Superman #288
(June 1975)

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Volume
37
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1975-03-18
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 #116.


Can You Guess the Secret Identity of the New Superman? (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1971
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Scared Superman parts curtain as unseen voice declares itself the new Superman.
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Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Credits for colors and letters provided by Carl Gafford, who worked in DC's production department during this time period.

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

Superman; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Computer with a Secret Identity! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1917
Genre
superhero
Characters
Kyle Talbot (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Steve Lombard; Dr. Mitchell; Morgan Edge; Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Clark Kent's brain patterns are used as a template for the personality of the new supercomputer in the Galaxy building. Accidentally, it also absorbs Superman's intelligence and pathos. The computer secretly identifies and makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to stop a saboteur from blowing up the building.
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Keywords
AI; artificial intelligence; computer; green kryptonite

[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-1979
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Can You Guess the Secret Identity of the New Superman?
    Superman
  2. 1. The Spy
    Superman; Hostess Fruit Pies
  3. 2. The Computer with a Secret Identity!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
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