Action Comics #524 [Direct]
(October 1981)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
44
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
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:
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.


["You've been masquerading as Clark Kent long enough, Superman!"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
Todd Klein
Job Number:
S-3704

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
imposters

Indexer Notes

Todd Klein lettering credit from http://kleinletters.com/1981Covers.html
Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

If I Can't Be Clark Kent...Nobody Can (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Todd Klein
Job Number:
S-3659

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Perry White; Lex Luthor (cameo); Lois Lane; Batman (cameo)
Synopsis:
A clone of Superman that was created by Lex Luthor tries to take the place of Clark Kent.
Reprints:
Keywords:
clone; Fortress of Solitude; Gold Kryptonite; Green Kryptonite; Superman Robot

Lights... Camera... Crime! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Catastrophe By Calculation! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Alex Saviuk
Inks:
Vince Colletta (credited)
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Todd Klein
Job Number:
S-3691

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave; Atom; Judge Bradley Golding; Professor Hyatt; The Calculator; Jean Loring
Synopsis:
The Atom seeks Air Wave's assistance to stop the Calculator.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Time Pool

Indexer Notes

Inks: Previously Frank Chiaramonte. New info by Glenn Simpson, 2005-05-17 (Per Sandell ed.) Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-3710
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You've been masquerading as Clark Kent long enough, Superman!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. If I Can't Be Clark Kent...Nobody Can
    Superman
  3. 2. Lights... Camera... Crime!
    Hostess; Batman
  4. 3. Catastrophe By Calculation!
    Atom and Air Wave
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
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