Action Comics #519 [Direct]
(May 1981)

DC, 1938 Series
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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
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-3595
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I must destroy that creature before it devours earth!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Where the Space-Winds Blow! (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
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3562
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Superman deals with a cosmic "Ahab" and the dragon-like alien creature he has come to Earth to destroy.
Reprints

Hearts of Darkness (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Family Plot! (Table of Contents: 3)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis (plot); Len Wein (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-7061
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera; Poseidon [Tom Curry]
Synopsis
The origin of Aquaman is reviewed, as Tom Curry explains how he came to be in Poseidon's body. He also explains how Aquaman's mother Atlanna, as well as Ocean Master, are behind Aquaman's recent troubles.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Superman in Action / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-3600

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I must destroy that creature before it devours earth!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Where the Space-Winds Blow!
    Superman
  3. 2. Hearts of Darkness
    Batman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  4. 3. Family Plot!
    Aquaman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
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