Action Comics #249

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 1959
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/14855

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Kryptonite Man! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Luthor; Kryptonite

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #112 ([August 1959])
The Kryptonite Man!
From GCD
in Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) #nn
in Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #1
Show/hide 1. The Magic Card Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Teen

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Bernard Baily
Show/hide 2. The Kryptonite Man! (Superman) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Luthor; Kryptonite; Jimmy Olsen; Fortress of Solitude

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #112 ([August 1959])
The Kryptonite Man
From GCD
in 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #11 (June 1965)
in Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #1

Synopsis

Luthor takes a liquid kryptonite serum which makes it impossible for Superman to get near him. Superman makes a lead suit to protect himself, but Luthor has discovered a way to turn lead into glass. Eventually, Superman tricks Luthor into thinking he has become immune to Luthor's kryptonite radiations and Luthor takes an antidote, leaving himself open to capture.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.75 pages

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 4. Seance][First Line: We will now hold the séance. (Professor Eureka) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Professor Eureka
Genre
Gag

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

From GCD
in Action Comics (1938 series) #278 (DC, 1961)
Doom Patrol (1964 series) #91 (DC, 1964)

Notes

Title, first line and reprint data from Arthur Lortie, added August 2006.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Statement of Ownership) Text article, 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Statement of Ownership
Genre
Fact

Credits

Author
Jack Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Notes

Publisher National Comics Inc 575 Lexington Ave, NY, NY Editor F. W. Ellsworth Owners: Harry Donenfeld, Jack Liebowitz, P Sampliner, G. Donenfeld, S. Sampliner, F. Iger, Irwin Donenfeld, Sonia Iger, Arlene Donenfeld, L. Liebowitz, J. Liebowitz

Show/hide 6. The Man-Ape's Mountain Mission (Congorilla) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congorilla
Genre
Superhero; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Congorilla; Janu the Jungle Boy

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Howard Sherman

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #65 ([October 1961])
The Man-Ape's Mountain Mission
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Teen; humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag

Credits

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 9. The Gambling Asteroid (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #37 ([October 1959?])
The Gambling Asteroid
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Private Pete) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Private Pete
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34819

Entry created

  • 02/11/2007

Index completed

  • 23/04/2011