Unofficial Action Comics Index

Action Comics 294


Cover Date: November 1962
Cover Price: $.12
Publication Date: 1962-09-27


Cover Credits:
Pencils: Curt Swan
Inks: George Klein

Story: "The Kryptonite Killer" (14 Pages)


StoryEdmond Hamilton
ArtAl Plastino
EditingMort Weisinger

Feature Character(s):

Superman (last in Justice League of America #15; next in issue #293/2)


Lex Luthor (last in issue #292; next in World's Finest Comics #129; also in flashback)
Diamond Man (first appearance; an android transformed by Luthor; destroyed)
Kryptonite Man (first appearance; an android transformed by Luthor; destroyed)
Leadman (first appearance; an android transformed by Luthor; destroyed)
Dynos (first appearance; massive flying insectlike creatures that feed on the Automs)

Other Character(s):

Automs (last in issue #292; some killed by Dynos; also in flashbacks)
Automs' android slaves (last in issue #292)
various unidentified aliens from different worlds (first appearance of all)

Cameo Appearance(s):

Brainiac (bust sculpture)
Jax-Ur (bust sculpture)
Mister Mxyzptlk (bust sculpture)
Saturn Queen (bust sculpture)


Space Sector 2814
Fortress of Solitude
Unidentified Space Sector(s)
Axon IV Nebula (first mentioned)
Cyberna (first appearance)
an unidentified planet
Procyon Galaxy (first mentioned)

Story Reprinted in:

Showcase Presents Superman #4 ([September] 2008)


Second Story: "The Mutiny of Super-Horse" (11 Pages)


StoryLeo Dorfman
ArtJim Mooney
LetteringMilt Snapinn
EditingJulius Schwartz

Feature Character(s):

Supergirl (last in issue #293/2; next in Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #38/2; also in flashback to her escape after the destruction of Argo City)

Guest Star(s):

Comet (formerly a centaur named Biron; in between issues #292/2 and #300/2; also in flashback to earliest chronological appearance)

Supporting Character(s):

Fred Danvers (in between issues #293/2 and #295/2)
Edna Danvers (in between issues #293/2 and #295/2)

Guest Appearance(s):

Superman (last in issue #293/2; next in Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #36)

Other Character(s):

Mr. Von Lutz (first appearance; a movie director)
Liz Gaynor (first appearance; a famous actress; buys Comet from the movie studio)
Mace Greede
an unnamed ranch hand
Matt Carver
cast and crew of the movie Superhorse and the Amazon Queen (first appearance of all)

Cameo Appearance(s):

Circe (in flashback)
an unidentified alien race (in flashback)


Fortress of Solitude
The Bottle City of Kandor
Supergirl Dude Ranch
a jungle island, east of Africa


Story continues from the previous issue and continues in the next issue.

Story Reprinted in:

Showcase Presents: Supergirl #2 ([December] 2008)
Supergirl: The Silver Age Omnibus #1 ([June] 2016)
Supergirl: The Silver Age #2 (2018)