Action Comics #244

DC Comics

United States

Published
September 1958
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/14576

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Mort Weisinger (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Superman's Undersea Kingdom! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #106 ([February 1959])
Superman's Undersea Kingdom!
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #187 (June 1966)
Superman's Undersea Kingdom!
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
Superman's Undersea Kingdom!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
Superman's Undersea Kingdom!
From GCD
in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #187
in Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #1
in Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #1
 
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #244
Show/hide 1. The Super-Merman of the Sea (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Vul-Kor (villain); Lya-La (villain); Undersea Fortress of Solitude (introduction); Kryptonite

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Giunta ?

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #106 ([February 1959])
The Super-Merman of the Sea
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #187 (June 1966)
The Super-Merman of the Sea
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #187 (June 1966)
 (80 Page Giant G23)
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #38 ([August 1966?])
The Super-Merman of the Sea
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #38 ([August 1966?])
The Super-Merman of the Sea
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Super-Merman of the Sea
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Super-Merman of the Sea
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
From GCD
in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #187 (June 1966)
in Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #1
in Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #1
 
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #244

Synopsis

Superman pretends to join forces with underwater-dwelling aliens in order to trick them into believing Earth's seas are too salty for them.

Notes

inks previously credited to Stan Kaye, but most likely not him. Probably John Giunta? Credits changed 12/06 by Bob Hughes, per Christopher Melchert. Carl Gafford suggests, via the GCD Error Tracker (Error 3693, 17 April 2010) that John Forte may be the inker, however, Bob Hughes points out (15 February 2011) that Forte didn't start inking Swan until 1960.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Shorty

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff ?
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 3. The Riddle of the Roc (Congo Bill) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu

Credits

Art
Howard Sherman
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff ?
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff ?
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Gag Bag) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Gag Bag
Genre
Gags

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 7. The Mystery of the Three Space Rookies (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Planeteers

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33891

Entry created

  • 16/09/2007

Index completed

  • 19/05/2012

Last updated

  • 06/10/2008