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  • Issue #124
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 124
    Published Sep 1958 by DC.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
    • 3 1/2" cumulative spine split.
    • 1/2" Cumulative spine split. 1/2" Lateral spine tear.
    • 4" Spine split from bottom. Cover detached at one staple. Water damage.
    • 1" Spine split from top of comic. Piece missing from back cover. Mold.
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pages missing including centerfold, interrupts art and story.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Sword, art by Al Plastino; After Superman releases the Black Knight from a block of ice after nearly 1,000 years, the villain goes on a crime spree. Mrs. Superman, script by Otto Binder, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; When Clark and Lois are trapped on a remote island, Clark reveals his double identity to Lois and proposes marriage. The Steeplejack of Steel, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman takes a construction job undercover as Kirk Brent to expose a shady contractor. Full-page ad for DeLuxe Photo Service features small photos of Perry Como, Kim Novak, Pat Boone, Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, and Elvis Presley. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #125
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 125
    Published Nov 1958 by DC.
    • Staple rust.
    • 1.25" Cumulative spine split.
    • 1" spine split from top of comic.
    • Water damage.
    • Cover detached, 5" cumulative spine split, cover and interior drawing.
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    • 5" cumulative spine split. Staples added (not manufacturing). Piece of tape on centerfold.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Lois Lane's Super-Dream, script by Jerry Coleman, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; Lois dreams she and Clark gain super-powers and become Power-Girl and Power-Man. Clark Kent's College Days, script by Jerry Coleman, art by Al Plastino; Superman recalls his college days, particularly the professor who tried to scientifically prove that Clark Kent was Superboy. Superman's New Power!, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; When Superman is exposed to the radiation from the explosion of an alien space ship, he loses his powers but gains the ability to create a miniature version of himself. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #126
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 126
    Published Jan 1959 by DC.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Color touch to front cover. Staples added (not manufacturing).
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece clipped. Does not interrupt art or story.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Superman's Hunt for Clark Kent!, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; When Superman loses his memory, he adopts the persona of Clarence Kelvin and takes a job at the Daily Planet while he tries remember his true identity. The Spell of the Shandu Clock, script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman pretends to be under the influence of a mystical clock in order to make the Fallon Gang think he is helpless against their new weapon. The Two Faces of Superman!, script by Jerry Coleman, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; When Superman sees Lois get out of a date by making herself look ridiculous, he changes his appearance to teach her a lesson. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #127
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 127
    Published Feb 1959 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached and anchored with tape. Pen marking on front cover.
    • 1/2" Spine split from top.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    • 2 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • Interior is complete. Severe water damage.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1568525023
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch. Centerfold detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. When There Was No Clark Kent!, script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Superman recalls a time when it appeared that Clark Kent had died, so he abandoned his double life and moved in with Jimmy Olsen. The Make-Believe Superman, script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Harry Winters dreads the day he is supposed to dress in the clothes in which he did his most heroic deed for his son's school because he thinks he has never done anything heroic. Titano the Super-Ape!, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois befriends the intelligent chimp Toto just before he is sent into orbit inside a satellite. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #128
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 128
    Published Apr 1959 by DC.
    • 0.75" cumulative spine split.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 3 1/2" tear in cover.
    • 3" tear in back cover and last page.
    • 4" cumulative spine split.
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • 6.5" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Superman Versus the Futuremen, Chapter 1, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Earth Bureau of Investigation agents from the year 2000 arrive in the present and claim that Superman is an escaped criminal from their time. The Brave and the Bold #23 ad. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Secret of the Futuremen, Chaper 2; After they capture Superman and take him to the future, the EBI agents reveal that they are not agents at all. The Sleeping Beauty from Krypton!, script by Bill Finger, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; Lois poses as Rama, a survivor from Krypton. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #129
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 129
    Published May 1959 by DC.
    • 1/2" Spine split from top.
    • 2 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Chew.
    • Staple rust with migration.
