Action Comics #498 [Whitman]
(August 1979)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
42
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
Whitman W [with Face]
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #498. There exist further variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-3160
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There he is, Clark -- You can always count on Superman when disaster strikes in Metropolis!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang
Reprints
Keywords
imposters

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Catastrophic Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3120
Genre
superhero
Characters
Vartox; Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Vartox sees his world destroyed. He comes to Earth and he and Superman deal with an alien drone ship. Vartox sets up shop on Earth and Superman helps him get a secret ID. In that identity, he falls for Lana Lang. Vartox even fills in for Superman. But then Vartox realizes that he has doomed Earth as well.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-3164

Volume 79 Issue 22 - Week of May 21, 1979 (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / in-house column / 0.8 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Hembeck / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Fred Hembeck
Pencils
Fred Hembeck
Inks
Fred Hembeck
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["There he is, Clark -- You can always count on Superman when disaster strikes in Metropolis!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Catastrophic Man!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
  4. 3. Volume 79 Issue 22 - Week of May 21, 1979
    Daily Planet
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Hembeck
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