Superman #130 & Action Comics #254!
SUPERMAN 130, July 1959, was published around May 7, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. All three stories in this issue were reprinted in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I
- THE CURSE OF KRYPTONITE (7 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino.
- THE SUPER SERVANT OF CRIME (7 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Papp.
- THE TOWN THAT HATED SUPERMAN (7 pgs.), featured on the cover, was written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye.
ACTION COMICS #254, July 1959, was published around May 28, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.
- THE BATTLE WITH BIZARRO (12 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE FIFTIES, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES vol. II and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. I.
- CONGORILLA GOES WILD (6 pgs.), drawn by Howard Sherman, starred Congo Bill in his sixth appearance as Congorilla.
- SUPERGIRL’S FOSTER PARENTS (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES vol. I and SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. I.
Elsewhere in DC Comics, 27 titles carried the July or July/August 1959 cover date.
Also, if you know the original publication information for a Superman story involving his alien zoo at his Fortress of Solitude, reprinted in the 1970 SUPERMAN BUMPER BOOK, a UK Superman hardcover anthology, post it in comments or through the contact information below.
On August 29, check out the first episode of SUPERGIRL’S COSMIC ADVENTURES podcast, hosted by Daniel Reed, at http://supergirlpodcast.blogspot.com/, and follow the podcast on twitter @SGirlPodcast. The website address I posted last week was to a different Supergirl website.
If you’re interested in the upcoming DC relaunch in September, here is a blog post about the November 2011 Superman solicits: http://slaymonstrobot.blogspot.com/2011/08/new-52-doesnt-mean-original-52.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+SlayMonstrobotOfTheDeep+(Slay,+Monstrobot+of+the+Deep!!), and some older Superman covers.
For some great insight into DC comic book history, listen to Martin Pasko’s interview on John Sutres’ podcast, WORD BALLOON at http://wordballoon.com.
- Part I: Word Balloon Triple Feature Dan Slott Gail Simone & Martin Pasko
, posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2011.
- Part II: The DCU Past Present And Future With Marty Pasko and Vaneta Rogers, originally posted on Thursday, August 4, 2011.
- Part III: Robert Kirkman And Marty Pasko pt 3
, originally posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011.
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