Superman #127
(February 1959)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of March, June, September and December
On-sale Date
1958-12-18
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)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Titano! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Titano
Reprints

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

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

When There Was No Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Superman recalls a time when it appeared that Clark Kent had died, so he abandoned his double life and moved in with Jimmy Olsen. But Superman quickly learned the value of a secret identity and resurrected Clark.
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Indexer Notes

inker credit correction from Christopher Melchert

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Magic Card! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy

Just One Second! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two, please!" "Later..
Genre
humor; children
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Make-Believe Superman! (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; Tommy Winters; Harry Winters
Synopsis
Harry Winters dreads the day he is supposed to dress in the clothes in which he did his most heroic dead for his son's school because he thinks he has never done anything heroic. Putting on a Superman costume from a masquerade ball, however, Harry Winters heroically helps the real Superman.
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Indexer Notes

Writing credit from Showcase reprint.

[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 / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Titano the Super-Ape! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Titano [Toto]
Synopsis
Lois befriends the intelligent chimp Toto just before he is sent into orbit inside a satellite. While in orbit, the satellite passes by a collision of a uranium metorite with a kryptonite one, which causes the chimp to grow to enormous size and shoot kryptonite beams from his eyes. Because of this change, Lois re-names him Titano. Though not meaning any harm, Titano poses a threat to humanity and Superman, so the army traps the giant chimp, planning to execute him. But Lois devises a way to block Titano's kryptonite vision so Superman can send him into the past where he cannot harm anyone.
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Indexer Notes

Titano's second appearance, in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #138, has the same story title.

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

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

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

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aha - I see you will meet a man soon...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Lotta-Stamps-a-Month Club / advertisement / 1 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) /

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Titano!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  3. 2. When There Was No Clark Kent!
    Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. The Magic Card!
  6. 5. Just One Second!
    The Flash
  7. 6. ["Two, please!" "Later.."]
    Little Pete
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. The Make-Believe Superman!
    Superman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  12. 11. Titano the Super-Ape!
    Superman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  14. 13. ["Aha - I see you will meet a man soon..."]
    Moolah the Mystic
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Lotta-Stamps-a-Month Club
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
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