Action Comics #576 [Newsstand]
(February 1986)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1985-11-28
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) #576 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from DC Releases #21.


Earth's Sister Planet! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Eduardo Barreto
Inks
Eduardo Barreto
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-4727
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Earth's Sister Planet! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk [as William Woolfolk]
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-4718
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Superman battles the leader of a planet that used to be in our solar system where dinosaurs are sentient and dominant. The leader wants to obliterate humanity. His son, however, plots to save the humans, with Superman's help.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The "Monumental" Menace of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid; E. Nelson Bridwell (uncredited)
Pencils
Paris Cullins
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-4714
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Vaalor
Synopsis
Superman switches bodies with a young hero from another world to defeat alien invaders.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script (for Mark Waid), pencils, and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

However, in comments on an article on the ComicBookResources website on early works by Mark Waid (published on 2011-03-12), Mark comments that "[This story] was bought and then rewritten from top to bottom by assistant editor E. Nelson Bridwell. And when I say 'from top to bottom,' I mean, no kidding, every single line of dialogue and half the panel descriptions were blue-penciled (Nelson sent me a copy of the edited script to learn from, and I still have it–he actually worked harder on it than I did, I think!). All of the balloons and captions–every one–was rewritten to tell us what we could already see was happening in the art. An entire subplot about the cabbie was edited in. Very little survived." He goes on to say he's fine with that; it was the style for this book at that time.

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

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

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

Job Number
S-4731
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Earth's Sister Planet!
    Superman
  2. 1. Earth's Sister Planet!
    Superman
  3. 2. The "Monumental" Menace of Metropolis!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Action Reaction
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