Superman #147
(August 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
1961-06-13
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 #278 and copyright registration.


The Legion of Super-Villains! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen]; Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247.

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

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

The Great Mento! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Perry White [as the Great Mento] (intro); Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Rocky Sneed (villain)
Synopsis
Perry White fakes ESP powers as The Great Mento, with Superman's help, to capture wanted criminals.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Recycled from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #103.

Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Krypto Battles Titano! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Krypto (guest star); Titano (origin, villain); Superman; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Krypto travels into the prehistoric past to meet Titano.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

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

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

See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman... (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

At Last! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Legion of Super-Villains! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Man; Cosmic Man; Saturn Woman] (first Adult Legion appearance); Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King (intro, origin); Lightning Lord [Mekt Ranzz] (intro, origin); Saturn Queen (intro, origin)] (intro, origin, villains); Lex Luthor (villain); Superman; Lois Lane (illusion)
Synopsis
Luthor contacts and teams up with Legion of Super-Villains from 30th Century. An adult Legion of Super-Heroes comes to 20th Century to help Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

First adult Legion; first Legion of Super-Villains.

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

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Jim Mooney; Wayne Boring
Inks
Jim Mooney; Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Brad Parks, Susan Bohn, Junior Greer, Vernon Edwards, Arnold Silver, and John Haggard.

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

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

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Legion of Super-Villains!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Great Mento!
    Superman
  4. 3. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  8. 7. Krypto Battles Titano!
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  10. 9. See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman...
    Giant Superman Annual
  11. 10. At Last!
    Secret Origins
  12. 11. The Legion of Super-Villains!
    Superman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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