ACTION COMICS 247, December 1958, was published around October 30, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was drawn by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.
This issue’s 13 page Superman story was titled SUPERMAN’S LOST PARENTS, written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.
Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 6 page story, TOMMY TOMORROW: SPACE CONVICT X-146-93, written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney.
Congo Bill starred in THE RIDDLE OF THE SUPER ZOO, a 7 page story written by Jack Miller and drawn by Howard Sherman.
Since this episode features only one title, we also look at the METROPOLIS MAILBAG!
Elsewhere in DC Comics, 33 titles carried the December or December 1958/January 1959 cover date.
I also discuss my Free Comic Book Day!
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