Action Comics #241

DC Comics

United States

Published
June 1958
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/14417

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (managing)
Mort Weisinger, George Kashdan (assistants)

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Fortress of Solitude

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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. The Super-Key to Fort Superman (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Fortress of Solitude (intro); Batman; Joker (trophy); Green Kryptonite

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye

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

Someone has broken into Superman's Fortress of Solitude, 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. Fortress key on cover is shown as skeleton key. Inside, the classic square edged version is shown.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Video Laffs) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Video Laffs
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Harry Lampert?
Art
Harry Lampert?
Colours
?
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Hollywood Ha-Lights) Comic story, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hollywood Ha-Lights
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Harry Lampert?
Art
Harry Lampert?
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 5. The Great Jungle Hoax (Congo Bill) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Howard Sherman
Show/hide 6. Read 'em and Laugh Text article, 1 page

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Teen; humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 8. 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

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #30 ([March 1959?])
The Strangest Crew in the Universe
Show/hide 9. Nature's Prize Pupils Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Bob Brown
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

cover shows key to Fortress as a giant skeleton key.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35190

Entry created

  • 27/11/2007

Index completed

  • 30/01/2011