    • Interior is complete. Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • Water damage.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Ghost of Lois Lane, script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; After Superman accidentally causes Professor Grail's experimental teleporter chair to explode while Lois is sitting in it with his x-ray vision, he sees visions of a ghostly Lois. Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros Circus at Palisades Amusement Park ad starring Superman. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Clark Kent, Fireman of Steel!, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Assigned to join the fire department for a few days for a story, Clark must protect his secret identity and deal with a skeptical fire chief. Supergirl in Action Comics ad. The Girl in Superman's Past, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; features the first appearance and origin of Lori Lemaris, Superman's mermaid lady-friend. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #130
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 130
    Published Jul 1959 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. 3/4" Spine split from bottom. Chipping.
    • Oxidation.

    3rd appearance of Supergirl (one panel cameo). Superman #130 went on sale before Action #254, which is Supergirl's 4th appearance. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Curse of Kryptonite, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; When Superman accidentally exposes himself to kryptonite, he recalls his lifetime of experience with the mineral from his home planet. The Super-Servant of Crime, script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan; When Mark Mulloy, the owner of property from which Superman has been mining gold, returns to claim his rights, Superman agrees to perform six tasks for him as compensation. The Town That Hated Superman!, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #131
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 131
    Published Aug 1959 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1.5" Spine split from bottom.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached. 2" spine split from top.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk!, script by Jerry Coleman, art by Al Plastino; Mr. Mxyzptlk returns, and this time he has an alarm in his hat to warn him when he is about to say his name backwards. Superman's Future Wife, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; In an enchanted cottage, Lois has visions of the future and learns that Superman will marry and father twins...but doesn't learn WHO Superman will marry! The Unknown Super-Deeds, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #132
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 132
    Published Oct 1959 by DC.
    • Foxing.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.
    • Residue on back cover.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple. 4" Spine split from top of comic.
    • 1 1/4" spine split from top. Staple rust and migration.
    • Staple rust and migration.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 2.5" Spine split. Staple rust. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Superman's Other Life, Part 1: Krypton Lives On, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Superman's Other Life, Part 2: Futuro, Super-Hero of Krypton; imaginary story done as computer projection. Superman's Other Life, Part 3: The Superman of Two Worlds. This three-part story answers the question, what would Superman's other life have been like if Krypton had not exploded? 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #133
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 133
    Published Nov 1959 by DC.
    • Water damage.
    • 1/2" cover to cover tear in bottom.
    • 3/4" Spine split from bottom. Water damage.
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #1246136001
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Luck of Badge 77, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Clark joins the police force for a story and lets Police Chief Smith believe that he is protected by the luck in badge #77. How Perry White Hired Clark Kent!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; In a flashback story, though Perry White tries to brush him off, Clark proves that he has what it takes to be a reporter at the Daily Planet. Superman Joins the Army!, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #134
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 134
    Published Jan 1960 by DC.
    • Water damage.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover loose at one staple.
    • 2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at both staples.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Outlaw From Krypton: Part 1: The Super-Menace of Metropolis, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman has gone crazy, causing unnecessary damage whenever he performs a super-feat. The Super-Outlaw From Krypton: Part 2: The Revenge Against Jor-El; Kull-Ex has tricked Superman into switching places. he Super-Outlaw From Krypton: Part 3: The Duel of the Supermen; Supergirl rescues Superman from Kandor (Supergirl's first appearance in this series). 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #135
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 135
    Published Feb 1960 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1 1/4 Spine split from base of comic.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($4.20) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1213077011
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. When Lois First Suspected Clark Was Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; An untold tale of how Lois first suspected Clark Kent was Superman. Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Superman's Mermaid Sweetheart, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman re-unites with Lori Lemaris for the first time since college. Ad for Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane, Action Comics, and Superboy. The Trio of Steel, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; Superman becomes Super-Pest, playing stupid tricks and embarrassing his friends, while under 5th dimensional influence. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #136
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 136
    Published Apr 1960 by DC.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch, piece fill.
    • Staple rust.
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split.
    • 9" Cumulative spine split.
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple ad pages missing. Does not interrupt art or story.
    • Interior is complete. Extensive accumulation of defects.
