Superman Fan Podcast Episode #278: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated June 1962: Action Comics #289!

Action Comics #289!

Action Comics #289!


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ACTION COMICS 289, June 1962, was published on April 26, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, featuring Supergirl on her 10th ACTION COMICS cover, and 19th overall so far.

– The 13 page Superman story in this issue was THE SUPER-PRACTICAL JOKER. Comics.org lists the writer as possibly Leo Dorfman but the artist was Al Plastino. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III.

– The 12 page Supergirl story was SUPERMAN’S SUPER COURTSHIP, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVE vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I and SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES.

This was Siegel’s 68th Superman Family story, and his 108th overall for the era. Previously he wrote two Bizarro stories, THE KOOKIEST SUPER APE for ADVENTURE COMICS 295, April 1962, pencilled by John Forte and inked by George Klein. He also wrote THE CASE OF THE SUPER LOONEY LAWYER for ADVENTURE COMICS 296, May 1962, drawn by the same art team. Finally, he wrote THE SUPER-MISCHIEF OF SUPERBABY for SUPERBOY 97, June 1962, drawn by George Papp.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 26 titles carried the June or June/July 1962 cover date.

This episode also highlights the ads and other features in this issue, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1959: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 10 & SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 38!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JULY 1962: SUPERMAN 154 & ACTION COMICS 290!

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