Superman Fan Podcast Episode #304 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated May 1963: Superman #161!

Superman #161!

Superman #161!


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SUPERMAN 161, May 1963, was published around March 21, 1963. 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. It featured the issue’s second and final story, and both stories have been reprinted in, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

– THE LAST DAYS OF MA AND PA KENT (13 pgs.), was written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Al Plastino. This story has also been reprinted in, SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES. It also carried the subtitle of AN UNTOLD TALE OF SUPERMAN, which was the 17th such tale about the Man of Steel, if my count is right.

– SUPERMAN GOES TO WAR (12 pgs.), was written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column, along with an e-mail from a listener.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED MAY 1960 PART II: ACTION COMICS 300!

Next week we will feature the Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated July 1960, Part I featuring, SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 18, and Part II highlighting, SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 46!

In three weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED JUNE 1963: ACTION COMICS 301!

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