Action Comics #598 [Direct]
(March 1988)

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Price
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1987-12-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mike Carlin; Dick Giordano (executive)
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 DC Releases #46.


Checkmate Blows Into Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; spy
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lois Lane
Keywords
mushroom cloud; nuclear explosion

Checkmate! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Paul Kupperberg (co-plot, script); John Byrne (co-plot)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Ty Templeton
Colors
Petra Scotese
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-3666
Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Checkmate [Harry Stein; Harvey Bullock; Knight-Two] (first appearance); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Cat Grant; Perry White; The Jackal; VILLAINS: Morgan Edge; Achmed Khareemali (dies); The Fist of Allah (an armored terrorist, first appearance); The Jackal (first appearance); the Angels of Allah (a terrorist group, first appearance)
Synopsis
Superman and Checkmate take out the terrorists who have captured Lois Lane.

Indexer Notes

Intro and 1st Checkmate, the law-enforcement agency which spins off into its own book.

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

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

Script
Mike Carlin ?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3070

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Ricardo Padiua, Peter Meilaender, Neil Ahlquist, Charlie Harris, Abe Rodriguez, Kiril Kundurazief, Michael D.Z., Juan Carlos Alvarez, Todd Standish, PFC Jonathan Hook and Jody Hamby.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Checkmate Blows Into Metropolis!
    Superman; Checkmate
  2. 1. Checkmate!
    Superman; Checkmate
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Re: Action Comics
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