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing 3 wraps, affects art and story. Couple wraps detached at one staple. Staple rust. Rust migration.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Man Who Married Lois Lane, script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; X-Plam comes from the future to marry Lois Lane. The Secret of Kryptonite!, script by Jerry Coleman, art by Al Plastino; The story of how the world discovered the effect that Kryptonite has on Superman. The Super-Clown of Metropolis!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; Sad Sam will give a billion dollars to charity to the person who can make him laugh. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #137
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 137
    Published May 1960 by DC.
    • 1/2" tear on back cover.
    • Pencil markings on a few interior margins and interior back cover.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. 1 1/4" spine split from base of comic. Tape on back cover/
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split.
    • 2 1/2" spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    • 1 1/2" Spine split from base of comic.
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split.
    • 2 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Brat From Krypton (Part 1), script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Forte; A freak accident creates a duplicate of Kal-El's rocket. The Young Super-Bully (Part 2); Now a teenager, Super-Bully tries to steal Clark's life. Superman vs. Super-Menace (Part 3); Now grown to manhood and significantly, immune to Kryptonite, Super-Menace battles the Man of Steel. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #138
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 138
    Published Jul 1960 by DC.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
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    • Paper: White
    • Highest graded copy.
    • Label #1495407002
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    • 3/4" Spine split from top.
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    • 3/4" Spine split from bottom.
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    • 2" spine split from top of comic. Staple rust and migration.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Titano the Super-Ape!, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; While testing an alien artifact, Superman accidentally transports Titano from the prehistoric past to the current day. Superman's Black Magic, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; While attending a costume party dressed as the devil, Superman sees two crooks he has been looking for. The Mermaid From Atlantis, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lori tries to get Superman to propose to Lois by using her telepathy. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #139
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 139
    Published Sep 1960 by DC.
    • Extra staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • Two center wraps detached at one staple.

    Featuring: "The New Life of Super-Merman!" Written by Jerry Siegel. Pencils by Wayne Boring. Inks by Stan Kaye. Superman, Ronal and Lori fake a romance between Superman and Lori so that Lois will give up on marrying Superman. "The Jolly Jailhouse!" Written by Jerry Coleman. Art by Al Plastino. Colonel Stradi runs a corrupt prison in Voroda and arrests Clark Kent and has him imprisoned there. "The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite!" Written by Otto Binder. Pencils by Curt Swan. Inks by John Forte. While rescuing a bathyscaph from the ocean bottom where it rests next to a Red Kryptonite meteor, Superman remembers all the other times that Red Kryptonite has affected him. Superman also is featured in a one-page public service announcement, "Lend a Friendly Hand!" Cover pencils by Curt Swan with inks by Stan Kaye. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #140
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 140
    Published Oct 1960 by DC.
    • Staple rust.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.20) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • Cover detached at one staple.

    1st appearance of Blue Kryptonite and Bizarro Supergirl. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Son of Bizarro! [Part 1], script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Bizarro-Lois gives birth to Bizarro-Jr. No. 1. Dexter humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The "Orphan" Bizarro! [part 2]; Linda Lee is assigned to watch the newly named baby Buster. The Bizarro Supergirl! [part 3]; Bizarro-Jr. finds Lex's original Imperfect Duplicator while playing in the Fortress of Solitude and creates a Bizarro-Supergirl. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #141
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 141
    Published Nov 1960 by DC.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
    • 1" Spine split from bottom.
    • Interior complete. Full length spine split. Missing back cover. Heavy chew at margins.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Superman Meets Jor-El and Lara Again [Superman's Return to Krypton! part 1], script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman accidentally travels through time and across space to Krypton, where he meets actress Lyla Lerrol and his parents. Superman's Kryptonian Romance [Superman's Return to Krypton! part 2]; Superman romances Lyla and witnesses Jonathan Kent's proposal to Martha, while Brainiac shrinks and steals Kandor. The Surprise of Fate! [Superman's Return to Krypton! part 3]; Superman accidentally escapes Krypton, leaving behind Lyla. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #142
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 142
    Published Jan 1961 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Lois Lane's Secret Helper!, script by Otto Binder, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; Krypto decides to try to make Superman fall in love with Lois Lane. Superman Meets Al Capone!, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; While returning from the past, Superman is affected by Titano's kryptonite eye-blasts, and it causes him to land in Chicago in the 1920's. Flame-Dragon From Krypton!, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; A Kryptonian Flame-Dragon makes it way to Earth. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #143
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 143
    Published Feb 1961 by DC.
