Superman #148
(October 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
1961-08-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Mort Weisinger (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Action Comics #280 and copyright registration.

The Super-Mischief of Mr. Mxyzptlk! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is it a man... is it a bird? No--it's a jailbird!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Mxyzptlk; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]
Reprints

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

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

The 20th Century Achilles! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Guards can't stop him because he's bulletproof!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane (cameo); Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Achilles [Cyrus] (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Superman stops a 20th century "Achilles" and discovers his secret.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Per Tom Orzechowski, the story was based on "Achilles Vs. Superman" from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #63.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman... (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

At Last! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

Centre Coin Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Mr. Mxyzptlk's Super-Mischief! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hans Blitz... Emil Cornplaster... Elmer Smogg? ...Joe Jones... Tim Snodgrass? ...Murgatroyd Mertz?...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Krypto (cameo); Mr. Mxyzptlk (villain); Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Perry White; Superman Emergency Squad (guest stars)
Synopsis
Mr. Mxyzptlk changes his name to try to prevent Superman from sending him back to the 5th dimension.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Tootsie Roll Fudge (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Tootsie [all other candies] / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Feature Logo
Metropolis Mailbag [X-ray vision reading letters]

Indexer Notes

Letters from Cathy Prewett, Jon Natlo, Thomas Rybak, Paul Gambaccini, Jimmy Pells, Diana Rhoades, Rex Peterson. Steve Marshall, and Ed Bryant.

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

Hy Wire / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
-And now I present Hy Wire...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

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

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

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

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

Superman Owes a Billion Dollars! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You grabbed that falling hotel sign in the nick of time, Superman!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (guest); Bizarro No. 1; Lori Lemaris; Professor Phineas Potter; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Rupert Brand (introduction, an IRS agent); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)
Synopsis
An IRS agent decides that Superman owes back taxes and Superman must pay within 24 hours.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story recycled from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #114.

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Super-Mischief of Mr. Mxyzptlk!
    Superman
  2. 1. Test Your Talent
    Art Instruction, Inc. courses
  3. 2. The 20th Century Achilles!
    Superman
  4. 3. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman...
    Giant Superman Annual
  6. 5. At Last!
    Secret Origins
  7. 6. ["Collect coins.. the hobby road to riches"]
    Centre Coin Company
  8. 7. ["204 revolutionary war soldiers only $1.98"]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  9. 8. Mr. Mxyzptlk's Super-Mischief!
    Superman
  10. 9. Tootsie Roll Fudge
    Tootsie [all other candies]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  12. 11. ["-And now I present Hy Wire..."]
    Hy Wire
  13. 12. ["Wow'wee! That's for me..."]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual
  15. 14. ["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey."]
    Palisades Amusement Park Admission
  16. 15. Superman Owes a Billion Dollars!
    Superman
  17. 16. ["Big enough for 2-3 kids!"]
    Frontier Cabin
  18. 17. ["Two complete armies--the Blues and the Greys!"]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  19. 18. ["The world's greatest molder of handsome he-men and champs out of weaklings says..."]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  20. 19. ["If you know just 20 people... you can make at least $50.00"]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
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