Superman #158
(January 1963)

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
1962-11-08
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 Invasion of the Super-People! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Than Ol (villain); Phantom Zone inmates (villains)
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Phantom Zone

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

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

Superman in Kandor, Part I: Invasion of the Mystery Super-Men! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Nor Kann (a Kandorian scientist, introduction); Than Ol (intro, villain); Boz-Tol (intro, villain); Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Brainiac (flashback)
Synopsis
Superman and Jimmy Olsen travel to Kandor to discover how normal sized Kandorians are on Earth and why they are attacking Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Indexer Notes

3-part novel

[Giant Rudolph Annual] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Superman in Kandor] Part II: The Dynamic Duo of Kandor! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [as Nightwing] (intro, origin); Jimmy Olsen [as Flamebird] (intro, origin); Van-Zee (guest star); Nor Kann (a Kandorian scientist, intro); Than Ol (intro, villain); Boz-Tol (intro, villain); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Lyla Lerrol (flashback)
Synopsis
Superman and Jimmy Olsen take the secret identites of Nightwing and Flamebird so they can track down Than-Ol's raiders and stop his scheme to enlarge Kandor.
Reprints
Keywords
Kandor

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

Peg / 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
Peg, may I carry your books home from school?
Genre
humor

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Superman in Kandor] Part III: The City of Super-People! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Flamebird [Jimmy Olsen]; Nightwing [Van-Zee]; Nor-Kanh; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Nor Kann (a Kandorian scientist, intro); Than Ol (intro, villain); Boz-Tol (intro, villain); Superman Emergency Squad (guest stars); Lori Lemaris (cameo); Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; one unnamed prisoner]
Synopsis
Than Ol succeeds in enlarging Kandor, but Superman must re-shrink it before Than-Ol's process destroys it completely.
Reprints
Keywords
Fotress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor; Phantom Zone

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

Homer / 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
A flat tire!
Genre
humor
Characters
Homer
Reprints

Here Is Your Formula for a New Thrill in Comic Book Reading! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold; Strange Sports Stories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Convoy Terror / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Invasion of the Super-People!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Comicpac
  3. 2. Superman in Kandor, Part I: Invasion of the Mystery Super-Men!
    Superman
  4. 3. [Giant Rudolph Annual]
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  5. 4. Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin!
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. [Superman in Kandor] Part II: The Dynamic Duo of Kandor!
    Superman
  8. 7. ["Peg, may I carry your books home from school?"]
    Peg
  9. 8. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics; Action Comics
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  11. 10. [Superman in Kandor] Part III: The City of Super-People!
    Superman
  12. 11. ["A flat tire!"]
    Homer
  13. 12. Here Is Your Formula for a New Thrill in Comic Book Reading!
    The Brave and the Bold; Strange Sports Stories
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Convoy Terror
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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