Action Comics #377

DC Comics

United States

Published
June 1969
Page count
36
Cover price
0.15 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/22754

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger
E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Cage of Doom! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
W-180
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Anti-Superman Gang

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Neal Adams
Show/hide 1. How Can This Be Possible? (Batman; Sgt. Rock) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Sgt. Rock
Genre
Superhero; war

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

inside front cover; house ad for The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #84, on sale April 22

Show/hide 2. The Cage of Doom! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
W-144
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Anti-Superman Gang [Doc Smyth [Eureka Smith]; Wheels Talbot; Brains Logan; Giant-Killer Jones]

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Jack Abel

Synopsis

Superman uses a near-invisible protective suit to defeat the Anti-Superman Gang and their Kryptonite deathtrap.

Show/hide 3. The First Name in Comics Presents... (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

house ad for Superman (DC, 1939 series) #217 [80 Page Giant #G-60], on sale April 8

Show/hide 4. The Face behind the Lead Mask (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy; Superboy; Chameleon Boy (statue); Bouncing Boy (statue); Shrinking Violet (statue); Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg] (statue)]; Lex Luthor; Urthlo; Mon-El

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte
Al Plastino (page 4 and some Superboy and Luthor heads only)
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #300 (September 1962)
The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #5 ([June 1969?])
The Face Behind the Lead Mask
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #146 ([October 1971])
The Face Behind the Lead Mask
 
Australia
Super Heroes Album (Murray, 1977 series) #12 ([April 1979])
The Face Behind the Lead Mask
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #497 (March 1983)
The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Face behind the Lead Mask
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
 
United States
Superman: Tales from the Phantom Zone (DC, 2009 series) ([June] 2009)
The Face Behind the Lead Mask!

Synopsis

At a regular meeting of the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Legionnaires lose control of their powers. Urthlo arrives and announces that he now controls the Legionnaires' powers and there is nothing they can do about it. But Saturn Girl comes up with a serum to temporarily cure Mon-El and immunize him against lead, and Superboy releases him from the Phantom Zone to knock out Urthlo, who turns out to be an automaton created by Lex Luthor sent into the future to destroy the Legion.

Notes

Legion series begins in Action Comics, following run in Adventure Comics.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag
Code
W-184

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks
? (logo illustration)
Colours
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Notes

letters submitted by John McDonald; Brian Hoye; John Baxter; Leonard Philip Zinna; Barry Easton; A Fan of Superman and Truth

Show/hide 6. 13 Tales That Will Hold You in Unbelievable Suspense... Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Notes

house ad for DC Special (DC, 1968 series) #4, on sale May 22


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 41199

Entry created

  • 21/07/2015

Index completed

  • 21/07/2015

Last updated

  • 21/07/2015