Superman #284
(February 1975)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume
37
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1974-11-19
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 (associate 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 #112.


Superboy Battles Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1881
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superboy; Lois Lane; Borko; Boscar
Synopsis
Daily Planet shows pictures of Superboy slugging Superman and sending him flying, Superman carving statue of Clark Kent, and Superman in athletic contest with Borko and Boscar.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1204
Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Secret Guardian of Smallville! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1828
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy Robot (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Pete Ross; Lana Lang; Smallville Police Chief Douglas Parker
Reprints

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

Super-Puzzle / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
P-3

The Interplanetary Olympics! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1158
Genre
superhero
Characters
Rogan (villain); Boscar (villain); Borko (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Lana Lang; Lois Lane
Reprints

King of the Comic Books! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Ira Yarbrough
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1159
Genre
superhero
Characters
Nazi saboteurs (villains); Superman; Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Frank Frederick; Carson Steele; Henry Jones; Geezer
Reprints

A Modern Alice in Wonderland! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1160
Genre
superhero
Characters
Rufe (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Alice Neal; Perry White; Lewis Repertory Players acting group
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn; inker credit by Bob Hughes. Pencils previously credited to Sam Citron. Based on Martin O’Hearns blog:
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/04/millie-model-by-ken-bald-and-pe...,
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/pete-riss-mahunter.html, and
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html
and comparing this story to Citron’s known work on Classics Illustrated 10 [HRN 140] and the DC Mr. District Attorney series, this credit has been changed to Pete Riss.

Gate-Crashers in the Fortress of Solitude (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (various)
Inks
? (various)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1126
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Brainiac; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Tal-Var
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Various intuders in the Fortress illustrated with details from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #241, World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #100, Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #97, World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #164, and Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #87.

Superman Owes a Billion Dollars! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1157
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Aquaman (guest appearance); Professor Potter; Bizarro #1; Lori Lemaris; Rupert Brand (intro, an IRS agent); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)
Synopsis
An IRS agent decides that Superman owes back taxes and Superman must pay withing 24 hours.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original inking credit of George Klein, as credited in this reprint, changed to match credits from Superman #148 index.

The Death of Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1161
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Clark Kent; Professor Fergusson; Lois Lane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No villain.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Job Number
S-1885
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superboy Battles Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  3. 2. The Secret Guardian of Smallville!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Super-Puzzle
  5. 4. The Interplanetary Olympics!
    Superman
  6. 5. King of the Comic Books!
    Superman
  7. 6. A Modern Alice in Wonderland!
    Superman
  8. 7. Gate-Crashers in the Fortress of Solitude
  9. 8. Superman Owes a Billion Dollars!
    Superman
  10. 9. The Death of Clark Kent!
    Superman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
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