(February 1964)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of March, June, September and December
On-sale date:
1963-12-19
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

Brainiac and Luthor Team Up to Destroy Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El]; Brainiac; Lex Luthor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The cover idea was submitted by Cary Bates as a teen age fan. Info by Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Deadly Duo! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 1] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton; Cary Bates (plot)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Brainiac (origin, flashback) (both as the Brainiac-Luthor Team, intro, villains); Brainiac II [ancestor of Brainiac 5] (intro, origin, flashback); Superman (flashback); Var-Don; Kandor (flashback)
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor escapes prison and discovers the existence of Brainiac.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The cover idea and plot that led to this story was submitted by Cary Bates as a teen age fan. Info by Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

Brainiac revealed to be a computer and not a sentient being.

["Special Announcement! Thousands of DC readers..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring (spot illustration)
Inks:
Wayne Boring (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Begins with an editorial regarding the genesis of Brainiac's new origin. Also, letters of comment from Jeffrey Breeh; Kerry Krammer; E. Nelson Bridwell; Kay Bungard; and Bestor Cooper.

The Downfall of Superman! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 2] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton; Cary Bates (plot)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Brainiac (both as the Luthor-Brainiac team, villains); Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Phantom Zone inmates; Tharla; Lexorians (guest stars); Superman [Kal-El]; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Lexor
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor releases Brainiac from prison, re-programs him, and teams with him to shrink Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Tharla, Lex Luthor's future wife. From Superman (DC 1939 series) # 168 (April 1964), she will be renamed as Ardora.

["Moolah is the greatest snake charmer of them all!"] (Table of Contents)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moolah the Mystic
Reprints:

The Hour of Kandor's Vengeance! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 3] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton; Cary Bates (plot)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Brainiac (both as the Luthor-Brainiac Team, villains); Superman [Kal-El]; Superman Emergency Squad; Kandor; Fortress of Solitude; Lexor; Tharla
Synopsis:
With the help of the Kandorians, Superman turns the tables on Luthor and Brainiac.
Reprints:

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Irwin Donenfeld (Business Manager)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Date of Filing: October 1st, 1963. No circulation figures given.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Brainiac and Luthor Team Up to Destroy Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Deadly Duo! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 1]
    Superman
  3. 2. ["Special Announcement! Thousands of DC readers..."]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  4. 3. The Downfall of Superman! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 2]
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Moolah is the greatest snake charmer of them all!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  6. 5. The Hour of Kandor's Vengeance! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 3]
    Superman
  7. 6. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
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  • Dwayne Best
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  • Jim Walker
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