Action Comics #518 [Direct]
(April 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.


[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-3572
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Great Krypton! Why would those aliens want to steal a huge dam?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Aquaman (inset)
Reprints
Keywords
dams; flooding

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Treasure Hunt on a Small Planet! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
S-3555
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Mike Murphy; Jimmy Olsen; Steve Lombard; Karmault; Farlung; Professor Hodgkins
Synopsis
Superman must discover why alien beings are stealing dams and factories on Earth.
Reprints

Old Gold (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (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-7016
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Mera; Inspector Irwin; Ocean Master; Poseidon; Cal
Synopsis
Poseidon attacks Aquaman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story in Action #518-520 expanded from plot originally intended for Adventure #480.

[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-3577

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Tony Edwards, Michael Burkhalter, T. M. Maple, Mike Christiansen and Neil Ahlquist.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Great Krypton! Why would those aliens want to steal a huge dam?"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Treasure Hunt on a Small Planet!
    Superman
  3. 2. Old Gold
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
    Aquaman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
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