Action Comics #539 [Direct]
(January 1983)

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Volume:
46
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.75 CAD; 0.25 GBP
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Giffen (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-4018

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage

Indexer Notes

Art credits and job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

Past Imperfect! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
S-4031

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Perry White; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Syrene (villain); Lord Satanis (villain)
Synopsis:
The Atom uses the Time Pool to try to help Superman get to the past to stop Lord Satanis and Syrene. Flash does the same with the Cosmic Treadmill, but both efforts fail. Back in the past, the other Superman is still a pawn in the war between Satanis and Syrene. Clark Kent shows up at the Daily Planet, and promptly keels over. Clark Kent is dead! Meanwhile, Satanis manages to take over the body of the Superman in the past. And Clark Kent's autopsy begins.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Action Comics #538; story continues in Action Comics #541. Art credits, page count and job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

Help! I'm a Prisoner in My Own Body! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Alex Saviuk
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
Phil Felix
Job Number:
S-4029

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera; V'Lana (villain)
Synopsis:
Aquaman learns that V'Lana has taken over Mera's body and plans to use Mera's ability to control fish to take over Mera's home dimension of Xebel. Aquaman and Mera confront her, but she gets the upper hand, and Mera's life is in danger.

Indexer Notes

Page count and job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

Action / Reaction (Table of Contents)

Action / Reaction / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-4023

Indexer Notes

Page count and job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Past Imperfect!
    Superman
  3. 2. Help! I'm a Prisoner in My Own Body!
    Aquaman
  4. 3. Action / Reaction
    Action / Reaction
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