Action Comics #599 [Direct]
(April 1988)

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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1988-01-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mike 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 DC Releases #47, confirmed from copyright registration.


Kryptonitemare! (Table of Contents)

Superman; Metal Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Platinum; Tin]
Keywords
green kryptonite

Element 126 (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman; Metal Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
John Byrne (figure inks); Keith Williams (background inks)
Colors
Petra Scotese
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-3493
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Platinum; Tin]; Doc Magnus [Will Magnus]; VILLAINS: Lex Luthor; Dr. Tinker (first appearance; dies); Kryptonoid Man (first appearance); Miss Markham (first appearance)
Synopsis
Luthor uses Tin's components to build a Kryptonoid Man.

The Karma Baggers (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman; Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Calchi
Pencils
Britt Wisenbaker
Inks
James Scott
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Dan McKinnon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; Cat Grant; Rondo [Ronald D. Harris] (first appearance; flashback); Delia Banning (first appearance); Marty Scavone (first appearance); Col. John Mahoney (first appearance); Nima Demostedes (first appearance); The Brethren of Gallus (first appearance); VILLAINS: Gallus Kon Akkqqus [Putham Tane] (first appearance); the White Legion (first appearance); General Mead (first appearance); Dr. Gustavo (first appearance)
Synopsis
Jimmy tries to break a major story by himself.

Indexer Notes

BONUS BOOK No. 1 by new creators. Page count includes "cover."

What's a DC Bonus Book? (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Article discussing the bonus books and gives a brief biography of this books creators.

Re: Action Comics (Table of Contents: 4)

Re: Action Comics / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Carlin ?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3071

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Danny DeAngelo, Kent A. Phenis, Kip Talbott, Ali Kokmen and Jeff Mitchell.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average total circulation 181,767.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Kryptonitemare!
    Superman; Metal Men
  2. 1. Element 126
    Superman; Metal Men
  3. 2. The Karma Baggers
    Superman; Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. What's a DC Bonus Book?
  5. 4. Re: Action Comics
    Re: Action Comics
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
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