Adventure Comics #503 [Direct-Sales]
(September 1983)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
48
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1983-05-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Nicola Cuti
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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Last issue.


The Legion Mutiny (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru [as R.A.] (signed); Howard Bender ? (border)
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein [as J.R.] (signed); Pablo Marcos ? (border)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-422

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Duo Damsel; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Cosmic Boy]; Night Girl

Indexer Notes

The many tiny characters in the border in the cover are not listed in characters.

Adventure Comics No. 503 (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Mutiny of the Legionnaires (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes; Time Trapper (first appearance)
Reprints:

The Castaway Legionnaires (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[Brickface the Wall-to-Wall Killer] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Plastic Man; Woozy Winks; Brickface (villain); Mason Stucko (villain)
Reprints:

The Big Pull (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Auqaman; Aqualad; Mera
Reprints:

The Traders' Trap (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-466

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Mera
Reprints:

The Tower of the Dead (Table of Contents)

Zatanna / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Gray Morrow
Inks:
Gray Morrow
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-1419

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zatanna
Reprints:

Kill--or Be Killed (Table of Contents)

Zatanna / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Gray Morrow
Inks:
Gray Morrow
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zatanna; Zatara
Reprints:

The Newsboy Legion (Table of Contents)

Guardian / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
X-204

Characters:
Guardian (first appearance; origin); Newsboy Legion
Reprints:

Elastic Lad Jimmy and His Legion Romances (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen [Elastic Lad]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Sun Boy (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo)]; Lucy Lane
Reprints:

[New Comics #1 cover] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Inks:
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

[New Adventure Comics #12 cover] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

[Adventure Comics #15 cover] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

The Story Behind the Stories (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Comments about the stories in the issue.

100 Pages of Thrills! (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Bender [as HBender] (signed)
Inks:
Pablo Marcos (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Many tiny characters in illustration surrounding a box with promos for the stories in the issue. Characters are those which have appeared in Adventure Comics over the years.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Legion Mutiny
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Adventure Comics No. 503
  3. 2. The Mutiny of the Legionnaires
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. The Castaway Legionnaires
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. [Brickface the Wall-to-Wall Killer]
    Plastic Man
  6. 5. The Big Pull
    Aquaman
  7. 6. The Traders' Trap
    Aquaman
  8. 7. The Tower of the Dead
    Zatanna
  9. 8. Kill--or Be Killed
    Zatanna
  10. 9. The Newsboy Legion
    Guardian
  11. 10. Elastic Lad Jimmy and His Legion Romances
    Jimmy Olsen
  12. 11. [New Comics #1 cover]
  13. 12. [New Adventure Comics #12 cover]
  14. 13. [Adventure Comics #15 cover]
  15. 14. The Story Behind the Stories
  16. 15. 100 Pages of Thrills!
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