(June 1965)

DC, 1964 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1965-04-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Appoved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Greatest Superman-Luthor Duels! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; The Toyman; The Prankster; Kryptonite Man

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

This also has the copyright at the bottom: "© 1965 BY NATIONAL PERIODICAL PUBLICATIONS, INC."

The Kryptonite Man! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen; kryptonite monkey
Synopsis:
Luthor takes a liquid kryptonite serum which makes it impossible for Superman to get near him. Superman makes a lead suit to protect himself, but Luthor has discovered a way to turn lead into glass. Eventually, Superman tricks Luthor into thinking he has become immune to Luthor's kryptonite radiations and Luthor takes an antidote, leaving himself open to capture.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Flying Newsroom; Fortress of Solitude; kryptonite; Metropolis Zoo

The Story Behind This Cover (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor [as Lex Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent

Indexer Notes

This is an unused cover originally intended for Superman (DC, 1939 series) #175, replaced by a "more dramatic" cover.

The Impossible Mission! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lex Luthor; Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; John Wilkes Booth
Synopsis:
The Boy of Steel traverses the time barrier and attempts to thwart the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but he encounters an adult Lex Luthor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ford's Theater; Lincoln Memorial; red kryptonite; time travel

The Terrible Trio! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
William Woolfolk
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor; The Prankster; The Toyman
Synopsis:
When the terrible trio team up to combat Superman, the Man of Steel is guaranteed triple-trouble.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Eiffel Tower; floating air mines; jet-mobile; synthetic kryptonite; U. S. Capitol

Superman's Super Vision (Table of Contents)

character profile / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

The Superman Family (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan; John Forte (Legion of Super-Heroes figures only)
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Jonathan Kent (statue); Martha Kent (statue); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Lana Lang; Perry White; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Krypto the Super-dog; Comet the Super-horse; Beppo the Super-monkey; Streaky the Super-cat; Lori Lemaris; Professor Potter; The Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy]; Bizarro #1; Mr. Mxyzptlk
Synopsis:
Pin up of the entire Superman Family.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Legion of Super-Heroes figures were redrawn (from the waist up) for this reprint by a different artist (the Legion's current artist).

The Conquest of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lex Luthor (villain); Attila the Hun (statue); Genghis Khan (status); Captain Kidd (statue); Al Capone (statue); Superman Robot
Synopsis:
Luthor seemingly defeats Superman using artificial kryptonite.
Reprints:
Keywords:
blue kryptonite; Fort Knox; Fortress of Solitude; Fourth-Dimensional Arm; green kryptonite; Luthor's Lair; red kryptonite; Reminder Room; white kryptonite; yellow kryptonite (intro)

Indexer Notes

23rd anniversary story. Inker credit confirmed by Pat Lang (April 11, 2004). Inker credit previously given to: George Klein (Gene Reed credit) or Stan Kaye.

Key to Superman "Family" Portrait (Table of Contents)

Superman / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
List of characters depicted on Superman Family Portrait (sequence 7)

The Army of Living Kryptonite Men! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent; Krypto; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy (cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo)
Synopsis:
Luthor attacks with animated Kryptonite; Superboy helped by Lana and Lightning Lad.
Reprints:
Keywords:
blown fuse; green kryptonite; Mind-Helmet

Indexer Notes

First mention of Legion of Super-Villains (speculative)

Superman in Superman Land (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lex Luthor
Synopsis:
Clark, Lois and Jimmy visit the theme park, "Superman Land", amid the entertainments however, lurks danger in the guise of Lex Luthor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
commemorative stamp; nitric acid; Superman Land; synthetic kryptonite

The Curse of Lena Thorul! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lucy Lane; Lena Thorul (introduction); Louella Thompson (flashback, cameo); Lex Luthor
Synopsis:
In the New England town of Cardiff, Lois meets a girl who seems to be a modern day witch.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Luthor robot; witches

Glossary of Kryptonian Names (Table of Contents)

character profile / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan (illustrations)
Inks:
George Klein (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Expanded from previous listings (in Superman Annual #2 and #5), adding six more names. Includes illustration head shots of Jor-El and Lara.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Greatest Superman-Luthor Duels!
    Superman
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Kryptonite Man!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Story Behind This Cover
  5. 4. The Impossible Mission!
    Superboy
  6. 5. The Terrible Trio!
    Superman
  7. 6. Superman's Super Vision
  8. 7. The Superman Family
    Superman
  9. 8. The Conquest of Superman!
    Superman
  10. 9. Key to Superman "Family" Portrait
    Superman
  11. 10. The Army of Living Kryptonite Men!
    Superboy
  12. 11. Superman in Superman Land
    Superman
  13. 12. The Curse of Lena Thorul!
    Lois Lane
  14. 13. Glossary of Kryptonian Names
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