Action Comics #515 [Newsstand]
(January 1981)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
44
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
40
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1980-10-23
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041001
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) #515 [Direct].

The entire issue without cover is reprinted in Elson's Presents Super Heroes Comics (DC, 1981 series) #6.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #184.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-3496
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Smash the rebels, Superman --
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Vandal Savage; The Atom [Ray Palmer] (inset)
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Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

This Is My World, and You're Welcome to It! (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-3489
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen; Lex Luthor (villain); Vandal Savage (villain, brief origin); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback)
Synopsis
We open to a world ruled by Vandal Savage, where Superman is his enforcer and Jimmy Olsen is a rebel. Jimmy is captured, but luckily Lois Lane is secretly on the side of the rebels too! Lois is able to show Superman the evil of Vandal Savage, but she is killed in the process, and Vandal Savage disappears into the past.
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The Flash Meets the Bureauc-Rat (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Flash / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sorry-- Wrong Powers! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Len Wein
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-3488
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Professor Hyatt; Mallo, Keeper of the Cosmic Balance; The Flash [Jay Garrick] (flashback); The Flash [Barry Allen] (flashback); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (flashback); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (flashback); Superman [Kal-L] (flashback); Superman [Kal-El] (flashback); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (flashback); Hawkman [Katar Hol] (flashback); The Atom [Al Pratt] (flashback); kidnappers (villains)
Synopsis
The Atom is on the trail of kidnappers. But a cosmic being switches the powers of the Earth One and Earth Two Atoms, causing Ray Palmer to be stuck at 5 foot tall with super-strength. The Atom is able to use his counterpart's powers to save Professor Hyatt, just in time for the powers to switch back again.
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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
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-3502
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Smash the rebels, Superman --"]
    Superman
  2. 1. This Is My World, and You're Welcome to It!
    Superman
  3. 2. The Flash Meets the Bureauc-Rat
    The Flash
  4. 3. Sorry-- Wrong Powers!
    The Atom
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
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