Superman #163
(August 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
1963-06-20
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Action Comics #302 and copyright registration.

Copyright 1963 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.

The Hero Who Was Greater Than Superman! (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]; Wonder-Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

cover idea from reader Eric Baizer

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

The World of Dinosaurs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wonder Man, the New Hero of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Wonder-Man [Ajax] (an android, formerly a Superman robot, introduction, death); The Superman Revenge Squad [Attal; Zoll]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Superman robots; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Dr. Xadu]
Synopsis
The Superman Revenge Squad place a Superman robot's mind into a real body in an elaborate scheme to trap Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor (cameo); Phantom Zone (cameo)

Try a Tongue Teaser! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

Giant Lois Lane Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers Marita J. Heyden, Jeff Morris, Evan Burks, Greg Feldman, Billy Robinson, and Paul Thompson.

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

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

The Goofy Superman! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Mad Bomber [Ivan Klatch] (intro, villain); Crump (intro); Perry White
Synopsis
Superman goes temporarily crazy from Red K exposure and is committed to the funny farm.
Reprints
Keywords
red kryptonite

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

Peg / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rain!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Peg; Bill

Great Masterpieces (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

Convoy Terror / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

147 Famous Automobiles / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Hero Who Was Greater Than Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The World of Dinosaurs
  3. 2. Wonder Man, the New Hero of Metropolis!
    Superman
  4. 3. Try a Tongue Teaser!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superman Annual; Giant Batman Annual
  6. 5. ["Hi! Boys and girls..."]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Giant Lois Lane Annual
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  11. 10. The Goofy Superman!
    Superman
  12. 11. ["Rain!"]
    Peg
  13. 12. Great Masterpieces
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Convoy Terror
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    147 Famous Automobiles
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
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