This episode continues our quarterly look at every 25th issues of ACTION COMICS and SUPERMAN. Mort Weisinger was the editor for both issues.
ACTION COMICS 125, October 1948, was published around August 14, 1948. It contained 48 pages and sold for a dime. The cover was pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. The four stories in this issue were:
Superman: THE MODERN NOSTRADAMUS, drawn by Al Plastino.
Congo Bill: MAN AGAINST MANHUNTER, drawn by Edwin J. Smalle, Jr.
Zatara: THE PHONY PITCHMAN, drawn by William F. White.
Vigilante: THE RELUCTANT ANNIE OAKLEY, pencilled by Jerry Robinson and inked by Mort Meskin.
SUPERMAN #125, November 1958, published around September 18, 1958 (two years before I was born). It contained 32 pages and also sold for a dime. It contained three stories, all of which were reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL ARCHIVES vol. I & SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.
LOIS LANE’S SUPER DREAM was written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was also part of EPISODE #83: LOIS LANE’S SUPER DREAMS!
CLARK KENT’S COLLEGE DREAM was written by Jerry Coleman and Al Plastino. Along with the reprint editions mentioned earlier, this story was also reprinted in THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD (1987).
SUPERMAN’S NEW POWER was also written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.
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