Superman #133
(November 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
1959-09-17
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
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 ad in Mystery in Space #55 and copyright registration.


Superman Joins the Army! (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) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Super-Luck of Badge 77 (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Police Chief Smith; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Clark joins the police force for a story and lets Police Chief Smith believe that he is protected by the luck in badge #77 when he is actually using his super-abilities.
Reprints

Three Exciting New Adventures (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

New Stars for "Old Glory" (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
history of the United States flag and the custom of adding one star for each state

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

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

Ollie / comic story / 1 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
Oh, oh, puddles!
Genre
humor
Characters
Ollie; cab driver

How Perry White Hired Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
In a flashback story, though Perry White tries to brush him off, Clark proves that he has what it takes to be a reporter at the Daily Planet.
Reprints

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Wayne Boring (logo illustration)
Inks
Wayne Boring (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Editor: I think you made a serious error...

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Ronald Mattey; Boyd Johnson; Naomi Feller; Ward Dean; Danny Hollyfield; Ted Lewis; Bob Schlueter; Joseph Travis; Marc Krass; and Gary Landis.

Superman Joins the Army! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Captain Jonathan Grimes; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Captain Grimes insists that Superman should be drafted and treated like any other draftee.
Reprints

Coming Super-Attractions (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Go out and shovel a path...
Genre
humor
Characters
Varsity Vic
Reprints

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

The Golden Gun / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman Joins the Army!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  3. 2. The Super-Luck of Badge 77
    Superman
  4. 3. Three Exciting New Adventures
    Batman
  5. 4. New Stars for "Old Glory"
  6. 5. ["Oh, oh, puddles!"]
    Ollie
  7. 6. How Perry White Hired Clark Kent!
    Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman
  8. 7. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  9. 8. ["Dear Editor: I think you made a serious error..."]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  10. 9. Superman Joins the Army!
    Superman
  11. 10. Coming Super-Attractions
    Action Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics
  12. 11. ["Go out and shovel a path..."]
    Varsity Vic
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    The Golden Gun
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
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