Action Comics #518 [Direct]
(April 1981)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
44
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
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.


["Great Krypton! Why would those aliens want to steal a huge dam?"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-3572

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Aquaman (inset)
Reprints:
Keywords:
dams; flooding

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

Treasure Hunt on a Small Planet (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Todd Klein
Job Number:
S-3555

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Mike Murphy; Jimmy Olsen; Steve Lombard; Karmault; Farlung; Professor Hodgkins
Synopsis:
Superman must discover why alien beings are stealing dams and factories on Earth.
Reprints:

Old Gold (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Hostess Twinkie ad.

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Len Wein
Job Number:
J-7016

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Mera; Inspector Irwin; Ocean Master; Poseidon; Cal
Synopsis:
Poseidon attacks Aquaman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story in Action #518-520 expanded from plot originally intended for Adventure #480.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-3577

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Tony Edwards, Michael Burkhalter, T.M. Maple, Mike Christiansen and Neil Ahlquist.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Great Krypton! Why would those aliens want to steal a huge dam?"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Treasure Hunt on a Small Planet
    Superman
  3. 2. Old Gold
    Wonder Woman; Hostess
  4. 3. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
    Aquaman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Kyle Weber
  • Terry Watkins
  • Allen Ross
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
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