Action Comics #531 [Newsstand]
(May 1982)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
45
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-02-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041005
Editing
Dick Giordano (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) #531 [Direct].

On-sale date from Comic Reader #199.


The Devil and the Daily Planet (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-3865
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; The Atom (inset)
Reprints

The Devil... ...and the Daily Planet! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3852
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Morgan Edge; Mort Waxman; Frankenstein's Monster (villain); Jeremiah Odets
Synopsis
The Daily Planet building appears to he haunted by ghosts and Frankenstein's monster.
Reprints

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

Superman in Action / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis (signed)
Pencils
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks
?
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-3870
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Domenic Romano, Mark Lagasse, Bill Wandreski

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1981, certified by Paul Levitz, Manager of Business Affairs.
Owner: DC Comics, Inc., wholly owned by Warner Communications, Inc., 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10019
Average number of copies sold in prior 12 months (total paid circulation): 111,729
Actual number of copies sold of single issue closest to filing date (total paid circulation: 102,964

No Time Off for Heroes! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Atom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
S-3847
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Loring Palmer; burglars (villains)
Synopsis
While on vacation with his wife in Curacao, Ray prevents a nuclear device from being stolen.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Story continues in the following issue.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Devil and the Daily Planet
    Superman
  2. 1. The Devil... ...and the Daily Planet!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. No Time Off for Heroes!
    The Atom
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