Adventure Comics #478 [Direct Edition]
(December 1980)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
46
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Len Wein
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-468

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Black Manta

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

Grand Illusion! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Steve Mitchell
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Job Number:
J-6949

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Black Manta (imposter, not the real Black Manta); Cal Durham; Mera; Oconn; Dr. Vulko
Synopsis:
Black Manta and his army of misfits attack Atlantis but are stopped by Aquaman in an unusual way.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Series continues in Action Comics #517.

Superman Saves the Weather Satellites! (Table of Contents)

Superman; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Tara Cobol; Fortran

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dateline: Adventure / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
L-636

...And Death's Icy Touch Shall Come Searching (Table of Contents)

Starman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
J-6988

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Prince Gavyn]; Mn'torr; Jediah Rikane; Merria
Synopsis:
Mn'Torr gives his life and the last of his power to Starman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Storyline concludes in DC Comics Presents #36.

[A Night at the Nuthouse] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Plastic Man [Eel O'Brien]; Woozy Winks; T. Foster Fabricent; Sam Spudd; Minnastroni; Lucky
Synopsis:
While working at the Old Gumshoe Sanitarium, Woozy stumbles onto a plot to steal some artwork.

Indexer Notes

Series continues in Super Friends (DC, 1976 series) #43.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aquaman
  2. 1. Grand Illusion!
    Aquaman
  3. 2. Superman Saves the Weather Satellites!
    Superman; Hostess
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Dateline: Adventure
  5. 4. ...And Death's Icy Touch Shall Come Searching
    Starman
  6. 5. [A Night at the Nuthouse]
    Plastic Man
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