Action Comics #517 [Direct]
(March 1981)

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Volume
44
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.


The War for Peace! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-3537
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Aquaman (inset)
Reprints
Keywords
spacecraft

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The War for Peace! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3549
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Perry White; Nemrul (villain); The Aloi (aliens); The Margoi (aliens)
Synopsis
At Christmas, Superman helps two warring races by destroying their weapons, so that they can hopefully find peace.
Reprints

The Baron! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Brother Rat (Table of Contents: 3)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Len Wein

Job Number
J-6962
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Black Manta (a fake, cameo); Mera; King Vulko; Cal; The Ocean Master (villain)
Synopsis
Aquaman learns that the Black Manta he was fighting was not the real deal. Then he learns that Mera must return to her home dimension of Xebel or die. Together they track down Ocean Master. But in the heat of battle, Ocean Master disappears!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story originally intended for Adventure Comics #479.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman in Action / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-3543

Indexer Notes

Letters from Richard Perna, Alan Gary Giroux, Leona Cantin and Gregg Stamey, Jr. Giroux would go on to win the 2003 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing Award.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The War for Peace!
    Superman
  2. 1. The War for Peace!
    Superman
  3. 2. The Baron!
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  4. 3. Brother Rat
    Aquaman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
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