Superman Fan Podcast Episode #298 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated February 1963: Action Comics #297!

Action Comics #287!

Action Comics #287!

ACTION COMICS 297, February 1963, was published on December 27, 1962. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢, and, according to the Statement Of Ownership printed inside, had a total circulation of 435,000 copies. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, the same art team for the Superman story in this issue.

– THE MAN WHO BETRAYED SUPERMAN’S IDENTITY (13 pgs.), was written by Leo Dorfman, and was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

– Supergirl starred in the 13 page story, THE FORBIDDEN WEAPONS OF KRYPTON, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney, and was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 30 titles carried the February, or February/March 1963 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

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

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1960 PART I: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 16!

In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1960 PART II: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 44!

In 3 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MARCH 1963: ACTION COMICS 298!

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