    • 1/2" cumulative spine split.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Staples added (not manufacturing). 2 1/2" cumulative spine split.
    • Cover detached at both staples, centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Staples added (not manufacturing). 2 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1 1/4" spine split from the bottom.Centerfold detached. Water damage.
    • 3" Cumulative spine split.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1497655009

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Great Superman Hoax!, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Professor Juris pretends that he is secretly Superman to attempt to steal some Red Kryptonite from Perry White. Lois Lane's Lucky Day!, art by John Forte; Perry White sends Clark and Lois to a carnival to determine if the games are rigged. Bizarro Meets Frankenstein!, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; After seeing an Earth program claiming that Frankenstein was the scariest monster, Bizarro #1 travels to Earth to prove that he is scarier than Frankenstein. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #144
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 144
    Published May 1961 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple. 1" Spine split from bottom.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust.
    • INCOMPLETE. Page missing, interrupts art and story. 7 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Weapon!, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Lex Luthor designs Weapon-X, a device that can drain Superman's powers and use them to power a weapon strong enough to destroy Superman. Superboy's First Public Appearance!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; The story of Superboy's debut and first meeting with President Roosevelt. The Orphans of Space!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; In his Fortress of Solitude, Superman disassembles a strange machine he found in space. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #145
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 145
    Published Jun 1961 by DC.
    • 1 3/4" Spine split from bottom. Water damage.
    • Cover and centerfold detached.
    • '1 1/2 Spine split from top.
    • Cover detached. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Tape along spine, 2" Spine split.
    • 4.5" spine split from bottom.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Secret Identity of Superman!, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois thinks that Superman won't marry her because she can't keep his secret identity a secret. The Interplanetary Circus!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino; An Interplanetary Circus shows up in Metropolis and tries to force Superman to join their travelling circus. The Night of March 31st!, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff; Everything in Superman's life suddenly changes; Lori Lemaris is no longer a mermaid; Supergirl reveals herself to the world; Perry White has become a Bizarro. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #146
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 146
    Published Jul 1961 by DC.
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    • 2" Cumulative spine split.

    Classic Cover. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. The Story of Superman's Life!, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; a recap of Superman's life. Superman's Greatest Feats!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; Lori Lemaris asks Superman to go into the past and stop Atlantis from sinking; Superman continues to change other past events, including the assassination of Lincoln, Custer's Last Stand and the explosion of Krypton. 36 pgs. Note: This is the 2nd time in history that Superman's powers are linked to Earth's yellow sun. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #147
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 147
    Published Aug 1961 by DC.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
    • Cover detached.
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    • 3 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust with migration.

    7th appearance of of the Legion of Super-Heroes and 1st appearances of the Legion of Super-Villains and the Adult Legion. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. The Great Mento!, art by Al Plastino; Perry White fakes ESP powers as The Great Mento (with Superman's help) to capture wanted criminals. Krypto Battles Titano!, art by Al Plastino; Krypto travels into the prehistoric past to meet Titano. The Legion of Super-Villains!, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff; Luthor contacts and teams up with Legion of Super-Villains from 30th Century; adult Legion of Super-Heroes comes to 20th Century to help Superman. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #148
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 148
    Published Oct 1961 by DC.
    • Cover detached at both staples.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 1" Spine split from base of comic. Cover detached at one staple.
