Thursday, January 12, 2012

Episode #213: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated May 1960: Superman #137 & Action Comics #264!

Superman #137 & Action Comics #264!
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SUPERMAN 137, May 1960, was published on march 17, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

The 26 page issue length story in this issue was titled THE TWO FACES OF SUPERMAN (the 9th UNKNOWN TALE OF SUPERMAN), written by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and inked by John forte. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

- Chapter 1: THE SUPER-BRAT FROM KRYPTON (9 pages).

- Chapter 2: THE YOUNG SUPER-BULLY (9 pages).

- Chapter 3: SUPERMAN VS. SUPER-MENACE (8 pgs).

ACTION COMICS 264, May 1960, was published on March 31, 1960. It contained 32 pages for a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

The 13 page Superman story was titled THE SUPERMAN BIZARRO, written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

Supergirl starred in the 12 page story, SUPERGIRL GETS ADOPTED, written by Jerry siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the May or May/June 1960 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1957: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 20!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1960: ACTION COMICS 265!

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