Action Comics #514 [Newsstand Edition]
(December 1980)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
43
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1980-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893041012
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

["What a perfect way to destroy you, Superman --"] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Atom & Air Wave / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-3479

Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

Countdown of the Killer Computer (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
S-3469

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; Hawkman [Katar Hol]
Synopsis:
Computers around the world are out of control. Superman enlists the aid of Hawkman to stop nuclear missles from destroying the world. At the Fortress of Solitude, Superman is attacked my his security robots and other defenses. Superman discovers that Brainiac is controlling the Fortress and other computers. Avoiding his trap, Superman is able to reprogram Brainiac into becoming a force for good.
Reprints:

Sunspotter's Crime Collection (Table of Contents)

Air Wave and Atom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Romeo Tanghal
Inks:
Kim DeMulder
Colors:
S. Tobocoman
Letters:
Shelly Leferman
Job Number:
S-3060

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Hal Jordan]; Sunspotter; Atom [Ray Palmer]
Synopsis:
Air Wave battles Sunspotter for the second time. But this time, he has the help of the Atom.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["What a perfect way to destroy you, Superman --"]
    Superman; Atom & Air Wave
  2. 1. Countdown of the Killer Computer
    Superman
  3. 2. Sunspotter's Crime Collection
    Air Wave and Atom
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