Superman #286
(April 1975)

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Volume
37
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1975-01-23
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 (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 #114.


The Parasite's Power Play! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1921
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor (inset); Parasite (inset)
Synopsis
Superman begs Superman statue to save Metropolis.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Mummy (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Batman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Parasite's Power Play! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1879
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor (villain); Parasite [Maxwell Jensen] (villain); Superman [Clark Kent]; Josh Coyle; Steve Lombard; Brainiac (statue); Mr. Mxyzptlk (statue); Terra-Man (statue); Superman Museum
Synopsis
At the Superman Museum, The Parasite intentionally bumps into Lex Luthor in order to steal his voice and command ability. When Superman is knocked down by Luthor's weapons under the control of The Parasite, Luthor transfers Superman's life-force into the Superman statue made from an asteroid that sits outside the museum. The statue knocks The Parasite out of his hovercraft and catches him. When the Parasite tries to drain the powers of the statue, The Parasite's power is drained instead.
Reprints

The Demon in Superboy's Body! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1876
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ner-Gal (villain); Superboy; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Jor-El; Lara; Baby Kal-El; Krypton
Reprints

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: 4)

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

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

Job Number
S-1927
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Parasite's Power Play!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Mummy
    Batman; Hostess Twinkies
  3. 2. The Parasite's Power Play!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Demon in Superboy's Body!
    The Fabulous World of Krypton
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
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