SUPERMAN (1939) (#1-423) (DC) #272 - Descriptive Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: Superman (1939) #272
100-Page Super-Spectacular. All-magic issue! Golden and Silver Age classics of the Man of Steel pitted against supernatural menaces. First, Superman has to stop the insane antics of an all-too familiar imp from the 5th Dimension in "Mr. Mxyztplk Returns!" (art by John Sikela). Then, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen unleashes a host of ghoulish evil spirits, "The Demons from Pandora's Box!" (art by Kurt Schaffenberger). Next, Superman's goofy, misguided but well-meaning pals Hocus and Pocus (also known as Doc and Flannelhead) attend "The Magicians' Convention" and stumble into the middle of a crime.

Then, the Green Lantern and Zatanna chase after the lovely, young magician's missing father Zatara all the way to "The Other Side of the World!" (story by Gardner Fox, art by Gil Kane and Sid Greene). Along the way, the Emerald Gladiator and his sorceress companion have to face time-lost gladiators, demons and an unbeatable wizard named the Warlock! Then, marvel as the Man of Tomorrow travels to "The Enchanted Mountain" to battle a cruel wizard holding sway over a terrified village. And finally, Superman is forced to perform silly tricks at the command of Circe, the legendary witch of ancient Greece, whose love he once scorned. Plus, play the graffiti game with Superman and many of the Silver Age's top artists!

GCD Data

Title: Mr. Mxyzptlk Returns!

Featuring: Superman

Character Appearances: Villain = Mr. Mxyzptlk; Appearances= Superman; Clark Kent; Perry White; Lois Lane

Credits: Don Cameron (Script), John Sikela (Pencils), John Sikela (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: The Demons from Pandora's Box!

Featuring: Jimmy Olsen

Character Appearances: Villain= none; Appearances= Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Lana Lang; Prof. Lewis Lang; Lori Lemaris; Lenora Lemaris

Credits: Jerry Siegel (Script), Kurt Schaffenberger (Pencils), Kurt Schaffenberger (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: (untitled)

Featuring: Super-Puzzle

Credits: Bob Rozakis (Script).

Title: The Magicians' Convention!

Featuring: Superman

Character Appearances: Villain= Gregor the Great; Appearances= Superman; Perry White; Clark Kent; Doc and Flannelhead (Hocus and Pocus); Conrad the Conjurer; Gregor the Great; Moiton; Mephisto

Credits: Jerry Siegel (Script), John Sikela (Pencils), John Sikela (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: The Other Side of the World!

Featuring: Green Lantern

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

Character Appearances: Villain= The Warlock; Appearances= Green Lantern; Zatanna; Hal Jordan; Thomas (Pieface) Kalmaku; Carol Ferris; Patch-Eye Pete; Hawkman; Hawkgirl; The Atom; The Druid

Credits: Gardner Fox (Script), Gil Kane (Pencils), Sid Greene (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: The Enchanted Mountain!

Featuring: Superman

Character Appearances: Villain= The Wizard of Wokit; Appearances= Superman; Lois Lane; Clark Kent

Credits: Don Cameron (Script), Ira Yarbrough (Pencils), Ira Yarbrough (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: Beauty and the Super-Beast!

Featuring: Superman

Character Appearances: Villain= Superman Revenge Squad; Appearances= Superman; Lana Lang; Lois Lane; Circe; Krypto; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Saturn Woman; Proty II; Clark Kent

Credits: Robert Bernstein (Script), Curt Swan (Pencils), George Klein (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: (untitled)

Featuring: Metropolis Mailbag

Credits: E. Nelson Bridwell (Script).

Title: activity page

Featuring: Play the Graffiti Game with Superman

Character Appearances: Superman

Credits: ? (Script), Swan/Kubert/Schaffenberger/Adams/Orlando/Robbins/Giordano/Cockrum/Infantino/Aragones/Dillin/Novick (Pencils), (cont) Kaluta/Wrightson/Chaykin (Inks), ? (Letters).

Comic Creator Database

Publisher: DC ComicsTitle: SUPERMAN (1939) (#1-423) (DC)
IssueFairGoodVery GoodFineVery FineNear Mint
272 (6.00) 11.75 23.50 37.00 (71.00) 118.00

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