Superman #411 [Direct]
(September 1985)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.35 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1985-05-21
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); Tom Condon (managing editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Though credited as the editor, Julius Schwartz didn't actually edit the main contents as they were done in secret to celebrate his 70th birthday. Via Facebook, Bob Rozakis confirmed he "spoke with Maggin about the story before he wrote it, coordinated moving the script and art through the system and into production," acting as the de facto editor for most of the issue's contents.

On-sale date from DC Releases #16.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Tatjana Wood ?
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Bob Rozakis

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Julius Schwartz

Indexer Notes

Via Facebook, Bob Rozakis relayed that he believed Giordano penciled and inked the cover, though he couldn't say with absolute certainty. Letters credit from Todd Klein.

The Last Earth-Prime Story (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Bob Rozakis

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Julius Schwartz (Earth-1); Julius Schwartz (Earth-Prime); Mort Weisinger (bust); Perry White; Alice White; Alfred Bester (photo); John W. Campbell (photo); Sprague DeCamp (photo); Fred Pohl (photo); Ray Bradbury (photo); Ultra-Man (comic character, flashback); Olaf (villain); Jenette Kahn; Curt Swan; various DC staffers; Frank Morris (Clark's doorman, cameo); April Marigold (cameo)
Reprints
Keywords
birthday; earth-prime; hydrogen bomb; parallel worlds

Indexer Notes

This story celebrates Julius Schwartz' 70th birthday. The story credits include "AIDED AND ABETTED BY DICK GIORDANO * PAUL LEVITZ * BOB ROZAKIS."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

MASK / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Chen [as Mike Chen] (signed)
Inks
Joe Delbeato (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Andy Helfer [as Andrew Helfer] (editor)

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

"Cover" of the "Special MASK Preview."

Assault on Mount Mayhem (Table of Contents: 3)

MASK / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Michael Chen [as Mike Chen]
Inks
Joe Delbeato
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Tim Harkins
Editing
Andy Helfer [as Andrew Helfer] (editor)

Genre
adventure
Characters
MASK [Matt Trakker; Hondo Maclean; Alex Sector; Bruce Sato; Dusty Hayes; Brad Turner; Buddy Hawks]; Duane Kennedy; VENOM [Miles Mayhem; Cliff Dagger; Ely Ray]
Keywords
Mount Rushmore

Indexer Notes

This is a preview insert in this comic.

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

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-4670

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Guest Meanwhile... / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Last Earth-Prime Story
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    MASK
  4. 3. Assault on Mount Mayhem
    MASK
  5. 4. ["Dear Readers..."]
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Guest Meanwhile...
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