Action Comics #258

DC Comics

United States

Published
November 1959
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
DC: Superman National Comics
 
DC: Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15331

Credits

Editing
Mort Weisinger, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Supergirl's Farewell to Earth! (Superman; Supergirl) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 1 (2001)
Supergirl's Farewell to Earth!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. Two (July 2006)
Action Comics #258
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([November] 2007)
Action Comics #258
Printed in
Supergirl: The Silver Age Omnibus (DC, 2016 series) #1 ([August] 2016)
 
Supergirl: The Silver Age (DC, 2017 series) #1 ([September] 2017)
 
The Silver Age of Superman The Greatest Covers of Action Comics from the '50s to the '70s (Abbeville Press, 1995 series) #[nn] (1995)
 
Superman in Action Comics (Abbeville Press, 1993 series) #1 (1993)
 
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #3 ([July] 2014)
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #258
 
From Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #258
Show/hide 1. New Stars for "Old Glory" Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Bernard Baily, line art
Text
, letterer

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Menace of the Cosmic Man! (Superman) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Cosmic Man; Perry White; Lois Lane; General Malvio; President Raulis of Borkia

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. Two (July 2006)
The Menace of the Cosmic Man
Printed in
Superman (New American Library, 1966 series) #D2966 (May 1966)
 
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #3 ([July] 2014)
From GCD
From Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #258

Synopsis

General Malvio creates a robot superhero so that he can use him to assasinate the President of Borkia.

Show/hide 3. Superman's Secret Message (Supermen of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supermen of America

Credits

Writing
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Colours
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Text
, typeset

Notes

Includes form for enrollment to the Supermen of America.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (American Specialty Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Specialty Co.

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 5. Untitled (Tricksy) Comic story, 1 page

"Look at Tricksy drive through that brick wall!"

Featuring

Feature
Tricksy
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 6. Congorilla Goes to War! (Congorilla) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congorilla
Genre
Jungle; superhero
Characters
Congo Bill; Congorilla; Janu the Jungle Boy; Col. Duval

Credits

Writing
Robert Bernstein, scripter
Art
Howard Sherman, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Color Comics, 1960 series) #49 ([June 1960?])
Congorilla Goes to War

Synopsis

Congorilla protects a daffy ex-Foreign Legion officer who thinks his pets are still his troops.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Peg) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Oh Peg!"

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer

Reprint history

Original
The Adventures of Bob Hope (DC, 1950 series) #20 (April-May 1953)
Show/hide 8. Coming Super-Attractions... (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Adventure Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Adventure Comics

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Promotions for Jimmy Olsen, Superman, and Adventure Comics.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag

Credits

Writing
Mort Weisinger, scripter
Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Letters from Richard D'Alli, Gerald W. Doelling, Wendy Elliot, Larry Aladeen, Norm Freidin, John McGeehan, Myrna Sharon, Don Belgier, and Lee Urrows.

Show/hide 10. Supergirl's Farewell to Earth! (Supergirl) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Lee]; Krypto; Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #2 ([May 1960?])
Supergirl's Farewell to Earth
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #2 ([May 1960?])
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #373 (March 1969)
Supergirl's Farewell to Earth
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #1 ([March 1970?])
Supergirl's Farewell to Earth
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (Colour Comics, 1970 series) #1 ([March 1970?])
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 1 (2001)
Supergirl's Farewell to Earth!
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 1 (2001)
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([November] 2007)
Supergirl's Farewell to Earth!
Printed in
Superman (Egmont Ehapa, 1966 series) #21/1969 (18. Oktober 1969)
 
Supergirl: The Silver Age Omnibus (DC, 2016 series) #1 ([August] 2016)
 
Supergirl: The Silver Age (DC, 2017 series) #1 ([September] 2017)
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #258
 
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #258 (November 1959)

Synopsis

Superman punishes Supergirl for revealing her existence to Krypto. But Supergirl discovers a secret about Superman all by herself.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Garcelon Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Garcelon Stamp Co.

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Show/hide 12. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 13. Untitled (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
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Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (American Geographical Society's Around the World Program) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Geographical Society's Around the World Program

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from ad in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #13 and copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32806

Entry created

  • 22/07/2007

Cover added

  • 28/03/2022

Index completed

  • 28/03/2022

Last updated

  • 28/03/2022