Action Comics #271

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1960
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15978

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Voyage to Dimension X! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; general; spectators; false alien

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 1. "Add 3 inches of steel-like muscles to your arms... 4 'power packed' inches of muscles to your chest!" Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Joe Weider; Clancy Ross [Mr. America; Mr. Universe]

Credits

Art
? (photograph)
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for booklet from Joe Weider.

Show/hide 2. Voyage to Dimension X! (Superman) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (villain); Luthor Robot; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (Cameo); Krypto (Cameo); Gypo (Luthor's henchman)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #22 ([May 1961?])
Voyage to Dimension X
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. Two (July 2006)
Voyage to Dimension X!
From GCD
From Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #271

Synopsis

Lex Luthor has an elaborate plan to trap Superman by posing as aliens from another dimension.

Show/hide 3. Supermen of America Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Credits

Letters
Typeset

Notes

Order coupon for membership in the Supermen of America. Secret message using Code Mars No. 3.

Show/hide 4. "Dear Editor:" (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag

Credits

Script
Carol Berg
Janet Gibbs
Maureen Young
Dan Rosenwein
Daniel Brock
Greg Frownfelter
David Chisholm
Gary Jacobson
Alan Dreyfus
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils
Wayne Boring ?
Inks
Wayne Boring
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 5. "The next Giant Superman annual will be another sellout!" (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Characters
Superman; Titano; the Thing from 40,000 A.D.; Metallo [John Corbin]; Brainiac; Bizarro (original); the Invulnerable Enemy

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Notes

Large rendition of cover from Superman Annual # 2. Reservation coupon for magazine dealer.

Show/hide 6. Children of Tomorrow! Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy
Characters
Asian children; African parents; sick African child; children; teachers

Notes

Celebrating United Nations Day and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of a Child. "Published as a public service in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly, coordinating organization for national health, welfare and recreation agencies of the U.S."

Show/hide 7. "Rain!" (Ollie) Comic story, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Ollie
Genre
Humor
Characters
Ollie

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff ?
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff ?

Synopsis

It's raining and Ollie can't play golf, so he takes putting practice on a pool table.

Show/hide 8. Coming Super-Attractions! Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Characters
Lois Lane; the flame-dragon from Krypton
Show/hide 9. Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude! (Supergirl) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; Streaky; Jerro (statue); Lori Lemaris (statue); Ronal (statue); Professor Damon Brant (villain); Mrs. Brant (villain); Mrs. Hart

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #6 ([May 1961?])
Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #334 (March 1966)
Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #195 ([January 1976?])
Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 2 (2003)
Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([November] 2007)
Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude!
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #271
 
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #271 (December 1960)

Synopsis

Supergirl builds herself a secret Fortress of Solitude, but it is found by explorers who use the information to blackmail Supergirl into making them rich.

Show/hide 10. "Journey into a fantastic new world beneath the earth!" (Cave Carson Adventures Inside Earth) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Cave Carson Adventures Inside Earth
Characters
Cave Carson; Bulldozer; Christie; lava creature

Credits

Art
Bruno Premiani

Notes

Includes large rendition of cover for The Brave and the Bold # 31.

Show/hide 11. "America's Most Exciting War Game" Advertisement, 1 page

Credits

Letters
Typeset

Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for Task Force game from Helen of Toy.

Show/hide 12. "Do you want spending money?" Advertisement, 1 page

Credits

Letters
Typeset
?

Notes

Ad for selling greeting cards from Stephens Credit Sales.

Show/hide 13. "A Message from Champions!" Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Yogi Berra; Whitey Ford; Mickey Mantle; Joe Louis; Bob Cousy; Doak Walker; Carmen Basilio; Kyle Rote

Credits

Art
? (photograph)
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for training booklet from National Sports Council.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 42764

Entry created

  • 20/07/2015

Index completed

  • 20/07/2015

Last updated

  • 20/07/2015