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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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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