"Superman: "Superman's Fortress of Solitude"": Superman temporarily moves his Fortress of Solitude from the Arctic to the outskirts of Metropolis to conduct tours through it for charity, but the Anti-Superman Gang plots to blow it to pieces.
Action Comics #261 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 1960. It was published on December 31, 1959.
- 1 Synopsis for Superman: "Superman's Fortress of Solitude"
- 2 Appearing in Superman: "Superman's Fortress of Solitude"
- 3 Synopsis for Congo Bill: "Congorilla's Last Stand"
- 4 Appearing in Congo Bill: "Congorilla's Last Stand"
- 5 Synopsis for Supergirl: "Supergirl's Super-Pet"
- 6 Appearing in Supergirl: "Supergirl's Super-Pet"
- 7 Notes
- 8 Trivia
- 9 See Also
- 10 Recommended Reading
- 11 Links and References
Synopsis for Superman: "Superman's Fortress of Solitude"
Appearing in Superman: "Superman's Fortress of Solitude"
- Anti-Superman Gang
- Big Bob Kruger (Single appearance)
- Urko the Terrible (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Congo Bill: "Congorilla's Last Stand"
Congo Bill is participating in a ceremony to open up a new dam. Unbeknownst to him, a ring of ivory smugglers has booby trapped his insulated gloves so that he receives an electrical shock when he pulls the switch. He falls back from the shock and accidentally rubs his magic ring which causes him and Congorilla to switch bodies. The smugglers see that Congo Bill is still alive and attempt to shoot him but they are unaware that Congo Bills body is occupied by Congorilla. To return back to normal, the ring must be rubbed again but it must be done after an hour has passed, no sooner. In the meantime Congorilla realizes what has happened and comes to Congo Bills rescue. Congorilla realizes that he must protect his human body if he is ever to return back to normal. With the mind of Congo Bill and the muscular ability of Congorilla, he is easily able to defeat the smugglers. During the struggle, a bullet is fired at Congo Bill and it incredibly grazes his magical ring just enough to switch both Congorilla and Congo Bill back to their normal bodies.
Appearing in Congo Bill: "Congorilla's Last Stand"
- Ivory-smuggling gang
- Harry (Single appearance)
- River pirates
- Igor (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Supergirl: "Supergirl's Super-Pet"
While witnessing a meteor shower in Midvale, Linda Lee decides she wants to try and find some of it's fragments for study. Changing into Supergirl she goes to the site where the meteor has crashed and finds that a portion of it is Kryptonite. Using a lead tin, she manages to collect it for her to study and try to find a cure for her and her cousin's weakness to Kryptonite. After numerous tests (which would ultimately create what will be referred to as X-Kryptonite), Linda finds the whole experiment a failure and tosses the Kryptonite deep into the woods so it cannot harm her.
The next day she saves a stray cat from a dog, naming it Streaky, she takes it back to the orphanage where she is allowed to keep it as a pet. While playing, Streaky comes across the X-Kryptonite and it's radiations give Streaky super-powers. Taking a cape from a Superman doll, Streak -- calling himself the Super-Cat -- goes into action, knocking over a milk truck for other strays to get free milk. Streaky then gets back at the dog that terrorized him earlier. Hearing his super-sonic meow, Linda decides to go and check things out as Supergirl.
She is shocked to find that Streaky has super-powers just like hers, and decides to preoccupy the cat by having it play with steel cables as though it were yarn. After some play, Streaky's powers begin to fade, and Supergirl is forced to return the cat to Earth on her own. With the cat seemingly back to normal, Supergirl wonders just how Streaky manage to get his powers in the first place.
Appearing in Supergirl: "Supergirl's Super-Pet"
- Superman's Fortress of Solitude is reprinted in Superman #187 and Showcase Presents: Superman Vol. 2.
- Congorilla's Last Stand is reprinted in World's Finest #151.
- Supergirl's Super-Pet is reprinted in Action Comics #334, The Supergirl Archives Vol. 1 and Showcase Presents: Supergirl Vol. 1.
- Final Congo Bill vignette for this series. Congo Bill appears next in Adventure Comics #270.
- Superman Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Action Comics (Volume 2)
- Adventures of Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 2)
- DC Comics Presents (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 2)
- Superman (Volume 3)
- Superman (Volume 4)
- Superman (Volume 5)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- Superman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Steel (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (Volume 1)
- Superman/Wonder Woman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)