Action Comics #549 [Canadian]
(November 1983)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
46
Price
0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1983-08-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041011
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) #549 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from DC Coming Attractions #81.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-4223
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The murderous Vrangs -- in a battle to the death with the Phantom Zone villains!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Zod; Faora
Reprints
Keywords
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.

Superman Meets the Zod Squad! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Vince Colletta; Pablos Marcos (p. 1 only)
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 [General Zod; Faora Hu-Ul; Tyb-Ol (death); Murkk (death); Jax-Ur; six unnamed prisoners]; Wildcats; Sonny Chilwa; Vrangs; Val-Lor (flashback)
Synopsis
Lois confronts Faora Hu-ul. The other Phantom Zone villains reveal themselves. Turns out the Phantom Zoners freed themselves so that they could help stop the Vrangs who arrived on Earth and attack. The Zoners help Superman, but then try to kill him. Superman manages to get the Phantom Zoners back in the Zone and escape it himself.
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.

The first page was added in order to split the original story into two parts.

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

Action Reaction / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-4228

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. ["The murderous Vrangs -- in a battle to the death with the Phantom Zone villains!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman Meets the Zod Squad!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Action Reaction
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