Action Comics #579 [Direct Edition]
(May 1986)

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Price:
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
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

["Ho-hum! Another day, another enemy to kill!"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (signed)
Inks:
Karl Kesel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-4764

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Astérix (unnamed); Columnix [Obélix]
Keywords:
Asterix homage; swords

Prisoners of Time! (1986 A.D. to CCLIII A.D.) (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Jean-Marc Lofficier [as R. J. M. Lofficier]; Randy Lofficier [as R. J. M. Lofficier]
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Job Number:
S-4745

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Superix]; Jimmy Olsen; Astérix (unnamed); Picturix [Panoramix]; Prolifix (villain); Columnix [Obélix]; Prefix [Idéfix]; Chief Flipmybix [Abraracourcix]
Synopsis:
Superman and Jimmy Olsen prevent the theft of an ancient shield. But they are pulled back in time to 253 A.D. where they help the folks in a hidden village escape the Romans.

Indexer Notes

The story is a homage to Goscinny and Uderzo's Asterix. Script, pencils, and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (19 August 2007).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ho-hum! Another day, another enemy to kill!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Prisoners of Time! (1986 A.D. to CCLIII A.D.)
    Superman
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