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece clipped. Does not interrupt art or story.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The 20th Century Achilles!, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Superman stops a 20th century "Achilles" and discovers his secret. Mr. Mxyzptlk's Super-Mischief!, pencils by Curt Swan; Mr. Mxyzptlk changes his name to try to prevent Superman from sending him back to the 5th dimension. Superman Owes a Billion Dollars!, script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan; An IRS agent decides that Superman owes back taxes and must pay within 24 hours. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #149
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 149
    Published Nov 1961 by DC.
    • Cover detached. Centerfold detached.
    • Cover detached at one staple. Centerfold detached. 3/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Last 10c cover-priced issue. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Lex Luthor, Hero! [The Death of Superman! part 1], script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff; Lex Luthor discovers a cure for cancer and with the help of Superman is paroled from prison. Luthor's Super-Bodyguard! [The Death of Superman! part 2]; Lex Luthor reveals that he was only pretending to be good and kills Superman. List of winners of 'The Great Superman Boo-Boo Contest' from Superman #145; Includes some panels and examples of the errors in that story; Winners got original Superman drawings; First place found 456 errors. The Death of Superman! [part 3]; Superman is buried, and Supergirl brings Lex Luthor to justice. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #150
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 150
    Published Jan 1962 by DC.

    First 12-cent cover-price. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The One Minute of Doom!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; All the surviving beings of Krypton observe a moment of silence to remember the destruction of Krypton. The Duel Over Superman!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; Lana and Lois try to force Superman to choose one of them by fighting a duel. When the World Forgot Superman!, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Wayne Boring; The whole world has forgotten about Superman because of Mxyzptlk's magic. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #151
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 151

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Three Tough Teen-Agers!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; Lois takes a job as a teacher to write a report on juvenile delinquents; Superman helps her scare them straight. The Man Who Trained Supermen!, script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Superman stops a con-man who is giving regular folks fake super-powers. Superman's Greatest Secret!, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; A Kryptonian Flame-Dragon is loose on Earth and Superman must stop the creature. NOTE: The inside front cover of this issue features a letter from the editors of DC Comics explaining to the boys and girls of America why DC is increasing the cover price of its comics from 10c to 12c. Among other things, the letter mentions that the cover price of a comic hadn't increased in 25 years. What isn't mentioned is that comics were originally 64-pages, but over the years the standard size shrank to 32-pages. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #152
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 152
    Published May 1962 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Robot Master!, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Superman and Supergirl must figure out who the Robot-Master is and how he created robot doubles of Perry White, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Clark Kent. Do You Know Your Neighbors? public service announcement. Superbaby Captures the Pumpkin Gang!, script by Leo Dorfman, art by George Papp; Superbaby and Officer Parker stop the Pumpkin Gang. The TV Trap For Superman!, script by Bill Finger, art by Al Plastino; Two criminals trick Superman into wearing a secret TV camera so they can figure out his secret identity. Bebe humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #153
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 153
    Published May 1962 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Day Superman Broke the Law!, art by Al Plastino; Councilman Finch has Superman arrested for tiny infractions of the law so he will be in jail and unable to prevent his theft from the bank. The Secret of the Superman Stamp!, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; The city of Rangoon wants a photo of Superman for a new postage stamp. The Town of Supermen!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Lois Lane is invited to a ghost town by eight escaped Phantom Zone criminals in a plot to capture Superman. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #154
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 154
    Published Jul 1962 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($37.50) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1465159002
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($5.67) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Underwater Pranks of Mr. Mxyzptlk!, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Mr. Mxyzptlk returns to the 3rd dimension to attempt to win a practical joke contest in his home dimension. Krypton's First Superman! starring Lori Lemaris, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Supergirl discovers why Superman has begun to act evil at random intervals, and it all goes back to before Krypton exploded. Superman is also featured in a one-page public service announcement, Be a Good Citizen. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #155
