Superman #129
(May 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
1959-03-19
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.

The Ghost of Lois Lane! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Reprints

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

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

The Ghost of Lois Lane (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Professor Grail
Synopsis
After Superman accidentally causes Professor Grail's experimental teleporter chair to explode while Lois is sitting in it with his x-ray vision, he sees visions of a ghostly Lois. But Lois communicates through Jimmy's new typewriter to let Superman know that she is trapped in the fourth dimension and can be returned by the pull of a lever in Professor Grail's lab.
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Clyde Beatty & Cole Bros. Circus at Palisades Amusement Park (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Peg / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You men are all alike...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Coming Super-Attractions (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Action Comics; Adventure Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Clark Kent, Fireman of Steel! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Fire Chief Hogan
Synopsis
Assigned to join the fire department for a few days for a story, Clark must protect his secret identity and deal with a skeptical fire chief.
Reprints

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

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

Introducing the Girl of Steel! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Action Comics; Supergirl / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 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

Editorial replies promote an upcoming Superbaby "untold tale" in Superboy and Supergirl's first appearance in Action Comics. Letter writers are Fred Bronson, New York; William E. Leung, Prospect Park, PA; Jeffrey Javerbaum, Newark, NJ; Pierre Kirk, New Orleans, LA; Michael Stern, Bronx, NY; Susan Anne Howalsky, Baltimore, MD; Kenneth Diamond, Brooklyn, NY; Thomas Wynne, Pittston, PA; and John Lomberg, Pittsburgh, PA. John Lomberg is actually Jon Lomberg, an American space artist and science journalist and Carl Sagan's principal artistic collaborator for over 20 years.

The Girl in Superman's Past! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Superman recalls his college romance with Lori Lemaris, a mermaid from sunken Atlantis.
Reprints

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

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

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

The Audubon Nature Program / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Ghost of Lois Lane!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Ghost of Lois Lane
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Clyde Beatty & Cole Bros. Circus at Palisades Amusement Park
    Palisades Amusement Park
  6. 5. ["You men are all alike..."]
    Peg
  7. 6. Coming Super-Attractions
    Action Comics; Adventure Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  8. 7. Clark Kent, Fireman of Steel!
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. Introducing the Girl of Steel!
    Action Comics; Supergirl
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  12. 11. The Girl in Superman's Past!
    Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    The Audubon Nature Program
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