Superman #243
(October 1971)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly, (semi-monthly June, Dec.,)
On-sale date
1971-08-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [character]
Editing
Julius Schwartz; 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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Who Is the Mystery Woman That Captured Superman's Heart... and Soul? (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-938
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Rija
Synopsis
Superman and Rija in passionate embrace.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Starry-Eyed Siren of Space! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-883
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Kond; Rija
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No villain.

[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-942

The Death-Trails of Krypton! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-890
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
unnamed mass murderer (villain); Dol-Nd; Krypton
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Famous First Issues! of the "Superman Family"! (Table of Contents: 4)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-948
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints covers of Superman #1, Superboy #1, Jimmy Olsen #1, Lois Lane #1 at 1/4 size.

The Battle of the Atoms! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-932
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Nick Biggins; Slug Rickey; Vannie Winkler; Perry White
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Suppressed by the War Department. Writer id by Martin O'Hearn, inker id by Bob Hughes. Art previously credited to Sam Citron. Based on Martin O’Hearns blog:
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/04/millie-model-by-ken-bald-and-pe...,
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/pete-riss-mahunter.html, and
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html, and comparing this story
to Citron’s known work on Classics Illustrated 10 [HRN 140] and the DC Mr. District Attorney series, this art credit has been changed to Pete Riss.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Job Number
S-943
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Who Is the Mystery Woman That Captured Superman's Heart... and Soul?
    Superman
  2. 1. The Starry-Eyed Siren of Space!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  4. 3. The Death-Trails of Krypton!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  5. 4. Famous First Issues! of the "Superman Family"!
  6. 5. The Battle of the Atoms!
    Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag Extra
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner