Action Comics #241

DC Comics

United States

Published
June 1958
Page count
36
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/14417

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, Assistant Editor
 
George Kashdan, Assistant Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Super-Key to Fort Superman! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

From GCD
in Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #1
in Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #1

Notes

cover shows key to Fortress as a giant skeleton key.

Show/hide 1. Untitled (Joe Weider) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Joe Weider

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Super-Key to Fort Superman (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Batman; scientist

Credits

Writing
Jerry Coleman, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #99 ([September 1958])
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1 ([August] 1960)
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #2 ([September 1962?])
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #173 (February 1968)
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #16 (September 1981)
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1987 series) (1987 [March 1988])
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([April] 1989)
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
United States
Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #[nn] (June 1998)
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Super-Key to Fort Superman
From GCD
in Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1 (1960)
in World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #173 (February 1968)
in Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told, The (DC, 1987 series) #nn
in Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told, The (DC, 1989 series) #nn
in Best of DC, The (DC, 1979 series) #16
in Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #1
in Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #1
in Supermann (Williams Forlag A/S, 1969 series) #12/1969
 
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #241 (June 1958)
 
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #241 (June 1958) [as reprinted in Superman Annual #1]
 
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #241
Original
Action Comics 241, June 1958
This version
Superman Annual 1, 1960

Synopsis

Batman has broken into Superman's Fortress of Solitude as a birthday prank, so Superman searches the place for clues.

Notes

Superman's original Fortress appeared in Superman #58 (May 1949), no resemblance to the current version. Called Fort Superman on the cover, inside it's called the Fortress of Solitude. Though the fortress key on the cover is shown as skeleton key, in this story the classic square edged version is shown.

The lower right corner of the splash page, which depicts Superman sitting in a chair and using his super-vision, is used as the illustration that appears at the top of the Metropolis Mailbag letter column in Action Comics #245-271 and Superman #124-145.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Video Laffs) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Dear, I wish you'd increase junior's allowance!"

Featuring

Feature
Video Laffs
Genre
Humor

Credits

Writing
Harry Lampert, scripter
Art
Harry Lampert, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Harry Lampert, letterer
Show/hide 4. Wings and Winnie Winchester Do a Good Deed (Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates

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 (Hollywood Ha-Lights) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"I'm just thrilled about visiting Hollywood..."

Featuring

Feature
Hollywood Ha-Lights
Genre
Humor

Credits

Writing
Harry Lampert, scripter
Art
Harry Lampert, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Harry Lampert, letterer
Show/hide 6. 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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Colours
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Show/hide 7. Untitled (Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man) Comic story, 1 page

"Tricksy, I worry so about your being shot out of that cannon!"

Featuring

Feature
Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man
Genre
Humor
Code
3046

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
 
Henry Boltinoff, penciller [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Show/hide 8. The Great Jungle Hoax (Congo Bill) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu; Chota the Chimp

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Howard Sherman, line art
Colours
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Text
, letterer
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Read 'Em and Laugh!) Text article, 1 page

"Mom, can I go out and watch the eclipse of the sun?"

Featuring

Feature
Read 'Em and Laugh!

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 10. Glad to See You! (Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman
Genre
Humor
Characters
Sgt. Bilko; Pvt. Doberman

Credits

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

Synopsis

House ad for Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman #1.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Jerry, would you go down to the Bijou Theatre and bring my brother home?"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humor; teen
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #185 (February 1953)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #43 ([January 1954])
Untitled
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #43 (April 1954)
Untitled
 
Australia
Five-Score Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #12 (April 1959)
Untitled
Show/hide 12. Untitled (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Show/hide 13. The Strangest Crew in the Universe (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Hal Carter; The Paradog; Robert Robo

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #30 ([March 1959?])
The Strangest Crew in the Universe
Show/hide 14. Nature's Prize Pupil! Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; advocacy; nature

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Bob Brown, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Bunker Hill Sporting Goods Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Bunker Hill Sporting Goods Co.

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 16. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (100 Toy Soldiers) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
100 Toy Soldiers

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35190

Entry created

  • 27/11/2007

Index completed

  • 11/08/2021

Last updated

  • 11/08/2021