Superman Fan Podcast Episode #190: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated June 1959: Action Comics #253!

Action Comics 253, June, 1959!

Action Comics 253, June, 1959!

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ACTION COMICS 253, June 1959, was published on April 30, 1959. 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.

– THE WAR BETWEEN SUPERMAN AND JIMMY OLSEN (12 pgs.), written by Alvin Schwartz, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story has been reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVE vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.

– THE SECRET OF THE SUPER ORPHAN (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney. They would be the primary creative team for Supergirl’s stories for the first decade of her career. This story has been reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

– THE DESTROYER OF CONGO BILL (7 pgs.), written by Jack Miller and drawn by Howard Sherman. This was Congo Bill’s sixth appearance as Congorilla.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the June or June/July 1959 cover date.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1956: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 82!

In 2 weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1959: SUPERMAN 130 & ACTION COMICS 254!

Go to http://supergirlpodcast.wordpress.com to keep updated on a new podcast featuring the Girl of Steel, coming in August!

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