Action Comics #486 [Newsstand]
(August 1978)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
41
Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
?
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 has variants.


["Who is firing at Superman?"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-2922

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
red suns

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

Superman's Time-Killing Trip! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
S-2872

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Halflings; Kampto; Tyros; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Superman travels to the future where he finds the Earth population at war with the Halflings and the sun has turned red, robbing him of his ability to travel home.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman in Action / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-2927

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Tony Edwards, Mark Principe and Philip M. Botwinick.

Hero for a Day (Table of Contents)

Secret Life of Lex Luthor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Elizabeth Smith; Thomas E. Smith
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Jean Simek
Job Number:
S-2730

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Val Colby; Lena Thorul Colby
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor escapes prison to deliver a birthday present for his nephew.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daily Planet / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis; ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Who is firing at Superman?"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman's Time-Killing Trip!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
  4. 3. Hero for a Day
    Secret Life of Lex Luthor
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Daily Planet
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