Superman #197
(June-July 1967)

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
1967-04-11
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) #G36 and as G-36 on indicia page.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

An All-Clark Kent Issue Featuring Superman's Alter-Ego! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Al Capone
Synopsis
Vignettes based on interior stories.

Clark Kent's New Mother and Father! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Clark Kent; John Vandevier; Mrs. Vandevier; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Baby Kal-El; Jimmy Olsen; Guy Vandevier; Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No villain

Clark Kent Meets Al Capone! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Al Capone (villain); Clark Kent; Perry White; Superman; Titano; Perry White (young)
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Famous Old Clark Kent Stories (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

The Truth Mirror! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; "Flash" Dugan (villain); Superman Robot; Lois Lane Robot; Hazel
Synopsis
Lois receives a magic mirror from her uncle that reveals a person's true nature. She uses it to find out Superman is really Clark Kent, but Superman then tricks her into believing that the mirror does not always work.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

Sheldon Moldoff ink credit changed to Stan Kaye based on information from the original GCD index.

Caveman Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [Batman writer A, John Broome?]
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent; Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Bill Carter; Lars; Goada; Zerrin; Ogo
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

No villain. The writer is what Martin O'Hearn calls Batman writer A.

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

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

Clark Kent Fireman of Steel! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Fire Chief Hogan
Synopsis
Assigned to join the fire department for a few days for a story, Clark must protect his secret identity and deal with a skeptical fire chief.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No villain.

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

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
6510
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I want to dust all my models on display.

Indexer Notes

Idea from Keith O'Camb, Beaumont, Cal.

Clark Kent's Other Jobs (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Superman's Toughest Day! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; a Superman Robot; Clark Kent Robot; Ed Somers (Foreman)
Synopsis
A day in Superman's life. His Clark Kent robot has to avoid showing the damage to his hands while on a date with Lois.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Clark Kent's Clothes (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

When There Was No Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Clark Kent
Synopsis
Superman recalls a time when it appeared that Clark Kent had died, so he abandoned his double life and moved in with Jimmy Olsen. But Superman quickly learned the value of a secret identity and resurrected Clark.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

No villain.

Mystery of the Million-Dollar Briefcase! (Table of Contents: 13)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. An All-Clark Kent Issue Featuring Superman's Alter-Ego!
    Superman
  2. 1. Clark Kent's New Mother and Father!
    Superman
  3. 2. Clark Kent Meets Al Capone!
    Superman
  4. 3. Famous Old Clark Kent Stories
  5. 4. The Truth Mirror!
    Superman
  6. 5. Caveman Clark Kent!
    Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  8. 7. Clark Kent Fireman of Steel!
    Superman
  9. 8. ["I want to dust all my models on display."]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  10. 9. Clark Kent's Other Jobs
  11. 10. Superman's Toughest Day!
    Superman
  12. 11. Clark Kent's Clothes
  13. 12. When There Was No Clark Kent!
    Superman
  14. 13. Mystery of the Million-Dollar Briefcase!
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