Superman #157
(November 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
1962-09-20
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
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 Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Quex-Ul; Perry White
Reprints
Keywords
Phantom Zone

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

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

The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl (guest star); Rog-Ar (intro, villain, flashback); Jor-El (flashback); Perry White; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Quex-Ul (intro); Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Dr. Xadu; Mon-El]
Synopsis
Superman releases Quex-Ul from the Phantom Zone since he has served his sentence, but Quex-Ul vows revenge on the son of the man who pronounced him guilty. However, when Quex-Ul displays heroic behavior, Superman wonders if he was truly guilty and travels back in time to Krypton to witness Quex-Ul being hypnotized into believing himself guilty. When Supergirl tells Quex-Ul he is innocent, he sacrifices himself to keep Superman from being exposed to a Gold Kryptonite trap he has set for him. In doing so, Quex-Ul loses his powers and memory, so Superman sets him up in a new life in Metropolis.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; gold kryptonite (intro in non-imaginary story); Krypton (flashback); Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Quex-Ul's next appearance is in The Phantom Zone #1.
Gold Kryptonite's first appearance, in an imaginary story, was in Adventure Comics #299.
This story establishes that 18 Kryptonian sun-cycles is about 25 Earth years.

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) /

Batman; World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Paul Seydor, Danny Sheehan, Jack Kirkness, Whitey Linninger, Neal Perlman, Randy Lipshutz, Michael Heirkila, Elsa Keith.

The Super-Genie of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; an enemy agent (intro, villain); Lori Lemaris (guest appearance); Krypto; Perry White
Reprints

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

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

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

Private Pete / 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
This guard duty is easy...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

Tiki Gods / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Superman's Day of Doom! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy]; Supergirl; Superman; Lana Lang; Bizarro #1; Lori Lemaris; Stephen Snapinn (intro); Comet the Super-Horse (cameo); Krypto (cameo); Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Luma Lynai (flashback); Lex Luthor (flashback)
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

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

Ollie / comic story / 0.67 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
When you finish work, come over to my place, Ollie.
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

Tomorrow's Stars Appear Today! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!
    Superman
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!
    Superman
  4. 3. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Batman; World's Finest Comics
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  7. 6. The Super-Genie of Metropolis!
    Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  9. 8. ["This guard duty is easy..."]
    Private Pete
  10. 9. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Action Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Tiki Gods
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  13. 12. Superman's Day of Doom!
    Superman
  14. 13. ["When you finish work, come over to my place, Ollie."]
    Ollie
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  16. 15. Tomorrow's Stars Appear Today!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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