Superman #146
(July 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
1961-05-04
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 #277 and copyright registration.


The Complete Story of Superman's Life! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El] (as a baby); Jor-El; Lara
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Story of Superman's Life! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent] (origin retold in detail); Jor-El; Zor-El (Jor-El's brother); Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Krypto; Kal-El; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lex Luthor (villain)
Synopsis
Recap of Superman's life beginning with his escape from the destruction of Krypton, through his adoption and raising by the Kents, his training and career as Superboy, up to his leaving Smallville for Metropolis and joining the Daily Planet after the deaths of his adoptive parents.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet; green kryptonite; Krypton; Metropolis; Metropolis Bus Company; Smallville

Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Sandy Alexander; Bruce Davis; Jack Kirkness; Gordon Price; Francis Baker; Elizabeth Lunn; Alva Galbraith.

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

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Action Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Gifts from Your Elders! (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

Superman's Greatest Feats! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lori Lemaris (guest star); Superboy (flashback); Lex Luthor (flashback); Nathan Hale; Abraham Lincoln; John Wilkes Booth; Jor-El; Lara; Zor-El; Lyla Lerrol; Alura; Chief Sitting Bull
Synopsis
Lori Lemaris asks Superman to go into the past and stop Atlantis from sinking. Superman, who has never before successfully changed the past tries and is amazed that it succeeds. Superman continues to change other past events, including the assassination of Lincoln, Custer's Last Stand and the explosion of Krypton.
Reprints
Keywords
red kryptonite (flashback)

Indexer Notes

Story mistakenly blurbed as an "Extra" on the cover of Action Comics #277.

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

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
I keep worrying about you...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 8 of "Superman's Greatest Feats!"

There's More Than Meets the Eye... (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

Giant Batman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman... (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Giant Superman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

At Last! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Secret Origins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Complete Story of Superman's Life!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  4. 3. The Story of Superman's Life!
    Superman
  5. 4. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
    Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  7. 6. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Action Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  9. 8. Gifts from Your Elders!
  10. 9. Superman's Greatest Feats!
    Superman
  11. 10. ["I keep worrying about you..."]
    Tricksy
  12. 11. There's More Than Meets the Eye...
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  16. 15. See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman...
    Giant Superman Annual
  17. 16. At Last!
    Secret Origins
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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