Superman #271
(January 1974)

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Volume
36
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1973-10-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
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 #100.


Who Is the Man Who Murdered Metropolis? (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1638
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Giant hand symbolically crushes Metropolis as Superman flies at the attacker.
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Indexer Notes

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

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

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1613
Genre
superhero
Characters
Brainiac (villain); Superman; Morgan Edge; Steve Lombard; Clark Kent; Melba Manton
Synopsis
As WGBS employess picket outside the building, they witness a mirror image of the Metorpolis skyline descending from the sky. When Superman investigates, he finds Brainiac, who announces that when the mirror image meets the real skyline, the latter will explode. With the aid of WGBS, Superman convinces Brainiac that his plot has succeeded and that he is mad with rage. With the advantage of his sanity and Brainiac's misunderstanding of the situation, Superman is able to turn the tables on Brainiac and send him off into deep space.
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Indexer Notes

Brainiac makes many obscure references to the name "Kent."

The Warriors of Lightning Valley! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1619
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jaxon the Lash (villain); Vanaria; Art-Al; Krypton
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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: 3)

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

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

Job Number
S-1645
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Who Is the Man Who Murdered Metropolis?
    Superman
  2. 1. The Man Who Murdered Metropolis!
    Superman
  3. 2. The Warriors of Lightning Valley!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
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