Superman #157

DC Comics

United States

Published
November 1962
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/17250

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Quex-Ul; Perry White

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. Treasure Chest of Fun (Honor House Prod. Corp.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Prod. Corp.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner! (Superman) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl (guest star); Rog-Ar (intro, villain, flashback); Jor-El (flashback); Perry White; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Quex-Ul (intro); Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Dr. Xadu; Mon-El]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #50 ([October 1963?])
The Super-Revenge of the Phantom-Zone Prisoner
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #227 [G-72] (June-July 1970) (June-July 1970)
The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #20 ([November 1972?])
The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Murray, 1978? series) #40 ([June 1980?])
The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Murray, 1978? series) #40 ([June 1980?])
 
United States
Superman: Tales from the Phantom Zone (DC, 2009 series) ([June] 2009)
The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!
Original
Superman 157, November 1962
From GCD
 
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #157

Synopsis

Superman releases Quex-Ul from the Phantom Zone since he has served his sentence, but Quex-Ul vows revenge on the son of the man who pronounced him guilty. However, when Quex-Ul displays heroic behavior, Superman wonders if he was truly guilty and travels back in time to Krypton to witness Quex-Ul being hypnotized into believing himself guilty. When Supergirl tells Quex-Ul he is innocent, he sacrifices himself to keep Superman from being exposed to a Gold Kryptonite trap he has set for him. In doing so, Quex-Ul loses his powers and memory, so Superman sets him up in a new life in Metropolis.

Notes

Quex-Ul's next appearance is in The Phantom Zone #1. Gold Kryptonite's first appearance, in an imaginary story, was in Adventure Comics #299. This story establishes that 18 Kryptonian sun-cycles is about 25 Earth years.

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

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Batman; World's Finest Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; World's Finest Comics
Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters from Paul Seydor, Danny Sheehan, Jack Kirkness, Whitey Linninger, Neal Perlman, Randy Lipshutz, Michael Heirkila, Elsa Keith.

Show/hide 6. The Super-Genie of Metropolis! (Superman) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; an enemy agent (intro, villain); Lori Lemaris (guest appearance); Krypto; Perry White

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Al Plastino
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll Fudge) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Fudge

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Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Private Pete) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"This guard duty is easy..."

Featuring

Feature
Private Pete
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 9. 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 10. No title recorded (Tiki Gods) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

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Feature
Tiki Gods

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Letters
typeset
Show/hide 11. No title recorded (104 Kings' Knights) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

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Feature
104 Kings' Knights

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. Superman's Day of Doom! (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy]; Supergirl; Superman; Lana Lang; Bizarro #1; Lori Lemaris; Stephen Snapinn (intro); Comet the Super-Horse (cameo); Krypto (cameo); Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Luma Lynai (flashback); Lex Luthor (flashback)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Joe Letterese
Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Ollie) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"When you finish work, come over to my place, Ollie."

Featuring

Feature
Ollie
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll Pop) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Pop

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 15. Tomorrow's Stars Appear Today! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 16. No title recorded (American Body Building Club) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Body Building Club

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 17. No title recorded (Daisy Manufacturing Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Company

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35439

Entry created

  • 27/12/2007

Index completed

  • 02/03/2019

Last updated

  • 02/03/2019