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 155
    Published Aug 1962 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Forte. Superman Under the Green Sun! [part 1], script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman lands on an alien planet to help free the people from Drago who has made everyone on the planet blind. The Blind Superman [part 2]; Superman has his powers restored and stops Drago from his scheme and restores the sight of everyone on the planet. The Downfall Of Superman!, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Superman and wrestler Antonino Rocca capture Duke Marple and his gang. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #156
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 156
    Published Oct 1962 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Superman's Death Sentence! [The Last Days of Superman! part 1], script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; A Kryptonian artifact containing samples of Virus X crashes on Earth. The Super-Comrades of All Time! [The Last Days of Superman! part 2]; As Superman lies near death, Supergirl recruits Superman's allies to help perform all the great tasks Superman planned to do before he died. Superman's Last Day of Life! [The Last Days of Superman! part 3]. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #157
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 157
    Published Nov 1962 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!, script by Ed Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; 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. The Super-Genie of Metropolis! starring Superman and Lori Lemaris, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino. Superman's Day of Doom! starring the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #158
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 158
    Published Jan 1963 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. First appearance of Flamebird and Nightwing in a full-length story: Invasion of the Mystery Super-Men! [Superman in Kandor part 1], script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Superman and Jimmy Olsen travel to Kandor to discover how normal sized Kandorians are on Earth and why they are attacking Superman. The Dynamic Duo of Kandor! [Superman in Kandor part 2]; Superman and Jimmy Olsen take the secret identites of Nightwing and Flamebird so they can track down Than-Ol's raiders and stop his scheme to enlarge Kandor. The City of Super-People! [Superman in Kandor part 3]. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #159
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 159
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Another great Imaginary Novel is featured in this issue: Lois Lane's Flight from Earth! [Lois Lane, the Super-Maid of Krypton! part 1], pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Lois Lane goes to Krypton as a child and becomes Supermaid. The Female Luthor of Krypton! [Lois Lane, the Super-Maid of Krypton! part 2]. The Doom of Supermaid! [Lois Lane, the Super-Maid of Krypton! part 3]; Kal-El gains her powers and becomes Superman. The letters page contains a statement of ownership--average paid circulation, 740,000 copies. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #160
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 160
    Published May 1963 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Water damage.

    Cover art by Kurt Schaffenberger. The Mortal Superman! [chapter 1] starring Rocks Haney, script by Leo Dorfman, art by Al Plastino; Superman loses his powers and is vulnerable to his enemies. The Cage of Doom! [chapter 2]. The Super-Cop of Metropolis! starring Superman, Krypto (guest appearance), Jimmy Olsen, and Perry White, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #161
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 161
    Published May 1963 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Last Days of Ma and Pa Kent!, script by Leo Dorfman, art by Al Plastino; On the anniversary of his adoptive parents' deaths, Superman recalls how he, as Superboy, sent his parents on a Caribbean cruise on which they contracted the fever plague and died. Superman Goes To War! starring Supergirl and the Zhorians, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #162
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 162
    Published Jul 1963 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #986-AA-042
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • 3-1/4" crack to left edge of slab.
    • Label #1997145009
    • Water damage.
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece missing, does not interrupt art or story.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.47) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Kurt Schaffenberger. The Titanic Twins! [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! part 1], script by Leo Dorfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Superman splits into two Supermen in this classic, oft-reprinted story. The Anti-Evil Ray! [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! part 2]; Luthor, Brainiac, Phantom Zoners, Khruschev, and Castro reform; Lex Luthor cures all illnesses. A Tree Grows on Second Street public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff. The End of Superman's Career! [The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! part 3]; The Supermen marry Lois Lane and Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen marries Lucy Lane; Mr. Mxyzptlk reforms. Super-Turtle humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #163
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 163
    Published Aug 1963 by DC.
