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ACTION COMICS #202

Cover Date: March 1955
Cover Price: $0.10
Publication Date: 1955-01-25

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Cover Credits:
Pencils: Wayne Boring
Inks: Stan Kaye
Colors: Jack Adler


Story: "Lois Lane's X-Ray Vision!" (12 Pages)
Superman

Credits:

PencilsWayne Boring
InksStan Kaye
EditingWhitney Ellsworth

Feature Character(s):

Superman (last Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #4/3; next in World's Finest Comics #75)

Supporting Character(s):

Lois Lane (temporarily has secret x-ray glasses; last in Superman Vol. 1 #96; next in issue #203)
Perry White (last in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #4/2; next in World's Finest Comics #75)

Villain(s):

Big Rorty (first appearance; released from prison and looking for revenge against Clark Kent)
Midge Hanlon (first appearance; an escaped killer)

Other Character(s):

two researchers at Brooks Optical Laboratories (first appearance for both; unknowingly create x-ray glasses but dispose of them)
a young boy and his mother (first appearance for both)
Daily Planet staffers
Metropolis police officers

Location(s):

Metropolis
Brooks Optical Laboratories (first appearance)
Daily Planet


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Second Story: "The Space Dragnet!" (6 Pages)
Tommy Tomorrow

Credits:

StoryOtto Binder
ArtJim Mooney
EditingWhitney Ellsworth

Feature Character(s):

Tommy Tomorrow (in between issues #201/3 and #203/2)

Supporting Character(s):

Brent Wood (in between issues #201/3 and #203/2)

Villain(s):

Captain Joe Crane (first appearance; pilot of the space liner Orion; fakes his pwn death as a part of an insurance scheme)

Other Character(s):

Lt.Ballard (first appearance; flight engineer of the space liner Orion)
Lt. Harding (first appearance; co-pilot of the space liner Orion)
Mr. Blozzm (first appearance; a Plant Man of Uranus)
Val Vizz (first appearance; a Zoan)
a Venus Frogman (first appearance)
a Spider Man of Ganymede (first appearance)
Rainbow Man of Neptune (first appearance)
Ice Crystal Man of Pluto (first appearance)

Location(s):

aboard the space liner Orion


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Third Story: "The Jungle Amusement Park"
Congo Bill

Credits:

ArtEd Smalle
EditingWhitney Ellsworth

Feature Character(s):

Congo Bill (last in Congo Bill #4/3; next in issue #203/3}

Supporting Character(s):

Janu the Jungle Boy (last in issue #200/3; next in Congo Bill #4)
Bombo the Elephant
Chota the Chimp

Villain(s):

jungle raiders (first appearance for all)

Other Character(s):

Jack Drew (first appearance; an American engineer; builds an amusement park in the jungle)
villagers

Location(s):

Africa


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