Superman Fan Podcast Episode #186: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated April 1959: Superman #128 & Action Comics #251!

Superman 128 & Action Comics 251, April 1959!

Superman 128 & Action Comics 251, April 1959!

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SUPERMAN 128, April 1959, was published around February 5, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. The stories in this issue were each 9 pages long,and were reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.

– SUPERMAN VS. THE FUTUREMEN, parts I & II and were written by Bill Finger, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

– THE SLEEPING BEAUTY FROM KRYPTON was written by Bill finger and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– The METROPOLIS MAILBAG letters page and a special DC Comics house ad about a new character that would appear soon in ACTION COMICS!

ACTION COMICS 251, April 1959, was published around February 26, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢.

The Superman story was titled, THE OLDEST MAN IN METROPOLIS. The 13 page story was written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Al Plastino.

– Congo Bill made his fourth appearance as Congorilla in the 6 page story, CONGORILLA OUTLAW, drawn by Howard Sherman.

– Tommy Tomorrow starred in the final story of the issue, THE GIANT AMOEBA OF SPACE. This 7 page story was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney.

– The METROPOLIS MAILBAG, which had a special announcement about changes in the story lineup for future issues of ACTION COMICS!

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 32 titles carried the April, or April/May 1959 cover date.

Next episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH OR MARCH/APRIL 1956: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #11 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #81!

In 2 weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1959: SUPERMAN #129 & ACTION COMICS #252!

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