Superman Fan Podcast Episode #293: Superman Comic Cover Dated December 1962: Action Comics #293!

Action Comics #295!

Action Comics #295!

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ACTION COMICS 295, December 1962, was published around October 30, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan. According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics and The Comic Book Database, George Klein was credited as the inker, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits John Forte as the inker. (During the recording I mistakenly flopped the two comic book database credits.)

– The 13 page Superman story in this issue was titled, SUPERMAN GOES WILD, was written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story has been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

– Supergirl starred in the 13 page story titled, THE GIRL WITH THE X-RAY MIND, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has been reprinted in SUPERMAN DC GIANT S-24, May/June 1971, published on March 4, 1971, which contained 64 pages for a quarter, and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Also highlighted in this issue are the ads and other features in this story, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

Elsewhere in DC Comics 28 titles carried the December or December 1962/January 1963 cover date.

Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, granddaughter of DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, will be attending New Orleans Comic Con from Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 9, 2014. During the weekend of Friday, February 21 – Sunday, February 23, 2014 Nicky will attend Pensacola, Florida’s PensaCon.

If you are interested in reading Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s pulp era stories, you might be interested in the book, The Texas-Siberia Trail, published by Off Trail Publications.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1960 PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 107!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED FEBRUARY 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 15!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART I: SUPERMAN 158!

In 1 Month: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART II: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 6!

In 5 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JANUARY 1963 PART III: ACTION COMICS 296!

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