Action Comics #548 [Canadian]
(October 1983)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
46
Price
0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1983-07-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041010
Editing
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) #548 [Direct]. There exist further variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Gil Kane (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Job Number
S-4211
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's double menace time!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Zod; Faora
Reprints
Keywords
jewel kryptonite; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Art credits and job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Colors credit confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Escape from the Phantom Zone! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Vince Colletta; Pablo Marcos (see notes)
Colors
Tony Tollin
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-5066
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; General Zod; Professor Va-Kox; Faora Hu-Ul; Tyb-Ol (introduction); Murkk (introduction)]; Wildcats; Sonny Chibwa (introduction); Vrangs; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (flashback); Zor-El (flashback); Alura Zor-El (flashback)
Synopsis
The Vrangs locate the ruins of Argo City and learn that two Kryptonians still exist. The Phantom Zone villains find another bit of Jewel Kryptonite and use it to escape the Phantom Zone. Later, Lois and Clark separately investigate a self-defense class and a street patrol gang that has gotten some hi-tech help.
Reprints
Keywords
Argo City; jewel kryptonite; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Job number and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Pages 4-6 replace the original 4th and 5th pages of the original story; it is presumably these additional pages that Pablo Marcos inked. Also, pages 18-20 condense the original 17th-20th pages of the original story, omitting the first panel of the 17th page, the last panel of the 19th page, and reducing the size of several other panels.

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

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

Script
Bob Rozakis
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-4216

Indexer Notes

Job number and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["It's double menace time!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Escape from the Phantom Zone!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Action Reaction
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