Superman Fan Podcast Episode #304 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated May 1963: Action Comics #300!

Action Comics #300!

Action Comics #300!

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ACTION COMICS 300, May 1963, was published on March 28, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This cover also served as the cover to the edition it was reprinted in, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

– The Man of Steel starred in the fourteen page story titled, SUPERMAN UNDER THE RED SUN, written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was also reprinted in, SUPERMAN: PAST AND FUTURE.

– Supergirl starred in the eleven page story titled, THE RETURN OF SUPER-HORSE, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story has also been reprinted in, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

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

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the May or May/June 1963 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

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!


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