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Issue Details

Issue #250
Published March 1959
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 36
Editing Mort Weisinger

Cover Details - "The Eye of Metropolis!"

Characters Superman [Clark Kent]; John Bates
Genre superhero
Pencils Curt Swan
Inks Al Plastino
Reprinted in Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #1

12 page Superman story "The Eye of Metropolis!"

Characters Superman [Clark Kent]; John Bates; Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis John Bates has Clark Kent appear on his TV show "The Eye of Metropolis" in order to expose his double life as Superman.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Finger
Pencils Wayne Boring
Inks Stan Kaye
Notes Gene Reed and Craig Delich say Stan Kaye inked this story. Previous credit read Wayne Boring. (8/05)
Reprinted in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #183 (January 1966); in Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #1

Half page advertisement "Tootsie Roll ad"

1 page public service announcement "The Family Favorite"

6 page Tommy Tomorrow story "The Boy Planeteer"

Characters Tommy Tomorrow; Dikky Hale
Synopsis 5 1/2 year old Dikky Hale joins the Planeteers and demonstrate a "sixth sense," knowing when disasters are going to strike before the Planeteers do. But Tommy quickly realizes Dikky is not who he appears.
Genre science fiction
Script Otto Binder
Pencils Jim Mooney
Inks Jim Mooney

Half page advertisement "Tootsie Roll Pop ad"

Half page Ollie filler "These people called for a coal delivery"

Genre Humor
Script Henry Boltinoff
Pencils Henry Boltinoff
Inks Henry Boltinoff

Half page promo (ad from the publisher) "Superman of America"

1 page Metropolis Mailbag letters page

Letters typeset

5 page Congorilla story "The Dunce of the Jungle"

Synopsis Scientists, having heard of the intelligent golden gorilla, hire Congo Bill to capture Congorilla. But Bill swaps minds with the gorilla and scuttles the scientists' tests.
Genre superhero; jungle
Pencils Howard Sherman
Inks Howard Sherman

Half page advertisement "Tootsie Roll Fudge ad"