Action Comics #117

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 1948
Page count
52
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
DC: A Superman Publication
 
DC: A Superman Publication
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/6481

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover A Superman Christmas Adventure (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Santa Claus

Credits

Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
Jack Adler, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #19 ([December 1948])
Superman's Christmas Adventure
Printed in
Action Comics (National Comics Publications of Canada Ltd, 1948 series) #[117] (February 1948)
 
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)
 
Superman in Action Comics (Abbeville Press, 1993 series) #1 (1993)
Show/hide 1. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Credits

Writing
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Text
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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Comiquiz Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.67 pages

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Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 3. Christmastown, U.S.A.! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

"This is a story that really began on a Christmas Day over a hundred years ago..."

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Osborne (first name unknown); Danny Osborne; Santa Claus (as costume only)

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter [credited as Jerry Seigel]
Art
Win Mortimer, line art [credited as Joe Shuster]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #19 ([December 1948])
Christmastown, 1948
 
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #19 ([December 1948])
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KGM, 1950? series) #9 (December 1950)
Christmastown
 
Australia
Colossal Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #3 ([August 1957])
Christmastown, 1948.
 
United States
Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-34 (February-March 1975)
Christmastown, U. S. A.!
Printed in
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)
From GCD
in Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-34
 
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #117

Synopsis

Christmastown is flooded, but Superman helps turn the disaster into Central Valley's most amazing Christmas ever.

Show/hide 4. "Chick" Davies (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 5. Untitled (Gang Busters) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Gang Busters

Credits

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Text
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Show/hide 6. Birds Out of Hand! (Zatara) Comic story, 7 pages

"You've been told to be kind to our feathered friends..."

Featuring

Feature
Zatara
Genre
Adventure; Fantasy-Supernatural
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]; Betty Lane; Betty's mother

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
William White, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

Betty Lane takes in every bird she can, much to her mother's dismay. Zatara gives a show at Betty's school, and she asks him to speak to her mother. When they get to the Lane house all the birds have gone. Zatara takes Betty and her mother flying to demonstrate the positive effect that birds can have.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Little Ozzie) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Hi, Willie! Watcha got?"

Featuring

Feature
Little Ozzie
Genre
Humour; children
Characters
Little Ozzie; Willie

Credits

Writing
Phil Berube, scripter [signed]
Art
Phil Berube, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

Ozzie meets his friend, who has a bag of peanuts, and suggests they play zoo. Ozzie will be the elephant and Willie the boy who feeds him peanuts1

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Roller Skate Facts; Winchester Skates) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Roller Skate Facts; Winchester Skates

Credits

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Text
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Show/hide 9. Christmas in the Congo! (Congo Bill) Comic story, 6 pages

"Africa - you know it as a land of dark jungle and dazzling sunlight..."

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill
Genre
Adventure; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Jimmy

Credits

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

Synopsis

Bill creates a "real" Christmas for Jimmy, the son of a medical missionary stationed in the Congo.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Daffy & Doodle) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"You take the hammer, Daffy..."

Featuring

Feature
Daffy & Doodle
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Lit-Win, scripter [signed]
Art
Lit-Win, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 11. Mickey Marvel (Smith Brothers Cough Drops) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Smith Brothers Cough Drops

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Show/hide 12. A Singular Swap! (Hayfoot Henry) Comic story, 4 pages

"A mysterious event a difficult rhyme..."

Featuring

Feature
Hayfoot Henry
Genre
Humour; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry; Rockport McGill

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter
Art
Stan Kaye, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

The text is written in rhyming couplets.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Wait till I see Shorty..."

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 14. Untitled Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

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Writing
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Show/hide 15. The Eagle Screams "Thief!" Text story, 2 pages

Credits

Writing
Ted Rosen, author
Art
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Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Sequence added by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

Show/hide 16. A Lesson for the Teacher! (Vigilante [Western hero]) Comic story, 10 pages

"Do you know the difference between a waddy and a bushwacker?"

Featuring

Feature
Vigilante [Western hero]
Genre
Adventure; superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter
Art
George Roussos, penciller
 
Sy Barry, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

The Vigilante and Stuff rescue a young female teacher from the East when she is captured by the gang of the man whose trial she is due to give evidence at.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (Western Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Western Comics

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Show/hide 18. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Here, Mrs. Wiggins, let me give you a hand!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 19. Superman's Secret Message (Supermen of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supermen of America

Credits

Writing
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Text
, typeset
Show/hide 20. Untitled (Credit Sales Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Credit Sales Company

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 21. Untitled (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34877

Entry created

  • 03/11/2007

Index completed

  • 03/06/2022

Last updated

  • 03/06/2022