Superman Fan Podcast Episode #168: Superman Comics Cover Dated September 1958: Superman #123 & Action Comics #243!

Superman 123 & Action Comics 243!

Superman 123 & Action Comics 243!

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SUPERMAN 123 was published on or around June 17, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10 cents. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. The cover blurb stated that the story was “A Great 3-Part Novel”. It was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Dick Sprang and inked by Stan Kaye.
– Part I: THE GIRL OF STEEL!
– Part II: THE LOST SUPER POWERS!
-Part III: SUPERMAN’S RETURN TO KRYPTON!

This story was reprinted in THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD, SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

ACTION COMICS #243 was published on or around June 26, 1958. It also contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime, and Mort Weisinger was the editor. The cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. The stories in the issue were:

– Superman: THE LADY AND THE LION, written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story has been reprinted in SUPERMAN ANNUAL 3 (July 1961), SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I & SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.

– Tommy Tomorrow: THE PUZZLE OF THE PERILOUS PLANETOID, written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney.

– Congo Bill: THE FIVE FROM THE FUTURE: written by Jack Miller and drawn by Howard Sherman.

Next episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY OF COMICS COVER DATED MAY/JUNE 1955: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #5 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #76!

In two weeks: SUPERMAN COMICS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1958: SUPERMAN #124 & ACTION COMICS #244!

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