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 (editor)

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 [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; 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
Brainiac (flashback); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Perry White; Nor Kann (a Kandorian scientist, introduction); Than Ol (introduction, villain); Boz-Tol (introduction, villain)
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
Jor-El (flashback); Flamebird [Jimmy Olsen] (origin) (introduction); Lara (flashback); Lyla Lerrol (flashback); Nightwing [Clark Kent / Kal-El] (origin) (introduction); Van-Zee (guest star); Nor Kann (a Kandorian scientist, introduction); Than Ol (introduction, villain); Boz-Tol (introduction, villain)
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; teen

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jean Linkiewicz, Michael E. Colby, Keith Westerman, E. Nelson Bridwell, Kevin Armbruster, Lorraine Naliborski, and Enoch Burke.

[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
Flamebird [Jimmy Olsen]; Lori Lemaris (cameo); Nightwing [Van-Zee]; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Nor-Kanh; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Nor Kann (a Kandorian scientist, introduction); Than Ol (introduction villain); Boz-Tol (introduction, villain); Superman Emergency Squad (guest stars); 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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Related Scans
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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