Action Comics #239

DC Comics

United States

Published
April 1958
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/14327

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (managing)
Mort Weisinger (assistant)
George Kashdan (assistant)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Superman's New Face (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 1. Superman's New Face (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dr. Norton; Kryptonite

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #27 ([August 1958?])
Superman’s New Face
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #3 (Summer 1961)
Superman's New Face
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #22 ([November 1973?])
Superman's New Face
From GCD
in Superman Annual (1960 series) #3 (Summer 1961).
 
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #239 (April 1958)
Original
Action Comics 239, April 1958

Synopsis

Superman is caught in an atomic explosion and afterwards must bandage his face, or wear a lead mask, to keep anyone from seeing what happened to him.

Show/hide 2. Secret of the Happy Pig (Peter Porkchops) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Peter Porkchops
Genre
Funny animals

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Rube Grossman
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 4. The Puzzle of the Jungle Pyramid! (Congo Bill) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu the Jungle Boy; Prof Drake

Credits

Art
Howard Sherman

Notes

Story title from Dick Sabo on 28 October 2004.

Show/hide 5. Gag Bag Text article, 1 page

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Teen; humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #78 (August-September 1953)
Untitled
Show/hide 7. Traffic Cop Relaxes by Going to the Auto Races (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Gags

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff ?
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

Information on this sequence from Dick Sabo on 28 October 2004.

Show/hide 8. The Toys That Stopped Space Crime (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Brent Wood

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #97 ([July 1958?])
The Toys that Stopped Space Crime
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #97 ([July 1958?])
The Toys that Stopped Space Crime
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #30 ([August 1964?])
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #85 ([February 1974?])
The Toys that Stopped Space Crime
From GCD
in Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1973 series) #2 (March 1973).
Original
Action Comics 239, April 1958

Notes

Reprint info (Arthur Lortie). Story title correction from Dick Sabo on 28 October 2004 (was "The Toys That Stopped Crime").


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34071

Entry created

  • 23/09/2007

Index completed

  • 11/09/2011