Superman #171
(August 1964)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthy, with the exception of March, June, Sept. and Dec.
On-sale Date
1964-06-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Mort Weisinger (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Nightmare Ordeal of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This caveman stole my costume...and now he's clobbering me!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Rx Against Accidents! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now, boys, remember all the things I've told you about--and we'll have a lot of fun on this overnight hike.
Genre
advocacy
Characters
Bob

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover PSA is produced in sequential comics-form format.

Superman's Sacrifice! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Superman! Either you kill someone here on Earth, or I'll use my mental energy to shatter this planet!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Rokk (intro, villain, next appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #150); Sorban (intro, villain, next appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #150); Lana Lang (guest star); Professor Potter (1st appearance in SUPERMAN); Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Rocky and Bullwinkle (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Cheerios; Rocky & Bullwinkle / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Curse of Magic! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did all my chores for today... this is one occasion I've got time on my hands!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyzptlk (villain); Douglas Parker [formerly Chief Parker] (ex-Smallville Chief of Police, guest appearance); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Mr. Mxyzptlk from the 5th dimension stops by briefly to curse Superman: everything he says becomes a reality -- literally! Soon, Superman is afraid to even open his mouth, but the curse is lifted when Superman says his own name backwards.
Reprints

Worth Shopping Around For... (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

How's Trix?; Trix / comics-form advertising / 0.67 page (report information)

How Superman Has Tricked Mr. Mxyzptlk (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ever since he first met the Fifth-Dimensional imp, when he was Superboy in Smallville, the Man of Steel has had to resort to numerous strategies to get Mr. Mxyzptlk to say his name backwards--the only way to return him to his own world of Zrfff for...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyzptlk

Indexer Notes

On the page between page 4 and page 5 of the previous story sequence.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

L. C. Leprechaun; Lucky Charms / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

Palisades Amusement Park Admission / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Nightmare Ordeal of Superman (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was the strongest man in the world, on Earth... but on this planet, I'm the weakest!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Dr. Luring (intro); a tribe of cavemen (intro); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Superman ends up on a planet under a red sun and loses his superpowers. A caveman strikes him down and steals the Superman suit -- Superman, who was once the strongest man alive, is now the weakest! Eventually, Superman is rescued by his friends Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane, who have arrived from Earth in a spaceship.
Reprints
Keywords
red sun

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Fay Chastain, Joel Caldwell, Robert Keyes, Norman Strobel, Janet Lafargue, Ted Green.

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

Tootsie Roll Fudge / comics-form advertising / 0.33 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) /

Roman War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Nightmare Ordeal of Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Rx Against Accidents!
  3. 2. Superman's Sacrifice!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Rocky and Bullwinkle
    Cheerios; Rocky & Bullwinkle
  6. 5. ["You can have hours and hours of fun with Silly Putty"]
    Silly Putty
  7. 6. The Curse of Magic!
    Superman
  8. 7. Worth Shopping Around For...
    How's Trix?; Trix
  9. 8. How Superman Has Tricked Mr. Mxyzptlk
  10. 9. ["What makes a Tootsie Pop so special?"]
    Tootsie Roll
  11. 10. ["Look...a leprechaun!"]
    L. C. Leprechaun; Lucky Charms
  12. 11. ["Be my guest at Americas greatest amusement park"]
    Palisades Amusement Park Admission
  13. 12. The Nightmare Ordeal of Superman
    Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  15. 14. ["I like chocolate fudge best!"]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  16. 15. ["100 pc. toy soldiers set $1.25"]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. ["132 pc. Roman soldiers set only $1.98"]
    Roman War Soldiers
  18. 17. ["Nationally famous prizes at no cost to you!"]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  19. 18. ["204 pc. revolutionary war soldiers set only $1.98"]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
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