Action Comics #554 [Newsstand]
(April 1984)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1984-01-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041004
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) #554 [Direct]. There exist further variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)
Inks
Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Job Number
S-4316
First Line of Dialogue or Text
If Superman didn't exist, someone would have to create him!
Genre
superhero
Reprints
Keywords
art; drawing; extraterrestrials; slavery

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

If Superman Didn't Exist... (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
Tony Tollin
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-4329
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
In a world with no heroes, conquered by aliens, two young boys imagine Superman and bring him to life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story dedicated to Siegel and Shuster.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Action Reaction / letters page / 1.8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-4321

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

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average total circulation: 106,134.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["If Superman didn't exist, someone would have to create him!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. If Superman Didn't Exist...
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Action Reaction
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
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