Action Comics #524 [Direct]
(October 1981)

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Volume
44
Price
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages
40
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-06-30
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
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
S-3704
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've been masquerading as Clark Kent long enough, Superman!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
imposters

Indexer Notes

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

If I Can't Be Clark Kent... Nobody Can! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
S-3659
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Perry White; Lex Luthor (cameo); Lois Lane; Batman (cameo)
Synopsis
A clone of Superman that was created by Lex Luthor tries to take the place of Clark Kent.
Reprints
Keywords
clone; Fortress of Solitude; Gold Kryptonite; Green Kryptonite; Superman Robot

Lights... Camera... Crime! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Catastrophe By Calculation! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Atom; Air Wave / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
S-3691
Genre
superhero
Characters
Air Wave; Atom; Judge Bradley Golding; Professor Hyatt; The Calculator; Jean Loring
Synopsis
The Atom seeks Air Wave's assistance to stop the Calculator.
Reprints
Keywords
Time Pool

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-3710
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You've been masquerading as Clark Kent long enough, Superman!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. If I Can't Be Clark Kent... Nobody Can!
    Superman
  3. 2. Lights... Camera... Crime!
    Batman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  4. 3. Catastrophe By Calculation!
    The Atom; Air Wave
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
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