Superman #272

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 1974
Page count
100
Cover price
0.50 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/27153

Credits

Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Special All-Magic Issue! (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Circe; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Zatanna; The Warlock; Doc and Flannelhead; Mr. Mxyztplk; Wizard of Wokit

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #11 ([October 1974?])
Untitled
 (Partial)

Notes

Editor previously credited to Julius Schwartz. Schwartz's records confirm that Bridwell edited this issue. Julius Schwartz's editorial records provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 1. Mr. Mxyzptlk Returns! (Superman) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Mr. Mxyzptlk (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Perry White; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Art
Ira Yarbrough

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #80 (January 1945)
Mr. Mxyztplk Returns!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #11 ([October 1974?])
Mr. Mxyztplk Returns!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Murray, 1978? series) #34 ([October 1978?])
Mr Mxyztplk Returns
From GCD
From Action Comics #80

Notes

Art credit by John Sikela according to Superman #272 original indexer; Art credit by Ira Yarbrough according to Action Comics #80 indexer. Ira Yarbrough confirmed by Robert Hughes (26. May 2006). Incorrect John Sikela printed credits.

Show/hide 2. The Demons from Pandora's Box! (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Super-Puzzle) Activity, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Super-Puzzle

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis

Notes

Crossword puzzle

Show/hide 4. The Magicians' Convention! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Gregor the Great (villain); Superman; Perry White; Clark Kent; Doc and Flannelhead (Hocus and Pocus); Conrad the Conjurer; Gregor the Great; Moiton; Mephisto

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Sikela

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #97 (June 1946)
The Magician's Convention!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #12 ([April 1975??])
The Magicians' Convention
From GCD
From Action Comics #97
Show/hide 5. The Other Side of the World! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Warlock (villain); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Zatanna; Thomas (Pieface) Kalmaku; Carol Ferris; Patch-Eye Pete; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkwoman [Shayera Thal] (as Hawkgirl); The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The Druid

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sid Greene

Reprint history

First print
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #42 (January 1966)
The Other Side of the World!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #13 ([April 1975?])
The Other Side of the World
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Album (KGM, 1976 series) #7 ([March 1976?])
The Other Side of the World!
 
Australia
Green Lantern Album (Murray, 1978? series) #8 ([May 1978?])
The Other Side of the World
 
United States
JLA: Zatanna's Search (DC, 2004 series) (January 2004)
The Other Side of The World!
 
United States
Green Lantern Archives (DC, 1993 series) #6 ([January] 2007)
The Other Side of the World!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Lantern (DC, 2005 series) #3 ([May] 2008)
The Other Side of the World!
From GCD
From Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #42

Synopsis

Part 3 of Zatanna's quest to find her father, Zatara

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007).

Show/hide 6. The Enchanted Mountain! (Superman) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Wizard of Wokit (villain); Superman; Lois Lane; Clark Kent

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Art
Ira Yarbrough

Reprint history

From GCD
From Action Comics #86
Show/hide 7. Beauty and the Super-Beast! (Superman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Saturn Girl (as Circe); Proty II; Lana Lang; Superman Revenge Squad (villains); Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Krypto

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #165 (November 1963)
Beauty and the Super-Beast! [part 1]
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #57 ([May 1964?])
Beauty and the Super-Beast Part 2: Circe's Super-Slave
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #117 ([January 1975?])
Beauty and the Super-Beast
From GCD
From Superman #165
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Metropolis Mailbag) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Metropolis Mailbag

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Show/hide 9. Untitled Activity, 2 pages

Featuring

Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Curt Swan
Joe Kubert
Kurt Schaffenberger
Neal Adams
Joe Orlando
Frank Robbins
Dick Giordano
Dave Cockrum
Carmine Infantino
Sergio Aragones
Dick Dillin
Irv Novick
Mike Kaluta
Bernie Wrightson
Howard Chaykin

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
First print
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #1 (September-October 1979)
Play the Graffiti Game with Superman
Also printed
Australia
Superman (Federal, 1983 series) #6 ([September 1983?])
Play the Graffiti Game with Superman

Notes

Different artists doodle on basic Superman head.


Notes

Editor previously credited to Julius Schwartz. Schwartz's records confirm that Bridwell edited this issue. Julius Schwartz's editorial records provided by DC Comics.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36879

Entry created

  • 06/07/2008

Cover added

  • 22/11/2010

Index completed

  • 22/11/2010

Last updated

  • 21/08/2019