Superman #238
(June 1971)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly, (semi-monthly June, Dec.,)
On-sale date
1971-04-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [character]
Editing
Julius Schwartz
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino (signed); Murphy Anderson (see notes)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
S-776
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Sand creature
Synopsis
Superman pleading with Sand creature for help
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. The records list Murphy Anderson as penciler as well, suggesting that Infantino may have only done layouts on this cover with Anderson providing finished pencils and inks.

Menace at 1000 Degrees! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-774
Genre
superhero
Characters
Quig (villain); Clark Kent; Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Morgan Edge; Lois Lane; Sand creature
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-784
Synopsis
Includes a letter from Elliot S. Maggin.

A Name Is Born (Table of Contents: 3)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Gray Morrow
Inks
Gray Morrow
Colors
?
Letters
Gray Morrow

Job Number
S-772
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Du-Vor; Kryp; Tonn; Krypton
Synopsis
Du-Vor tells a fellow teacher the story of how two space explorers came to be stranded on ancient Krypton and began the Kryptonian race.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Menace at 1000 Degrees!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  4. 3. A Name Is Born
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
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