Action Comics #591 [Direct]
(August 1987)

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
1987-05-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Andy Helfer; Michael Carlin
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.


Superman vs. Superboy (Table of Contents)

Superman; Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El] (Pocket Universe); Legion of Super-Heroes [Blok; Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Invisible Kid II [Jacques Foccart]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]]; Krypto
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Past Imperfect (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman; Superboy / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne (figure inks); Keith Williams (background inks)
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-3228
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Blok; Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Invisible Kid II [Jacques Foccart]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen] (cameo flashback); Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn] (cameo flashback); Lightning Lad [Garth Ranzz] (cameo flashback)]; Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El] (Pocket Universe); Pete Ross (Pocket Universe); Martha Kent (Pocket Universe); Jonathan Kent (Pocket Universe); Krypto (Pocket Universe); Time Trapper
Synopsis
The Time Trapper explains how he created the Pocket Universe. Superman and Superboy stop fighting and the Legion and Superboy take off in pursuit of the Time Trapper.
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Indexer Notes

The existence of the pre-Crisis Superboy/Legion stories are reconciled with the current Superman continuity. Story continues from SUPERMAN (DC, 1987 series) #8 and story continues in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (DC, 1984 series) #38.

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

Re: Action Comics / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2797

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Paul and Randy Taylor-Rosenthal, Marc Mielke, Ronald Wilk, Fred L. DeBoom, Garrett H. Omata, David Alan Wright and Vince Bayless.

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman vs. Superboy
    Superman; Superboy
  2. 1. Past Imperfect
    Superman; Superboy
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Re: Action Comics
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
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