Action Comics #514 [Newsstand]
(December 1980)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
43
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1980-09-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041012
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting 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) #514 [Direct].

On-sale date from Comic Reader #183.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; The Atom; Air Wave / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-3479
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a perfect way to destroy you, Superman--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Countdown of the Killer Computer! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3469
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Hawkman [Katar Hol]
Synopsis
Computers around the world are out of control. Superman enlists the aid of Hawkman to stop nuclear missles from destroying the world. At the Fortress of Solitude, Superman is attacked my his security robots and other defenses. Superman discovers that Brainiac is controlling the Fortress and other computers. Avoiding his trap, Superman is able to reprogram Brainiac into becoming a force for good.
Reprints

The Baron! (Table of Contents: 2)

Wonder Woman; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

Sunspotter's Crime Collection! (Table of Contents: 3)

Air Wave; The Atom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
Kim DeMulder
Colors
S. Tobocoman
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
S-3060
Genre
superhero
Characters
Air Wave [Hal Jordan]; Sunspotter; Atom [Ray Palmer]
Synopsis
Air Wave battles Sunspotter for the second time. But this time, he has the help of the Atom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-3484
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What a perfect way to destroy you, Superman--"]
    Superman; The Atom; Air Wave
  2. 1. Countdown of the Killer Computer!
    Superman
  3. 2. The Baron!
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  4. 3. Sunspotter's Crime Collection!
    Air Wave; The Atom
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
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