Action Comics #152

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
January 1951
Page count
52
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 (1949–2018)
 
DC: Superman National Comics (1949–2018)
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/8647

Credits

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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Sleep That Lasted 1,000 Years! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
Jack Adler, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Superman (KG Murray, 1950? series) #46 ([June 1951?])
The Sleep That Lasted 1,000 Years!
 
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #46 ([June 1951?])
The Sleep That Lasted 1,000 years
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KGM, 1950? series) #19 (October 1951)
The Sleep That Lasted 1,000 years!
Printed in
Superman in Action Comics (Abbeville Press, 1993 series) #1 (1993)
 
Superman: Cover to Cover (DC, 2006 series) #[nn] ([August] 2006)
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Kodak) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kodak

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Sleep That Lasted 1000 Years (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

"You've all heard of Rip Van Winkle..."

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Dr. Dorrow (villain)

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Superman (KG Murray, 1950? series) #46 ([June 1951?])
The Sleep That Lasted 1,000 Years!
 
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #46 ([June 1951?])
The Sleep That Lasted 1,000 years
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KGM, 1950? series) #19 (October 1951)
The Sleep That Lasted 1000 Years
Printed in
Stålmannen (Williams Förlags AB, 1969 series) #4/1971 (9/2 - 1971)

Synopsis

Dr. Dorrow projects Superman and Lois into the future where all men are in love with her because she's the only brunette left on Earth. Also all the men can duplicate Superman's feats using their super science.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Arnold, Schwinn & Company) Advertisement, 1 page

"There's a genuine Schwinn bike in every price class to suit you!"

Featuring

Feature
Arnold, Schwinn & Company

Credits

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Text
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Show/hide 4. Untitled (Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum) Comics-form advertising, 0.5 pages

"It's a hold-up!"

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. Untitled (Peg) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Neat! I'll take it..."

Featuring

Feature
Peg
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 6. The Ark of Space! (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 8 pages

"Out of the remote past comes the clue to a cosmic mystery..."

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Adventure; science fiction
Characters
Colonel Tommy Tomorrow; Brent Wood; Kalhoon (villain)

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #26 ([March 1951?])
The Ark of Space
Printed in
Superboy (K. G. Murray, 1949 series) #26 ([March 1951] ?)

Synopsis

Tommy discovers an ark in space full of people who have been in suspended animation for a million years.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Tomahawk) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Panic stalks the forest..."

Featuring

Feature
Tomahawk
Genre
Western-frontier

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 8. Untitled (Janie) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Hi, Janie! All set?"

Featuring

Feature
Janie

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer , line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #46 ([June 1951?])
Untitled
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KGM, 1950? series) #19 (October 1951)
Untitled
Show/hide 9. Lucky Block (Nestlé's Crunch) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Nestlé's Crunch

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Show/hide 10. The Secret of the Invisible Map! (Congo Bill) Comic story, 6 pages

"Deep in the heart of the South American jungles..."

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill
Genre
Adventure; drama; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Helen Morris; Hatalupo; Para Lama; Baron von Derr

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ed Smalle, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Also printed
Australia
Congo Bill (Colour Comics, 1951 series) #2 ([June 1951?])
The Secret of the Invisible Map!

Synopsis

Bill uses a treasure map to locate a lost cache of Incan gold.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Would you like to see a good movie tonight, Sue?"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 12. Untitled (The Westfield Manufacturing Company) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

"Thrilling for features and fun!"

Featuring

Feature
The Westfield Manufacturing Company

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Show/hide 13. Untitled (Clue Cartoon) Activity, 0.5 pages

"This could be of great help in solving clue cartoons!"

Featuring

Feature
Clue Cartoon

Credits

Writing
Martin Naydel, scripter [signed]
Art
Martin Naydel, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 14. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Writing
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Text
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Show/hide 15. Xmas 365 Days a Year Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
Raymond Perry, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Art credits submitted by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

Show/hide 16. How to Bring Christmas Cheer (Superboy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Advocacy; superhero

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, penciller
 
Creig Flessel, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Stålmannen (Serieforlaget / Se-Bladene / Stabenfeldt, 1952 series) #12/1953 (desember 1953)
Show/hide 17. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Gosh, I left my money home!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 18. 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
Show/hide 19. City of the Chiefs! (Vigilante) Comic story, 10 pages

"What was the curious "treasure" hidden centuries ago in the remote Indian pueblo?"

Featuring

Feature
Vigilante
Genre
Adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Chief Three Bears; Gray Owl; Laughing Gopher; Cunning Turtle

Credits

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

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Printed in
Lynvingen (Serieforlaget / Se-Bladene / Stabenfeldt, 1953 series) #3/1954 (mai 1954)

Synopsis

Greg and Stuff are in western mesa lands searching for tribal chants to use on Greg's radio show. They spot a group of ruffians holding up some Native Americans. Vigilante ploughs into the fray and routs them. Chief Three Bears tells of how the men were trying to discover the whereabouts of a secret treasure, hidden in the lyrics of one of their native songs.

Show/hide 20. Untitled (Big Town) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"New -- and great!"

Featuring

Feature
Big Town

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 21. Untitled (Wilson Chem. Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

"Given -given premiums - cash"

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chem. Co.

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
, typeset
Show/hide 22. Untitled (National Radio Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

"Be a success as a radio-television technician"

Featuring

Feature
National Radio Institute

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 23. Untitled (Daisy Manufacturing Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

"This Christmas be a cowboy"

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Co.

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

  • 33072

Entry created

  • 07/08/2007

Cover added

  • 26/12/2020

Index completed

  • 03/09/2023

Last updated

  • 03/09/2023