SUPERMAN 168, April 1964, was published around February 6, 1964. 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 the story in this issue. This story has not been reprinted.
– LUTHOR — SUPER-HERO (25 pgs.), had two writers. Part I (12 pgs.) was written by Edmond Hamilton. Part II (13 pgs.), was not titled, but the Grand Comic Book Database calls this second part LEX LUTHOR, DAILY PLANET EDITOR, which was written by Leo Dorfman.
Also covered in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including a very special METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column, which was in honor of the late President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated as this issue was about to be printed. The column mentioned the story,SUPERMAN’S MISSION FOR PRESIDENT KENNEDY. This latter story would be printed in SUPERMAN 170, which was covered way back in Episode 49. Mark Evanier wrote this column at his website http://www.newsfromme.com/ about the history of this story.
Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED APRIL 1964 PART II: ACTION COMICS 311!
Then we will feature: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JUNE 1961: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 53 & PART II: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 118!
After that, we will return to: THE SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN 169 & PART II: ACTION COMICS 312!
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