Superman #156
(October 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
1962-08-02
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 Last Days of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; Krypto; Superman Emergency Squad
Reprints

Nature's Prize Pupil! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Last Days of Superman! Part I: Superman's Death Sentence! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superman Emergency Squad; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El (flashback); Tharb-El (flashback); Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Perry White; Supergirl; Krypto; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy]; Superman robots
Synopsis
A Kryptonian artifact containing samples of Virus X crashes on Earth, and though Superman drives it deep underground with a huge boulder, he appears to have been exposed to the virus, which kills Kryptonians in 30 days.
Reprints
Keywords
flying newsroom; Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor

Indexer Notes

First part of a 3-part novel. Story reworked from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #66.

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Listen to this article, Dad!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jerry; Jerry's father
Reprints

Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Bomb Sight / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Convoy Terror / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Last Days of Superman!] Part II: The Super-Comrades of All Time! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superman Emergency Squad; Legion of Super-Heroes [Bouncing Boy; Triplicate Girl; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid; Shrinking Violet]; Supergirl; Krypto; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lori Lemaris; Superman robots
Synopsis
As Superman lies near death, Supergirl recruits Superman's allies to help perform all the great tasks Superman planned to do before he died to secure the safe future of Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
flying newsroom; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Part two of a 3-part novel. Cosmic Boy is mistakenly referred to as Cosmic King in one panel.

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

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

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 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
I'd like to see a suit - a very expensive one!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Grit Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jay Lerrow, Galen Gilbert, Milton Ponce, Tom Tallman, Cera Kasson, Marty Craig Flinn, Harold M. Smith.

[The Last Days of Superman!] Part III: Superman's Last Day of Life! (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen; Superman Emergency Squad; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Shrinking Violet; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Bouncing Boy; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy]; Lois Lane; Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Lana Lang; Lyla Lerrol (flashback); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lori Lemaris; Krypto; Mon-El; Tharb-El; Superman robots
Synopsis
After Superman says his final good-byes, Supergirl discovers that Superman was not exposed to Virus X, and Mon-El is finally able to make contact from the Phantom Zone to reveal the real cause of Superman's distress.
Reprints
Keywords
flying newsroom; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Part three of a 3-part novel.

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

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

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

Chet Atkins Method / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Last Days of Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Nature's Prize Pupil!
  3. 2. The Last Days of Superman! Part I: Superman's Death Sentence!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Listen to this article, Dad!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  5. 4. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
    Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Bomb Sight
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Convoy Terror
  8. 7. [The Last Days of Superman!] Part II: The Super-Comrades of All Time!
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  10. 9. ["I'd like to see a suit - a very expensive one!"]
    Shorty
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Grit Publishing Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  15. 14. [The Last Days of Superman!] Part III: Superman's Last Day of Life!
    Superman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Chet Atkins Method
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
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