Action Comics #171

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
August 1952
Page count
44
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Silver Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/9815

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (Managing Editor)
Mort Weisinger (story editor)
George Kashdan (story editor)

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #67 ([March 1953?])
The Secrets of Superman
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #40 (July 1953)
The Secrets of Superman!
Show/hide 1. Superman Says: "It's Smart to Check-- And Doublecheck!" (Superman) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 2. The Secrets of Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Major Owens; Lois Lane; Jack Wilde; Doctor Williams

Credits

Script
John Broome ? (Writer A)
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

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Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #67 ([March 1953?])
The Secrets of Superman!
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #40 (July 1953)
The Secrets of Superman

Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes.

An interesting mistake slipped through on page 6, panel 5, where a colonel addresses Clark Kent as Superman, talking about his invulnerability to weapons, as noted by Bruce Bergeron through the GCD Errors list, June 2008.

Show/hide 3. Top Speed Stops Spy (Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
Show/hide 4. Message to Parents Public service announcement, 0.5 pages
Show/hide 5. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Notes

Includes a plug for A Date with Judy on ABC.

Show/hide 6. The Invaders of Indigo Island! (Congo Bill) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Barry Mason

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Ed Smalle

Synopsis

Bill captures a trio of escaped criminal using a series of horse-riding stunts.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wildroot Cream-Oil
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"The sea is pretty rough today!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Art
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

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Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #34 ([March 1953])
Untitled
Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Necco) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Necco
Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Hard-Luck Lou) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Gosh, what luck! It's starting to rain... and me wearing my new suit!"

Featuring

Feature
Hard-Luck Lou
Genre
Humor
Show/hide 11. Superman's Secret Message (Supermen of America) Activity, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supermen of America
Show/hide 12. The Phantom Space Ship! (Tommy Tomorrow of the Space Planeteers) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow of the Space Planeteers
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti
Show/hide 13. No title recorded (The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Fleer's Dubble Bubble) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Today we're going to have a contest!"

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Chief Hot Foot) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Chief best guide in country - he take you where plenty of bear to hunt!"

Featuring

Feature
Chief Hot Foot
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Art
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

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Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #34 ([March 1953])
Untitled
Show/hide 16. Untitled (Your Puzzle Page) Activity, 1 page

"There are squares within squares in this puzzle!"

Featuring

Feature
Your Puzzle Page

Credits

Art
Al McLean (signed)
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #33 ([February 1953])
Untitled
 
United Kingdom
Batman (KGM, 1952 series) #33 ([May 1953?])
Your Puzzle Page
Show/hide 17. Rover Never Had It So Good! Text article, 2 pages

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 18. Untitled [A Cell for Vigilante!] (Vigilante) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Vigilante
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Bob Brown
Show/hide 19. 2 More Great Magazines (Our Army at War; Star Spangled War Stories) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Our Army at War; Star Spangled War Stories
Show/hide 20. The Secret of Treasure Cave (Wilson Chem. Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chem. Co.

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as R. T.] (signed)

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33404

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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