Action Comics #513 [Direct]
(November 1980)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
43
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
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 has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-3460
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I claim this space-island for our people!
Genre
superhero
Reprints
Keywords
spacecraft; Superman Island

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Return of Superman Island (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
John Costanza

Job Number
S-3451
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Bill Logan (WGBS substitute anchor); Warden Miles; Guy Blisher (criminal, dies); Norton Larch (criminal); H.I.V.E. [Hierarchy of International Vengeance and Eliminations] (villainous organization formed of minor foes of the JLA); the Krell (aliens living on Superman Island, also in flashback)
Synopsis
Superman deals with the return of Superman Island and the secret inside, as well as the H.I.V.E., a new organization that wants the secret inside that island.
Reprints

Batman vs. the League of Assassins (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Batman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Red Dart's Deadly Arts! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Atom; Air Wave / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
Kim DeMulder
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-3056
Genre
superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Air Wave [Hal Jordan]; Red Dart [John "The Midas" Mallory]
Synopsis
Subbing for Green Arrow, Atom faces the Red Dart and his explosive darts, and gets a little help from Air Wave.
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 / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-3466
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I claim this space-island for our people!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Return of Superman Island
    Superman
  3. 2. Batman vs. the League of Assassins
    Batman; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. The Red Dart's Deadly Arts!
    The Atom; Air Wave
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
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