Superman #149
(November 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
1961-09-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical 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 copyright registration.


The Death of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Inks credit per World's Finest Guy via the GCD Error List; we formerly credited Sheldon Moldoff.

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Death of Superman!] Part I: Lex Luthor, Hero! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor (villain); Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; Duke Garner (villain); Al Mantz (villain); Sykes (Prison Guard); Bizarro (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Lex Luthor discovers a cure for cancer and with the help of Superman he is paroled from prison.
Reprints
Keywords
imaginary story

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) /

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

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

Ollie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll drop in at Archie's house to watch television!
Genre
humor
Characters
Ollie; Archie
Synopsis
Ollie overstays his welcome as Archie's houseguest.

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

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

[The Death of Superman!] Part II: Luthor's Super-Bodyguard! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (death); Lex Luthor (villain); Supergirl (guest star); Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Duke Garner (villain); Al Mantz (villain)
Synopsis
Lex Luthor reveals that he was only pretending to be good and kills Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite; imaginary story

There's More Than Meets the Eye... (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

The Great Superman Boo-Boo Contest (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Lists the winners of 'The Great Superman Boo-Boo Contest' from Superman #145. Includes some panels and examples of the errors in that story. Winners got original Superman drawings. First place found 456 errors.

Indexer Notes

Winners: Linda Strickland; Kenneth Francis; William O'Farrow; Frederick Norwood; Albert Kuhfeld
Honorable Mentions: Bill Lambert; Rick Eiber; James and Michael Boughter; Charles Wilhelm; Patty Wagner; Craig Johnson; Harvey Horowitz; Jasper and Vicki Miller; James Weston

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

World Globe / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Garcelon Stamp Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Mike O'Rourke, Larry Naftal, Greg Connors, Herman Glocken, Richard Wilson, Guy Morton, Robert Bales, Dorothy Newton, and Warren Edwards.

Part III: The Death of Superman! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Justice League of America [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Wonder Woman; Flash [Barry Allen]] (cameo, first appearance in SUPERMAN); Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl] (cameo); Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (villain); Lucy Lane; Robin (cameo); Lori Lemaris (cameo); Krypto (cameo); Supergirl (guest star); Superman robots; Van-Zee (cameo); Sylvia (cameo); Lana Lang (cameo)
Synopsis
Superman is buried and Supergirl brings Lex Luthor to justice.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; imaginary story; Kandor; Phantom Zone

[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)

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

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

Wanted: Safe Bus Riders! (Table of Contents: 17)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

[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) /

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Death of Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. [The Death of Superman!] Part I: Lex Luthor, Hero!
    Superman
  4. 3. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Shake hands with a shark!"]
    Sea Devils
  6. 5. ["I'll drop in at Archie's house to watch television!"]
    Ollie
  7. 6. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Action Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics
  8. 7. [The Death of Superman!] Part II: Luthor's Super-Bodyguard!
    Superman
  9. 8. There's More Than Meets the Eye...
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. The Great Superman Boo-Boo Contest
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    World Globe
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Company
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  14. 13. Part III: The Death of Superman!
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  16. 15. See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman...
    Giant Superman Annual
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual
  18. 17. Wanted: Safe Bus Riders!
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Allen Ross
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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