Action Comics #540 [Direct-Sales]
(February 1983)

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Volume:
46
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1982-11-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
?
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks:
Gil Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Job Number:
S-4040

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lord Satanis; Syrene
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic

Indexer Notes

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

World Enough and Time (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Andy Kubert
Job Number:
S-4034

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Perry White; Rip Hunter (guest star); Syrene (villain); Lord Satanis (villain)
Synopsis:
Lord Satanis and Syrene battle, with Satanis using the body of a copy of Superman with his invulnerability and heat vision. The previously-thought-dead Clark Kent returns to life. Superman tracks down Rip Hunter to get his help in time-traveling to the past. Lord Satanis seems to defeat Syrene, but that's when the other Superman arrives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Action Comics #539; story continues in Action Comics #541. Job number and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics March, 2007.

Water-War One (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Alex Saviuk
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
Phil Felix
Job Number:
S-4030

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera; V'Lana (villain)
Synopsis:
Aquaman and Mera battle V'Lana, who wants to take over Xebel. They stop her, and along the way we learn that Mera can now return to Earth without dying.

Indexer Notes

Job number and page count 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-4045

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. World Enough and Time
    Superman
  3. 2. Water-War One
    Aquaman
  4. 3. Action / Reaction
    Action / Reaction
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