Superman comic books issue 144
- Cover detached at one staple. 1" Spine split from bottom.
- 2" cumulative spine split.
- Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust.
- INCOMPLETE. Page missing, interrupts art and story. 7 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Weapon!, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Lex Luthor designs Weapon-X, a device that can drain Superman's powers and use them to power a weapon strong enough to destroy Superman. Superboy's First Public Appearance!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; The story of Superboy's debut and first meeting with President Roosevelt. The Orphans of Space!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; In his Fortress of Solitude, Superman disassembles a strange machine he found in space. Cover price $0.10.
"Up in Smoke!" Story by Dan Jurgens. Art by Steve Epting and Joe Rubinstein. Superman had decided to take a more active role in saving the world from itself (see Superman (1987 - ) #142), and even went to the point to unleash an army of robotic dopplegangers to be places where he could not. Has the Man of Steel gone too far? Or is there something far more sinister at work here? Story continues in Adventures of Superman (1939-2006) #567. Cover price $1.99.
- Staple rust.
Cover pencils by Jack Kirby pencils, inks by Neal Adams. A Big Thing in a Deep Scottish Lake!, script by Jack Kirby, pencils by Jack Kirby and Murphy Anderson (Superman and Jimmy Olsen heads), inks by Vince Colletta; Morgan Edge sends Jimmy and the Newsboy Legion to Scotland in search of a sea monster, while Superman and Guardian encounter trouble at the club called Cosmic Carousel. The Torn Photograph--Strange Stories of the D.N.A. Project!, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta. Kings for a Day, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; The Newsboy Legion is selected to take over the position of several city officials for a day; Mark Mangle and his mob plan to take advantage of that day to commit several crimes. Letter from comics writer Martin Pasko. Cover price $0.25.