Action Comics #583 [Direct]
(September 1986)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1986-06-03
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)

Issue Notes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Hannigan (layouts); Curt Swan (signed as Swanderson)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (signed as Swanderson)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Job Number
S-4822
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good-bye, Superman! We'll miss you!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Robin [Jason Todd]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]; Martian Manhunter (miscolored); Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Lois Lane; Krypto; Julius Schwartz; Jenette Kahn; Murphy Anderson; Curt Swan
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet building

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Colors credit confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Superman in Action (Table of Contents: 1)

Action Reaction / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-4828
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On the inside front and inside back covers. No letters; the history of Superman in Action Comics.

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger; Murphy Anderson (uncredited)
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Jordan Elliot; also as Nightwing (in photo)]; Lois Lane Elliot; Tim Crane; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen [also as Elastic Lad; also as Flamebird (in photo)]; Perry White; Alice White; Krypto; Brainiac; Lex Luthor; Kryptonite Man; Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Vartox; Superwoman [Kristin Wells]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Martian Manhunter; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Jonathan Elliot
Synopsis
Lois continues to relate how when Superman was holed up in the Fortress with his closest friends, being attacked by Brainiac (having taken over Luthor's body), the Kryptonite Man, and the Legion of Super-Villains, he realized who the mastermind behind it all was, and called on Mr. Mxyzptlk to show himself. Just as Superman sent Mxyzptlk into the Phantom Zone, Mxy fled to his own dimension, tearing himself apart. Having taken a life, Superman exposed himself to gold kryptonite and retired. The interview over, Lois, her husband Jordy, and their infant son Jonathan settle in for a quiet evening.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; gold kryptonite; Phantom Zone; time bubble

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Story continues from Superman #423.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Good-bye, Superman! We'll miss you!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman in Action
    Action Reaction
  3. 2. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
    Superman
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