Superman #17
(October 1959)

Chronicle Publications, 1959 Series
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Pages
36
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Chronicle Publications
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The Plot to Destroy Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Lex Luthor; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Serg's Chocolate / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Plot to Destroy Superman (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How would you like to see amazing inventions of tomorrow
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Lex Luthor (antagonist); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]
Synopsis
Superman, Batman, Batwoman and Robin are scheduled to display crime-fighting inventions of the future at an exhibit of what future Gotham will be like. Lex Luthor, disguised as an inventor of one of the inventions, tries to have Superman disintegrated.
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Indexer Notes

There's advertisement footer on almost every page.

Water: A Good Friend or Deadly Enemy -- Depending On You! (Table of Contents: 3)

swimming / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, Sam, let's take a dip.
Genre
advocacy; sport

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

Hy Wire / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What happened to you, Hy?
Genre
humour
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Indexer Notes

60% of the page is comic, 40% is an advertisement

Prisoners of Amazon Asteroid (Table of Contents: 5)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The interplanetary duties of Tommy Tomorrow have sent him from one end of the solar system to the other...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Brent Wood
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

A detective agency guide ad. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Dad, the television set seems to be on the blink.
Genre
humour
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.67 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
Pull Over!
Genre
humour
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Safe Crackers (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger ?
Inks
Morris Waldinger ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The first safe was devised about 90 years ago and was locked with a key.
Genre
non-fiction
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Indexer Notes

short comic history about safe crackers

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

M.Y. San Crackers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Too-Friendly Witnesses (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Charlie French hated cats, and Mr. Hoskins owned five of them.
Genre
detective-mystery
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Alias Chief Magic Bow (Table of Contents: 12)

Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron ?
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Countless snows ago, he had ruled the tribe, a just and mighty chief...
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Princess Morning Moon; Chief Magic Bow (Flashback); Ch'Waka (Medicine Man)
Synopsis
Green Arrow and Speedy help an Indian tribe by posing as an ancient warrior, Chief Magic Bow, and performing various "magic" tricks with their special arrows.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Kosme the Cop (Retired) / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Malang (signed as Malang)
Pencils
Malang (signed as Malang)
Inks
Malang (signed as Malang)
Colors
Malang (signed as Malang)
Letters
?

Genre
humour

Indexer Notes

Comic strips signed by Malang. A search showed him to be Mauro Malang Santos.

It's Fun to Learn! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This'll make a swell ball field for us if we can clear away all these rocks 'n everything.
Genre
maths & science

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Plot to Destroy Superman!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Serg's Chocolate
  3. 2. The Plot to Destroy Superman
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  4. 3. Water: A Good Friend or Deadly Enemy -- Depending On You!
    swimming
  5. 4. ["What happened to you, Hy?"]
    Hy Wire
  6. 5. Prisoners of Amazon Asteroid
    Tommy Tomorrow
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    A detective agency guide ad.
  8. 7. ["Gosh, Dad, the television set seems to be on the blink."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  9. 8. ["Pull Over!"]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. Safe Crackers
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    M.Y. San Crackers
  12. 11. The Too-Friendly Witnesses
  13. 12. Alias Chief Magic Bow
    Green Arrow
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Kosme the Cop (Retired)
  15. 14. It's Fun to Learn!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
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