Action Comics #291

DC Comics

United States

Published
August 1962
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17071

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #40 ([December 1962?])
The New Superman!
Show/hide 1. The New Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; The Superman Emergency Squad; "Dude" Dunn; Mrs. Van Kyle; Kryptonian Flame Dragon

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Al Plastino
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #40 ([December 1962?])
The New Superman
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #3 (April 2007)
The New Superman!

Synopsis

Red Kryptonite causes Superman to no longer be vulnerable to Green Kryptonite, but he is now vulnerable to other everyday objects.

Show/hide 2. "ZIWALTILY HKCLUABYL JVIPJZ..." (Supermen of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supermen of America

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

membership application form for the Supermen of America; also includes message in secret code (Code Neptune No. 7) decoded message reads: "September Adventure Comics begins new series about the Legion of Super-Heroes."

Show/hide 3. Krypton, the World Where Superman Was Born, Lives Again! (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #5, on sale June 14

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag

Credits

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks
Stan Kaye (logo illustration)
Colours
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Notes

letters submitted by Marty King; Robert Jones; Jim Hutcheson; Janice Sylvia; Douglas Musick; Mary Feldstein

Show/hide 5. Not Wanted: High School Dropouts! Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

Alvin learns that it's hard to get a good job unless you finish school, and decides against dropping out.

Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly. Later appears in DC comics cover-dated February 1963.

Show/hide 6. The Bride of Mr. Mxyzptlk! (Supergirl) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Zor-El; Alura

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Synopsis

Mr. Mxyzptlk decides to pester Supergirl while Superman is away from Earth, so he first changes many people into Bizarros and then restores Supergirl's Kryptonian parents to life, before deciding that Supergirl should marry him.

Show/hide 7. Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes! (Batman and Robin) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3

Show/hide 8. See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane... (Lois Lane) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for Lois Lane Annual (DC, 1962 series) #1

Show/hide 9. "Vic, will you deliver this costume..." (Varsity Vic) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Varsity Vic
Genre
Teen
Characters
Varsity Vic

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37212

Entry created

  • 22/07/2008

Index completed

  • 10/05/2015

Last updated

  • 10/05/2015