Adventure Comics #478 [Direct]
(December 1980)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
46
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); Len Wein (editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
C-468
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Black Manta

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Grand Illusion! (Table of Contents: 1)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6949
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Black Manta (imposter, not the real Black Manta); Cal Durham; Mera; Oconn; Dr. Vulko
Synopsis
Black Manta and his army of misfits attack Atlantis but are stopped by Aquaman in an unusual way.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Feature continues in Action Comics #517.

Superman Saves the Weather Satellites! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Hostess Twinkies; Superman / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Dateline: Adventure / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-636

...And Death's Icy Touch Shall Come Searching (Table of Contents: 4)

Starman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
J-6988
Genre
superhero
Characters
Starman [Prince Gavyn]; Mn'torr; Jediah Rikane; Merria
Synopsis
Mn'Torr gives his life and the last of his power to Starman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Storyline concludes in DC Comics Presents #36.

[A Night at the Nuthouse] (Table of Contents: 5)

Plastic Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; T. Foster Fabricent; Sam Spudd; Minnastroni; Lucky
Synopsis
While working at the Old Gumshoe Sanitarium, Woozy stumbles onto a plot to steal some artwork.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Feature continues in Super Friends (DC, 1976 series) #43.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aquaman
  2. 1. Grand Illusion!
    Aquaman
  3. 2. Superman Saves the Weather Satellites!
    Hostess Twinkies; Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Dateline: Adventure
  5. 4. ...And Death's Icy Touch Shall Come Searching
    Starman
  6. 5. [A Night at the Nuthouse]
    Plastic Man
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