Superman #153
(May 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
1962-03-20
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Super-Showdown! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Phantom Zone villains
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Day Superman Broke the Law! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Councilman Finch (intro, villain); Sheriff Todd
Synopsis
Councilman Finch has Superman arrested for tiny infractions of the law so he will be in jail and unable to prevent his theft from the bank.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Theater in story shows "Superman vs. the Mole Men."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Just One Second! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Triple Life of Green Lantern! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of the Superman Stamp! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane
Synopsis
The city of Rangoon wants a photo of Superman for a new postage stamp.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Superman Museum

Indexer Notes

Reworked from a story in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #91.

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Melvin Herbers, Mark Gotay, Chris Brown, Pvt M. Maxwell, John Tatum, Ben Him, Peter Kassan, and Abner Risher.

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm - That window looks open!
Genre
humor
Reprints

The Town of Supermen! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Phantom Zone inhabitants [ten unnamed prisoners, eight of whom escape]
Synopsis
Lois Lane is invited to a ghost town by eight escaped Phantom Zone criminals in a plot to capture Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Phantom Zone

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

Tricksy / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at Tricksy! He doesn't use an umbrella for balance!
Genre
humor

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Time-Out for Talk! (Table of Contents: 12)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy

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

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

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

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Super-Showdown!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  3. 2. The Day Superman Broke the Law!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  5. 4. Just One Second!
    The Flash
  6. 5. The Triple Life of Green Lantern!
    Green Lantern
  7. 6. The Secret of the Superman Stamp!
    Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  9. 8. ["Hmm - That window looks open!"]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. The Town of Supermen!
    Superman
  11. 10. ["Look at Tricksy! He doesn't use an umbrella for balance!"]
    Tricksy
  12. 11. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Action Comics; Adventure Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  13. 12. Time-Out for Talk!
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
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