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
Editing
Mort Weisinger

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyzptlk
Reprints

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

Art Instruction, Inc. / 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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Achilles [Cyrus] (intro, villain); Lois Lane (cameo)
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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyzptlk (villain); Superman Emergency Squad (guest stars); Perry White; Krypto (cameo)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Fudge / 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

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

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

[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 / 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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Aquaman (guest appearance); Professor Potter; Bizarro #1; Lori Lemaris; Rupert Brand (intro, 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, Inc. / 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.
  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. [no title indexed]
    Centre Coin Company
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  9. 8. Mr. Mxyzptlk's Super-Mischief!
    Superman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  12. 11. ["-And now I present Hy Wire..."]
    Hy Wire
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  16. 15. Superman Owes a Billion Dollars!
    Superman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
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