Superman #284

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 1975
Page count
100
Cover price
0.60
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/28231

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Superboy Battles Superman! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1881
Characters
Superman; Superboy; Lois Lane; Borko; Boscar

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007]

Show/hide 1. The Secret Guardian of Smallville! (Superman) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1828
Characters
Superboy Robot (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Pete Ross; Lana Lang; Smallville Police Chief Douglas Parker

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Bob Oksner
Show/hide 2. Untitled (Super-Puzzle) Activity, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Super-Puzzle
Genre
Superhero
Code
P-3

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 3. The Interplanetary Olympics! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1158
Characters
Rogan (villain); Boscar (villain); Borko (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Lana Lang; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #61 ([September 1964])
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #304
Show/hide 4. King of the Comic Books! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero;
Code
N-1159
Characters
Nazi saboteurs (villains); Superman; Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Frank Frederick; Carson Steele; Henry Jones; Geezer

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster?
Inks
Ira Yarbrough

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #25
Show/hide 5. A Modern Alice in Wonderland! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1160
Characters
Rufe (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Alice Neal; Perry White; Lewis Repertory Players acting group

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Sam Citron

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #41
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Gate-Crashers in the Fortress of Solitude) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Gate-Crashers in the Fortress of Solitude
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1126
Characters
Superman; Batman; Fortress of Solitude; Brainiac; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Kandor; Jimmy Olsen; Tal-Var; Phantom Zone

Credits

Art
? (various)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #241
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #164
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #100
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #87
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #97

Notes

Reprint panels of various intuders in the Fortress

Show/hide 7. Superman Owes a Billion Dollars! (Superman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Aquaman (guest appearance); Professor Potter; Bizarro #1; Lori Lemaris; Rupert Brand (intro, an IRS agent); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (?)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #148 (October 1961)
Superman Owes a Billion Dollars!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #195 ([January 1976?])
Superman Owes a Billion Dollars
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #3 (April 2007)
Superman Owes A Billion Dollars
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #148

Synopsis

An IRS agent decides that Superman owes back taxes and Superman must pay withing 24 hours.

Notes

Original inking credit of George Klein changed to match credits from Superman #148. [Mike Nielsen 5/2007]

Show/hide 8. The Death of Clark Kent! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Clark Kent; Professor Fergusson; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Art
Ira Yarbrough

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #42

Notes

No villain.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag
Code
S-1885

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007]

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33263

Entry created

  • 23/08/2007

Cover added

  • 09/11/2010

Index completed

  • 09/11/2010