Action Comics #563 [Canadian]
(January 1985)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.95 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1984-10-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041001
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) #563 [Direct]. There exist further variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Keith Giffen (signed)
Inks
Bob Oksner (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're on, Ambush Bug! The winner gets to put his name up in place of Superman's above the Action logo!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Ambush Bug; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Jimmy Olsen [as The Blob]
Reprints

Black Beauty (Table of Contents: 1)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Keith Giffen (plot); Robert Loren Fleming (script)
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
Tony Tollin
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-4472
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Ambush Bug (Origin); Superman; Ronald Morris (cameo); Jack Ryder (cameo); Bethany Snow (cameo); Dr. Derwood Denton (cameo); Ted Baxter (cameo); Brum-El; Larda; Mon-Grel
Synopsis
Ambush Bug tells Superman the origin of his costume, which Supes thinks is ridiculous until he realizes it is the same as his own origin.
Reprints

Mr. Mxyzptlk, Media Star! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Dennis Jensen
Colors
Tony Tollin
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-4455
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White; Morgan Edge; Lana Lang; Josh Coyle; Mr. Mxyzptlk
Synopsis
Mr. Mxyzptlk causes his usual chaos at the Galaxy Broadcasting building because he wants his own TV show. Worse, Mxyzptlk has cast a spell preventing anyone from saying their own name backwards! But Superman finds the loophole and sends Mxyzptlk away.
Reprints

[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-4525

Jimmy Olsen-- Blob! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman
Pencils
Howard Bender
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Colors
Tony Tollin
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-4470
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen [the Blob]; Lois Lane; Lucy Lane
Synopsis
Jimmy Olsen is turned into a weird blob by a bad batch of his Elastic Lad serum.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You're on, Ambush Bug! The winner gets to put his name up in place of Superman's above the Action logo!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Black Beauty
    Ambush Bug
  3. 2. Mr. Mxyzptlk, Media Star!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Action Reaction
  5. 4. Jimmy Olsen-- Blob!
    Superman
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