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Action Comics 334, March 1966!

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ACTION COMICS 334, March 1966, was published on January 18, 1966. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jim Mooney as the penciller of the center image, while Curt Swan pencilled the surrounding images, with the inker possibly either George Klein or Sheldon Moldoff or both, with a question mark by the names of both inkers.

– (5:25) THE SUPERGIRL FROM KRYPTON (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, drawn by Al Plastino and lettered by Joe Letterese. This story was originally published as the third and final story in ACTION COMICS 252, May 1959, released in March 31, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime, as did the issues the other stories reprinted in this comic book were. We originally covered this story back in Episode 188, for the week of July 20, 2011. This story was also reprinted in SUPERMAN ANNUAL 1 1960, SECRET ORIGINS 2 May/June 1973, DC SPECIAL SERIES 19 Fall 1979, GREAT SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COLLECTION 1982, SUPERMAN FROM THE 30’S TO THE 80’S, DC SILVER AGE CLASSICS ACTION COMICS 252 1992, GIANT SUPERMAN ANNUAL 1 1998, MILLENNIUM EDITION ACTION COMICS 252 (32) 2000, SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I, SUPERMAN IN THE FIFTIES, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I, SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS vol. I, SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE vol. I and ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN.

– (14:11) WHEN SUPERGIRL MET JIMMY OLSEN, a short article at the bottom third of the final page of the above story, possibly written by E. Nelson Bridwell, summarizing the story, titled JIMMY OLSEN, SUPERGIRL’S PAL, that first appeared in SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 40, October 1959, released on August 13, 1959. This story was covered in Episode 285 Part II, for the week of October 23, 2013.

– (18:33) THE CAVE-GIRL OF STEEL (7 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story originally appeared as the third and final story in ACTION COMICS 259, December 1959, published on October 29, 1959. We originally covered this story back in Episode 202, for the week of October 26, 2011. It was also reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I, SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS vol. I and SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE vol. I.

– (24:52) SUPERGIRL’S FIRST ROMANCE (10 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was originally published as the second and final story in ACTION COMICS 269, October 1960, released on August 30, 1960. We originally covered this story in Episode 226, for the week of May 16, 2012. This story was also reprinted in, SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. II, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I, SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS vol. I and SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE.

– (32:51) SUPERGIRL’S SUPER-PET (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story originally appeared as the third and final story in ACTION COMICS 261, February 1960, published on December 31, 1959. We first covered this story in Episode 206, for the week of November 23, 2011. This story was also reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I, SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS vol. I and SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE vol. I.

– (36:55) SUPERGIRL’S TWO SETS OF PARENTS, a full page article possibly written by E. Nelson Bridwell summarizing the story about Supergirl’s Kryptonian parents of Zor-El and Allura, and her adoptive parents of Fred and Edna Danvers. Jim Mooney drew the art of both sets of parents.

– (44:49) SUPERGIRL’S FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (11 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was originally published as the second and final story in ACTION COMICS 271, December 1960, released on October 27, 1960 (exactly a month after my birth). We first covered this story in Episode 230, for the week of June 13, 2012.

– (56:35) THE THREE SUPER-HEROES (11 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, drawn by Jim Mooney and lettered by Joe Letterese. This story was originally released as the second and final story in ACTION COMICS 267, August 1960, published on June 30, 1960. We originSally covered this story in Episode 220, for the week of March 28, 2012. This story was also reprintedprinted in B in ADVENTURE COMICS 492, October 1982, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVE vol. I, SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES vol. I, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I, SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS vol. I and SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE vol. I.

– (1:04:57) SUPERBOY MEETS SUPERGIRL (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, drawn by John Forte and lettered by Joe Letterese. This story was originally published as the third and final story in SUPERBOY 80, April 1960, released on February 16, 1960. This story was also reprinted in BEST OF DC 7 1980, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I and SUPERBOY: THE GREATEST TEAM UP STORIES EVER TOLD.

– (1:14:52) THE SUPER-STEED OF STEEL (11 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, drawn by Jim Mooney and lettered by Milt Snappin. This story originally appeared as the second and final story in ACTION COMICS 292, September 1962, published on July 26, 1962. We originally covered this story in Episode 286, for the week of October 30, 2013. This story was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II, SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS vol. I and SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE vol. I.

– (1:23:13) THE ORIGIN OF SUPER-HORSE, a short article on the bottom third of the final page of the above story, possibly written by E. Nelson Bridwell, with the drawing of Comet done by Curt Swan, about the origin of Comet, the Super-Horse, who was introduced in the above story.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1966: PART III: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 156 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 335 (with the feature ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS).

Then we will cover the: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED APRIL 1966: PART I: SUPERMAN 185, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 64, PART III: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 92 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 336!

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