Superman #179
(August 1965)

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
1965-06-17
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 Outlaw Fort Knox (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Pete Corey
Synopsis
Mobster Pete Corey barks orders as Superman flies another haul of money to the Crime Syndicate's treasury.
Reprints

Summer at Home Can Be Fun! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Jack; Jack's father; Hank
Synopsis
Hank has to stay in the city instead of visiting his friend in the country, but he learns there are a lot of fun things to do right in his city.

Indexer Notes

on inside front cover

The Outlaw Fort Knox! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Pete Corey (intro, villain); Lucy Lane (guest appearance); Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Pete Corey cheats to win a contest that has Superman fulfill three wishes for the winner. Pete tries to have Superman deliver riches to the Crime Syndicate's treasury, but is tricked by Superman, captured, and the treasury is shut down.
Reprints

Flight of the P-26 (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wen-Mac / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Put Your Nose to the Dot (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

How's Trix? Well Worth Digging For... (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Trix / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

"Due to space limitations, we have no room for our regular letter department in this issue." Remainder of text is a very short summary of who Superman is and how he came to be.

The Menace of Gold Kryptonite! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superman Emergency Squad (guest stars); Jay-Ree (intro); Joenne (intro); Krypto (guest apperance); Lex Luthor (villain); Jimmy Olsen Fan Club; Superbaby (flashback); Superboy (flashback); Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; Kryptonian metal-eater; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox]
Synopsis
A piece of kryptonite that has menaced Superman as both green and red kryptonite has now become gold kryptonite, which could permanently remove Superman's superpowers. But it is discovered by the people of Kandor who dispatch a team to send the rock to the Phantom Zone. The team members lose their superpowers and after some adventures with Jimmy Olsen, Superman provides them a home outside of Kandor.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; gold kryptonite; green kryptonite; Kandor; Phantom Zone; red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Tales of Kryptonite No. 4

How to Build Prrrrfect Models (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

AMT Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Join the Fun with G.I. Joe! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

Tootsie Pops / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Private Kent, the Fighting Marine! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Sgt. Buck Brewster, USMC (intro); Lois Lane; General Jackson
Synopsis
Clark enters Marine boot camp for training to write a story on the experience. His training sergeant is interested in Lois Lane and tries to sabotage Clark's weekend pass to a dance, but as Superman, Clark meets every challenge.
Reprints
Keywords
Camp Greenwood

We Screened Hundreds of Olsen Adventures! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

80-Page Giant; Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Fooey! Fooey! Chewy! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Tootsie Rolls / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Cap's Hobby Center / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I would like a model destroyer.
Genre
humor
Characters
Cap
Synopsis
A Navy seaman buys a model of a ship so he can give orders instead of taking them.

Indexer Notes

Bottom of final page of final story.

The Cuckoo Bird Yuks It Up! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Cocoa Puffs / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

10 Issues of Superman for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Boys, Girls, Men, Women (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Outlaw Fort Knox
    Superman
  2. 1. Summer at Home Can Be Fun!
  3. 2. The Outlaw Fort Knox!
    Superman
  4. 3. Flight of the P-26
    Wen-Mac
  5. 4. Put Your Nose to the Dot
    Tootsie Roll Pops
  6. 5. How's Trix? Well Worth Digging For...
    Trix
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. The Menace of Gold Kryptonite!
    Superman
  9. 8. How to Build Prrrrfect Models
    AMT Corporation
  10. 9. ["Be my guest at world's famous amusement park..."]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. ["Are Cheerios your favorite cereal, Bullwinkle?"]
    Cheerios
  12. 11. Join the Fun with G.I. Joe!
    G.I. Joe
  13. 12. ["What do you have when you cut a Tootsie Pop in half?"]
    Tootsie Pops
  14. 13. Private Kent, the Fighting Marine!
    Superman
  15. 14. We Screened Hundreds of Olsen Adventures!
    80-Page Giant; Jimmy Olsen
  16. 15. Fooey! Fooey! Chewy!
    Tootsie Rolls
  17. 16. ["I would like a model destroyer."]
    Cap's Hobby Center
  18. 17. The Cuckoo Bird Yuks It Up!
    Cocoa Puffs
  19. 18. 10 Issues of Superman for Only $1.00
    Superman
  20. 19. Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You!
    Junior Sales Club of America
  21. 20. Boys, Girls, Men, Women
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
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