Action Comics #561 [Newsstand]
(November 1984)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1984-08-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893041011
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #561 [Direct].


The Toyman Declares War on Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Eduardo Barreto (signed)
Inks:
Eduardo Barreto (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Toyman
Reprints:
Keywords:
toy soldiers

The Great Toyman Trivia Contest (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Dennis Jensen
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Albert De Guzman
Job Number:
S-4466

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lana Lang; Josh Coyle; Toyman (villain); Inspector Henderson; Chester Dunholtz
Synopsis:
Toyman, recently released from prison, creates a trivia contest with a million dollar prize to lure out an old enemy.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Action Reaction / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-4493

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Jef Peckham, T.M. Maple, Corey Anderson, Sue Reich and Jeffrey Lowndes.

The Past and Future Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Dave Hunt
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Todd Klein
Job Number:
S-4467

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superboy; Clark Kent; Lana Lang; Zatara (flashback); Caroyln Waters; Josh Coyle
Synopsis:
Red kryptonite causes Superman to split into three beings, Superboy, Clark Kent and a future version of Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

red kryptonite

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Meanwhile... / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Loy
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Guest Meanwhile from Robert Loy, a comic fan.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Toyman Declares War on Superman
    Superman
  2. 1. The Great Toyman Trivia Contest
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Action Reaction
  4. 3. The Past and Future Superman!
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
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