Superman #276
(June 1974)

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Volume
36
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1974-03-19
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 #104.

Captain Thunder is obviously based on Fawcett's Captain Marvel, who had had his own DC comic for a year when this issue was published (Shazam!). DC didn't introduce Captain Marvel into the main DC universe until Justice League of America #137 (December 1976).


The Fight to Decide the Super-Hero Championship of the World! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1735
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Captain Thunder
Synopsis
Superman and Captain Thunder fly head-on towards each other as crowd flees.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Make Way for Captain Thunder! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1688
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Thunder (villain); Superman; Willie Fawcett; Clark Kent; Merokee (flashback); Lois Lane; the Monster League of Evil (flashback); a Dr. Sivana lookalike (flashback)
Synopsis
Willie Fawcett finds himself lost in Superman's universe and that whenever he changes into his super-powered alter ego of Captain Thunder he becomes evil. Superman helps him figure out the way to return to his universe and shake the evil influence of the Monster League of Evil.
Reprints

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

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

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

Job Number
S-1739

Indexer Notes

Includes reference to crediting the artwork in "Mr. Mxyzplk Returns" in Superman #272 to John Sikela based on info from Jerry Bails.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fight to Decide the Super-Hero Championship of the World!
    Superman
  2. 1. Make Way for Captain Thunder!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
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