Superman #167
(February 1964)

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
1963-12-19
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 #308 and copyright registration.


Brainiac and Luthor Team Up to Destroy Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Brainiac; Lex Luthor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Per Bob Bailey, the cover idea was submitted by Cary Bates as a teenage fan.

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

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

The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! Part I: The Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton; Cary Bates (plot)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Brainiac (origin, flashback) (both as the Brainiac-Luthor Team, introduction, villains); Brainiac II (ancestor of Brainiac 5, introduction, origin, flashback); Superman (flashback); Var-Don
Synopsis
Lex Luthor escapes prison and discovers the existence of Brainiac.
Reprints
Keywords
Kandor (flashback)

Indexer Notes

Per Bob Bailey, the cover idea and plot that led to this story was submitted by Cary Bates as a teenage fan.

Brainiac revealed to be a computer and not a sentient being.

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

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

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Wayne Boring (spot illustration)
Inks
Wayne Boring (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Special Announcement! Thousands of DC readers...

Indexer Notes

Begins with an editorial regarding the genesis of Brainiac's new origin. Also, letters of comment from Jeffrey Breeh; Kerry Krammer; E. Nelson Bridwell; Kay Bungard; and Bestor Cooper.

[The Team of Luthor and Brainiac!] Part II: The Downfall of Superman! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton; Cary Bates (plot)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Brainiac (both as the Luthor-Brainiac team, villains); Tharla (intro, called Ardora after this appearance); Lexorians (guest stars); Superman [Kal-El]; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; two unnamed prisoners (one is possibly Professor Vakox)]
Synopsis
Lex Luthor releases Brainiac from prison, re-programs him, and teams with him to shrink Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Lexor; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Tharla, Lex Luthor's future wife. From Superman (DC, 1939 series) #168 (April 1964) on she will be renamed as Ardora.

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

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

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

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Moolah is the greatest snake charmer of them all!
Genre
humor
Characters
Moolah the Mystic
Reprints

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

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

[The Team of Luthor and Brainiac!] Part III: The Hour of Kandor's Vengeance! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton; Cary Bates (plot)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Brainiac (both as the Luthor-Brainiac Team, villains); Superman [Kal-El]; Superman Emergency Squad; Lexorians (guest stars); Tharla
Synopsis
With the help of the Kandorians, Superman turns the tables on Luthor and Brainiac.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Lexor

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 9)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Irwin Donenfeld (Business Manager)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Date of Filing: October 1st, 1963. No circulation figures given.

Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Roman War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Brainiac and Luthor Team Up to Destroy Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The World of Dinosaurs
  3. 2. The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! Part I: The Deadly Duo!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Special Announcement! Thousands of DC readers..."]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  5. 4. [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac!] Part II: The Downfall of Superman!
    Superman
  6. 5. ["Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines..."]
  7. 6. ["Moolah is the greatest snake charmer of them all!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  9. 8. [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac!] Part III: The Hour of Kandor's Vengeance!
    Superman
  10. 9. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  11. 10. Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Roman War Soldiers
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • John Censullo
  • Bob Bailey
  • Jim Walker
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
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