Action Comics #162

DC Comics

United States

Published
November 1951
Page count
44
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/9213

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, original Story Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Story Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled [It] (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #61 ([September 1952?])
Superman vs. "It"!
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #34 (January 1953)
It!
Show/hide 1. Superman Says: "The World Is Our Schoolroom!" Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy; superhero

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Text
Ira Schnap, letterer

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. It! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
IT (intro)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger , scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #61 ([September 1952?])
It!
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #34 (January 1953)
It!

Notes

writer credit by Bob Hughes; art credits by Craig Delich. Plot recycled as "The Menace Called It" in Superman #177

Show/hide 3. Stan Musial (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. No title recorded (Fleer's Dubble Bubble) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Wonder what's on top?"

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble
Genre
Humor

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ray Thompson, line art [signed as Ray T.]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Sequential panel art ad for bubble gum.

Show/hide 5. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
, letterer

Notes

Includes a plug for A Date with Judy on ABC.

Show/hide 6. The Interplanetary Restaurant! Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Royal Desserts) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Royal Desserts

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
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Text
, letterer
Show/hide 8. The Insect with the Longest Life Span of All Insects...17 Years (Cartoon Criss-Cross) Activity, 0.75 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cartoon Criss-Cross

Credits

Writing
Martin Naydel, scripter [signed]
Art
Martin Naydel, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Martin Naydel, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Riddle Me This; Necco) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Riddle Me This; Necco

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
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Text
, letterer
Show/hide 10. Mission of Mystery! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Ali Mirovna; Bura; Budra; Jim Calvert

Credits

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

Synopsis

Bill prevents a maharajah from defrauding World Wide.

Notes

credits by Craig Delich

Show/hide 11. No title recorded Cartoon, 0.67 pages

"Is there actually a land of perpetual rain?"

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
Horace Elmo, scripter [signed]
Art
Horace Elmo, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Horace Elmo, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
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Colours
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Text
, letterer
Show/hide 13. No title recorded Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Goodbye! Goodbye! What's eating you, Vic?"

Featuring

Genre
Humor; teen

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]

Reprint history

Also printed
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Superman (KG Murray, 1950? series) #58 ([June 1952?])
Untitled
Show/hide 14. Superman's Secret Message (Supermen of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supermen of America

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 15. "Thar She Blows..." Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
Erik H. Arctander, author
Art
(illustration, line art (illustration)
 
, penciller (illustration)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Article about whaling.

Show/hide 16. A Horse for Vigilante! (Vigilante) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Vigilante
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Brown, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

credits by Craig Delich

Show/hide 17. Enter Here -- If You Dare! (House of Mystery) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
House of Mystery

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 18. No title recorded (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

  • 34525

Entry created

  • 01/10/2007

Cover added

  • 13/02/2010

Index completed

  • 04/07/2021

Last updated

  • 04/07/2021