For this 250th individual episode, the featured Superman issue is ACTION COMICS 271, December 1960, published around October 27, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye.
The 13 page Superman story in this issue was titled VOYAGE TO DIMENSION X, written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. It was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. II.
Supergirl starred in the 13 page story, SUPERGIRL’S FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Jim Mooney. This was Supergirl’s 32nd story, and Siegel’s 31st silver age Superman Family story (50th overall silver age story).
Before this story, Siegel also wrote THE IMPOSSIBLE MISSION for SUPERBOY 85 and ALIAS CHIP O’DOOLE for SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 49, both with the December 1960 cover date.
Also featured in this issue is the METROPOLIS MAILBAG.
Click here to learn more about Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in comic books, at Bill Jourdain’s website, GOLDEN AGE OF COMIC BOOKS.
Click here to listen to Michael Bradley’s interview with Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of BOYS OF STEEL, about Superman’s creators, and BILL THE BOY WONDER, about Batman’s uncredited co-creator, Bill Finger.
Elsewhere in DC Comics, 29 titles carried the December 1960 or December 1960/January 1961 cover date.
Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER DATED DECEMBER 1957: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 25!
In 2 Weeks: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED JANUARY 1961: SUPERMAN 142 & ACTION COMICS 272!
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