Friday, May 18, 2012

Episode #226: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated October 1960: Superman #140 & Action Comics #269!

Superman #140 & Action Comics #269!



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SUPERMAN 140, October 1960, was published on August 4, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

The 26 page story, THE SON OF BIZARRO (A GREAT 3-PART NOVEL), was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. It has been reprinted in SUPERMAN FROM THE THIRTIES TO THE SEVENTIES, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I and SUPERMAN: ESCAPE FROM BIZARRO WORLD.

- PART I: THE SON OF BIZARRO (10 pgs.)

- PART II: THE ORPHAN BIZARRO (8 pgs.)

- PART III: THE BIZARRO SUPERGIRL (8 pgs.)

ACTION COMICS 269, October 1960, was published around August 30, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

Superman starred in THE TRUTH MIRROR (12 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II, and was Siegel's 18th Silver Age Superman story, and his 44th overall for this era.

Supergirl starred in the 12 page story, SUPERGIRL'S FIRST ROMANCE, written by Jerry Siegel, his 27th Superman Family story, and his 45th silver age story overall. Jim Mooney drew the art.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the October or October/November 1960 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED OCTOBER 1957, SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 24!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1960: SUPERMAN 141 & ACTION COMICS 270!

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