Thursday, March 29, 2012

Episode #220: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated August 1960: Superman #139 & Action Comics #267!

Superman #139 & Action Comics #267!




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SUPERMAN 139, August 1960, was published around June 16, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. All three stories in this issue were reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

- THE NEW LIFE OF SUPER-MERMAN (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.This story was Jerry Siegel's 17th silver age Superman story, and the 34th overall in this era.

- THE JOLLY JAILHOUSE (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Al Plastino.

- THE UNTOLD STORY OF RED KRYPTONITE (9 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by John Forte. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN FROM THE THIRTIES TO THE SEVENTIES and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

ACTION COMICS 267, August 1960, was published on June 30, 1960. It contained 32 pages of the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

- HERCULES IN THE 20TH CENTURY was the 13 page Superman story, written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

- THE THREE SUPER-HEROES was the 13 page Supergirl story, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. It was reprinted in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVE vol. I, SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I. This was Jerry Siegel's 36th silver age story overall. His 35th story was MR. & MRS. CLARK (SUPERMAN) KENT in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 19, August 1960, drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 32 titles carried the August or August/September 1960 cover date.

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