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)

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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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
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