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| Issue = 243
 
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| Month = August
 
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| Year = 1958
 
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| Publisher = DC Comics
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| Indicia Publisher = National Comics Publications, Inc.
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| Brand/Imprint = Superman DC National Comics
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| Country = USA
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* [[Kal-El (Earth-One)|Superman]] appeared last in [[superman Vol 1 123|''Superman (Volume 1)'' #123]]. He appears next in [[Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane Vol 1 4|''Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane'' #4]].
 
* [[Kal-El (Earth-One)|Superman]] appeared last in [[superman Vol 1 123|''Superman (Volume 1)'' #123]]. He appears next in [[Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane Vol 1 4|''Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane'' #4]].
   
* [[Lois Lane (Earth-One)|Lois Lane]] appeared last in [[Superman Vol 1 123|''Superman (Volume 1)'' #123]]. She appears next in [[Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane Vol 1 4|''Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane'' #4]].
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* [[W:C:DC:Lois Lane (Earth-One)|Lois Lane]] appeared last in [[Superman Vol 1 123|''Superman (Volume 1)'' #123]]. She appears next in [[Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane Vol 1 4|''Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane'' #4]].
   
* [[Perry White (Earth-One)|Perry White]] appeared last in [[Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Vol 1 30|''Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen'' #30]]. He appears next in [[Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane Vol 1 4|''Superman's Girlfriend, Lois L''ane #4]].
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* [[W:C:DC:Perry White (Earth-One)|Perry White]] appeared last in [[Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Vol 1 30|''Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen'' #30]]. He appears next in [[Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane Vol 1 4|''Superman's Girlfriend, Lois L''ane #4]].
   
* The Circe that appears in this issue is a descendent of the Greek sorceress, [[Circe (Earth-One)|Circe]], known to frequently plague [[Diana of Paradise Island (Earth-One)|Wonder Woman]].
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* The Circe that appears in this issue is a descendent of the Greek sorceress, [[Circe (Earth-One)|Circe]], known to frequently plague [[W:C:DC:Diana of Paradise Island (Earth-One)|Wonder Woman]].
   
 
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Appearing in "The Lady and the Lion"Edit

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  • Previous Superman Next (First appearance as Super-Lion)

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  • Temple of Circe (Destroyed in this issue)

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Synopsis for "The Lady and the Lion"Edit

After putting on a show for children, Superman returns to his Fortress of Solitude where he places his newly awarded plaque with the others. He then spots a woman in trouble in the Mediterranean with his x-ray vision and goes to her rescue. Saving her from her crumbling ancient home, Superman soon learns that this woman is an ancestor of Circe and she comes from a different planet. Inviting Superman in for a drink, she asks the Man of Steel to marry her. Rejecting the offer, Superman leaves, but not before she tells him that she put an evolution potion in his drink and that if he will change into an animal-man, she tells him that he has until dawn to come back and accept her marriage proposal or she will leave him in that state.

True enough, Superman changes into a man-lion while at work at the Daily Planet, and has to quickly change into his Superman outfit. Everyone is mortified (especially Lois) that Superman has turned into a beast. Rushing back to where Cerci's space ship was parked, he finds her gone telling him that he will never find what planet she escaped to.

After a series of adventures in his lion form, Superman returns to his Fortress of Solitude to try and figure out a solution to his problem. It's at that moment that his Kryptonite detector goes off, and he realizes that one of the base ingredients in the potion must have been Kryptonite -- just enough to allow the transformation with no ill effects. Deducing that this Cerci must have had some ties to Kryptonite, or even be a Kryptonian herself, Superman searches the records in the bottle city of Kandor. He quickly finds the antidote, and is able to cure himself. Returning to Metropolis, Superman surprises Lois with the good news.

Appearing in "Puzzle of the Perilous Planetoid"Edit

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Synopsis for "Puzzle of the Perilous Planetoid"Edit

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    Appearing in "The Five from the Future"Edit

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Synopsis for "The Five from the Future"Edit

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NotesEdit

  • The Circe that appears in this issue is a descendent of the Greek sorceress, Circe, known to frequently plague Wonder Woman.


TriviaEdit

  • In 2008, DC Direct produced an action figure of Superman with an interchangeable lion-head, inspired by this issue.

See AlsoEdit


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