Superman #227
(June-July 1970)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of March and September
On-sale Date
1970-04-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Also designated on cover as Giant (DC, 1969 series) #G72 and as G-72 on indicia page.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Special All-Kryptonite Issue! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
W-441
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superboy
Synopsis
Vignettes from various stories.
Keywords
Gold Kryptonite; Green Kryptonite; Jewel Kryptonite; Red Kryptonite; White Kryptonite

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Super-Powers of Perry White! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Xasnu (villain); Superman; Perry White; Lois Lane; Masterman; Clark Kent; Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl; Y'Trom
Synopsis
After being infected by an alien plant, Perry White gains super powers and goes after Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor; White Kryptonite

The Great Kryptonite Mystery (Table of Contents: 3)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Clark Kent; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis
Superboy attempts to "vaccinate" himself against Kryptonite.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Rog-Ar (villain); Superman; Quex-Ul; Mon-El; Supergirl; Jax-Ur; Jor-El; Perry White; Rondor creatures
Synopsis
Superman releases Quex-Ul from the Phantom Zone since he has served his sentence, but Quex-Ul vows revenge on the son of the man who pronounced him guilty. However, when Quex-Ul displays heroic behavior, Superman wonders if he was truly guilty and travels back in time to Krypton to witness Quex-Ul being hypnotized into believing himself guilty. When Supergirl tells Quex-Ul he is innocent, he sacrifices himself to keep Superman from being exposed to a Gold Kryptonite trap he has set for him. In doing so, Quex-Ul loses his powers and memory, so Superman sets him up in a new life in Metropolis.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; gold kryptonite; green kryptonite; Krypton; Phantom Zone

The Invasion of the Super-Ants! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
When giant ants invade Metropolis, Superman uses Red Kryptonite to alter his head to resemble an ant's, so that he can communicate with the ants, who have kidnapped Lois Lane. He learns that they have come to warn Earth of the dangers of atomic war, which destroyed their home world.
Reprints
Keywords
red kryptonite

Secret of Kryptonite Six! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jax-Ur (villain); Perry White; Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Clark Kent; Lori Lemaris; Vorb-Un; Supergirl; Thought-Beast
Synopsis
Jax-Ur tricks Superman into releasing him from the Phantom Zone to save the people of Atlantis from a plague. He then uses the opportunity to create Jewel Kryptonite, which allows the Phantom Zone prisoners to focus their thoughts to affect the outside world.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Jewel Kryptonite; Kandor; Krypton; Phantom Zone
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Special All-Kryptonite Issue!
    Superman
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Super-Powers of Perry White!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Great Kryptonite Mystery
    Superboy
  5. 4. The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Invasion of the Super-Ants!
    Superman
  7. 6. Secret of Kryptonite Six!
    Superman
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