Action Comics #317

DC Comics

United States

Published
October 1964
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/18650

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Rainbow Faces of Superman! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Lana Lang

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #69 ([May 1965?])
The Rainbow Faces of Superman
Show/hide 1. Smoking Is for Squares! Public service announcement, 1 page
Show/hide 2. Superman's Rainbow Face! (Superman) Comic story, 10.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Nor-Kan (death); Jimmy Olsen (as a trophy)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Synopsis

Red Kryptonite causes Superman's emotions to be reflected in the color of his face, which means that Clark must hide the changes from Lois.

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (L. C. Leprechaun; Lucky Charms) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
L. C. Leprechaun; Lucky Charms

Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of "Superman's Rainbow Face!"

Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Tricksy) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Tricksy will pull this car for one whole block..."

Featuring

Feature
Tricksy
Genre
Humor
Characters
Tricksy

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of "Superman's Rainbow Face!"

Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of "Superman's Rainbow Face!"

Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll Pop) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Pop
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag

Credits

Script
Mort Weisinger
Letters
typeset

Notes

letters submitted by John Poskonka; Michele Valente; David Hamilton; John Deckert; Lynn Miller; Michael Settle; Philip Duffy

Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Supermen of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"UWRGTOCP DGEQOGU..."

Featuring

Feature
Supermen of America

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Membership application form for the Supermen of America; also includes message in secret code (Code Venus No. 2). Decoded message reads: "Superman becomes Batman's prisoner in the November World's Finest."

Show/hide 9. No title recorded Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"A radio playing at this time of night..."

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor
Characters
Casey

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #204 (February 1954)
Untitled
Also printed
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #269 (July 1959)
No title recorded
Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Silly Putty) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Silly Putty
Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
Genre
Anthropomorphic-funny animals
Show/hide 13. The Great Supergirl Double-Cross! (Supergirl) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El; also appears as Linda Danvers]; Lena Thorul; Lex Luthor (villain); Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Jeff Colby; Dick Malverne

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Jim Mooney
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #22 ([June 1965?])
The Great Supergirl Double-Cross
 
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #166 (August-September 1974)
The Great Supergirl Double-Cross!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #16 ([October 1975])
The Great Supergirl Double-Cross
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #16 ([October 1975])
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #2 ([December] 2008)
The Great Supergirl Double-Cross!

Synopsis

When Supergirl mistakes Lena Thorul's new boyfriend for an enemy agent she breaks up their romance. Upon finding out that she was mistaken, she has to get them back together.

Notes

In this story, Lena Thorul weds Jeff Colby, an FBI agent who once arrested Lex Luthor.

Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Tootsie Roll Fudge) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Fudge
Show/hide 15. No title recorded (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park
Show/hide 16. No title recorded (100 Magnets) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
100 Magnets
Show/hide 17. Worth Rounding Up... (How's Trix?; Trix) Advertisement, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
How's Trix?; Trix
Genre
Anthropomorphic-funny animals
Show/hide 18. The Story of Lena Thorul Text article, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 19. No title recorded (104 Kings' Knights) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
104 Kings' Knights

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 20. No title recorded (Revolutionary War Soldiers) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Revolutionary War Soldiers

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 21. No title recorded (Wallace Brown, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wallace Brown, Inc.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 22. No title recorded (100 Toy Soldiers) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
100 Toy Soldiers

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32612

Entry created

  • 19/07/2007

Index completed

  • 07/09/2019

Last updated

  • 07/09/2019