Action Comics #523 [Newsstand]
(September 1981)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
44
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-06-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
709893041009
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) #523 [Direct].

On-sale date from Comic Reader #191.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-3677
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't panic, Steve! I'll save you from this alien monster!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Steve Lombard; an alien; The Atom (inset)
Reprints
Keywords
extraterrestrials

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Steve Lombard's Double Life! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-3671
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lana Lang; Steve Lombard; an unnamed alien race (villains)
Synopsis
Superman deals with an alien who claims to be Steve Lombard's brother, but is really just wanting to steal Steve's athletic ability.
Reprints

The Robot Master (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Eye of the Storm! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-3686
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Ray Palmer's father; Mary Palmer (Ray Palmer's mother); Professor Hyatt; Jean Palmer [Jean Loring]; The Calculator [Noah Kuttler] (villain)
Synopsis
The Atom is sent back in time, where he is involved in the incident that led to his parents meeting. Back in the present, Atom is able to get Professor Hyatt to help defeat the Calculator.
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 / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-3681

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Tim Wahowske and Mark Amundsen.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Don't panic, Steve! I'll save you from this alien monster!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Steve Lombard's Double Life!
    Superman
  3. 2. The Robot Master
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. The Eye of the Storm!
    The Atom
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman In Action
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