Superman #164

DC Comics

United States

Published
October 1963
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Silver Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17933

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman! [part 1] (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El (flashback)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #59 ([July 1964?])
The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman (Part I)
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #239 (June-July 1971) —80 Page Giant Magazine G-84
The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #19 ([May 1972?])
The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman (Part I)
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
The Showdown between Luthor and Superman
 
United States
Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999) ([September] 1999)
Part I: The Showdown between Luthor and Superman!
From GCD
From Superman #164 (October, 1963)
 
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #164 (October 1963)
 
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #164

Synopsis

When Luthor escapes from jail, he challenges Superman to meet him in a fair fight without his super powers. The two head to a desert-like world where they brawl until Superman knocks out the villain. Luthor retaliates by using secret weapons hidden in his shirt pocket.

Show/hide 2. "Casey, there's a new Burgular in town." (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff ?
Show/hide 3. The Super-Duel! [part 2] (Superman) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Jor-El (hallucination); Lara (hallucination)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #59 ([July 1964?])
The Super-Duel
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #19 ([May 1972?])
The Super-Duel

Synopsis

While Superman struggles to survive, Luthor meets the few remaining inhabitants of the planet and becomes their hero when he reactivates their scientific machines and temporarily solves their water shortage problem. But Superman finds Luthor, defeats him in combat, and returns him to prison on Earth, after providing the people of the planet with sufficient water on which to survive.

Notes

The planet is unnamed here, but its inhabitants will rename it Lexor in honor of their hero sometime after this story.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag

Credits

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Curt Swan
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
George Klien
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

letters section includes coming attractions for Lois Lane, Superboy and Adventure Comics.

Show/hide 5. Play It Safe Public service announcement, 1 page

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff ?
Art
Shelly Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 6. The Fugitive From the Phantom Zone! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Ras-Krom (intro, villain); Jax-Ur (cameo); Professor Vakox (cameo); Bor-Ak (intro, death, flashback); Bor-Ak's bride (intro, death, flashback); Lon-Ra (intro, death, flashback); Phantom Zone; Jimmy Olsen; Krypton (flashback)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Al Plastino

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32942

Entry created

  • 01/08/2007

Cover added

  • 30/06/2014

Index completed

  • 30/06/2014

Last updated

  • 30/06/2014