Superman #162

DC Comics

United States

Published
July 1963
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17762

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman-Red; Lana Lang; Superman-Blue; Lois Lane; Krypto

Credits

Art
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #52 ([December 1963?])
The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue
Show/hide 1. No title recorded Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Hi! Boys and girls..."

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part I: The Titanic Twins! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [becomes Superman-Red; becomes Superman-Blue] (introduction); Supergirl (guest star); Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Brainiac (flashback); Lex Luthor (flashback); Superman Emergency Squad

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #52 ([December 1963?])
The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part I: The Titanic Twins!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973 series) #24 ([November 1974?])
The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #19 (December 1981)
The Titanic Twins! (Part I of "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!")
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1987 series) (1987 [March 1988])
The Titanic Twins [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red & Superman-Blue Part 1]
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([April] 1989)
The Titanic Twins! (The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! part 1]
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #162 (July 1963)

Synopsis

Superman splits into two Supermen.

Notes

3-part imaginary novel. We formerly credited Kurt Schaffenberger on Lois and Lana figures, but E. Nelson Bridwell refuted this to Bob Bailey.

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Giant Batman Annual) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Giant Batman Annual
Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Today we will study about Christopher Columbus!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humor; children
Characters
Little Pete

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 5. Try a Tongue Teaser! (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 6. [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!] Part II: The Anti-Evil Ray! (Superman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [as Superman-Red; as Superman-Blue]; Brainiac (villain); Supergirl; Lori Lemaris; Krypton II; Krypto; Superman Revenge Squad (villains); Lex Luthor (villain); Lena Thorul; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; Dr. Xadu; two unnamed prisoners]

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #52 ([December 1963?])
[The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!] Part II: The Anti-Evil Ray!
 
United States
100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-18 (July 1973)
The Anti-Evil Ray
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #19 (December 1981)
The Anti-Evil Ray! (Part II of "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!")
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1987 series) (1987 [March 1988])
The Anti-Evil Ray [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue Part 2]
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([April] 1989)
The Anti-Evil Ray! (The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue part 2]
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #162 (July 1963)

Synopsis

Luthor, Brainiac, Phantom Zoners, Khruschev, and Castro reform. Lex Luthor cures all illness.

Notes

Imaginary story. We formerly credited Kurt Schaffenberger on Lois and Lana figures, but E. Nelson Bridwell refuted this to Bob Bailey.

Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll Pop) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Pop

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park
Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Missile Attack) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Missile Attack

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. A Tree Grows on Second Street Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy
Characters
Fred Clark

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Joe Letterese

Synopsis

The Badger Club learns about the rules for planting trees along the streets in their town.

Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters from readers - Larry Phillips, Mickey Gaither, Marcia Koogan, Sandy Taffet, John Rossi and John Curtis.

Show/hide 12. Coming... Super-Attractions! (Action Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Action Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics
Show/hide 13. [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part III] The End of Superman's Career! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy] (cameo); Superman [as Superman-Red; as Superman-Blue]; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Supergirl; Lex Luthor; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Krypto; Comet the Super-Horse; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lucy Lane; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; General Zod; Dr. Xadu; Professor Vakox; two unnamed prisoners]

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois and Lana figures pages 1, 3-7)

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #52 ([December 1963?])
[The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part III] The End of Superman's Career!
 
United States
100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-18 (July 1973)
The End of Superman's Career
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #19 (December 1981)
The End of Superman's Career! (Part III of "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue")
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1987 series) (1987 [March 1988])
The End of Superman's Career [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue Part 3]
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([April] 1989)
The End of Superman's Career! (The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue part 3)
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #162 (July 1963)

Synopsis

The Supermen marry Lois Lane and Lana Lang. Jimmy Olsen marries Lucy Lane. Mr. Mxyzptlk reforms.

Notes

Imaginary story. We formerly credited Kurt Schaffenberger for the art on Lois and Lana figures, but E. Nelson Bridwell corrected this as only inks to Bob Bailey.

Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Super-Turtle) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"A tree fell on that lumberjack."

Featuring

Feature
Super-Turtle
Genre
Anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super-Turtle

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 15. Great Masterpieces (Tootsie Roll Fudge) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Fudge

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 16. Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations Advertisement, 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 17. No title recorded (Convoy Terror) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Convoy Terror

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 18. No title recorded (Task Force) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Task Force

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 19. No title recorded (American Bodybuilding Club) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Bodybuilding Club

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 20. No title recorded (Best Values Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Best Values Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from Action Comics #301 and copyright registration.

© 1963 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 22767

Entry created

  • 25/08/2019

Cover added

  • 25/08/2019

Index completed

  • 25/08/2019