Superman #181
(November 1965)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Mar., Sept. and Dec.; (semi-monthly, Jan.)
On-sale date
1965-09-16
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

Copyright © National Periodical Publications, Inc., 1965.

On-sale date from World's Finest Comics #153 and copyright registration.


Introducing the Future Superman of 2965! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Klar Ken T-5477]
Reprints

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

Punt, Pass & Kick Competition / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Part 1: The Super-Scoops of Morna Vine! (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; Morna Vine (intro); Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Professor Morgan
Reprints

AMT Makes the Party (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

AMT / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Job Number
6326
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm...nothing serious.
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Pete
Reprints

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

Hawk Model Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

The Hip Way to Learn! (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Public service message teaching kids how to study.

Part II: The Secret of the New Supergirl! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Vine (Morna's father, introduction); Morna Vine; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Superman robots
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Tyco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

The Adventures of Jerry Lewis; Metamorpho; Showcase; Teen Titans / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Mark Dimberg, Shaker Geller, Dave Warren, Larry Hayes, Gary Barlow and Kit Griffith.

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

World's Finest Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Superman of 2965! (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Klar Ken T5477]; Superman [Clark Kent] (in video); Jay Senohl; Than Quor; PW-5598 (a computer); Jay L-3388 (unnamed); Lyra 3916 (intro); Muto (in photo); Atlanteans
Synopsis
In the year 2965, Klar Ken T5477 takes over the role of Superman from his father, a role passed from father to son since the original Superman 1,000 years before. Like his ancestor, Klar works in the news business, but unlike his ancestor he is immune to the effects of kryptonite, and paralyzed by seawater, which has been irradiated by a past atomic war. Assigned to track down the story on Muto, last seen on Neptune, Klar says good-bye to his co-worker and girlfriend Lyra 3916, who likes Klar, but dislikes Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

"No. 1 of a New Series." Series next in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #338.

Hey, Characters! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Job Number
3316
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Patrolling all over the world every day is a big job.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super-Turtle
Reprints

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Introducing the Future Superman of 2965!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Punt, Pass & Kick Competition
  3. 2. Part 1: The Super-Scoops of Morna Vine!
    Superman
  4. 3. AMT Makes the Party
    AMT
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Justice League of America
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  7. 6. ["Hmm...nothing serious."]
    Little Pete
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Hawk Model Company
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  10. 9. The Hip Way to Learn!
  11. 10. Part II: The Secret of the New Supergirl!
    Superman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tyco
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Jerry Lewis; Metamorpho; Showcase; Teen Titans
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  16. 15. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    World's Finest Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics
  17. 16. The Superman of 2965!
    Superman
  18. 17. Hey, Characters!
  19. 18. ["Patrolling all over the world every day is a big job."]
    Super-Turtle
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    G. I. Joe
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Aurora
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