Action Comics #247

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1958
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/14747

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Mort Weisinger (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Return of Superman's Lost Parents! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Cedric Carson [as Jonathan Kent]; Millicent Carson [as Martha Kent]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Mort Weisinger (actual)

Reprint history

Printed in
in Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) #nn
in Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #1
in Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #1
Show/hide 1. Superman's Lost Parents! (Superman) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Cedric Carson [as Jonathan Kent] (villain); Millicent Carson [as Martha Kent] (villain); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Fortress of Solitude; Superboy (statue, image); Lois Lane; Superman robots; Lana Lang (image); Professor Lang (image); kryptonite

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

From GCD
in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #193 (January-February 1967)
in Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #1
in Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #1

Synopsis

Ma and Pa Kent seemingly arrive in the present in a time bubble, and Superman is so happy to see them that he shows them all the secrets of his adult life. But Ma and Pa turn out to be con artists who blackmail Superman with the knowledge of his double identity secret.

Show/hide 2. Tommy Tomorrow, Space Convict X-146-93 (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; The Brain (villain); Planeteers

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Shorty

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff ?
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 5. The Riddle of the Super-Zoo! (Congo Bill) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu; Jungle Joe (villain)

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Howard Sherman

Reprint history

From GCD
in World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #195 (August 1970)

Notes

strip continued as Congorilla in the next issue.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 39073

Cover added

  • 06/06/2010

Index completed

  • 06/06/2010