Superman #162
(July 1963)

DC, 1939 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly, with the exception of March, June, Sept. and Dec.
On-sale date
1963-05-02
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
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 Action Comics #301 and copyright registration.

© 1963 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.


The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman-Red; Lana Lang; Superman-Blue; Lois Lane; Krypto
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; New Krypton

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

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

The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part I: The Titanic Twins! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [becomes Superman-Red; becomes Superman-Blue] (introduction); Supergirl (guest star); Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Brainiac (flashback); Lex Luthor (flashback); Superman Emergency Squad
Synopsis
Superman splits into two Supermen.
Reprints
Keywords
blue kryptonite; Fortress of Solitude; gold kryptonite; green kryptonite; Kandor; New Krypton; red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

3-part imaginary novel. We formerly credited Kurt Schaffenberger on Lois and Lana figures, but E. Nelson Bridwell refuted this to Bob Bailey.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Little 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
Today we will study about Christopher Columbus!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Pete
Reprints

Try a Tongue Teaser! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!] Part II: The Anti-Evil Ray! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [as Superman-Red; as Superman-Blue]; Brainiac (villain); Supergirl; Lori Lemaris; Krypton II; Krypto; Superman Revenge Squad (villains); Lex Luthor (villain); Lena Thorul; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; Dr. Xadu; two unnamed prisoners]
Synopsis
Luthor, Brainiac, Phantom Zoners, Khruschev, and Castro reform. Lex Luthor cures all illness.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; New Krypton; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Imaginary story. We formerly credited Kurt Schaffenberger on Lois and Lana figures, but E. Nelson Bridwell refuted this to Bob Bailey.

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

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

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

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

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

Missile Attack / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

A Tree Grows on Second Street (Table of Contents: 10)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Fred Clark
Synopsis
The Badger Club learns about the rules for planting trees along the streets in their town.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

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

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Larry Phillips, Mickey Gaither, Marcia Koogan, Sandy Taffet, John Rossi and John Curtis.

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part III] The End of Superman's Career! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein; Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois and Lana figures pages 1, 3-7)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy] (cameo); Superman [as Superman-Red; as Superman-Blue]; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Supergirl; Lex Luthor; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Krypto; Comet the Super-Horse; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lucy Lane; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; General Zod; Dr. Xadu; Professor Vakox; two unnamed prisoners]
Synopsis
The Supermen marry Lois Lane and Lana Lang. Jimmy Olsen marries Lucy Lane. Mr. Mxyzptlk reforms.
Reprints
Keywords
imaginary; New Krypton; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Imaginary story. We formerly credited Kurt Schaffenberger for the art on Lois and Lana figures, but E. Nelson Bridwell corrected this as only inks to Bob Bailey.

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

Super-Turtle / 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
A tree fell on that lumberjack.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super-Turtle

Great Masterpieces (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Convoy Terror / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Task Force / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

American Bodybuilding Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!
    Superman
  2. 1. ["Hi! Boys and girls..."]
  3. 2. The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part I: The Titanic Twins!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual
  5. 4. ["Today we will study about Christopher Columbus!"]
    Little Pete
  6. 5. Try a Tongue Teaser!
    Tootsie Roll
  7. 6. [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!] Part II: The Anti-Evil Ray!
    Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Missile Attack
  11. 10. A Tree Grows on Second Street
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  13. 12. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Action Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics
  14. 13. [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part III] The End of Superman's Career!
    Superman
  15. 14. ["A tree fell on that lumberjack."]
    Super-Turtle
  16. 15. Great Masterpieces
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  17. 16. Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Convoy Terror
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    American Bodybuilding Club
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Bob Bailey
  • Katie
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner