Superman #249
(March 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
1972-01-11
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 #79.


Introducing... Superman's Latest and Greatest Foe... Terra-Man! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1119
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Terra-Man; Nova
Synopsis
Tattered and wounded Superman founders in air as Terra-Man and flying horse Nova attack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The Challenge of Terra-Man (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-1071
Genre
superhero
Characters
Terra-Man (villain); Superman [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superboy (flashback); Nova; Krypton (flashback)
Synopsis
The appearance of a stagecoach on the streets of Metropolis heralds the arrival of Terra-Man, a character seemingly from a spaghetti western, yet with super-scientific weapons. Superman must contain Terra-Man while dealing with a kryptonian condition known as birth-spells which effects the metabolism of Kryptonians every six years on their Kryptonian birthdays.
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Indexer Notes

Story includes pastiches of Archie and Edith Bunker from TV's All in the Family.

The Origin of Terra-Man (Table of Contents: 2)

Terra-Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1099
Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Collector (villain); Jess Manning; Terra-Man [Toby Manning]; Nova
Reprints

High Man on a Flagpole! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1096
Genre
superhero
Characters
Quent (villain); Superman; Lois Lane; Tom Trent; Arnold Carlyle; Clark Kent; Perry White
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Inks credit from Bob Hughes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1129

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Introducing... Superman's Latest and Greatest Foe... Terra-Man!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Challenge of Terra-Man
    Superman
  3. 2. The Origin of Terra-Man
    Terra-Man
  4. 3. High Man on a Flagpole!
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
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