Superman #145
(May 1961)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of March, June, Sept., and Dec.
On-sale date
1961-03-16
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 #275 and copyright registration.


The Interplanetary Circus! (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]
Reprints

Still 10¢ (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Secret Identity of Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Anti-Superman Gang (villains); Rock Stirling; Superman robot; Lois Lane; Lucy Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Biff Cardigan (Cameo in photo); Rock Sterling
Synopsis
Lois thinks that Superman won't marry her because she can't keep his secret identity a secret. Jimmy tells her that he knows Superman's secret identity and reveals to her that Superman is really Rock Sterling. But can Lois keep it a secret for 48 hours?
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

How's Your Eye-Q? (Table of Contents: 3)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

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

Tricksy / 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
Tricksy will do something no one has ever dared...
Genre
humor

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Interplanetary Circus! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Interplanetary Circus
Synopsis
An Interplanetary Circus shows up in Metropolis and tries to force Superman to join their travelling circus.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from GCD listing for the reprint.

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

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

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Alan Driefus, Richard Schwartz, Ernest Fischer, David Bibby, Robert Grisan, Rick Wood, David Jennings, Jon Ingersoll, Bestor Cooper, Edward Malinowski, Raul Albert, Ruth McClean, and Tim Horan.

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

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

The Night of March 31st! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris; Bizarro-Perry White; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Streaky; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Lana Lang; Brainiac; Lex Luthor; Bizarro #1; Curt Swan (cameo); Harry Donenfeld (cameo)
Synopsis
Everything in Superman's life suddenly changes. Lori Lemaris is no longer a mermaid. Supergirl reveals herself to the world. Perry White has become a Bizarro, and many more.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite; Kandor; red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

The Great Boo-Boo Contest; tons of intentional errors, April Fool's Joke

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

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

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

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

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Interplanetary Circus!
    Superman
  2. 1. Still 10¢
  3. 2. The Secret Identity of Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. How's Your Eye-Q?
  5. 4. ["Tricksy will do something no one has ever dared..."]
    Tricksy
  6. 5. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Action Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics
  7. 6. The Interplanetary Circus!
    Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  10. 9. The Night of March 31st!
    Superman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
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