Superman – Volume 1 – 241

General Info

Issue No:
241
On Sale Date:
June 1971
Cover Date:
August 1971
Era:
Bronze Age
Story Title:
The Shape of Fear!

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Neal Adams, Dick Giordano
Writer:
Denny O'Neil
Penciller:
Curt Swan
Inker:
Murphy Anderson
Letterer:
Ben Oda
Colourist:
N/A
Editor:
Julius Schwartz, E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El)
Heroes:
Diana Prince (Princess Diana)
Villains:
Anti-Superman Gang, Sand Superman, Chinese Paper Monster
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
I-Ching
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Synopsis

I-Ching helps Superman supernaturally regain his full powers from the sand-created duplicate, causing him to weaken and to open a portal into another dimension.

The now-reinvigorated Superman goes back into action once more, but becomes more of a nuisance than a help when he builds a prison at super-speed in the middle of rush hour traffic to stop a fleeing burglar, among other things. I-Ching tells Superman that the head injury he sustained when he was without his full powers is now made permanent with his powers restored, but Superman doesn’t believe him.

I-Ching and Diana Prince now go off to find the sand-created duplicate and they discover that he came from the spirit dimension of Quarrm, and that he opened a portal to return to that dimension when he let loose another spirit from that realm. That spirit ends up inhabiting a paper-created monster creature from a Chinese parade, and Superman comes to the rescue of a boy being attacked by the monster when he ends up losing his full powers all over again.