Superman Fan Podcast Episode #232: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated January 1961: Superman #142 & Action Comics #272!

Episode #232: Superman Comics Cover Dated january 1961!

Superman #142 & Action Comics #272!

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SUPERMAN 142, January 1961, was published on November 3, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. All three stories were reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

– LOIS LANE’S SECRET HELPER (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was also reprinted in LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION C-31 (1974). To learn more about the Superman painting used for the cover, click here.

– SUPERMAN MEETS AL CAPONE (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN FROM THE THIRTIES TO THE SEVENTIES.

– FLAME DRAGON FROM KRYPTON (10 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This was Siegel’s 20th silver age Superman story, and the 51st overall in this era.

ACTION COMICS 272, January 1961, was published around November 29, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime.  Mort Weisinger was the editor. The cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, who were the art team for the Superman story in this issue.

– SUPERMAN’S RIVAL MENTAL MAN (13 pgs.) was written by Jerry Siegel. This was his 21st silver age Superman story, and his 52nd overall during this era. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.

– THE SECOND SUPERGIRL (13 pgs.) was written by Otto Binder and drawn  by Jim Mooney. It was reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 27 titles carried the January or January/February 1961 cover date.

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