Superman #247

    Superman » Superman #247 - Must there be a Superman? / When on Earth... released by DC Comics on January 1972.

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    1. Cover by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson.
    2. "Must there be a Superman?" written by Elliot S. Maggin, penciled by Curt Swan and inked by Murphy Anderson. The Guardians of the Universe ask Superman to intervene in a galaxy-threatening crisis, but once the work is done, they have a somewhat more philosophical dilemma for him to solve. Reprinted in The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (1987), Superman in the Seventies, Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told #1 & Green Lantern: In Brightest Day #1.
    3. "When on Earth..." "The Private Life of Clark Kent" written by Denny O'Neil, penciled by Curt Swan and inked by Murphy Anderson.
    4. "Muto--Monarch of Menace!" "A Superman Special!" reprinted from Action Comics #338.

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    The GREATEST Superman Story Ever 0

    If you polled 100 comics creators and asked them to make a top 10 list of the BEST Superman stories ever written, this one - 'Must There Be A Superman?' would probably make nearly every list.And with good reason. This story first introduces that titular question: Must there be a Superman; a theme that, like the suggestion the Guardians of the Universe implanted in Kal-El's mind - has haunted the title ever since.Face it, if there really was a Superman, what long-term effects would he have on soc...

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