Superman #138
(July 1960)

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
1960-05-05
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
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. On-sale date of May 3 in ad in Sugar and Spike #29.


Titano, The Super-Ape! (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]; Titano
Reprints

Buzzy Says: "Free Speech-- Free for All!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy Brown
Synopsis
Tom is tearing down the campaign posters of the candidate his father opposes, until Buzzy shows him that his father is much more fair-minded.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Titano the Super-Ape! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Titano (villain, origin retold); Lois Lane; Perry White (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Superman Robot (Cameo)
Synopsis
While testing an alien artifact, Superman accidentally transports Titano from the prehistoric past to the current day. Titano goes on a rampage across Metropolis until Superman can stop him.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Titano's first appearance, in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #127, has the same story title.

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

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm - What a doll!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

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

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

Superman's Black Magic! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (Cameo); Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; "Duke" Haskell; "Lefty" Montez; Coker (Counterfeiter)
Synopsis
While attending a costume party dressed as the devil, Superman sees two crooks he has been looking for. He pretends to be the devil to trick the crooks into revealing all their past crimes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Other members of the costume party are dressed as Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Aquaman.

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

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Tricksy / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at Tricksy being shot out of the cannon!
Genre
humor

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Superboy; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Mermaid from Atlantis (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lori Lemaris; Ronal; Prince Gregory of Varonia; Prime Minister Basil; Aquaman (Cameo)
Synopsis
Lori tries to get Superman to propose to Lois by using her telepathy.
Reprints

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Titano, The Super-Ape!
    Superman
  2. 1. Buzzy Says: "Free Speech-- Free for All!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. Titano the Super-Ape!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
  5. 4. ["Hmm - What a doll!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  7. 6. Superman's Black Magic!
    Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  9. 8. ["Look at Tricksy being shot out of the cannon!"]
    Tricksy
  10. 9. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superboy; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  11. 10. The Mermaid from Atlantis
    Superman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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