Superman #142
(January 1961)

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
1960-11-03
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 Action Comics #271 and copyright registration.


The Flame Dragon from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Kryptonian Flame Dragon
Reprints

Test Your Talent (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Lois Lane's Secret Helper! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Krypto (guest star); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); Lucy Lane; Super-Brat (cameo; imaginary); Perry White
Synopsis
Krypto decides to try to make Superman fall in love with Lois Lane.
Reprints

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

Giant Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Get a Grip on Your Gripes! (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
Fred loses his temper all the time until he is confronted by Joe.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Superman Meets Al Capone! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Al Capone (villain); Perry White; Titano (cameo); Cyrus Martin; "Silky" Hale (gangster)
Synopsis
While returning from the past, Superman is affected by Titano's kryptonite eye-blasts and it causes him to land in Chicago in the 1920's. Here he meets a young Perry White and helps him get his first scoop, and also stops Al Capone.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Time-travel story

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

Peg / comic story / 0.67 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
Guess who I have a date with tonight?
Genre
humor

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics; Action Comics / 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
Stan Kaye (logo illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by William Cassity; Carman Tisdel; Anne Zeek; Don Farb; Terry Fielden; Linda Rocawich. Mort incorrectly explains that Mxyzptlk is pronounced "Mix-Yez-Pitel-Ick". This misinformation is corrected in a later letters page where it is stated that Mxyzptlk only has three syllables.

Flame-Dragon from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (cameo; as statue); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto (cameo); a Kryptonian Flame-Dragon (introduction, villain); Superman robots; Lois Lane; Perry White; "Plates" Finnegan (villain); Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
A Kryptonian Flame-Dragon makes it way to Earth. When it swallows a Red Kryptonite meteor Superman must stay away from the Flame-Dragon for fear the Red Kryptonite will affect him also. When the effect of the red kryptonite fades, Superman freezes the dragon and places him in a block of ice in outer space. Batman, Supergirl and Krypto then assist him in protecting his secret identity from the inquiries of Lois Lane.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; red kryptonite

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

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

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Flame Dragon from Krypton!
    Superman
  2. 1. Test Your Talent
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Lois Lane's Secret Helper!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["The next Giant Superman annual..."]
    Giant Superman
  5. 4. Get a Grip on Your Gripes!
  6. 5. Superman Meets Al Capone!
    Superman
  7. 6. ["Guess who I have a date with tonight?"]
    Peg
  8. 7. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics; Action Comics
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  10. 9. Flame-Dragon from Krypton!
    Superman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
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