Superman Fan Podcast Episode #280: Superman Comic Books Cover Dated July 1962: Superman #154 & Action Comics #290!

Superman #154 & Action Comics #290!

Superman #154 & Action Comics #290!

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SUPERMAN 154, July 1962, was published around May 3, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, who were the art team for both stories in this issue. This cover featured the issues first story on the cover.

 – THE UNDERWATER PRANKS OF MR. MXYZPTLK (13 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton, and was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. III.

 – KRYPTON’S FIRST SUPERMAN (13 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel. This was his 41st silver age Superman story, and his 110th overall for the era. Previously, he wrote THE BIZARRO WHO GOOFED UP HISTORY for ADVENTURE COMICS 297, June 1962. This story was pencilled by John Forte and inked by George Klein.

 ACTION COMICS 290, July 1962, was published on May 29, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, who were also the art team for the Superman story in this issue, which was featured on the cover.

 – HALF A SUPERMAN (12 pgs.), the write was unknown.

 – SUPERGIRL’S SUPER BOY-FRIENDS (13 pgs.), was written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This was Jerry’s 71st silver age Superman Family story, and his 112th for the era. Previously, he wrote THE BOY WITH ULTRA POWERS for SUPERBOY 98, July 1962, which introduced the Legionnaire Ultra Boy. This story was also drawn by penciller Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

 Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the July or July/August 1962 cover date.

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