Action Comics #153

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 1951
Page count
52
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Golden Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/8696

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The 100 Deaths of Clark Kent (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Big Town) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Big Town

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Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The 100 Deaths of Clark Kent! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Kingpin (villain); Perry White

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Al Plastino, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #34 ([April 1953])
The 100 Deaths of Clark Kent!
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #34 ([April 1953])
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #37 ([June 1967])
The 100 Deaths of Clark Kent
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #37 ([June 1967])

Synopsis

An underworld gangster puts out a $100,000 reward for the killing of Clark Kent. Lois actually sees Clark get ghot in the arm so he has to wear a sling for the rest of the story. Meanwhile, the Kingpin is convinced that the only way Clark could have avoided all his deathtraps is if he was Superman.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Nabisco Shredded Wheat) Advertisement, 1 page

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Feature
Nabisco Shredded Wheat

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Show/hide 4. Untitled (Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Gee, Tommy, what a neat skating sweater!"

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ray Thompson, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 5. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

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Show/hide 6. Castaway World! (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Dr. Kylen; Marcia Mayne; Ennis (villain)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
John Fischetti, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #14 ([May 1956?])
Castaway World!
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #65 ([March 1968?])
Castaway World

Synopsis

Kylen discovers a new scientific weapon so the Planeteers assign Tommy to a plain clothes detail to protect him. When Ennis releases Kylen's discovery it destroys the space vessel they are travelling on, so they all end up trapped on a small planetoid. But Tommy creates a space beacon using stone tools.

Show/hide 7. Captain Tootsie Cheers Orphans (Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll) Comics-form advertising, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Captain Tootsie

Credits

Writing
William Schreiber, scripter
Art
William Schreiber, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

Captain Tootsie brings a sled to the orphanage so the children can play in the snow.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.75 pages

"Jeepers, have I got a swell date this afternoon!"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humor

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #2 ([June 1958])
Untitled
Show/hide 9. Lucky Block (Nestlé's Crunch) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Nestlé's Crunch

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Show/hide 10. Diamond Doom! (Congo Bill) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Will Lanson; Jim Dunn

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ed Smalle, line art
Colours
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Text
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Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Congo Bill (Colour Comics, 1951 series) #2 ([June 1951?])
Diamond Doom

Synopsis

Bill uncovers an ingenious diamond thief.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Picture Math) Activity, 0.5 pages

"This is not professional..."

Featuring

Feature
Picture Math

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Show/hide 12. Untitled (Smith Brothers Cough Drops) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

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Feature
Smith Brothers Cough Drops

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Show/hide 13. Untitled (Tomahawk) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tomahawk

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Show/hide 14. Untitled Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

Credits

Writing
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Text
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Show/hide 15. Where Is the Forest Primeval? Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
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Show/hide 16. Untitled (Sagebrush Sam) Comic story, 2 pages

"Sagebrush, I have to go to the big city..."

Featuring

Feature
Sagebrush Sam
Genre
Humor

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 17. The Three Dead Letters! (Vigilante) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Vigilante
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Vigilante; Stuff; Eddie Minton; Dan Black; Prentiss; Doc Harker; Sheriff Lawton

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Brown, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

When Eddie Minton dies he leaves a coded message in three letters, so that his former partner Dan won't discover the source of his wealth. The letters are lost for years in a stage coach wreck until the Vigilante finds them and traces the recipient's down, with Dan Black on his trail.

Show/hide 18. Untitled [Five Vehicles] (Silly Dilly) Activity, 0.75 pages

Featuring

Feature
Silly Dilly

Credits

Writing
Martin Naydel, scripter [signed]
Art
Martin Naydel, line art [signed]
Colours
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Text
, letterer
Show/hide 19. Untitled (Columbia) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Columbia

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Show/hide 20. Untitled (Do You Know...) Comic story, 1 page

"That American pioneers who invaded the West..."

Featuring

Feature
Do You Know...
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

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Art
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Show/hide 21. The World of Adventure in Books (Shining Knight; Green Arrow; Tomahawk) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Shining Knight; Green Arrow; Tomahawk
Genre
Advocacy; superhero

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 22. Untitled (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Fred Harman, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33039

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