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Action 253 - Jimmy visits the Fortress of Solitude, and Supergirl arranges an adoption

Jimmy Olsen turns on his best friend in Action 253 (June 1959), in a story by Alvin Schwartz, Curt Swan and George Klein.

Superman takes Jimmy on his first visit to the Fortress of Solitude, where he shows off Kandor, which seems to be in a much larger bottle than it was previously.  204 more words

Action 144 - how Clark Kent got hired at the Daily Planet, and Vigilante hunts for a gold mine

That’s quite a flood on the cover of Action 144 (May 1950), but it’s not nearly as interesting as the story of how Clark Kent came to be hired at the Daily Planet. 301 more words

Action 142 - the world learns of kryptonite, and Tommy Tomorrow makes a wish

A generic cover for Action 142 (March 1950).  Odd, you’d think they would have wanted to feature the kryptonite on this one, but I guess not. 208 more words

Action 101 - Superman gets nuked, Congo Bill pulls the eye, and Vigilante knows his horses

Win Mortimer and George Roussos are the artists on the Superman story from Action 101 (Oct. 46), which actually does have Superman filming a nuclear explosion as part of the story. 394 more words

Action 96 - Superman vs Mr Twister, Congo Bill gets amnesia, and the Dummy is befriended by midgets

I really love the cover of Action 96 (May 1946), just for the unusual visuals.

The Superman story in the issue, by Sam Citron, is not nearly as interesting.  436 more words

#throwbackthursday: In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz

It’s rare that, upon mentioning a childhood book, everyone has almost the same reaction which goes something along the lines of; ‘I love that book. I read it over and over again.’ Or, ‘The cover fell off that book I read it so many times.’ Or, ‘That book scared the bejezzus out of me, but I loved it.’ 203 more words

Prompt #5

Describe an illustration or picture that frightened/upset you as a child. Please include the illustration, if you can find it. If not, please attempt to draw it yourself (it doesn’t have to be perfect). 324 more words