Action Comics #522 [Direct]
(August 1981)

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Volume
44
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1981-04-28
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.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-3630
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Turn off your time tornado -- for the sake of humanity!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Clockwork Man
Reprints
Keywords
robots

Indexer Notes

Todd Klein lettering credit from http://kleinletters.com/1981Covers.html. Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Time-Tornado of the Clockwork Man! (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
John Costanza

Job Number
S-3658
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Superman must stop a robot that is trying to alter the speed of time.
Reprints

Pirates' Gold (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Hurricane Harness Hijack! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Atom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-3683
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom (Ray Palmer]; The Calculator [Noah Kuttler]; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Hawkman [Katar Hol] (cameo); Black Canary [Dinah Lance] (cameo); Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny] (cameo); Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (cameo)
Synopsis
Atom must battle the Calculator, who is after Professor Hyatt's invention, the Hurricane Harness. But the Atom gets thrown into the Time Pool!
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
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-3635
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Turn off your time tornado -- for the sake of humanity!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Time-Tornado of the Clockwork Man!
    Superman
  3. 2. Pirates' Gold
    Aquaman; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. The Hurricane Harness Hijack!
    The Atom
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
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