Friday, May 30, 2014

Episode #298 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated February 1963: Superman #159!

Superman 159!


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SUPERMAN 159, February 1963, was published around December 20, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. According to the Statement Of Ownership which was printed in this issue, the monthly circulation of this title at this time was 740,000 copies. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein,the same art team who drew this issue's three part imaginary novel, as it was described on the cover.

LOIS LANE: THE SUPER-MAID OF KRYPTON (26 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton, and reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

- Part I: LOIS LANE'S FLIGHT FROM EARTH (9 pgs.)

- Part II: THE FEMALE LUTHOR FROM KRYPTON (9 pgs.)

- Part III: THE DOOM OF SUPER-MAID (8 pgs.) (SPOILER ALERT!)

Also highlighted in this episode are this issue's ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1963 PART II: ACTION COMICS 297!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 16!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 44!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1963: ACTION COMICS 298!

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1 comment:

  1. I can certainly see Kal-el's Chauvinistic response at the end being a downer for the whole series. It's one of those things people point to about being an outright negative for the Silver Age stories.

    "I thought Lois Lane had a pretty cool costume and one of the things I would like to see cosplayers do more is to delve a little deeper into comic book history and get inspired to wear some of these costumes from some of the more obscure stories."

    Challenge accepted. I've been debating doing the "Superwoman" costume from one of the "Mr. and Mrs. Superman" stories (late Silver/Bronze age admittedly but it's one I actually have the comic for.) I think part of the reason most people haven't is probably because those are so hard to find. I actually tried to find it online and the LEAST expensive was about $13. Kinda expensive to buy JUST to cosplay (still interested in this comic, but it'll have to be put on my wishlist for a holiday request).

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