Superman #125
(November 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
1958-09-09
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.


Superman's New Power! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

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

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Lois Lane's Super-Dream (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; doctor; nurse; pedestrians (in dream sequence)
Synopsis
Lois falls off a ledge while trying to get a scoop as a reporter. She is knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital by Superman, where Lois dreams she and Clark gain super-powers and become Power-Girl and Power-Man. Clark still possesses a timid personality and is inferior to the leadership of Lois/Power-Girl.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In dream sequence: Clark and Superman are separate individuals, and the doctor & nurse recur.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Do You Know the Legend of Superman? (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Look to the Stars! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy; math & science

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Pop! I hit a home run and broke up the ball game!
Genre
humor

Wings and Winnie Winchester Bag a Thief (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Clark Kent's College Days (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman; Untold Tales of Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; high school principal (flashback); Professor Thaddeus V. Maxwell; college students; plane pilot; cheerleaders; bus driver
Synopsis
Superman recalls his college days, particularly the professor who tried to scientifically prove that Clark Kent was Superboy. Professor Maxwell had Clark take a polygraph and answer if he was Superboy; Clark passed the test when he replied "No" because he now regarded himself as Superman.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from James V. Barton, Tony Glickman, H.G.W., John D. Pearson, Lora Bentley.

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

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Al - Quick - Lend me a fountain pen...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Superman's New Power! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; the "Super-Imp"
Synopsis
When Superman is exposed to the "strange power" from the explosion of an alien space ship, he loses his powers but gains the ability to create a miniature version of himself to carry out his super-duties. Eventually the "super-imp" becomes more popular than Superman, who begins to harbor resentment and sends the midget duplicate on a potentially fatal mission involving kryptonite. Destroyed by the kryptonite, the midget seems to sacrifice itself so that Supes can return to normal.
Reprints
Keywords
Eiffel Tower; green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Splash panel (not part of story continuity) also features Police Commissioner

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman's New Power!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. Lois Lane's Super-Dream
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Do You Know the Legend of Superman?
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  6. 5. Look to the Stars!
  7. 6. ["Hey, Pop! I hit a home run and broke up the ball game!"]
    Little Pete
  8. 7. Wings and Winnie Winchester Bag a Thief
    Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates
  9. 8. Clark Kent's College Days
    Superman; Untold Tales of Superman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  12. 11. ["Oh, Al - Quick - Lend me a fountain pen..."]
    Varsity Vic
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  14. 13. Superman's New Power!
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
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