Superman #128
(April 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
1959-02-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Superman Duels the Futuremen! (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)

Superman Versus the Futuremen, Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (origin retold; Jonathan Kent (guest, flashback); Martha Kent (guest, flashback); The Futuremen [Vard; Boka] (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Earth Bureau of Investigation agents from the year 2000 arrive in the present and claim that Superman is an escaped criminal from their time. In order to arrest him, they expose Superman to red kryptonite, which takes away his powers for two hours.
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Brave and the Bold; The Viking Prince / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Little Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pete, sweep out the store and I will give you an ice cream cone!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Ed Boner.

Chapter 2: The Secret of the Futuremen (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
After they capture Superman and take him to the future, the EBI agents reveal that they are not agents at all, but criminals who want Superman to help them blackmail Earth.
Reprints

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

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Mentions Supergirl's debut and plugs other Superman Family titles. Sequence added by Ed Boner.

The Sleeping Beauty from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lara (in picture); Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis
Lois poses as Rama, a survivor from Krypton, in order to find out Superman's secret identity. But after he reveals his identity, Superman realizes that Rama is really Lois and has to rely on the help of a friend to restore his double identity.
Reprints

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman Duels the Futuremen!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. Superman Versus the Futuremen, Chapter 1
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Why does the Viking Prince risk his life..."]
    The Brave and the Bold; The Viking Prince
  6. 5. ["Pete, sweep out the store and I will give you an ice cream cone!"]
    Little Pete
  7. 6. Chapter 2: The Secret of the Futuremen
    Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  10. 9. The Sleeping Beauty from Krypton!
    Superman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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