(February 1979)

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Volume
42
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1978-11-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041002
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 544, 600)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #162.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-3051
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Great Krypton! My wife and children -- dying!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Superman's Secret Afterlife! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3045
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; General Zod; Faora Hu-Ul]
Synopsis
Superman returns from a mission in space to learn Lois and Lana have been threatened. He saves Lana, but Lois mysteriously dies. The next morning, Superman wakes to find that it is 1988 and he is married to Lana. This future has all sorts of appeals to it. He then wakes up further in the future, when he has children. But then Lana and the kids all die. It all turns out to be a plot by the Phantom Zone villains to get Superman to kill himself, but he overcomes their illusions.
Reprints
Keywords
Phantom Zone

Penguins on Parade (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

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

Superman in Action / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-3055

Indexer Notes

Letters from Tony Edwards, Anthony J. Pignataro, Beppe Sabatini. Also Second Great Superman Movie Contest Question Twenty-Four.

Volume 78 Issue 47 - Week of November 26, 1978 (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Great Krypton! My wife and children -- dying!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman's Secret Afterlife!
    Superman
  3. 2. Penguins on Parade
    The Penguin; Hostess Fruit Pies
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
  5. 4. Volume 78 Issue 47 - Week of November 26, 1978
    Daily Planet
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