Superman #144

DC Comics

United States

Published
April 1961
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/16193

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Orphans of Space! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. The Super-Weapon! (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor (villain); Bert Talbot (intro, villain); Jimmy Olsen

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Synopsis

Lex Luthor designs Weapon-X, a device that can drain Superman's powers and use them to power a weapon powerful enough to destroy Superman. Bert Talbot is supposed to use the weapon to help spring Luthor from prison but instead decides to try to use the weapon to destroy Superman himself.

Notes

Inker formerly listed as Stan Kaye.

Show/hide 2. A Salute to Our American Indians! Public service announcement, 1 page

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Bernard Baily
Show/hide 3. "Golly- some puddle!" (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 4. Superboy's First Public Appearance! (Superman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superboy [Clark Kent] (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Lana Lang; Franklin Delano Roosevelt (flashback); Smallville Mayor Courtney (flashback); Gregg Peterson (flashback); Dirk; Mugsy

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

The story of Superboy's debut and first meeting with President Roosevelt.

Notes

An Untold Tale of Superman

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag

Credits

Script
Mort Weisinger
Mike Hughes
Ed Winters
Dennis Cain
Don Glut
Sam Weiner
Michael Lerner
Mark Rhodes
Susan and Robert Vegdoves
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 6. "Here comes a customer!" (Cora the Car Hop) Comic story, 0.75 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cora the Car Hop
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 7. The Orphans of Space! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto; Interstellar Council of United Planets [Zog]

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #26 ([September 1961?])
The Orphans of Space
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #213 (January 1969)
The Orphans of Space!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #118 ([June 1969])
The Orphans of Space
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. Two (July 2006)
The Orphans of Space!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([November] 2007)
The Orphans of Space!
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #144
 
From Superman (DC, 1939 series) #144
Original
Superman 144, April 1961

Synopsis

In his Fortress of Solitude, Superman disassembles a strange machine he found in space. When the machine explodes and destroys the Earth, Superman, Supergirl and Krypto are the only survivors.

Notes

Most of this story is a Red Kryptonite dream.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 41140

Entry created

  • 22/12/2016

Index completed

  • 22/12/2016

Last updated

  • 22/12/2016