Superman #251
(May 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
1972-03-16
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 #82.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1188
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Superman bursts onto scene of "Thing" hatching from egg.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Island That Invaded the Earth! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1163
Genre
superhero
Characters
alien egg guards (villains); Superman; Clark Kent; Morgan Edge; S. T. A. R. Labs (mentioned)
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude (cameo)

The Case of the Living Trophies! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1161
Genre
superhero
Characters
aliens (villains); Superman; Lois Lane; Herkimer Ingot
Reprints

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

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Day Krypton Didn't Die! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Rich Buckler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1051
Genre
superhero
Characters
alien invaders (villains); Dug-Les; Sak-Kar; Ab-Kar
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

Indexer Notes

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

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

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1195

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter from Bob Rozakis.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Island That Invaded the Earth!
    Superman
  3. 2. The Case of the Living Trophies!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  5. 4. The Day Krypton Didn't Die!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
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