Superman #123
(August 1958)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly, with the exception of April, June, Oct., and Dec.
On-sale date
1958-06-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Girl of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Super-Girl
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit confirmed on Todd Klein's blog: https://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-superman-part-1/.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Three Magic Wishes, Chapter I: The Girl of Steel (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Super-Girl (introduction, a magically-created female partner for Superman, death); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Jimmy Olsen is granted three wishes by an Indian totem, the first wish being for a Super-Girl with powers equal to Superman to be his companion. When she feels as if she's always in the way, Super-Girl sacrifices herself to save Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Overall title given at the end of Chapter I.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Bullseye Billy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're some sheriff! You haven't tracked down a single bandit yet!
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Three Magic Wishes] Part II: The Lost Super-Powers (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Criminals steal the magic totem and use the second wish to remove Superman's powers.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Overall title given at the end of Chapter I.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wanted: A Pal! (Table of Contents: 7)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Lou Cameron
Inks
Lou Cameron
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Gag Bag / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

[The Three Magic Wishes] Part III: Superman's Return to Krypton (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El; Lara; Kil-Lor (introduction, death)
Synopsis
Superman time travels back to Krypton and meets his parents for the first time, and arranges their betrothal!
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton; kryptonite; time travel

Indexer Notes

Overall title given at the end of Chapter I.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Girl of Steel!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Three Magic Wishes, Chapter I: The Girl of Steel
    Superman
  4. 3. ["You're some sheriff! You haven't tracked down a single bandit yet!"]
    Bullseye Billy
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  6. 5. [The Three Magic Wishes] Part II: The Lost Super-Powers
    Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  8. 7. Wanted: A Pal!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Gag Bag
  10. 9. [The Three Magic Wishes] Part III: Superman's Return to Krypton
    Superman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifle
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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