Superman #252

DC Comics

United States

Published
May 1972
Page count
100
Cover price
0.50
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/25175

Credits

Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The World's Greatest Flying Heroes! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-510
Characters
Mr. Keeper; Kid Eternity; The Ray; Starman [Ted Knight]; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Black Racer; Black Condor; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Hall]; Lightray; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Superman [Earth-1]; Supergirl; Shining Knight; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Red Tornado; Dr. Fate; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkwoman [Shayera Thal] (as Hawkgirl)

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell

Notes

Wrap-around cover. DC 100 Page Super Spectacular DC-13.

Show/hide 1. Powerstone (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-487
Characters
Lex Luthor (villain); Superman; Brett Calhoun; Clark Kent; Perry White; Lois Lane; Digby Masters; Von Schmertz; Scarletti; Kettering; Powerstone (intro)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Sikela

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #47 (April 1942)

Synopsis

Luthor gains super strength in order to battle Superman in hand-to-hand combat

Show/hide 2. When Titans Clash! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-488
Characters
Lex Luthor (villain, temporarily gains super-powers); Superman; Clark Kent; Perry White; Lois Lane; Powerstone

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Sikela

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #17 (July-August 1942)
When Titans Clash!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #14 ([June 1976?])
When Titans Clash
 
United States
Superman Archives (DC, 1989 series) #5 ([March] 2000)
When Titans Clash!
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #17 (July-August 1942)
Show/hide 3. The Fire Murders (Doctor Fate) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Fate
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-490
Characters
Mango the Mighty (villain); Dr. Fate; Inza

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Howard Sherman

Reprint history

From GCD
from More Fun Comics (DC, 1936 series) #57 (July 1940)
Show/hide 4. Meet Hawkwoman (Hawkman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hawkman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-491
Characters
Bark Bennett (villain); Clinky Cassell (villain); Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Hall] (as Hawkwoman, intro)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #24 (December 1941)

Notes

First appearance of Hawkwoman (later Hawkgirl)

Show/hide 5. The Dreaded Black Condor... (The Black Condor) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Black Condor
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-494
Characters
Leader (villain); Black Condor; Prof. Steiner; Tom Wright; Wendy Foster; Jasper Crow; Dr. Marsh; Dr. Paige; Dr. Foster

Credits

Art
Lou Fine

Reprint history

From GCD
from Crack Comics (Quality Comics, 1940 series) #18 (November 1941)
Show/hide 6. The Return of Zor (The Spectre) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
N-492
Characters
Zor (villain); Prof. Dale Ericks; Sergeant Dexter; Wayne; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Pedro Gonzales; Clarice Winston

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Bernard Baily

Reprint history

From GCD
from More Fun Comics (DC, 1936 series) #57 (July 1940)
Show/hide 7. The Menace of the Invisible Raiders! (Starman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Starman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-495
Characters
The Mist (intro, villain); Starman [Ted Knight]; Woodley Allen; Doris Lee

Credits

Script
Alfred Bester
Art
Jack Burnley

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #67 (October 1941)
Show/hide 8. Music Hath Charm (The Ray) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Ray
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-493
Characters
Stradivous (intro, villain, death); Jennings (intro, villain, death); The Ray [Happy Terrill]

Credits

Art
Lou Fine

Reprint history

From GCD
from Smash Comics (Quality Comics, 1939 series) #17 (December 1940)
Show/hide 9. Superman's Greatest Feats! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-496?
Characters
Superman; Lori Lemaris (guest star); Superboy (flashback); Lex Luthor (flashback); red kryptonite (flashback); Nathan Hale; Abraham Lincoln; John Wilkes Booth; Jor-El; Lara; Zor-El; Lyla Lerrol; Alura; Chief Sitting Bull

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #146 (July 1961)
Superman's Greatest Feats!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #177 ([July 1974?])
Superman's Greatest Feats!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #3 (April 2007)
Superman's Greatest Feats!
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #146 (July 1961)

Synopsis

Lori Lemaris asks Superman to go into the past and stop Atlantis from sinking. Superman, who has never successfully changed the past tries and is amazed that it succeeds. Superman continues to change other past events, including the assassination of Lincoln, Custer's Last Stand and the explosion of Krypton.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Giant Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Giant Metropolis Mailbag
Code
N-509

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 11. Untitled (Key to DC's Flying Heroes!) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Key to DC's Flying Heroes!
Code
N-512

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Notes

Key to all characters depicted on cover.


Notes

Wrap-around cover. DC 100 Page Super Spectacular DC-13.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32542

Entry created

  • 16/07/2007

Cover added

  • 07/07/2010

Index completed

  • 07/07/2010

Last updated

  • 27/01/2009