Superman Fan Podcast Episode #217: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated July 1960: Superman #138 & Action Comics #266!

Episode #217: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated july 1960!

Superman #138 & Action Comics #266!

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SUPERMAN 138, July 1960, was published on May 5, 2012. It contained 32 pages for 10¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. This cover was also used as the cover for SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II, which has reprinted all three stories in this issue.

– TITANO THE SUPER APE (10 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was also reprinted in DC GOES APE vol. I. and was a sequel to the first Titano story of the same title in SUPERMAN 127, covered in Episode 182.

– SUPERMAN’S BLACK MAGIC (7 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Al Plastino.

– THE MERMAID FROM ATLANTIS (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.

ACTION COMICS 266, July 1960, was published on May 31, 1960. 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 Superman story for this issue was titled THE CAPTIVE OF THE AMAZONS (13 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

Supergirl starred in the 13 page story, THE WORLD’S MIGHTIEST CAT, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

With the stories covered in this episode, Jerry Siegel has written 16 silver age stories for ACTION COMICS and SUPERMAN, and 33 overall for DC Comics during this era.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 26 titles carried the July or July/August 1960 cover date.

Next Episode: MEGACON 2012 PREVIEW! Followed by a number of episodes about the convention, including interviews and panel discussions!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1957: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 21!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED AUGUST 1960: SUPERMAN 139 & ACTION COMICS 267!

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