Action Comics #526 [Direct Sales]
(December 1981)

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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages:
40
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1981-09-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; 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, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Direct market editions have an inserted centerfold, on glossy paper and are 40 pages. This contains the Hostess ad, the CBS Saturday morning cartoon line-up and an ad for Monogram models.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


["Superman -- face to face with Neutron the Living Bomb!"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-3755

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Neutron; Air Wave (inset)
Reprints:
Keywords:
clocks; Daily Planet Building; Metropolis

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Man Who Murdered Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
S-3768

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Morgan Edge; Neutron (villain); Lex Luthor (cameo flashback); Ronald Reagan; Nancy Reagan; H.I.V.E. (villains)
Synopsis:
Superman once again faces Neutron. But while searching for a bomb Neutron planted, Superman is attacked by the H.I.V.E. Superman stops the H.I.V.E., as well as Neutron's plan to destroy Metropolis.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

Penguins on Parade (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Penguin; Hostess Fruit Pie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Air Wave Tunes In! (Table of Contents: 3)

Air Wave / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Alex Saviuk
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Shelly Leferman
Job Number:
S-3748

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Hal Jordan]; Jack Jordan; Jan Jordan; Jennifer Jordan; Jason Jordan
Synopsis:
Air Wave temporarily gains a mind-reading power, and uses it to save his cousin Jack.
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 (signed)
Pencils:
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-3760

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Bill Curley, David Coakley, Alan Gary Giroux, Tim Wahowske, Matt Kilkelly

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Superman -- face to face with Neutron the Living Bomb!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Man Who Murdered Metropolis!
    Superman
  3. 2. Penguins on Parade
    The Penguin; Hostess Fruit Pie
  4. 3. Air Wave Tunes In!
    Air Wave
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
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