Superman Fan Podcast Episode #182: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated February 1959: Superman #127 & Action Comics #249!

Superman 127 & Action Comics 249, February 1959!

Superman 127 & Action Comics 249, February 1959!

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SUPERMAN 127, February 1959, was published around December 18, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. All three stories in this issue were reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. II & SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.

– WHEN THERE WAS NO CLARK KENT (9 pgs.) written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE MAKE-BELIEVE SUPERMAN (8 pgs.) written by Jerry Coleman, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– TITANO THE SUPER APE (8 pgs.) written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE FIFTIES.

ACTION COMICS 249, February 1959, was published around December 30, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.

– The 13 page Superman story was titled THE KRYPTONITE MAN, written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino.

– Congo Bill starred in the six page second story of the issue: THE MAN APE’S MOUNTAIN MISSION, his second story as the unusual hero Congorilla, written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Howard Sherman.

– Tommy Tomorrow starred in the six page final story of the issue: THE GAMBLING ASTEROID, written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 34 titles carried the February or February/March 1959 cover date.

Next episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1956: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 80!

In 2 weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1959: ACTION COMICS 250!

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