Action Comics #485 [Whitman cover]
(July 1978)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
41
Price:
[none]
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Whitman
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 is a variant of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #485 [Newsstand].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks:
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors:
Neal Adams ?; Cory Adams ?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-2894

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
chains; green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin. Cover is an homage to the cover of Superman (DC, 1939 series) #233.

The Experiment That Backfired on Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates (pp 1-3; 17); Dennis O'Neil (pp 4-16)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein (pp 1-3, 17); Murphy Anderson (pp 4-16)
Colors:
Tony Tollin
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Shows the start of Clark Kent's TV career.
Reprints:

Imperiled Sub (Table of Contents)

Aquaman; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Aqualad

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Hostess Twinkies in comic strip format.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman In Action / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell (replies)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-2901

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Thomas Krasker, Mike White and Dave Blanchard.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman In Action Extra / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-2901A

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Kent A. Phenis, Al Shroeder and Robert A. Buethe.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Experiment That Backfired on Superman
    Superman
  3. 2. Imperiled Sub
    Aquaman; Hostess
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Superman In Action
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman In Action Extra
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