Superman #183
(January 1966)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Mar., Sept. and Dec.; (semi-monthly, Jan.)
On-sale Date
1965-11-18
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 (credited); E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor, uncredited)

Issue Notes

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G18.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Prize Stories from the Superman Library! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

Case of the Funny Paper Crimes (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Funnyface (introduction; villain); Torgo (villain); Machine-Gun Mike (villain); Black Raider (villain); Goola (villain); Viper (villain); Detective Craig (introduction); Prince Peril (introduction); Solitary Rider (introduction); Streak Duga (introduction); Happy Daze (introduction)
Synopsis
Superman must battle a new villain who has invented a machine that can materialize two-dimensional figures out of the comics to rob for him.
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Famous Stories of the Golden Age (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Clark Kent's College Days (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman; Untold Tales of Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Professor Thaddeus V. Maxwell (introduction)
Synopsis
Superman recalls his college days, particularly the professor who tried to scientifically prove that Clark Kent was Superboy.
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Keywords
green kryptonite

When Superman Lost His Powers! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis
While in the Mexican jungle reporting on an Aztec tomb, the Planet staff is magically whisked to a red sun planet where Clark has no powers. Superman has to fake super feats to reassure the Planet staff that everything is under control.
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A Superman Quiz for Mom and Dad (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

The Mysterious Mr. Mxyzptlk! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster ? (signed); Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ira Yarbrough
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Mr. Mxyzptlk [Mr. Mxyztplk] (introduction)
Synopsis
An imp from another dimension plagues Superman with practical jokes until he can make him say his name backwards.
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Indexer Notes

The original's Mr. Mxyztplk's name changed to Mr. Mxyzptlk throughout this story and in the story title. Mxyztplk is pronounced "Mix-yizt-pulk" according to Alvin Schwartz. Name was changed to Mxyzptlk in 1958. Writer credit claimed by Jerry Siegel in a letter to Richard Morrissey that states this story was written prior to earlier printed newspaper sequence by Whitney Ellsworth and Wayne Boring. First line: "I--I thought I was the only one who could fly!!"

Superman, Cartoon Hero! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster (pencil layouts) (signed); Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (finished pencils) (signed)
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; animated Superman; animated Lois Lane; animated Mad Scientist (villain)
Synopsis
Clark and Lois decide to go to the movies, but when Clark discovers that it's the latest Fleischer Superman cartoon, he has to think fast to keep Lois from discovering that he is Superman.
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Indexer Notes

Original title: "Superman, Matinee Idol." Page 11, panel 3 through page 12, panel 2 of original cut.

Clark Kent and Lois Lane see the 1st Fleischer Superman cartoon, "The Mad Scientist."

The Eye of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 12.7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; John Bates (introduction, villain); Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis
John Bates has Clark Kent appear on his TV show "The Eye of Metropolis" in order to expose his double life as Superman.
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Keywords
green kryptonite
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Prize Stories from the Superman Library!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Case of the Funny Paper Crimes
    Superman
  4. 3. Famous Stories of the Golden Age
  5. 4. Clark Kent's College Days
    Superman; Untold Tales of Superman
  6. 5. When Superman Lost His Powers!
    Superman
  7. 6. A Superman Quiz for Mom and Dad
  8. 7. The Mysterious Mr. Mxyzptlk!
    Superman
  9. 8. Superman, Cartoon Hero!
    Superman
  10. 9. The Eye of Metropolis!
    Superman
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