Action Comics #47

DC Comics

United States

Published
April 1942
Page count
68
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/2093

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)
Murray Boltinoff (assistant editor, uncredited)
Mort Weisinger (assistant editor, uncredited)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Powerstone (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor (1st cover appearance)

Credits

Art
Fred Ray
Show/hide 1. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Yankee Doodle's Cousins (Good Books Worth Reading) Text article, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Good Books Worth Reading

Credits

Author
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 3. Powerstone (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Luthor; Perry White; Lois Lane; Brett Calhoun

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #13 ([October 1975?])
Powerstone
This version
Superman 252, June 1972

Synopsis

Luthor gains super strength in order to battle Superman in hand-to-hand combat after Brett Calhoun announces that he is going to give away half of his fortune ($3 million) to any man who can prove he is the richest man in Metropolis.

Notes

Story continued in part in Superman #17.

Show/hide 4. Supermen of America Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 5. No title recorded ("Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale) Comic story, 1 page

"Gosh! I'm so strong sometimes I scare myself!"

Featuring

Feature
"Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale
Genre
Sports
Show/hide 6. The Green Cowled Menace (Vigilante) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Vigilante
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Scorpion (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Mort Weisinger
Art
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton]
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Busy Bill the Bill Collector) Comic story, 2 pages

"Hello, Bill. What's cooking?"

Featuring

Feature
Busy Bill the Bill Collector
Genre
Humor
Characters
Busy Bill

Credits

Art
George Storm
Show/hide 8. Go to War (3 Aces) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
3 Aces
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Three Aces [Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will]

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Louis Cazeneuve

Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Gags) Cartoon, 0.5 pages

"How's the hash today, Ben-Ali?"

Featuring

Feature
Gags
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

3 gags. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Show/hide 11. The Skeletons in Armor (Mr. America and Fatman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mr. America and Fatman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Mr. America [Tex Thomson]; Fatman [Bob Daley]; The Queen Bee (villain)

Credits

Script
Ken Fitch
Art
Bernard Baily

Notes

Writer credit per Jerry Bails.

Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Chief Hot Foot) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Hmm - What a headache!"

Featuring

Feature
Chief Hot Foot
Genre
Humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 13. Here's Top Value! (World's Finest Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
World's Finest Comics
Show/hide 14. V ···- For Vengeance Text story, 1.75 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime

Credits

Author
Norman Goss (credited)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 15. No title recorded Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Several small ads.

Show/hide 16. Superman's Radio Show Covers the Continent! (The Adventures of Superman) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Superman

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 17. No title recorded (Congo Bill) Comic story, 6 pages

"A trading steamer churns slowly through the low waters of an African river."

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; the Red Khan (villain); Janet Logan; Major Fortney; Bula

Credits

Art
Fred Ray [as F Ray]

Synopsis

Bill captures the leader of a band of raiders.

Notes

Possible Fred Ray script credit removed by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 18. No title recorded (Chief Hot Foot) Comic story, 1 page

"Business hasn't been so good lately..."

Featuring

Feature
Chief Hot Foot
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 19. Nargo, the Ruler of Atlantis (Zatara) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zatara
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Zatara; Nargo (villain)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Joseph Sulman
Show/hide 20. Now on Sale Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 21. No title recorded (Baby Ruth) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Baby Ruth

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 22971

Entry created

  • 15/09/2019

Cover added

  • 15/09/2019

Index completed

  • 15/09/2019