Superman #148

DC Comics

United States

Published
October 1961
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/16494

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Super-Mischief of Mr. Mxyzptlk! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyzptlk

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. Test Your Talent (Art Instruction, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

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Feature
Art Instruction, Inc.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The 20th Century Achilles! (Superman) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Achilles [Cyrus] (intro, villain); Lois Lane (cameo)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

Superman stops a 20th century "Achilles" and discovers his secret.

Notes

Per Tom Orzechowski, the story was based on "Achilles Vs. Superman" from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #63.

Show/hide 3. Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

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Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman... (Giant Superman Annual) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

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Feature
Giant Superman Annual
Show/hide 5. At Last! (Secret Origins) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

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Feature
Secret Origins
Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Centre Coin Company) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

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Feature
Centre Coin Company

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Letters
typeset
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Revolutionary War Soldiers) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

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Feature
Revolutionary War Soldiers

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Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. Mr. Mxyzptlk's Super-Mischief! (Superman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyzptlk (villain); Superman Emergency Squad (guest stars); Perry White; Krypto (cameo)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff ?

Synopsis

Mr. Mxyzptlk changes his name to try to prevent Superman from sending him back to the 5th dimension.

Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll Fudge) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Fudge

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Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag

Credits

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters from Cathy Prewett, Jon Natlo, Thomas Rybak, Paul Gambaccini, Jimmy Pells, Diana Rhoades, Rex Peterson. Steve Marshall, and Ed Bryant.

Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Hy Wire) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"-And now I present Hy Wire..."

Featuring

Feature
Hy Wire
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Giant Batman Annual) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

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Feature
Giant Batman Annual
Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

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Feature
Palisades Amusement Park
Show/hide 15. Superman Owes a Billion Dollars! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Aquaman (guest appearance); Professor Potter; Bizarro #1; Lori Lemaris; Rupert Brand (intro, an IRS agent); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff ?

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #284 (February 1975)
Superman Owes a Billion Dollars!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #195 ([January 1976?])
Superman Owes a Billion Dollars
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #3 (April 2007)
Superman Owes A Billion Dollars
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #148

Synopsis

An IRS agent decides that Superman owes back taxes and Superman must pay within 24 hours.

Notes

Story recycled from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #114.

Show/hide 16. No title recorded (Frontier Cabin) Advertisement, 1 page

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Feature
Frontier Cabin

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Letters
typeset
Show/hide 17. No title recorded (150 Civil War Soldiers) Advertisement, 1 page

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Feature
150 Civil War Soldiers
Show/hide 18. No title recorded (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 19. No title recorded (Wallace Brown, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wallace Brown, Inc.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from ad in Action Comics #280 and copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33254

Entry created

  • 23/08/2007

Index completed

  • 15/09/2019

Last updated

  • 15/09/2019