Superman #189
(August 1966)

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:
1966-06-16
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 (credited); E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor, uncredited)
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 an ad in The Adventures of Bob Hope #100 and copyright registration.


The Mystery of Krypton's Second Doom! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Krypto (android)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

Krypton Lives Again! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Wayne Boring
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (origin retold); Krypton II (a duplicate Krypton created by Jor-El, with android duplicates of all Kryptonians, introduction); Perry White; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Krypto (android); Lyla Lerrol (android); Zik-Tul (android); Kir-Du (android); Batman (TV image); Robin (TV image)
Reprints:

The Policeman Is Your Friend! (Table of Contents: 2)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
Children learn that policemen do more than just catch crooks.

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed by Bob Bailey, Bob Hughes and Gene Reed.

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

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Job Number:
6430

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I'm going to fix up my model car with customized hub caps!
Synopsis:
Use buttons from a sport coat for a model car's hub caps.

Indexer Notes

"Thanks to - Richard Lewis, Jr. Jackson, Miss."

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

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

Part II: Krypton's Second Doom! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Wayne Boring
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lyla Lerrol (android); Zik-Tul (android); Krypton II; Lois Lane; Lana Lang (photo); Jor-El (image)
Reprints:

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

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Irene Vartanoff, Kenny Berger & Chuck Greer, M. Bruce Tepper, Ralph Fields, Edward Casper, Karen Stokkink, Donald Browillet, Theodore Quock, Greg Cole, Leslie Kaner, Gary Skinner.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mystery of Krypton's Second Doom!
    Superman
  2. 1. Krypton Lives Again!
    Superman
  3. 2. The Policeman Is Your Friend!
  4. 3. ["I'm going to fix up my model car with customized hub caps!"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  6. 5. Part II: Krypton's Second Doom!
    Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • Per Sandell
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner