Action Comics #262

DC Comics

United States

Published
March 1960
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15527

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Supergirl's Greatest Victory! (Superman; Supergirl) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Supergirl has red skirt on cover, blue inside.

Show/hide 1. When Superman Lost His Powers! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #2 ([July 1964?])
When Superman Lost His Powers!
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #10 ([April 1974??])
When Superman Lost His Powers
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. Two (July 2006)
When Superman Lost His Powers!
From GCD
From Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #262
Original
Action Comics 262, March 1960

Synopsis

While in the Mexican jungle reporting on an Aztec tomb, the Planet staff is magically whisked to a red sun planet where Clark has no powers. Superman has to fake super feats to reassure the Planet staff that everything is under control.

Notes

First "red sun" story.

Show/hide 2. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Ruben Moreira
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

Guess the famous book and author from a brief description of the plot.

Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly; previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated January 1957

Show/hide 3. "Jeepers, it's expensive..." (Peg) Comic story, 0.5 pages
Show/hide 4. "I haven't been out of the house all day." (Shorty) Comic story, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Teen; humor
Characters
Shorty

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 5. Statement of Ownership Statement of ownership, 0.25 pages

Credits

Script
Jack Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Notes

Publisher: National Comics Publications, Inc. 575 Lexington Ave, NY, NY Editor: Mort Weisinger Owners: H. Donenfeld, J. Liebowitz, P. Sampliner, G. Donenfeld, S. Sampliner, F. Iger, I. Donenfeld, S. Iger, A. Donenfeld, L. Liebowitz, J. H. Liebowitz, H. Donenfeld Foundation

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag

Credits

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Wayne Boring (logo illustration)
Inks
Stan Kaye (logo illustration)
Colours
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Notes

letters submitted by Steven Paskal; Jay Cantale; Jeannine Russo; Tom Kent; Bill Hall; Gordon Gates; Ruth Pell; Barbara Jean Petraitis; Robert Fried; Dennis Fowler

Show/hide 7. Supergirl's Greatest Victory! (Supergirl) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (origin recap); Superman [Clark Kent]; Miss Hart; Zor-El (flashback); Alura (unnamed, flashback)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #3 ([August 1960?])
Supergirl's Greatest Victory
 
United States
The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #167 (October-November 1974)
Supergirl's Greatest Victory!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #17 ([December 1975?])
Supergirl's Greatest Victory
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 1 (2001)
Supergirl's Greatest Victory!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([November] 2007)
Supergirl's Greatest Victory!
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #262
 
From Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #262 (March 1960)

Synopsis

Supergirl tries to build up an immunity to Kryptonite by gradually exposing herself to larger and larger doses.

Notes

First explanation of Yellow Sun theory of the source of Superman and Supergirl's powers. Re-telling of the origin of Supergirl.

Show/hide 8. "There's that new doll in my class." (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Teen; humor
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug; Beth

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 9. Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #16, Adventure Comics #270, and Superman #136 ad (Coming Super-Attractions) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Coming Super-Attractions

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34451

Entry created

  • 29/09/2007

Index completed

  • 23/09/2014

Last updated

  • 23/09/2014