Action Comics #196

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September 1954Editor: Whitney EllsworthCover: Win Mortimer (Pencils and Inks) 1. The Adventures of Mental Man! Script: Bill FingerPencils: Wayne BoringInks: Stan Kaye A new comic strip runs in the Daily Planet featuring Mental-Man, a superhero who uses his mind-over-matter powers to fight crime. The new strip is so popular no one notices Superman anymore.  Strangely, a cartoonist named “Inky” who is … Read More

Comic Cards Project: Day 30 • Lois Lane

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In an era of comics defined by ridiculous, harebrained, what-were-they-thinking stories, Lois Lane wins the prize for off-the-chart silliness. In every issue of her own comic, she made a case for herself as the dopiest of Superman’s acquaintances. And that’s saying something when his best pal was Jimmy Olsen. Although billed as “Superman’s girlfriend”, Supes rarely acted as if he was … Read More