Superman Fan Podcast Episode #261: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated December 1961: Action Comics #283!

Action Comics #283!

Action Comics #283!

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ACTION COMICS 283, December 1961, was published around October 26, 1961. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. This issue was the first Superman issue to carry the more expensive cover price. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, who were the art team for the Superman story in this issue.

– The 13 page Superman story was titled THE RED KRYPTONITE MENACE, which comics.org credited as Robert Bernstein.

– Supergirl starred in the 13 page story titled, THE SIX RED KRYPTONITE PERILS OF SUPERGIRL, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II. This was Siegel’s 57th silver age Superman Family story, and his 91st overall for this era.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 28 titles carried the December, or December 1961/January 1962 cover date.

Since this episode only covers one comic book issue, the ads and other features are also highlighted, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG.

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