Superman #152
(April 1962)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly, with the exception of March, June, Sept., and Dec.
On-sale date
1962-02-06
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 ad in Action Comics #286 and copyright registration.


The Robot Master! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen (robot); Lois Lane (robot); Perry White (robot)
Reprints

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

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

The Robot Master! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Supergirl] (guest stars); Superman; Lois Lane (robot); Perry White (robot); Jimmy Olsen (robot); Clark Kent (robot); Jor-El (Statue); Lara (Statue)
Synopsis
Superman and Supergirl must figure out who the Robot-Master is, and how did he create robot doubles of Perry White, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Clark Kent.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

Buzzy Asks: "Do You Know Your Neighbors?" (Table of Contents: 3)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen

Don't Miss This Super-Spectacular! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Mom, do I hafta go to the dentist?
Genre
humor; children
Reprints

Superbaby Captures the Pumpkin Gang! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superbaby (guest star); Pete Ross (baby); Lana Lang (baby); Lex Luthor (baby); Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Chief Parker; Pumpkin Gang (villains)
Synopsis
Superbaby and Officer Parker stop the Pumpkin Gang.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"An Untold Story of Superman When He Was Superbaby!"

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some rain we had last night!
Genre
humor; children
Reprints

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Tom Sawyer, Raymond Bowie, Lynda Jeske, John Fiala, Animal Lover, Benny Compere.

The TV Trap for Superman! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Anti-Superman Gang (villains); Krypto; Perry White; Superman Robot
Synopsis
Two criminals trick Superman into wearing a secret TV camera so they can figure out his secret identity.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite (fake)

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

Bebe / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This homework is hard!
Genre
humor; children

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Robot Master!
    Superman
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. The Robot Master!
    Superman
  4. 3. Buzzy Asks: "Do You Know Your Neighbors?"
    Buzzy
  5. 4. Don't Miss This Super-Spectacular!
    Superboy
  6. 5. ["Gosh, Mom, do I hafta go to the dentist?"]
    Little Pete
  7. 6. Superbaby Captures the Pumpkin Gang!
    Superman
  8. 7. ["Some rain we had last night!"]
    Little Pete
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  11. 10. The TV Trap for Superman!
    Superman
  12. 11. ["This homework is hard!"]
    Bebe
  13. 12. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Action Comics; Adventure Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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