Action Comics #573 [Direct]
(November 1985)

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Price:
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.30 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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.


["Wolfingham -- how could you sell the earth to that alien?"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Bender (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; J. Wilbur Wolfingham; Bax
Reprints:
Keywords:
currency

The Sale of the Century (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Duncan Andrews
Job Number:
S-4675

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; J. Wilbur Wolfingham; Wormwood; Bax; Zazzbug; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Wolfingham tries to swindle an alien by selling him the planet Earth.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

MASK / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Fleisher
Pencils:
Mike Chen
Inks:
Joe DelBeato
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gene D'Angelo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Laurie Rozakis
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-4703

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from David Pulleyblank, Dale Coe, T.M. Maple and David Young.

If I Were Superman... (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Kevin Juaire; Dave Campiti
Pencils:
Alex Saviuk
Inks:
Eduardo Barreto
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Helen Vesik
Job Number:
S-4704

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Ernie Doyle; Lana Lang
Synopsis:
Ernie Doyle, a street vendor in Metropolis, imagines what he'd do if he was Superman.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Arnaldo Lopez Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes a checklist of other DC titles on sale the week of August 29th, 1985.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Wolfingham -- how could you sell the earth to that alien?"]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Sale of the Century
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    MASK
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Action Reaction
  5. 4. If I Were Superman...
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
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