Superman #248
(February 1972)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume
34
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly, (semi-monthly June, Dec.,)
On-sale date
1971-12-16
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 Comic Reader #77.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1083
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Superman statue
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics; original indexer credited the pencils to Curt Swan.

The Man Who Murdered the Earth! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1070
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor (villain); the Galactic Golem (intro); Superman; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Luthor gathers galactic matter to create The Galactic Golem, whose desire for hyper-stellar energy leads him into conflict with Superman. After Superman allows Luthor to believe that their conflict has destroyed all civilization, and The Galactic Golem has turned on Luthor, Luthor works with Superman to distract the creature off the planet.
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All in the Mind! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Fabulous World of Krypton / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1045
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Min-Tor; Jan-Ar; Sala; Kryptonopolis (origin); Lan-Nu; Krypton
Synopsis
Kryptonian archaeologists uncover a globe which contains the story of the war between Erkol and Xan. After Xan detonated a bomb, hostilities ceased, but all babies conceived on that day in Erkol were born without thumbs but with enlarged heads. Years later, these children, who had been exiled, discovered that they had also been born with telekinesis. When the children learned that war had resumed and that Erkol was threatened by a doomsday weapon, they attempted to return home to stop the device, but Erkol was destroyed. So the children returned to their city, which they named Kryptonopolis.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Dave Cockrum's first published DC work.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell [as E. N. B.]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1091

Muto Versus the Man of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1069
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman of 2466; Muto (villain); Atlanteans; Lyra 3916
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Man Who Murdered the Earth!
    Superman
  3. 2. All in the Mind!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  5. 4. Muto Versus the Man of Tomorrow!
    Superman
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