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ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #314
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COMMENTS: glossy! ow/white pgs
Supergirl origin retold
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glossy! ow/white pgs
Supergirl origin retold
Pennsylvania Dutch Copy
Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. Justice League of America cross-over in "The Day Superman Became the Flash!", script by Edmond Hamilton, art by Al Plastino; Aquaman discovers and delivers to Supermen a video recording of Jor-El that tells about several computer predictions he once commissioned to help him choose where to send his son's rocket after the destruction of Krypton; Superman watches it with his Justice League friends. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's Tragic Ordeal!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Jim Mooney; Now living in Kandor, Supergirl's mother Allura suffers a health crisis because she misses Kara so deeply; Supergirl's adopted parents Fred and Edna Danvers agree to trade places with Zor-El and Allura. 9th Giant Superman Annual ad. Batman Family ad. Superman model kit ad on back cover with art by Swan.


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Swan was a house artist at DC working on titles like Tommy Tomorrow, he began gravitating towards Superman and his related books, Superboy, World's Finest and Jimmy Olsen, he would eventually leave DC thanks to his personality issue with Editor In Chief Mort Weisinger. He would eventually return and go on to be the artist that defined the look of Superman in the Silver Age, eventually becoming the editor of the title, but after thirty years of keeping up standards of all things Superman, Swan was given the boot in favor of John Byrne's Superman reboot, Swan's comic work began to taper off after this dismissal and he eventually retired, but will forever be recognized as the Silver Age Superman's finest artist.

Moldoff is best known for his early work on DC's Hawkman and Hawkgirl, and was one of Bob Kane's primary "ghost artists" on Batman. He co-created the Batman villains Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, the second Clayface, and Bat-Mite, as well as the original heroes Bat-Girl, Batwoman, and Ace the Bat-Hound.

James Noel Mooney was an American comics artist best known for his long tenure at DC Comics and as the signature artist of Supergirl, as well as a Marvel Comics inker and Spider-Man artist, both during what comics historians and fans call the Silver Age of comic books. He sometimes inked under the pseudonym Jay Noel.


 

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