Superman Fan Podcast Episode #373 Part V: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated September 1964: Action Comics #316!

Action Comics #373, September 1964!

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ACTION COMICS 316, September 1964, was published around July 30, 1964. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp. It featured the Supergirl story in this issue, and was her 17th appearance on the cover of ACTION COMICS.

– (7:24) Superman starred in the fourteen page story, ZIGI AND ZAGI’S TRAP FOR SUPERMAN, written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney. This story was reprinted in LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION C-38, October/November 1975, published on July 3, 1975. It contained 64 pages for the cover price of $1.00.

– (28:25) Also during this episode, we highlight the ads and other features in this issue, including the short article, SUPERGIRL’S BOY FRIENDS, and the METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

– (37:18) Supergirl was featured in the ten page story, SUPERGIRL’S CHOICE OF DOOM, written by Leo Dorfman, drawn by Jim Mooney and lettered by Milt Snappin. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL vol. II.

– (52:10) Since this is the final Superman issue to carry the September 1964 cover date, that means it’s time for the monthly ELSEWHERE IN DC COMICS segment. There were 31 titles which carried the September or September/October 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Beginning next episode we will feature the SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN 172, PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 52, PART III: ACTION COMICS 317 & PART IV: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 80!

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