Action Comics #120

DC Comics

United States

Published
May 1948
Page count
52
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/6686

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Super Stuntman! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Kodak) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kodak

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Superman, Stunt Man! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mike Foss (movie director); Miss Sunbeam; Mr. Hadley; Lydia Heartache

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, penciller
 
, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (KGM, 1948 series) #15 ([August 1948?])
Superman, Stunt Man
 
Australia
Mammoth Comic Annual (KG Murray, 1956?) ([December 1956?])
Superman, Stunt-man
 
Australia
Mammoth Comic Annual (KG Murray, 1956?) ([December 1956?])
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #12 ([May 1965?])
Superman, Stunt Man!
Original
Action Comics 120, May 1948

Synopsis

A movie producer tricks Superman into signing a contract to be a stunt man.

Notes

Pencils credit per Rich Morrissey ("it may be Plastino imitating Wayne Boring"), Martin O'Hearn, and Pat Lang. Gene Reed says it is Boring.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 4. In the Nick of Time (Old Nick) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Old Nick

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 5. High-Water Peril! (Congo Bill) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Jack; Ann; Johnny Bane; Judge Norman; Hefty

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ed Smalle, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Adventures of Congo Bill (KG Murray, 1951 series) #1 ([1951?]) —-
High-Water Peril

Synopsis

Bill rescues a judge from a flood and capture a trio of convicts.

Notes

The script is credited as possibly by "Writer S" by Martin O'Hearn.

Show/hide 6. Superman's Secret Message (Supermen of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supermen of America

Credits

Writing
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 7. Roping the Runaway Driver ("U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 8. Untitled ("Cabbie" Casey) Comic story, 4 pages

"Listen, ol' man river..."

Featuring

Feature
"Cabbie" Casey
Genre
Humor

Credits

Writing
Jack Farr, scripter [signed]
Art
Jack Farr, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Jack Farr, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 9. Ranger Rescue (Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Colours
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Text
, letterer
Show/hide 10. The Secret That Saved the Sandlot (Another Jim Wise "P-F" Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Another Jim Wise "P-F" Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
Genre
Sports

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 11. The Animated Antiques! (Zatara) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zatara
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Zatara; J.P. Astor; Collins (villain); Isis (statue); Amenhotep (mummy)

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
W. F. White, line art [as William White]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 12. Crooked Flight Text story, 2 pages

Credits

Writing
Arthur Allenby, author
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Sequence added by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

Show/hide 13. The Horse Nobody Could Ride! (Vigilante) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Vigilante
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Vigilante; Stuff; Charlie Long Bow; Chief War-Bird; Featherfoot

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Roussos, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 14. Captain Tootsie Tames a Tornado (Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll) Comics-form advertising, 1 page

"Captain Tootsie and the Secret Legion visit an army airfield in the southwest."

Featuring

Feature
Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Captain Tootsie; Rollo; Secret Legion

Credits

Writing
C. C. Beck , scripter [signed]
 
Rod Reed , scripter
Art
Pete Costanza, line art [signed as C. C. Beck]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

Captain Tootsie has the brilliant idea to fly airplanes directly into a tornado to break up the twister.

Show/hide 15. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Writing
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Text
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Show/hide 16. Untitled (Homer) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Nice sunny day, isn't it?"

Featuring

Feature
Homer
Genre
Humor

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 17. Untitled (Western Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Western Comics

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Text
, letterer

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 18. Untitled (Thom McAn) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Thom McAn

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33070

Entry created

  • 07/08/2007

Cover added

  • 27/09/2016

Index completed

  • 25/08/2021

Last updated

  • 25/08/2021