ACTION COMICS (1938) (#0-600, 643-904) (DC) #314 - Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: Action Comics (1938) #314
Guest-starring the Justice League of America. "The Day Superman Became the Flash!" is written by Edmond Hamilton with art by Al Plastino. Superman is summoned to a remote island by his friends in the JLA. There, Aquaman presents him with a recorded message he found at the bottom of the ocean. The video message is from Jor-El, Superman's father from the doomed planet of Krypton, and was sent with him on the rocket that brought the Man of Steel to our world.

Through a series of visual scenarios, Jor-El describes the different planets he considered before choosing to send baby Kal-El to Earth. And he projects what his son's life would be like on each of these alien worlds. Remarkably, Jor-El predicts Kal-El would have grown into an adult hero much like each of his JLA friends: Aquaman, Green Arrow, Batman, the Atom and the Flash. But each life would've resulted in a tragic or sad fate for the Last Son of Krypton and so Earth became his perfect adoptive home. Also, writer Leo Dorfman and artist Jim Mooney weave a tale of "Supergirl's Tragic Ordeal!"

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Title: The Day Superman Became the Flash!

Featuring: Superman

Character Appearances: Superman; Green Arrow; The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Aquaman; Batman (all as the Justice League of America); Topo; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Zhan-Zar

Credits: Edmond Hamilton (Script), Al Plastino (Pencils), Al Plastino (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: (untitled)

Featuring: Casey the Cop

Credits: Henry Boltinoff (Script), Henry Boltinoff (Pencils), Henry Boltinoff (Inks), Gaspar Saladino (Letters).

Title: Supergirl's Tragic Ordeal!

Featuring: Supergirl

Character Appearances: Supergirl (origin); Zor-El; Allura; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Kandor; Comet the Super-Horse (flashback); Superman's Fortress of Solitude; Supergirl Robots; Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude; The Supergirl Emergency Squad; Dar-Lin

Credits: Leo Dorfman (Script), Jim Mooney (Pencils), Jim Mooney (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

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Publisher: DC ComicsTitle: ACTION COMICS (1938) (#0-600, 643-904) (DC)
IssueFairGoodVery GoodFineVery FineNear Mint
314 (17.25) (35.00) (69.00) (121.00) (206.00) (343.00)

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