    • 0.5" tear through multiple interior pages, does not interrupt art or story.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Wonder Man, the New Hero of Metropolis!, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Goofy Superman!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino; Superman goes temporarily crazy from Red K exposure and is committed to the funny farm. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #164
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 164
    Published Oct 1963 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Showdown Between Luthor and Superman! [part 1], script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; When Luthor escapes from jail, he challenges Superman to meet him in a fair fight without his super powers. The Super-Duel! [part 2]; 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. The Fugitive From the Phantom Zone! starring Superman and Ras-Krom, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #165
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 165
    Published Nov 1963 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Beauty and the Super-Beast! [part 1] starring Saturn Girl (as Circe), Proty II, Lana Lang, the Superman Revenge Squad, and Superman, script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Circe's Super-Slave [part 2]. The Sweetheart That Superman Forgot!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; Under the influence of a strange type of red kryptonite, Superman loses his powers and his memory; He wanders onto a farm where he meets and romances Sally Selwyn, assuming the name Jim White. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #166
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 166
    Published Jan 1964 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Imaginary story: Jor-El II and Kal-El II! [The Fantastic Story of Superman's Sons! part 1] starring Superman, Kal-El II [Superman's son], Jor-El II [Superman's son], and Superman's wife, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The New Nightwing and Flamebird! [The Fantastic Story of Superman's Sons! part 2]; Superman's sons become Nightwing II and Flamebird II. Kal-El II's Mission to Krypton! [The Fantastic Story of Superman's Sons! part 3] . 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #167
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 167
    Published Feb 1964 by DC.
    • Oxidation. Foxing.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Deadly Duo! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 1], script by Edmond Hamilton and Cary Bates (plot), pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Lex Luthor escapes prison and discovers the existence of Brainiac. The Downfall of Superman! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 2]; Lex Luthor releases Brainiac from prison, re-programs him, and teams with him to shrink Superman; 1st appearance of Tharla, Lex Luthor's future wife. The Hour of Kandor's Vengeance! [The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! part 3]; With the help of the Kandorians, Superman turns the tables on Luthor and Brainiac. Letter to the editor from comics writer E. Nelson Bridwell. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #168
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 168
    Published Apr 1964 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    All-Luthor issue. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Luthor--Super-Hero! [part 1], script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan inks by George Klein; on another world, Luthor is a super-hero, and Superman has no powers. Lex Luthor, Daily Planet Editor! [Part 2]. Editorial by Mort Weisinger on the death of President John F. Kennedy, and a New York Times article from August 30, 1963 covering Kennedy's appearance in an issue of Superman. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #169
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 169
    Published May 1964 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Infernal Imp! starring Superman and Mr. Mxyzptlk, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Man Who Stole Superman's Secret Life!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; a sequel to The Sweetheart Superman Forgot! from Superman #165. The Bizarro Invasion of Earth!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; The Bizarro Supermen come to Earth and perform "good deeds." Letters page contains a Kryptonite Guide List noting the different kinds of Kryptonite and their effects on Superman. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #170
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 170
    Published Jul 1964 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. Superman's Mission for President Kennedy!, script by Bill Finger and E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Al Plastino; Superman joins President Kennedy's campaign for physical fitness. If Lex Luthor Were Superman's Father! [part 1], script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Wedding of Lara and Luthor! [part 2]; Luthor ALMOST marries Lara. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #171
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 171
    Published Aug 1964 by DC.
    • Water damage. Oxidation.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Superman's Sacrifice! starring Rokk, Sorban, Lana Lang, and Professor Potter, script by Leo Dorfman, art by Al Plastino; Superman matches wits with big-brained aliens. The Curse of Magic! starring Superman and Mr. Mxyzptlk, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks George Klein; Mr. Mxyzptlk mucks things up with magic. The Nightmare Ordeal of Superman, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by Al Plastino; a weakened Superman battles a caveman on a world with a red sun. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #172
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 172
    Published Oct 1964 by DC.
    • Centerfold id detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The New Superman! [part 1], script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Clark Kent--Former Superman! [part 2], script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. The Struggle of the Two Supermen! [part 3], script by Ed Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. In this three-part story, Superman releases Ar-Val from Kandor so he can replace The Man of Steel. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #173
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 173
    Published Nov 1964 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The "Untouchable" Clark Kent! starring Mike Babson (aka "Little Napoleon"), script by Leo Dorfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Tales of Green Kryptonite No. 1 starring Superman and Lex Luthor (who is not a villain in this story), script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino. The Triumph of Luthor and Brainiac!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by George Papp; Superman and Batman impersonate Luthor and Brainiac. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.