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SUPERMAN (1939-86; 2006-11) #209
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Swan art (8/680
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glossy! white pgs
Swan art (8/680
Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. The Clark Kent Monster!, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Jack Abel. The Super-Servant of Crime, script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Sikela; When Mark Mulloy, the owner of property from which Superman has been mining gold, returns to claim his rights, Superman agrees to perform six tasks for him as compensation; But Superman interprets Mulloy's requests so literally that Mulloy can't benefit from the deal.

Artists Information

Swan was a house artist at DC working on titles like Tommy Tomorrow, he began gravitating towards Superman and his related books, Superboy, World's Finest and Jimmy Olsen, he would eventually leave DC thanks to his personality issue with Editor In Chief Mort Weisinger. He would eventually return and go on to be the artist that defined the look of Superman in the Silver Age, eventually becoming the editor of the title, but after thirty years of keeping up standards of all things Superman, Swan was given the boot in favor of John Byrne's Superman reboot, Swan's comic work began to taper off after this dismissal and he eventually retired, but will forever be recognized as the Silver Age Superman's finest artist.

Jack Abel was an American comic book artist best known as an inker for leading publishers DC Comics and Marvel Comics. He was DC's primary inker on the Superman titles in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and inked penciler Herb Trimpe's introduction of the popular superhero Wolverine in The Incredible Hulk #181. He sometimes used the pseudonym Gary Michaels.

Ross Andru was an American comics artist and editor. He is best known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and The Metal Men, and for having co-created The Punisher. During Andru's long career he also worked on Sgt. Rock, the Suicide Squad features in the Brave and the Bold, Rip Hunter, Time Master and Sea Devils at DC. At Marvel Andru contributed to Marvel Feature (where he drew the 1st appearance of The Defenders) and Marvel Team-Up among others.