Superman #257
(October 1972)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume
34
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1972-08-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
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 #87.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1308
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; War-Horn
Synopsis
Superman protecting two kids while War-Horn lurks beneath them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Superman Battles the War-Horn! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 15.5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1276
Genre
superhero
Characters
War-Horn (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White; Clark Kent; Jimmy Olsen; Superman
Reprints

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

Metropolis Mailbag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1315

The Greatest Green Lantern of All! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Neal Adams (idea); Elliot S! Maggin (script)
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1275
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Tomar-Re]; Guardians of the Universe; Jor-El; Lara; Brainiac; baby Kal-El; Superman (flashback)
Synopsis
The Guardians of the Universe explain to Green Lantern Tomar-Re that his failure to prevent the destruction of Krypton might not truly be considered a failure, even though the Guardians once thought to make Kal-El the leader of the Green Lantern Corps, because the destruction of Krypton allowed Superman to fulfill his destiny as the universe's greatest champion.
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Keywords
Kandor; Krypton

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. Superman Battles the War-Horn!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  4. 3. The Greatest Green Lantern of All!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
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