Superman #170
(July 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
1964-05-07
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.


If Luthor Were Superman's Father! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Lara
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

Indexer Notes

Inks credit by Bob Bailey. We previously credited George Klein.

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman's Mission for President Kennedy! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger; E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; John F. Kennedy (guest star); Supergirl (guest star); Lana Lang (guest star); John Glenn (cameo); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis
Superman joins President Kennedy's campaign for physical fitness.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story done before John F. Kennedy's death. Originally intended for Superman (DC, 1939 series) #168 (April 1964), which would have been printed in January 1964 for a February 1964 release, but was pulled off the schedule when President Kennedy was assassinated in late November 1963. Published afterwards by request of President Johnson.

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

L. C. Leprechaun; Lucky Charms / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Part I: If Lex Luthor Were Superman's Father! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor (villain); Jor-El (guest star); Lara (guest star); Raf Arlo; Lon Gorg; Brainiac's flying saucer
Keywords
Kandor; Krypton; time travel

Indexer Notes

time travel story; NOT an imaginary story, despite cover blurb

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

Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Super-Turtle / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a nice day. I could use some exercise...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Watch for the First 80 Page Superboy Annual! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Part II: The Wedding of Lara and Luthor! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Lara; Jor-El; Krypto's father; Superman
Synopsis
Luthor ALMOST marries Lara.
Keywords
Krypton

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

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

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

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

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Beat the Champ! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Aurora Model Motoring / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. If Luthor Were Superman's Father!
    Superman
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. Superman's Mission for President Kennedy!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    L. C. Leprechaun; Lucky Charms
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  7. 6. Part I: If Lex Luthor Were Superman's Father!
    Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  9. 8. ["What a nice day. I could use some exercise..."]
    Super-Turtle
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  11. 10. Watch for the First 80 Page Superboy Annual!
    Giant Superboy Annual
  12. 11. Part II: The Wedding of Lara and Luthor!
    Superman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  14. 13. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  16. 15. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  18. 17. Beat the Champ!
    Aurora Model Motoring
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  • Jim Van Dore
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