo); Bor-Ak (intro, death, flashback); Bor-Ak's bride (intro, death, flashback); Lon-Ra (intro, death, flashback); Phantom Zone; Jimmy Olsen; Krypton (flashback)
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman! [part 1]
    Superman
  3. 2. ["Casey, there's a new Burgular in town."]
    Casey the Cop
  4. 3. The Super-Duel! [part 2]
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  6. 5. Play It Safe
  7. 6. The Fugitive From the Phantom Zone!
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner