Action Comics #516 [Direct]
(February 1981)

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Volume:
?
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
DC [bullet]
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.


["Vandal Savage nevers runs out of diabolical schemes!"] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Atom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-3507

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Vandal Savage; the Atom
Reprints:
Keywords:
dinosaurs; pterosaurs; sauropods; stegosaurs; tyrannosaurs

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

Time and Time Again (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-3522

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vandal Savage; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen; Justice Society of America (cameo)
Synopsis:
Superman travels to the World War II era to track down Vandal Savage. Lex Luthor reveals how things came to be that Vandal Savage rules the world. The story involves a seer in ancient Sumer telling Savage that he could be a great ruler on Earth One. So Savage planted special "time bombs" to alter the past, making him ruler. Jimmy goes to the past to help Superman, not knowing that Luthor plans to take over. Superman is able to stop the sequence of events that will lead to Vandal Savage's rule, and everything returns to normal.
Reprints:

The Clueless Capers of Chronos (Table of Contents)

Atom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Alex Saviuk
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Job Number:
S-3154

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Chronos
Synopsis:
The Atom battles Chronos, who has stolen Atom's size-changing belt and impersonated him. Atom escapes Chronos' dastardly trap involving a blender and pancake syrup.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Vandal Savage nevers runs out of diabolical schemes!"]
    Superman; Atom
  2. 1. Time and Time Again
    Superman
  3. 2. The Clueless Capers of Chronos
    Atom
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