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