SUPERMAN 177, May 1965, published on March 18, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp. It featured the issue’s second of three 8 page stories.
– (9:05) SUPERMAN’S KRYPTONITE CURSE (subtitled TALES OF KRYPTONITE NO. 3), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.
– (22:22) THE MENACE CALLED “IT”, written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was also reprinted in BEST OF DC 56, January 1985, published on September 11, 1984. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of $1.50.
– (34:20) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.
– (42:21) WHEN JIMMY OLSEN STOLE KRYPTO FROM SUPERMAN, written by Jerry Siegel (the Grand Comic Book Database puts a question mark by Siegel’s name) and drawn by George Papp. This was Siegel’s 54th silver age Superman story, and his 141st overall for the era.
Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features.
Next Episodes: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1965: PART III: ACTION COMICS 324 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 57!
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