Superman #173
(November 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
1964-09-17
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.


The Triumph of Luthor and Brainiac! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Brainiac; Lex Luthor
Reprints

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

Hasbro's G. I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The "Untouchable" Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Mike Babson [Little Napoleon] (intro, villain)
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Honesty Is the Best Policy! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

Tales of Green Kryptonite No. 1 (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Beppo; Krypto; Jor-El; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Lewis Lang (1st app. in SUPERMAN); Superboy; Lex Luthor (not a villain in this story); Super-Baby
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite (narrator of all flashbacks in the story)

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

How's Trix?; Trix / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Luthor's Inventions (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

On the page between page 6 and page 7 of the previous story sequence.

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

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

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

Willy and Dilly / 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
Dilly, come in...
Genre
humor

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Triumph of Luthor and Brainiac! (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Bouncing Boy (photo); Sun Boy (photo); Cosmic Boy (photo); Saturn Girl (photo); Chameleon Boy (photo)]; Justice League of America [JLA; Wonder Woman (photo); Green Arrow (photo); Aquaman (photo); Flash [Barry Allen] (photo)]; Superman [as Lex Luthor]; Jimmy Olsen; Rombo; Clayface (statue); The Joker (statue); Mr. Mxyzptlk (statue); Batman [as Brainiac]
Synopsis
Superman and Batman impersonate Luthor and Brainiac.
Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Bob Bailey. Art previously credited to John Forte.

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

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

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

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

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

80-Page Giant; The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

104 Cars / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

More Movie Monsters Are on the Loose! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Triumph of Luthor and Brainiac!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Hasbro's G. I. Joe
  3. 2. The "Untouchable" Clark Kent!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  6. 5. Honesty Is the Best Policy!
  7. 6. Tales of Green Kryptonite No. 1
    Superman
  8. 7. Worth Wishing For...
    How's Trix?; Trix
  9. 8. Luthor's Inventions
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  12. 11. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."]
  13. 12. ["Dilly, come in..."]
    Willy and Dilly
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  15. 14. The Triumph of Luthor and Brainiac!
    Superman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    L. C. Leprechaun; Lucky Charms
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    80-Page Giant; The Flash
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    104 Cars
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  21. 20. More Movie Monsters Are on the Loose!
    Aurora
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