Action Comics #564 [Direct]
(February 1985)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.35 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.


["Yes, he's really the Man of Steel -- but he doesn't know it!"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Eduardo Barreto (signed)
Inks:
Eduardo Barreto (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

A New Life for Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils:
Alex Saviuk
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Job Number:
S-4487

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Master Jailer (villain); The Monitor (cameo); Harbinger (cameo); Mr. Preston; Dave Padget
Synopsis:
The Master Jailer uses a device from the Monitor to alter Superman's memory so he thinks he's just and ordinary man.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Action Reaction / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Dale Coe, A245007, Keith L. Partain, Michael Willis and Mike Souza.

...Run for Freedom! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Charlie Boatner
Pencils:
Howard Bender
Inks:
Dave Hunt
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
S-4527

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman helps an escaped alien slave escape from his master.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Independence Hall; Philadelphia; Underground Railroad

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Meanwhile... / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes a checklist of DC titles on sale the week of November 22nd, 1984.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Yes, he's really the Man of Steel -- but he doesn't know it!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. A New Life for Superman
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Action Reaction
  4. 3. ...Run for Freedom!
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
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