Action Comics #540 [Direct]
(February 1983)

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Volume
46
Price
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-11-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Dick Giordano (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Gil Kane (signed)
Colors
?

Job Number
S-4040
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lord Satanis; Syrene
Reprints
Keywords
magic

Indexer Notes

Art credits and job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

World Enough and Time (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Andy Kubert

Job Number
S-4034
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Perry White; Rip Hunter (guest star); Syrene (villain); Lord Satanis (villain)
Synopsis
Lord Satanis and Syrene battle, with Satanis using the body of a copy of Superman with his invulnerability and heat vision. The previously-thought-dead Clark Kent returns to life. Superman tracks down Rip Hunter to get his help in time-traveling to the past. Lord Satanis seems to defeat Syrene, but that's when the other Superman arrives.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Story continues from Action Comics #539; story continues in Action Comics #541.

Water-War One (Table of Contents: 2)

Aquaman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Phil Felix

Job Number
S-4030
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera; V'Lana (villain)
Synopsis
Aquaman and Mera battle V'Lana, who wants to take over Xebel. They stop her, and along the way we learn that Mera can now return to Earth without dying.

Indexer Notes

Job number and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Action Reaction / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-4045

Indexer Notes

Job number and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. World Enough and Time
    Superman
  3. 2. Water-War One
    Aquaman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Action Reaction
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