Action Comics #564 [Newsstand]
(February 1985)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1984-11-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041002
Editing
Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting editor); Tom Condon (managing editor)
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, 544, 600)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #564 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from DC Releases #9.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, this is really the Man of Steel-- --Only he doesn't know it!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

A New Life for Superman (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 16 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 an ordinary man.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Non-advertised, pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths mini-series, three-panel-sequence-cameo with The Monitor (shown in silhouette only w/voice) and Lyla [Harbinger].

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

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

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-4551

Indexer Notes

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

...Run for Freedom! (Table of Contents: 3)

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: 4) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Yes, this is really the Man of Steel-- --Only 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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